This has been on my list of LA places to go for some time and my brother has told me countless times that I HAVE to go. I am so glad that I finally had a chance to spend the day and experience the Griddle Cafe.
The food here is just as good as everyone says. Holy cow - the pancakes. My kids were in absolutely HEAVEN here. One of the kids got the "Black Magic" (Oreo) pancakes and one got the plain buttermilk pancakes with chocolate chips added. Yes, they are HUGE. No, they did not finish them (not even close, thank heavens). Both of these pancakes were really sweet but really, really good.
My favorite pancakes though, were the ones my mom got - "Sow Your Oats" - cinnamon, oats and honey. Oh ya, these were special. They were not overly sweet and had an amazing flavor. I really tasted the PANCAKE, which were not overpowered by Oreo or chocolate chips. AMAZING.
I was smart and got the "Gone Shrimping" egg white omelet - shrimp, basil in the egg whites, tomatoes and green onions. It was FABULOUS!! It was great to have something healthy and high protein to balance out the carbs and sweet from the pancakes. My mom and I shared the pancakes and omelet so neither of us was sick after eating all carbohydrates. I don't eat a lot of carbs so this was a nice balance and I wasn't in pain after eating here.
My children, however, were miserable because they ate A LOT of pancakes. The little one asked if we would take him to the hospital after he was done :)! These are huge and A LOT of food - just a warning!
Besides good food, this place is just COOL. Super cool vibe, right on Sunset. It is such a great thing to do when you have some time in LA. The good news is that you only have to eat ONCE that day! GO HERE!!!