Looking for the hautest spots to do your wheelings and dealings early in the morning? Look no further than Haute Living Los Angeles‘ top five picks for the best places to multitask and make business deals while enjoying a gourmet breakfast. And without further ado…
Anyone who is anyone in tony Brentwood does breakfast at Farmshop, a gourmand's playground located at the Brentwood Country Mart. Famous mothers who lunch like Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Garner are typically seen sniffing the air here, perhaps in hot pursuit of dishes of french toast with blueberry marmalade, lemon curd, chopped pecans, Zoe’s bacon and crown maple syrup, butternut squash and cheese scones and toasted butter croissants with bellwether dairy’s fromage blanc, frog hollow farm pears, local honey and soft-scrambled eggs.
2 Barney Greengrass
What's NOT haute about Barney Greengrass? The view from the terrace of this Beverly Hills staple, located atop Barneys department store, is simply stunning. Enjoy New York-style favorites like cheese blintzes, bagels and lox or apple cinnamon matzo brei just like the plethora of WME agents you'll be likely to see sitting next to you.
3 The Belvedere at The Peninsula
If you want a breakfast to impress, look no further than the elegant interior of The Belvedere, located inside the Peninsula Beverly Hills. The Belvedere has now been awarded with the AAA Five Diamond Award for 18 consecutive years partially because of its mouth-watering fare like Poached Eggs Meurette in Red Wine Sauce with Bacon Lardons and Mushroom Duxelle, and partially because its decor so timeless and stunning. You can't ask for a more beautiful place to make your business deals in Beverly Hills.
4 The Polo Lounge at The Beverly Hills Hotel
The Pink Palace is such a classic, it's no wonder this celebrity haunt tops our list. Feel like one of the many movers and shakers you'll see sitting at the table next to you finalizing deals on their next film by ordering Tinseltown-themed breakfast creations. Standouts include the "Hollywood", scrambled egg Whites with mushrooms, braised kale and parmesan Cheese and the aptly-named "Deal Maker" -- a hearty meal of eggs, silver dollar pancakes, hash browns and a choice of breakfast meats.
5 Chateau Marmont
The legendary Chateau Marmont isn't just a place to party late night -- it's also the spot you'll be most likely to see a star having their first meal of the day (perhaps even with script in tow). Choose from the sweet or savory menu -- the former's banana bread and the latter's Croque Madame are standouts -- or simply sip from your French Press. Either way, this Hollywood institution is a great place to start your day in style.