I fucking love brunch. The food, the communal aspect and the time of day you do it make it a perfect balance of all things heavenly. Nearly every brunch I’ve had in LA has been great, so narrowing down this list (by location) was a challenge.

Downtown: KTCHN DTLA

KTCHN DTLA is a pop-up brunch restaurant with a current residency at The Gorbals in The Alexandria Hotel on Spring St. It’s the most unique brunch experience I’ve had, with dishes like brie with grits, duck hash, and Thai curry pork. It’s worth a trek downtown but make a reservation first. Website || Yelp

West Hollywood: Salt’s Cure

As the name implies, Salt’s Cure cures their own meats, all of which are sourced locally (including their fish, vegetables and wines). They have a fantastic dinner menu, which rotates nightly. But for a less-pricy alternative, go for brunch. The tiny, 10-table restaurant, allows your food to travel less than 10-15 feet from open kitchen to table. Everything — especially their meats — taste super fresh. I almost always order the 2x2x2: 2 eggs, 2 sausages, and 2 pieces of bacon (pictured here). Or if they have it, their short rib hash is to die for. Website || Yelp

Central LA: Sycamore Kitchen

Sycamore Kitchen reminds me of my favorite cafe of all time, Flour Bakery in Boston. It’s got a homey, order-at-the-counter approach, with a small but tasty breakfast menu and an insane variety of pastries. Their large, outdoor patio is a great place to spend a Sunday morning. Website || Yelp

West Side: Sauce on Hampton

Sauce has the best breakfast sandwich I’ve ever had, hands down. And I’ve had a lot of breakfast sandwiches. This colossal sandwich contains two eggs, applewood bacon, cheddar, swiss and mozzarella, tomato, red onion and aioli, all nestled between a fresh ciabatta roll. A great spot to hit up before a day at the beach. Website || Yelp

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