- Jarone Ashkenazi
Depending on how you look at it, brunch is an invitation to either have lunch items for breakfast or breakfast for lunch. Brunch is a time when it is permissible to day drink, enjoying your bloody Mary or mimosa while letting time pass without a care. If you’re looking to brunch in Brentwood, we’ve got the best spots for you.
Farmshop is an artisanal restaurant, bakery, and market created by chef and owner Jeff Cerciello. Both a destination for food enthusiasts and part of the local Brentwood community, guests come to enjoy locally-sourced, California-inspired fare served daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The much-lauded bakery invites guests to indulge in Brentwood’s best croissants, muffins, scones and cookies, while the market boasts a carefully selected assortment of goods including wine, chocolate, cheese, produce, and ceramics.
Coral Tree Café
With a name that accurately represents the restaurant and Brentwood itself, Coral Tree Café can’t be overlooked. The restaurant is adjacent to a line of beautiful Coral Trees along San Vicente Boulevard. Coral Tree’s flagship location in Brentwood opened its doors in November of 2002. Since then, the cafe has opened locations in Encino and the Century City mall, providing quality food and a casual ambiance whether you like sitting indoors or at an outdoor patio. All of their coffees are certified organic, shade-grown, and fairly-traded, exemplifying to the company’s commitment to the ecosystem, their customers’ health, social responsibility, and quality products. Their two best sellers are the kale salad and breakfast burrito featuring turkey chorizo from Shelton Farms.
Baltaire, the classic-meets-contemporary neighborhood steakhouse, has now launched weekend brunch service, available every Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm. Ideal for gatherings with family and friends, patrons can soak up the sun on the expansive al fresco terrace featuring a retractable roof, Eames-style chairs, plush couches, and herb and citrus trees. Indulge in Executive Chef Travis Strickland’s signature morning dishes, which include “scratch-made pastries from croissants to English muffins that make our eggs Benedict really shine.” Two of the most popular brunch dishes are the Lobster Baked Eggs with white cheddar and fine herbs and the Duck Confit Hash with piquillo pepper hollandaise. Furthermore, Beverage Director and Sommelier David Vaughn pairs brunch meals with refreshing and inspiring cocktails.
James Beard Award-winning chef Suzanne Goin and James Beard Award-nominated restaurateur and sommelier Caroline Styne ventured to the West side of Los Angeles in 2009 where they opened their largest and most glamorous restaurant, Tavern, in Brentwood. Designed by Jeffrey Alan Marks, Tavern brings together a trio of concepts under one roof – a full service dining room, a marketplace, and a bar with craft cocktails and artisanal wines. Tavern is a beautiful yet casual neighborhood meeting place, open all day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as providing pastries, coffees, and prepared food to go for the hungry locals.