Breakfast Pizza for Lunch in Newhall

The Breakfast Pizza is also a great lunch option. | Photo: Christine N. Ziemba

The Daily Harvest Cafe & Juicery in Newhall has been a go-to breakfast and lunch spot for many since its doors opened in 2015. Known for its cold-pressed raw juices — made in-house with organic ingredients — the cafe changes its food menus to include seasonal produce and other items.

One staple that hasn’t changed on the menu is the Breakfast Pizza ($13), which we had for lunch on Friday. It’s a simple dish that includes two baked sunny side up eggs, breakfast potatoes, green onions and basil on a flatbread with pecorino cheese. It usually comes with pancetta, but we ordered the pizza without it. (A gluten-free dough is also available for $3 more.)

The thin and crispy flatbread and the melted pecorino were the dish’s flavor highlights. Since we didn’t get the salty flavor of the pancetta to mix with the other ingredients, we asked for a side of salsa, which elevated the pizza. It’s a great choice for any meal of the day (though The Daily Harvest isn’t open for dinner).

Other options for breakfast (or lunch) include corn arepas with a choice of protein; an acai bowl with fruits and granola; avocado toast or kale avocado toast; a hearty beet salad; a chicken chopped salad; plus beer, wine and coffee drinks. Many of the cafe’s items are gluten-free and vegan, too.

Though not a new restaurant, just we wanted to shout out an oldie but a goodie the next time someone says there’s nothing but chains in Santa Clarita.

The Daily Harvest Cafe & Juicery
22722 Lyons Ave., Newhall
Open Monday through Sunday: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Lunch Deal-o-Rama: Toppers Pizza

You can't top a Quick Lunch deal at Toppers.
You can’t top a Quick Lunch deal at Toppers.

We had already heard good things about the Ventura County-based Toppers Pizza even before it took over and completely redesigned the old King Chef Buffet restaurant space on Valencia Boulevard.

The 20-year-old pizza company is perfect for families and large parties with its large pie sizes and generous salad bar offerings. (What’s even better is that most of the salads are one-trip only, limiting the gross-out factor for those skeevy about communal eating.)

It’s still crazy busy during weekends, but here’s a little pro-tip: Go during lunch for great meal deals. For $6.15, they offer a Quick Lunch—a lunch pizza with two toppings and a small salad bar. If you’re not into salad or not that hungry, just order the Lunch Size pizza (with two toppings) for $4.05.

The thick-crust pizza comes out tasty, quick and piping hot. When you have an hour or less for lunch, it’ll do the trick every time.

Toppers Pizza
23710 Valencia Blvd, Valencia