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13 Hot New Brunch Spots to Check Out in Los Angeles

Where to get eggs Benedict, french toast, and bottomless mimosas

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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.

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Lemon Grove

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In the heart of the new Vinyl District, Lemon Grove sits on the rooftop of the Aster, a members-only club and hotel. The restaurant is open to the public and helmed by Bravo Top Chef alum Marcel Vigneron. With a brunch offered Saturday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., guests can find raw oysters, croque-madame flatbread, bananas fosters pancakes, and steak and eggs with chimichurri. Reservations can be made on Resy.

Harriet's Rooftop

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Harriet’s, a stunning rooftop restaurant atop the 1 Hotel in West Hollywood, recently debuted an entirely new brunch menu for Saturdays to Sundays from noon to 3 p.m. Expect dishes like brioche French toast, avocado tartine, and a bacon breakfast sandwich with smoked chile mayo — all served with a side of sweeping panoramic city views.

Plates with French toast and berries, fruit, breakfast burrito, and avocado toast.
Spread of brunch offerings at Harriet’s.
Harriet’s

Mother Tongue Restaurant

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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. Reservations can be made online here.

Blue Daisy Melrose

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Blue Daisy has been a longtime Santa Monica favorite, and now has a new sister restaurant inside the Palihotel Melrose hotel. Breakfast and brunch are served daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (both inside and on its breezy outdoor patio). Choose from dishes such as croissant-and-smoked-salmon sandwiches, and za’atar sunny side up eggs with spicy Turkish sujuk sausages. Don’t miss out on the Turkish coffee, and brunch-y libations like the passionfruit mimosa and bacon bloody mary.

The Butcher's Daughter West Hollywood

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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. 

A dining room with light wood and mint green accents at the Butcher’s Daughter on Melrose.
The dining room inside the Butcher’s Daughter in West Hollywood
Wonho Frank Lee

The Lonely Oyster

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This Echo Park newcomer 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 Cocktails’s Don Andes, expect to see the bar’s bloody mary mix Sister Mary on the menu.

Levant Bistro + Bake Shop

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Levant Bistro began as a food blog for Anita Khalek to share her family’s and her own recipes, with dishes inspired by countries surrounding the Mediterranean. Now, it’s evolved into an actual restaurant in Silver Lake, where Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. is a weekend treat indoors and on its lovely outdoor patio. The gluten-free restaurant, which sources organic ingredients, offers dishes like merguez sausage flatbread, farinata (a baked chickpea torte) with sweet onions and roasted carrots, and shakshuka. Make sure to also browse the pastry case for some goodies as well.

Lumière

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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

Asterid by Ray Garcia

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Head to Walt Disney Concert Hall for brunch at Asterid on Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The menu features small- and large-format plates of California-inspired cuisine, like a mushroom hash, oxtail with tortilla spaetzle, and short rib bibimbap. To drink, there are cocktails, wines, and specially curated buckets of canned cocktails, wines, and beers from bar director Chris Chernock.

A trio of brunch dishes at Asterid by Ray Garcia in Downtown.
A trio of brunch dishes at Asterid by Ray Garcia in Downtown.
Asterid by Ray Garcia

Lillie's at The Culver Hotel

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This Cal-French restaurant situated inside the nearly century-old Culver Hotel, is a charming getaway with its upscale dining room and garden lounge. Its weekend brunch, available Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., is anchored by raw seafood offerings, like oysters, lobster cocktails, and tuna ceviche. For heartier fare, find steak frites with wagyu, a smoked salmon plate, and a breakfast burrito with crispy hash browns.

The Waterfront Venice

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The Waterfront Venice, a bright and cheery beachside restaurant, now offers a bottomless brunch buffet on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Diners can get full from a spread of smoothies and pastries, plus omelet and taco stations. There are also bottomless brunch cocktails. Reservations can be made via Resy

A table full of food on plates at the Waterfront Venice restaurant.
Brunch at the Waterfront Venice.
The Waterfront Venice

Charcoal Venice

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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.

An array of brunch dishes at Ryla in Hermosa Beach.
An array of brunch dishes at Ryla in Hermosa Beach.
Ron De Angelis

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Lemon Grove

In the heart of the new Vinyl District, Lemon Grove sits on the rooftop of the Aster, a members-only club and hotel. The restaurant is open to the public and helmed by Bravo Top Chef alum Marcel Vigneron. With a brunch offered Saturday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., guests can find raw oysters, croque-madame flatbread, bananas fosters pancakes, and steak and eggs with chimichurri. Reservations can be made on Resy.

Harriet's Rooftop

Harriet’s, a stunning rooftop restaurant atop the 1 Hotel in West Hollywood, recently debuted an entirely new brunch menu for Saturdays to Sundays from noon to 3 p.m. Expect dishes like brioche French toast, avocado tartine, and a bacon breakfast sandwich with smoked chile mayo — all served with a side of sweeping panoramic city views.

Plates with French toast and berries, fruit, breakfast burrito, and avocado toast.
Spread of brunch offerings at Harriet’s.
Harriet’s

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. Reservations can be made online here.

Blue Daisy Melrose

Blue Daisy has been a longtime Santa Monica favorite, and now has a new sister restaurant inside the Palihotel Melrose hotel. Breakfast and brunch are served daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (both inside and on its breezy outdoor patio). Choose from dishes such as croissant-and-smoked-salmon sandwiches, and za’atar sunny side up eggs with spicy Turkish sujuk sausages. Don’t miss out on the Turkish coffee, and brunch-y libations like the passionfruit mimosa and bacon bloody mary.

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. 

A dining room with light wood and mint green accents at the Butcher’s Daughter on Melrose.
The dining room inside the Butcher’s Daughter in West Hollywood
Wonho Frank Lee

The Lonely Oyster

This Echo Park newcomer 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 Cocktails’s Don Andes, expect to see the bar’s bloody mary mix Sister Mary on the menu.

Levant Bistro + Bake Shop

Levant Bistro began as a food blog for Anita Khalek to share her family’s and her own recipes, with dishes inspired by countries surrounding the Mediterranean. Now, it’s evolved into an actual restaurant in Silver Lake, where Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. is a weekend treat indoors and on its lovely outdoor patio. The gluten-free restaurant, which sources organic ingredients, offers dishes like merguez sausage flatbread, farinata (a baked chickpea torte) with sweet onions and roasted carrots, and shakshuka. Make sure to also browse the pastry case for some goodies as well.

Lumière

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

Asterid by Ray Garcia

Head to Walt Disney Concert Hall for brunch at Asterid on Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The menu features small- and large-format plates of California-inspired cuisine, like a mushroom hash, oxtail with tortilla spaetzle, and short rib bibimbap. To drink, there are cocktails, wines, and specially curated buckets of canned cocktails, wines, and beers from bar director Chris Chernock.

A trio of brunch dishes at Asterid by Ray Garcia in Downtown.
A trio of brunch dishes at Asterid by Ray Garcia in Downtown.
Asterid by Ray Garcia

Lillie's at The Culver Hotel

This Cal-French restaurant situated inside the nearly century-old Culver Hotel, is a charming getaway with its upscale dining room and garden lounge. Its weekend brunch, available Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., is anchored by raw seafood offerings, like oysters, lobster cocktails, and tuna ceviche. For heartier fare, find steak frites with wagyu, a smoked salmon plate, and a breakfast burrito with crispy hash browns.

The Waterfront Venice

The Waterfront Venice, a bright and cheery beachside restaurant, now offers a bottomless brunch buffet on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Diners can get full from a spread of smoothies and pastries, plus omelet and taco stations. There are also bottomless brunch cocktails. Reservations can be made via Resy

A table full of food on plates at the Waterfront Venice restaurant.
Brunch at the Waterfront Venice.
The Waterfront Venice

Charcoal Venice

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.

Ryla

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.

An array of brunch dishes at Ryla in Hermosa Beach.
An array of brunch dishes at Ryla in Hermosa Beach.
Ron De Angelis

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