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11 New Brunch Spots to Check Out This Weekend in Los Angeles

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| Wonho Frank Lee

Saturday and Sunday mornings are prime time for sipping something strong — be it 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 before the start of the week. Here now are the 11 hottest new brunch spots in Los Angeles.

For LA’s essential brunch destinations, check out this list.

Removed: Theía, Ubuntu, Melrose Umbrella Co., Maple Block Meat Co., Pasjoli, Bull and Butterfly, Caravan Swim Club, Heritage BBQ, Tallula’s

Added: E.P. and L.P., Girl and the Goat, the Nest: Tambien, Nueva, Mírame, Wise Sons, Ospi

Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; the latest data about the delta variant indicates that it may pose a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.

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1. Yang's Kitchen

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112 W Main St
Alhambra, CA 91801
(626) 281-1035
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Yang’s Kitchen is back after a long pandemic hiatus and the brunch menu hits all the right sweet and savory notes. On the menu, which is served from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday through Monday, are blue cornmeal mochi pancakes, a traditional Japanese breakfast, and Peads and Barnetts bacon and sausage.

2. E.P. & L.P.

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603 N La Cienega Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 855-9955
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Second floor restaurant E.P. has an approachable brunch with the dimly-lit, stylish room to match. Start with a salty plate of charcuterie to go with a much-needed weekend cocktail. Then venture into the breakfast sandwich, a hefty breakfast burrito, or little gem lobster salad for an easygoing West Hollywood weekend meal.

Charcuterie plate, Italian-American style, at EP
Charcuterie plate at E.P.
Jakob Layman

3. Mírame

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419 N Canon Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 230-5035
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Baja California-inflected Mírame is a stylish place to have a modern Mexican dinner in Beverly Hills, but it’s a bit of an underrated gem for weekend brunch (or weekday lunch). Expect chilaquiles, rabbit tamal, grilled hangar steak and eggs, and even the signature fried Baja snapper with masa jus.

Mírame’s outdoor patio with cactus, tables, and tiled floors.
Patio at Mírame in Beverly Hills
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4. The Garden Bar at Manuela

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907 E 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(323) 849-0480
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Manuela in the Arts District serves weekend brunch from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at its Garden Bar. The scenic space features a menu of Southern California-inspired dishes by chef Kris Tominaga, complemented by a produce-driven cocktail menu by beverage director Niki Kotantoulas.

5. Girl & the Goat

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555-3 Mateo St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 799-4628
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Top Chef winner Stephanie Izard’s Arts District restaurant looks a lot different than her Chicago spot, with a sunnier outlook and lush greenery throughout. The brunch menu fits the ambience, with shrimp fried rice omelette, peanut butter and jelly pancakes, and corned beef hash to complement the very pleasant dining room.

A plant wall outside of a new restaurant named Girl and the Goat.
Girl and the Goat Los Angeles.
Wonho Frank Lee

6. Wise Sons Jewish Deli

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9552 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
(424) 298-8205
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Evan Bloom opened his San Francisco chain Wise Sons to complement LA’s already prodigious Jewish deli scene in a handy Culver City location. There’s everything from bagels and pastrami reuben sandwiches to an excellent bowl of matzo ball soup. Don’t skip the rugelach, either.

Bagels, babka, and rugelach at Wise Sons.
Bagels, babka, and rugelach at Wise Sons.
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7. Post & Beam

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3767 Santa Rosalia Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90008
(323) 299-5599
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Post & Beam, the celebrated Baldwin Hills restaurant from chef John Cleveland and Roni Cleveland, reopened in the spring and brought on chef Martin Draluck, who previously cooked at Hatchet Hall and Milo & Olive. On the brunch menu are sweet and savory dishes including a braised oxtail hash, ribeye and eggs, and pecan pie French toast with bourbon caramel.

8. 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 really digs its brunch situation, going all in on shakshuka, cast iron pancake, chilaquiles, and its lineup of tacos on weekend mornings (and afternoons). 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.

Nueva Venice’s colorful covered outdoor patio in Venice, California with yellow and blue chairs.
Outdoor dining area at Nueva
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9. Gran Blanco

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80 Windward Ave
Venice, CA 90291
(424) 433-8095
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Gran Blanco comes from the same folks behind Great White and it’s a sunny, summery cafe to know about on the Westside. On the weekend brunch menu is a dragon fruit bowl with berries and granola, an earthy mushroom tartine, and brioche French toast with savory dukkah and strawberries.

Brunch spread at Gran Blanco.
Gran Blanco
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10. Ospi

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2025 Pacific Ave
Venice, CA 90291
(424) 443-5007
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Jackson Kalb’s sunny Venice restaurant started an Italian-inspired brunch over the summer serving breakfast carbonara pasta using mezze maniche and a bacon-topped breakfast pizza. The grain bowl literally says it’s trendy, and it features farro, cucumber, spicy eggplant, zucchini, and radish with optional poached eggs.

