For all those Sunday mornings when you're basically incapable of driving to meet someone for brunch 30 minutes from your place (or, let's be honest, 10 minutes), here's the best brunch you can possibly get in LA without having to leave your own neighborhood.

Atwater Village

CanelĂ© (address and info)

This farmer-friendly brunch date favorite is the kind of place you go when you're in a sharing mood: the famed thick-cut French toast with mascarpone is a must, the baked pancake with Meyer lemon is a must, the house-cured bacon -- must -- the oxtail hash with fried eggs? Must must must. And a round or two of the London Mary? Duh-must.

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Beverly Grove

Cooks County (address and info)

Lauded brunch spot Cooks offers up down-home, locally sourced flavor with braised beef hash and runny eggs, baked pancake with bourbon maple syrup, a smoked trout and bagel combo, and freshly baked pastries.
 

Beverly Hills

Freds at Barney’s New York (address and info

Sure, Bouchon has had a lock on brunch in 90210 for some time, but the just-opened Freds (formerly Barney Greengrass) is giving the stalwart a run for its croque madame. Catch a view from the slick, newly expanded outdoor terrace while digging into the house-made Nova salmon platter, spicy eggs alla Campagna, and brioche cinnamon French toast, along with some finely crafted brunch cocktails.

Cafe Rockenwagner

Brentwood

CafĂ© Rockenwagner (address and info)

The newest addition to the Rockenwagner empire crushes brunch with the fluffiest German apple pancake soufflé, house-made cheddar biscuits BLT with fried egg, and a brioche French toast. And if you need a pretzel burger, a pork belly Cubano, and bottomless mimosas in your brunch life, they have all that too.
 

Century City

ObicĂ  Mozzarella Bar, Pizza e Cucina (address and info)

Known for dishing up an epic array of house-made, pillowy mozzarella and cured meats, this church to all things Italian is now serving up a killer brunch. The geographically confusing Sardinian French toast delivers big, as does the scrambled egg with aforementioned mozz, and the bottomless mimosas don’t hurt either.
 

Culver City

East Borough (address and info)

Because your brunch game needs a bit of Vietnamese flair, this recent addition drops creative and farm-fresh dishes into your weekend, like their beer-battered crêpe with Dungeness crab, steamed bao with bacon and quail egg, and Vietnamese French toast with sweetened condensed milk and strawberry compote. You’re also definitely going to want to order a breakfast bánh mi and a few clever cocktails, like the Lost in Translation featuring Japanese Nikka coffey grain whisky, ginger liquor, fernet, and brown sugar.

Faith & Flower

Downtown

Faith & Flower (address and info)

Not only does this newish Downtown winner offer ridiculously good lunch, dinner, and bar offerings, but their brunch brings the goods as well. Ease into the morning with the croissant pudding and malted waffles, move on to the nearly signature kimchi deviled eggs, handmade egg spaghetti, and round out your belly's brunch with the (OMG) carnitas pizza and/or the braised bacon.
 

Eagle Rock

Cacao Mexicatessan (address and info)

This neighborhood favorite turns up the heat on brunch with their must-order chilaquiles en mole poblano. You’re also likely to be quickly won over by the blue corn pancakes, chile relleno with roasted corn, Mexican cheeses & eggs, and their selection of awesome Mexican craft beers.
 

Echo Park

Red Hill (address and info)

Wash away the memories of whatever went down on the dance floor of The Echoplex last night by chowing down on farm-to-table-to-mouth savories and sweets at this local standby. Head to the cozy patio for rustic, yet modern dishes like potato pancakes with mole, lemon ricotta pancakes, or the spicy sausage sammy with burrata.

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Encino 

More Than Waffles (address and info)

Obviously you can order more than just waffles at this family-owned institution, like the big-ass omelets, stacks on stacks of pancakes, and sweet/savory crĂŞpes. But you will definitely be getting some waffles as well. And a waffle Benedict?! Yeah, that too.
 

Fairfax

The Fat Dog (address and info)

Bring your pup to this dog-friendly, patio-equipped neighborhood favorite for the cast iron baked eggs with house chorizo, short rib hash with poached eggs, and... wait for it... brioche bread pudding French toast with Nutella. Yes, please. Also, the $5 Fat (Bloody) Mary is tough to beat.

Republique

Hancock Park/Miracle Mile

RĂ©publique (address and info)

The ridiculously talented and married chef duo Walter and Margarita Manzke has been drawing high praise at this stunning castle-like space for a year, and now they’ve added brunch to their arsenal of food weaponry. The rotating menu of amazingness includes stuff like kimchi fried rice with egg and short ribs, a big ol’ Belgian waffle, an array of freshly baked pastries, plus lots of bubbly drinks.
 

