5 Hot Brunch Spots in NELA

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Some say there are too many brunch options in LA to choose from. With so many possibilities, how can you know which are the best to try out? Here is a list of 5 brunch spots in Northeast LA definitely worth checking out. Best Brunch Northeast Los Angeles

Red Herring – Eagle Rock

Best Brunch Northeast Los Angeles

A favorite of locals and food-fanatics all over the city, Red Herring has evolved into a staple of the Eagle Rock dining scene. The two-story eatery is owned and operated by husband and wife team Dave and Alexis Woodall. From the second floor, a beautiful view of Eagle Rock can be taken in while enjoying from their extensive brunch menu. Make your visit to Red Herring your weekly cheat day by placing an order of the chicken and waffles. Wash it down with one of the unique cocktails they offer. Two standouts are the Breakfast of Champions  and the ‘Merican Michelada.

Best Brunch Northeast Los Angeles

Red Herring is located at 1661 Colorado Blvd in Eagle Rock

Ostrich Farm – Echo Park

Best Brunch Northeast Los Angeles

A small, unassuming storefront in Echo Park has become one of the best brunch destinations in the whole of Los Angeles. The Ostrich Farm is a cozy, 50-seat restaurant run by husband and wife team Jaime Turrey and Brooke Fruchtman. Ingredients used in their dishes are locally sourced and cooking is done over a wood-fire grill. The menu changes often, resulting in a unique dining experience every visit. Menu options typically range from breakfast plates, bowls and sandwiches. Get there early though, the intimate restaurant fills quickly on weekends.

Best Brunch Northeast Los Angeles

Ostrich Farm is located at 1575 W Sunset Blvd in Echo Park

 

Spoke Bicycle Cafe – FrogtownBest Brunch Northeast Los Angeles

Alongside the LA River bike path in Frogtown lies a little-know secret of Northeast LA. Spoke Bicycle Cafe is a first-of-its-kind bicycle shop and restaurant. Started as strictly a bike repair shop serving refreshments on the weekends, the space has converted into a full service dining experience. There are two breakfast menus, one for savory and one for sweet dishes. Craft beer, wine and morning cocktails are also served. It’s a great place for a family or a group of friends to enjoy a meal in the quiet environment that Frogtown provides. You can even rent a bike at the adjoining shop to enjoy a ride along the river path.

Best Brunch Northeast Los Angeles  Spoke Bicycle Cafe is located at 3050 N Coolidge Ave in Frogtown

The Kitchen – Silver Lake

Best Brunch Northeast Los Angeles

Homegrown restaurants hold a special place in the heart of Angelinos. Since 2000, The Kitchen in Silver Lake has been the quintessential neighborhood staple. Owned and operated by locals, the restaurant specializes in made from scratch, homestyle fare. The homey ambiance creates a warm atmosphere perfect for sharing a conversation with friends among good food. The staff is extremely knowledgeable, with some having worked there for as long as 10 years. The unique and diverse menu has something to offer for people with any size appetite.

Best Brunch Northeast Los Angeles

The Kitchen is located at 4348 Fountain Ave in Silver Lake

 

Kitchen Mouse – Highland Park

Best Brunch Northeast Los Angeles

A favorite of Highland Park residents, Kitchen Mouse has grown to be the premiere vegan brunch destination in the area. The quaint and cozy cafe sits along the much changed Figueroa Street. Offering an array of health-conscious food, the complex flavors of each dish is perfect for vegans while not scaring away even the staunchest of carnivores. Standouts from the menu are the house pancakes and chilaquiles, which can be served with tofu scramble or scrambled eggs on the side. Although they do not serve alcohol, the unlimited Jones coffee on hand will surely keep you satisfied.

Best Brunch Northeast Los Angeles

Kitchen Mouse is located at 5904 N Figueroa St in Highland Park

Andre Karimloo
Staff Writer & Photographer at Happening In NELA | andre@happeninginnela.net

A writer from the Los Angeles area in his 20-somethings. An enjoyer of good conversations, good compositions, and good drinks. Inspired by the the sights, sounds and ideals of a city which embraces cultures of all different mediums.

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