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Morning pastries at Lumière Brasserie in Century City.
Morning pastries at Lumière Brasserie in Century City.
Jakob N. Layman

14 Hot New Brunch Spots to Check Out in Los Angeles

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Morning pastries at Lumière Brasserie in Century City.
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Saturday and Sunday mornings are prime time for sipping something strong — be it a bloody mary, mimosa, or bellini — and settling in for some good food and even better company. Whether kicking off the weekend or reminiscing about the previous evening’s indiscretions, brunch really is the best time to unwind. Here now are 14 of the hottest new brunch spots in Los Angeles. For LA’s essential brunch destinations, check out this list.

Added: Cha Cha Chá, Lumière Restaurant, Tatel, Damian

Removed: Milo & Olive, Ospi, Nueva, Sugar Palm at Viceroy Santa Monica

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The Waterfront Venice

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Say hello to the weekend with brunch by the beach. The Waterfront in Venice serves a diverse daytime menu with views of the Pacific Ocean. On the menu are two types of pot pies, lemon ricotta pancakes, steak and eggs, and even a vegan breakfast burrito. 

A.O.C. Brentwood

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What could be better than starting or ending the weekend with signature fare from chef Suzanne Goin, impeccable wines from Caroline Styne, and cocktails by barman Ignacio Murillo? Look for Spanish fried chicken served on a cornmeal waffle and brioche french toast on the crowd-pleasing menu. Brunch is served Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Hatchet Hall

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Culver City’s Hatchet Hall has something for everyone at Sunday brunch. For those in the mood for something hearty and rich there’s crispy polenta with maitake ragu and a fried egg. Smaller appetites will dig the coconut yogurt with granola and jam. The cocktails are a hit with just about everyone.

Lumière

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Brunch is available on Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at French brasserie Lumière inside the Fairmont Century Plaza. Get the sky-high bagel tower with smoked salmon, smoked, sturgeon, and all the accoutrements, or the buttermilk pancakes with blueberry and elderflower compote.

Morning pastries at Lumière Brasserie in Century City.
Morning pastries at Lumière Brasserie in Century City.
Jakob N. Layman

Tatel Beverly Hills

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Grab a seat in “El Patio” at Tatel for a bottomless brunch experience on Sundays from noon until 4 p.m. In addition to bottomless mimosas, bellinis, rosé, and sangria for $40, expect a live DJ and classic brunch fare including chicken and waffles, build-your-own omelette, avocado toast, and more. 

A daytime patio with wooden floors and lots of green.
El Patio at Tatel
Wonho Frank Lee

Head to Ella for a swanky Beverly Hills brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. From overnight oats to chilaquiles and avocado toast, Ella’s food selection is varied enough for a large group with different tastes. The festive drinks menu from Melrose Umbrella Co. never fails to set the mood just right.

Bagels, pancakes, french toast, and more at Ella Beverly Hills.
Bagels, pancakes, french toast, and more at Ella Beverly Hills.

Breakfast is served Wednesday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at West Hollywood’s Ardor. Chef John Fraser’s morning menu is as vegetable-forward as its evening offerings and includes fresh juices, baked goods, and even french toast with fig jam and cream cheese.

E.P. & L.P.

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The L.P. rooftop is open for brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Reserve a table for daytime favorites from chefs Nick Russo and Monty Koludrovic, including a breakfast burrito, fried chicken and waffles, and all the cocktails you can handle.

Cafe Gratitude

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For those looking for a plant-based brunch option, chef Seizan Dreux Ellis at Cafe Gratitude has you covered. And while the restaurant itself is not new, the chef has recently updated the menu to include vegan fried chicken and waffles, and even a Mexican machaca hash. Brunch is served at all Los Angeles locations (Venice, Larchmont, Art’s District) daily from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

A blue acai bowl as part of a brunch time spread.
Brunch spread at Cafe Gratitude.
Cafe Gratitude

De Buena Planta

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It doesn’t get any more relaxing than the sun-dappled patio at De Buena Planta in Silver Lake. Settle in for a plant-based Mexican brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The diverse menu runs the gamut, from huevos rancheros to pancakes and waffles with mushrooms. An espresso martini pairs well with just about everything.

Weekend brunch is served at De Buena Planta in Silver Lake.
De Buena Planta in Silver Lake serves a plant-based Mexican brunch menu.
De Buena Planta

Head to the rooftop of the Hoxton Hotel in downtown for a Peruvian-inspired brunch. Served from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday, the brunch menu includes quinoa sourdough french toast, quinoa granola, fruit ceviche with avocado cream, crab causa, and more.

Cha Cha Chá

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Cha Cha Chá serves brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays for for walk-ins only. The menu from executive chef Paco Moran includes Mexican-inspired morning fare like huevos purgatorio and chilaquiles with crema, fried pinto beans, and salsa roja. Daytime drinkers are in good hands with Zack Rager behind the bar. Try the green juice with rum or the “Spicy Baby Mango” with vodka, serrano chiles, and agave.

A brunch spread by chef Paco Moran at Downtown’s Cha Cha Chá.
A brunch spread by chef Paco Moran at Downtown’s Cha Cha Chá.
Cha Cha Chá

Damian brings its contemporary Mexican cooking to brunch. Served on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the menu includes a scallop aguachile, machaca chilaquiles, and a delightful array of pastries, like vanilla concha served with seasonal jams and kouign amann with cajeta.

Walk into Agnes on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to discover what’s cooking for brunch. On the menu at Vanessa Tilaka and Thomas Kalb’s restaurant in Old Pasadena are sticky toffee pancakes, French-style omelets filled with pimento cheese, crowd-pleasing cinnamon toast, and a whole lot more.

