- Claudia Oberst
Right off of Wilshire Boulevard, this French bakery attracts hungry eyes with a beautiful display of fruity tartes and stacks of its signature croissants and pains au chocolat. There is seating inside and outside. For hungrier days, try the turkey, brie, applesauce sandwich. This very French mix of sweet and cheesy will make your taste buds happy. If there’s room left, treat yourself to a raspberry tarte. It tastes as amazing as it looks.
Chaumont Bakery, 143 S Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA, USA +1 310 550 5510
The Farm of Beverly Hills
If you need a break from shopping on Rodeo Drive, The Farm of Beverly Hills is just one block away at Santa Monica and Beverly Boulevards. The strawberry lemonade gets its kick from vodka and triple sec and tastes best on the patio. The homemade chorizo skillet is one of The Farm’s specialties. Hash potatoes, roasted peppers, and salsa will give you the energy you need for your shopping spree. All eggs are free range brown eggs.
The Farm of Beverly Hills, 439 N Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA, USA +1 310 273 5578
The Nosh Of Beverly Hills
The Nosh is one of those places where it is absolutely okay to wear sweatpants to brunch. It is a comfy, unpretentious diner on South Santa Monica Boulevard with an extensive breakfast menu. Lox, eggs, and onions is only one of the traditional Jewish dishes that The Nosh serves. The bagels are among the best in Beverly Hills, made fresh daily. You get to choose your favorite homemade cream cheese; the variety ranges from strawberry to spinach. Whatever you pick, you’ll get plenty.
The Nosh, 9689 Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA, USA +1 310 271 3730
The light green chairs on the patio make sure you won’t walk past Walter’s on Beverly Drive. The restaurant has been around since 1949 and is a longtime favorite among locals. Most breakfast items are 10 dollars or less. One of the best dishes is the breakfast burrito. For a more exotic experience, try the flavorful shakshuka: poached eggs in a spicy tomato sauce, served with pita bread for dipping.
Walter’s Café, 153 S Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA, USA +1 310 275 5505
Creme de la Crêpe
If you can’t make it to France this summer, treat yourself to a crêpes break at Creme de la Crêpe on Olympic Boulevard. You choose between salty or sweet, or try one of each. Start with the paysanne, with sausage, onions, eggs, and cheese. For dessert, pick bisous with nutella, fruit, and ice cream. Never mind the calories; the food is too good to eat it with a heavy conscience. While you’re at it, get a mimosa. They’re six dollars on the weekend.
Creme de la Crêpe, 9111 W Olympic Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA, USA +1 424 288 4031
In this neighborhood restaurant on Canon Drive, you may actually share the shady patio with a VIP or two. What you shouldn’t share is the Grand Marnier French Toast with fresh strawberries or the huevos rancheros with black bean purée, if you prefer a hearty breakfast. Porta Via has ample seating inside, but the real reason to come here is the large patio that is perfect for people watching. Prices are reasonable for such a prime location.
Porta Via, 424 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA, USA +1 310 274 6534
Though it is not the only Urth Caffé in Los Angeles (there are five locations in the city), Urth Caffé on Beverly Boulevard is a must see. The café is located in a cute little house, the outdoor seating space is gorgeous, the coffee organic, and the wait in line just part of the experience. The organic green tea boba is a favorite among customers. Same goes for the blueberry cheesecake and the pumpkin pie. For people with allergies, gluten free bread substitute is available.
Urth Caffé, 267 S Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA , USA +1 310 205 9311
Fountain Coffee Room
If you’re looking for that glamorous, vintage Hollywood feeling, the Fountain Coffee Room inside the Beverly Hills Hotel on Sunset Boulevard is the place for you. The banana leaf wallpaper and the pink menu take you right down memory lane. The soda fountain counter is the only table in the room, which makes it easy to chat with your neighbor if you are by yourself. It’s a little on the expensive side, but sometimes it feels good to treat yourself to a caviar omelet and some homemade ice cream.
Fountain Coffee Room, 9641 Sunset Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA, USA +1 310 276 2251
Brighton Coffee Shop
On the corner of Camden Drive and Brighton Way, Brighton Coffee Shop is located in the heart of Beverly Hills’s golden triangle. This simple diner has everything you need for a good start into your day. Veggie lovers should choose the garden omelet with spinach, asparagus, mushroom, onion, and zucchini. The buttermilk pancakes are made from scratch. Get them with blueberries or bananas, if your diet is lacking vitamins. Portions are generous, and the people watching couldn’t be better.
Brighton Coffee Shop, 9600 Brighton Way, Beverly Hills, CA, USA +1 310 276 7732
208 Rodeo Restaurant
208 Rodeo’s terrace is where you’ll want to take in that full Rodeo Drive vibe, as well as some good food. The menu has all the classics, and the prices are fair, considering where you’re sitting: on the little cobblestone Via Rodeo, right across from the Beverly-Wilshire Hotel, of Pretty Woman fame. Try the 208 Breakfast Bowl with kale, quinoa, and Greek yoghurt or the Summer Berry Parfait if you’re looking for something lighter. Don’t forget to bring sunglasses so you can indulge in some serious people watching.
208 Rodeo Restaurant, 208 Via Rodeo Dr, Beverly Hills, CA, USA +1 310 275 2428