Brick red and royal blue letters are planted upon a light taupe colored rooftop that covers a small building on the corner of Burbank Boulevard and Hazeltine Avenue.
It has been serving up home-style comfort food for three decades in the San Fernando Valley. From the outside it embodies an old school feel of a typical family diner.
The restaurant’s ambience is accented by the scent of rich maple syrup and freshly cooked bacon. No music is playing in the background, yet it’s full of sounds coming from the guests and from the busy kitchen that resides next to the usually crowded booths and tables.
A three-foot clock with bright green and pink neon words reading “Time to Eat” hangs on the pale white walls that surround the inside of this local diner. Otherwise, the décor is sparse, which makes it easier to focus on one task—eating.
The “Eggs Benedict” is two eggs smothered in a rich and creamy hollandaise sauce on top of very well seasoned slices of artichoke sausage. It’s layered on freshly warmed English muffins accompanied by soft home potato fries—a definite taste bud satisfying meal. The eggs are cooked to perfection and nothing is over salted. It is a dish worth trying.
The menu consists of a variety of breakfast and lunch meals. Breakfast is served all day and the menu is loaded with options. There are all-American favorites, such as corned beef and hash browns, grits, hot cakes and the popular omelets.
A twist on their breakfast menu is the inclusion of south of the border options, such as chorizo (pork sausage), as well soy chorizo to add to omelets and burritos.
For lunch popular choices are fish and chips, club sandwiches and classic hamburgers. A variety of side orders include tater-tots, home fries and pickled beets. There are also soups and fresh fruit smoothies.
Health conscious eaters can select from heart-healthy meals, which are marked with a small red heart next to the item.
Nat’s only uses farm fresh vegetables, and all baking is done with canola oil or real butter. The pastries are made from scratch.
The coffee shop lives up to its name by making sure you never run out of coffee. It is freshly brewed and served to you as soon as patrons take a seat.
Prices at this diner range from $1.50 English muffins to $11.95 for pork chops and eggs. It’s comfort food for a comfort price.
Nat’s Early Bite Coffee Shop
14115 Burbank Blvd, Sherman Oaks
Open Monday-Friday 6 a.m. – 3 p.m., Saturday 6:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., and Sunday 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Phone: (818) 781-3040