Since it’s officially spring, mimosas, fanciful Eggs Benedict variations, and designer fruit smoothies are back in full swing, and therefore the time has come to let you know about a few of the best old and new establishments around L.A. for sipping and indulging on a sunny Sunday morning.
Barney Greengrass: The indoor/outdoor gourmet deli perched atop the famous Barneys New York department store, undeniably has it all. With sweeping views of the Hollywood Hills, freshly concocted mimosas, and imported smoked fish and bagels straight from NYC, you might just forget about the mayhem occurring on the Beverly Hills streets below. Reservations are accepted but walk-ins are greatly encouraged, especially for those in need of some pre-shopping, comfort fuel.
9570 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. 310.777.5877
Fig & Olive: A newcomer to the West Coast, the 8,000-square-foot Mediterranean mecca serves both light and hearty dishes to an always-put-together West Hollywood crowd, who is never afraid to partake in varietals from South of France, Italy, and Spain early in the morning. Casually nibble on a granola parfait gussied up with strawberry fig compote or splurge for the asparagus truffle poached eggs, which is laid gently over toasted olive bread. If you’re opting for lunch: assorted cheeses and charcuterie are available, along with a lengthy list of seasonal salads and paninis.
8490 Melrose Pl., West Hollywood. 310.360.9100
Jar: Coffee arrives with complimentary, freshly baked coffee cake at this swanky chophouse by night/quaint brunch spot by day. The light-filled space almost seems like a hotel dining room due to the ever-so-responsive slew of impeccably dressed waiters and stark white linens, but then the food arrives and surmounts anything you’ve ever tasted in the way of breakfast fare. Chef/owner Suzanne Tracht’s roasted pork Chilaquiles are fluffy and flavorful. Her Eggs Benedict arrives on a crisp English muffin blanketed in lemon-scented lobster béarnaise, which boasts a taste that’s not too rich for anyone’s blood.
8225 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. 323.655.6566