13 Best Breakfast and Brunch Spots in Los Angeles

From Donuts to Health Food, Vegan to Gluten Free, We’ve Gathered the Best Places to Get Breakfast or Brunch in All of L.A.

It’s the most important meal of the day — or early mid-day if you’re planning on having brunch with friends. And with all the trendy and chic cafes in Los Angeles, there are plenty of places to enjoy a classy breakfast and attractive brunch with all the trimmings. From fluffy pancakes to French crepes to freshly squeezed orange juice, you’ll be able to have your breakfast in style at any of these great breakfast and brunch spots.

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1. Lemonade Restaurant

Fresh, Colorful Food From This Spot in City National Plaza’s J2 Garage

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505 Flower St | Downtown | lemonadela.com

California is the largest producer of agriculture in the country, and Lemonade takes full advantage of the produce that The Golden State has to offer. The seasonally driven menu makes eating vibrant veggies fun, with creative dishes that help you follow the old nutrition recommendation to “eat the rainbow.”

“Foodie paradise! A unique blend of flavors and cultures. Home cookin & great lemonade. Love the Pineapple/coriander lemonade and the Cucumber/mint lemonade but they are all great. Ohh, and the breakfast burritos are wonderful too.” – Yelp Review

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2. Kettle Glazed Great Donuts

Retro Hollywood Donut Shop with Vegan & Gluten Free Options

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6211 Franklin Ave | Hollywood Hills  |  kettleglazed.com

Since 2013, Kettle Glazes has been serving up donuts in a retro-inspired atmosphere. Made from scratch with the freshest ingredients daily, you can trust that whether you choose a classic flavor or something creative, you’re getting a heavenly, high-quality treat.

While you can’t go wrong with iconic flavors like vanilla glazed and chocolate with sprinkles, we have to recommend their unique creations like the blueberry lemon doughnut, croissant-style cinnamon sugar doughnut, s’mores doughnut, and raspberry filled lemon iced doughnut.

“Best Doughnuts in LA. I highly recommend the vegan option, best I have ever eaten. The coffee is good too; way better than that popular chain. Give them a try for your sweet treat and coffee, you will not be disappointed. Great service as well! Parking can be a little challenging, but do not let that deter you. Definitely worth the wait!!” – Yelp Review

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3. Fratelli Café

Classic breakfasts and brunches at a locally owned LA café

a plate of french toast with strawberries and a side of salad
Delicious strawberry French toast is just one of the options at Fratelli Café. Image courtesy of Yelp.

7200 Melrose Ave | Los Angeles | fratellicafe.com

Ready to enjoy breakfast in the heart of Melrose? Fratelli Café serves casual, upscale breakfast all day. Enjoy classic French Toast, waffles, or scrambled eggs with coffee, tea, or fresh fruit smoothies and juices. Fratelli’s also offers plenty of vegan and vegetarian dishes as well as dairy-free and gluten-free options. And if you’re ready for lunch, the menu also includes wraps, burgers, and salads.

Have brunch outside or in their family-friendly dining area with free Wi-Fi and HD TV. Whether you’re coming in for a family breakfast or a quick snack, you’ll enjoy efficient friendly service from this café that’s owned and operated by LA locals.

“The service here is superb, everyone that works here is full of energy and super-efficient. They are very busy over the weekend, but I think we only waited 15 min to be seated for a weekend brunch time slot.” — Yelp Review

4. Eat This Cafe

Founded by the owners of Bungalow 40 in Hollywood

a group of people holding glasses of liquid
Cheers! Enjoy brunch in Los Angeles with mimosas at Eat This Cafe. Image courtesy of Yelp.

6547 Santa Monica Blvd. | Hollywood | eatthiscafe.com

Discover why Eat This Café is a local favorite on the Santa Monica Boulevard. Meals here include their freshly baked bread, artisanal sandwiches, and bottomless mimosas. If you want to have breakfast in the heart of Hollywood, Eat This Café gives you the chance to sample crab cake benedict and avocado toast amid studios, theaters, and LA sunshine. It’s the perfect way to start your day or take a quick break from sightseeing.   

