The two things you do basically every weekend in LA: 1) go to brunch, and 2) get in an argument about where you're going for brunch. Want to win the argument? Suggest any of these new brunches -- all of which are on the verge of blowing up the brunch game -- and then revel in self-satisfaction at being right, for once.
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Venice Hitting the beach? First, hit this ultra-hyped newcomer's just-soft-launched brunch, which includes brown-butter pancakes with whipped coconut and sea-salt vanilla butter, and a Korean latke (!... ???) with crème fraîche.
Santa Monica This Italian bistro just launched some eggy fantastic-ness that sticks to boot-related stuff, like pizza topped with egg and pork belly, as well as more out-there concoctions like two eggs cooked in tomato sauce with Hawaiian sausage.
Hollywood How crazy is it that you couldn't get brunch by the pool at the Roosevelt 'til now? Thankfully, they've corrected that injustice, and are now serving up an all-day one with cinnamon French toast and short rib grilled cheese.
Glendale You see that cart pictured above?? Everything on it is FREE at brunch when you're ordering other fancy stuff like smoked salmon eggs Benedict and breakfast sliders topped with quail egg. Oh, also? Bloody Mary cart. Boom.
Santa Monica Three courses for $15.95? That's a great deal at this on-the-border-of-SaMo-and-WLA Mexican spot, especially when you find out the first course includes options like bacon guac; the second, a chorizo burrito; and the third, dessert churros. Muy bueno.
Downtown This Downtown beer hall has upped the brunch cocktail game with stuff like the pictured-above spiked iced coffee, with Stumptown brew and vodka; food-wise, it's busting out two types of toast you need: 1) banana pudding French toast, and 2) avocado toast.