One of my favorite weekend activities to do when I’m home in LA is indulging in a weekend brunch. A lot of people always ask me what my favorite brunch restaurants in the city are and while there are so many good ones, I have my go-to spots. To grab my favorite bites and have a cocktail with my friends, these are my favorite weekend brunch restaurants in Los Angeles.
You’ve likely seen the gorgeous rooftop all over your Instagram feed. When Catch opened its Los Angeles location, it was the talk of the town, and its brunch certainly doesn’t disappoint. Brunch at Catch features everything from a sweet waffle tower to poke bowls and cinnamon roll pancakes.
If you ask anyone what to do when visiting LA, they’ll likely tell you to dine at The Ivy. It’s a landmark when it comes to SoCal restaurants, with décor and florals that are unmatched. It’s a great place for brunch with the girls or even for catching up with your mom, and it’s right in the heart of Beverly Hills.
Little Beach House Malibu
This is a branch of the SoHo House family and requires a membership, but it’s hands down one of my favorite places in all of Los Angeles. Escaping the noise of the city and entering Malibu’s serenity is always a treat and the views of this gorgeous beach house are so worth the trip. The brunch here is farm to table style, so you’re getting fresh, locally-sourced ingredients.
This is the place to be if you’re ever on the Westside. Located on Venice’s famous Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Gjelina is a gem in a prime beach town. The restaurant is designed to resemble a rustic dining room and has a variety of egg dishes, pizzas, vegetarian-friendly plates, and more. You can also take a stroll down the street once you’re done with your meal to visit shops like Caudalie, Aesop, Zadig & Voltaire, and more.
For those who love Italian food at any time of the day, then Cecconi’s is the spot for you. The menu has the perfect combination of breakfast items such as ricotta hotcakes and omelets, along with Italian favorites including pasta and pizzas. Cecconi’s also has a fantastic cocktail list that is all photo worthy.
This downtown hotspot is rooftop heaven. The French-inspired restaurant is elevated to make you feel like you’re floating above DTLA’s skyline as you say cheers at brunch. Sip on Bellinis while enjoying some steak frites, crab benedict, or a charcuterie.