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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, DTLA is also home to a vibrant culinary scene. From cozy, plant-filled patios to retro rooftops, this industrial oasis treats guests to diverse and delicious meals in the heart of the city. When it comes to brunch, downtown LA 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 Los Angeles.



Redbird is one of the largest restaurants in downtown LA, 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.


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.


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 Downtown L.A. 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. 



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Nestled in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, Zinqué brings a taste of Europe to the vibrant brunch scene of DTLA. This stylish and welcoming restaurant offers a laid-back atmosphere where locals and visitors alike can enjoy a leisurely brunch experience. With its charming patio adorned with string lights and cozy indoor seating, Zinqué is the perfect spot to start your day in style. The menu at Zinqué features a delightful array of European-inspired brunch dishes. Indulge in their signature avocado toast topped with a perfectly poached egg or savor the flaky goodness of their freshly baked croissants. For those seeking a heartier option, the Croque Madame, a classic French sandwich with ham, gruyere, and a sunny-side-up egg, is a must-try. Pair your meal with a rich cup of coffee or opt for one of their refreshing mimosa variations, such as the grapefruit mimosa or the lavender mimosa.


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. 



Blu Jam Cafe

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Step into the whimsical world of Blu Jam Cafe, where creativity meets comfort in every dish. This eclectic brunch spot in downtown LA captivates diners with its imaginative menu and charming atmosphere. From the moment you walk through the door, you’ll be greeted by a vibrant and playful ambiance that sets the stage for a delightful brunch experience. Blu Jam Cafe is renowned for its innovative twist on classic brunch favorites. Indulge in their famous Crunchy French Toast, a delectable creation coated in Corn Flakes and served with vanilla bean sauce. For a savory option, try the Santa Fe Frittata, packed with flavors of chorizo, avocado, and melted cheese. Vegan and gluten-free options are also available, ensuring that everyone can savor the culinary magic of Blu Jam Cafe.


Bottega Louie

Brunch in Downtown LA
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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 decadent 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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The Original Pantry Cafe

Steeped in history, The Original Pantry Cafe is a legendary brunch spot that has been serving up hearty meals since 1924. Situated in the heart of downtown LA, this iconic eatery has become a beloved institution, drawing in locals and tourists alike who are seeking a taste of nostalgia and a comforting brunch experience. As you step inside The Original Pantry Cafe, you’ll be transported back in time, surrounded by vintage décor, wood-paneled walls, and a bustling atmosphere. The menu is filled with classic American breakfast dishes that have stood the test of time. From fluffy pancakes and crispy bacon to perfectly cooked omelets and buttery biscuits, the Original Pantry Cafe delivers hearty and satisfying brunch fare that feels like a warm hug.

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