There is nothing better you can do to make a perfect and lazy weekend than having a wonderful brunch. With the idea of it being a blend of breakfast and lunch, there is a indescribable charm in brunch that’s more than just a heavy-ish breakfast. These delicious brunch meals surely will allow you to take little flights from your busy days.
1. Larchmont Bungalow
Larchmont Bungalow serves brunch menus all day, which varies from classic omelet, potatoes, and toasts combo to their signature Red & blue velvet pancakes. Different from what you probably would expect from a pancake, Red & blue velvet pancake served here is more like a red velvet cupcake made into a shape of pancake. These cream cheese sandwiched thick pancake pieces will make your weekend sweet and fulfilling.
107 N Larchmont Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90004
2. Bru’s Wiffle Joint
Waffles for brunch? Awesome. Juicy chicken topped on the waffles for brunch? Aweeeeesome! This waffle joint located in Santa Monica is the best place to enjoy your waffles with different combinations – fruits, ice cream, scrambled eggs, or fried chicken! Green or mango salsa topped on chicken and waffles is a unpredictable sensation good enough to wake your taste buds. Fried avocado is another recommendation to go with your waffles.
2408 Wilshire Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90403
3. Blu Jam Cafe
Of course we can’t leave out Crunchy French toast from Blu Jam talking about the best brunch in L.A.. European accented brunch menus are served here and no matter what you choose between creative and classic, your satisfaction is pretty much guaranteed. Freshly squeezed juices, Norwegian egg benedicts, breakfast Carbonara and others are all found satisfactory, but the highlight of this place goes to Crunchy French toast, without dispute.
7371 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90046
4. Blue Daisy
Blue Daisy is a laid-back American restaurant famous for its sweet and savory crepes. For your brunch, however, you need something more than a sheet of crepe, don’t you? If you’re a fan of puffy buttery croissants, grab a seat at this brunch cafe located in Santa Monica and order pancakes or Eggs Benedicts made with croissants! If you feel like starting your weekend with a boozy brunch, Bloody Mary and other cocktails will satisfy you.
609 Broadway Santa Monica, CA 90401
5. Bao Dim Sum
Did you know that dim sum actually is a brunch menu? In Hong Kong and in most cities in Guangdong, Dim Sum restaurants open as early as five in the morning, due to the tradition for the elderly to gather to eat dim sum after morning exercises. Order a bunch of dim sum plates, such as Juicy pork dumplings, milk buns, or shrimp shumai, and don’t forget to sum up your brunch with a perfect dessert – warm and crispy egg custard tarts.
8256 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90048
Bouchon is chef Thomas Keller’s French restaurant located in Beverly Hills. Escargot and Steak frites may not be suitable brunch items (not that we judge you for your choice, though), but Smoked salmon omelets and Croque Madame certainly are! If you feel like going light for your brunch, French pastries at Bouchon won’t disappoint you. Brunch at the patio under the umbrellas at the heart of Beverly Hill? Your weekend is good to go.
235 N Canon Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90210
By Heewon Kim