Burbank is blessed with a number of restaurants that serve good breakfasts, but none can compare with the recently opened Bea Bea's, whose motto is "Breakfast is Everything." You would be hard-pressed to find a wider selection of eggs, pancakes, waffles and French toast anywhere in Southern California.
Located in the former site of the Santa Fe Café in the Lakeside Shopping Center, Bea Bea's offers a cool vibe as soon as you walk in, with its art deco decorations and lighting, and pastel-colored wallpaper. But it's what's in the kitchen that is really cool: a chef who knows how to please your palate.
My 10,000 taste buds were all in paradise when I ordered the Blue Hawaiian. It's not a cocktail, but rather their yummy pancakes topped with fresh blueberries, bananas and diced macadamia nuts. The fruit was obviously hand selected and cut, and not a bad berry in the bunch, as is often the case at busy restaurants. Then there's the Pacific Island pancakes, with bananas, coconut and caramelized walnuts.