Brunch has become a cult obsession with millennials and for good reason. It’s an entrancing combination of the chicken-fried-biscuits-and-gravy you’ll slightly regret tomorrow at kickboxing, the encouraged drinking of hard liquor before some of your friends even wake up, mastering the “hungover but presentable because these sunglasses hide my eyes” look, and most importantly: the retelling of the night before.
Yes, you really did hit Ryan Gosling with a bathroom door and then recite 4 minutes of The Notebook along with an apology. But it’s okay, we got part of it on Snapchat and here’s another mimosa.
Just when you thought this heavenly ritual couldn’t get any better, we introduce you to brunch in Los Angeles. The land of 365 day patio leisure. Here are 10 brunches in Los Angeles, worth all the instagram jealousy.
1. Blu Jam Cafe
From healthy to the mouth-watering french toast people lose their minds over, this spot has it all. BONUS: Breakfast is served all day. We’ve all been there at 3 pm waking up with a pancake craving.
7371 Melrose Avenue, 15045 Ventura Blvd, & 23311 Mulholland Drive
One word: pancakes. Five words: the size of a pizza. Some insider advice: the line for a table backs up and you have to wait outside on Sunset blvd. And let me tell you from experience, this is not a fun wait when hungover. The Griddle is one worth waking up early for.
7916 Sunset Blvd.
3. Urth Cafe
Yes, Urth is still maintaining its trendy status and you’ll see more Celine bags and Mercedes than you can count…which makes the people watching superb. So order breakfast (don’t be annoyed if it’s a long wait for a table or food), sip your coffee, and take in the wild animals of LA in their natural habitat.
West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Downtown, Pasadena, Laguna Beach (info here)
If you’re making the trek to Mailbu it’s for one thing: the view. Stop and have a relaxing brunch before heading to Dr. Dre’s beach condo for a day of leisure.
23000 Pacific Coast Hwy
5. Alcove Cafe
We cant decide what we love the most about this Los Feliz spot. The drinks? The food? The patio? We suggest partaking in all 3 and don’t leave your dog at home.
1929 Hillhurst Ave.
We couldn’t leave downtown out of the mix, especially when Faith and Flower has everything you need for a classy brunch. The decor and throwback cocktails will have you feeling like Don Draper. Scotch and suit not required, but encouraged.
705 West 9th Street
This is for the adventurous foodies featuring pesto rice, sheep feta, and lacto-fermented hot sauce. Come on, you have to try it at least once. Opting for one of the toasts (Brioche Toast w/ House Ricotta and Seasonal Jam shown above) is always a safe bet.
720 N Virgil Ave
Parking can be tough thanks to the location (hello Scientology center), but it’s an easy going spot with food that will wow you. Bonus points if you add grilled cactus to your eggs.
4854 Fountain Avenue
9. Little Dom’s
This Los Feliz institution is a winner any time of day, but brunch is must. Whatever you order you won’t be disappointed, but make sure you add a side of grilled sausage. Bonus: Breakfast items are served all day long so sleeping in is encouraged.
2128 Hillhurst Ave
Gjelina is another restaurant that is good day or night. If you haven’t had their pizza or mushroom toast at dinner, your life is not complete. But going for brunch is an entirely different flavor party. Try and sit on the back patio, order as much as you can, and enjoy the glow of Abbot Kinney during the day.
1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd