California,  Dining,  Los Angeles,  North America,  United States

14 Mouthwatering Brunch Spots in LA

A melting pot of cultures, Los Angeles is one of the most vibrant and exciting areas on the west coast. It is a sprawling cityscape of entertainment, sights, and food. There are countless eateries for tourists and locals alike. So whether you visit LA for travel, a staycation, or a weekend getaway, it is easy to be a foodie here. There are so many great restaurants in the Los Angeles area. Here are 14 of Jenny’s picks of mouthwatering brunch spots in LA, featuring both famous and hidden gems.

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1. Le Pain Quotidien

Address: 13455 Maxella Ave, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

Founded in Brussels in 1990, Le Pain Quotidien is a bakery and restaurant with branches in the Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Spain, Turkey, Hong Kong, Colombia, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Qatar, Russia, and Japan. Transport yourself to Europe in this cozy café, offering a selection of pastries, sandwiches, soups, salads, coffee, and tea.

Why We Love It

With a name meaning “the daily bread” in French, Le Pain Quotidien offers long wooden tables meant for communal dining. This iconic feature of the restaurant provides a great opportunity to meet other travelers and locals. Located within the Marina Marketplace, an upscale shopping and dining complex, you can make a whole day of your brunch outing.

Le Pain Quotidien offers many organic, vegan, and vegetarian options. We love that you can come casual, but enjoy gourmet healthy food. A staple of Jenny in many cities because of its consistent healthy menu, it definitely qualifies as one of our 14 mouthwatering brunch spots in LA.

The Vibe

Le Pain Quotidien resembles a quaint European bakery. It offers guests a rustic, cozy space perfect for get-togethers and daytime meals, plus this location has a sunny patio that allows pets.

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14 Mouthwatering Brunch Spots in LA
Le Pain Quotidien at Marina Marketplace

Hours

The restaurant opens daily from 8am to 3pm and serves their entire menu all day long.

Jenny’s Tips

During the busiest times, the space fills up quickly and they do not take reservations. Come at off hours or just be prepared to wait a bit. Echoes of people talking can overlap. You might need to talk a bit louder with the others at your table if you want to have a deep conversation inside.

Area Attractions

Afterwards, make a day of it and enjoy a kayaking tour past sea lions in the nearby Marina Del Rey Harbor.

2. J Nichols Kitchen

Address: 4375 Glencoe Ave, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

An upscale spot in Marina del Rey, J Nichols Kitchen is located in the Villa Marina Marketplace Mall, a plaza of shops and eateries. Specializing in modern comfort fare, J Nichols Kitchen features a relaxed and sleek atmosphere, completed by its contemporary and homey décor. Whether you dine within the restaurant’s walls or on its patio, you can enjoy an ambient, candlelit meal.

Why We Love It

J Nichols Kitchen serves gourmet and casual brunch items, using fresh ingredients and mixing Californian flavors with international cuisine. The menu promises a wide selection of gluten free options, as well as vegan and vegetarian items. Its burgers especially come highly recommended. Customers also love it for the top-notch friendly service.

The Vibe

Guests do not have to follow a dress code. Encompassing the laidback LA vibe, you can enjoy the experience of a high-end restaurant while dressed informally. With an ambiance ideal for quiet dates and semi-casual get-togethers, J Nichols Kitchen is one of Marina del Rey’s best surprises and not one you want to miss. 

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14 Mouthwatering Brunch Spots in LA
J Nichols at the Villa Marina Marketplace Mall

Hours

The restaurant serves brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 2pm.

Jenny’s Tips

There is free parking in the Villa Marina Marketplace Mall parking lot that rarely reaches full capacity. Reservations are available, but not necessary.

Area Attractions

When finished brunching, consider exploring the neighboring shops at the Villa Marina or enjoy the famous California sunshine on an E-Bike Beach Tour.

3. SALT Restaurant and Bar

Address: 13534 Bali Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

Located within the beautiful waterfront Marina del Rey Hotel, SALT is an upscale restaurant and bar overlooking the picturesque Marina harbor. It specializes in contemporary and classic fare, making for an unforgettable water view meal. Here, guests lounge on the patio with a drink in hand while watching the sunlight tickle the waterfront and its bobbing boats.

Why We Love It

In addition to its regular brunch menu, SALT offers seasonal dining experiences, having most recently offered the smoQue on the water event every weekend on the patio. On Saturday and Sunday, from 9am to 2pm, patrons could indulge in a 6 or 10-course brunch. SmoQue on the water fused smokehouse barbecue with East Asian cuisine, cocktails, and more. There will no doubt be similar unique experiences throughout future seasons.

