Weekend brunch is fantastic, it really is, what with its mimosas and Benedicts and thick-cut bacon. But when you just want breakfast -- eggs over easy, toast and a cup of joe -- often at any time of day, you want a neighborhood gathering spot where the servers are friendly(ish), nothing takes too long (except maybe the wait in some instances) and you can get in and out without breaking the bank -- even with an extra side of hashbrowns and some OJ. What you need is a diner or coffee shop, and it doesn't matter if it's new, old, retro, hipster or classic. Here are 10 homegrown favorites around L.A. Have one to share? Do tell.
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