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The Original Pantry Cafe

877 S. Figueroa St. (Olympic Blvd.) Send to Phone
213-972-9279 | Menu
Former mayor Richard Riordan is the proud owner of this downtown landmark.
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Local Deals: 120 * 90

Open 24 hours
Open late
  • Parking available
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Kid-friendly
  • No Credit Cards

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  • 4.5 star rating
4.5 rating over 4 reviews

The Original Pantry Cafe Restaurant Review

: Former mayor Richard Riordan is the proud owner of this downtown landmark. Those who swear by this place love the charbroiled steaks, oversized pork and lamb chops and daily specials like macaroni and cheese, plus the coleslaw and relish tray full of crispy vegetables on every table. Breakfasts are legendary: enormous omelets, very good bacon, pan-fried potatoes and thick sliced bread. The bakeshop next door is tiny, but the breakfasts are the same feasts and there are sticky buns, cinnamon rolls and brownies. This place keeps going all night long and it's worth a visit for a taste of L.A. history. For those late nights when you have spent all your cash, there is an ATM on the premises since credit cards are not accepted.

User Ratings & Reviews for The Original Pantry Cafe
Average rating    3
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Historical and cheap
by alfire on Mon Aug 23, 2010 2:34 pm
I must say the food and service was only average. They are very busy so that probably takes away from the service, but the historical nature of the place makes it worth a visit.
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