“A super cute brunch spot if you are looking for a place with bottomless mimosas!” — Yelp Review

5. Met Her At A Bar

Trendy Neighborhood Cafe Specializing in Belgian Waffles + Colombe Coffees

759 S La Brea Ave | Mid-Wilshire | metheratabar.com

The name of this cute breakfast spot in Los Angeles is inspired by the owners’ very own meet-cute. One night he spotted her across the bar, but she disappeared into the LA night before he could get her number. One desperate social media search later, and the lovebirds haven’t looked back, opening Met Her At A Bar together in 2017.

Regulars are obsessed with the crispy french toast, but they also recommend the avocado toast, matcha waffles, breakfast burrito, classic eggs benedict, and side of fried chicken.

PS – There’s some side street parking if you’re struggling to find a spot!

“This place does not need another rave review but it's getting one anyways. The service, ambiance, and food are all amazing. Overall, this place is a hit.” – Yelp Review

6. Poppy + Rose

Reserve your brunch spot at Poppy + Rose

a drink in a glass with a rose on it
Awesome cocktails at Poppy + Rose. Image courtesy of Yelp.

765 Wall Street | Downtown

Breakfast and brunch are made fresh to order at Poppy + Rose where classic eggs benedict and chicken and waffles are made with a California vibe. Established in 2014, this eatery takes pride in making biscuits from scratch every morning and filling its menu with favorites like Avocado Toast, the Market Scramble, Lox Bagel Sandwich, and the Lumberjack Breakfast for the really big eaters. Diners rave about the savory flavors of their meals, making Poppy + Rose one place you definitely want to make brunch reservations well in advance.

“Food and vibe are 5/5. This place is located on a rooftop in a random dtla building, so look for the door that says Poppy + Rose upstairs.” — Yelp Review

7. Cafe Los Feliz

Serving Delicious Brunch + Middle Eastern Fare Since 1950

2118 Hillhurst Ave | Los Feliz | cafe-los-feliz.cafes-city.com

Previously known as Eatz Cafe, this restaurant is known for serving huge portions of mouth watering food. Enjoy pastries, coffee, tea, and sandwiches for breakfast or brunch. Or stick around for lunch, when they roll out the Middle Eastern menu on top of their baked good offerings.

“The hype is real! Came here to try the famous breakfast burrito and can confirm that it's one of the best in LA! The chipotle aioli is amazing as well! They had lots of great pastries, we tried the lemon bar and it was delicious!” – Yelp Review

8. Blu Jam Café

Gourmet breakfasts and lunches served at a historic location

a plate of food on a table
Delicious Brunch Carbonara at Blue Jam Café. Image courtesy of Yelp.

7371 Melrose Ave. | Fairfax | blujamcafe.com

If you’re in the mood for a gourmet breakfast or brunch served in a genuine Hollywood café, come to Blue Jam Café. This popular Melrose eatery is built where an underground jazz club once hosted jazz legends like Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, and more. Even today, the café’s décor includes many photos and images of jazz musicians to celebrate its roots.

Everything at the café is made fresh to order from mostly organically sourced ingredients. Try the Crunchy French Toast, the Blue Jam Benedict, or the Florentine Benedict — all crowd-pleasers. And if you’re a coffee lover, you should know that Blu Jam Café takes pride in serving you the finest cups of Arabica coffee made from beans grown at higher elevation for a richer flavor. Take your breakfast or brunch experience to a whole new level by dining at the café.

“The Crunchy French Toast was SO GOOD. The tanginess of the berries balanced out the sweetness of the toast perfectly. The toast was, in fact, very crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. The Norwegian Benedict was yummy as well, and something about the grilled potatoes was so addicting!” — Yelp Review

9. Beachwood Café

Amazing breakfasts cooked fresh from in-season, high-quality ingredients

a sandwich on a plate
Enjoy delicious sandwiches in the sunshine at the Beachwood Café. Image courtesy of Yelp.

2695 N. Beachwood Dr. | Hollywood Hills | beachwoodcafe.com

Beachwood Café is known for its whimsical restaurant design and modern American cuisine. You can also expect to find Asian and Mediterranean influences in its egg dishes, breakfast bowls, waffles, and pancakes, all made from high-quality, in-season ingredients and cooked fresh for you. Be sure to sample their handmade bread ‘n butter pickles, fennel ketchup, jams, hot sauces, and baked goods, all made fresh on the premises.

