Brunch entails day drinking, messy egg benedicts and sweet and savory pancakes, an imperative part of our weekend ritual! And with the growing popularity of the food scene on the Eastside, the options are infinite. To help you narrow down your options, here are 10 delicious Eastside LA brunch spots you have to try. Free up your weekend plans, because we’re going to brunch!
Redbird is the embodiment of refined brunching that reflects the diversity of LA and offers something for everyone! Taste the Shrimp & Grits or the Potato Churro! Whatever you order, will put a smile on your face!
Poppy + Rose
Look no further for the ultimate comfort food! Poppy + Rose is a take on country kitchens with a healthy Californian twist! There’s nothing like the classic biscuits, gravy and eggs or buttermilk fried chicken and waffles!
Trois Familia is inspired by French, Mexican and California cuisine. Take your tastebuds on a trip around the world with their Churro French toast with Mexican chocolate or the Chicken Milanesa with raw and pickled cucumbers! And don’t forget the obligatory Nutella malt!
Square One Dining
Try the mushroom toast, or herb omelet! Then wash it down with their heart-healthy matcha latte with house made almond milk or the clover juice! They also offer “Counter Culture Coffee,” “August Uncommon Teas,” and wine and beer on tap!
This restaurant’s American roots are illustrated by their wood-fired grill and produce from their very own garden! Though intimate, they deliver big flavors! Start off with a cheese plate then try their brioche French toast with brown butter pears and warm syrup. Yum!
Lot 1 Cafe
Lot 1 Cafe offers $5 create your own omelette or $10 endless mimosas. But the true highlight are the live musical performances that accompany you while you enjoy your food! They bring that Underground New York Coffeehouse atmosphere to you!
La Mascota Bakery & Cafe
La Mascota has been around for generations and continues to be a family eatery! Try the massive tortas for only $5 or the Gavina Coffee that will certainly wake you up!
By ordering a wrap, panini, quesadilla or burrito, you will help a good cause! Proceeds spent at Zapotec Cafe go back to helping local artists to exhibit their artwork commission free!
This vegetarian cafe on bustling Figueroa features freshly made food featuring local ingredients. Regulars love to order the chilaquiles, but beware of long lines on the weekend!
Lemon Poppy Kitchen
This cozy, gourmet brunch spot features homestyle brunch food with many raving about the cauliflower hash, polenta, and the French toast. It’s a hole-in-the-wall spot located in a strip mall, but don’t let that fool you – this place is a hidden gem!
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