Even with the temperatures waning downward, spending a sunny brunch with friends is one of the best ways to enjoy the weekend. A swell of LA brunch options are available throughout the region, and always with cocktails and mocktails. Here now are 11 hot brunch spots in Los Angeles. For LA’s essential brunch destinations, check out this list.Read More
11 Hot Brunch Spots to Check Out in Los Angeles
Downtown patio relaxation, Southern goodness, and a Westside hangout with lots of tacos
Atla is perfectly situated for brunch-heavy Venice, with an Abbot Kinney look and sensibility that pervades the dining room and menu. Find veg-forward options like avocado toast, mushrooms en salsa verde, and carrot salads on this all-day menu, plus meaty tacos and a collection of margaritas.
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Want to go meat-free this weekend? Planta Cocina in Marina del Rey is a superb new option with vegan chilaquiles served with salsa roja and cashew crema or a Latin-inspired omelet with avocado and pico de Gallo. For something sweeter, blue corn waffles come with a berry compote, candied orange, and maple syrup. And for the proper brunch experience, go for either endless mimosas or sake sangrias.
Rossoblu’s Steve and Dina Samson wanted a casual Italian-influenced restaurant closer to their Playa Vista home, which resulted in Superfine Playa. The tight brunch menu offers everything from lemon ricotta pancakes and eggplant parm sandwich to a frittata parmigiana with tomato sugo, provolone, and mozzarella. Enjoy it on the sunny patio with a mandarino and limoncello spritz with mint and prosecco. Brunch is counter service-only with self-seating on weekends from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This longtime Beverly Hills restaurant has a fresh new brunch menu that costs just $39 with a huge number of choices served in three courses. Appetizers might be chicken meatballs with gochujang or duck potstickers with cherry agrodolce. The Vietnamese-inspired mains include classic beef pho, grilled prawns with garlic noodles (for an additional $8), and ribeye banh mi “pho” dip. Finish with warm beignets or ice cream. Brunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
Stanley's Wet Goods
This Culver City wine shop launched Saturday and Sunday brunch earlier this year. The menu features Turkish eggs with garlicky lemon-herb yogurt; eggs on toasted Bub and Grandma’s sourdough with prosciutto, pesto, arugula, and aged Parmesan; and a meatball panino. Given the shop’s extensive wine collection, there are lots of by-the-glass options to pair with the meal.
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Ronan’s exciting weekend brunch has been a long time coming. The Melrose California Italian specialist continues to lean into wood-fired pizzas and salads while also diving into takes on avocado toast, a focaccia with housemade gravlax and whipped ricotta, and specialty sourdough waffles with seasonal fruit.
Swanky Shirley Brasserie hides inside the timeless Hollywood Roosevelt hotel serving French-inspired fare like crab cake benedict, duck confit hash, a baked pork belly galette, and of course a croque madame with frisee salad. Those who want something sweeter can order up brioche French toast served with banana, bacon, and caramel. A showstopping option is the Pedestal of Pastries with cruffins, fruit tarts, danishes, and more for $9 a person.
With unfettered Hollywood views, the rooftop Lemon Grove restaurant from Marcel Vigneron has beautiful vibes for a sunny SoCal brunch. Expect bananas foster pancakes, mini cinnamon rolls, and a croque madame to go with non-alcoholic cocktails made with gin or bourbon. Brunch runs 11 a.m to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Koreatown’s fresh daytime cafe serves a tight menu of pineapple bun pastries, beef curry croquettes, tea egg salad brioche sandwiches, and Hong Kong-style French toast. A weekend-only Grand Slam includes the French toast, two eggs, and an option of Taiwanese sausage or tater tots. Finish meals with a refreshing milk tea or iced jasmine passionfruit tea. Parking is a bit tough, which makes transit the better choice.
The ground floor space of the Hoxton makes for an ideal diner space, so it made sense for operator Boka Group, which operates Cabra upstairs and the Girl and the Goat in Arts District, to convert the former Cafe Basque into Moonlark’s Dinette. With chef Chris Pandel at the helm, expect a true Midwestern approach to daytime fare like a deluxe breakfast sandwich with Taylor ham on a housemade English muffin, a sweet-salty Monte Cristo sandwich, and chilaquiles verdes.
Soak in the big Southern brunch in Downtown LA at Joyce from noon to 6 p.m. on weekends. Chef Samuel Monsour’s sustainable-oriented menu features seafood and ingredients showcase dishes like Sunday braised collards with turkey necks and crunchy panko-crusted French toast served in a beautiful, light-filled dining room.