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What better way to start your morning than with a trendy brunch and a relaxing stroll in the beautiful city of Los Angeles? When you go to brunch in L.A., you aren’t just going for a meal – you’re going for an experience. Perhaps that experience includes a fun photoshoot with friends or maybe even a celebrity spotting. So whether you’re looking to post an aesthetically-pleasing Snapchat, a cute selfie of you and your friends holding mimosas or just going to eat amazing food – here are 10 brunch places you absolutely cannot miss.

1. Catch LA

This restaurant has had its fair share of celebrity visitors including but not limited to the Jenner/Kardashians, Chris Brown, Demi Lovato and The Hadid’s. Despite the attention, it’s also really good. The menu has everything from sushi, burgers, and their famous anytime waffle tower!

2. Urth Caffé 

Ok if you’ve lived in LA for a week, I’m sure you’ve heard of this place. Most well-known for its boba, Urth is a super laid back place to come for a meal or even just to sip on a drink and do homework. Located on Melrose Avenue, Urth Caffé is a perfect location to go if you are looking to walk and shop. If you’re looking to take some Insta pics, head down a few blocks to see the pink Paul Mitchell wall.

3. Le Petit Four

Located on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, Le Petit Four is the place to see and be seen. While it is considered a casual bistro, several celebrities are often seen here including Kanye West, Joe Jonas, and Rihanna. Location is important when choosing a brunch spot, and Le Petit Four is perfect because it’s right in the center of the Sunset Plaza! Did someone say shopping?

4. Hamptons 818

Ok so Hamptons 818 is 100% worth the drive to The Valley. The French toast is literally to die for and they have $15 bottomless mimosas. Need I say more?

5. Bru’s Wiffle

Waffles. Oreo covered waffles, Banana Split waffles, Chicken and Waffles, Peanut Butter and Bacon Waffles. This place has literally any kind of waffle you can imagine. It’s insane…but in a really good way.

6. Café Gratitude 

If there’s anything to be grateful for, it’s Café Gratitude. Located in Beverly Hills, you’ll feel like a total insider here. The ambiance is fashionably chic and the overall layout is so aesthetically pleasing. Plus, the food is amazing and also vegan!

7. Malibu Café at Calamigos Ranch 

Located in the canyons of Malibu, this place is a hidden gem. It’s important to note that Calamigos Ranch is a popular wedding destination, if that says anything about the beauty of this place. Come for brunch, or even bring your own picnic and just grab a table with friends! After brunch, take a ride on the paddle boats though the river that runs around the property.

8. Blu Jam 

This is a fairly popular brunch restaurant, which can be seen from the long lines! Located in Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, and Calabasas, there’s no excuse to not going here at some point.

9. Joan’s on Third 

This gourmet brunch spot just puts a smile on your face the minute you walk in – it’s so cute! Perfect place to come for a brunch and study date with your girls. What can I say, Joan’s just feels like home!

10. Malibu Farm

You’re literally eating on the Malibu Pier with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. The food could be awful and I’d still recommend this place, though thankfully the food is just as good as the views here! Could you ask for a more perfect start to your relaxing beach day?


What are you waiting for? Get brunching!

Photos Courtesy of: CBS LA, Sunset Plaza, Bru’s Wiffle, Instagram, Trip Advisor, Shopify, Pinterest and Carly Steinberg 

Carly is a features writer for Her Campus at UCLA. In her free time she loves to sing, write, and spend time with her friends and family. 
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