The All-Time Best Brunch Spots in L.A.

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There's simply nothing better than a lazy weekend afternoon with pals, clinking mimosas, noshing on all the bacon and eggs you can get your hands on, and making the most of those precious days off work. That said, in a city filled with very particular people, everyone seems to have their own list of personal wants when it comes to brunch.
So, where's the best spot for the vegan? Or, what about for the best bottomless boozy brunch? And, how about your farm-fresh-fanatic friends — where should you take them? Ahead, we've rounded up L.A.'s all-time best spots for each and every brunch-related need. There isn't a mediocre option in the bunch, so rest assured you'll leave feeling fully satisfied. Post-brunch naps highly encouraged.
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Urth Caffé
Enjoy brunch at Urth not only to enjoy one of their lovely green tea lattes, but also to see and be seen. This Beverly Hills' hot breakfast spot boasts ample people watching on top of delicious and Instagram-worthy nosh options.

Urth Caffé, 267 S. Beverly Drive (at Gregory Way); 310-205-9311.
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Cafe Vida
This SoCal chain dishes out fresh Latin lunch eats on top of one majorly stacked brunch menu. With certain locations offering up breakfast all-day, Cafe Vida's fluffy buttermilk flapjacks or savory scrambled egg wraps are simply a morning, noon, and night must order.

Cafe Vida, Multiple locations in Southern California.
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Hot Hot Food
Sprint over to Silver Lakes' newest all-day brunch hot spot, Hot Hot Food. With plenty of vegan friendly options to go around, this joint specializes in fried rice mashups (add a crispy fried egg on top) and more. Some star dishes include (but definitely are not limited to): the Pork Fried Rice with crispy braised carnitas; Avocado Toast-ada topped with tortilla chips, goat cheese, pickled onions, and coffee salt; and the Freedom Toast made with cinnamon brioche, strawberry-citrus sauce, choco chips, and a dollop of whipped cream.

Hot Hot Food, 654 N. Hoover Street (at Melrose Avenue); 323-522-6927.
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Uncle Bill's Pancake House
Not only does Uncle Bill's flip a fierce and fluffy stack of flapjacks, but this Cali brunch spot also boasts more than one mean omelette option, savory scramble, and heavenly plate of crispy hash browns.

Uncle Bill's Pancake House, 1305 Highland Avenue (at 13th Street); 310-545-5177.
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Eggslut
Depending on which Eggslut location you hit up, there will probably be a line. But, it's worth the wait for fluffy egg sandwiches with perfectly melted cheese on its signature brioche buns.

Eggslut, multiple locations.
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The Griddle Café
If you are really into pancakes, we're talking colossal pancakes, then The Griddle Cafe is the L.A. brunch spot of your dreams. These mammoth flapjacks are decadent to say the least. Not into hot, syrupy cakes? Not a problem, the rest of the menu is just as stacked with plates of savory breakfast staples.

The Griddle Café, 7916 Sunset Boulevard (at the corner of N. Fairfax Avenue); 323-874-0377.
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Cliff's Edge
If you're looking to be transported somewhere romantic during your weekend brunch, this restaurant is your ticket. Cliff's Edge boasts bountiful greenery spilling onto open air patios with white tablecloths and wicker chairs. The vibes are very "I'm dining inside a secret forest." Plus the pancakes are exceptional!

Cliff's Edge, 3626 Sunset Blvd; 323-666-6116.
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BLD
You really haven't lived until you've tried BLD's strawberry cream cheese French toast, which comes with graham cracker crumbs, whipped vanilla cream cheese, and fresh strawberries. Be sure to order yours with coffee — you'll get an entire French press pot delivered to your table.

BLD, 7450 Beverly Boulevard; 323-930-9744.
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Salt's Cure
Not only is the food ridiculously delicious, but you can chow down knowing that everything on the menu is locally sourced from California. Plus, this West Hollywood mainstay does all its butchering in-house. This attention to detail translates into top-notch bacon, sausage, and eggs — the cornerstones of a dynamite brunch.

Salt's Cure, 7494 Santa Monica Boulevard (at North Vista Street); 323-850-7258.
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Bacaro L.A.
A favorite haunt of USC students, Bacaro L.A. serves up small-plate brunch, with dishes meant to be shared with the whole table. The tofu scramble is not to be missed, but meat lovers will also revel in the signature Bacaro Burger.

Bacaro L.A., 2308 South Union Avenue (near West 24th Street); 213-748-7205.
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Huckleberry Café & Bakery
It's true: On weekends, you'll probably face a lengthy line that spills out the back door. But, wait it out and you'll be rewarded with one of the tastiest meals you've ever had in L.A. Try the fried-egg sandwich (pictured here) with one of the restaurant's signature fresh-baked pastries, and you'll see what we mean.

Huckleberry Café & Bakery, 1014 Wilshire Boulevard (near 10th Street); 310-451-2311.
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Superba Food + Bread
Since opening its doors in 2014, Superba Food + Bread has already established itself as one of the city's best brunches. Why? The weekend menu's divided into three sections: toasty, breakfasty, and lunchy — offering a wide range of both sweet and savory fare. Our suggestion? Opt for sharing rather than getting your own meal, and make sure to include the jam-of-the-week toast, the Moroccan eggs, and the grain bowl (with avocado added) in your order.

