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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

Eggs Benedict, french toast, and bottomless mimosas

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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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1. 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. 

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. Lumière

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2025 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(310) 424-3031
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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

5. Tatel Beverly Hills

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453 N Canon Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 651-8553
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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

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. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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.
Cafe Gratitude

10. 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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11. 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.

12. Cha Cha Chá

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812 E 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

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

13. Damian

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2132 E 7th Pl
Los Angeles, CA 90021
(213) 270-0178
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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.

14. 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.

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1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. Lumière

2025 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067
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.

2025 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067

5. Tatel Beverly Hills

453 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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. 

453 N Canon Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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

12. Cha Cha Chá

812 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
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.

812 E 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

13. Damian

2132 E 7th Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90021

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.

2132 E 7th Pl
Los Angeles, CA 90021

14. 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

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