The 20 Best Restaurants For Brunch In LA

Brunch is a weekly staple for foodies all over the country. From mimosas to elevated takes on French toast, brunch is the ideal way to spend a Sunday Funday. Like most major cities, Los Angeles has tons of bougie brunch spots along with plenty of classic diners. Whether you're craving eggs Benedict by the beach or no-fuss fluffy pancakes, there really is something for every kind of brunch-goer.

That said, since brunch has become such a beloved and mainstream activity, there's no denying that quality has gotten put on the back burner. Despite the fact that bottomless mimosas are amazing, the food at many of those booze-ladden brunch spots can be a bit lackluster. However, several top-notch eateries in LA have risen to the occasion and created quality menus that go above and beyond the standard fixings. That said, keep reading for our list of the 20 best restaurants for brunch in LA!


Republique is a French favorite that doubles as a bakery and a restaurant. If you're popping in to grab a loaf of sourdough on the go, don't be surprised if you see a line out the door. The bread and baked goods are renowned but the food at the cafe is just as impressive. From light bites like granola and chia seed pudding to more luxe mains such as the Maine lobster omelet and the classic croque madame, there is plenty to choose from.

Other popular dishes include kimchi fried rice and farm-fresh pupusa. That said, the quiche of the day is always a winner and truly tastes similar to what you'll find while dining at a quaint bistro in Paris. After 11 a.m., a handful of salads and sandwiches also become available.

Nic's on Beverly

With an entirely plant-based menu, Nic's on Beverly is the perfect place to take your vegan friend for brunch. Snag a table on the shaded patio and prepare for a meal that even the most devoted of carnivores will be impressed by. If you love breakfast food, the pancakes, breakfast burrito, and rise-and-grind tofu migas are all top contenders. However, the Waffler sandwich is a spicy favorite that is made with vegan eggs and tempeh bacon.

Nic's on Beverly also serves three different takes on an omelet and there is even a plant-based Benedict available. If you prefer the lunch side of brunch, the wood-fired Detroit-style pizzas are great for sharing. You can't go wrong with the original: The Bianco with marinated leeks and black truffle vinaigrette is incredible.

Agua Viva

Agua Viva by chef José Andrés is a modern yet inviting restaurant located at the Conrad Los Angeles. The views are spectacular, the cocktails are inventive, and the food is top-notch – but would you expect anything less from José Andrés? The shiso spicy margarita is the perfect balance of refreshing and spicy, and it's exactly what you'll want to be sipping as you look out onto the city skyline.

When it comes to appetizers, don't miss out on the selection of Spanish cheese and the yuzu-forward Peruvian scallops. If you're dining with more than a couple of people, the fried whole sea bream is a show-stopper that pairs perfectly with the house-made tartar sauce. Other brunch highlights include the eggs benedict, jamón and eggs, and Spanish-style brioche French toast.


Asterid by Ray Garcia serves a stellar brunch at the iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall. The fresh produce and creative ingredients result in a dynamic menu that truly does have something for every kind of diet and diner. If you're the kind of brunch-goer that prefers the lunch side of brunch, you'll love the options at Asterid. Start off with the beef tenderloin tartare and big eye tuna tataki before moving onto the mushroom hash as your main. The frittata with house-made chorizo is full of flavor, while the bibimbap always hits the spot.

Craving something boozy? The tequila and passion fruit cocktail is fresh and sweet while the martini #4 is a refreshing combination of cucumber, Lillet blanc, aloe, and mint. There are also serval zero-proof libations if you're looking to sip while sober.

Gracias Madre

Another vegan favorite, Gracias Madre is a celebrity-loved hotspot located in West Hollywood. For years, vegans and non-vegans have flocked to this beautiful and airy restaurant to indulge in the beloved shaved ice margaritas. However, bottomless mimosas are also an option here, but they're on the more expensive side. That said, the $35 price tag stems from the fact that these mimosas are not made with your typical Korbel and Tropicana. Instead, Gracias Madre uses sparkling chenin blanc, hibiscus, and freshly squeezed OJ.

When it comes to the food, the jackfruit carnitas tacos taste incredibly similar to the real thing. However, if sweet treats are more your vibe, the Mexican crepes are a home run. Can't visit a Mexican restaurant without indulging in chips and salsa? There are 13 different salsa options at Gracias Madre, so be sure to try at least a couple.

Met Her at a Bar

When it comes to Belgian waffles for brunch, Met Her at a Bar is one of the best options in LA. This neighborhood spot has a small and cozy charm that makes it ideal for everything from a first date to an all-girls brunch outing. In addition to sweet classics like chocolate and raspberry, Met Her at a Bar has an entire menu dedicated to the art of waffles. Enjoy savory favorites like fried chicken and waffles or more unique creations like the organic matcha waffle or the waffle and lox with cream cheese and smoked salmon.

