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Brite Spot Family Restaurant

Brite Spot Family Restaurant

Diner and American Restaurant$$$$
Greater Echo Park Elysian, Los Angeles
  • The experts at Eater and LA Weekly recommend this place
    • Eater
    • LA Weekly
  • xxxxxxx
    "get the southern decadence"(3 Tips)
    Mario L.
    "M&M cookies and veggie club"(2 Tips)
    craig b.
    "Banana Creme Pie is killer!"(2 Tips)
    Melissa R.
    "Right now, they're serving an amazing Krunchy Kale Salad."(3 Tips)
94 Tips and reviews
  • breakfast food
  • southern decadence
  • waffles
  • pancakes
  • good for a late night
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  • Cory B.
    Cory BatesJuly 4, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Fantastic breakfast for bacon lovers and vegans alike. If there are just a couple of you, have a seat at the bar and chat with the friendly (but very busy) staff.
  • Eater
    EaterAugust 18, 2016
    Echo Park’s resident diner is Brite Spot, a corner option right off Sunset Boulevard. Hipsters and old-timers alike stop in today for slices of pie and, lots of late night fare. Read more
  • Amanda S.
    Amanda SawtellNovember 20, 2016
    The breakfast/brunch menu is great. For those who care, they have lots of veg options/substitutions! Service is a little slow in the am/afternoon. I had the hangover and bf had the eggs benny. Tasty.
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 13, 2016
    Dana Hollister did a great job revamping this classic Eastside greasy spoon with a slightly more refined menu and a top drawer sweets section (like pies!). Read more
  • Michael K.
    Michael KleinFebruary 11, 2013
    The late hours make this place a go-to for a post-Echoplex rendezvous. Skip the bacon-wrapped hot dog vendors and head straight here. Fried chicken was delicious and true diner ambience was super fun.
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyJuly 29, 2013
    Brite Spot is a hipster hangout, serving casual eats, festively decorated desserts, and lots of heavily frosted cupcakes. Also featured @ the Pancake Breakfast 8/11/13 at Vibiana! Try the Veggie Club! Read more
  • Melissa R.
    Be sure to check out the Autumn Specials! Right now, they're serving an amazing Krunchy Kale Salad. In addition, they've added lots more vegan and vegetarian options since I last visited.
  • LAist
    LAistAugust 1, 2014
    It's been a neighborhood hangout for almost a century, and now it's a mainstay for the late-night crowd spilling out from The Echo on any given night of the week Read more
  • Erika R.
    Erika RobbinsOctober 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Breakfast foods are always a good choice. The Chicken and Waffles are awesome, but for a slightly lighter option, try the Brussels and Bacon Hash.
  • Trina G.
    Trina G.October 11, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    I have to say that, as a tea drinker, I wholly appreciate the fact that they give you a POT of hot water and not just a cup. As well as a healthy selection of teas to choose from yourself.
  • Rocio A.
    Rocio AlvaradoJune 17, 2012
    For southerners looking for a good chicken fried steak this is the ish but its a little on the small side. The chicken tenders are delicious
  • Ocean
    OceanMay 11, 2011
    Ricky is the best server. Ask for her and tell her Jimmy from San Diego sent you. Don't forget to try the vegan chocolate cake and leave a tip.
  • Caroll G.
    Caroll GilliesDecember 1, 2013
    The Pumpkin spice pancake was delicious, but make sure you have something salty to balance out the sweet. Sooo goood!
  • Lorène C.
    Lorène CosicFebruary 27, 2015
    The kale salad, all breakfast items as well as their pies... BUT their coffee is always cold and doesn't taste good AND the service is MEDIOCRE!!! Good luck getting a refill...
  • John C.
    John CohenMay 16, 2013
    Excellent Chicken and Waffles. Service was great. This is a good diner. Thanks TMZ for sharing this.
  • LAist
    LAistAugust 1, 2014
    We're fans of the chocolate caramel banana cream pie and A Burger For Breakfast, which is inspired by the McDonald's McGriddle Read more
  • Samuel J.
    Samuel JacksonMay 29, 2015
    I go for the southern decadence every time, but the kale salad is good if you want to give your arteries a break.
  • Jennifer
    JenniferDecember 2, 2014
    The pancakes are really good - not too fluffy & delicious with chocolate chips.
  • Dee C.
    Dee ChanelleMarch 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the oatmeal banana nut pancakes! They are AMAZIng. along with with there bfest sandwich!
  • Sands T.
    Sands TimeMay 3, 2016
    The home-cooked feeling/food is gone . The kids took over, changed menu, gutted the place. Good bye corned beef hash they were known for. This is for after club was morning. Don't bother to dress.
