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“Great Vegan Breakfast Options”
Review of Swingers

Ranked #255 of 10,091 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating
Calgary, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Vegan Breakfast Options”
Reviewed 12 July 2014

We stayed at the Beverley Laurel Motor Hotel above this restaurant on our trip to LA. They are open early, so you can always get breakfast before heading out for the day. We loved the vegan pancakes (complete with maple syrup and vegan butter), and the tofu chilaquiles. Everything vegan on the menu is marked, and the servers are really nice.

Visited July 2014
Thank kaw30
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Provo, Utah
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Overrated - meager portions, disinterested service”
Reviewed 21 June 2014 via mobile

Having heard good things, I decided to give Swingers a try - and was sorely disappointed. While the décor is impressive and there is a good overall vibe, a few of the basic elements of the restaurant were lacking to the point that it adversely affected my overall dining experience. First, I went for breakfast with a friend who recently discovered he has high blood pressure; while Swingers is ready to bend over backwards for vegans and those with gluten restrictions, they were unwilling to substitute bacon or sausage for anything else (fruit, an extra pancake, nothing). In fact, the service was generally subpar - our drinks were only refilled by a friendly busboy who noticed our glasses were empty and the waiting staff seemed more intent on chatting with the hipster element, which was in full force at the dining bar, than serving other patrons. The servings were scanty and lacking in flavor. I could name several places in LA with better sauce for the huevos rancheros I ordered. (Tapatio should always be a last resort or a point of emphasis, not a masking agent.) Given the number of very good breakfast spots in and around nearby Farmer's Market, I'm surprised Swingers doesn't seem to care to step its game up; then again, maybe hipster haven is what their aiming for.

Visited June 2014
Thank Robert J H
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Warsaw, Poland
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Great place!”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Really nice place with very helpfull stuff. They have gluten-free menu (pancakes!) and also serve vegan meals which was important for me.

Visited May 2014
Thank JoannaRawska
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Adelaide, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2014

What a gem Swingers is. The food and the service was just delightful. We were staying at the Beverly Laurel and this diner was what made our stay great!

Visited April 2014
Thank Alexyb
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Rochester, New York
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Fun place!”
Reviewed 12 March 2014 via mobile

This retro diner has a lot of atmosphere, a large menu, good prices and excellent service. I highly recommend it!

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank denisekv
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