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Brunch is served at Post & Beam in Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw.
Brunch is served at Post & Beam in Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw.
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15 Essential Brunch Destinations in Los Angeles

Where to eat the ultimate weekend meal in LA

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Brunch is served at Post & Beam in Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw.
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With springtime weather upon us and COVID waning for the time being, brunch is back in Los Angeles. So grab your friends, reserve a table, and revel in this quintessential weekend ritual. From Walter and Marge Manzke’s beloved Republique to Lien Ta and Jonathan Whitener’s All Day Baby, here now are the 15 essential brunches to try in LA. For the hottest new brunch spots, check out this list.

Added: Yang’s Kitchen, Post & Beam, Petit Trois Le Valley, Leo & Lily

Removed: Met Her At A Bar, Kirari West Bake Shop, Cici’s Cafe

Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission. Please be aware of changing local rules, and check individual restaurant websites for any additional restrictions such as mask requirements. Find a local vaccination site here.

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1. Leo & Lily

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22420 Ventura Blvd
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
(818) 222-6622
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Fans love Leo & Lily, the Woodland Hills casual cafe known for its brunchy basics like french toast, omelets, and smoked salmon Benedicts. Add in heavy pours of champagne, caffeinated drinks, and three different patios, and it’s easy to see why this is one of the busier weekend brunch spots.

2. Petit Trois Le Valley

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13705 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
(818) 989-2600
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Come into the Valley outlet of Petit Trois on weekends from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a French take on brunch. While it’s tough not to fill up on pastries like croissants and caneles, save room for chef Ludo Lefevre’s signature omelette with Boursin cheese, the Mec muffin breakfast sandwich, and a napoleon for dessert.

3. Yang's Kitchen

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112 W Main St
Alhambra, CA 91801
(626) 281-1035
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The all-day menu at Yang’s Kitchen hits all the right sweet and savory brunch time notes. On the menu are cornmeal mochi pancakes, a traditional Japanese breakfast, and plenty of Peads and Barnetts bacon and sausage. Be on the lookout for seasonal specials, too. Snag a seat on the outdoor patio and soak up some warm Alhambra rays.

A collection of brunch dishes like pancakes, and steak and eggs at Yang’s Kitchen.
Yang’s Kitchen
Brandon Lee

4. Salt's Cure

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1155 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 465-7258
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Salt’s Cure prides itself on California-grown ingredients and brunch time is no exception. On chef Chris Phelp’s thoughtfully sourced menu are fantastic things like oatmeal griddle cakes, a wonderfully messy breakfast sandwich, and even a hearty grain bowl.

Salt’s Cure
Salt’s Cure
Crystal Coser

5. All Day Baby

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3200 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 741-0082
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While brunch is technically offered all week at this Silver Lake stunner, come in on the weekends for a leisurely feast of fried chicken sandwiches, breakfast burritos, and Belgian waffles with smoked maple syrup. Wash it all down with boozy milkshakes.

6. Republique

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624 South La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(310) 362-6115
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It’s never been easier to experience brunch at Republique. Order all the hits online, including Margarita Manzke’s incredible pastries, brioche french toast, and kimchi fried rice for takeout or delivery, or make a reservation far in advance to dine in.

7. Poppy + Rose

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765 Wall St
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 995-7799
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Grab a seat on Poppy’s patio on the rooftop of the Los Angeles Flower Market building from Friday through Sunday. The outdoor brunch features crowd-pleasing favorites like the buttermilk fried chicken and waffle, steak breakfast burrito, and biscuits and gravy. Reservations are highly recommended.

8. 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 last 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. 

9. The Rose Venice

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220 Rose Ave
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 399-0711
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Join the crowd of good-looking Venice locals for brunch at the Rose on weekend mornings. Jason Neroni’s cooking is always solid, while the wide range of pastries pair nicely with the restaurant’s exceptional coffee.