While here, you can also indulge in the full service SALT bar. Guests can choose from a selection of cocktails, beers, and champagne to accompany their brunch. Try a mimosa flight or the Hair of the Dog Flight, a house made bloody mary concoction (and neither drink is offered after brunch hours!).

The Vibe

Despite the luxurious atmosphere, thanks to its location by the harbor, SALT manages to retain a charming laidback sail vibe. SALT does not have a mandatory dress code for guests. Patrons generally arrive in casual and business casual wear, allowing them to enjoy the upscale dockside setting while in relaxed clothes.

Truly one of the 14 mouthwatering brunch spots in LA, SALT will provide you with an unforgettable experience by the harbor.

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Marina Del Rey, CA
The Marina Waterfront

Hours

Brunch hours are from 7am to 2pm. Happy hour starts at 2pm (until 4pm) so if you can stay and continue to enjoy drinks after brunch.

Jenny’s Tips

Due to the SALT patio’s location, you can feel chilly from the waterfront breeze. Bring a light jacket. Although not always necessary, it is best to make a reservation.

Area Attractions

After brunch, take to the sea and enjoy a private harbor yacht cruise! While waterside is fantastic, there is nothing like actually being on the water.

4. Röckenwagner Bakery, Café + Market

Address: 12835 W Washington Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90066

Founded in the 1980s by Hans Rockenwagner, the Rockenwagner bakery started out as a restaurant specializing in handmade brioche. As the bakery’s popularity expanded locally, so did its kitchen and team. Soon, the Rockenwagner bakery began offering a plethora of items such as bread, pastries, and pretzels. Now the menu also includes salads, sandwiches, beverages, and more. Today Hans and his wife, Patti, run the bakery and café, providing customers with fresh goods and tastes with a personal touch.

Why We Love It

One of the city’s underrated treasures, the Rockenwagner bakery is among the 14 mouthwatering brunch spots in LA. Rockenwagner sells fresh bread and pastries on a daily basis, offering quality that blows store-bought brands out of the water. The weekend brunch menu conjures travel memories of Germany. You will find items with a German flare, including apple muffins and hearty sandwiches, such as the popular schnitzel sandwich, the original pretzel burger, and even vegan brioche!

The Vibe

The cafe presents a welcoming vibe that feels like home, or at least like being invited into a German relative’s place.

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Artisan bread; photo by Wesual Click

Hours

The café offers brunch from 7am to 3pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Jenny’s Tips

Although there are a few parking spots available outside the bakery, it can be difficult to park during traffic. Be prepared to park in the lot across the street and walk a short distance.

Area Attractions

Since the café is so close to Abbot Kinney Boulevard (less than a 10-minute drive), consider touring the famous boulevard after brunch for a day of shopping and sight-seeing. For a true LA experience, spend the morning touring street art in Venice (starting on Abbot Kinney) before heading to Rockenwagner after.

Venice, CA Street Art
Spend the day in Venice touring street art

5. The Butcher’s Daughter

Address: 1205 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

The Butcher’s Daughter is a modern, sunlit restaurant specializing in vegetarian and vegan items. With a plant-based theme, The Butcher’s Daughter started out as a juice bar in New York City. From there, it expanded to Los Angeles and is now one of the hippest places in Venice, popular among locals and LA celebrities such as Gwenyth Paltrow.

Why We Love It

Besides vegan and vegetarian items, the restaurant offers gluten free options as well. Its menu features unique vegetarian dishes, ranging from frittatas to pizzas. Although it specializes in smoothies and juice, the restaurant also offers selections of spirits, cocktails, beer, and wine. Consider trying the seasonal mimosa or cold-pressed juices. One of the 14 mouthwatering brunch spots in LA, The Butcher’s Daughter is more than worth a visit, especially for the vegetarian foodie.

The Vibe

At The Butcher’s Daughter, you can find bright terraces and a snug, easygoing atmosphere.

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A glimpse inside The Butcher’s Daughter; Photo by Avi Richards

Hours

The restaurant offers a daytime menu (encompassing breakfast, lunch, and brunch) from 8am to 4pm.

Jenny’s Tips

Although The Butcher’s Daughter offers several vegan options, be sure to look at the menu thoroughly if you follow a vegan diet. The restaurant does not accept reservations.