A quarter angle of a restaurant with non-pandemic-distanced tables, and a glass area in the back for pasta making.
Dining room at Ospi.
Wonho Frank Lee

11. The Nest: También

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16916 Bellflower Blvd
Bellflower, CA 90706
(562) 372-8930
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Popular Bellflower restaurant the Nest has expanded to a new place appropriately dubbed También, serving Mexican-inspired morning and afternoon fare, like chilaquiles, pancakes, Nashville hot chicken and biscuit, and chicken flautas.

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1. Yang's Kitchen

112 W Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801

Yang’s Kitchen is back after a long pandemic hiatus and the brunch menu hits all the right sweet and savory notes. On the menu, which is served from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday through Monday, are blue cornmeal mochi pancakes, a traditional Japanese breakfast, and Peads and Barnetts bacon and sausage.

112 W Main St
Alhambra, CA 91801

2. E.P. & L.P.

603 N La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Charcuterie plate, Italian-American style, at EP
Charcuterie plate at E.P.
Jakob Layman

Second floor restaurant E.P. has an approachable brunch with the dimly-lit, stylish room to match. Start with a salty plate of charcuterie to go with a much-needed weekend cocktail. Then venture into the breakfast sandwich, a hefty breakfast burrito, or little gem lobster salad for an easygoing West Hollywood weekend meal.

603 N La Cienega Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

3. Mírame

419 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Mírame’s outdoor patio with cactus, tables, and tiled floors.
Patio at Mírame in Beverly Hills
Rich Marchewka

Baja California-inflected Mírame is a stylish place to have a modern Mexican dinner in Beverly Hills, but it’s a bit of an underrated gem for weekend brunch (or weekday lunch). Expect chilaquiles, rabbit tamal, grilled hangar steak and eggs, and even the signature fried Baja snapper with masa jus.

419 N Canon Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

4. The Garden Bar at Manuela

907 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Manuela in the Arts District serves weekend brunch from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at its Garden Bar. The scenic space features a menu of Southern California-inspired dishes by chef Kris Tominaga, complemented by a produce-driven cocktail menu by beverage director Niki Kotantoulas.

907 E 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

5. Girl & the Goat

555-3 Mateo St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
A plant wall outside of a new restaurant named Girl and the Goat.
Girl and the Goat Los Angeles.
Wonho Frank Lee

Top Chef winner Stephanie Izard’s Arts District restaurant looks a lot different than her Chicago spot, with a sunnier outlook and lush greenery throughout. The brunch menu fits the ambience, with shrimp fried rice omelette, peanut butter and jelly pancakes, and corned beef hash to complement the very pleasant dining room.

555-3 Mateo St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

6. Wise Sons Jewish Deli

9552 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232
Bagels, babka, and rugelach at Wise Sons.
Bagels, babka, and rugelach at Wise Sons.
Dylan + Jeni

Evan Bloom opened his San Francisco chain Wise Sons to complement LA’s already prodigious Jewish deli scene in a handy Culver City location. There’s everything from bagels and pastrami reuben sandwiches to an excellent bowl of matzo ball soup. Don’t skip the rugelach, either.

9552 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232

7. Post & Beam

3767 Santa Rosalia Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90008

Post & Beam, the celebrated Baldwin Hills restaurant from chef John Cleveland and Roni Cleveland, reopened in the spring and brought on chef Martin Draluck, who previously cooked at Hatchet Hall and Milo & Olive. On the brunch menu are sweet and savory dishes including a braised oxtail hash, ribeye and eggs, and pecan pie French toast with bourbon caramel.

3767 Santa Rosalia Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90008

8. Nueva

822 Washington Blvd, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Nueva Venice’s colorful covered outdoor patio in Venice, California with yellow and blue chairs.
Outdoor dining area at Nueva
Wonho Frank Lee

Venice’s indoor-outdoor gem Nueva really digs its brunch situation, going all in on shakshuka, cast iron pancake, chilaquiles, and its lineup of tacos on weekend mornings (and afternoons). 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

9. Gran Blanco

80 Windward Ave, Venice, CA 90291
Brunch spread at Gran Blanco.
Gran Blanco
[Official Photo]

Gran Blanco comes from the same folks behind Great White and it’s a sunny, summery cafe to know about on the Westside. On the weekend brunch menu is a dragon fruit bowl with berries and granola, an earthy mushroom tartine, and brioche French toast with savory dukkah and strawberries.

80 Windward Ave
Venice, CA 90291

10. Ospi

2025 Pacific Ave, Venice, CA 90291
A quarter angle of a restaurant with non-pandemic-distanced tables, and a glass area in the back for pasta making.
Dining room at Ospi.
Wonho Frank Lee

Jackson Kalb’s sunny Venice restaurant started an Italian-inspired brunch over the summer serving breakfast carbonara pasta using mezze maniche and a bacon-topped breakfast pizza. The grain bowl literally says it’s trendy, and it features farro, cucumber, spicy eggplant, zucchini, and radish with optional poached eggs.

2025 Pacific Ave
Venice, CA 90291

11. The Nest: También

16916 Bellflower Blvd, Bellflower, CA 90706

Popular Bellflower restaurant the Nest has expanded to a new place appropriately dubbed También, serving Mexican-inspired morning and afternoon fare, like chilaquiles, pancakes, Nashville hot chicken and biscuit, and chicken flautas.

16916 Bellflower Blvd
Bellflower, CA 90706

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