Best Brunch Restaurants in Los Angeles

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Brunch is my favorite meal! I love meeting with my friends all over LA for some breakfast food and a couple of drinks. Let me guide you to great food, bottomless mimosas, outdoor seating, and who takes reservations! 


26 Beach

Address: 3100 Washington Blvd, Venice, CA 90292

($$) With beach umbrellas out front and a mix match of coffee mugs this is such a unique and fun restaurant! I love it because you can have ice cream for breakfast and Mom won't get mad!

Must Haves:

  • Polar Bear French Toast - Croissant french toast topped with ice cream and berries! Sometimes its not on their menu but you can still order it! 

  • The Peach Melba - 2 "croissant" French toasts, caramelized peaches, vanilla ice cream, melba sauce. Melba is pureed raspberries thickened with powdered sugar. 

  • Reese's Piece's - Stuffed with peanut butter, chopped Reese's, served with Callebaut chocolate sauce on the side

Speaking of ice cream, see our other local ice cream suggestions in our Best Ice Cream in Los Angeles post 

The Details:

  • Outdoor Seating?: Yes and a covered patio - can get hot on warm summer days!

  • Parking?: Street Parking - I usually park in the residential neighborhood across the street

  • Takes Reservations?: Yes, Opentable

  • Bottomless Mimosas?: YES!

  • Menu26 Bech Menu

 SALT at the Marina Del Rey Hotel

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

($$$) Located in the Marina on the water, this place has stunning views of boats floating by and great food!

Must Haves:

  • Croque-Madame - Fra’mani ham and gruyere cheese on brioche, sunny side up farm egg, sauce morna (MOUTH IS WATERING) Morna sauce is like an aioli 

  • Buttermilk Pancakes with Berries and Cream - reminds me of the Starburst commercial every time

The Details:

  • Outdoor Seating?: Yes, usually pretty sunny - bring sunscreen! Firepits are available too for those cold mornings!

  • Parking?: Valet parking only ($4 for 4 Hours)

  • Takes Reservations?: Yes, Opentable

  • Bottomless Mimosas?: Nope, by the glass

  • MenuClick Here


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Address: 417 Washington Blvd, Venice, CA 90292

($$-$$$) Jeremy Fall has concocted a special menu incorporating breakfast items into almost anything, even cocktails! The restaurant was inspired by serving breakfast to musicians after finishing their sets during the wee hours of the morning on the Sunset Strip in the 80's and 90's.

Must Haves:

  • Spiked Cereal Milk - I loved the Cocoa Puffs and Vanilla Vodka. Just like it sounds - cereal milk with the cereal strained out and add alcohol! Why didn't I think of that?

  • Benedict Fries - the only funky thing was the gruyere cheese - it smelled bad and I picked it off. 

  • Chicken and Biscuits - the gravy is perfection, phenomenal dish

  • Nighthawk Breakfast Sandwich - maple bacon sausage, scrambled eggs, gruyere cheese, arugula, peppercorn mayo, champagne vinegrette, pretzel bun

  • Stack O'Bacon - Sweet Tapatio candied bacon! Kinda pricey for bacon.

The Details:

  • Outdoor Seating?: Not exactly, but there are seats by the windows that are wide open

  • Parking?: Valet or Street - valet would be easier

  • Takes Reservations?: Yes, Opentable

  • Bottomless Mimosas?: I don't think so. but get the Spiked Cereal Milk

  • MenuNighthawk: Breakfast Bar


Whiskey Reds

Address: 13813 Fiji Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

($$) Family owned and located in Fisherman's Village in Marina Del Rey, just before the boats hit the channel! There are plenty of covered tables outdoors to enjoy the sea lions swimming and boats sailing by. On Sundays, they offer a brunch buffet. 

Must Haves:

  • Breakfast burrito with a side of tots! 

  • Eggs Benedict - a classic and always great

The Details:

  • Outdoor Seating?: Tons of outdoor seating with plenty of umbrellas and fire pits if its cold

  • Parking?: Valet Parking or lot next door (free with validation)

  • Takes Reservations?: Yes, Opentable

  • Bottomless Mimosas?: YES

  • MenuWhiskey Reds Brunch


Killer Cafe

Address: 4213 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

($) Our favorite place to stop for a quick breakfast burrito and hash browns or to nurse a hangover. As a sister to Killer Shrimp and just next door, this has a nice cafe atmosphere complete with a long counter where coffee constantly flows to your cup! 

