Just like the start of every day, the start of every trip should begin with a hearty breakfast. Breakfast, after all, is the most important meal of any trip.
One beautiful Saturday morning in Los Angeles my sister, Ana; my husband, Jack; and his brother, Harry woke up early to pick up a motorhome and embark on a ten day trip up the West coast of the US. We rented our gorgeous Winnebago from Salamanda Travel in Bellflower, California. They’re a great option if you’re looking to rent a RV, motorhome, campervan, 127 hours on VHS, etc.
We were the first in line when the rental company opened its doors at 9am. We checked in, filled out paperwork and learned all the “must-knows” about our vehicle. We were annoyingly excited. Shortly after, we were given both the keys to our motorhome and a blessing from the staff. We were finally on our way!
So what do you do when you are set free and the open road is ahead of you? You park your awkwardly large motorhome in a too-small spot and have some breakfast.
Uncle Bud’s Kitchen was one hell of a find. The family owned diner, located in Bellflower, opened in 1942 and serves the most delicious pancakes. They boast about the biscuits and gravy but show me one person who hasn’t fallen in love with the pancakes and I’ll call them a big fat liar. The pancakes are fluffy but not too bread-y, buttery but not overwhelming. Two of us got Gayle’s special: two pancakes, two eggs (fried) and a side of either bacon or sausage (bacon). The other two got the egg sandwich with the crispiest, yummiest potatoes. Drip coffee and orange juice were also present. The staff is so friendly (Hi Karen!) you won’t be able to resist conversation.
Once you’ve eaten there you’ll understand why Uncle Bud’s has a loyal, fierce following. Traffic in and out of the diner moves quickly but be prepared for some type of wait.
I’m not saying that if you are in Los Angeles you should drive out to middle of nowhere Bellflower just to eat at Uncle Bud’s, but maybe you should plan a trip up the West Coast of California and make it your first stop.
Long live old school diners and road trips!
Uncle Bud’s Kitchen
6636 Clark Ave, Bellflower, CA 90706, United States
Monday to Saturday 5:30am – 11:30am
Sunday 7am – 11:30am
8559 Artesia Boulevard Bellflower, CA 90706, U.S.A.