I may be biased but no one does brunch quite like Los Angeles. You can have mimosas and pancakes anywhere, but in LA, I swear everything just tastes better. I dont know if it’s the year-round sunshine, the euphoric crowd, the killer cocktails, or the wildly creative brunch dishes… but whatever it is, there’s simply no greater meal than an epic brunch – LA style. Whether you’re looking for a boozy brunch with bloody marys and mimosas galore or a more low-key setup with coffee and a croissant, LA has it all. SO – on that note, here are my top picks for the best Sunday Funday spots in Los Angeles!
THE BEST BRUNCH SPOTS IN LA
I will come to Girl & the Goat for brunch, lunch, dinner, or drinks. You name it – I’m there! That being said, their brunch is very innovative and unique, and their shrimp fried rice omelet is…*chef’s kiss*
Bacari W. 3rd boasts amazing drinks and a tapas-style brunch. If you get food FOMO like me, this place is perfect for ordering multiple dishes and getting a small taste of everything (highly recommend ordering at least two of the crab cake benedicts).
There really is no better place when it comes to pizza on the patio. For brunch, L’Antica Pizzeria Da Michele features a porchetta and egg pizza that effortlessly combines breakfast fare and lunch flavors for a filling yet delicate pizza pie.
Alta West Adams is a wine bar and restaurant that serves southern cuisine. From the deviled eggs to the cornbread with honey butter, you’ll definitely want to order a few appetizers to share. For your main course, you can’t go wrong with the shrimp and grits (and banana pudding for dessert).
All Day Baby is a nostalgic eatery that brings you breakfast classics with a modern spin. Their barbacoa burrito has a nice kick but their waffle sandwich is what an all-American meal is made of.
Planning a brunch in Manhattan Beach is the perfect way to explore this beautiful and idyllic beach town. MB Post is a snazzy spot that features an artisan menu from Michelin-starred chef, David LeFevre.
Belle’s Beach House is a tiki-themed bar and restaurant that has some of the most refreshing, fruity cocktails on the westside. Start the day with some Maui Waui slushie shots and their savory Hawaiian fries.
This airy and bright restaurant is located right on the Sunset Strip. You simply cannot come here without ordering their hand painted colorburst latte. It’s probably the most Instagram-worthy coffee in all of Los Angeles.
Looking for a lowkey spot to have a latte and some Insta-worthy avocado toast? Tartine is your place (plus, they have five locations scattered throughout LA, so there should be one pretty close to your neighborhood). Pro-tip: Buy a loaf of their sourdough. It’s seriously some of the best in the city.
Soulmate is a new hotspot that serves refreshing Spanish/Mediterranean food in a very earthy and inviting atmosphere. Their citrus salad is super revitalizing and flavorful, and their papas bravas are crisped to perfection.
Lunetta is a pretty low-key brunch spot off of Pico in Santa Monica. Their patio out back is the ideal setting for a chill brunch with build-your-own mimosas. For food, their green omelet is super savory and filling, but their lemon ricotta pancakes really hit the spot if you’re craving something sweet.
Who doesn’t want to go to brunch by the beach? Great White is located just across the street from the iconic “VENICE” sign, and they serve Australian-inspired food in a very trendy and monochromatic setting.
Since the building that houses Republique was originally built by Charlie Chaplin in the late 1920s, there is a real sense of LA history here. This French-style bistro has everything from brioche french toast to croque madame.
Craving Mexican food at brunch? Mirame should be at the top of your list. This Beverly Hills restaurant places an upscale twist on authentic favorites with dishes like their kampachi aguachile toast and Mirame chilaquiles. If you have room for dessert, do yourself a favor and order the mezcal flan.
The Rose in Venice serves craft cocktails and Italian-inspired fare in the heart of Venice. One of the coolest things about The Rose is that it’s incredibly versatile. Whether you want to indulge in a boozy brunch or lay low and sip a coffee in the corner with a good book, the choice is yours.
From eggs benedict with jalapeno hollandaise to their famous Maine lobster cobb salad, FIG is a classic and elegant joint (though they definitely know how to make a stiff drink). Enjoy a fancy brunch at FIG in the Fairmont Santa Monica before heading over for Sunday Funday and the Bungalow.
The Butcher’s Daughter is a Venice fav that has tons of vegan and vegetarian options. In addition to some brunch classics, they also make some tasty stone oven pizzas that make for a great appetizer when brunching with a group.
Poppy + Rose offers brunch cuisine with a southern twist. Their biscuits and gravy are amazing and you’ll definitely want to order a side of crispy hash.
This adorable neighborhood cafe is known for their authentic Belgian waffles and La Colombe coffees. If you are looking for a brunch spot that is casual but delicious, Met Her At A Bar is a solid option.
Sit on Nueva’s colorful patio and sip on a bloody maria (a bloody mary but with tequila) as you chow down on some chilaquiles. The huevos rancheros shakshuka is another flavor-blasting dish that is definitely worth ordering.
Gran Blanco is owned by the same Aussie-duo as Great White. The wicker chandeliers and beige vases that line the walls create a swanky yet chill vibe that is perfect for a brunch by the beach. Also, their tequila-based espresso martinis are an absolute must (trust me).
Salt’s Cure is a unique restaurant in Hollywood that offers spiked juices so you can have a good time and get your greens. Their ginger and sage pork breakfast sandwich really is one-of-a-kind, and their loaded broccoli is next level.
E.P. & L.P. is the perfect place to gather for brunch with the girls. Their bloody mary oysters are seriously out of this world, and their avocado toast is almost too pretty to eat (almost). Once you’re done dining in the restaurant, head up to the L.P. rooftop for some cocktails and killer views.
Located in the heart of West Hollywood, Bottega Louie transports you to a modern cafe in Paris. They also have a location in DTLA, but I think the WeHo one is better for brunch. Be sure to snag one of their delectable pastries on the way out (their Celebration Éclair is magnificent)!
Even if you’re not vegan, you’re going to love Gracias Madre! Also, this plant-based restaurant has a massive (and amazing) selection of tequila and mezcal, meaning you’ll definitely want to call an Uber for this one.
With locations in Venice, Hollywood, Pasadena, and North Hollywood, Superba Food & Bread is a casual brunch spot that is pretty close by regardless of what neighborhood you live in. Sip on a passion fruit margarita as you throw together your own chilled seafood tower.
Lady Byrd Cafe is an Echo Park eatery that has fully frittatas and stellar sandwiches. While they only serve soju-based cocktails, they have some wildly affordable wines and bubbly for a Sunday brunch under the sun.
Both AOC locations in Brentwood and West Hollywood provide modern and swanky settings that are perfect for an upscale LA brunch. While their dinner selections are just as tasty, their scrambled egg focaccia sandwich is a decadent take on a breakfast classic.
If you’re looking for just a classic LA diner with a little history, great diner food, and yes even some booze, hit up Swingers. It’s been my favorite breakfast spot in LA since I moved to Southern California back in 2007 (and I swear by their pancakes).