L.A.'s Top 10 Brunch Spots

Do Sunday Brunch right. In no particular order, here are ten restaurants that will leave you very satisfied and wishing you could eat brunch for every meal.

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-The Griddle Café is a brunch lover's paradise. Overflowing with creative and mouthwatering flapjacks, french toast, and omelettes, there is certainly something for everyone. With items such as "Black Magic" (Oreo-filled pancakes), "Teacher's Pet" (pancakes with baked cinnamon apples inside), and "Kicking and Screaming" Tacos, do your curiosity a favor and give this L.A. brunch favorite a try.

7916 W Sunset Blvd

West Hollywood, CA 90046
Open M-F 7 a.m.- 4 p.m., Sat and Sun. 8 a.m.- 4-p.m.
(323) 874-0377

- Canele is only open for brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, unfortunately. But despite that, this gem nestled in the heart of Atwater Village is quite popular with residents and tourists. With pecan sticky buns, pan-roasted potatoes and famous eggs, waiting until the weekend will be well worth it.

3219 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Open for Brunch on Sat. and Sun.: 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
(323) 666-7133

-Urth Caffe is famous through the city of Los Angeles for its organic coffee and healthy meals. It offers a variety of entrees, soups, organic salads ranging from low fat to vegan options. Come by to try one of their fresh baked desserts or countless of organic coffees and teas, and you won't be disappointed.

Located throughout Los Angeles

- The Huckleberry uses produce from local farmer's markets, giving customers the feeling of satisfaction after a meal without worrying about all of the calories and fat that they just consumed. Gournmet coffee, loose leaf teas, morning pastries, rotisserie chicken and artisan breads rounds out the impeccable food selections at Huckleberry.

1014 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 451-2311
Open T-F 8-7pm, Saturday and Sunday 8am-5pm

-Jack n' Jill's too, formerly known as Creperie by Jack n' Jill's, still has its delicious crepes and all other breakfast essentials. With creative item names such as "Sunset Omelette," "The Creole Hangover," "Sunrise Croissant Sandwich," and "Beer Battered Onion Rings," visitors will be enthralled just by reading the menu. Plus, they deliver.

8738 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Open M-S 8am- 5pm
310.858.4900

-Square One boasts the "freshest ingredients" and utilizing "organic, local and small farm produce" that should keep many who seek the healthy and delicious happy. They serve the organic essentials, from oatmeal, to pancakes and french toast and even baked egg dishes. Their slogan? "Natural is always best and basic is not a trend."

4854 Fountain Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90029
open everyday from 8am-3pm
t 323.661.1109

-Nat's Early Bite started as a small and friendly coffee shop located in Van Nuys who is known for both its great service and homemade muffins, cookies and pies. Three decades after serving its first breakfast, it has expanded to two different locations. It also offers a "Gym Menu," with low fat options for all you health nuts out there.

14115 Burbank Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA, 91401
(818) 781-3040
Mon: 6am - 3pm
Tues - Fri: 6am - 8pm
Sat: 6:30am - 4pm
Sun: 7:30am - 4pm

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-The Nickel Diner has a resident celebrity, and it is the Maple Bacon Donut. Now if that isn't enough to check out the Downtown L.A. diner, try the "Bettie Page Cheesecake" and the "Nickel Bag" of homemade brioche Cinnamon toast with butter and homemade jam. Or how about the "Peanut Butter Potato Chip Cupcake?" For all odd and delicious pairings, check out the Nickel Diner.

524 S. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Brunch is served Tues.- Sun.: 8am - 3:30pm
213 623-8301

-Flore Vegan has both indoor and outdoor seating and a vegan deli counter that will keep everyone happy. With its "Tofu Scramble," and "Blueberry Buckwheat Bliss," who ever said Brunch had to be fattening and unhealthy (no offense to all pancake and bacon brunch lovers like myself).

3818 W. Sunset Blvd.
Silverlake, CA 90026
Brunch is served Sat. and Sun.: 10am - 1pm
(323) 953-0611

-Joe's Restaurant is a Venice landmark in its on right. For over a decade, residents have enjoyed the one time small restaurant and its pork pates, smoked salmon, rabbit mortadella, and pickled vegetables brunches. Abbott Kinney is also known for its traffic congestion, but stroll into Joe's and it will be all worth it.

1023 Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Venice, California 90291
Brunch is served Sat. and Sun.:11:00 - 2:30pm
310-392-5655

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