[Los Angeles] Nick's Cafe

Categories: Breakfast & Brunch, Diner
Address: 1300 N. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90012 (Elysian Park) - near old Chinatown
Date visited: Multiple times in 2012
Hours:  Monday - Friday 5:30 am - 3:00 pm
            Saturday & Sunday 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Price: $8-15
Verdict: I'll be back when I want some good ol' traditional comfort brunch food. Best diner near DTLA.  

www.nickscafela.com | Yelp | (323) 222-1450



  • Best breakfast/brunch diner near downtown Los Angeles 
  • One of LA Weekly's 2012 Top 10 Spots for Breakfast in Los Angeles.
  • Opened since 1948, it retains an old-school atmosphere and vintage railroad decor with a large sit-down U-shaped counter inside
  • Must visit if you want some down-to-earth homemade wholesome and hearty food!
  • Everything is made with fresh ingredients and made in-house  
  • Best known for their Ham N Eggs (giant hunk of juicy slowly baked pork with housemade hash browns and eggs)
  • Also famous for their:
    - Machaca skillet (with their secret recipe housemade salsa)
    - biscuits and jam
    - huge fluffy pancakes
  • Many scrumptious breakfast and lunch choices (fluffy pancakes, french toast, hand group top sirloin burgers, sandwiches, burritos, scrambles, omelets, etc)
  • Very friendly and accommodating staff with excellent service 
  • HUGE portions with very reasonable prices, definitely getting the most bang for your buck
  • Amazing selection of eggs benedicts (6-9 choices) on the weekends, and free coffee!
  • Great daily specials available 


  • Eggs benedicts are served only on the weekends! The wait on Saturdays and Sundays can be notoriously long; arrive as early as possible to shorten the wait!
  • Cash only!