Superba Food + Bread, 1900 South Lincoln Boulevard (near Marco Place); 310-907-5075.
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The Tasting Kitchen
Though The Tasting Kitchen is without a doubt one of our favorite spots in L.A. for an anniversary or birthday dinner, it defnitely isn't the cheapest. That said, their weekend brunch is more budget-friendly and laid-back. Order the tomato-braised egg if you're looking for something market-fresh and perfectly filling.

The Tasting Kitchen, 1633 Abbot Kinney Boulevard (near South Venice Boulevard); 310-392-6644.
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Lemon Poppy Kitchen
Definitely not for tourists, Lemon Poppy Kitchen is one of those hole-in-the-wall spots that only hardcore brunchers seem to know about. Though it's a bit of a drive for most of us, the sweet-potato hash (with two fried eggs on top) is absolutely worth it.

Lemon Poppy Kitchen, 3324 Verdugo Road (near Arthur Street); 323-739-0012.
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The Fat Dog
Prosecco & oysters: Need we say more? With locations in both Hollywood and North Hollywood (opening in March), The Fat Dog is a fail-safe brunch option thanks to its lengthy menu and stylishly sleek interior.

The Fat Dog, multiple locations.
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The Federal Bar
Brunch in North Hollywood doesn't get much better than The Federal Bar. The red velvet pancakes come with bacon bits, and the specialty Federal Bloody Mary comes with a splash of Stone IPA. In other words, it's heaven for your taste buds.

The Federal Bar, 5303 Lankershim Boulevard (near Weddington Street); 818-980-2555.
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Malibu Farm Pier Cafe
If you like your brunch with a view, it's hard to top Malibu Farm. The beachy-rustic spot sticks to simple, fresh, organic foods — with a few Swedish influences in the mix. Our personal favorite is the Swedish mini pancakes with whipped cream and berries.

Malibu Farm Pier Cafe, 23000 Pacific Coast Highway (near Sweetwater Canyon Road); 310-456-1112.
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Madera
Come for the Mediterranean-inspired dishes, stay for the impressive decor. We're talking a rad mosaic bar, lofty wooden ceiling, and a jaw-dropping chandelier. Grab your girlfriends and try Madera's Sunday-brunch offerings, like bacon flatbread, cinnamon donuts, and crispy red potatoes.

Madera, 1835 Cahuenga Boulevard (at Franklin Avenue); 213-261-3687.
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Farmshop
As the central hub of the Brentwood Country Mart, Farmshop is a constantly buzzing artisan market-meets-eatery, perfect for both quick meals and leisurely Saturdays. Our favorites off the brunch menu? The maple sticky bun or, if we're feeling healthy, the farm egg salad.

Farmshop, 225 26th Street (near San Vicente Boulevard); 310-566-2400.
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Terrine
Just opened last month, Terrine has quickly won over in-the-know foodies with its menu crafted by Kris Morningstar (previously of Ray & Stark's Bar). A bit pricey, the self-described California brasserie makes for a great special-occasion brunch — baby shower or birthday bash, anyone?

Terrine, 8265 Beverly Boulevard (near North Sweetzer Avenue); 323-746-5130.
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Sqirl
By now, you're probably aware of our love for Sqirl. Chef Jessica Koslow's teeny-tiny Silver Lake eatery serves up some of the most delicious dishes we've had in L.A. — like, ever. For brunch, nothing beats the open-face toasts. We like to order the brioche toast with chocolate ganache, nut butter, and fleur de sel, but that's just us.

Sqirl, 720 North Virgil Avenue (near Marathon Street); 213-394-6526.
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Hugo's
In a city where everyone seems to have some sort of a restricted diet, we're thankful for spots like Hugo's. Vegetarians come for the veggie bacon, while the gluten-averse rejoice in the many gluten-free offerings. And, almost everything on the menu boasts a vegan alternative. If you're feeling adventurous, we recommend trying the green tamales and eggs.

Hugo's, multiple locations.
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Eat This Café
Hankering for a boozy, bottomless brunch? Look no further than Eat This. Order the $15 mimosa — which may sound expensive, until you realize that it comes with endless refills — along with a stack of Grand Marnier French toast. Warning: Following this meal, a nap might be necessary.

Eat This Café, 6547 Santa Monica Boulevard (at North Hudson Avenue); 323-999-2003.
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Blu Jam Cafe
Since Blu Jam Cafe first opened its doors in 2006, it has practically become an L.A. institution. Now, with three locations (in West Hollywood, Woodland Hills, and Sherman Oaks), there's no reason not to sample its stellar breakfast-all-day menu. Bonus: There are plenty of vegan and gluten-free options for the health-conscious.

Blu Jam Cafe, multiple locations.
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Mercado
Mercado boasts locations in Santa Monica and Hollywood, but we're partial to The Grove-adjacent outpost, which is dangerously convenient for a pre-shopping load-up on huevos rancheros and mimosas. Just try not to overdo it — a tipsy mall session might do a number on your wallet.

Mercado, multiple locations.
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Little Dom's
This Los Feliz institution is a winner any time of day, but we're partial to its yummy brunch. Do yourself a favor and try the restaurant's Italian sausage frittata. Bonus: Breakfast items are served all day long.

Little Dom's, 2128 Hillhurst Avenue (at Avocado Street); 323-661-0055.
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The Hart and the Hunter
Located inside the chic Palihotel on Melrose, The Hart and the Hunter's brunch is beyond scrumptious. Don't miss the restaurant's French toast bread pudding, which is just as delicious as it sounds. The breakfast sandwich is a fine choice, as well.

The Hart and the Hunter, 7950 Melrose Avenue (at North Fairfax Avenue); 323-424-3055.
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