Other non-waffle menu highlights include the Benedict Florentine and the Thai omelet (khai jiao). Take any of your savory dishes to the next level by ordering a side of white truffle oil.


Damian in DTLA has mastered the art of modern Mexican cuisine. Its modern and refined interior has an industrial edge that is especially apparent on the enclosed patio. Though the brunch menu does feature a couple of breakfast classics like chilaquiles, it primarily focuses on more modern and savory creations. Kick off your meal with some seafood-focused appetizers like the lobster or tuna tostadas and the scallop aquachile. Despite being a pretty standard salad, the Caesar is amazing and fresh and is topped with an ample amount of Parmigiano.

When it comes to mains, the lamb birria with shishito peppers is hearty and comforting, but the fried chicken with pickled cucumbers is perfectly crispy. Enjoy all of this while sipping on a frozen yuzu margarita before ending your meal with a yogurt soft serve.

The Castaway

The sweeping views and sizable portions at The Castaway make a trip to Burbank well worth the trek. Best of all, bottomless mimosas are an option here ... but the food is still great. For a fixed price, patrons can even mix and match their mimosas and choose from flavors like dragon fruit watermelon, cucumber mint, and even lavender and activated-charcoal lemonade. Prefer something more nostalgic? Order spiked milk and revel in the taste of childhood with a very adult twist.

The brunch menu at The Castaway features everything from caviar-topped French fries to luxe seafood towers, ensuring that you can still have a very elevated experience with your bottomless mimosas. There are also six different Benedicts to choose from, including the short rib Benedict and the crab cake Benedict.

Cobi's LA

Between its pink and floral interior and its innovative Southeast Asian fare, Cobi's LA is a Santa Monica must-visit. Instead of standard orange juice, the mimosas at Cobi's are made with passion fruit puree, giving them a tropical twist that is perfect for brunch. The pink guava frosé is another winner that is made with guava nectar and is just as pretty as it is tasty. Once the drinks have been ordered, it's time to focus on the food.

The crispy rice salad is a great appetizer for sharing, as are the curry puffs. In addition to a variety of grilled skewers, Cobi's also serves a few egg and rice dishes like Hainan rice congee and Bo La Lot Scotch egg. When it comes to sweet entrees, the Bali banana pancakes shouldn't be missed.


Transport yourself to the tropics of the Yucatán Peninsula when dining at Ka'teen. Upon walking through the rattan tunnel, guests are greeted with a beautiful outdoor patio that is surrounded by vibrant greenery and whimsical string lights. The indoor dining area is just as stunning and boasts a beachy atmosphere that is ideal for sipping on something fruity and refreshing.

The Ka'teen margarita with passionfruit is vibrant and fresh, making it the ideal brunch cocktail in such a summer-inspired setting. If you're looking for something to share, enjoy the potato taquitos or campechana ceviche that is served in a coconut (don't forget to scoop the fresh coconut meat out)! The short rib enfrijolada is rich and hearty, and you'll definitely want to put the creamy black bean sauce on everything.

Geoffrey's Malibu

Looking to brunch on the beach with ocean views? Geoffrey's Malibu is a scenic eatery situated right on the Pacific Coast Highway. The ocean views are unparalleled and the food focuses on American classics with an elevated twist. Start off with the baked brie in a puff pastry along with the watermelon and feta salad. If you're a fan of seafood, fresh oysters are also a seaside must.

Eggs Benedict lovers will rejoice at Geoffrey's four different takes on the iconic brunch dish. Rather than ham, the classic eggs benedict is made with prosciutto while the Scotch Benedict is made with smoked salmon. Prefer something sweet? Go with the chocolate chip marbled challah French toast. Also, don't be surprised if you spot your favorite celebrity dining just a few tables over.

The Hideaway

The Hideaway is one of the most transportive and stunning restaurants in Beverly Hills. Having become one of the most popular dinner spots in the area shortly after opening in 2022, The Hideaway recently launched a small but mighty brunch. The Post Melon cocktail is a whiskey-based libation that is refreshing and fruity without being too sweet, making it the ideal sipper for a sunny brunch in Beverly Hills. It's also served out of an adorable donkey mug that is 100% Instagram-worthy.

Though there are only a handful of items on the brunch menu, each one is well worth checking out. Seafood lovers will appreciate the rich and butter lobster avocado toast as well as the Dungeness crab eggs Benedict. Consider ordering a few dishes to share, but don't skip on Hernando's black truffle Monte Cristo.

Post & Beam

Spend a sunny day on the patio at Post & Beam with a bellini in hand. Unlike many of the restaurants on this list, Post & Beam also offers bottomless mimosas during brunch, allowing you to get a bang for your buck. The focus on quality ingredients and responsible sourcing results in dynamic dishes that always boast bold flavor. Between the shrimp and grits with scrambled eggs to the braised oxtail hash with poached eggs, the cage-free eggs section of the menu has a handful of tasty options.

