Breakfast in LA can often mean a pitstop at a nearby coffee shop or just a bowl of milk and cereal. In between our busy schedules, making time for the most important meal of the day is almost a luxury. But with a city as gastronomically diverse as LA, it would be a shame not to take advantage of the Wagyu beef hash and crème brulee French toasts readily available at the crack of dawn. Here are our top picks for breakfast in the city.
Caulfield’s Bar and Dining Room
9360 Wilshire Blvd
American-Mediterranean is the name of the game for this recently updated restaurant and bar on the ground floor of The Thompson Beverly Hills. New chef Stephen Kalt, who is celebrated for his work throughout Las Vegas and New York City, unveiled a breakfast menu that features such culinary delights as American Wagyu beef hash with grilled chicory, Croque Madame and Chilaquiles Cazuela, to complement the restaurant’s newly updated Art Deco-meets-industrial design.
225 North Canon Drive
Who says you can’t have spaghetti for breakfast? When you visit Scott Conant’s Scarpetta inside the Montage Beverly Hills, it would be impossible not to have his signature tomato and basil creation. Toasted polenta waffles and citrus cured salmon are also among the restaurant’s brunch buffet choices.
Public Kitchen and Bar
7000 Hollywood Boulevard
Executive chef Tim Goodell knows a thing or two about mixing things up in this loft-inspired space inside the iconic Hollywood Roosevelt hotel. Interesting brunch offerings include banana pain perdu, duck confit hash and crab cake benedicts.
Cabana Restaurant at Four Seasons Los Angeles
300 South Doheny Drive
This newly renovated poolside gem on the fourth floor of the ritzy Four Seasons in Beverly Hills lets you have your cake and eat it too with healthy breakfast favorites, such as the sinless benedict with seared beefsteak and whole wheat almond pancakes with pomegranate maple syrup.
8225 Beverly Boulevard
Angelenos know this modern chophouse for chef Suzanne Tracht’s retro dishes from the American culinary repertoire, but many also know it for its out-of-the-box brunch creations. Think oven baked eggs with cream and Caciotta truffle cheese, and burrata sandwiches.