Picture yourself in a sun-lit greenhouse, mimosa in hand, or sitting in your car, takeout sitting on your passenger seat.
No matter how you’re doing brunch, it’s bound to be a good time. Brunch knows no boundaries, and we love it that way. For the hottest brunch spots in Koreatown, new and old, check out this list.
© Egg Tuck
3458 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 1/2, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Tucked in a corner on Wilshire is one of Korea’s hottest trending breakfast concepts,the egg sandwich. This isn’t just any breakfast sandwich though. Egg Tuck’s sandwiches are made with their premium brioche bun (made in-house everyday), cage-free eggs, chives, signature sauce, and sriracha aioli. Selections include Ham and Cheese with scrambled eggs, ham, and cheddar cheese, and Royal West with a beef short rib patty, over-medium egg, cheddar cheese, pickles, grilled onions.
© Cafe the Barn
Cafe the Barn
228 S Oxford Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90004
Cafe the Barn feels like home, and not only because it actually looks like a home, but also because of its food. Find familiar, or new, dishes on their brunch menu such as their Crunch French Toast with strawberries, blueberries, and vanilla dipping sauce, and Mentaiko Omelette with bell peppers, onions, and pollack roe, served with hashbrowns, salad, and toast. If you’re leaning more towards lunch, order the Kimchi and Spam Fried Rice or Spicy Seafood Fettuccine.
Serving brunch from 10am-3pm
3515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Openaire has sugar, spice, and everything nice. Choose from their fresh starters like the Ahi Tuna Tartare or warm baked cinnamon roll with lemon cream cheese frosting, then move on to their mains like the Soft Omelet with wild mushroom ragout and fontina cheese or Hibachi Grilled Flat Iron Steak served with two over-medium eggs served over a bed of kimchi fried rice. Make sure you make those reservations for a table since they only serve brunch on weekends.
Serving brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 10am-2:30pm
© Coffee MCO
2580 W Olympic Blvd Unit #2, Los Angeles, CA 90006
Coffee MCO is perfect for a quick pick-me-up before you start your day. Although if you want to stay, you can pull up a chair inside their two-story shop or rooftop patio. For brunch, they serve a Breakfast Croissant Sandwich, Avocado Toast (because what is a coffee shop in Los Angeles without one), Brisket Burrito, and more. Pair with their Cohen or Matcha Latte and you’re good to go.
Serving brunch from 9am-4pm
© Amandine Patisserie Cafe
Amandine Patisserie Cafe
3121 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006
From danishes and croissants to sandwiches and cookies, this cafe serves French-Japanese style pastries and bread that are all made from scratch and baked fresh in-house daily. Their breakfast menu includes their Amandine Eggs Benedict and homemade brioche French toast, but if you’re looking for something on the lighter side, go for something like their Chocolate Almond Croissant or Cream Cheese Danish.
Serving breakfast all-day
© Alchemist Coffee Project
Alchemist Coffee Project
698 S Vermont Ave Ste 103, Los Angeles, CA 90005
Home of the Kimchi Avocado Toast and AvocadoTruffle Toast, Alchemist Coffee Project is never a bad idea for your brunch needs. Kickstart your day with their specialty coffee, then sit down and enjoy their brunch offerings, from their toast, to their Egg BAT Sandwich served on a brioche bun with egg, bacon, arugula, tomato, thousand island, and marinated grilled onions. There is usually valet parking in the plaza around 10:30am-3:30pm and 5pm-10pm, so any other time is free parking.
© Yellow House Cafe
Yellow House Cafe
234 S Oxford Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90004
If you want to ditch the eggs, pancakes, and waffles for brunch, then this homey cafe with a gorgeous hidden patio has some options you’ll like the sound of. While they do serve a couple of traditional Korean dishes, they also dabble in fusion dishes such as their Kimcheese Bacon Fries, Kimchi Bacon Pasta with Cream Sauce, and Korean BBQ Tacos. Other specialties include a Seafood Risotto, KBBQ Quesadilla, and Choong Moo Sushi Rolls.