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Brunch Finder: So You’re Feeling Homey
The food’s extraordinary, but the neighborhood vibe is yoga-pants appropriate
Aroma Coffee & Tea
Sundays are made for spending with a book and a salmon-potato pancake stack on this converted bungalow’s garden patio. Order your Brie, egg, and bacon panino at the counter, which you’ll return to for the chocolate-chip bread pudding. » 4360 Tujunga Ave., Studio City, aromacoffeeandtea.com.
Silver Lake’s most fashionably disheveled huddle beneath red umbrellas for the shishito pepper frittata, grilled broccolini and burrata sandwich, and Dungeness crab hash. The $5 endless mimosas keep things lively. » 2442 Hyperion Ave., Silver Lake, barbrix.com.
The classics get elevated on Beverly Boulevard. The grilled chicken salad is an achievement of contrasting textures and tastes, with radicchio, dates, almonds, and a sherry vinaigrette. Simple poached eggs are made complex by summery white beans and squash. Bourbon maple syrup spikes a fat baked pancake. » 8009 Beverly Blvd., Beverly Grove, cookscountyrestaurant.com.
Fronting Manhattan Beach’s main drag, this spot is an ideal setting for a languid weekend meal. Everything on the menu is indulgent: french toast stuffed with ricotta, frittatas served in cast-iron skillets, and cheddar biscuits enriched with whipped maple butter. » 1142 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach, eatmbpost.com.
Superba Snack Bar
The crowd on the sunny tiled patio skews young and coastal chic. Savory brunchers rejoice: The spaghettini—handmade with wakame, an edible seaweed, and sauced with uni, crab, and miso butter—is a marine dream. The smoked bucatini carbo-nara, crowned with a poached egg, offers a true taste of Rome. » 533 Rose Ave., Venice, superbasnackbar.com.