Area Attractions

Venice Beach is a quirky fun place that gets crowded on the weekends. Make a day of it and check out the Venice Boardwalk, the famous Muscle Beach, and take a guided walking tour through the famous Venice Canals.

Book a room at a chic Venice beachfront hotel and watch the sunset from the rooftop lounge.

6. Lady Byrd Café

Address: 2100 Echo Park Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Lady Byrd Café is new to LA, having only opened in 2020. Offering artisan meals, beverages, and organic ingredients, the café features the theme of nature and a large outdoor patio. As a creative form of social distancing, the patio encloses tables in individual structures shaped like greenhouses.

Why We Love It

Lady Byrd sources artisan bread and local coffee. Its produce comes from free range, grass run farms. Specializing in light organic fare, Lady Byrd Café also serves selections of beer and wine though not all drinks are listed on the menu. Guests can order mimosa glasses or pitchers while dining.

The Vibe

Located in the trendy area of Echo Park, greenery abounds at the restaurant, adding a touch of Earth to its welcoming atmosphere.This is an ideal spot to visit for a unique dining experience, especially for those looking for a scenic brunch.

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Hours

The café opens Monday through Friday 8:30am and Saturday through Sunday 9am. It serves brunch until 3pm regardless of the day.

Jenny’s Tips

The café might be hard to spot at first due to its location in a residential neighborhood. Be aware that the surrounding streets can get quite steep, though there is plenty of free street parking. There can be long lines of guests waiting for a table (there is no reservation policy and seating is on a first come, first serve basis), but the wait tends to be relatively quick. Although the greenhouses do not allow pets, regular tables on the patio do.

Area Attractions

After brunch, take a ride on one of Echo Park’s famous Swan Boats. Make it a full day exploring and head out on an Iconic trip through Hollywood or take a private tour of Griffith Observatory, one of LA’s most famous landmarks and planetariums.

7. Fig Tree

Address: 431 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291

Located along the Venice boardwalk, Fig Tree is a bright, family-owned restaurant featuring a coastal décor and Latin-infused menu. Established in 1978, the restaurant has been renovated and re-imagined over the years. Now it is a local favorite that takes inspiration from the Fig Tree family’s travel experiences in South America and across the globe.

Why We Love It

Overlooking the beach, Fig Tree’s flower-filled patio offers guests the chance to kick back and enjoy the ocean view. Hidden from the crowds, it allows patrons to get away from the noise of Venice’s tourists and watch the scenery in peace.

Priding itself on healthy eats, Fig Tree’s menu offers several vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free items. It also offers a selection of cocktails, beers, and spirits throughout the day, including brunch hours. Here, you can order a spicy margarita to accompany your chorizo omelet. So be sure to visit Fig Tree as you conquer our 14 mouthwatering brunch spots in LA.

The Vibe

Fig Tree is a casual spot located directly of Venice Beach’s funky boardwalk. The beach vibe, healthy menu, and fun location attracts locals and tourists alike. There is definitely a mix of dress, from funky Venice to beachgoers to fashion forward LA attire.

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View of Venice Beach from the jetty at nearby Marina Del Rey Photo: Jennifer Barbaro

Hours

The restaurant serves brunch from 11:30 am to 2pm.

Jenny’s Tips

Restaurant reservations are possible, but not necessary, however it does tend to get very busy on weekends.

There is no free parking by the restaurant, but you can easily find paid parking for a nominal fee. Nearby public lots charge between $5 to $10 for an entire day. There is a valet service about 25 yards North of Fig Tree on Speedway and Dudley; it usually costs about $20. Street parking is available around Venice Beach, but be sure to read the posted signs very carefully!

Area Attractions

Book a room in the Su Casa Hotel above Fig Tree with a scenic ocean view, and direct access onto the famous Venice Beach Boardwalk, or at one of the other nearby trendy Venice Beach hotels. There is so much to See and Do in the Venice Area. After brunch, make a day of it and Explore Venice Beach on this Ultimate Insider Tour.

Venice Beach Boardwalk

8. Redbird

Address: 114 E 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

One of the most stunning upscale restaurants in Downtown LA, Redbird sits inside a rectory within the historic Vibiana, a former cathedral first built in 1876. After the Cathedral of Saint Vibiana moved its operations to a new cathedral, the city took over the building and converted it into an event venue at the end of the 2000s. Since then, Vibiana has gone on to host Emmy and Grammy Award after-parties, episodes of American Idol, weddings, performances, and more.

