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Weekend brunch is served at De Buena Planta in Silver Lake.
Weekend brunch is served at De Buena Planta in Silver Lake.
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14 Hot New Brunch Spots to Check Out in Los Angeles

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Weekend brunch is served at De Buena Planta in Silver Lake.
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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.

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1. Agnes

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40 W Green St
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 389-3839
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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.

2. Ardor

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9040 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(424) 310-1572
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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.

3. Cafe Gratitude

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639 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(323) 580-6383
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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.
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4. De Buena Planta

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2815 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 426-9023
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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.
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5. E.P. & L.P.

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603 N La Cienega Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 855-9955
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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.

6. Ella

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9360 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

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.

7. A.O.C. Brentwood

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11648 San Vicente Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 806-6464
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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.

8. Cabra

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1060 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 725-5858
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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.

9. Milo & Olive

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2723 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 453-6776
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Santa Monica standby Milo & Olive recently revamped its weekend brunch hours — now 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. — and added a slew of new dishes from chefs Erin Eastland and Connor Underwood, and head baker David Martinez. Try the wood-fired, cast-iron cinnamon roll and the prosciutto soft scramble on cheesy bread.

Breakfast pizza at Milo & Olive in Santa Monica.
Breakfast pizza at Milo & Olive in Santa Monica.
Milo & Olive

10. Sugar Palm at Viceroy Santa Monica

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1819 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 260-7500
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Pups are welcome to brunch at Viceroy Santa Monica on weekends from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. On the dog-friendly menu is a salmon stir-fry, a spinach and chicken scramble, and even specialty drinks. Fit for human consumption are fresh oysters, a dutch baby with mixed berries, and tiramisu beignets.

11. Hatchet Hall

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12517 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066
(310) 391-4222
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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.

12. The Waterfront Venice

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205 Ocean Front Walk
Venice, CA 90291
(424) 404-8470
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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. 

13. Nueva

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822 Washington Blvd
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 747-6050
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Venice’s indoor-outdoor gem Nueva goes big at brunch with a huevos rancheros shakshuka, churro french toast, and an impressive lineup of tacos. While brunch here is family friendly with a separate kids menu, there’s no reason the adults can’t have a paloma or tequila sunrise on the side.

14. Ospi

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2025 Pacific Ave
Venice, CA 90291
(424) 443-5007
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Come into Jackson Kalb’s sunny Venice restaurant for an Italian-inspired brunch that features a breakfast carbonara pasta and bacon-topped breakfast pizza. The grain bowl’s got farro, cucumber, spicy eggplant, zucchini, and radish with optional poached eggs.

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1. Agnes

40 W Green St, Pasadena, CA 91105

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.

40 W Green St
Pasadena, CA 91105

2. Ardor

9040 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

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.

9040 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

3. Cafe Gratitude

639 N Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90004
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.

639 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004

4. De Buena Planta

2815 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
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.

2815 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

5. E.P. & L.P.

603 N La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

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.

603 N La Cienega Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

6. Ella

9360 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
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.

9360 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

7. A.O.C. Brentwood

11648 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

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.

11648 San Vicente Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049

8. Cabra

1060 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015

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.

1060 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015

9. Milo & Olive

2723 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403
Breakfast pizza at Milo & Olive in Santa Monica.
Breakfast pizza at Milo & Olive in Santa Monica.
Milo & Olive

Santa Monica standby Milo & Olive recently revamped its weekend brunch hours — now 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. — and added a slew of new dishes from chefs Erin Eastland and Connor Underwood, and head baker David Martinez. Try the wood-fired, cast-iron cinnamon roll and the prosciutto soft scramble on cheesy bread.

2723 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90403

10. Sugar Palm at Viceroy Santa Monica

1819 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Pups are welcome to brunch at Viceroy Santa Monica on weekends from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. On the dog-friendly menu is a salmon stir-fry, a spinach and chicken scramble, and even specialty drinks. Fit for human consumption are fresh oysters, a dutch baby with mixed berries, and tiramisu beignets.

1819 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401

11. Hatchet Hall

12517 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066

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.

12517 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066

12. The Waterfront Venice

205 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291

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. 

205 Ocean Front Walk
Venice, CA 90291

13. Nueva

822 Washington Blvd, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

Venice’s indoor-outdoor gem Nueva goes big at brunch with a huevos rancheros shakshuka, churro french toast, and an impressive lineup of tacos. While brunch here is family friendly with a separate kids menu, there’s no reason the adults can’t have a paloma or tequila sunrise on the side.

822 Washington Blvd
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

14. Ospi

2025 Pacific Ave, Venice, CA 90291

Come into Jackson Kalb’s sunny Venice restaurant for an Italian-inspired brunch that features a breakfast carbonara pasta and bacon-topped breakfast pizza. The grain bowl’s got farro, cucumber, spicy eggplant, zucchini, and radish with optional poached eggs.

2025 Pacific Ave
Venice, CA 90291

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