The café also offers a selection of vegan and vegetarian dishes as well as espresso drinks, wine, and craft beers. For a breakfast that’s both classy and delicious, look no farther than the Beachwood Café.

“Such a delicious place! I had trouble placing just one item to order from the menu. I ended up ordering the stuffed French Toast and it was absolutely amazing! The homemade whipped cream on the side was amazing and I appreciate how they added an extra dollop on the side to dip the French Toast in.” — Yelp Review

10. H Café

Experience a new level of hospitality at H Café

a burger on a plate
These stacked sammies and eggs benedict are just a few of the amazing brunch entrees at H Café. Image courtesy of Yelp.

1750 Hillhurst Ave | Los Angeles | hcafes.com

Order brunch specials all day at H Café, a trendy restaurant that specializes in serving upscale American cuisine. Plenty of patrons love having a weekend brunch at this spot, where you can order delicious entrees from the breakfast burrito to the smoked salmon eggwich to buttermilk fried chicken waffles. With the “H” standing for “hospitality,” it’s easy to see why H Café is one of Los Angeles’ most sought-after brunch spots.  

“H Café definitely made an impression. This was one of the best brunch places we’ve dined in quite a while. Our hostess was so kind and friendly and all staff were accommodating.” — Yelp Review

11. Bottega Louie Restaurant & Gourmet Market

Dine on true gourmet cuisine at Bottega Louie Restaurant

a plate of food on a table
Bottega Louie Bruschetta delicacies are a must-try menu item. Image courtesy of Yelp.

700 S. Grand Ave | Downtown | bottegalouie.com

Restaurant, gourmet market, patisserie, and café, Bottega Louie Restaurant & Gourmet Market is one location that does it all. Order from the weekend brunch menu, which includes delectable favorites like the Smoked Salmon Bennedict and Lobster Hash. Spend some time looking at the beautiful and delicious pastries on display. Or enjoy a drink at their full-service bar. Whatever your pleasure, this gorgeous eatery has what you need for a classy and upscale dining experience.

“Came here for brunch on a Sunday and we expected to wait up to an hour, but only ended up waiting 15-20 minutes. We used that time to browse the pastries and desserts they had to offer and the desserts all looked so exquisite and delicious.” — Yelp Review

12. Perch

Come for the view. Stay for the food.

a table with food on it and a table lamp and a city view
You won’t find many better views of LA than from Perch. Image courtesy of Yelp.

448 S. Hill St. | Downtown | perchla.com

Plenty of restaurants on the list offer amazing food. But few can grant you the incredible views of LA like Perch. Located in downtown Los Angeles, Perch gives you the sensation that you’re floating along the famous skyline thanks to its high-rise location and outdoor seating. Your eyes will be treated to a birds-eye view of the tall buildings and skyscrapers of Los Angeles from Perch’s iconic patio.

While your eyes enjoy themselves, your taste buds will be going on their own adventure. The Perch Brunch menu offers assorted handmade breads, fresh seasonal oysters, delicious salads, omelets, and a host of other entrees. And if you feel like enjoying a drink in the sky, the bar is prepared to serve you several cocktails, including their popular mimosa. Its really an experience like none other at the Perch.

“Perch was an amazing restaurant with amazing views. The ambience had my friends and me so excited to enjoy a great meal after a stressful week. The lighting and views are breathtaking as well as the food. I couldn’t stop eating once I picked up my fork.” — Yelp Review

13. IHOP

Sometimes You Just Can’t Beat IHOP’s Fluffy Pancakes!

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5655 Wilshire Blvd  | Mid- Wilshire| ihop.com

Los Angeles has plenty of hip breakfast restaurants scattered through its neighborhoods, but if you’re looking for something without the surprises, you’ll definitely want to stop by the IHOP on Wilshire. It serves up all your favorites at all hours of the day.

“I came here about three times so far this year. With my sons, they like the pancakes here much better than the famous breakfast restaurants in LA! I think it's delicious also. We sit outside on the patio, and all the waiters and waitresses there are super kind. Great coffee too!” – Yelp Review

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That’s it for the best breakfast and brunch restaurants in Los Angeles.

We hope you’ve found your next destination for breakfast in Los Angeles. Still looking? Check out the GiftYa catalog to see all of the breakfast restaurants, dinner spots, and activities and attractions we have available in LA for some more inspiration.

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