Saturday and Sunday mornings are prime times for settling in for 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. Here now are 13 of the hottest new brunch spots in Los Angeles. For LA’s essential brunch destinations, check out this list.Read More
13 Hot New Brunch Spots to Check Out in Los Angeles
Where to get eggs Benedict, french toast, and bottomless mimosas
Find brunch at Josiah Citrin’s Charcoal in Venice on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Menu highlights include classic steak and eggs, a blueberry Dutch boy, and eggs Benedict served with a charcoal-infused hollandaise. Brunch is available for both walk-ins and reservations via Resy.
The brunch menu at Ryla, which is available on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., is chock-full of creative fare from chefs Cynthia Hetlinger and Ray Hayashi. From Hawaiian loco moco to crispy Taiwanese egg crepe and even a cinnamon apple pop tart, there’s something sweet or savory for everyone. The bloody mary made with gochujang, citrus, and soy powder salt sounds particularly intriguing.
With a swanky new Sunday-only brunch, this scene-y West Hollywood restaurant located inside the Edition hotel serves chef John Fraser’s most vegetable-based daytime menu featuring cauliflower steak, chicken and waffles, and carrot “gravlax” tartine. Hours run noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday.
This suave new Culver City restaurant opens with a daily breakfast through dinner service, which means crepes suzette, classic omelets, and mushroom-truffle tartine with a sunny side up egg. Offering one of the most impressive new dining spaces to debut this year, this is the stylish brunch that Westside fashionable types have been waiting for.
With a terrific semi-outdoor space in West Hollywood nearby swanky retail shops along Robertson and Melrose, Soulmate acts as an ideal weekend meeting point with Spanish-infused brunch fare, from custard-soaked brioche toasts called torrijas to jamon serrano “bocadillo” served in a split croissant. The restaurant offers non-stop mimosas or rose for $35 a person too.
The Butcher's Daughter West Hollywood
The stunning second LA outpost of the Butcher’s Daughter, which also has locations in New York, is fitting in nicely in West Hollywood. The vegetarian restaurant offers brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. inside its green-hued dining room and on its airy patio. Expect dishes like smoked carrot lox with herbed cashew cream cheese on a house-made bagel; “crab” cake Benedict made with jackfruit; and crispy corn riblets. Round out the meal with a seasonal cardamom rose latte and a variety of cold-pressed juices.
The weekend menu is basically the same as the regular dinner menu at Boston import Saltie Girl, with plenty of pricey but pristine seafood options, and a fried lobster and waffle that feels more brunch-appropriate. As weeks progress, the kitchen will add more brunch-specific dishes like soft scrambled eggs with caviar, plus smoked fish platters and bagels.
The Den on Sunset
This Sunday brunch runs 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with decadent weekend fare by chef Ronnie de Leon, serving ubae pancakes, hot honey fried chicken and waffles, and a hefty hangover burrito. And since this is the Sunset Trip, the Den offers $30 bottomless mimosas.
Connie and Ted's
Enduring West Hollywood seafood restaurant Connie & Ted’s has a fully refreshed weekend brunch with French toast, steak and eggs, and a lobster “croque” with gruyere, figaro sauce, and a sunny side up egg. Other seafood-inflected brunch fare includes shrimp chilaquiles and a crab and lobster omelet, all of which work great followed by refreshing glasses of beer or a bloody mary.
Mother Tongue Restaurant
Mother Tongue is as LA as it gets: a healthy restaurant from chef-restaurateur Michael Mina (Bourbon Steak, Bungalow Kitchen) on top of luxe fitness club Heimat in Hollywood. Its new brunch, available Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., comes in the form of a $39 two-course prix-fixe meal. Dubbed “Weekend Ritual,” diners can make a selection between items like shiitake mushroom larb and striped bass crudo, to egg sando and shakshuka. It also boasts an unlimited rosé offering for $30 per person.
Madre! Oaxacan Restaurant and Mezcaleria
Known for its stellar mezcal selection and Oaxacan cuisine, Madre launched brunch at its Torrance and West Hollywood locations. The menu, which includes several vegetarian options, is available on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hearty appetites will appreciate the barbacoa de borrego (lamb) served with consome, salsa, black bean paste, and tortillas.
The Lonely Oyster
This Echo Park restaurant has already gained a fervent following for its oysters, seafood towers, and good vibes — and brunch is no exception. On Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m., diners can get dishes like salmon benedict with caviar, wagyu with eggs, and lemon ricotta pancakes. Since the restaurant is owned by Little Joy’s Don Andes, expect to see the bar’s bloody mary mix Sister Mary on the menu.
Perhaps the hottest new dim sum spot to open in SGV in a while, Bistro 1968 comes from the same kitchen team as the beloved but short-lived Enlighten Bistro 168. With an expansive San Gabriel dining room and a menu of well-executed classics, expect tasty plates from golden har gow and luscious abalone tarts to a very solid bowl of congee.