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The 15 Hottest Brunch Spots in Los Angeles, April 2019

The newest places to grab weekend brunch

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Saturday and Sunday mornings are prime time for grabbing something boozy — 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 is the best time to unwind before the start of another work week. Here now are the 15 hottest brunch spots in Los Angeles.

Removed: Bacari, Spartina, Openaire, LASA

Added: Los Balcones, Small Town, Simonette, Spoonfed

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Los Balcones Studio City

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11334 Moorpark St
Studio City, CA 91602
(818) 924-2323
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Chef Ricardo Zarate and the Los Balcones team in Studio City are serving an artful mash-up of Peruvian flavors and traditional brunch classics during weekends. The menu includes a chile relleno-stuffed breakfast burrito and Tiger prawns with scrambled eggs.

Los Balcones
Los Balcones [Official Photo]

2. Small Town

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2764 Rowena Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(323) 522-6381
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Small Town serves up brunchtime basics in a comfortable setting. That means soft-scrambled eggs with potatoes, things on toast, and even a Dutch baby.

3. Atrium

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1816 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 607-6944
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Innovative California fare from chef Hunter Pritchett is what it’s all about at this Los Feliz spot. Dig into the smashed avocado focaccia for something light or the burger with house-made Cheez Whiz for something heftier.

4. Spoonfed

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959 Seward St
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 347-7000
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Spoonfed is the work of Sean Loeffel, a longtime front of house lead at various places across the city, and chef Carlos Monterroso, formerly of Doheny Room. Choose the the chia parfait for something light or go big with the Oaxacan omelette with braised pork and guacamole.

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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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For a brunch experience that intrigues and delights, look no further than Aussie-Fijian chef Louis Tikaram’s E.P. & L.P. On the menu is a house made coconut yogurt, fried chicken with Hong Kong-style waffles, and congee, of course.

E.P. & L.P.
E.P. & L.P. [Official Photo]

6. Yarrow

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487 S Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Royce Burke of Secret Lasagna fame has turned his attention to yoga studio Hyperslow, opening a breakfast and lunch cafe dubbed Yarrow. The multi-talented chef is focusing on innovative preparations of vegetables like carrot tartines and a breakfast burrito with mushroom, zucchini, and charred lemon romesco. Don’t skip the beet-tinted farro salad, loaded with crunchy cucumbers, tomatoes, and roasted carrots.

7. Here's Looking At You

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4202, 3901 W 6th St
Los Angeles, CA 90020
(213) 568-3573
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For the most innovative brunch in town, look to chef Jonathan Whitener’s Koreatown hotspot. There’s a Jerusalem bagel with smoked salmon roe, lebni, and herbs on the menu, as well as a coconut waffle with koji and blueberries. The cocktail offerings are just as thoughtful, so definitely plan on imbibing.  

Here’s Looking At You
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8. Rossoblu

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CITY MARKET SOUTH, 1124 San Julian St
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 749-1099
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Steve Samson’s Fashion District restaurant may very well be Downtown’s best mid-morning spot. The brunch-friendly Italian fare is back after a kitchen fire hiatus, and ranges from Appenine breakfast plates with heirloom beans and roasted pork belly to lemon ricotta pancakes and Bolognese-drenched burgers.

Rossoblu
Rossoblu [Official Photo]

9. Alta

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5359 W Adams Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90016
(323) 571-4999
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It’s brunch time in West Adams and chef Keith Corbin’s California-soul menu has something for everyone. There are cornmeal pancakes with brown butter-maple caramel, steak and eggs, and of course, avocado toast on Tartine bread. Bottomless mimosas for $20 are never a bad idea.

10. Pikoh

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11940 Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 928-9344
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The brunch-time offerings at Pikoh are available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The most interesting dishes, like the sweet potato gnocchi and kimchi fried rice, are listed under the Provisions section of the menu.

11. Golden Bull Restaurant

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170 W Channel Rd
Santa Monica, CA 90402
(310) 230-0402
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This reborn classic steakhouse is the ideal launchpad for a beach day in Malibu. With a refreshed interior and updated menu, the Golden Bull serves everything from ribeye steak hash to buttermilk pancakes, all of which goes wonderfully with a bright orange mimosa.

Pancakes and more on the brunch menu at Golden Bull
Golden Bull [official photo]

12. Simonette Restaurant

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3927 Van Buren Pl
Culver City, CA 90232
(424) 321-8000
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Brunch is an all-day affair at this French-inflected spot. Settle into a classic French omelet with soft cheese and chives or buckwheat crêpes with a runny egg. Sparkling-wine mimosas are a must.

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Jakob N. Layman

13. Little Prince

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2424 Main St
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Chef Ari Taymor opened this pop-up-turned-permanent restaurant in Santa Monica’s former Fork in the Road. Brunch highlights include a green pea pancake, smoked salmon hash with seaweed hollandaise, and smoked brisket with Anson Mills grits.

Green pea pancake at Little Prince
Little Prince

14. Comfort LA Inglewood

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902 N La Brea Ave, Inglewood
CA 90302, United States
(424) 702-5138
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The award for the simplest brunch menu goest to Comfort LA. There’s just one item on its menu, a Brunch Special that includes five wings and two waffles. Additional waffles and syrup are available for a nominal fee.

15. Jame Enoteca

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241 Main St
El Segundo, CA 90245
(310) 648-8554
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Head to El Segundo for Jackson Kalb’s take on brunch. The chef cooked previously at Factory Kitchen and NYC’s Union Square Cafe, so it’s no surprise the food is solid. For traditionalists, there are eggs Benedict served on a house-made English muffin and lemon ricotta pancakes. And for those in the mood for something heartier, there’s fried chicken served on a pancetta-Parmigiano-maple biscuit.

