Los Feliz is LA’s best area for Brunch-
Sundays in Los Angeles are the best day, perhaps just because of brunch. After a long weekend of either long night outs with your friends, or serious workout fetes anyone could use a cheesy egg dish or french toast concoction for their first meal of the day. The best brunch days are filled with a mimosa or two, followed by a little rose maybe a bloody Mary, and window shopping. Vermont Ave & HillHurst Ave in Los Feliz boast some of the best brunch spots in Los Angeles. It is often difficult to come up with a location, best to be explored by walking, filled with multiple brunch spots, and charming storefronts in a classic Hollywood scene. This hipster borough is your LA answer giving you an array of eclectic coffee shops, cafes, and restaurants to choose from. Here are the recommendations:
Photo Jakob Layman
1816 – A N Vermont Ave
Nested on Vermont Ave, you can easily walk by the alleyway entrance if you are not looking out for it. Atrium has a beautiful outdoor eating area which leads you into a stunning bow truss interior with green velvet banquettes and a bar that serves as the centerpiece of the dining room. As the new comer to the Los Feliz Brunch scene, Chef Hunter Pritchett and Pastry Chef Gregory Baumgartner have collaborated on a stellar menu for Atrium, available every Saturday and Sunday from 10am -3pm. The duo puts forth a menu that offers hearty, luscious dishes as well as an array of gluten-free and vegetarian options that make this brunch one of the most approachable and satisfying in the Los Feliz neighborhood. Atrium is the ultimate brunch spot as you down oysters, Greg’s biscuits, The Burger, Rick’s Eggs and some champagne a few hours later you find yourself not wanting to leave. Try the Green Pozole Bowl poached egg, pickled onion, radish, crispy tortillas and a side of their bacon.
Photo: The Infatuation
2040 Hillhurst Ave
Located off Hillhurst this neighborhood joint is hard to describe, perhaps a hybrid between a fancy coffee shop with fine dining for dinner. As you walk up and order your brunch, you can see a large brown paper scroll which enlists their weekly menu. At Dinner All Time offers a full service menu with a great wine list. Locals brunch favorites are the breakfast burrito, avocado toast, and the “good ass” salad. Try the Crispy Rice crispy rice, market greens, two fried eggs, and pork bell.
photo: Little Doms
2128 Hillhurst Ave
On the corner, Little Dom’s is a Los Feliz staple allowing you to feel transported to a New York eatery. The Brunch menu at Little Dom’s features fresh and delicious Italian-American dishes such as Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes, Scrambled Egg Bruschetta or Steak and Eggs with a Fennel Pollen Hollandaise sauce. Some local favorite dishes include the wood-oven Pizzas, the Meatball & Mozzarella Sandwich and Cedar Plank Salmon. Start off your meal at Lunch or Dinner with some Rice Balls, a mixture of mushroom risotto with fresh mozzarella, parmesan, and provolone rolled in bread crumbs and fried. Try the Cauliflower “Rice” with Wood Oven Roasted Eggs, Romesco & Salsa Verde.
Photo The WKNDR
1820 N Vermont Ave
This Coffee, Tea, Breakfast & Brunch, Bubble Tea spot has a menu worth the staying for. Although known for their Blended Milk Tea Boba drinks The WKNDR is the perfect spot to go have breakfast alone on a Saturday or Sunday with your laptop and ideas. The WKNDR is as pretty as their pastries but look closely for you could walk or drive right past it. Many in Los Feliz order from their efficient online menu allowing you to choose the time of pick up. Sure, the Salmon Toast is nearly twenty dollars, but worth it. Main dishes such as the Japanese Air Pancakes, a Party in your Pants, or the Fried Chicken sandwich make the visit a smart choice, but a dish like the Beet Poke you know you’re brunching in Los Feliz. Try the Berbere Fingers and Air Pancake, Spiced Chicken Fingers and the WKNDR’s fluffy pancakes.
Mustard Seed Café
948 Hillhurst Ave
This list would not be complete without including a classic California Cuisine Café that resembles and has the menu of every neighborhoods go to breakfast & brunch spot. A corner café with local artists paintings, sketches, and more on the wall. Sitting outside you can watch hipsters stroll by, and if you look carefully a Hollywood familiar face. Having many choices from Tacos & Quesadillas, Burgers, Classic Melts, Omelets, and salads there is a dish for everyone. Try the Tuna melt quesadilla which comes with guacamole, melted jack-cheddar cheese, spinach, & shredded carrots.