Having a cold slice of Domino’s or Little Caesars the morning after an all-night bender might be a rite of passage for some (okay, many), but the greasy comfort carb isn’t exactly the breakfast of champions. Until now. Pizza is popping up on breakfast menus around Los Angeles and we’re not just talking traditional pizzerias. Find out where to go for gourmet renditions of the round doughy dish.
Little Dom’s – 2128 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
This Los Feliz favorite is rockin’ morning, noon, and night. If you really want to mix things up, try not one but two breakfast pizzas. The first is made with a sunny-side up egg, speck, mozzarella, and tomato sauce while the smoked salmon pizza will wake you up with Crecenza cheese, capers, and red onion on whole wheat flatbread. $16
Bottega Louie – 700 S. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90017
With a name like Bottega Louie you gotta figure that there’s pizza on the menu. Even if it’s 9 in the morning. Downtown LA’s fabulously noisy, sprawling commissary offers the popular Breakfast Flatbread topped with prosciutto, mozzarella, baked egg and arugula. Not a bad way to start the day. $8
Reservoir – 1700 Silver Lake Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Silver Lake’s tiny bungalow-turned-restaurant is all about “seasonal rustic cuisine.” And the breakfast pizza is no exception with fried egg, arugula, caramelized onions, prosciutto, Manchego cheese, and drizzled balsamic reduction. Rustic indeed. $10
Doughboy’s Cafe & Bakery – 8136 W. Third Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048
This casual cafe and sweet shop is giving locals yet another reason to bypass the crowds across the street at Toast and get an easy (and tasty) start on the day. Try the Morning Pizza made with caramelized onion, pancetta and Swiss cheese baked with two eggs on top. $9.15
Dominick’s – 8715 Beverly Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048
It’s a thin line between pizza and flatbread. But we’re willing to give this charming Italian favorite the benefit of the doubt. Why? The incredible made-from-scratch breakfast focaccia that comes either savory or with fresh seasonal fruit. (The peach and raspberry is to live for.) It’s small, so feel no guilt about ordering two. Pizza Hut, what? $4
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