10. Great White

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1604 Pacific Ave
Venice, CA 90291
(424) 744-8403
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Situated practically underneath the iconic Venice sign, Great White is lively most days of the week but especially on weekends when locals and visitors come out for sun, surf, and daytime fare. From avocado toast to ricotta hotcakes and breakfast burritos, there’s something on the menu for every taste.

For that only-in-Venice feeling: Great White.
Great White
Farley Elliott

11. Court Cafe

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5496 W Centinela Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90045
(310) 431-4969
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Court Cafe is a collaboration between Taco Mell’s Jermelle Henderson, Bleu Kitchen’s Calvin Johnson, and Keith Garett of All Flavor No Grease. The brunch menu aims to please with original dishes like Garret’s ocho burrito with lobster, chicken sausage, shrimp, bell peppers, spinach, eggs, etouffee sauce, and smoked gouda cheese sauce.

12. The Serving Spoon

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1403 Centinela Ave
Inglewood, CA 90302
(310) 412-3927
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Going strong for nearly 40 years, the Serving Spoon is open for dine-in and takeout brunch. Settle into Southern classics like fried catfish, cornbread, and fried chicken.

A plate of fried chicken tucked underneath a waffle from the Serving Spoon in Inglewood
The Serving Spoon
Cathy Chaplin

13. Watts Coffee House

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1827 E 103rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90002
(323) 249-4343

Desiree Edwards of Watts Coffee House has been fueling the neighborhood with soul food comforts like fried chicken, smothered pork chops, and buttermilk biscuits since 1997. Dine in or call ahead to place an order before swinging by for pick-up.

A bowl of orange-yellow shrimp and grits with chopped green herbs sprinkled on top, sitting on a multicolored gray cloth.
Watts Coffee House
Wonho Frank Lee

14. The Nest: A Breakfast Joint

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9260 Alondra Blvd
Bellflower, CA 90706
(562) 804-5097
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The Nest’s expansive menu of hearty morning fare aims to please every palate. In addition to things like churro waffles, shrimp and grits, and chilaquiles, the menu includes options for those who are keto, vegan, and paleo.

15. Manhattan Beach Post

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1142 Manhattan Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 545-5405
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The decade-old brunch menu at chef David Lefevre’s Manhattan Beach Post is as good as ever with bacon cheddar biscuits, deep-fried chimichanga burritos, and cinnamon rolls on the menu.

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1. Leo & Lily

22420 Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills, CA 91364

Fans love Leo & Lily, the Woodland Hills casual cafe known for its brunchy basics like french toast, omelets, and smoked salmon Benedicts. Add in heavy pours of champagne, caffeinated drinks, and three different patios, and it’s easy to see why this is one of the busier weekend brunch spots.

22420 Ventura Blvd
Woodland Hills, CA 91364

2. Petit Trois Le Valley

13705 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Come into the Valley outlet of Petit Trois on weekends from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a French take on brunch. While it’s tough not to fill up on pastries like croissants and caneles, save room for chef Ludo Lefevre’s signature omelette with Boursin cheese, the Mec muffin breakfast sandwich, and a napoleon for dessert.

13705 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

3. Yang's Kitchen

112 W Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801
A collection of brunch dishes like pancakes, and steak and eggs at Yang’s Kitchen.
Yang’s Kitchen
Brandon Lee

The all-day menu at Yang’s Kitchen hits all the right sweet and savory brunch time notes. On the menu are cornmeal mochi pancakes, a traditional Japanese breakfast, and plenty of Peads and Barnetts bacon and sausage. Be on the lookout for seasonal specials, too. Snag a seat on the outdoor patio and soak up some warm Alhambra rays.

112 W Main St
Alhambra, CA 91801

4. Salt's Cure

1155 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Salt’s Cure
Salt’s Cure
Crystal Coser

Salt’s Cure prides itself on California-grown ingredients and brunch time is no exception. On chef Chris Phelp’s thoughtfully sourced menu are fantastic things like oatmeal griddle cakes, a wonderfully messy breakfast sandwich, and even a hearty grain bowl.

