For brunch aficionados, those golden hours starting from 11 am to 1 pm (some might say to 2 pm or 3 pm) are truly precious. But let’s admit it; most people (ourselves included) appreciate brunch because it comes with a great excuse to have alcoholic beverages midday.
Undeniably, LA is one of the brunch capitals where you can enjoy a range of dishes with creative tweaks and twists. Here are some of our favourite brunch spots in the City of Angels, where you can indulge in everything from avocado toast to syrup-doused french toast and eggs benedict.
Girl & the Goat
Tuck into the flavours of California at Girl & the Goat located in the Arts District of LA. Each dish takes inspiration from global cuisine and is born out of the pristine produce of California, so expect bold new bites you may have never tasted from elsewhere. Their brunch items are also full of surprises and twists. Here’s a place to be, if you are thinking of taking a new direction in your brunch ritual.
Blu Jam Cafe
If brunch is your jam, then Blu Jam Cafe will be your best bud. With 7 locations dotted throughout Los Angeles, the numbers of their branches alone can guarantee the deliciousness and quality you’d get from this place. For something savoury, delve into their Breakfast Quesadilla packed with scrambled eggs, braised pulled chicken, spinach, avocado and grilled potatoes, or get the Breakfast Pasta with smoked bacon, scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese and Black Forest ham. For something extra indulgent, go for their signature dish, Crunchy French Toast, cornflake-crusted brioche french toast showered in vanilla bean sauce and topped with berries.
Foodies, we dare say you don’t make it to LA without checking out Sqirl. This LA hot spot is known for its iconic, thick toast with jam, and other innovative dishes and pastries that always make the internet go crazy. Take their famous Ricotta Toast with Jam for example. The ultra-thick slab of brioche bread is toasted until the surface is deeply caramelised, before being topped with a big dollop of house-made jam and fluffy whipped ricotta. Other dishes that are perfect for brunch include Sorrel Pesto Rice, The New Green Shakshuka, and Vegan Coconut Tapioca Dried Fruit & Seed Bowl.
Bring on your brunch appetite when dining at Zinqué. Their menu features a range of classic brunch items, including Avocado Toast, Breakfast Sandwich, Baked Oatmeal Bowl, Brioche French Toast, and Baked Eggs. You can conveniently find Zinqué various locations in California: Venice, West Hollywood, Downtown LA, Newport Beach and San Diego.