Why We Love It

Redbird itself uses modern décor to balance the classical architecture with a minimalist sensibility. This blend of contemporary and vintage design creates a unique ambiance.

The restaurant specializes in creative seasonal fare, influenced by both American and international cuisine. Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free items are available as well. One of the 14 mouthwatering brunch spots in LA, Redbird also offers an impressive menu of cocktails and wine. Try a bloody mary or the “bartender’s choice” to go along with your brunch. So for a taste of the past and present, pay Redbird a visit for a meal you will not forget and to take part in one of LA’s most famous luxuries.

Redbird is home to a glass roof that doubles as a beautiful daytime skylight and a tarp of nighttime stars in the evening. You might come here for brunch at first, but booking supper at a later date is also worth considering.

Whether you stop by for a weekend brunch or a special dinner, Redbird is worth the trip.

The Vibe

A Michelin restaurant, Redbird is the highest end spot on our list. Although there is no formal dress code, Redbird is the perfect place for you to flaunt your fashion in order to see and be seen.

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Gourmet dining; photo by Jay Wennington

Hours

Redbird’s brunch is available Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 2pm. The restaurant’s dinner hours operate from 5pm to 10pm on Wednesday through Saturday, and 5pm to 9pm on Sunday.

Jenny’s Tips

There is $12 valet parking available at Redbird, as well as a less expensive lot just past South Los Angeles Street. Be sure to reserve a table well in advance.

Area Attractions

When you finish your Redbird brunch, take a look at the arts and culture Downtown LA has to offer. There is so much to do in the Downtown area of Los Angeles. You can start by visiting the Hauser & Wirth contemporary art gallery followed by an incredible LA Art District Walking Tour.

If you are a film buff, take a Hollywood Film Set Tour of Downtown Los Angeles. Los Angeles is rich in culture and the arts. Other not to miss Downtown attractions are Olivera Street and Chinatown, Angels Flight Railway, the Walt Disney Concert Hall,

9. Grand Casino Bakery & Café

Address: 3826 Main St, Culver City, CA 90232

The Grand Casino Bakery & Café is another of LA’s lesser known secrets. Located in Culver City, the café has been a favorite among locals since its conception in 1987. Grand Casino specializes in Argentinean fare, offering a wide range of baked delights and traditional dishes. You will feel as if you have traveled to Argentina when you taste its signature handmade empanadas, one of the many reasons Grand Casino is on the list of 14 mouthwatering brunch spots in LA.

Why We Love It

In addition to its brunch and bakery menu, the café also offers a light tea party selection. Come Saturday, Grand Casino’s bakery puts out a special assortment of traditional Argentinean pastries and bread such as pan de leche (cream brioche) and torta negra (brown sugar biscuits). On Sundays, Grand Casino hosts a buffet from 9am to 2pm, complete with unlimited café con leche and bottomless mimosas.

The Vibe

This restaurant has a casual laidback vibe that draws both a local crowd and executives from surrounding businesses and film studios.

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Hours

The café opens daily from 6am to 8pm and serves their menu all day.

Jenny’s Tips

If you are unsure what to order, be sure to try the spicy beef empanada or breakfast burrito.

Area Attractions

After grabbing a bite at the Grand Casino, sightsee at nearby public art exhibits such as the La Ballona installation or take a tour of the famous Sony Studios!

10. Aroma Café  

Address: 2530 Overland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90064

Another unique eatery on our list of 14 mouthwatering brunch spots in LA, Aroma Café is a family-run restaurant specializing in Mediterranean fare. Founded in 1987, Aroma Café prides itself on its tradition of fresh ingredients and handmade dishes. It offers classic Mediterranean favorites from homemade pita and shish kebab to stuffed grape leaves and Turkish coffee.

Why We Love It

Earthy and humble, Aroma Café allows patrons a chance to relax and indulge. With friendly service and a colorful, pleasant atmosphere, guests can enjoy patio or indoor seating while taking a break from the busy noise of LA. When you come for brunch, the food will instantly transport you to the Mediterranean, offering you a taste of the world across the ocean.

The café is also home to a tiny grocery store that specializes in Mediterranean imports. After eating, you can look around and see if there is anything you want to buy and take.

The Vibe

Casual, and as laid back as the Med itself. Come as you are or get dressed up; Your choice.

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Example of Turkish coffee; photo by Önder Örtel

Hours

The café opens daily 11am to 10pm.

