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Brite Spot Family Restaurant

Brite Spot Family Restaurant

Diner and American Restaurant$$$$
Greater Echo Park Elysian, Los Angeles
  • 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)
91 Tips and reviews
  • breakfast food
  • vegan food
  • southern decadence
  • waffles
  • pancakes
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  • 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.
  • Cory B.
    Cory BatesJuly 4, 2013
    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
    Eater6 days ago
    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
  • 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
  • Trina G.
    Trina G.October 11, 2010
    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.
  • 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.
  • Sands T.
    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.
  • 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
    Upvoted Jul 17
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 13
    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
  • 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...
  • Erika R.
    Erika RobbinsOctober 5, 2014
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Los Angeles
    Los AngelesJuly 14, 2011
    Echo Parkers (@echoparknow), keep breakfast local @Brite_Spot where pancakes rock. Sunset & Park -
  • Dave E.
    Dave ElsensohnJune 22, 2010
    Come in for a weekend breakfast. It's relaxed, reliable and the music will be cool. Get one of the messes.
  • John C.
    John CohenMay 16, 2013
    Excellent Chicken and Waffles. Service was great. This is a good diner. Thanks TMZ for sharing this.
  • Dee C.
    Dee ChanelleMarch 29, 2012
    Get the oatmeal banana nut pancakes! They are AMAZIng. along with with there bfest sandwich!
  • Sam W.
    Sam WingMay 13, 2015
    Fast spot for a weekend breakfast, but the portions are small and the dishes are uninspired.
  • Jennifer
    JenniferDecember 2, 2014
    The pancakes are really good - not too fluffy & delicious with chocolate chips.
  • Dave V.
    Dave ValdezJune 28, 2011
    Try the Chipotle Bowtie Pasta - It has the taste of both worlds. Sweet and Spicy. Mmmm mmmm ^_^
  • Joe G.
    Joe GreeneJanuary 2, 2012
    Horrible service and they're always out of something. Too bad, use to be my favorite vegan place. I'll stick to Doomie's.
  • cheyes
    cheyesJuly 18, 2010
    Tons of vegetarian options on the menu. If you're vegan, get the vegan bagel burger.
  • Landon S.
    Landon SheelyMarch 23, 2010
    Chicken tenders, dip them in barbeque, followed by buffalo sauce, enjoy. Add sweet potato fries.
  • Laci H.
    Laci HillAugust 18, 2010
    Best hashbrowns ever!! Some faves: Whatever, Eggs Benedict, and Sloppy Tofu Mess.
  • jacob r.
    jacob roostApril 5, 2010
    buffaloe chicken tenders with bleu cheese and buffalo esauce on the side. so good.
  • Mel
    MelFebruary 9, 2012
    Waffles here are the best. If anyone says different, they don't have taste buds.
  • Heather
    HeatherSeptember 3, 2012
    Amazing reuben and fries. Yum!! Nachos are pretty delicious as well.
  • Mario L.
    Mario L.September 20, 2011
    Death row final meal: the Brite Spot's M&M cookies and veggie club (with soy turkey and soy bacon) so so good!
  • Brian K.
    Brian KingAugust 17, 2014
    The back parking lot looks sketchy, but yes, you can park in it.
  • Stacy S.
    Stacy SegawaJanuary 28, 2010
    BBQ Chicken Salad was good! I think they blended cilantro in the ranch dressing. Yum!
  • Joseph K.
    Joseph KAugust 17, 2014
    "Hipster Friendly"👯. Does Not seem too VERY "Non-Hipster Friendly". Just sayin'... 🙍👎
  • Brad M.
    Brad MooreMarch 5, 2012
    The hangover did some wacky things to me afterwards, would recommend the eggs benne more than anything else!
  •  ℋumorous
     ℋumorousSeptember 16, 2015
    Jerry Seinfeld & Bill Maher popped in for eggs over easy and coffee.
  • 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"
  • Thirsty J.
    Thirsty JamesJanuary 5, 2014
    Chocolate Carmel Banana Creme Pie. Nuff said.
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin SanchezJuly 4, 2015
    Chorizo Burger is absolutely incredible!
  • Thirsty J.
    Thirsty JamesSeptember 26, 2014
    This pie has me coming back, I don't care if the waitress is an emo hipster
  • Alex S.
    Alex StockhamJuly 7, 2013
    Great breakfast and brunch. Nice seating outside and fun inside.
  • Megan W.
    Megan WestJuly 24, 2011
    They have Tabasco, Tapatío AND Cholula. Love it!
  • Andy S.
    Andy SternbergMay 17, 2012
    No more menu on walls. Options seem more limited; grosser
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