The 7 Best Brunch Spots in L.A.

By Molly Box | April 27, 2021 | Food & Drink Feature

Here's our list of seven of the best brunch places in Los Angeles for your Sunday Funday.


1. Polo Lounge

The effortlessly luxurious Polo Lounge will transport you back in time to Old Hollywood with its candy-striped ceiling and light pink patio. A staple of Beverly Hills, locals have long visited the restaurant to bask in its glamour, but the real reason people keep coming back for more are the lemon blueberry ricotta pancakes. Trust us when we say: Life. Changing. Daily 8AM-3PM, Beverly Hills

2. Manuela

Situated in the Los Angeles Arts District, Manuela’s captivating decor and exterior add to the already arresting charm of the eccentric district. The brunch menu is one to behold: start off your meal with some barbecued oysters to share, then dine on their potato leek quiche or grass-fed skirt steak, and of course in between bites sip on a huckleberry sour cocktail. Tues.-Fri., 11:30AM-2:30PM, Sat.-Sun., 10AM-2:30PM, Los Angeles

3. The Griddle

Indulge in The Griddle’s Skyline Experience at the infamous Yamashiro Hollywood. You may have had pancakes, but you’ve never had pancakes like these. Fan favorites like the pecan, oat, coconut and butterscotch chip-filled Scotch on the Rocks and streusel, cream, and caramel adorned Golden Ticket pancakes will elevate your brunch to a whole new level. Wed.-Sun., 8AM-2PM, Los Angeles

4. All Time

A neighborhood joint with exception food, All Time is the spot to hit for your brunch date. With an urban atmosphere and a delightful staff, the restaurant has an array of menu options that range from salad nicoise with seared ahi tuna to crispy rice topped with vegetables and poached eggs. While you’re ordering, take a peek at their market and maybe grab yourself a bag of Ethiopian coffee grounds for your mornings. Daily, 9Am-2:30PM, Los Angeles


5. Poppy + Rose

Poppy + Rose offers American comfort food at its finest, plus a sweeping rooftop view from their patio. With the days getting hotter, the need for mimosas on a sunny Saturday morning is urgent, and Poppy is just the place to satiate that craving. Pair your mimosa with a hearty buttermilk waffle and fried chicken, or go with something a little bit lighter with their steel cut oats and fruit. Daily, 9AM-3PM, Los Angeles

6. Beachwood Cafe

Located in the historic Beachwood Canyon neighborhood, this cafe welcomes patrons into a warm environment with a stunning exterior—an exterior that earned them a 2012 AIA Best Restaurant Design Award. Aside from its whimsical and cozy aesthetics, what makes the Beachwood Cafe a must-visit is its sandwiches. Sometimes, what you really need to cure a hangover on a Saturday morning is a chicken avocado BLT wrap—and maybe a swig of celery juice. Mon.-Sun., 8AM-3PM, Los Angeles

7. The Draycott

The brainchild of husband-and-wife duo Matt and Marissa Hermer (named after London's Draycott Avenue, where the couple first met), the California-esque Brasserie is known for its enticing lunch and dinner menus—and, in true Draycott fashion, its brunch menu follows suit, boasting seasonal fare with a British twist. A beautiful mix of savory—think venison scotch egg; smoked salmon with a cornbread pancake and soft-poarched eggs; and the wagyu beef Draycott burger (a feast for the eyes and belly)—and sweet—notables being the blueberry pancakes and brown sugar pudding—this is one menu you simply can't refuse. And don't forget a libation to pair, with staple mimosas and Bloody Marys featured alongside the Brit-favorite Pimm's cup and refreshing Gin Rickey. Mon.-Fri., 11:30AM-2:30PM, Pacific Palisades

Photography by: Photos courtesy of The Beverly Hills Hotel