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1. Los Balcones Studio City

11334 Moorpark St, Studio City, CA 91602
Los Balcones
Los Balcones [Official Photo]

Chef Ricardo Zarate and the Los Balcones team in Studio City are serving an artful mash-up of Peruvian flavors and traditional brunch classics during weekends. The menu includes a chile relleno-stuffed breakfast burrito and Tiger prawns with scrambled eggs.

11334 Moorpark St
Studio City, CA 91602

2. Small Town

2764 Rowena Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039

Small Town serves up brunchtime basics in a comfortable setting. That means soft-scrambled eggs with potatoes, things on toast, and even a Dutch baby.

2764 Rowena Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90039

3. Atrium

1816 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Innovative California fare from chef Hunter Pritchett is what it’s all about at this Los Feliz spot. Dig into the smashed avocado focaccia for something light or the burger with house-made Cheez Whiz for something heftier.

1816 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

4. Spoonfed

959 Seward St, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Spoonfed
Adam Hendershott

Spoonfed is the work of Sean Loeffel, a longtime front of house lead at various places across the city, and chef Carlos Monterroso, formerly of Doheny Room. Choose the the chia parfait for something light or go big with the Oaxacan omelette with braised pork and guacamole.

959 Seward St
Los Angeles, CA 90038

5. E.P. & L.P.

603 N La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
E.P. & L.P.
E.P. & L.P. [Official Photo]

For a brunch experience that intrigues and delights, look no further than Aussie-Fijian chef Louis Tikaram’s E.P. & L.P. On the menu is a house made coconut yogurt, fried chicken with Hong Kong-style waffles, and congee, of course.

603 N La Cienega Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

6. Yarrow

487 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Royce Burke of Secret Lasagna fame has turned his attention to yoga studio Hyperslow, opening a breakfast and lunch cafe dubbed Yarrow. The multi-talented chef is focusing on innovative preparations of vegetables like carrot tartines and a breakfast burrito with mushroom, zucchini, and charred lemon romesco. Don’t skip the beet-tinted farro salad, loaded with crunchy cucumbers, tomatoes, and roasted carrots.

487 S Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

7. Here's Looking At You

4202, 3901 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90020
Here’s Looking At You
Here’s Looking At You [Official Photo]

For the most innovative brunch in town, look to chef Jonathan Whitener’s Koreatown hotspot. There’s a Jerusalem bagel with smoked salmon roe, lebni, and herbs on the menu, as well as a coconut waffle with koji and blueberries. The cocktail offerings are just as thoughtful, so definitely plan on imbibing.  

4202, 3901 W 6th St
Los Angeles, CA 90020

8. Rossoblu

CITY MARKET SOUTH, 1124 San Julian St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Rossoblu
Rossoblu [Official Photo]

Steve Samson’s Fashion District restaurant may very well be Downtown’s best mid-morning spot. The brunch-friendly Italian fare is back after a kitchen fire hiatus, and ranges from Appenine breakfast plates with heirloom beans and roasted pork belly to lemon ricotta pancakes and Bolognese-drenched burgers.

CITY MARKET SOUTH, 1124 San Julian St
Los Angeles, CA 90015

9. Alta

5359 W Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016

It’s brunch time in West Adams and chef Keith Corbin’s California-soul menu has something for everyone. There are cornmeal pancakes with brown butter-maple caramel, steak and eggs, and of course, avocado toast on Tartine bread. Bottomless mimosas for $20 are never a bad idea.

5359 W Adams Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90016

10. Pikoh

11940 Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

The brunch-time offerings at Pikoh are available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The most interesting dishes, like the sweet potato gnocchi and kimchi fried rice, are listed under the Provisions section of the menu.

11940 Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064

11. Golden Bull Restaurant

170 W Channel Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402
Pancakes and more on the brunch menu at Golden Bull
Golden Bull [official photo]

This reborn classic steakhouse is the ideal launchpad for a beach day in Malibu. With a refreshed interior and updated menu, the Golden Bull serves everything from ribeye steak hash to buttermilk pancakes, all of which goes wonderfully with a bright orange mimosa.

170 W Channel Rd
Santa Monica, CA 90402

12. Simonette Restaurant

3927 Van Buren Pl, Culver City, CA 90232
Simonette Restaurant
Jakob N. Layman

Brunch is an all-day affair at this French-inflected spot. Settle into a classic French omelet with soft cheese and chives or buckwheat crêpes with a runny egg. Sparkling-wine mimosas are a must.

3927 Van Buren Pl
Culver City, CA 90232

13. Little Prince

2424 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Green pea pancake at Little Prince
Little Prince

Chef Ari Taymor opened this pop-up-turned-permanent restaurant in Santa Monica’s former Fork in the Road. Brunch highlights include a green pea pancake, smoked salmon hash with seaweed hollandaise, and smoked brisket with Anson Mills grits.

2424 Main St
Santa Monica, CA 90405

14. Comfort LA Inglewood

902 N La Brea Ave, Inglewood, CA 90302, United States

The award for the simplest brunch menu goest to Comfort LA. There’s just one item on its menu, a Brunch Special that includes five wings and two waffles. Additional waffles and syrup are available for a nominal fee.

902 N La Brea Ave, Inglewood
CA 90302, United States

15. Jame Enoteca

241 Main St, El Segundo, CA 90245

Head to El Segundo for Jackson Kalb’s take on brunch. The chef cooked previously at Factory Kitchen and NYC’s Union Square Cafe, so it’s no surprise the food is solid. For traditionalists, there are eggs Benedict served on a house-made English muffin and lemon ricotta pancakes. And for those in the mood for something heartier, there’s fried chicken served on a pancetta-Parmigiano-maple biscuit.

241 Main St
El Segundo, CA 90245

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