• Hannah Simmons

LA Restaurants Offering the Best Summer Brunches




As summer approaches in Los Angeles, so does brunch season. No matter what your summer schedule looks like, making time for brunch is guaranteed to brighten your day. Check out LA’s top 10 summer brunch places below and you won’t be disappointed!


Catch LA



Catch yourself at this rooftop seafood restaurant that offers a globally extensive brunch menu, including both sweet and savory options. Catch LA sits atop the streets of West Hollywood, offering breathtaking views of the city. The restaurant is embellished with floral decor and green foliage that makes it feel like you are eating in a fairytale. This exquisite attraction attracts numerous celebrities so don’t be surprised if you run into your favorite movie star. Catch LA is perfect for all occasions--celebrations, date nights, or even just a casual brunch with friends. Catch LA’s brunch incorporates the savory side of Asian cuisine with its seafood towers while it also tailors to those with a bit of a sweet tooth by incorporating waffle towers to their versatile menu. The restaurant features plenty of vegan and gluten-free options as well. The brunch menu also offers a wide selection of drink options, including both alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks that pair perfectly with your meal. From the selection of mimosas, coffee, juice, and wine there is something for everyone at Catch LA.

Blu Jam Café



With six different locations in Los Angeles, you can’t turn down the opportunity to eat at one of LA’s finest brunch places, Blu Jam Café. This Euro-American cafe offers brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. seven days a week. This sweet spot offers outdoor dining options, delivery, and takeout so that you can enjoy brunch at this lovely restaurant or from the comfort of your own home. This restaurant uses sustainably sourced, organic ingredients and offers a diverse selection of meat, vegan, and vegetarian options. At Blu Jam Café, the ways in which eggs can be prepared are endless; try it omelet-style, scrambled, or in a scrumptious breakfast sandwich. You won't be disappointed with their renowned signature dish Crunchy French Toast which uses fresh French brioche dipped in their secret batter and rolled in crunchy corn flakes to melt your tastebuds. Also, Blu Jam Café is just as affordable as it is delicious. What more could you ask for!


The Rose Venice



Calling all boho-chic locals and tourists is The Rose Venice which offers a pristine Californian brunch spot located at the center of Venice. With a large interior and two patios, the restaurant is spacious so the wait is rarely long. The Rose Venice includes a takeout spot, inside dining, outdoor patio dining, coffee bar, bakery, and of course the restaurant. These different spots work to meet the needs of the person running late to work and the person who has time for a sit-down brunch. The walls are filled with artwork from that of local artists that reflect the growing surrounding community. The menu is superb and features a seasonal section that is updated throughout the year. There are starters, all-day breakfast, burgers and sandwiches, pasta and grains, pizzas, and pastries. You can’t go wrong with the sizzling killer bee pizza, all-day breakfast sandwich that nearly melts in your mouth, or the spaghetti Cacio e Pepe which is also offered in a gluten-free version as well.


Malibu Farm



This farm is no typical farm; it is perched on a pier in Malibu that overlooks the majestic blue waters and California coastline. Malibu Farm features a unique twist on American and Scandinavian brunch dishes that you can eat while overlooking some of the best ocean views in Los Angeles. This busy spot attracts a wide variety of people from locals to tourists. There is a takeout cafe and sit-down restaurant so there is something for everyone. Further, the food is definitely a crowd-pleaser; the lobster burrito and green eggs to ham ‘shakshuka’ are delectable and the acai bowl is as refreshing as the view. Malibu Farm offers dine-in options as well as curbside pickup and contactless delivery so your hunger can be satisfied no matter how you choose to dine.


Perch LA



Perched atop the streets of downtown Los Angeles, delicious, French brunch cuisine is being served on weekends from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This experience is accented with elegant live music to make you feel like you are eating next to the Eiffel Tower. Perch LA is one of the best brunch places in LA because of its extensive menu that includes small plates as well as shareable plates and handcrafted cocktails. This place is perfect for groups as many of the dishes such as the baked brie are meant to be shared. Order a bunch of dishes to share so you don’t have to stress about picking just one thing! Perch LA is located on the 16th floor of the Pershing Square Building where the 360-degree skyline views of downtown LA are like no other. With illuminating outdoor fire pits, you never have to worry about being cold in your summer clothes on a cooler day.


Bone Kettle



The Bone Kettle, located in Old Town Pasadena, offers a unique Southeast Asian brunch cuisine. This high-end family-owned restaurant serves brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. off an extensive menu ranging from delicious french toast dishes, bone broths, spicy fruit salads, benedicts, and Indonesian garlic chips, just to name a few. Oh, and their mimosas and sangrias are out of this world, especially when paired with one of these flavorful brunch dishes. The distinctive menu does an excellent job of balancing both spicy and sweet food combinations. The portions are plentiful so you never have to worry about leaving hungry. Check out this place for a celebration or a simple first-date brunch. You won’t be disappointed.


The Strand House



Just a few feet away from Manhattan Beach lies The Strand House, a fan favorite brunch place offering American-style cuisine. The restaurant overlooks the dazzling Pacific Ocean, featuring both an elegant and family-friendly atmosphere. The Strand House is embellished with large glass windows on every level of the restaurant. The best vantage point to take in this unbeatable view is on the upper-level dining room and bar or outside deck. Some items on the menu are seasonal as the chefs work feverishly to come up with new and delicious signature dishes. The service is fast-paced so the wait for a table and food is rarely too long. Some staples from the menu that you won’t want to miss out on are their appetizers and salads, poached eggs, wood-fired pizzas, sandwiches, pastries, and cocktails.


The Rockefeller



Calling all boozy brunch lovers is The Rockefeller, which accents its menu with all-you-can-drink mimosas! There are four different mimosa flavors to choose from Guava, Peach, Orange Juice, and Watermelon. The Rockefeller was named ‘South Bay’s Most Popular Brunch’ for good reason; the menu is extensive so there is something for everyone. If you are a seafood fanatic, try the lobster stuffed avocado--you can’t go wrong here. Reservations can be made seamlessly either on the phone or online and there are usually plenty of times available despite its popularity.


Republique



Republique serves brunch for the luxury connoisseur. Here, brunch is not only about the exquisite taste of brunch foods, it is also equally about the experience. Republique presents high-end modern-day French brunch dishes that are both flavorful and of superb quality. From the Mushroom Toast to the Pupusa you can’t go wrong with any selection. Located on La Brea, the restaurant has Spanish-influenced architecture that is extremely pleasing to the eye. There are also numerous ways to order brunch at Republique--at the bar, restaurant, and bakery. This makes it the perfect spot for any type of lifestyle, as long as that includes loving delicious food.


Sqirl



From creative homemade jams to specialty toasts to freshly baked goods, brunch at Sqirl is a must. Located in Virgil Village, Sqirl attracts lines out the doors on a daily but the wait is beyond worth it. Not only does this place serve outstanding food, but it also has a sophisticated list of coffees, teas, and juices. Some fan favorites include the Lait ‘N’ Egg and Vegan Horchata. This sweet hotspot caters to vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free needs while simultaneously pleasing the gluten and meat-eating crowd. A place where the entire group is happy is a place you can’t turn down.


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