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Nickel Diner

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Nickel Diner Part II: Retro Breakfast Sweets

  • Feb 3, 2011
Rating:
+4
Yes, research is ongoing for The Fun Foodie.  Just wanted to share the latest findings at the downtown L.A. gem, Nickel Diner (read my original review here).  We didn't sit down this time.  They are very gracious to pack up their sweet treats to go.  I think they do it often.
  • Red Velvet Donuts. A very enjoyable pastry cream, but not any legit "red velvetiness" going on. Still, a great donut!
  • The Maple Bacon and Nutella donuts were as awesome as I remembered. The Strawberry Crumble was a bit too fake tasting for me.
  • Their apple-filled house-made Pop Tart is many times better than what we all thought was so wonderful as kids!
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    review by . December 16, 2010
    Amidst the historic buildings and inebriated transients of downtown L.A., you'll find a smattering of world-famous eateries that have been around since The Great Depression.  I'm not sure about the history of Nickel Diner, but its retro look makes it at least seem like it's been there forever.  A good chunk of downtown has undergone a successful gentrification, but the block that Nickel Diner calls home is definitely not part of that process.  But you would be truly missing …
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