Best Breakfast Cafes & Brunch Spots in DTLA

Let’s do brunch! Or breakfast, if you please. Celebrate the weekend with a late-morning, champagne-fueled feast. Gather with friends for a casual meal of fresh baked goods and a frothy cappuccino. Or enjoy a classic American-style breakfast with a soul satisfying cup of joe. Whatever your pleasure, DTLA is the destination for homey breakfast cafes, lavish brunch spots, and even vegetarian and gluten free options – guaranteed to jump start your day!

Zinc Cafe & Market

580 Mateo Street

Los Angeles, CA 90013

Zinc Cafe & Market has been serving guests at their popular Arts District location since May 2014. The inviting open kitchen and peaceful courtyard dining area provide a nice respite from the hustle and bustle of nearby Downtown LA. Start your brunch with a Classic or Zinc Mimosa (raspberry purée, giffard créme de pêche, fresh lemon juice, sparkling wine). Specialties include Belgian Waffles,  Avocado Toast, and Labneh Herbs & Feta Plate (middle eastern yogurt),preserved lemons, plum jam, feta, fresh herbs, za’atar, french olives, cucumbers, heirloom tomatoes, pita). Gluten free options are available upon request.

The Rustiq Table

2280 S Figueroa St.

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Located in Downtown Los Angeles near the USC campus, The Rustiq Table offers a unique and modern take on comfort food. Breakfast,  served from 8am – 11am, offers specialties such as Avocado Toast, Classic Breakfast Burrito, Buttermilk Biscuit, and Chilaquiles (Fried tortilla chips, green salsa, black beans, feta cheese, sour cream, onions, fried egg). Saturday brunch, from 10am to 3pm, offers Farro Avocado Breakfast Bowl, Zucchini Pancakes with Smoked Salmon, and RUSTIQ Burgers. To top it off, indulge in a delicious cookie or brownie with a cup of Stumptown coffee or tea. Dine in the cozy storefront or take home.

Bottega Louie

700 S Grand Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90017

This iconic 255 seat restaurant, gourmet market, patisserie and café offers pizzas, pastas, small plates and macarons to-go in a bright, bustling space. The sumptuous breakfast menu presents a selection of egg dishes, omelettes, avocado toast, smoked salmon benedict, and prosciutto & burrata. Weekend Brunch is a celebration of sweet and savory–choices include Belgian Waffles, Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, French Toast, Avocado Toast, Tuscan Farro & Eggs, Lobster Hash, and Farmers Market Breakfast. Wash it all down with a Mimosa, Pomegranate Fizz, Bellini or Louie Spritz. Salut!

Perch

448 S Hill St.

Los Angeles, CA 90013

Perch Los Angeles is a French inspired rooftop bistro that offers unobstructed views of Downtown Los Angeles that will make you feel as if you’re floating over the skyline. Brunch served until 4:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Start with a chef’s selection of scones, muffins, and croissants with whipped honey butter or jam. Or savor the sybaritic Baked Brie (fennel apple pecan slaw, mâche, wholegrain mustard aïoli). Other signature dishes include Perch Truffle Cheese Frites, Avocado Toast, Perch Fromage + Charcuterie,  plus a selection of salads, eggs, omelettes, and burgers. Bubbles and craft cocktails are available.

Eggslut

Grand Central Market Stall D-1

317 S. Broadway

Los Angeles, CA 90013

Eggslut is a chef driven, gourmet food concept founded in 2011, inspired by a true love for eggs. The menu is a balance of comfort and innovation, celebrating food that appeals to both novice and extreme foodies through classic comfort fare with a twist, all encompassing the key ingredient, eggs. No longer just a breakfast staple, Eggslut make eggs appetizing everyday.

KTCHN DTLA

428 S Hewitt St.

Los Angeles, CA 90013

This weekend pop-up brunch spot features elevated breakfast dishes and cocktails in an open, airy venue. The location and menu have changed over time, but the quality of the food is consistently top-notch, receiving accolades from Eater LA, Thrillist, Eye on LA, and Zagat. KTCHN is currently posted at Resident in DTLA’s Arts District. Let go of any expectations and trust that you will have a great time and an amazing meal.

Poppy + Rose

765 Wall St.

Los Angeles, CA 90014

Featured on LA Weekly’s Best of L.A. Food & Drink, Poppy + Rose is inspired by the country kitchens we all know and love. A collaboration between Diana Yin and Chef Michael Reed, the restaurant serves classic American diner fare prepared with honest ingredients. Their signature Fried Chicken & Waffles are made with free-range Mary’s chicken and a Belgian-style waffle. Biscuits are baked from scratch every morning with real butter, and fries are hand cut from fresh Kennebec potatoes. Poppy + Rose offers a tempting drop-off catering menu, from corporate events to a gathering of friends for breakfast at your home.

P.Y.T.

400 S Main St.

Los Angeles, CA 90013

P.Y.T. is a vegetable-centered restaurant in downtown Los Angeles, inspired by a garden not far away. Caspian pink tomatoes, chocolate mint, marigolds, passion fruit, Japanese red mustard, Bright Lights Swiss chard, scarlet radishes, and purple top turnips grow on the hillside. Some days, there might be 35 pounds of tomatoes that seemed to appear overnight, so they make tomato tarts. Sample the Persimmon toast with ricotta, pumpkin seeds and Old Bank honey or if you’re feeling especially adventurous, the Green piri piri rice with herbs, fried egg, sesame seeds and tiny arare (rice crackers).