Highland Park

Good Girl Dinette (address and info)

This legendary neighborhood favorite expertly blends Vietnamese flavors with classic comfort fare on their newly revamped brunch menu, which features Red Boat bacon and eggs, black pepper pork confit, and Maggi steak and eggs. They also just teamed up with Cognoscenti coffee to create a super-fantastic coffee cart set up, so you know you’ll be caffeinated in style.
 

Hollywood

Square One (address and info)

Feel the gaze of the Scientology building looming over you (just kidding! We love you! Don't sue/stalk us!) as you eat some of the best breakfast foodery anywhere: sizzling skillets with mustard greens and bacon, insanely fluffy omelettes, and the best... uh... fruit bowl anywhere (seriously, it's absurd).

Little Dom's

Los Feliz

Little Dom’s (address and info)

Yes, you’ve heard it before, but Little Dom still rules this corner of town, with their cherished ricotta and blueberry pancakes, solid egg and speck pizza, and a bottle of Prosecco with OJ on the super-cheap. Sure, just up the street, newcomer Mess Hall holds its own on weekend mornings, but Little Dom’s is still the champ.

Malibu Pier Restaurant & Bar

Malibu 

Malibu Pier Restaurant and Bar (address and info)

It would be super hard not to spend your entire brunch just staring at the view from this new addition to the pier, but looking away has its benefits too. Like house-smoked salmon Benedict, dense French toast, and an "Unfashionable" bourbon cocktail.
 

Pasadena

KTCHN (address and info)

Recently branched out from their original DTLA pop-up, KTCHN's brunch adjusts seasonally, but always stays on point. Green pozole and eggs, persimmon corn cakes, and a Thai scramble are just some of the clever dishes you’ll see (and eat immediately) at this Old Town joint.

Zengo

Santa Monica

Zengo (address and info)

Santa Monica has tons of killer brunch options, but if you’re not in the mood to stand in line for an hour (sorry Huckleberry), make your way up to the roof of Santa Monica Place for Richard Sandoval’s epic Latin/Asian bottomless brunch. Yes, for two hours straight you’ll sip on boozy brunch cocktails, and feast on unlimited small plates, like jamón omelettes, bacon-fried rice, kimchi steak Benedict, and chocolate waffles. Believe.
 

Sherman Oaks

Blu Jam CafĂ© (address and info)

If you haven’t had the signature crunchy French toast at the original Blu Jam Café on Melrose, 1) there’s something wrong with you, and 2) you finally can, in Sherman Oaks (while enjoying better parking), too. You also need to make Kamil’s Breakfast happen ASAP: a pan-roasted macaroni scrambled with eggs, ham, smoked bacon, and cheddar cheese.

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Silverlake

Cliff’s Edge (address and info)

Cliff’s Edge continues to clash with other brunches in the neighborhood, and it continues to win all of those clashes, thanks to its cozy, canopied patio, killer menu, and crafty cocktails. You’re definitely going to order the new Brussels sprouts, pork belly hash, and fried egg combo, but you also need to get in on the buttermilk biscuits, the bread pudding French toast, and the spicy shakshouka.

Manhattan Beach Post

South Bay

M.B. Post (address and info)

GQ magazine recently dubbed Manhattan Beach as the best beach in America for chowing down, and this chef-driven spot kind of led the charge: the new brunch additions include an apple coffee cake and sausage breakfast sammich -- or, there's the classic "Post Bangin’ Brunch" menu items (yes, you read right) like the Benedict with bacon cheddar biscuits and the pecan sticky bun.
 

Venice

Sunny Spot (address and info)

There’s plenty of competition for brunch in Venice, but Roy Choi’s outpost continues to be a reliable winner with its Caribbean-inspired dishes like Muh-f k’n Mofongo and Eggs, jerk chicken, and banana french toast. And with one of the best and most bottomless Bloody Marys in town, you’re likely to blow a few hours on the sun-drenched patio.
 

West Hollywood

Eveleigh (address and info)

This secluded WeHo hideaway blows out the speakers on your lunchfast with dishes like their corned-brisket-potato-hash-fried-egg combo, steak & eggs, and spelt hotcakes, plus an awesome list of brunch cocktails, like the iced Sherry tea and Mexican iced coffee.
 

Westwood

Tanzy (address and info)

The movie-theater-adjacent Tanzy just launched a new brunch menu featuring get-in-my-stomach-immediately dishes like "bacon & eggs" ravioli, jidori chicken and waffles, and crispy chocolate Italian donuts. And once you’ve enjoyed their bottomless strawberry mimosas and spiked fresh-pressed juices, you can easily slink next door for a lazy afternoon flick, where you can actually continue drinking in the theater if you want (you will want.)

