1 Manhattan Beach PostMB Post
David LeFevre's hot spot in Manhattan Beach is the perfect spot to brunch. It's a rustic affair with farm-to-table food with open doors that spill out with just a hint of beach air (it's one block away) beyond. The bacon cheddar buttermilk biscuits are to die for, as is the sticky bun that liberally drips with brown sugar and pecans. Intricate and complicated cocktails round out the fabulous menu. Order up the Blood & Smoke, which is so much more than your standard Bloody Mary—bacon washed Stillhouse, celery seed, sriracha salt and copa.
1142 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
2 Little PineLittle Pine
Vegan or not, you're going to love the brunch menu at Moby's Little Pine...this was easily one of the best brunch experiences we've had in L.A. In addition to its homey vibe, this Silver Lake spot has avocado toast—prepared with red chili flakes, lemon, olive oil and maldon—that we could eat every single day, and the lemon poppyseed pancakes topped with coconut whipped cream should be adored by all. You can still have your mimosa as well—just expect that it will be made with fresh OJ and a biodynamic, vegan bubbly.
2870 Rowena Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039
It isn't just dinner where you'll experience an hours-long, round-the-block wait at Travis Lett's Gjelina: brunch is equally as popular thanks in part to its beachy, Venice vibe and in part because of incredible items like the warm buckwheat banana loaf; labneh on toast, served with blueberry and rhubarb jam, olive oil and sea salt; Moroccan baked eggs; and the egg-topped breakfast pizza.
1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
4 Huckleberry CafeEmily-Hart-Roth
The food at Huckleberry feels like it's made with love, which is appropriate given that culinary powerhouses Josh Loeb and Zoe Nathan fell in love while working together in their nearby restaurant, Rustic Canyon Wine Bar and Seasonal Kitchen. In particular, we can't resist the country breakfast, made with Niman ranch bacon, soft scrambled eggs, a warm buttermilk biscuit and arugula with house preserves, and the incredible breakfast pastries, such as sugar-laden donuts and maple-bacon biscuits which are SO worth the calories.
1014 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
5 Rose CafeRose Cafe
Chef Jason Neroni (formerly of Superba) has created an eatery that both locals and visitors far and wide will love. The menu focuses on Southern California cuisine with an international influence from his world travels, while its bakery celebrates American classics, as well as some of the original Rose bakery classics re-conceptualized with their innovative techniques. The open-air, hothouse vibe lends some superb ambiance where you can nosh on items like fried chicken and biscuits, broccolini, toma and potato cheese quiche and The Rose breakfast burrito: scrambled eggs, smoked cheddar, peanut-poblano mole, crispy potatoes, braised bacon and avocado.
220 Rose Ave, Venice, CA 90291