The Original Pantry Cafe on South Figueroa st. in Los Angeles has been serving breakfast fare to a multitude of people since 1924. Fast forward to 2012 and we see this horizontal cafe with rustic decor still serving people that wait in line in the mornings just to have their carbo load. We arrived at 7am and there was a short queue by the reception area already. By 7:30am, the line starts building up outside until 12 noon.
It is the voluminous breakfast food that people come for. A meal in this legendary place can get you going way past lunch time.
The meal was no gustatory experience. It was basic breakfast fare in huge portions, akin to carbo loading in the morning. We certainly didn’t mind as this got us going and walking for hours until 2pm. A sure good way to start the day!