Those of you who have been to Los Angeles know that it is a vibrant, wonderful area with so much to do and see. Whether you want to spend time at the beach, go sightseeing, or go shopping on Rodeo, you will never get bored! The architecture and scenery is amazing. Residents come from many different backgrounds and really add to the beauty that is Los Angeles. Not to mention, the weather is amazing! Another thing that adds to the allure of La La Land? The food! Los Angeles is known to have some of the highest rated restaurants in the country. Top chefs are proud to call the area home. Who needs the crowded streets and cold winters of New York City to enjoy world-class food? L.A. is the new place to be! What meal is best enjoyed outside in the year-round sunshine? Brunch, obviously! There is nothing better than gathering your best friends for brunch on a patio with great views, fantastic food, and amazing drinks. Whether you live in L.A. or are planning a visit, we have brought you the 20 best brunch spots in the City of Angels. Hey, you might even see a celebrity or two!
20 Malibu Farm Restaurant And Bar
We’re starting our journey in the absolutely beautiful city of Malibu. Malibu is known for its amazing ocean views and a relaxed lifestyle. It is not uncommon for residents to spend a lot of time walking or dining on the beach. At the beginning of the Malibu pier is a restaurant called Malibu Farm Restaurant and Bar.
It is the perfect place to enjoy a great breakfast or brunch with a view.
Their menu includes delicious items such as a Salsa Verde Egg-which and Coconut Blackberry Baked French Toast. How great do those sound?! If you are looking to make your beach brunch dreams come true, this place might be for you!
This beautiful restaurant in Los Angeles is considered a celebrity hotspot. Who knows, you could be brunching with your fave celeb! Tavern Restaurant has everything you’ve ever wanted and more for a brunch menu. They have every type of pastry item you can dream of. Danishes, croissants, and muffins galore! They also have quite the variety of delectable breakfast sandwiches. The Laurel Canyon sandwich is filled with feta yogurt, red pepper, radish sprouts, avocado, and green harissa. Yum! The next time you’re looking to rub elbows with a famous person while eating some amazing food, consider heading over to Tavern!
18 Blu Jam Café
Fun fact, if you google the name of our next brunch spot, you’ll actually see pictures of Kim Kardashian looking fabulous while visiting. That means Blu Jam Cafe is a must!
It actually has many locations in Los Angeles, so you should have no problem finding one of their awesome cafes.
Their signature dish is their crunchy French toast that is fried with corn flakes and covered with fresh berries, powdered sugar, and vanilla bean ice cream. Talk about a French toast dream! They also have a ton of vegan and gluten-free options to fit anyone’s diet. If Kim K approves, then we definitely approve!
All you seafood lovers, this one’s for you! The Catch is a beautiful restaurant with an incredible seafood menu and an adorable rooftop. If you don’t think seafood and brunch go together, you are about to learn! Their brunch menu includes a Tuna Poke Bowl with avocado, tomato, sour apple pineapple, yuzu-chile, brown rice, and crispy taro. Who doesn’t love a good poke bowl?! They also have a Salmon Benedict and Lobster Roll. Other non-seafood brunch options include Mushroom or Avocado Toast and tons of burgers! With such a wide range of options, you are sure to find something you’ll love to chow down on!
16 Poppy And Rose
Get ready for some classic brunch cuisine with this one! The motto of Poppy + Rose is “Seasonally Inspired. Classic American Fare.” This means you’re going to get fresh, seasonal food in some of your favorite American dishes.
Their breakfast is available until 3 PM, so if you’re a little late on your brunch plans, it’s no big deal!
Their menu includes your favorites like Biscuits and Gravy, Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Waffles, and a scramble full of veggies. If you want to go for something a little different, they have the Pulled Pork Hash or Poppy Grain Bowl. Rise and shine for some classic American favorites at yet another great brunch spot in Los Angeles.