  •  ℋumorous
     ℋumorousSeptember 16, 2015
    Jerry Seinfeld & Bill Maher popped in for eggs over easy and coffee.
  • elsa h.
    elsa hendsSeptember 8, 2011
    Come here during odd hours for great service, during regular hours to be ignored, at any hour for an amazing milkshake.
  • Thirsty J.
    Thirsty JamesJanuary 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Chocolate Carmel Banana Creme Pie. Nuff said.
  • Mario L.
    Mario L.September 20, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Death row final meal: the Brite Spot's M&M cookies and veggie club (with soy turkey and soy bacon) so so good!
  • Heather
    HeatherSeptember 3, 2012
    Amazing reuben and fries. Yum!! Nachos are pretty delicious as well.
  • Dave V.
    Dave ValdezJune 28, 2011
    Try the Chipotle Bowtie Pasta - It has the taste of both worlds. Sweet and Spicy. Mmmm mmmm ^_^
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin SanchezJuly 4, 2015
    Chorizo Burger is absolutely incredible!
  • kelsey o.
    kelsey olsonDecember 12, 2011
    Ok... For real real. They Spinach, pesto and feta omelette is the best thing I have ever put inside of me.
  • Mel
    MelFebruary 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Waffles here are the best. If anyone says different, they don't have taste buds.
  • S L.
    S LJuly 2, 2012
    This was my favorite restaurant in LA, but after a full hour of waiting for our food without any check-in from our waiter, it's the first restaurant I've ever walked out of.
  • Brad M.
    Brad MooreMarch 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The hangover did some wacky things to me afterwards, would recommend the eggs benne more than anything else!
  • mele
    meleJanuary 11, 2010
    Best for breakfast or Mexican. I recommend corn beef hash, granola, eggs florentine (v lemony hollandaise), butter lettuce salad, and veggie sausage
  • Los Angeles
    Los AngelesJuly 14, 2011
    Echo Parkers (@echoparknow), keep breakfast local @Brite_Spot where pancakes rock. Sunset & Park -
  • Brian K.
    Brian KingAugust 17, 2014
    The back parking lot looks sketchy, but yes, you can park in it.
  • Juan N.
    Juan NecocheaJune 15, 2015
    Épic peanut butter tart dessert... Good for 4 people!!
  • Joseph K.
    Joseph KAugust 17, 2014
    "Hipster Friendly"👯. Does Not seem too VERY "Non-Hipster Friendly". Just sayin'... 🙍👎
  • Sam W.
    Sam WingMay 13, 2015
    Fast spot for a weekend breakfast, but the portions are small and the dishes are uninspired.
  • Jinnefer D.
    Wonderful family owened spot. I used to work their on the 90s for the father. RIP
  • Alex S.
    Alex StockhamJuly 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great breakfast and brunch. Nice seating outside and fun inside.
  • Thirsty J.
    Thirsty JamesSeptember 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    This pie has me coming back, I don't care if the waitress is an emo hipster
  • Tristan C.
    Tristan CannizzaroApril 5, 2010
    Spicy Cheese Burger and Ooey gooey delight. This place is the my favorite after-rehearsal late night food spot.
  • Dave E.
    Dave ElsensohnJune 22, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Come in for a weekend breakfast. It's relaxed, reliable and the music will be cool. Get one of the messes.
  • Megan W.
    Megan WestJuly 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    They have Tabasco, Tapatío AND Cholula. Love it!
  • Sam B.
    Sam BradfordJuly 28, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Any place that has "A Beautiful World" playing can't be all that bad.
  • Gavin R.
    Gavin ReignAugust 3, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Annie is the best...heck out some her artwork, too!
  • cheyes
    cheyesJuly 18, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Tons of vegetarian options on the menu. If you're vegan, get the vegan bagel burger.
  • Jennifer R.
    Jennifer ROctober 26, 2014
    Pumpkin pancakes with maple pecan butter!
  • Laci H.
    Laci HillAugust 18, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Best hashbrowns ever!! Some faves: Whatever, Eggs Benedict, and Sloppy Tofu Mess.
  • Thirsty J.
    Thirsty JamesNovember 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Why do I keep coming back? Oh YA, pie.
  • Landon S.
    Landon SheelyMarch 23, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Chicken tenders, dip them in barbeque, followed by buffalo sauce, enjoy. Add sweet potato fries.
  • sparkiepop
    sparkiepopMay 5, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Vegan bagel burger vegan bagel burger began flagel flurger flegan magen hurdle zzz
  • Corey B.
    Corey BennettAugust 25, 2014
    Biscuit and gravy is a clutch meal under 5
  • Chez S.
