I once went on a date with a guy who was new to town, and when I told him I lived in Silver Lake, he said, "Oh yeah, I went there once, and I was trying to drive on Sunset on a Saturday morning, and I got caught in some kind of hipster melee. I'll never go back." Well, even though it's my hood, sometimes I know what he means, especially if I want breakfast on a weekend. I like the spinach and pine-nut scrambled eggs at Millie's, but I'm not really interested in standing on the sidewalk in the blazing sun waiting for them. So when we need something super tasty for breakfast, these days it's often off to Auntie Em's in Eagle Rock. It seems silly to drive for 10 minutes when I could walk to Say Cheese, the Coffee Table or several other places, but there's something very satisfying about pulling up and parking right in front of Auntie Em's and then ordering at the counter right way. It's also very satisfying to eat a plate of eggs, Cajun sausage and french bread, or the decadent crispy French toast which is probably deep-fried, but who cares. I was trying to find something slightly less damaging to the arteries this time, so I had the scrambled eggs with portobello mushrooms and grilled red peppers.
The wheat toast with poppy seeds was really nice, too. I still haven't had lunch here, but I'll get to it. And bravo to the young woman who ordered coffee and two cupcakes, then sat at an outside table and powered through both cupcakes in 15 minutes flat. Can you say sugar headrush?
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Auntie Em's Kitchen
4616 Eagle Rock Blvd.