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1. Canelé 3219 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, 90039 (Atwater Village)

This cozy Atwater restaurant is a go-to for brunch -- just watch out for the sizable weekend crowds. It's worth the wait, though, for ultra-fresh dishes like chilled gazpacho, sweet and savory favorites like thick-cut French toast and baked pancakes, and some seriously tasty house-cured bacon. The chefs here keep things super-seasonal when it comes to ingredients, but no matter when you stop in, their fried chicken sandwich is a must.

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2. Cooks County 8009 Beverly Blvd , Los Angeles, CA 90048 (Beverly Hills)

Whether you're stopping in for hash or pancakes at brunch, heartier fare like bone marrow or duck sausage at dinner, or just want to get down with half-price drinks during the near-daily (Sunday-Thursday) happy hour, Cooks County is the county you want to be in.

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3. Freds at Barneys New York 9570 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212 (Beverly Hills)

This is the West Coast version of the famous New York City smoked fish institution. They serve innovative Italian-inspired and contemporary American dishes. on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

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4. Cafe Rockenwagner 1168 S Barrington Ave Ste 100, Los Angeles, CA 90049 (Brentwood)

This Brentwood spot is a modern bistro/bakery specializing in French cuisine that incorporates California flavors.

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5. ObicĂ  Mozzarella Bar, Pizza e Cucina 10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90067 (Century City)

If you've ever dreamed of a mozzarella bar: ObicĂ ! ("Here it is!" in Italian.) Known for serving an extensive array of house-made water-buffalo mozzarella, Obica Mozzarella Bar e Pizza Cucina in the Westfield Century City Shopping Center is a church for all things Italian. Besides taking it straight to the face, which you can do, you might want to enjoy the pillowy cheese on a classic pizza, like the Bufala DOP e Pomodoro (organic tomato, mozzarella di bufala, basil leaf), with a glass of red wine on the side, of course. The menu here also features pastas, soups, and salads, plus a solid brunch menu with a must-try Sardinian French toast.

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6. East Borough 9810 W Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232 (Culver City)

This Vietnamese pho house is bringing the heat with delicious banh mis and grilled pork.

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7. Faith & Flower 705 West 9th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015 (Downtown)

A beautiful Downtown restaurant -- from a Michelin-award winning chef and the guys who founded the Pebble Beach Food & Wine fest -- Faith and Flower serves up a menu of seasonal dishes, classic staples, and a raw bar. The aphrodisiac seafood, vintage touches, and romantic décor, including hand mirrors and candles throughout the eating area, establish this as a prime date night spot.

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8. Cacao Mexicatessen 1576 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041 (Eagle Rock)

Whether you're in need of duck confit tacos, mole fries, or are interested in a large selection of Mexican wines and craft beers (all bottles), you can head to CaCao Mexicatessan to get your fix. Their menu is huge, and even includes a ton of breakfast options -- like breakfast quesadillas or blue cornmeal and pumpkin pancakes.

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9. Red Hill Station 1325 Echo Park Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90026 (Echo Park)

Wash away the memories of whatever went down on the dance floor of The Echoplex last night by chowing down on farm-to-table-to-mouth savories and sweets at this local standby. Head to the cozy patio for rustic yet modern dishes like potato pancakes with mole, lemon ricotta pancakes, or the spicy sausage sammy with buratta.

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10. More Than Waffles 17200 Ventura Blvd, Encino, CA 91316

Obviously you can order more than just waffles at family-owned institution like their big-ass omelets, stacks on stacks of pancakes, and sweet/savory crepes. But you will definitely be getting some waffles as well. And a waffle Benedict?! Yeah, that too.

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11. The Fat Dog 801 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046 (West Hollywood)

This West Hollywood hangout wouldn't be living up to its name if it didn't have a dog-friendly patio and glutenous American dishes in portions one could only describe as "challenging." Hot dogs and hamburgers piled high with pickles, onions, and potato chips are about the size of your head but go down smooth with a local craft beer from a rotating draft selection. Even the bloody Mary brunches exceed breakfast fantasies with cast iron baked eggs with house chorizo, short rib hash with poached eggs, and brioche bread pudding French toast with Nutella. Yes, please.

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12. Republique 624 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036 (Hancock Park)

Republique hails from a crazy all-star team that includes the married chef duo Walter and Margarita Manzke -- who were among the most lauded in all of LA during their tenure at Downtown's Church and State -- and one of the restauranteurs behind Bestia and Sotto. Their 'tails and fare are definitely worth a weeks-in-advance res.

