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Favorite LA Brunch Spots: Part 2

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Another day, another blog post, another place to brunch.  Here's five more of my favorite places to brunch all around Los Angeles, hooray!

EGG SLUT

DOWNTOWN LA
This is probably one of my favorite breakfast places to eat in the Los Angeles area.  It is located in Grand Central Market, which I talked about briefly in one of my very first blog posts.  If you get to Egg Slut past 9am, you'll be waiting in line for more than an hour.  So get there super early (they open the doors at 8am but people already start to line up earlier than that) or be prepared to wait, but trust me it is all worth it.  My favorite is the Sausage, Egg and Cheese sandwich - honey mustard aioli, a runny egg and a fresh, warm brioche bun, yes please!

MALIBU FARM

MALIBU
I’ve been hearing about Malibu Farm for a long time now, and dying to try it ever since.  I finally got the chance to go and it did not disappoint.  The food is farm to table style and really delicious, but the atmosphere and views are hands down what make the experience. If you’re looking for a great place to brunch with a view, keep this place in mind.  The parking can be a little tricky, but if you wait in line for the parking lot directing in front of the pier, chances are people will be leaving.

JOAN'S ON THIRD

MID CITY
Joan’s on Third is probably one of the hippest place you can go to eat.  It’s a super cute gourmet marketplace and cafe to grab food.  Their desserts and cakes are also really delicious.  There are multiple counters that you can order from, so don’t get confused when you walk in.  Chances are if you get into the corner line, you’ll be staring at the pastries while you wait. You’ll definitely be tempted because they are so delicious.  This is the original location but there are a few locations if you’re curious and not in the mid-city area!

THE LINCOLN

PASADENA
Everything about the Lincoln in Pasadena screams cuteness.  It is the picture perfect little cafe and marketplace and the food is absolutely amazing.  The passion fruit lemonade that I got here was so tasty.  The Lincoln also has a cute store next door.  It's one of those boutiques that has knick knacks that you could always use more of.

LA CHAPTER

DOWNTOWN LA
Located on the first floor of the Ace Hotel Downtown, LA Chapter is a super hip place to grab brunch on the weekend.  They have the most delicious avocado toast and homemade ricotta toast with honeycomb that seriously rivals the same dishes at Sqirl.  The honeycomb on the ricotta toast is really next level.  Once you finish lunch make sure to head to the store across the lobby to take pictures in their photobooth or head upstairs to the rooftop for more drinks and great views of the city.
 

Go on, check one of these out this weekend.  You won't regret it.

Yours truly // Shannon

 

Favorite LA Brunch Spots

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Brunch is arguably one of the best parts of the weekend.  You've probably seen some of these pictures if you follow my instagram. I've been doing tons of research for my first favorite brunch spots post.  I will gladly keep researching just to write these posts for you!  I know a lot of people may seek out bottomless style brunches, but I'm always on the hunt for great food and a pretty space to eat in.  Maybe one of these days I'll put together a strictly boozy brunch spot list, so stay tuned!  These here are a few of my favorite Los Angeles weekend brunch spots:

OLIVE & THYME

TOLUCA LAKE/BURBANK AREA
A favorite lunch spot of mine in Toluca Lake has quickly turned into one of my new favorite breakfast spots.  Come here to enjoy a delicious breakfast and tasty coffee in a bright and airy space.  You can even pick up gifts here from candles and gourmet chocolate to macaroons.

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SQIRL

SILVERLAKE AREA
Is it just me or every time you "Squirrel", you kind of shout it and immediately think of Disney movie Up?  Swirl with no 'u' is a tiny brunch spot in Silverlake.  Expect to wait in a long line or get here early since it is first come, first serve, but it's all worth it for their ricotta toast smothered in homemade fresh ricotta and a jam of your choosing. The sorrel rice bowls are amazing, too.  Don't forget to add bacon!

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THE HART & THE HUNTER

WEST HOLLYWOOD AREA
Located inside the Pali hotel on Melrose, it is pretty easy to miss this little gem.  It's a quaint little place to grab breakfast with friends.  Try the breakfast croquet madame.  It's the most rich and creamy, cheesy breakfast and so delicious.  Probably best to share with a friend!  They take reservations, by the way!

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WILLIE JANE

VENICE AREA
There are really so many great little eateries in the Venice and Abbot Kinney area, but I think Willie Jane deserves a shout out.  The quaint covered back patio is the perfect spot to enjoy some brunch.  The fried chicken and waffles has a little kick and super tasty.  The giant breakfast burger is amazing too [shown below].  Order the Kings Hawaiian cinnamon french toast sticks.  They need no explanation.  Oh ya and just a little perk, they do have bottomless mimosas here!

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COMMISSARY

KOREA TOWN AREA
The Commissary at the Line hotel is K-town is probably the prettiest of all the spaces on the list.  It is literally a functioning greenhouse and the food does not disappoint.  The hotel itself is really awesome, so you can explore a little to walk off that delicious breakfast.  Commissary gets 2 pictures because that greenhouse is just too pretty to not show.  Make a reservation here, they can get crowded.

I'm always on the hunt for new restaurants to try, so if you have any suggestions, send them my way!  I've got a whole list of places to try so like I said, stay tuned for PART TWO!  

Yours Truly // Shannon