Eggslut may have a silly name, but it is home to some of the tastiest food in all of Los Angeles. Try a Fairfax sandwich, enjoy Egg Salad, or Order a “Slut” (it’s a breakfast dish, I promise!), and see why people are willing to line up around the block for this quirky, low-key café in Los Angeles’ Grand Central Market.
Location: Los Angeles (Pictured), Las Vegas, Venice Beach, Glendale, West LA, Beirut
Address: 317 S. Broadway, Stall D-1
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Hours: 8am – 4pm Daily
Type: Breakfast, Brunch, Egg-Centric (get it? haha)
Cost: $20 per Person
Special Diets: Gluten Free Options
Dress Code: Casual
Reservations: Not available, but get there early to beat the lines, or expect a 30 minute wait
Eggslut may have a silly name, but it is SO. FREAKING. DELICIOUS! We had just about everyone we asked at museums, our hotels, my friends on social media, and back at home told us with excited expressions of nostalgia and ecstasy that we absolutely HAD to try Eggslut while we were in Los Angeles. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good breakfast, and I especially love egg dishes and things that can be made gluten free, and I wasn’t sure it would live up to the hype, but I thought I might as well give it a shot while we were in town.
We had a bit of trouble finding Eggslut, because when we arrived the market, Grand Central Market, wasn’t open yet. We had arrived about 15 minutes early because everyone we asked for recommendations practically screamed “GET THERE EARLY TO BEAT THE LINES!”. Grand Central Market is one large warehouse-esque building in downtown Los Angeles, so we had to wait outside until they opened at 8 am, which was fine because we had a lot of company. There were at least a dozen people there while we were waiting, and it turned out they all went straight to Eggslut the moment the large bay doors to the market opened.
We got in line behind the people who had been there before us and I thought to myself “Is Eggslut really that good? What’s with the line?” Back in Michigan, I never have to wait in line, because we just don’t have a lot of people in our town, however this line was long even by Los Angeles standards. By 8:05, there were at least 50 people in line for Eggslut, and I knew so many people must be on to something.
The menu had things like “The Fairfax“, which we obviously ordered because it had the same name as we do, which is a “cage-free soft scrambled eggs and chives, cheddar cheese, caramelized onions and sriracha mayo in a warm brioche bun”. I chose the Egg Salad with a side salad to avoid eating the bread (which I wish I could have had, because it smelled incredible), and we shared a “Slut” which is “cage-free coddled egg on top of a smooth potato purée, poached in a glass jar, topped with gray salt and chives, served with slices of baguette”.
We only had to wait about 5 minutes after placing our order before we got our food and we grabbed a table nearby and dug in. I was in HEAVEN. I honestly don’t think I’ve had a tastier egg-based breakfast, which is saying a lot, because I’ve eaten breakfasts on 4 different continents. In total, we waited about 15 minutes and spent around $30 between our food and drinks, and it was worth every second in line and every penny we spent, and then some!
I cannot stress how delicious Eggslut was. Ordering “1 Slut, please” was comical for us and the new person being trained at the counter, and we even made some new friends while waiting in line (Hi Stephanie and Diane!). Overall, it was an excellent experience all around, and we went back two other times while in the city. I’m going to make a point to either one day own my own Eggslut franchise (is it a franchise?!), or visit LA annually, pack my suitcases with “Fairfax” sandwiches and “Sluts” (lol, imagine explaining that to airport security!), bring them back to Michigan and keep them in my deep freezer. It’s safe to say I am addicted, and that this place was “egg-celent”!
Thank you so much for reading, I hope you get to visit this delicious restaurant soon! Keep an eye out for my guide to Los Angeles and Grand Central Market!
Ps. Now I can’t say I’ve never written a blog post with the word “slut” in it…huh. hahaha