California is quietly king of the great American cheeseburger. Still, it’s not often that a burger invades breakfast. A hash brown crispy enough to act as the bun is the first change you’ll notice, but it’s the hamburger filling in for a sausage patty and spicy mayo that that really catapult the egg and cheese from gourmet breakfast sandwich to perfect brunch item. Connecting that gulf? Avocado. This is LA after all.
The 24 Best Burger Joints in LA
This reopened and revitalized version of the long-closed LA classic nails its burgers, the purist’s version of which is made from Aspen Ridge beef and topped with Thousand Island, tomatoes, onions, and pickles on a Parker House bun. Don’t sleep on the patty melt, either, which has that same perfect patty with Swiss cheese and grilled onions on buttery sourdough, a thoroughly indulgent treat.
How to order: Via Toast.