Must Haves:

  • Breakfast Burrito with avocado and Hash Browns! The hash browns are sooo goood - thick slices of potatoes and a huge brick serving! 

  • Scrambles - huge portions! 

  • I'm not a shrimp fan, but there are a lot of Shrimp items on the menu!

  • Coffee is great, you can get a free cup if you check-in on Yelp! 

The Details:

  • Outdoor Seating?: There are a few tables on the patio but they are usually in full sun in the morning

  • Parking?: Parking lot in front

  • Takes Reservations?: Nope, but you can order from Grubhub if you really can't wait!

  • Bottomless Mimosas?: Nope, but you can get them by the glass

  • MenuKiller Cafe Brunch

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Address: 1111 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90403

Must Haves:

  • b a c o n w a f f l e s t a c k - Bacon Waffle Batter, Topped with Two Eggs Any Style, Maple Syrup

  • e g g s b e n e d i c t - Two Poached Eggs, Canadian Bacon, Classic Hollandaise

The Details:

  • Outdoor Seating?: Nope, but beautiful Penthouse views!

  • Parking?: Valet Parking in the hotel or Street Parking

  • Takes Reservations?: Yes, Opentable

  • Bottomless Mimosas?: Sometimes? They didn’t offer it last time I went.

  • MenuPenthouse Brunch

Rose Cafe

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Address: 220 Rose Ave, Venice, CA 90291

($$) Properly named, located off Rose Ave and Main St, Rose Cafe had a major facelift a few years ago. Chef Jason Neroni (formerly of Superba) has brought back life to this cafe presenting local Southern California cuisine with an international influence from his world travels. Inside you'll find a gorgeous bar designed with a local touch from Studio UNLTD and a bakery with an impressive selection of baked goods on the front counters. 

Must Haves:

  • Pasteries! Served in threes this is a perfect start to your meal

  • Classic Quiche - Leek, toma, honey nut squash, garden salad with poppyseed vinaigrette 

  • Avocado Toast - So LA, but with a twist - Fried duck egg, pickled fresno chillies, pistachios 

The Details:

  • Outdoor Seating?: Yes, lots, both covered in the beer garden or open air out on the front patio

  • Parking?: Valet Parking in the back or Street Parking

  • Takes Reservations?: Yes, Opentable

  • Bottomless Mimosas?: Nope, but you can get them by the glass or a carafe of Rosé

  • MenuRose Cafe Brunch

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Address: 8279 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046

($$$) Fancy brunch for fancy friends! Note: If you go for a birthday, they don't have dessert at brunchtime! 

Must Haves:

  • Cast Iron Corn Bread - YUM

  • Breakfast Sandwich - so basic, but the combo of egg, sausage and american cheese is pure genius! 

  • Duck Confit Hash - was very popular among the table! Yukon gold potatoes, poached eggs and chili sauce

The Details:

  • Outdoor Seating?: Yes, if you count a large open window creating a patio atmosphere

  • Parking?: Street Parking

  • Takes Reservations?: Yes, Opentable

  • Bottomless Mimosas?: Nope, but try the seasonal spritzer! 

  • MenuNorah Brunch

Hamburger Mary's

Address: 8288 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

($$) Enter if you're looking to have a good time! On weekends the drag queens come out and put on a great show at this famous hamburger stand! 

Must Haves:

  • Chocolate Chip Pancakes! 

  • Mac 'N Cheese Hamburger

  • Cookies and Cream Milkshake - spectacular!

The Details:

  • Outdoor Seating?: Yes, there is a patio off of the street

  • Parking?: Street Parking or a garage across the street 

  • Takes Reservations?: Only for large parties

  • Bottomless Mimosas?: Yep, the Bloody Mary's are also amazing 

  • MenuHamburger Mary's Menu


Malibu Farm Pier Cafe

Address: 23000 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265

($$) This spot is located at the end of the Malibu pier and has great farm to table options!

Must Haves:

  • Breakfast burrito - scrambled eggs, chicken sausage, black beans, cheese, peppers, onions, guacamole

  • Fried egg sandwich - bacon, arugula, baby potatoes, havarti, country wheat toast, lemon aioli

The Details:

  • Outdoor Seating?: Yes, lots of patio seating!

  • Parking?: Lot just before the pier

  • Takes Reservations?: No, you order at the registers and take a number

  • Bottomless Mimosas?: Nope, they only have beer and wine, the Malibu Farm Restaurant at the beginning of the pier does have a full bar.

  • MenuMalibu Farm Menu

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Love and ice cream,


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