Top 10 Brunch Spots – Los Angeles

Brunch is one of the best ways to spend a lazy weekend morning or afternoon. And with staple foods including eggs, toast, bacon, and all sorts of yummy breakfast baked goods, it’s hard not to love! But if you’re in L.A. and you’re tired of the usual brunch scene serving up the usual brunch fare, where do you go? We have a few delightfully unique options for brunches that break the mold!

Steakhouse Brunch at the Golden Bull

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Bacon and eggs are excellent as breakfast staples go. But if you’re more in the mood for a nice juicy steak, consider the Golden Bull in Santa Monica for your brunch destination. For those who haven’t been there recently, this historic steakhouse was renovated in 2018. The Chophouse Hash is an excellent choice, featuring ribeye steak, potatoes, asparagus, mushrooms, chimichurri, watercress, and sunny-side-up eggs. Or go for a more traditional option with their Steak and Eggs plate, perfectly paired with a sauce poivre vert.  

Very Veggie Brunch at Yarrow

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If a heavy meat-laden meal isn’t really your cup of tea, you might prefer the brunch options at the Yarrow cafe on Fairfax. It’s a veritable celebration of fresh produce options, as toasts, salads, and yogurts. There are also gluten free and vegan baked goods to be had, and it’s all perfectly complimented by a selection of hot beverages from Endorffeine coffee. Since they serve only the finest and freshest ingredients, you can expect to find a menu built around in-season veggies and fruits every time you visit!

Down Under Brunch at Little Prince

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Little Prince in Santa Monica was designed as a way to bring the tastes and feel of Aussie culture to Southern California’s food scene. Their brunch menu is a fun twist on traditional breakfast foods: green pea pancakes with market greens and herbs, smoked salmon hash with seaweed hollandaise, and baked eggs with smoked cauliflower to name a few. They also carry a number of fun and funky brunch cocktails like their Kimchi Bloody Mary or Coconut Oatmilk “Horchata” and several coffee, wine, and beer options.

Barky Brunch at Ray’s and Stark Bar

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How about a brunch where you can bring along your favorite furry friend? The Barky Brunch at Ray’s and Stark Bar might be just the thing for you and Fido alike! They offer a few dog friendly treats along with a huge variety of brunch options “for human companions”. In addition to more traditional offerings like pancakes and burgers, they serve up heirloom tomato salad with watermelon and italian pesto, a variety of artisan pizzas, and desserts including ricotta cheesecake or passion fruit mousse.

Pizza Brunch at Love & Salt

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Speaking of brunch and pizza, if you haven’t already you’ve simply got to try Love & Salt’s pizza brunch in Manhattan Beach. This italian-inspired eatery offers up a selection of unique pizza options including guanciale & jalapeno pesto, duck egg, or roasted mushroom pizzas. There are plenty of plated brunch options from around the world, including their version of shakshuka, croque madame, and chilaquiles.

Sunday Pool Party Brunch at No Jealousy

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For those looking to continue the fun of Saturday night, No Jealousy in Liaison Hollywood offers a Sunday Party Brunch you’re going to love. The combination of classic brunch dishes with champagne, huge punch bowls, and baby bottle cocktails is set against the backdrop of top 40/house music and costumed staff. Come in costume, or not, your call. But definitely come prepared to party like it’s still Saturday night!

Turkish Inspired Brunch at Kismet

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For a blend of Middle-Eastern and Mediterranean brunch flavors, Kismet in Los Feliz will not disappoint. Spreads and salads, Turkish dishes, flaky breads, and yummy sweet stuff make up this delish menu. Be sure to try the broccoli toast with pumpkin seeds and pomegranate, and if you really want the full experience, order the Turkish-ish breakfast. It’s a little bit of everything, all seasonally sourced and perfectly prepared.

Home Grown Brunch at Manuela

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For flavors sourced much closer to home, you’re going to want to hit Manuela’s brunch at Hauser & Wirth. The ingredients used to create their delicious dishes are sourced locally as often as possible. Even the craft beers are from local breweries. And for the ultimate in local freshness, they even maintain a garden on the grounds with chickens, herbs, peppers, and more. Enjoy dishes like barbecued Morro Bay oysters, Warren pear salad, grilled local yellowtail, and wood grilled sunchokes. There are a variety of fermented foods on offer here, from fresh cucumber pickles to carrots, green tomatoes, and kabocha. It’s all done in house and each with their own unique flavors and textures. But there’s more to this eatery than just the wonderful food coming out of the kitchen. You’ll also want to take in the galleries surrounding it, for the perfect weekend destination downtown.

Seafood Brunch at Herringbone

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Maybe the delights of the local fish market are more to your liking. If so, you’ll love the weekend brunch at Herringbone in Santa Monica. Enjoy standard brunch fare like sticky buns, the farmer’s market scramble, and mixed greens salad. But the shining star here is the seafood. They have ceviche and poke, oysters on the half shell, stone crab and avocado toast, and delicious lobster rolls. Wash it all down with bottomless mimosas, endless rosé, or one of three bloody mary options.

Brunch Buffet at Inn of the Seventh Ray

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For an upscale buffet brunch you’re going to adore, you have to make the hour-long trek to the  Inn of the Seventh Ray in Topanga. Food choices include a granola bar, bagel bar, waffle bar, seafood bar, and three salad bars. You’ll also find delicious brunch dishes like eggs benedict with duck bacon, chipotle-barbecue free range chicken, and white bean stew featuring roasted kale and swiss chard. But if the food isn’t enough to pique your interest, the setting surely will! Rated by Zagat as one of the best outdoor dining experiences in LA, their patio sits beside a trickling stream and is surrounded by greenery and a natural woodland backdrop.