You know how much we love a boozy weekend brunch — and we’re bringing you some out-of-the-box ideas beyond the avocado toast/smoothie bowl option.
Delicat at the Tuck Hotel: The 14-room Euro-style boutique hotel is housed in a former brothel and the California casual destination features Spanish-inspired creations and cocktails from restaurateur Juan Torres. The brunch menu is served Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 3 pm.
Menu highlights include Smoked Salmon & Crispy Steamed Bread with avocado, wasabi mayo, spring onions and fried egg; Huevos Rotos, two fried eggs and brisket au jus over crispy potatoes; 24-hour In House Smoked Brisket, Kosher brisket sandwich with caramelized onion, smoky sauce, cilantro and fried egg.
Baldoria: Check out this intimate downtown spot before heading to nearby Little Tokyo for some shopping or before hitting The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. The $30 prix fixe brunch includes bottomless mimosas or rosé, Chicken and Waffle Tacos, Brunch Slider or any pizza and choice of sides (maple bacon, toast & jam, biscuits, eggs, smashed fingerlings, or arugula salad.)
The Brunch Slider pairs Aspen beef burgers with bacon/onion jam, Gorgonzola and quail egg. Baldoria’s Chicken & Waffle Tacos combine spicy fried chicken, apple-cinna waffles and WhistlePig maple syrup.
Prank: This South Park drinking and dining destination focuses on inventive cocktail/food pairings. The Ricki Kline designed space seamlessly blends the indoors and outdoors — and the patio is a perfect spot for brunch. Chef Ricardo Sanchez has come up with a menu that’s both playful and healthy.
The brunch menu at Prank includes a Veggie Omelet with mushrooms, spinach, pepper, mozzarella, and avocado served with house potatoes; a Spicy Chorizo Omelet with Gruyere and medley of hot peppers, avocado and house potatoes; Bucatini Carbonara with applewood smoked bacon, shallots, cream, Parmesan, fresh parsley, and organic fried egg; Blue Corn Waffle with berries or fried chicken.
Hot Hot Food: This fast-casual entry to the Silver Lake foodie scene specializes in sabroso LA Fried Rice paired with outrageous refreshments — all in a seventies-inspired backdrop. Enjoy brunch on the playful patio.
This is LA — so there’s avocado toast but this time, in the form of Avocado Toast-ada – avocado spread with crispy blue corn tortilla, fried shiso leaf, goat cheese, shaved fennel, pickled onions and — coffee salt. Huevos On Your Face pairs crispy blue corn tortillas with white bean puree, melted Monterey Jack, Cotija, tomatillo, charred green onions and fried egg. The signature LA Fried Rice includes fresh avocado, pickled onions & jalapenos, avocado salsa verde, fried egg and a some “get fancy” options.
Nighthawk: If beach time is on the agenda, this breakfast bar concept from Jeremy Fall serves elevated breakfast themed fare and cocktails like — spiced cereal milk, slushy Bloody Mary’s, and alcohol-infused coffee drinks. (Brunch is the perfect excuse for a bit of day drinking!)
On the eats side, Nighthawk serves breakfast fare till late night, yummies like homemade bourbon-infused French Toast, an award-winning breakfast burger, Benedict fries, and duck confit hash. Special brunch dishes include Lighthawk Ranchero with egg whites, grilled shrimp, white corn, avocado, cilantro pesto, and tortilla chips, served with ranchero sauce. For the post-beach bike crowd, there’s a Vegan Super Bowl with farro, tofu scramble, oyster mushrooms, roasted cauliflower, Swiss chard, heirloom cherry tomatoes, and pea shoots with cilantro oil. On the other side of things, there’s Biscuit Bao, braised pork belly and grilled onions on vintage cheddar biscuits with Gochujang in a maple sambal glaze.