Where to Eat Brunch in Los Angeles

Tips and Guides, Food,
08/Jan/2018

What better way to kick off a weekend in Los Angeles than by enjoying some of the city’s wonderful brunch offerings? They love their bunch in LA and there are a great many options to choose from. From the bright and colourful to the smooth and elegant, from Israeli-leaning menus to dishes of an Italian theme, visitors to LA are certainly spoilt for choice. So during your upcoming Los Angeles cruise package holiday, make sure to stop by one of the below and enjoy a truly delicious brunch meal.

Tres by José Andrés

Tres by Jose Andres in LA

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Tres by José Andrés is a restaurant that features a menu of contemporary food, set in an “intimate, sophisticated and secluded setting peppered with cosy nooks, bookshelves, and fireplaces.”

Speaking to us about their brunch offerings, Tres told us “Every Saturday and Sunday from 11:00am to 3:00pm, Tres offers an elegant festive SLS Brunch Table – allowing diners to sample fare from a number of stations including a Caviar Display, SLS Carving Display, Smoked Salmon Display, Cheeses and Charcuterie, and Chef’s Selection of Pastries – along with an extensive à la carte menu.

“As the epitome of glamorous dining experiences, guests can add a little bit of liquid luxury to their mornings with a bottle of Cava or a Mimosa cocktail. Signatures off the à la carte menu include: Huevos A La Cubana ‘Andy Garcia’ made with a dozen quail eggs sunny side up, calaspara rice, tomato sauce, bacon, and banana puree; Spanish-inspired 'Torrijas' (Spanish toast with baked apples); and the SLS Eggs Benedict served on a toasted English muffin with hollandaise sauce and a choice of smoked salmon or Jamón Serrano ‘fermín’.”

Tres by José Andrés can be found within the SLS Beverly Hills on 465 S. La Cienega Blvd.

Clementine

Clementine in Los Angeles

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Clementine, located in Century City, is a family owned bakery and café that specialises in fresh-baked goodness, soups, sandwiches, and seasonal salads. Gathering their ingredients from a local farmers’ market, Clementine also has a fantastic brunch menu that should certainly be taken advantage of.

Clementine spoke to us about the virtues of enjoying brunch with them, as well as certain dishes that visitors can expect to find: “Our neighbourhood is cosy, just off of busy Santa Monica and nestled in a little spot that still allows you to see Century City. Everything is handmade and prepared fresh daily, with the smell of coffee and pastry wafting through our little corner.

“We try and keep things classic and simple with a little whimsy but still offering something special that reminds you of home. On Saturdays, when brunch lasts until 2pm, we have gooey cinnamon rolls and Eggs Benedict that will take you out of the city for a bit and back into your family's kitchen.

Clementine Los Angeles

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As well as the above, Clementine say: “Our brunch menu has a little something for everyone. We have a delicious Huevos Rancheros on the menu and this spring we will be introducing Shakshuka and possibly a French toast bake!

“We have seasonal breakfast scrambles and a breakfast sandwich with the most flaky of buttermilk biscuits. That seems to be the city's all-time favourite. Most people can't resist adding on our Blueberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake muffin as a starter. But, if you want a little breakfast and a little lunch, we always have our Build-Your-Own Grilled Cheese that can send you into the afternoon smiling.”

Visitors to LA can enjoy brunch at Clementine on 1751 Ensley Avenue.

The Exchange

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Located in the Freehand Hotel, The Exchange is a bright and colourful restaurant with dishes that have an Israeli-leaning touch.

This Miami export is led by Los Angeles chef Alex Chang and has a delicious brunch menu. The Exchange spoke to us about what visiting brunch guests can look forward to:

“A few of the highlights from the brunch menu include a breakfast spread with house-made labneh, hummus, avocado, tomatoes, cucumbers, feta and manoushe flatbread; the Jerusalem bagel with herbed cream cheese, red onion, capers, tomato and cucumber; and the house-made Bloody Mary with carrot mole.”

