Brand spanking new to the Brentwood Country Mart, the Farm Shop offers up classic breakfast staples executed perfectly with farm fresh ingredients. The Classic Breakfast has everything a girl could hope for: 2 sunny side up eggs, roasted potatoes with onion confit, crisp bacon and fra'mani salami, and a big fluffy biscuit with fresh hachiya persimmon puree. Endless refills on La Mill coffee only seals the deal. Brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Farm Shop, 225 26th Street, Suite 25 (at San Vicente Boulevard) Santa Monica; 310-566-2400.
One Plus One Dumpling House
If Americana is not your style, maybe some pork dumplings and green onion pancakes will do the trick. Cheap, tasty, and in perfect bite sizes, dumplings are the perfect Chinese comfort food. Open from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. One Plus One Dumpling House, Hong Kong Plaza 1017 S Glendora Ave (at East Vine Avenue) West Covina; 626-338-6868.
Malibu seems like the last place one would find an awesome burrito, especially in a gentrified strip mall a few miles from Cher's house. But once you notice the view, the sand sticking to your feet, and the long wet hair of surfers flicking to and fro out of their eyes, it begins to make sense. Surfers love burritos. Surfers love Point Dume. Lily's Cafe is located behind Pointe Dume. But of course.... Every component in the Lily's breakfast burrito is perfectly balanced and the Diablo sauce is as mysterious as it is delicious. Plus what better view is there to start the new year than overlooking Point Dume? Open from 7:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lily's Cafe and Pastries, 29211 Heathercliff Road (at Pacific Coast Highway) Malibu; 310-457-3745.