Jenny’s Tips

Although the café offers take-out reservations by phone, it does not have an option to reserve tables, only walk-in.

Area Attractions

While in the area, catch a movie at the nearby iconic theater, The Landmark, which also screens independent, foreign, and art house films that mainstream cinemas do not.

11. Blu Jam Café

Address: 7371 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

One of the most popular brunch spots in LA, the Blu Jam Café opened its first location in Hollywood (the Melrose location) in 2006. The restaurant specializes in gourmet meals that feature simple yet innovative American fare. Although American in spirit, Blu Jam incorporates many European elements into its menu thanks to the Czechoslovakian origins of its immigrant founders, including executive chef Kamil Majer.

Why We Love It

Although this is not the only Blu Jam location in the world, the Los Angeles Blu Jam Café is one of a kind due to its rich musical history. Fans of jazz will be excited to know that the café takes its name from its past as an underground jazz club that once hosted the likes of Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie. Today the photos of jazz and blue legends cover the restaurant’s walls, and customers can hear their music in the air.

Blu Jam strives to use organic, non-GMO, and farm fresh ingredients, sourcing its items from local farms and markets. It avoids corn syrup, artificial flavor, and nitrates because in chef Kamil’s words, “if we can’t pronounce it, we won’t serve it.”

In addition to seasonal specials, the menu offers vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options as well. Be sure to try the restaurant’s signature dish, Crunchy French Toast. Guests can also customize non-vegetarian orders into vegetarian or vegan dishes.

The Vibe

With a tempting menu and an inviting, trendy LA atmosphere, Blu Jam more than qualifies as one of the 14 mouthwatering brunch spots in LA.

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Hours

The café opens daily 9am to 2pm (with an all-day breakfast menu, and a lunch menu starting 11am).

Jenny’s Tips

Blu Jam is often busy, so it is best to reserve a table beforehand (though reservations are not required). Beware that you cannot reserve outdoor tables, which are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Area Attractions

After brunch, stop to look around the affluent Melrose area for a special shopping spree. Or take a private guided tour of LA that takes you through Melrose Avenue, Hollywood landmarks, Santa Monica Pier, and more.

12. The Rose Venice

Address: 220 Rose Ave, Venice, CA 90291

A classic Californian brunch spot, the Rose Venice has been a local and tourist favorite since 1979. With a fashionable aesthetic, the Rose’s modern décor reflects its communal, yet rustic theme. In addition to indoor tables and exterior patios, you can also find a beer garden, market, and bakery at the Rose.

Why We Love It

As if calling out to art lovers, the Rose sports a wall full of artwork from artist C.R. Stecyk III, with every piece a representation of the signature locale. Upon arrival, guests can also order from the bakery and market counter. Lovely for friendly gatherings due to its buzzing atmosphere, the Rose is definitely one of the 14 mouthwatering brunch spots in LA.

The Rose specializes in seasonal contemporary fare, influenced by cuisine from all over the world, though it zones in on California cuisine. The menu contains a variety of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free items. When you dine here, make sure to visit its coffee bar or 40-foot cocktail bar, both restaurant highlights.

The Vibe

The casual California vibe here is a mixture of upscale Marina Del Rey, combined with funky Venice and a bit of Santa Monica beach life. Like it sounds, pretty much anything goes.

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A beer garden; photo by RitaE

Hours

The restaurant serves brunch from 9am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday.

Jenny’s Tips

It can be difficult to find street parking nearby, but the Rose offers valet parking for guests. Although reservations are not required, they are encouraged in order to avoid long wait times. There is no dress code, and patrons can come as casually or as fancily as they wish.

Area Attractions

After brunching at the Rose, enjoy all the shops that nearby Main Street has to offer or take an exciting Hollywood Tour starting in Santa Monica.

13. Sagebrush Cantina

Address: 23527 Calabasas Rd, Calabasas, CA 91302

One of LA’s most popular Mexican restaurants, Sagebrush Cantina is a lively setting that perfectly captures the city’s vibrant spirit. Always abuzz, the restaurant has been a Los Angeles fixture since 1974. It offers a delicious Californian mixture of Mexican and American cuisine alongside live entertainment

Why We Love It

Another of the best 14 mouthwatering brunch spots in LA, Sagebrush Cantina is especially famous for its Sunday brunch. It feature bottomless champagne, mimosas, and soft drinks, as well as a chocolate fountain. Enjoy an all-you-can buffet-style brunch with a wide variety of selections to choose from. All dishes are made fresh, and guests have unlimited access to seconds. Vegetarian and vegan options are also available.