Imagine a place that is a cafe, bakery, bar, and restaurant all in one! Well, lucky for you, we found that place and it is called Republique! They have a plethora of options when it comes to toasts! There’s Ricotta Toast, Mushroom Toast, and Burrata and Bacon Toast! They also have some interesting dishes, such as the Kimchi Fried Rice and Chorizo Sopes. It’s almost as if you’re getting an around the world brunch tour as you’re looking at the menu. Their smoothies sound amazing too! If you’re looking for an awesome restaurant with options for everyone, this might be perfect!
This one is another beautiful spot in L.A. with scenic views and great food! Perch is “perched” up high on the Pershing Square Building and provides you with one of the best views L.A. has to offer.
Not only can you enjoy the amazing skyline, but you can also enjoy some great French-inspired cuisine.
There is a variety of homemade bread and cheese plates to share with your besties. Entrees include Huevos Rancheros and the delicious Perch Burger. If you want to experience one of the best views L.A. has to offer, while enjoying some awesome food, put this one on your list!
13 Alcove Café
The only thing bigger than the celebrities you can spot here is the variety of the menu! Alcove Cafe in Los Angeles has one of the biggest, most diverse menus of our list so far. They have classic omelets and scrambles where you can choose your own ingredients! Other items include the Smoked Salmon Breakfast Stack and Lemon Ricotta Pancakes. Is your mouth watering yet? If you’re worried about what your personal trainer will say, there is a “Personal Trainer Endorsed” section. This includes a Power Breakfast Bowl and Steel-Cut Oatmeal. There is something for commoners and celebs alike here!
12 Gloria's Cuisine LA
If you like your brunch entrees with a little Latin twist, you have to check this place out! Gloria’s Cuisine L.A. has pretty simple, but delicious Latin/American breakfast items.
They have a Plantain Breakfast that includes fried plantain, a fried egg, blended bean, chicken sausage, queso fresco, and a special crema.
It is perfect if you want to try something new. Classic items include Breakfast Tacos and Egg Benedict. Make sure you look at the sweets on the menu too! They have a Churro Waffle that sounds amazing! Most everything on the menu is fairly affordable too! Give this one a try the next time you’re craving Latin for breakfast!
11 Cal Mare
For those who think Italian and brunch don’t work, think again! Cal Mare in Los Angeles is an incredible Italian restaurant with an equally incredible brunch menu. They have everything from Sicilian Nutella Toast to Brick-Pressed Chicken as their entrees. There are also pizza and pasta options. Don’t lie, you know all those sound great for brunch! The restaurant is part of the “Mina Group” of restaurants owned by Michael Mina who claims his purpose as a chef is to make food “come alive.” If you can convince your friends to try some Italian for brunch, make sure you head over!
10 Yardbird Southern Table And Bar
This super cool restaurant uses Southern inspiration to provide an awesome brunch menu with plenty of items you’ll love! Yardbird Southern Table and Bar actually has locations in Los Angeles, Miami, Las Vegas, and Singapore!
They focus on farm-fresh ingredients and providing a sense of “home” to their patrons.
How cool is that? Their menu includes Southern-inspired dishes like a Smoke Brisket Biscuit and Lewellyn’s Fine Fried Chicken. They even have a juice bar so you can get your juice in for the day! If you want to try some Southern fare or get back to your roots, this is the place for you!
9 Urth Caffe
If you’re looking for a more casual place to enjoy your coffee or tea and snacks with friends? Urth Caffe is perfect! They have everything from ready to eat pastries to full-on breakfast items. Better yet, they serve brunch all day, every day! Urth has plenty of locations throughout the L.A. area and Orange County. They serve a lot of classic dishes such as a Smoked Salmon Plate and tons of Quiche options. Don’t even get us started with the drinks! They have any type of tea or coffee you’ve ever wanted! The next time you need a quick and casual brunch option, stop by any of their locations!
8 Home State
This next one is another great restaurant that brings you a great mix of Latin and American fare. Home State focuses on awesome Tex-Mex dishes at their two locations in Los Feliz and Highland Park.
They have tons of options for breakfast tacos, including the Trinity, which has eggs, bacon, potatoes, and cheddar cheese.
Entrees include a Texas Toast Sandwich and a Frito Pie In A Bag! You’ll want to check out their menu for those, they sound amazing. They even have chips and queso! You’ll feel like you’re right there in Texas enjoying great food and great people with this one!
