If you’re in or anywhere near Gardena for breakfast, head to Painter’s Tape. This order-at-the-counter cafe is open every day from 8am-3pm and has a tremendous Japanese-influenced breakfast menu where nothing is more than $10. Expect things like steamed organic rice in a chicken broth, shabu shabu steak buns, and a curry and cheddar donut that will make you question every donut you’ve ever eaten.
Search by Perfect For
More spots in GardenaSee more
Shin Sen Gumi Yakitori in Gardena is an institution where you go to eat tremendous meat skewers in a low-key space.
Kotohira is a tiny noodle shop in a Gardena strip mall with a giant menu of udon, ranging from curry to creamy to green mochi.
Eatalian Cafe is a huge food emporium in Gardena, with fantastic pizzas and baked goods.
More Japanese spotsSee more
Torihei is a Torrance izakaya in a stripmall, with long lines and fantastic robata.
Okayama Kobo is a Japanese bakery in downtown Anaheim that serves our favorite breakfast pastries in the city.
Kensho is a tiny Japanese restaurant on the grounds of Yamashiro in Hollywood, and one of LA’s most personal dining experiences.
Suggested by our writers
Millie’s in Silverlake is the classic breakfast spot you go to when you need an escape from LA.
Ototo in Echo Park is a casual Japanese spot with a lot going for it - including a huge sake selection - and a lot going against it, too.
Baran’s 2239 is a Hermosa Beach neighborhood spot that will make you feel like you’re at a potluck.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more