Eat your eggs on one of Venice’s best hidden patios
Somehow, Neighbor has flown under the radar as an underdog Venice favorite for years now. In other words, there’s not usually a long wait to get a seat for cardamom-scented granola, aged Cheddar polenta with poached eggs and jalapeño, and bonito tuna on Danish rye, alongside delicious cocktails like the gin-and-blackberry Girl Next Door. Won’t you be her neighbor?
Bakery-deli-cafe-market with long lines, weekend insanity, and amazing food
This isn't exactly the loungey, leisurely brunch LA is known for. Brunch at this Gjelina sibling involves grabbing a number from one of those red plastic dispensers, waiting for an eternity to both order and get your food, and battling the masses for a table (or possibly just standing at the counter while you shovel brisket and baguettes into your mouth and then wondering if $52 for two things, a juice, and a coffee could be right). That said, we wouldn’t be putting you through all this unless we knew the super selection of house-smoked fish, fresh-baked breads and bagels, egg-topped pizzas, and stacked sandwiches were worth it. Sadly, they are.
Bright brunch spot on Abbot Kinney with vegetarian fare
Just like the people roaming Abbot Kinney in search of $120 T-shirts on a weekend afternoon, Butcher’s Daughter is absolutely, can’t-take-your-eyes-off-her beautiful with its soaring ceilings, white-washed brick walls, lots of distressed wood, and artful tile work -- and just like said beautiful people it’s, of course, “mostly vegan.” Think bowls of coconut yogurt and granola, green tea matcha pancakes, and spaghetti squash carbonara with cashew ricotta along with an entire section of wellness lattes and flights of fresh-pressed juices. There’s better pizza elsewhere, so you can probably skip that section.