Guide to West Hollywood’s Favorite Brunch Spots
WeHo is where brunch dreams come true.
Nothing goes together quite like West Hollywood and brunch. From sun-drenched patios with bottomless mimosas to trendy brunches in swanky settings, here are 15 of the best places to grab brunch in West Hollywood.
What sounds better than sunshine and mimosas? Over the years, Gracias Madre (“thank you, mom”) has become a beloved neighborhood institution known for its hearty, organic vegan fare. Treat yourself to Saturday or Sunday brunch on their stunning outdoor patio as you sip unlimited mimosas ($35) infused with hibiscus, lavender or raspberry. The food menu is robust, featuring a large selection of savory and sweet dishes ranging from crepes stuffed with chocolate hazelnut crema, strawberries and coconut whip to chilaquiles and huevos rancheros. Seeking something on the lighter side? Try the Ranchero Bowl, which comes with roasted garlic oyster mushrooms, spinach, rice, tomatoes, lemon cauliflower and other accoutrements.
Beyond a place to snack on Mediterranean-inspired fare and sip delightful craft cocktails, Soulmate is a real community gathering place. The setting is bright and cheerful, with an intimate, welcoming terrace. Start (or end…) your brunch with the decadent Soulmate churros with Spanish dark chocolate sauce, then tuck into one of their signature plates, like the chorizo hash, pork belly Benedict or egg white frittata. As for libations, visitors can opt for neverending mimosas or rosé for $35, or dive into the eclectic menu of brunch-time cocktails, like the Weekend in Palm Springs—made with vodka, passion fruit, feijoa, lime and orange—or the A Little Bit Alexis, a sangria-based ode to the iconic Schitt’s Creek.
Bottega Louie is a high-end French- and Italian-inspired restaurant, market and café that has quickly become a culinary hot spot on Santa Monica Boulevard. Known for their delicate pastries and patisserie, they also have an outstanding brunch menu filled with classics like Belgian waffles, French toast and steak and eggs. For special occasions, you can’t go wrong with a round of bellinis and the lobster hash, served with poached eggs, potato, leek-and-scallion hash cakes, tender greens and lobster beurre monté. Then, satisfy any sweet-tooth cravings with their world-famous macarons.
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E.P. & L.P.
Traveling with any classic film fans? Then a trip to the Melrose Rooftop Theatre is in order! Before catching a weekend flick, grab brunch at E.P. & L.P., the theater’s adjoining rooftop restaurant, from noon to 3 p.m. Their small menu is bursting with flavorful bites (think chicken and waffles, breakfast burritos, burgers and breakfast hash). For those who want pre-film libations, the menu also features fantastic cocktails, like frozé, Aperol spritz and the Wild Strawberries—a bubbly drink made with vodka, lemon, strawberries and prosecco. Looking for daily breakfast fare? Check out their sister restaurant, Strings of Life, on Melrose Avenue.
An incredibly stylish neighborhood gem, Norah is an eclectic American restaurant with an opulent-yet-approachable vibe. Norah is famous for its cast-iron cornbread with rosemary honey butter, which is served at dinner, lunch and brunch. After you’ve had your fill of cornbread, move on to the breakfast pizza, topped with fontina, smoked bacon, tomato jam and a sunny side egg, or the Vegan Huevo-Less Rancheros, which comes with black beans, avocado, scrambled tofu, crispy tostada and curtido (a Salvadoran cabbage relish).
The Butcher’s Daughter
A self-proclaimed “vegetable slaughterhouse,” The Butcher’s Daughter features a plant-forward menu that would impress even the staunchest carnivore. Located steps from La Peer Hotel, this restaurant is a great jumping-off point for a day of shopping and gallery hopping in West Hollywood’s Design District. While they offer lunch and dinner every day, it’s their weekend brunch that has people talking. Their menu includes everything from coconut yogurt and smoothie bowls to “crab cake” (aka jackfruit and quinoa-sweet potato cakes) Benedict and veggie-filled breakfast burritos—each of which is best enjoyed with a mimosa (or three) made with their cold-pressed juices.
Connie and Ted’s
After meeting at a volunteer fire department dance in the late 1930s, Connie and Ted quickly fell in love before traveling all over the U.S. while Ted served in the Navy. Though the two spent most of their lives on the East Coast, their children and grandchildren have brought their love story, and their affinity for fresh seafood, to West Hollywood. On Saturdays and Sundays, you’ll find many locals flocking to this storied establishment for their incredible brunch menu, complete with crab and lobster omelets, steak and eggs, and Avo-COD-o Toast (topped with smoked cod, nori, sesame, shiitake and radish).
