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Bring a Knife, Fork and Your Hungry Stomach to These 8 Cities in LA County for a Healthy or Hearty Brunch

Written By: Chad Chisholm and Julia Edelman Breakfast in Los Angeles

A bowl of Cheerios, a frozen waffle and instant coffee—many Angelenos suffer during the week, eating heartless breakfast meals that fit their on-the-go lifestyle. You deserve better! These decadent brunch spots will surely make up for any generic cereal you ate earlier this week. Prepare your palette for bottomless mimosas, fluffy eggs and delicious gluten-free pastries. Brunch o’clock starts now!

 

Marina del Rey

Brunch It Your Way

Stark’s

In the heart of Marina del Rey, this quintessential American eatery boasts an irresistible brunch menu, which is chock-full of unique flavors. For a sweet treat, try the berries and cream French toast. For a savory bite, order The Purist pastrami breakfast burrito with a smashed loaded potato.

Stark’s
13181 Mindanao Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292

 

Redondo Beach Breakfast in Los Angeles

Waterside Dining

BALEENKitchen

BALEENKitchen is an upscale, waterfront brunch spot with cornmeal pancakes and a great view of the Marina. They do not mess around on their brunch cocktail options either—be sure to check out their bottomless mimosa deal on the weekends.

BALEENKitchen
260 Portofino Way
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

 

Manhattan Beach Breakfast in Los Angeles

A Dash of Love & Salt

Love & Salt

Order a warm Nutella Italian donut, lightly dusted with crunchy brown sugar, or a duck egg pizza and fall in love with breakfast again! Love & Salt gets pretty packed for brunch, so be sure to make a reservation.

Love & Salt
317 Manhattan Beach Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

 

Stranded by the Beach

The Strand House

Get a fancy view of the beach while enjoying The Strand House’s Chicken and Waffles or Stuffed French Toast—both local favorites. Request to sit on the second floor by a window to guarantee that you have a good view of the beach for your entire breakfast.

The Strand House
117 Manhattan Beach Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
310.545.7470

Long Beach

Hear Our Brunch Prayers

Saint & Second

You know you’re in for a food awakening when religious terminology is involved. At Saint & Second, regulars praise the breakfast sandwich and iced Irish coffee combo. The Tri Tip Breakfast is a close second.

Saint & Second
4828 E Second St
Long Beach, CA 90803

Breakfast in Los Angeles

Up in The Attic

The Attic

A modernized, Southern brunch at The Attic includes vegan and gluten-free options. The Blue Bayou, an omelette with blue crab, shrimp, jack cheese and avocado, is a must-try. Request a patio seat if you want to bring your dog along for this brunch adventure.

The Attic
3441 E Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90803
562.433.0153

Breakfast in Los Angeles

Venice

Like a Good Neighbor, Brunch Is There!

Neighbor

Charming and comfortable, these filling brunch dishes are the heart of Neighbor. The aged cheddar polenta is highly recommended. Or, go sweet with the buttermilk pancakes, adorned with blueberries, walnuts, coffee butter and maple syrup.

Neighbor
1031 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291

 

Like Butcher, Like Daughter Best Breakfast

The Butcher’s Daughter

Take people-watching to the next level with a live view of Abbot Kinney at The Butcher’s Daughter. Live like a true Santa Monica native with their matcha pancakes (which are gluten-free, of course). Take it to an even higher level with a fresh juice flight.

The Butcher’s Daughter
1205 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291

Santa Monica Brunch in Los Angeles

Elephante in the Room Best Brunch

Elephante

Step up your brunch game with the Italian spot that everyone won’t stop Instagramming about—Elephante! The Green Eggs totally ups the ambiance and ocean view. Make reservations in advance and clear out space in your photo albums.

Elephante
1332 2nd St
Santa Monica, CA 90401
424.320.2384

 

A Coastal Gem

Little Ruby

An eclectic, Aussie-influenced menu and a year-round summer vibe are only two of the many things that make Little Ruby worth a visit. From banana bread with passion fruit butter to sweet corn fritters and ricotta hotcakes, this menu is buzzin’ with delicious bites.

Little Ruby
109 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, California 

 

Clair de Lunetta

Lunetta All Day

Lots of parking at Lunetta All Day—need I say more? The Lemon Ricotta Pancakes and Chicken Fried Sandwich are bomb. It’s a very clean, cute brunch spot along the beach with indoor and outdoor seating.

Lunetta All Day
2420 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405
310.581.4201

 

Cheers, Mate!