Of course, the buttermilk pancakes never get old, but the fried chicken thigh and buttermilk waffle with whipped honey butter is the créme de la créme when it comes to griddle goods. Finally, there are even a couple of plant-based options for vegan diners.

The Rose

The Rose is a Venice hotspot that is ideal for enjoying a weekend brunch by the beach. This is the kind of brunch spot that you want to go to with a large group before hitting the town, and the spacious covered patio is perfect for indulging in a boozy brunch. There are several different egg dishes to choose from, including the Middle Eastern favorite, shakshuka. If you prefer something a tad fancier, order the lobster scramble.

The ruby rose is light and refreshing, making it a wonderful morning or early afternoon sipper. However, The Rose also has plenty of wine by the glass, including a popular orange wine. If you visit after 11 a.m., you can even order from the raw bar and enjoy a seafood-centric brunch with yellowtail crudo and octopus ceviche.

Salt's Cure

Salt's Cure is the ultimate eatery for a classic and nostalgic breakfast or brunch in Hollywood. Though the food will remind you of your childhood, the setting, and atmosphere is a unique blend of contemporary and rustic. The meat and produce used are sourced locally when possible, ensuring that quality and freshness remain top priorities at Salt's Cure. If you're craving a little bit of everything, the build-your-own breakfast plate is a dream come true.

From bacon to oatmeal griddle cakes to your style of eggs, your plate can be customized exactly to your liking. If you prefer something a bit heartier, go for one of the sandwiches. While the breakfast sandwich is certainly the most "brunch-esque," the fried rockfish sandwich is a top pick for locals.

Connie & Ted's

Located in the heart of West Hollywood on Santa Monica Boulevard, Connie & Ted's is a staple for all seafood lovers in LA. From lobster rolls to some of the creamiest New England-style clam chowder, the menu offers an array of both fried and fresh seafood options. However, if you're looking to enjoy a coastal-inspired take on brunch, Connie & Ted's should be at the top of your list. Brunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, so be sure to plan ahead and secure your spot for this special menu.

It doesn't get more decadent than the Maine lobster croque Connie, but the crab and lobster omelet is a shellfish lover's dream come true. If you prefer a little heat, opt for the shrimp chilaquiles and wash it down with a house-made bloody Maria.

The Griddle Cafe

Caught a craving for pancakes? It doesn't get much better than The Griddle Cafe. While this certainly isn't the place you'll want to go if you're looking for a bougie brunch outing, the food is consistently comforting and delicious. Though it is by no means a trendy brunch spot, you can still start your meal off with a bottle of Prosecco to get the party started. The diner also serves hand-crafted cocktails for those looking to embark on a truly boozy brunch.

All the breakfast items "from the griddle" are served all day long, but you can never go wrong with the good old-fashioned buttermilk pancakes. The 100% pure maple syrup from Vermont is incredibly flavorful, but you can always sweeten the experience even further with vanilla whipped cream or powdered sugar.

The Henry

Between its sleek decor, prime location in West Hollywood, and refreshing yet approachable menu, The Henry is one of the best places for a Sunday Funday brunch. However, since brunch is served every day, you don't even have to wait for the weekend! Snag a cozy booth or post up on the patio for some prime people-watching on Robertson Boulevard.

The raw bar features plenty of light bites like shrimp cocktail and fresh oysters on the half-shell. If breakfast classics are more your game, enjoy everything from the original egg sandwich to the California burrito to the cinnamon sugar French toast. The Henry also serves a premium selection of salads that are available all-day long, but the seared tuna chop is a local favorite.

Girl & The Goat

Girl & The Goat is a beloved Chicago transplant from Top Chef-winner Stephanie Izard. While many flock to the Art's District eatery for dinner, it also serves up a wonderful brunch. The airy and bright yet somewhat industrial space provides the perfect backdrop to a morning of mimosas. However, if you prefer something stronger, the ever-changing farmer's market margarita always boasts fresh flavors and a stunning presentation.

The shrimp fried rice omelet is a true treat for savory brunchers and is the corned beef hash with eggs. If you're looking to order a handful of dishes for the table to share, don't skip the brunch potatoes with salted coconut caramel and the sourdough pancakes. Need something sweet at the end? Enjoy a scoop of seasonal sorbet.


Gjelina has been a Westside favorite since opening in Venice in 2008. The farm-fresh food is always locally sourced, and patrons can expect high-quality produce available. Located in Abbot Kinney, breakfast can be enjoyed from 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Some breakfast highlights include the crispy egg plate with romesco, the bagel with chive cream cheese, and the avocado toast with pistachio-hazelnut dukkah. After 11:30 a.m., pizza and sandwiches become available.

If you're looking to enjoy a simple yet classy brunch near the beach, order a bottle of wine and split a pizza amongst friends (or get an 11-inch pie all to yourself). Stick with the classic margherita or branch out with the four-onion pizza that is topped with goat cheese and thyme.