My friend asked me about a place to take his mother’s friend for breakfast near Fairfax & Melrose. I did a search and quickly realized we have a lot of threads about a lot of area restaurants, but none that I can find about the area as a whole.
Here’s my list for this particular situation. Some I’ve been to, some not. I think he wants something respectable but not expensive. Any opinions or advice would be appreciated.
Blue Jam Cafe
Yardbird - not exactly close but probably perfect.
Blu Jam Cafe in Brentwood is totally swamped every weekend. I’ve been twice and found the food to be completely pleasant and totally unmemorable. It’s the kind of place I would take someone if I need something w/ fine service, a large and unchallenging menu, and a place that’s won’t break the bank.
Assuming the one in Hollywood is the same, it might work actually work very well for your friend (aside from possibly long wait time).
Third Sycamore Kitchen. Really good food all around, relatively abbreviated menu but covering options from vegans to meatarians, very casual, good sized heated patio with morning sun, good service and excellent baked goods. Their oatmeal is worthy of ordering at a restaurant.