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LA's 9 New Must-Try Breakfast Sandwiches

By Lesley Balla  |  May 4, 2015
Credit: Stir Market

Eggs on toast, brioche, a croissant or biscuit, sometimes with meat and cheese, maybe avocado, possibly a spot of Sriracha mayo or other kind of sauce. That's really all it takes to make a great breakfast sandwich. There are a lot of great egg sandwiches around town, but there's always room for more. Here are nine new ones to add to your list.

Stir Market: For the busy Beverly Boulevard corridor, Stir Market serves breakfast daily beginning at 8 AM every day. The BLT is a perfect grab-and-go: an over-easy egg with sliced heirloom tomato, Gruyère cheese and aïoli on grilled bread. Can you get it with bacon or sausage? Why, yes. Yes you can. 

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Ledlow: Breakfast is served daily at the Downtown LA spot, which means this perfect hand-held sandwich can be yours before heading to the office (Ledlow opens at 8 AM). The housemade English muffin gets stuffed with Taylor pork, an egg and cheese and will make you forget any muffin that starts with "Mc."

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Barrel & Ashes: There is so much more to the weekend brunch at the Studio City barbecue spot than just chili-topped hoe cakes. Take the breakfast sandwich: a simple bacon, egg and cheddar combo on a milk roll.

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Eagle Rock Brewery Public House: The food at this beer-focused restaurant isn't what you'd expect for a brewpub. The brunch menu is the perfect example, as is the sourdough French toast breakfast sandwich. A perfect balance of savory and sweet, the French toast is filled with sharp cheddar, a Neuske's bacon patty and fried egg, which just begs for a drizzle of maple syrup.

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A-Frame: There have been some major changes at the Culver City restaurant, mostly a more Hawaiian vibe and menu. But the Surfer's Sandwich was on the menu before the new murals and tiki drinks were added. Found on the weekend brunch menu, the grindz are made with housemade Spam, grilled pineapple, cabbage slaw, Sriracha and a fried egg (if you choose) on sweet Hawaiian bread. One bite is like a trip to the islands before noon, should you actually brunch that early. Brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM-3 PM.

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All’Acqua: The Atwater Village Italian spot recently added brunch service, with the croque "Signora" as a signature dish. You'll need a knife and fork for this one: toast is stuffed with shaved porchetta, provolone and red onion jam, then topped with creamy besciamella white sauce and a sunny-side up egg. Find it on Saturdays and Sundays, 11 AM-3 PM.

Birch: Chef Brendan Collins' new Hollywood restaurant is making quite a home along the Cahuenga Corridor. If it's not rabbit baklava or glazed pork shank for dinner, it's a pork-belly BLT with scrambled eggs or a grilled cheese Reuben with fried eggs for brunch. Find both on the weekends, from 11 AM- 3 PM on Saturday and until 4 PM on Sunday.

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Go Get Em Tiger: If you thought this Hancock Park coffeehouse was just for great espresso, almond-milk lattes and cold brew, think again. The menu is more than waffles and toasts now too, with things like a soft-scrambled egg and avocado sandwich served on a homemade biscuit. Check out the GGET pop-up happening now at the former Lucky Duck space in Silver Lake too, which is serving as a testing ground for even more breakfast-y and weekend brunch items before Kyle Glanville and Charles Babinski open a new Los Feliz spot.

The District by Hannah An: The only thing that could make the traditional pâté banh mi any better here is to add an egg, which is exactly what happened for the new Sunday-only brunch menu.