Best Brunch Spots in LA & Orange County

In honor of Better Breakfast Month we are giving you the low down on the best brunch spots in Los Angeles. We have scoured and ate all over different neighborhoods in L.A. just for you; to bring the 8 best brunch plugs for the weekend! There is nothing better than a lazy weekend afternoon with pals, sipping mimosas, packing on the potatoes, noshing on all the bacon you can get your hands on, and most importantly making the most of those precious days off work. We have made this list both meat-lover and vegan friendly.

1.) Barbrix (Silverlake)
Located in Silverlake Hills this is the perfect cozy, home-feel for a weekend brunch. It includes polished wood floors and tables, a comfy outdoor patio covered in hanging vintage light bulbs, and surrounded by green bushes and vines. You will feel like you are still at home here. To top it off, 8$ bottomless mimosas you can’t beat! http://www.barbrix.com

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2.) Sqirl (Silverlake)
Located in Silverlake, Chef Jessica Koslow has created a lot of buzz about some of the most delicious dishes in L.A.! Their menu can be described as innovative, re-creating classic dishes, and dishes you’ve never heard of before. For brunch, the open-face toasts are definitely winners. For sides, don’t forget to order the brioche toasts with ganache, nut butter, and fleur del sel, but that’s just us. They include a vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian, and a vegan option in the menu. http://sqirlla.com/menu/#daily

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3.) Larchmont Bungalow (Windsor Square)
This artisan café, bakery, and brew have almost 2,000 reviews on yelp and it is booming! The menu is vegan friendly and vegetarians go nuts for this place. Some of their unique, regular plates are the lobsters crab benedict, red and blue velvet pancakes, and of course any of their artisan coffee or tea. http://www.larchmontbungalow.com

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4.) Little Dom’s (Los Feliz)
Oven roasted French toast soufflé!! Need we say more? This five star restaurant located in Los Feliz brings in people from all different locations. This restaurant is a combination of a Los Angeles – New York feel; a Hollywood meets modern Ratpack characteristic. This classy neighborhood restaurant will never disappoint with their top of the line dishes. A bonus: breakfast is served All. Day. Long. http://www.littledoms.com/restaurant/

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5.) Mercado (Santa Monica, Hollywood, Los Angeles)
Try their infamous jalapeno-cucumber and blood-orange margaritas and you will never want to leave. Walk into a beautiful rustic place for mind-blowing Mexican food. It “reflects the heart and soul of Mexican dining.” With multiple locations in Los Angele, these modern designed locations are intimate spaces for a comfortable and upscale experience. Mercado has almost 8,000 outstanding reviews! People tend to talk a lot about their homemade salsas and guacamole that are to die for! http://www.mercadorestaurant.com

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6.) OPM (Huntington Beach)
A Sunday brunch on the beach? Sounds like perfection. OPM restaurant and lounge brings you “a modern and eclectic interpretations of New American cuisine with worldwide influences.” Their Sunday brunch menu includes, hello kitty pancakes, a seafood tower, oysters, ceviche of the day, and much more to wow your taste buds. They even have a Bloody Mary bar to make them as bloody as you want and top them with whatever you like! Relax at the beach in a lounge with an amazing menu, bottomless mimosas, a Bloody Mary bar, and a DJ playing great music in the background! http://opmhb.com/menu/sunday_brunch/

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7.) Terrine (Beverly Grove)
Terrine is a fairly new restaurant that is already in the in-the-know category with all L.A. foodies. It serves rustic food inspired by French classics in a romantic garden restaurant. It is the perfect California brasserie for any special occasion brunch. Baby shower or birthdays anyone? http://terrinela.com

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8.) The Fat Dog (North Hollywood, Fairfax)
Prosecco and Oysters. Need we say more? For all you hipsters out there, this hip gastro pub is for you! With a stylishly sleek interior, and a menu for days, it is close to impossible to make this place a fail. Also, to top it off add any alcoholic beverage of your choice for only five dollars! This means mimosas, champear, bloody beer, fat mary, or coffee karlson for only five dollars. Don’t forget to try the house-cured salmon pizza, short-rib hash, and fried chicken, which are very popular here. Last but not least, the brioche bread pudding! Yumm!
http://thefatdogla.com

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