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The Waterfront Venice

Say hello to the weekend with brunch by the beach. The Waterfront in Venice serves a diverse daytime menu with views of the Pacific Ocean. On the menu are two types of pot pies, lemon ricotta pancakes, steak and eggs, and even a vegan breakfast burrito. 

A.O.C. Brentwood

What could be better than starting or ending the weekend with signature fare from chef Suzanne Goin, impeccable wines from Caroline Styne, and cocktails by barman Ignacio Murillo? Look for Spanish fried chicken served on a cornmeal waffle and brioche french toast on the crowd-pleasing menu. Brunch is served Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Hatchet Hall

Culver City’s Hatchet Hall has something for everyone at Sunday brunch. For those in the mood for something hearty and rich there’s crispy polenta with maitake ragu and a fried egg. Smaller appetites will dig the coconut yogurt with granola and jam. The cocktails are a hit with just about everyone.

Lumière

Morning pastries at Lumière Brasserie in Century City.
Morning pastries at Lumière Brasserie in Century City.
Jakob N. Layman

Brunch is available on Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at French brasserie Lumière inside the Fairmont Century Plaza. Get the sky-high bagel tower with smoked salmon, smoked, sturgeon, and all the accoutrements, or the buttermilk pancakes with blueberry and elderflower compote.

Morning pastries at Lumière Brasserie in Century City.
Morning pastries at Lumière Brasserie in Century City.
Jakob N. Layman

Tatel Beverly Hills

A daytime patio with wooden floors and lots of green.
El Patio at Tatel
Wonho Frank Lee

Grab a seat in “El Patio” at Tatel for a bottomless brunch experience on Sundays from noon until 4 p.m. In addition to bottomless mimosas, bellinis, rosé, and sangria for $40, expect a live DJ and classic brunch fare including chicken and waffles, build-your-own omelette, avocado toast, and more. 

A daytime patio with wooden floors and lots of green.
El Patio at Tatel
Wonho Frank Lee

Ella

Bagels, pancakes, french toast, and more at Ella Beverly Hills.
Bagels, pancakes, french toast, and more at Ella Beverly Hills.

Head to Ella for a swanky Beverly Hills brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. From overnight oats to chilaquiles and avocado toast, Ella’s food selection is varied enough for a large group with different tastes. The festive drinks menu from Melrose Umbrella Co. never fails to set the mood just right.

Bagels, pancakes, french toast, and more at Ella Beverly Hills.
Bagels, pancakes, french toast, and more at Ella Beverly Hills.

Ardor

Breakfast is served Wednesday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at West Hollywood’s Ardor. Chef John Fraser’s morning menu is as vegetable-forward as its evening offerings and includes fresh juices, baked goods, and even french toast with fig jam and cream cheese.

E.P. & L.P.

The L.P. rooftop is open for brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Reserve a table for daytime favorites from chefs Nick Russo and Monty Koludrovic, including a breakfast burrito, fried chicken and waffles, and all the cocktails you can handle.

Cafe Gratitude

A blue acai bowl as part of a brunch time spread.
Brunch spread at Cafe Gratitude.
Cafe Gratitude

For those looking for a plant-based brunch option, chef Seizan Dreux Ellis at Cafe Gratitude has you covered. And while the restaurant itself is not new, the chef has recently updated the menu to include vegan fried chicken and waffles, and even a Mexican machaca hash. Brunch is served at all Los Angeles locations (Venice, Larchmont, Art’s District) daily from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

A blue acai bowl as part of a brunch time spread.
Brunch spread at Cafe Gratitude.
Cafe Gratitude

De Buena Planta

Weekend brunch is served at De Buena Planta in Silver Lake.
De Buena Planta in Silver Lake serves a plant-based Mexican brunch menu.
De Buena Planta

It doesn’t get any more relaxing than the sun-dappled patio at De Buena Planta in Silver Lake. Settle in for a plant-based Mexican brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The diverse menu runs the gamut, from huevos rancheros to pancakes and waffles with mushrooms. An espresso martini pairs well with just about everything.

Weekend brunch is served at De Buena Planta in Silver Lake.
De Buena Planta in Silver Lake serves a plant-based Mexican brunch menu.
De Buena Planta

Cabra

Head to the rooftop of the Hoxton Hotel in downtown for a Peruvian-inspired brunch. Served from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday, the brunch menu includes quinoa sourdough french toast, quinoa granola, fruit ceviche with avocado cream, crab causa, and more.

Cha Cha Chá

A brunch spread by chef Paco Moran at Downtown’s Cha Cha Chá.
A brunch spread by chef Paco Moran at Downtown’s Cha Cha Chá.
Cha Cha Chá

Cha Cha Chá serves brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays for for walk-ins only. The menu from executive chef Paco Moran includes Mexican-inspired morning fare like huevos purgatorio and chilaquiles with crema, fried pinto beans, and salsa roja. Daytime drinkers are in good hands with Zack Rager behind the bar. Try the green juice with rum or the “Spicy Baby Mango” with vodka, serrano chiles, and agave.

A brunch spread by chef Paco Moran at Downtown’s Cha Cha Chá.
A brunch spread by chef Paco Moran at Downtown’s Cha Cha Chá.
Cha Cha Chá

Damian

Damian brings its contemporary Mexican cooking to brunch. Served on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the menu includes a scallop aguachile, machaca chilaquiles, and a delightful array of pastries, like vanilla concha served with seasonal jams and kouign amann with cajeta.

Agnes

Walk into Agnes on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to discover what’s cooking for brunch. On the menu at Vanessa Tilaka and Thomas Kalb’s restaurant in Old Pasadena are sticky toffee pancakes, French-style omelets filled with pimento cheese, crowd-pleasing cinnamon toast, and a whole lot more.

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