Credit: Dylan + Jeni / Caldo Verde at The Proper
Credit: Dylan + Jeni / Caldo Verde at The Proper

The Only DTLA Brunch Guide You’ll Ever Need

It’s Never Too Late for Breakfast at These DTLA Brunch Spots

In addition to having a vibrant culture, downtown Los Angeles is also home to a vibrant culinary scene. From cozy, plant-filled patios to retro rooftops, DTLA treats guests to diverse and delicious meals in the heart of the city. When it comes to brunch, this industrial oasis is the perfect place to spend Sunday Funday. Whether you’re looking for bottomless mimosas or a nine-course meal featuring creative cocktails, we’ve rounded up some of the best places to grab brunch in the heart of LA. Brunch in Downtown LA

 

Redbird

Redbird is one of the largest restaurants in DTLA, and the main dining room features a retractable roof to enjoy the SoCal sun while indulging in brunch. After ordering some morning pastries for the table, go for the shrimp and grits or duck confit chilaquiles for your main course. Redbird also has a wide array of brunch cocktails, ranging from a spicy bloody mary to coffee-based concoctions that’ll give you both a buzz and a boost. 

Brunch in Downtown LA

Poppy + Rose

Looking to find a taste of the South in DTLA? Poppy + Rose brings Southern comfort food to the coast with classic breakfast recipes like biscuits and gravy, chicken and waffles and cobbler French toast. Rather than sticking with something simple, explore one of the more unique options like the crab and avocado Benedict or the salmon and tomato Benedict. When it comes to drinks, keep it simple with a classic mimosa or switch it up with the refreshing rose mojito. 

 

Caldo Verde at The Proper

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Caldo Verde at The Proper Hotel DTLA is run by a James Beard award-winning team, ensuring that quality and innovation take charge at this Portuguese-inspired restaurant. The wall of windows allows for plenty of light to flood through, creating an inviting atmosphere for mimosas and bites at brunch. From carnitas with sweet potato hash to cornmeal waffles with strawberries, vanilla cream and candied lemon, the menu is stacked with Portuguese favorites that feature a California twist. You can cure your sweet tooth with a tasty pastry such as the strawberry scone pecan sticky bun. 

 

Pitchoun Bakery

Pick up some pastries or sit down for a full brunch spread at Pitchoun Bakery. From artisan breads to French crepes, Pitchoun transports guests to Paris with authentic recipes and charming bistro tables on the patio. Though Pitchoun does not serve cocktails, guests can enjoy mimosas and various wines. Some other menu highlights for brunch include the croque madame, Parisian omelet and eggs Benedict on homemade brioche. Pitchoun Bakery is also great for grabbing goodies on the go, and the giant raspberry macaron is a must-try. 

Brunch in Downtown LA

Veranda 

If you’re looking for a place to get away, look no further than Veranda. Part of DTLA’s tropical Hotel Figueroa, the dining area feels like an urban oasis and overlooks an all-too-welcoming pool. But that’s not all there is to check out—be sure to try their Mexican French toast–topped with berry compote, Mexican chocolate and mint. You can also opt to just relax and enjoy Sunday Funday with one of their watermelon or frozen hibiscus margaritas! 

Brunch in Downtown LA

Bottega Louie

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At Bottega Louie, you’ll be faced with an enormous, white-walled dining room and immediately be impressed. But that’s not all! To match these grand surroundings, be sure to order a truly superb brunch. The menu offers decadent dishes like a lobster hash with Yukon Gold potatoes, tartufo pizza and carbonara. Don’t leave without taking some macarons to go!

 

Bar Amá

Bar Amá’s casual, walk-up vibe is exactly what you want it to be and is located within a friendly oasis of DTLA. The menu is full of real-deal, Tex-Mex food and is always a crowd-pleaser. Be sure to try the fried eggs with chicharron or Grandma’s Chorizo, and then top it all off with a pineapple bellini.

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Brunch in Downtown LA

The Wayfarer

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The Wayfarer is a historic hotel in the heart of DTLA, and the rooftop is the ultimate spot for taking in epic downtown views with a frozen cocktail in hand. If you’re looking to get a little taste of everything, indulge in the nine-course brunch menu that is only available on Saturdays and Sundays. From zesty ceviche to breakfast fried rice, this menu features innovative dishes that are paired with three frozen cocktails so that you can fill your day with flavor. 

Brunch in Downtown LA

Girl and the Goat

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Girl and the Goat, the brainchild of Chef Stephanie Izard, blends vibrant greenery with an industrial foundation to create a cozy yet chic spot in the heart of the Arts District. Those craving a brunch that is both savory and sweet will appreciate the Sunny With a Chance of Chocolate, which features a chocolate croissant and sunny-side up eggs. The shrimp fried rice omelet is another winner that uses Chihuahua cheese and crispy onions to create a rich and flavorful Asian-inspired dish.

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