The Original Pantry Cafe is an old greasy spoon diner close to the convention center. Great for breakfast. It’s owned by one of our previous mayors. (Breakfast, lunch and Dinner)
Philippe the Original is the inventor of the French Dip. Coffee is $0.45, very old school menu. A must for all visitors to LA. (Breakfast, lunch and Dinner)
Wurstkuche (“Sausage Kitchen” in German, pronounced Verst-Kuke) is Awesome. Grilled sausages of all types (my favorite is the rabbit and rattle snake), and just about every single German beer available.
Cole’s – Another old, speakeasy-like bar that that is also famous for it’s french dip sandwiches. It’s near skid row (LA’s demilitarized zone) so you may see a few crack addicts walk by.
The Golden Gopher is an old-timey bar thats been spruced up and restored. Great for dinner and cocktails.
The Redwood Bar and Grill – great for dinner and drinks. Small and cozy with an interesting ‘pirate’ theme.
Casa La Golondrina, located on Olvera St. is housed in the oldest brick building in California. The food is good too. I love their Mole!