While guests indulge in their meal, they can expect to hear live performances from local and traveling bands. Perfect for tourists, and loved by locals, Sagebrush Cantina provides an exciting space for everyone to relax, have fun, and dig in.

The Vibe

Upbeat and casual, Sagebrush Cantina provides guests with spacious patio and indoor seating. Here, patrons can let go of their worries and enjoy the party-like atmosphere during a heartfelt brunch.  

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A chocolate fountain; photo by Mar López

Hours

The restaurant serves brunch starting at 9am on weekends. The brunch buffet is from 11am to 2pm on Sundays only.

Jenny’s Tips

Sagebrush Cantina is always busy, resulting in long wait times for walk-ins. To avoid this, it is best to reserve a table in advance or arrive early to hold a place in line.

Although there is a free parking lot, spaces fill up quickly. However, valet parking is available.

Area Attractions

Before brunch, pay a visit to the restaurant’s neighbor, the Calabasas Farmers Market on Saturday to see fresh and organic local produce, flowers, and more. After Sunday brunch, visit the Leonis Adobe Museum in Calabasas for an enlightening look at a rancher’s life in the Old West. Stop by Calabasas Commons to enjoy a beautiful small outdoor mall.

14. République

Address: 624 South La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Last but not least, one of the most famous brunch spots in LA, République, is located in a historic LA setting. République specializes in modern French fare, while boasting a bakery and cocktail bar. Established in 1928 by Charlie Chaplin and architect Roy Seldon Price, the building originally functioned as a mixture of shops and offices, complete with an intricate courtyard. In 1989, the space became the La Brea Bakery, then the Campanile restaurant. After Campanile closed in 2012, République took the stage.

Why We Love It

Today République is one of the most popular upscale restaurants in the area, renowned for its innovative flavors, fresh baked goods, and fine French cuisine. It uses locally sourced, organic ingredients and offers plenty of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Alcoholic beverages are served all day, so try a mimosa with your brunch.

When you step into République’s doors, you will see three kitchens surrounding sunlit communal tables, giving the restaurant the atmosphere of a rustic courtyard. Once you are seated, the leisurely ambiance provides guests with a taste of quaint European charm.

The Vibe

Despite the restaurant’s high-end reputation, there is no dress code to uphold and guests can enjoy gourmet meals while dressed casually. So stop by République for an exquisite experience in one of the 14 mouthwatering brunch spots in LA.

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Bread on display

Hours

République serves brunch from 8am to 2pm.

Jenny’s Tips

Due to the République’s popularity, be prepared for long lines. There is no table service during brunch hours, so after ordering at the counter, guests find their own seating at available tables. As such, there is no daytime reservation policy.

You can also order café goods ahead online.

Area Attractions

After a fancy brunch, take a fabulous Malibu Wineries private tour.

Bonus: Kirari West Bake Shop

Address: 707 N Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Looking for a brunch bite to go? For travelers on the prowl, passing by the Kirari West Bake Shop is a special treat. The Kirari West Bake Shop is the American counterpart of a family-owned bakery chain in Japan. Founded in 2011 by father-and-son duo, Yoshi and Yoichi Saito, the original Kirari opened in Japan with the goal of using organic rice flour in place of wheat. Since then, Kirari has built its brand around non-wheat pastries and gluten-free items. In 2014, Hiro, the youngest Saito son, realized his passion for the family business and opened Kirari’s first U.S-based store.

Why We Love It

Kirari West offers a variety of pastries, bread, desserts, sandwiches, and more. The bakery uses organic flour with no genetic modifications and gluten-adverse customers can rest assured that everything is gluten-free. There are also vegan and vegetarian options.

The Vibe

Featuring a menu of quaint items in a cozy, minimalist atmosphere, Kirari West is a great option for brunch on-the-go in the LA area. Since customers cannot dine inside the bakery at the moment, the takeout option allows visitors to explore nearby sights while enjoying their brunch.

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Sample Bakery Display

Hours

The bakery is open Monday through Friday 7am to 4pm, and Saturday through Sunday 8am to 4pm.

Jenny’s Tips

While Kirari West is currently only open for takeout, make a day of it by enjoying brunch in the nearby beach area.

Area Attractions

Have a picnic at the Seaside Lagoon (within walking distance) or Redondo Beach Pier (less than 10 minutes by car). Make a day of it and try paddle boarding, surfing, or biking on the famous beach path.

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