1155 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038

5. All Day Baby

3200 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

While brunch is technically offered all week at this Silver Lake stunner, come in on the weekends for a leisurely feast of fried chicken sandwiches, breakfast burritos, and Belgian waffles with smoked maple syrup. Wash it all down with boozy milkshakes.

3200 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

6. Republique

624 South La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

It’s never been easier to experience brunch at Republique. Order all the hits online, including Margarita Manzke’s incredible pastries, brioche french toast, and kimchi fried rice for takeout or delivery, or make a reservation far in advance to dine in.

624 South La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

7. Poppy + Rose

765 Wall St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Grab a seat on Poppy’s patio on the rooftop of the Los Angeles Flower Market building from Friday through Sunday. The outdoor brunch features crowd-pleasing favorites like the buttermilk fried chicken and waffle, steak breakfast burrito, and biscuits and gravy. Reservations are highly recommended.

765 Wall St
Los Angeles, CA 90014

8. 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 last 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

9. The Rose Venice

220 Rose Ave, Venice, CA 90291

Join the crowd of good-looking Venice locals for brunch at the Rose on weekend mornings. Jason Neroni’s cooking is always solid, while the wide range of pastries pair nicely with the restaurant’s exceptional coffee.

220 Rose Ave
Venice, CA 90291

10. Great White

1604 Pacific Ave, Venice, CA 90291
For that only-in-Venice feeling: Great White.
Great White
Farley Elliott

Situated practically underneath the iconic Venice sign, Great White is lively most days of the week but especially on weekends when locals and visitors come out for sun, surf, and daytime fare. From avocado toast to ricotta hotcakes and breakfast burritos, there’s something on the menu for every taste.

1604 Pacific Ave
Venice, CA 90291

11. Court Cafe

5496 W Centinela Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Court Cafe is a collaboration between Taco Mell’s Jermelle Henderson, Bleu Kitchen’s Calvin Johnson, and Keith Garett of All Flavor No Grease. The brunch menu aims to please with original dishes like Garret’s ocho burrito with lobster, chicken sausage, shrimp, bell peppers, spinach, eggs, etouffee sauce, and smoked gouda cheese sauce.

5496 W Centinela Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90045

12. The Serving Spoon

1403 Centinela Ave, Inglewood, CA 90302
A plate of fried chicken tucked underneath a waffle from the Serving Spoon in Inglewood
The Serving Spoon
Cathy Chaplin

Going strong for nearly 40 years, the Serving Spoon is open for dine-in and takeout brunch. Settle into Southern classics like fried catfish, cornbread, and fried chicken.

1403 Centinela Ave
Inglewood, CA 90302

13. Watts Coffee House

1827 E 103rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90002
A bowl of orange-yellow shrimp and grits with chopped green herbs sprinkled on top, sitting on a multicolored gray cloth.
Watts Coffee House
Wonho Frank Lee

Desiree Edwards of Watts Coffee House has been fueling the neighborhood with soul food comforts like fried chicken, smothered pork chops, and buttermilk biscuits since 1997. Dine in or call ahead to place an order before swinging by for pick-up.

1827 E 103rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90002

14. The Nest: A Breakfast Joint

9260 Alondra Blvd, Bellflower, CA 90706

The Nest’s expansive menu of hearty morning fare aims to please every palate. In addition to things like churro waffles, shrimp and grits, and chilaquiles, the menu includes options for those who are keto, vegan, and paleo.

9260 Alondra Blvd
Bellflower, CA 90706

15. Manhattan Beach Post

1142 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

The decade-old brunch menu at chef David Lefevre’s Manhattan Beach Post is as good as ever with bacon cheddar biscuits, deep-fried chimichanga burritos, and cinnamon rolls on the menu.

1142 Manhattan Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

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