Transport yourself to Australia as you dine in this laid-back beachy cafe. The flavors of the locally sourced produce and fresh ingredients come to life in each and every dish—especially in the sweet halloumi toast, Bondi breakfast and classic avo toast.

Blueys Kitchen
1814 Berkeley St
Santa Monica, CA 90404

 

Hollywood Brunch in Los Angeles

Ciao Down

L’Antica Pizzeria Da Michele

Take your brunch the Italian way—you can enjoy a pairing of classic espresso beverages and flaky pastries or indulge in their Crostone del Campione, a specialty made with toasted Tartine sourdough, ham, Swiss cheese, truffle cream and egg.

L’Antica Pizzeria Da Michele
1534 N McCadden Pl
Los Angeles, CA 90028

 

They Walk Into a Bar…

Met Her At A Bar

Boy meets girl and they open a restaurant called Met Her At A Bar. Brunch with your SO and try the “You Make Me Wake Up Happy” breakfast: waffles, scrambled eggs, bacon and sausage. Re-cap: homemade Belgium waffles, curated coffees and an opportunity to fall in love? Count me in.

Met Her At A Bar
759 S La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
323.847.5013

 

Bonjour, Mes Amis

Republique

An LA staple, Republique has long lines that can turn some brunchers away—but the wait is well worth the mushroom toast or Croque Madame, which is a slice of house-cured ham, gruyère cheese, baby green salad and fried egg.

Republique
624 S La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Downtown Breakfast in Los Angeles

And the Best Girl Goes to… Breakfast in Los Angeles

Best Girl

“You bring your own cup or whatever vessel you would like—a cereal bowl maybe or a bucket—and that will be a dollar,” Tommy Kieley of Best Girl says. Translation: bring in your own mug and enjoy $1 coffee. That’s an easy way to start a power brunch. Powershot your coffee in between bites of fluffy, Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes. If you’re looking to take your brunch into the evening, Best Girl also offers $1 oysters Sundays through Fridays from 3-6 p.m.

Best Girl
927 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015
213.235.9660

 

Vera Nice Breakfast in Los Angeles

Veranda

“Being as fresh as possible” is a huge part of the Veranda’s brunch menu according to Nick Biglari, Senior Vice President of Food and Beverage. The Veranda takes freshness to the next level with their superior cocktail menu and poolside views. Even your Instagram will look fresher after a Pompeii Freeze, poured with Blanco Tequila, Bordiga Bianco, Fresh Lime, Mango, Peach and Thai chili—served frozen. Have you ever eaten breakfast in front of a coffin-shaped pool? There are so many photo spots! Check out the staircase inside of Hotel Figueroa for more optimal angles.

Veranda
939 S Figueroa St, Ste 500
Los Angeles, CA 90015
213.660.3032

 

Dekka-dent Food and Dancing Breakfast in Los Angeles

Dekkadance

Breathtaking views of downtown paired with a pretty extensive menu—can’t go wrong with that! Customize your own omelet or ask your waiter about their bottomless mimosa options. Also inquire as to why the restaurant is called Dekkadance and on the 69th floor—the answer will surprise you!

Dekkadance
900 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90017
213.688.7777

A Taste of Italy Breakfast in Los Angeles

Must-Order Brunch Item: Salmone Affumicato 

This isn’t the Italian countryside, but Terra’s view of the Hollywood Hills is almost as nice. Located on the third floor of Eataly, enjoy classic brunch dishes with an Italian twist, like their avocado toast with wood-fired prawns and chickpeas, or their frittata with robiola cheese and coal-roasted peperonata. Oh, and did we mention there’s a build-your-own bloody mary bar?

Terra at Eataly L.A. 
Eataly Westfield
10250 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90067
213.310.8008

 

Under the Sea Breakfast in Los Angeles

Must-Order Brunch Item: Carved Porchetta 

Nestled below the Beverly Center is one of the best kept brunch secretsOsteria Cal Mare’s bountiful, bottomless brunch. The calming ambiance and bright blue decor is reminiscent of the vibrant seaside of coastal Italy, but if that doesn’t do the trick, the seafood will transport you instead. A bottomless brunch menu can be overwhelmingtry the fried zeppoles to start off, followed by fresh Pacific oysters and rigatoni bolognese. Save room for their pistachio cannolis to finish!

Osteria Cal Mare
8500 Beverly Blvd Ste 115
Los Angeles, CA 90048
424.332.4595

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