Want to grab dinner at 3am? Maybe you’re craving scrambled eggs in the afternoon? Or do you just want a milkshake for breakfast? No matter what your outlandish desire may be, Fred 62 can help.
A classic diner with a modern twist, Fred 62 is one of Los Angeles’ few 24-hour restaurants. Unlike our other US big-city counterparts, finding food past 10pm on a weeknight in LA can be exceedingly tricky. After an evening movie or a late night at work, Fred 62 is where I turn.
The first thing you’ll notice about Fred’s menu is the vast array of breakfast options, available any time of day. Choices range from traditional eggs and pancakes to southwest inspired chilaquiles, from breakfast sandwiches to waffles covered in ice cream. If none of these appeal to you, why not build your own from the impressive selection of side dishes in the à la carte section?
Maybe breakfast isn’t your thing. In that case, you can continue to Fred 62’s lunch and dinner fare: salads, soups, sandwiches, burgers, and lots of unique and tasty specials. One of our favorite aspects of the dinner menu are Fred’s TV dinners; namely The Lisa Simpson, a vegetarian tofu scramble over couscous and drenched in Moroccan tomato sauce. It’s healthy but so delicious. Which brings me to another reason to love Fred 62: tons of vegetarian and vegan options. Here, you can be as healthy or unhealthy as you want to be.
I don’t want to leave out the most important part of a balanced meal: dessert! Fred 62 has some seriously great desserts. Brownie sundaes, homemade pop tarts, root beer floats, milkshakes and malts — and that’s just naming a few. Be sure to leave room because you will not regret it.
Fred 62 has undergone several changes since we first began frequenting the restaurant back in 2009, and it keeps getting better and better. They’ve recently redone the interior to make the place roomier and brighter. They’re frequently adding new items to the menu and updating old favorites, so you’re likely to get new options each visit.
There’s also a lot of weird art on the walls. The bathroom used to be painted bright pink with strange, creepy dolls looking down at you from the rafters. You no longer have to pee in fear as this was also remodeled.
This restaurant is a lot of fun, with a friendly staff and delicious food. I would mainly recommend them for breakfast any time of day, or dessert, but they have good stuff for any time of day. Next time you’re in Los Feliz, be sure to check out Fred 62!
Quick facts about Fred 62:
Open 24 hours.
Address: 1850 North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Price: $$ ($10 to $30)
Waiter and bar service.
Accepts credit cards.
Take-out available. No delivery.
Indoor and outdoor seating available.
Street parking only (which can be difficult to find).