10 Best Brunch Places In West LA, California

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9 February 2017

On a lazy LA weekend morning, brunch can be the primary motivator to get out of bed on (yet another) sunny day to meet friends and make plans for the day. While eggs and bacon are always good as a fall back plan, sometimes the best brunch comes from more decadent places. Read on to find the best brunch places in West LA.


Cafe, American, $$$
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Food, 10571 Pico Blvd
Food, 10571 Pico Blvd | Image Courtesy of Food
Food’s minimalist décor is designer boutique meets eclectic café. With a distinct style, this spot serves seasonal, healthy and delicious food. Soups, sandwiches, signature salads and house-made sweets are supplemented by daily specials showcasing seasonal farmers’ market offerings like the oven roasted free range turkey breast sandwich with brie, arugula and cranberry chutney on Ciabatta bread. Customers can also take some of that flavor home by purchasing specialty items at Food’s in-house market from prepared food to sweets, cheeses and wines. Try the ricotta pancakes, an incredibly fluffy, filling and delicious Sunday treat.

Tacos Tu Madre

Tacos Tu Madre is not your average taco establishment. Incorporating modern ingredients into a variety of Mexican classics, this place is perfect for a quick on-the-go bite that’s not only delightful, but healthy and fresh too. The menu is an interesting blend of Mexican classics like elote, and more modern creations spanning the gamut from ostrich to duck confit and foie gras. You can’t miss this place, with the colorful Día de los Muertos mural by The Art of Chase adorning the façade.

Tacos Tu Madre, 1945 1/2 Westwood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA, 90024, USA +1 310 654 0664


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Flores and Sons

Ranging from salads and sandwiches to pan-seared trout, Flores and Sons is the perfect place for a relaxing brunch where you can take time to chat with friends and enjoy exquisite food creations. After brunch, indulge in delectable dessert items like chocolate or caramel pots de crème, or chocolate chunk cookie ice cream sandwiches. Flores and Sons brings American cuisine to a whole new level by taking traditional dishes like delicious fried chicken or fried cheese curds and making them born-again staples of the American food renaissance.

Flores and Sons, 2024 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025, USA +1 424 273 6469


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John O’Groats

Restaurant, American, $$$
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John O’Groats, Los Angeles
John O’Groats, Los Angeles | Image Courtesy of John O'Groats
A family-owned restaurant for 33 years, John O’Groats is the perfect choice for a hearty, brunch of American comfort food. John O’Groats’ old-fashioned biscuits never disappoint, baked on the premises, daily. This place is popular, but wait times don’t seem long–relax in the comfortable kitsch of their chairs and sofas, and grab a cup of coffee while basking in the smell of that homemade food.

The Carving Board

The Carving Board is sandwich heaven for every sensibility and every desire. Favorite menu items include the Midnight Snack (a BLT with a twist, including four thick slices of bacon, crisp butter lettuce, roma tomatoes, bacon mayo and an over easy egg) and the Big Kahuna (seared ahi tuna, cucumbers, soy-marinated wakame seaweed, tomatoes and sweet red onion, served on a warm brioche bun). With an ever-changing menu, there’s always something new to try and a unique recommendation for every season. The bread and cookies are freshly baked every morning and the turkey is roasted in-house. With every detail considered, nothing is left to chance when ordering a sandwich at The Carving Board.

The Carving Board, 11676 Gateway Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064, USA +1 310 478 7500


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Butcher’s Dog

Butcher, Gastropub, French, American, $$$
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Butcher’s Dog, Los Angeles
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Butcher’s Dog is the perfect brunch place for those sports enthusiasts who don’t want to miss a game, but are craving a delicious upscale brunch. Enjoy a pork belly omelette, French toast, or tandoori chicken while catching the latest from the NFL to NASCAR. With ten HD TVs in house, they pretty much cover every sport you can think of.

Amandine Patisserie

Cafe, Patisserie, French, $$$
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Amandine Patisserie Cafe, Wilshire Boulevard
Amandine Patisserie Cafe, Wilshire Boulevard | Image Courtesy of Amandine Patisserie
Tucked behind a wonderful ivy-covered facade, Amandine features delicious French pastries to satisfy your croissant cravings. From the breakfast croissants or cheese danishes to the classic French toast or veggie omelette, Amandine has everything for a sweet or salty morning yearning. In addition to traditional options, they surprise with out of the ordinary treats like their beer latte, which both kicks you into gear and gives you that relaxed weekend feeling.

Le Petit Café

Le Petit Café is a great location for an intimate brunch in a lovely dreamy atmosphere, complete with authentic French cuisine. Down to the candlelit tables, the décor will sweep you away to a Parisian bistro, bringing a charming European vibe to a sunny LA afternoon. Try the warm goat cheese salad on a bed of baby mixed greens. In traditional French style, the crème brulée is to die for.

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800 Degrees

Brunch is the only time you can get away with having pizza for breakfast. Look no further than 800 Degrees, for your Neapolitan pizza pleasure. Design a custom creation with their selection of fresh ingredients and wait merely minutes for it to sizzle to crispy perfection in their wood fire ovens.

800 Degrees, 1146 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA +1 310 443 1911


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Fundamental LA

Fundamental LA is the ideal lunch place to trade mimosas for a handpicked bottle of wine that perfectly compliments every single item on the menu. Their sandwiches and salads change with the seasons to take advantage of every ingredient at its peak. Try the Grilled Cheese & Soup combo, the sandwich features, gorgonzola, caramelized onions, apple, radicchio, walnuts, on sourdough bread.

fundamental LA, 1303 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA +1 310 444 7581


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