Next, we have another awesome restaurant that will make you want Italian for brunch every day! Rossoblu in Los Angeles is “Bologna inspired and Los Angeles made.” The chef, Steve Samson, calls Bologna and L.A. home. Their motto also includes “an ode to family, tradition, and craftsmanship”, so you know it’s good! Their menu includes a lot of classic dishes, like Lemon Ricotta Pancakes and a Breakfast Sandwich, mixed with true Italian brunch items. The Frittata Parmigiana has marinated eggplant, mozzarella, tomato sugo, and basil. What a great representation of the simple, yet delicious Italian items this place has to offer!
6 26 Beach
If you haven’t been to Venice in Los Angeles, you need to go. Like now! Venice is a super laid-back, eclectic neighborhood with great people-watching and restaurants. It's not too far from Santa Monica Pier too! One of the best brunches in Venice belongs to 26 Beach. They have really unique decor and a great menu.
Their brunch includes everything from Baby Back Ribs and Eggs to a Pepperoni “Brunch” Flatbread.
Are you intrigued yet? They even have a breakfast happy hour that includes food and drinks if you’re looking to brunch on the cheap. They have everything you need for a great morning in Venice!
5 Wolfgang Puck At Hotel Bel-Aire
This next one is where you’re really likely to see some big celebrities, but you’ll have to spend a pretty penny! The infamous Wolfgang Puck has a restaurant in the Hotel Bel-Air appropriately named Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air. It is an absolutely gorgeous restaurant that serves everything from breakfast to afternoon tea to dinner to dinner dessert. Honestly, everything on their brunch menu sounds phenomenal. You’ve probably never thought of a Japanese BBQ Salmon Salad for brunch, but now you want it! They didn’t forget the classic dishes like omelets and salads. This place is really worth the splurge for one of the best brunches around!
4 Little Ripper Coffee
If you think about it, the Aussies really do know how to brunch! Australians know all too well the art of great food, hanging out with friends, and enjoying some wonderful weather. Little Ripper Coffee in L.A. is an Australian owned coffee shop with the coolest menu.
They have what Australians call “jaffles” which are basically delicious toasted sandwiches.
The Loaded Jaffle comes with prosciutto, avocado, and kill (hot) sauce. It sounds ace! That’s how the Australians would say it. They would also say that this place is a great place to swig and yarn, or as we would say, sip and chat.
3 Sunny Spot
What’s the one word you love to hear when it comes to brunch? Bottomless! Sunny Spot in Venice has awesome food and bottomless drinks! Even the name of this place just makes you want to hang out in the sun and enjoy a great brunch. Their brunch menu includes everything from a Double Cheeseburger to a Hot Chicken Sandwich to classic Buttermilk Pancakes. Bottomless drinks include mimosas, Bloody Mary’s, and Sunny Rum Punch. They even have delivery and catering. Sunny Spot loves to be the place where you can “gather, relax, and share some great food or drinks.” Sounds like our kind of place!
2 Native Restaurant
Time to move over to the picturesque city of Santa Monica for our next great brunch spot. The motto of this restaurant, Native, is “an expression of love through food” and that sounds great to us! Chef Nyesha Arrington strives to celebrate the multicultural landscape of Los Angeles through her incredible food.
The brunch menu includes unique dishes like Kimchi Latkes and Umami Porridge.
You can also go for classic dishes, such as Coconut Brown Butter Pancakes and a Ham and Cheese Sandwich. This place really is a culmination of what we all love Los Angeles for, the culture, the beauty, and the food!
Time to explore a type of cuisine we haven’t had on this list. Middle Eastern cuisine is actually a fantastic choice for brunch. Kismet in Los Angeles calls themselves a “casual, all-day restaurant” that brings Mideast flavors to California. Their food is meant to be eaten family style, so it is a perfect place to bring all your friends! They serve something called Kuku, which is a Persian-style frittata with swiss chard, barberries, white beans, greens, and yogurt. They also have baked scones and plenty of salad options. If you and your friends or family are looking to expand your brunch palettes, you have to try this place!
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