My wife and I are brunch addicts and as a result we are constantly on the lookout for the best spots to satisfy our weekend morning cravings...Nat's is one we've been going to for years which we will always return to. There are plenty of more "specialty" brunch places in the Valley (such as Hugo's Restaurant, Studio City - http://www.HugosRestaurant.com which is excellent.) But if you want the basic diner experience, in it's absolutely best form, there's no better place to go than Nat's.
It's always busy on the weekends so expect to wait...but the wait is made extra-tolerable by the retro toy-store next store that is super-fun to wander around in. They'll even call your name in the toy store if your turn comes up in the restaurant which is a nice and thoughtful detail.
Let's start with the coffee, as that's how the meal usually begins...it's not specialty coffee, organic or otherwise...it's basic diner coffee...but it's really good...strong enough to make you feel like you're really drinking coffee, unlike the offerings at many other diners which often come across as "browned water." Get the coffee.
The breakfast menu is extensive with every variation of egg, omelette, pancake and waffle you could want. Most breakfasts come with your choice of bread which can include one of their superior home-made muffins. Our favorite is the Morning Glory which is basically a carrot muffin, Sometimes we go to Nat's just out of a craving for a Morning Glory muffin. A couple of times they've run out which was initially disappointing until another muffin choice was brought and turned out to be excellent as well. Homemade muffins. I repeat, homemade muffins.
The omelettes are done right and more importantly the hash browns are done right...always cooked through and appropriately crispy on the outside. Frequently at other places the hash-browns are crispy on the outside and underdone on the inside giving you that "from freezer to plate" experience...not hear...Hash-browns always perfect.
Whereas this isn't by any stretch of the imagination a vegetarian restaurant, it certainly (as does any place for breakfast) have plenty of options including a veggie chorizo which is an exotic occasional vegetarian breakfast alternative.
They have a full lunch menu as well.
Nat's is definitely the best basic diner around...well worth bringing friends, family, visitors for a great brunch experience...and to add to your repertoire of regular spots to satisfy your own cravings.
They're not open for dinner...so check website for hours before you stop by,
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