While I generally avoid restaurant write-ups due to my sub-par food knowledge, The Griddle Cafe deserves some extra sweet attention. Run by Chef and Founder Jodi Hortze, the delectable eatery has every pancake dish under the sun, in addition to some drool-worthy french toast that will take you to another dimension. Hortze’s admitted sugar-deprived childhood inspired her pancake palace, and the endless array of imaginative offerings would leave Willy Wonka wanting more. Grab your best friends with big appetites to share in this smorgasbord of scrumptious food. You won’t find a better breakfast in Los Angeles.