Brunch has long been a weekend standard for many LA locals, being the perfect leisurely meal option to start a weekend day as well as a fun time for enjoying midday drinks. Whatever the motives behind brunching, there are plenty of places to enjoy unique brunch options. Tart Located inisde the Farmer’s Daughter hotel on Fairfax, the majority of seating at Tart is on the outdoor patio. The eclectic savory includes fried chicken and waffles with tobacco-maple butter, crab cakes egg benedict, smoked trout deviled eggs and beer braised shrimp and grits. Bottomless mimosas are $15 and they also have boozy punch bowls called the “Blackballer” for extra boozy brunch groups. Fig Santa Monica’s Fig at the Fairmont Miramar hotel is big on using regional farm-to-table ingredients. The popular brunch menu includes a bacon waffle a la mode (with bacon ice cream), huevos rancheros with queso fresco, biscuits and gravy and a taco bar with eight different options of $3 tacos. On the drinks side, the Kegs and Eggs option provides endless draft beer with any brunch food item, which is a fun twist, but they also have unique cocktails like the Holy Guac-a Mary which is all your tequila and avocado dreams in one spicy drink. Sonoma Wine Garden Brunching on the outdoor rooftop at Sonoma Wine Garden feels like an escape high above the Santa Monica Place mall. The seating area has comfy couches as well as standard tables and is good for any sized group. They have weekend brunch deals for $31 where you choose food from a limited menu and get unlimited mimosas or Bellini’s. Food options include Brioche French toast with fruit, a salmon benedict with avocado basil mousse and hollandaise sauce, or a garden frittata with goat cheese. The Waffle True to it’s name, Hollywood’s The Waffle is he place to go for brunch worthy waffles. Sweet options include the red velvet waffle and the sticky bun waffle, while savory items include the hearty jalapeno, cheddar and cornmeal option. Waffle flights with a side of bacon are an option when you just can’t decide and need to try three at once. The Waffle feels like a traditional diner and bottomless mimosas for $12 served in mason jars for a little country flare. Bottega Louie This downtown spot is known for its tasty variety of macarons, but it also has an extensive sit-down brunch menu. The vibe is upscale and fancy in a historical building built in 1912, but welcoming and high energy at the same time. The weekend brunch menu includes a lobster hash, Salmon Millefeuille made with a puff pastry and crème fraiche, lemon ricotta pancakes with blueberry syrup and a ham and gruyere quiche. Drink options include carrot juice, peach puree Bellini’s, Italian sodas, and a variety of beers. Dessert is not to be missed from the bakery when there are options like tiramisu, gelato, beignets, and of course multiple flavors of macarons. Blu Jam Melrose Avenue is lined with brunch spots but Blu Jam is one of it’s most popular. The wait can sometimes hit the two-hour mark at peak times, a testimony to the quality of the food offered inside. Popular choices include the Crunchy French Toast with a vanilla bean dipping sauce, the Mazatlan Shrimp Scramble with jalapenos and mozzarella, or a breakfast style burger with a fried egg on the patty. Blu Jam also offers a variety of gluten free, vegan, and vegetarian options. Facebook Tweet Linkedin Pinterest Google + Interested in becoming a Contributor?