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
I’ve heard such good things from LA friends too about Eggslut and can’t wait to go and try it!!
They’re not wrong! Even our elderly Uber drivers (a husband and wife) recommended the place! When they dropped us off we bought them sandwiches and they were SO excited haha. It’s a great place for breakfast or a quick lunch! Hope you get to try it next time!
I’ve heard SUCH great things about Eggslut, and I’m so bummed I wasn’t able to make it there on my last trip to LA. I’m officially putting it on the must do list for my next trip!
Mollie, you’ve gotta try it! It’s SOOO good! I am officially addicted haha.
Rach DiMare says
I’ve been hearing a lot about this place and been wondering if it was worth the hype. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! For sure adding it my list when I go to LA!
It is absolutely worth the hype! You wouldn’t think that a place that “just” serves eggs would be waiting in line, but my husband and I take about how much we crave this place! Everything we had was amazing!
Kim Myers says
OMG this all looks so delish! I wish there was an Eggslut in Houston! I will have to add to my list when I got to LA next time.
I know! The world needs more Eggsluts! haha
ashley hargrove says
First off, their name is amazing! Second, I need to visit ASAP because this place sounds AMAZING!!
Right?! It’s SO good! I hope you get to try it soon!
Oh my goodness, this looks absolutely delicious!! Definitely need to try this if I’m ever in the area!
cute & little
Louella Reese says
This looks and sounds amazing! Those sandwiches, yes please! I am bookmarking in case I’m ever in LA.
xo Laura Leigh
Anna English says
If I make it to LA I’ll definitely have this place on my list! Your photos are amazing!
This place is SO good! I have been and loved it
Yum, yum, yum!! I’m always down to try new and fun places like this! Especially when I’m traveling somewhere!
Hannah Mihok says
Oh my gosh this looks amazing
that name though…
Christina H. says
Yum! Breakfast is the best meal