09/12/2012 06:32 pm ET Updated Nov 12, 2012

LA Breakfast: The 10 Best For Under $10 (PHOTOS)

As the old adage goes, "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day"...well, not including lunch, dinner, brunch, supper, happy hour, high tea, midnight snacks and "fourthmeal" (whatever the hell that is). But since it is the first meal encountered over the course of a daily routine, one should try not to skip it. However, in the hustling, bustling, running-late-for-work, have-to-catch-a-flight world we live in, it's hard to commit to such an early obligatory ritual of food consumption. In the past we'd consider munching Altoids and downing a flat, half-empty can of Diet Coke as we run out the door to be "breakfast." For shame. In a city where so many delectable dishes are readily available in the morning hours, we've made a concerted effort in recent years to stop and smell the waffles (also, devour the waffles) and appreciate all that a.m. dining in L.A. has to offer. Here are 10 of our favorites, under $10.

Written by A. Joos

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