Koreatown is not the typical destination for a Sunday brunch in Los Angeles. But maybe it should be. After all, why face the nightmare of downtown parking or pay Beverly Hills prices if you don’t have to? Plus, the brunch options in K-town are as diverse as the neighborhood’s multicultural population. So, if you’re in the mood for something a little different, check out these fantastic places to have brunch in Koreatown.
This Korean-Colombian fusion gastro pub has become a local fixture since opening a year ago. Escala’s menu features an eclectic mix of Korean and Colombian dishes that should offer something for everyone. They also have a special brunch menu available only during their ‘Beats and Eats’ Sunday brunch parties. They even have their own parking lot. What’s not to love?
3451 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA, USA +1 (213) 387-1113
This elegant café nestled in the heart of K-town is the perfect place to relax on a Sunday morning. Caffé Concerto’s main attraction is their extensive selection of desserts. Their many flavors of macaroons in particular are famously delicious. If you’re looking for something a bit more substantial, however, Caffé Concerto also offers a full menu. The dishes are primarily Asian-American fusion with strong Korean and Latin influences.
Caffe Concerto, 610 S Serrano Ave, Los Angeles, CA, USA +1 (213) 738-0909
Head down to Ubatuba Açai for a light, refreshing Brazilian brunch. Ubatuba’s specialty is their fresh fruit and açai bowls, made to order. While fruit and berries might not sound like a hearty breakfast, toppings like granola, Greek yogurt and protein powder ensure each bowl is as filling as it is delicious. They also serve wonderful fresh juices and smoothies. For those who don’t really want açai, Ubatuba also offers killer empanadas in a variety of flavors. We recommend trying the nutella empanadas for dessert. You can even order online, or get your meal delivered if you don’t feel like going out.
Ubatuba Acai, 549 Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA, USA + 1 (213) 388-8958
This cozy artisan cafe has been a fixture on Larchmont Boulevard since opening in 2009. The Larchmont Bungalow is determined in their commitment to green dining, which in this case means biodegradable cups, repurposed wood flooring and a some organic coffees, teas and ingredients. Also notable at the Bungalow is their popular red and blue velvet pancakes. Breakfast is served all day, and lunch and dinner are also available.
Larchmont Bungalow, 107 N Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, USA + 1 (323) 461-1528
This craft beer bar reinvented itself a few years ago, and has been flourishing ever since. Every Sunday, Beer Belly features an unusual brunch full of deliciously fried bar food. It’s the perfect way to recover from a particularly wild Saturday night!
Beer Belly, 532 Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA, USA + 1 (213) 387-2337