Here is the thing about law school finals: they last for over 2 weeks. Don’t get me wrong, I need all that time to study but after a week of working in near isolation I needed a breakfast/vent session with a good friend. Danielle and I decided to hit The Griddle in West Hollywood for giant pancakes and a catch up sesh (which included statements such as “that was HARDLY discussed in the class so why did he test us on it?!”, “8:15 AM for a 4.5 hour final?! That is a violation of my Civil Rights!”).
I’ve been to The Griddle once before, pre-blog when I had only been in LA for about two weeks, and I’ve wanted to go back ever since so I was excited when Danielle suggested it.
Thing that is awesome about The Griddle?
You get your own personal French press!
The Griddle is known for their HUGE and super sweet pancakes. I’m sure there is other stuff on the menu besides pancakes but seriously, why bother? The fact that the pancakes are so large and sweet informed my choices. I only ordered one pancake and I chose one of the “less sweet” types.
Danielle went for the Nutella French Toast:
See what I mean about large and sweet? I didn’t save room for a bite of her French toast but she said it was delicious.
I opted for the Honey, Cinnamon and Rolled Oats pancake.
In the words of Danielle, “even when we go to The Griddle you order something healthy”. HA! Only healthy because of the rolled oats and I love rolled oats. I only ate about half of this pancake. Can you blame me? The pancake is literally bigger than the plate! The oats cut the sweetness a little bit and the honey was just the right amount of sweetness. Oh, and obviously we added maple syrup.
We also ordered bacon, you know, to chase the sweet pancakes with.
It was so good that Danielle couldn’t wait until after I took a picture to dig in.
Overall, I still love The Griddle. Perhaps because I went for the first time a week or so after arriving in LA it feels like quintessential LA to me. I need to go more frequently and remember that it’s a great place to bring out of town visitors. The lines on Saturday and Sunday are insane but we didn’t have to wait early on a Thursday so check it out on a weekend if you can because otherwise you might have to wait for an hour for service.
What is your favorite breakfast dish? I don’t really like eggs all that much, so for me breakfast is all about pancakes and bacon!
I am the opposite because I LOVE eggs oddly enough. I like omelets, egg sandwiches and bacon.
However, I am craving a good pancake!
i went to the griddle a lot more when i first moved to l.a. too. haven’t been back in years!!!
I love pancakes too !! There is a place near my apartment that makes great pancakes, and i often go there to study and treat myself at the same time ! It helps my motivation 😛
I love the Griddle! I haven’t been there since last summer though. I’ve been trying not to eat too much heavy food in the early part of the day… Isn’t that the saddest thing you’ve ever heard?
I have never been to the Griddle Cafe! I have no idea how this is possible. I’ve lived in LA for 2 years!
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