I'm new in LA... and feeling homesick for the very established, time-tested, 'friends with the staff', kinds of places i'm used to. I'm looking for any and all places in LA or the valley (breakfast, lunch, dinner - any price range) that are like this. They're probably a "local's" favorite spot. A place (very much not franchised) that has been around forever, and has "regulars" and probably a cult following. There's a place call "Nicks Coffee Shop" on Pico that's great, and that "Apple Pan" place is good too. On the nicer end, "The Palm" on Santa Monica feels like it has a lot of history and a homestyle feel... but i need MORE!!! Please give me anything and everything one you can think of, and thank you in advance!