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13. Good Girl Dinette 110 N Avenue 56, Los Angeles, CA 90042 (Highland Park)

This legendary neighborhood favorite expertly blends Vietnamese flavors with classic comfort fare. They've also teamed up with Cognoscenti Coffee to create a super-sweet coffee cart setup, so you know you’ll be caffeinated in style.

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14. Square One Dining 4854 Fountain Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029 (Hollywood)

Feel the gaze of the Scientology building looming over you as you eat some of the best breakfast foodery anywhere: sizzling skillets with mustard greens and bacon, insanely fluffy omelettes, and the best... uh... fruit bowl anywhere (seriously, its absurd).

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15. Little Dom's 2128 Hillhurst Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027 (Los Feliz)

If you want breakfast pizza and Jon & Vinny's is too far west for you, consider Little Dom's, the Los Feliz alternative. The cool and casual Italian bistro serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner that'll knock out your tastebuds. Seriously. Expect the aforementioned breakfast pizza and egg dishes at breakfast, meaty sandwiches at lunch, and a range of pasta and meat entrees at dinner. Oh, and did we mention Little Dom's pizza margherita? Keep it simple with tomato sauce and mozzarella or dress it up with house-made sausage but either way, it's good.

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16. Malibu Pier Restaurant & Bar 23000 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265 (Malibu)

Right on the pier in Malibu with to-die-for ocean views, this resto is serving up local, sustainable seafood eats like baked stuffed crab and artichoke-abetted sole.

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17. KTCHN 168 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105 (Pasadena)

One of a handful of KTCHN spots, this Pasadena resto serves up some of the best brunch around, with options like Brie with Grits, Habanero Scramble, and Tres Leche French Toast.

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18. Zengo 395 Santa Monica Pl, Santa Monica, CA 90401 (Santa Monica)

Santa Monica has tons of killer brunch options, but if you’re not in the mood to stand in line for an hour (sorry Huckleberry), make your way up to the roof of Santa Monica Place for Richard Sandoval’s epic Latin/Asian bottomless brunch. Yes, for two hours straight you’ll sip on boozy brunch cocktails, and feast on unlimited small plates, like jamón omelettes, bacon-fried rice, kimchi steak Benedict, and chocolate waffles. Believe.

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19. Blu Jam 7371 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

The first plus is that street parking is easy to find. The second plus is that their brunch is pretty epic, and by epic we mean something you cannot miss. Indulge in their crispy French toast, breakfast quesadilla, or their stacked steak hash.

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20. Cliff's Edge 3626 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026 (Silverlake)

Cliff's Edge is a Silver Lake hotspot, with towering wood doors, a tree-lined patio, and a simple seasonal menu filled with New American and Mediterranean eats- plus a killer brunch. The interior features eclectic decor and beautiful romantic lighting to add to the date night (or even regular night) atmosphere.

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21. Manhattan Beach Post 1142 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 (South Bay)

Chef David LeFevre kickstarted Manhattan Beach’s restaurant revival by opening MB Post back in 2011, and locals still flock here for the killer brunch menu, which includes the savory (famously flaky bacon cheddar biscuits) as well as the sweet (sticky buns and pumpkin skillet cake). This spot rocks an an upscale-barn vibe with exposed rafters and bleached-wood common tables. The menu's divided under whimsically named sections like "Eat Your Veggies,” "Meat Me Later" and "A Spoon Full Of Sugar…".

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22. Sunny Spot 822 Washington Blvd, Venice, CA 90291 (Venice)

On the border of Venice and Marina del Rey, Sunny Spot is a stylish Caribbean-influenced restaurant whose casual menu is heavy on comfort food. The offerings include waffle fry poutine, a double cheeseburger, and chimichurri skirt steak. Though dinner is a given, Sunny Spot has a stellar brunch scene with a savory-leaning plates and bottomless mimosas, Bloody Marys, and rum punch.

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23. Eveleigh 8752 W Sunset, Hollywood, CA 90028

This rustic space has a reclaimed, wood-laden indoor/outdoor dining room with a communal table and sofa-like seating. Their outdoor patio is the real draw, where you'll feel as though you've entered a gorgeous garden party, surrounded by homegrown herbs and vegetables. From land (lamb meatballs) to sea (wild Pacific yellowtail), every dish on Eveleigh's delectable menu is market-fresh and crafted with care.

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24. Tanzy 10840 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024 (Westwood)

The movie theater-adjacent Tanzy's brunch menu features get-in-my-stomach-immediately dishes like "bacon & eggs" ravioli, jidori chicken and waffles, and crispy chocolate Italian donuts. They've got quality Italian fare for any time of day however, and a wine, beer, and cocktail list that won't disappoint.

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