Breakfast is simply too comforting a meal to confine to the mornings, so the next time you and your crew find yourselves peckish after tour of Hollywood hot spots, flip the script for a late-night visit to a pancake paradise. Direct the taxi driver to the corner of West Third and Fairfax, where Du-Par’s has been slinging a.m. classics at all hours since 1938. Walk into the expansive space and find yourself transported to the old-fashioned diner of your dreams, with row after row of vinyl banquettes and Formica tables and the ever-present aroma of freshly-brewed coffee. Occupy a booth with your buds and peruse the oversized plastic menus. It won’t take long–Du-Par’s is famous for its golden, fluffy hot cakes, which are served by the stack (five cakes) or half-stack (three). You’ll order a full stack and barely finish two, since they’re so filling, but that’s what people do at Du-Par’s. They also talk plenty of showbiz, as sometimes it’ll seem like every other diner is from a movie or TV show you’ve seen. Bring a notebook to jot down your screenplay idea, or at least a stack of business cards. A night out with friends could easily become a morning meeting with your new agent.


6333 W. Third St. Los Angeles CA 90036

(323) 933-8446

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