L.A.’s top brunch spots are exactly what everyone craves – mimosas, eggs and bacon! Check out these top 10 brunch places you must absolutely drag yourself out of bed to enjoy. Happy Brunching!
Harlowe Bar is a jewel hidden in West Hollywood. Harlowe is like a step back in time to old Hollywood from its retro decor to its new-meets-old menus. Harlowe serves brunch every Sunday from 11 am to 3 pm offering an array of specialty breakfast cocktails and all sorts of delicious brunch fare. No matter what time of day Harlow has you covered for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and drinks!
Open 24 hours a day, Kitchen 24 is a must if you are living in or visiting L.A. It has a fun retro vibe and giant menu. Highlights of their brunch offerings include the Home Skillet, which is hash browns, two eggs any style, Applewood bacon or sausage, and toast all served in a sizzling skillet. They also feature the Hash Brown Salmon Florentine, which is a hash brown crust, fresh salmon, poached egg, sautéed baby kale, and smoked paprika hollandaise sauce. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention their “cupcake calendar”, which features different seasonal cupcake flavors every day. Stop in here if you are starving; Kitchen 24 will satisfy any of your cravings.
For those of you who aren’t major “Real Housewives” or “Vanderpump Rules” fans, let me explain Pump. The majority owners of this establishment are Lisa Vanderpump and her husband, Ken Todd. Vanderpump has been the star of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ since its inception and has used her fame to further her already thriving businesses. Ever the supporter of LGBT causes, Vanderpump and crew opened Pump around the corner from framed gay bar The Abbey, with the intention of creating another popular destination for gay men and the people that love them. Although it is not a large establishment, it is a great place to grab brunch or even just a drink and people watch (remember, you’re in WeHo). The highlight of brunch at Pump are the signature drink pitcher specials:
The District’s slogan is “The culinary answer to happiness” and if you love Vietnamese food, that is sure to ring true. Known first and foremost for its amazing ambiance, this restaurant doesn’t slack in the brunch department. From the Breakfast Banh Mi (pork belly, pate, pickled veggies, fried egg) to the amazing Maryland Soft Shell Crab Benedict (bao, lemongrass hollandaise, breakfast potatoes, heirloom tomatoes), this menu has an array of spectacular options. If you want more than just your average brunch, this is your spot.
Goldie’s prides itself on investing in local, sustainable ingredients; offering seasonal cuisine and drinks; and being inspired by California itself. Though their brunch menu isn’t as expansive as their lunch or dinner menus, they still offer an impressive spread. Try their Green EggsYelp or their Baked Eggs. You can’t go wrong either way.
Whether you are here for brunch or dinner, every menu item is designed to be shared. Which is good news, because that means you don’t have to make any hard decisions! Eat anything and everything. On top of that, they offer a $30 prix-fixe brunch which include one entrée or pizza, a side, and bottomless mimosas or rosé. If you want to go your own way, you can also order a la carte and choose to add the bottomless prosecco/rosé option for $15. Try the chicken and waffle tacos; sounds crazy, but you won’t regret it. For your side, don’t miss out on the biscuits and honey.
Modeling itself after French Bistros, Crème de la Crepe offers as authentic a menu and atmosphere as Beverly Hills can muster. Obviously, their main offerings are both sweet and savory crepes. If you are not a crepe connoisseur, they also offer eggs, omelets, waffles, and French toast. However, should you patronize this establishment, I would encourage you to be bold and eat one of their fabulous crepes. On the savory side, their Fromage Crepe is a rich choice that contains scrambled eggs, brie, bacon, onions, and sautéed mushrooms. On the sweet side, The Daph’ or The Quebec are enticing options: The Daph’ includes cinnamon baked apples and brown sugar topped with toasted almonds. The Quebec crepe is bananas covered in maple syrup. If you have a sweet tooth, you are obviously in the right place.
Idle Hour has a long and storied history and was declared a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument in 2010. They offer brunch every Sunday from 11am-3pm. On top of their atmosphere, they also offer bottomless mimosas to sweeten the pot! If your stomach is up for it, order the Family Plate, which is pork, brisket, and sausage and your choice of four sides. Also, if you save room for dessert, order the Bourbon Bundt Cake. Oh, and did I mention that the restaurant is shaped like a giant barrel?
Ashland Hill’s unique drinks and brunch menu feature options you won’t get anywhere else. Sure, the food is great, but the drink menu is where they have focused a good deal of their energy: eleven signature gin & tonic cocktails and the option to build our own drink by mixing and matching over 50 different gin options! Food-wise, you must try the Chicken N Waffles made of beer battered chicken, buttermilk waffles, honey butter, cinnamon butter and maple syrup. This unique menu also offers breakfast tacos! Load on the scrambled eggs, cheddar, Pico de Gallo, avocado, black beans and some extra bacon!
Sweet Dixie’s offers brunch comfort food with southern roots, but with a healthier and lighter twist! Check out their inventive biscuitwiches – a combo of biscuit sandwiches. Brunch on a biscuitwitch of Southern style mac and cheese bubbly topped with 2 over easy eggs, drizzled with a chipotle aioli and served with an organic green salad (so you don’t clog those arteries). Let’s not forget about their milkshake flavors which range from chocolate, maple bacon, to apple pie – yes, there is a whole piece of pie in it!
Guest blog written by: LA Epic Club Crawls