Original Pantry Cafe, Los Angeles

Original Pantry Cafe, Los Angeles

Located at the corner of 9th and Figueroa in Downtown LA's South Park district, The Pantry (as it is known by locals) claims to never have closed or been without a customer since it opened in 1924, including when it changed locations in 1950 to make room for a freeway off-ramp; it served lunch in the original location and served dinner at the new location the same day. This claim is also attributed to the fact that Dewey Logan never refused a customer even if he or she was short on money. The iconic LA institution has closed only once since their doors first opened in 1924 – on the day John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

The restaurant is currently owned by former Los Angeles mayor Richard Riordan and has served many celebrities and politicians over the years. Those walking in will be astonished by the restaurant's old feel – from the 1900s paintings to the four different layers of flooring. Their breakfast (available all day) is so big that there is no need for lunch; it features all the usual favorites: wonderful sourdough bread, eggs, omelettes swimming in cheese, French toast and bacon, sausage or a ham steak that doesn't quite fit on the plate. And don't forget the hash browns that have been grilled to greasy perfection.

You won't leave hungry, that's for sure, and with all the cool surroundings, everything tastes better. Comforting comfort food in a timeless and comfortable spot!

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Sight Name: Original Pantry Cafe
Sight Location: Los Angeles, USA (See walking tours in Los Angeles)
Sight Type: Food/Drink
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