Brunch at the Exchange can be enjoyed between 10am and 2.30pm on 416 West 8th Street.

a.o.c.

a.o.c in Los Angeles

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Serving brunch until 3pm, a.o.c. is a wonderful spot for a delicious Los Angeles meal. a.o.c. is the area’s pioneering wine bar and restaurant by award winning duo Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne. a.o.c. spoke to us a little further about the restaurant’s history:

“When they [Goin and Styne] moved to the current location in 2013, they added an innovative bar program and a wood-burning oven used for many of their menu items. It was embraced with enthusiasm and won restaurant of the year by Los Angeles magazine.”

And regarding their excellent brunch options, a.o.c. told us: “The brunch menu has a variety of sweet and savoury dishes that satisfy all tastes, from a decadent French toast to oven-baked eggs and focaccia sandwiches. a.o.c. boasts a beautiful setting with one of the most iconic patios in Los Angeles.”

a.o.c. is located at 8700 West 3rd Street.

The Topanga Table

Topanga Table in LA

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Located in the Santa Monica Mountains, The Topanga Table serves both breakfast and lunch throughout the day. This casual but sophisticated restaurant in Topanga is a truly delightful spot for enjoying fresh and organic food. Guests should certainly take advantage of their beautiful tree-lined patio as well.

The Topanga Table offers classic breakfast favourites and other top creative dishes that are both unique to their establishment and perfect for a delicious Los Angeles brunch. The Topanga Table told us about some of their restaurant’s highlights:

“We offer seasonally-inspired Brunch Specials every week-end. We have seasonal juice specials, such as pomegranate-orange and watermelon-mint, and some of our most popular dishes include: eggs benedict on house-made English muffin with your choice of bacon, salmon, or baby kale; the breakfast burrito, a tasty vegetarian option with 3 cheeses, baby kale, onion, avocado, house-made spicy aioli and of course, scrambled eggs. Our daily made blueberry muffins have to be mentioned as well, because people LOVE them!”

Visit The Topanga Table on 1861 N Topanga Canyon Blvd.

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Gusto

Headed by Chef Vic Casanova, Gusto boasts a brunch menu replete with Italian themed dishes that are bound to delight even the most seasoned brunch enthusiasts.

The critically acclaimed restaurant has a brunch menu that includes the likes of zucchini frittatas and some lemon ricotta pancakes. And for those looking for something a little more substantial, their dinner menu contains dishes such as Mediterranean sea bass and chianti braised short ribs.

Gusto can be found on 8022 West 3rd Street.

Friends & Family

For a peaceful and relaxing brunch in Los Angles, Friends & Family is certainly a spot to take notice of.

Comprising the combined talents of Chef Daniel Mattern and pastry chef Roxana Jullapat, Friends & Family’s brunch offerings include olive oil fried eggs, baked buckwheat pancakes, bagel and ale-cured salmon, and a true bevy of delights from their bakery such as smoked ham and cheddar croissants and fruit crumble tart.

Friends & Family is situated at 5150 Hollywood Blvd.

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Botanica Restaurant

With farmer’s market inspiration, Botanica Restaurant radiates positive vibes and believes in creative and healthy cooking that emphasises vegetables, fruit and grains. 

For a fantastic brunch experience at Botanica, why not dive on into their Turkish eggs with Aleppo-urfa butter and charred scallions; or items such as ghee-toasted banana buckwheat bread, smoked black cod tartine, or a market fruit and grains breakfast bowl?

Hungry brunch lovers can find Botanica Restaurant on 1620 Silver Lake Blvd.

Baltaire Restaurant

Baltaire Restaurant is a modern steakhouse that provides its guests with a classy brunch experience in either its dining room or adjoining outdoor terrace.

Perfect for enjoying both the LA sun and a fine brunch meal, Baltaire’s brunch menu features dishes such as smoked salmon benedict, fresh fruit waffles, oysters, organic egg with frittata, and an open face ribeye sandwich. 

Enjoy the seasonal stylings of Baltaire Restaurant on 11647 San Vincente Blvd.

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Brunch in Los Angeles

As you can see, there are some truly terrific and thoroughly delicious options for a memorable brunch in Los Angeles. The above listed restaurants are only a glimpse of what’s on offer so you can rest assured that you won’t be scratching your head for fantastic LA brunch options during your next holiday to California.