There’s no need to cross the Atlantic for a little slice of Parisian paradise. Just bop on over to WeHo Bistro for brunch! This cozy café is nestled in the heart of the city and offers casual patio seating as well as a sparkling dining room. For brunch, they offer items such as savory crepes and quiches as well as signature dishes like the Mirabeau Croissant, stuffed with eggs, cheese and your choice of prosciutto, bacon or ham and served alongside roasted potatoes and a mixed-greens salad. And, of course, no brunch at WeHo Bistro would be complete without a Wicked Bloody Mary, crafted with Meili vodka and loaded with crispy bacon, herbed fresh shrimp and other tasty surprises.
For art aficionados, Great White is a fabulous spot to find art and design inspiration while fueling up for an afternoon of meandering through the Design District. When you walk into Great White you’ll find their walls are filled with paintings and photographs, all commissioned by local artists. They also sell a variety of greeting cards, hats, plates, wine bottles and other gifts made by those same artists. Great White serves brunch from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and their menu includes everything from ricotta hotcakes to chickpea scrambles to blue algae smoothie bowls. Diners can also enjoy an assortment of juices, smoothies, coffees and teas.
Chef Kenjo developed his passion for cooking at a young age in his home city of Miyako, Japan, and has honed his craft in various restaurants around California over the last few decades. In 2018 he became the executive chef of La Boheme, where he created a masterful menu that uniquely blends French and Japanese cuisines. For brunch, guests can choose from classics like breakfast burritos and French toast or creations like housemade lamb merguez and wagyu meatballs. If you’re dining with a group of 9+ people, we recommend the prix fixe brunch menu, which includes a starter, entree and dessert. La Boheme also has several shareable brunch cocktails, like the Spiced Red Sangria Pitcher and Lychee Peach Punch Bowl.
The Butcher, The Baker, The Cappuccino Maker
You might recognize this iconic West Hollywood restaurant from TikTok or Instagram, as its sun-drenched patio has become a popular spot to grab a picture (or 10!). But The Butcher, The Baker, The Cappuccino Maker is also known for incredible food, especially its Sunday brunch, where reservations are definitely recommended. Kick off the day with a boozy “Brunch Accessory,” like their Wild Hibiscus Mimosa, followed by a well-loved menu item like the skillet-baked mushroom omelet or croissant breakfast sandwich (which includes a tomato jam that will knock your sandals off). And, if you’re feeling extra naughty, end with “dessert”—aka a heaping stack of peach bourbon buttermilk pancakes.
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The West Hollywood EDITION’s signature restaurant, Ardor, is a vegetable-focused eatery from acclaimed chef John Fraser, whose menus are an amalgamation of techniques and ingredients from around the world. Mimicking the luxurious ambiance of the hotel, each of Ardor’s menus are decadent and flavorful. For brunch, served on Saturdays and Sundays, they pull out all the stops. Cinnamon French toast and pain au chocolat are among the sweet choices, while seasonal egg frittatas and salmon benedict topped with trout roe hollandaise are savory standouts. And the foliage-filled dining spaces are not to be missed.
What was formerly a humble, c. 1923 home on an orchard has become one of the most enchanting eateries in West Hollywood. Bring a big appetite and head to Eveleigh’s open-air patio for favorites like the French omelette, crafted with cream, chives, goat chevre and mixed greens, or the breakfast pizza, which comes piled high with potatoes, eggs, bacon, mozzarella and hot sauce. If you enjoy a booze-free brunch, Eveleigh offers an assortment of tasty juices and mocktails.
The Saturday and Sunday drag brunch at Hamburger Mary’s is a quintessential West Hollywood experience, whether it’s your first or 40th time. Currently, they have three brunches on Saturday and four on Sunday, each of which includes bottomless mimosas. Their menu is just as fabulous as their performers, with hearty dishes like Oaxaca-style Mexican scrambles, bacon-infused waffles and “The Massive Burrito,” filled with fluffy eggs, hash browns, cheese, onions, bell peppers, ham and more.
Described as a “high design, low-key neighborhood restaurant,” Zinqué (zin-kae) is a French-inspired eatery that specializes in small plates and craft cocktails. Brunch is served daily from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., with items such as the Quinoa Breakfast Burrito, Smoked Salmon Toast, and Leek & Gruyére Quiche stealing the show. Some popular cocktail options for brunch include espresso martinis, Moscow mules and bellinis, and there is a well-curated selection of beers, rosés and sparkling wines, too. To get a feel for the vibe, check out their Spotify playlists!