Hungry for a big breakfast made from scratch? Head to Doughboys on West 3rd Street in Los Angeles. Our breakfast there last Sunday turned out to be a surprise – we had the pleasure of being seated next to owner Terry and his older brother Sydney two of the finest gentlemen you could meet. They were both gracious conversationalists. We had plenty of questions for Terry and he was more than willing to engage. The restaurant boasts “made from scratch cooking”, healthy portions and fresh ingredients. Sydney is well traveled and shared his cinnamon french toast with us 🙂
The restaurant space is fairly small but clean and much more inviting than the Griddle cafe which we walked in and out of instantly before landing here.
Our first dish was a classic eggs benedict with vegetarian sides of spinach, tomatoes, greens, potatoes and fruit. Not the prettiest presentation. This was a good dish essentially marred by a gallon of Hollandaise sauce. Message to the kitchen – a third of the sauce next time please!
We also tried the Blueberry flax seed griddle cakes – low fat, no added sugar, made with whole grains, oat bran and flax seed. Dense, rustic with a great chewy texture. Topped with pure maple syrup and a side of smoky bacon – fantastic!!!
Terry asked us to try the Doughboys bakery a few blocks away and offered up a 20% discount coupon as incentive. Fueled up from breakfast we headed to the bakery.
A small space to grab fresh bakery and coffee. We grabbed some walnut bread and chocolate cookies and headed back south to San Diego. Terry and Sydney – thanks for your hospitality. We will be back.