Seeing Stars: Where the Stars Dine..

8401 Santa Monica Blvd.,
West Hollywood, CA. / (323) 654-3993

 The Zagat Survey once remarked that "breakfast at Hugo's is better than breakfast at Tiffany's," and it seems that a number of Hollywood stars agree.

Jerry Seinfeld is a regular at Hugo's. Denzel Washington, Keanu Reeves, Julia Roberts, Hayden Christensen, Kim Basinger, Jane Fonda, Bette Midler, media mogul Ted Turner, guitarist Eric Clapton, actress Winona Ryder and glam-rocker David Bowie have all been spotted dining at this modest westside restaurant.

"Dexter" star Michael C. Hall had lunch at Hugo's with comedienne Sarah Silverman on Labor Day of 2011.


It pays to get up early if you want to go star-gazing at Hugo's.

Located along Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood (the cultural center of gay life in L.A.), this casual, little place has become a major "power breakfast" spot for those in the Biz.

The pumpkin pancakes get particular raves from regulars like Lyle Lovett, as does the "Papa" pasta. According to columnist Melina Gerosa, a restaurant employee says that when Lyle and Julia Roberts were married, they used to come here regularly, bring along a candle for the table, and constantly kiss throughout the meal.

Word has it that a big gay crowd turns out on weekends, but that most of the celebs show up on weekdays. Hugo's opens at 7:30 AM for what may be the best breakfast in town (at reasonable prices) - Tuesday mornings are the best for star-gazing. But the show biz crowd also shows up at lunch time for Hugo's pasta.

Prices are very reasonable.

Getting there: from Rodeo Drive, take Santa Monica Boulevard northeast (about two miles) to King Road (four blocks past La Cienega). Hugo's will be on your left (north) side.

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