    Chez Stock5 days ago
    Been here 5+ times
    It's just meh. Not sure why I keep coming back honestly. Something with my order is always missing or fucked up.
  • Steven B.
    Steven BairdOctober 2, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Everything here is delicious !!
  • Melissa M.
    Melissa MartinezJune 28, 2010
    Go to Brite Spot and order the original burger! Enjoy bluesy tunes a la Stevie Ray Vaughan's "Pride and Joy"
  • jacob r.
    jacob roostApril 5, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    buffaloe chicken tenders with bleu cheese and buffalo esauce on the side. so good.
  • Debra Macki Makeup (MUA)
    Debra Macki Makeup (MUA)October 15, 2011
    Fantastic vegan selections!
  • Krystofer R.
    Krystofer ReichMay 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Excellent food and service, and a great atmosphere Read more
  • Robert T.
    Robert TaylorSeptember 10, 2009
    After going to the Echo or drinking at El Prado, go here and get the Chili or the Grilled Cheese. Avoid the French Dip.
  • Jesus S.
    Jesus SegundoAugust 21, 2013
    The key lime pie is amazing
  • Hillary N.
    Hillary NoelleApril 25, 2015
    I have the sloppy tofu scramble and my mom had the veggie omelet. They were both just ok. Food is bland. Salt and pepper didn't help.
  • Stacy S.
    Stacy SegawaJanuary 28, 2010
    BBQ Chicken Salad was good! I think they blended cilantro in the ranch dressing. Yum!
  • Andy S.
    Andy SternbergMay 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    No more menu on walls. Options seem more limited; grosser
  • Victor
    VictorOctober 29, 2011
    Philly cheese steak is pretty damn tasty
  • Travis K.
    Travis KellerNovember 5, 2011
    The cookies ate BOMB!
  • Anton W.
    Anton WilliamsAugust 5, 2016
    The Neon Demon filming location
  • Michael P.
    Michael PetraliaAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Southern decadence always.
  • xxxxxxx
    xxxxxxxApril 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    get the southern decadence
  • Mario L.
    Mario L.August 20, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Late night Bootie? followed by late night good.
  • M J.
    M JMarch 14, 2012
    Tofu scramble is great
  • Brooke K.
    Brooke KeltyMay 9, 2013
    Amazing pies!!!
  • buzz c.
    buzz chatmanMarch 21, 2010
    Chilaquiles for breakfast. You know you always wanted an excuse for nachos in the ayem!
  • Hanh N.
    Hanh NMay 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the fries and strawberry lemonade!
  • Ro Ro M.
    Ro Ro MercFebruary 28, 2010
    Back at the Brite Spot, perfect for post club/event late night eats
  • Warres C.
    Warres CareySeptember 24, 2010
    Eat the waffles won't be disappointed.
  • Bridget T.
    Bridget TettehAugust 15, 2014
    I like their food
  • 35mm
    35mmMarch 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The waffles are amazing!
  • craig b.
    craig blandJune 13, 2010
    Banana Creme Pie is killer!
  • Allen H.
    Allen HensonOctober 13, 2011
    Johnny cash on loop. Sold!!!
  • Megan T.
    Megan ThompsonAugust 19, 2011
    Sweet potato fries. Dunanananana!
  • Sidonio B.
    Sidonio BrenesAugust 10, 2013
    SilverLake classic
  • Joe G.
    Joe GreeneJanuary 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Horrible service and they're always out of something. Too bad, use to be my favorite vegan place. I'll stick to Doomie's.
  • Johan M.
    Johan MickelinJanuary 20, 2010
    their veggie sausage is delicious!
  • Lizeeek
    LizeeekJune 11, 2010
    Plenty of good veggie options here!
  • JT
    JTMarch 24
    Food is alright but service is pretty hit or miss
  • Mike G.
    Mike Gonzales CienfuegosJuly 8, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    T'aint no vegetarians up in this place!
  • Thee-O O.
    Thee-O OfilasMarch 20, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the waffles. So damn good!!!
  • Ruben G.
    Ruben GomezFebruary 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Oh Brite Spot Why Do You Suck Now?
  • Alyssa N.
    Alyssa NormanApril 23, 2012
    What's up, ridiculously overpriced salads?
  • Coolassmike B.
    Coolassmike BowersSeptember 21, 2010
    Stick to the breakfast menu.
  • Josh G.
    Josh GibsonMarch 14, 2011
    Bomb ass cupcakes
  • Alyssa N.
    Alyssa NormanJune 21, 2013
    Overpriced and slooooooow service.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SimmsMay 3, 2009
    get the chilequiles!
  • Raquel B.
    Raquel Bello PatricioDecember 14, 2011
    Deliciosa ensalada de espinacas!
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