Food & Drink

Thank God: A Ton of Delicious New Brunch Options Are Open in LA

Estrella brunch Los angeles
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Look: it's February, the sun is shining, it's beautiful out, and you'll be damned if this weekend's time is going to be wasted either debating about where to have brunch or having the same ol' brunch you had last weekend. Which is why we're here to help, with a bunch of brand new brunch options to make your weekend even better. You're welcome.

Estrella

West Hollywood

Wait... did they just put a poached egg inside an avocado? They did, and the ultra-California menu at this beautiful new Sunset Strip spot doesn't stop there: they've also got a bee-pollen-and-peanut-butter-and-banana-and-honey-topped whole wheat toast and much more.

Winsome Brunch Los Angeles
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Winsome

Echo Park

This just-opened homespun spot's got an all-star team behind it, including the owners of Spare Room and chefs from Rustic Canyon, and they're busting out breakfast greatness like Semolina Pancakes with chestnut honey and duck egg toast with 'Nduja (pork sausage), raclette, and oregano.

Top Round Roast Beef Brunch Los Angeles
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Top Round

Mid-Wilshire

The fast-food-for-people-who-don't-like-fast-food spot has wizened up to the breakfast game and has added egg-takes on their already killer roast-beef sandwiches; basically, if you were even thinking about McDonald's McMuffins you should hit this roadside stand for to-go brunch action, like this steak 'n' egg sandwich, instead.

Trois Familia

Silverlake

If you live in Silverlake, then you've no doubt seen the lines at this tiny mini-mall brunch-only shop from the Animal guys and Ludo Lefebvre, but what they're serving makes the wait worthwhile: hash brown chilaquiles, churro French toast, and much, much more.

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Salt's Cure

Salt's Cure

Hollywood

The beloved cured-meat-and-eggs spot has moved from their tiny original spot to a massive new location in Hollywood proper, which means new food selections (Marin Sun pork shoulder chop with eggs & grits) and a full bar with a brand new cocktail menu, including bottled dirty martinis and the Colorado Bulldog, with vodka, coffee liqueur, and heavy cream.

Ivory

West Hollywood

The recent addition to the Mondrian's got classics like huevos rancheros, as well as a remoulade-drenched blue-crab sandwich with bacon.

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Maia

West Hollywood

Look, if this photo of their egg-topped bison burger doesn't get you excited about hitting the Strip for brunch, then probably nothing will. Except their patio.

Crossroads Brunch
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Crossroads

Mid-Wilshire

The beloved vegan restaurant/celeb hang (Jay-Z! Adam Levine! That guy from that one thing!) has finally dropped seven-day-a-week brunch, and even if you're a meat-eater you'll want to hit it: they have chicken and waffles that taste like the real thing, and a bagel with smoked lox. But not, like, actual salmon. Yeah.

Connie & Ted's

West Hollywood

Michael Cimarusti's beloved East Coast-style seafood spot is finally doing brunch, and as you can imagine, it impresses: the line-up features smoked mahi-mahi Benedicts, a crab & lobster omelette, and, for non-seafood lovers, steak & egg with a mashed potato cake.

Rose Cafe Brunch
Shirley Pascal

Rose Cafe

Venice

The beloved casual Venice landmark's been completely re-done, but still boasts a killer patio as well as a to-go counter serving up top-notch pastries; you can also sit right at the open-kitchen counter and watch chef Jason Neroni (Superba Snack Bar) make insane breakfast dishes, like a roasted brussels sprout and bacon skillet topped with two duck eggs.

Recess

Highland Park

It's definitely playtime at this second location of the Glendale fave: a former Patina chef's doing next-level eats like a braised short rib sandwich with cheddar, caramelized onions, and horseradish aioli and pancakes with lemon zest, ricotta, and whipped cream.

Otium brunch los angeles
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Otium

Downtown

This beautiful new American restaurant behind the Broad has a weekend brunch that befits its gorgeous interior, with wood-oven duck leg hash and kiwi-and-gin swizzles.

Marvin

Mid-Wilshire

This dark-horse neighborhood spot in the middle of the city has become a local favorite, and upped their menu with a recently dropped brunch with maple bacon buttermilk pancakes and a smoked salmon eggs Benedict, which tastes even better alongside the $25 bottomless mimosa addition.

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Jeff Miller is the editor of Thrillist LA and will top anything with an egg anytime, brunch or not. Talk to him about his cholesterol at @jeffmillerla on Instagram and @ThrillistLA on Twitter.