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Eight L.A. brunch recommendations

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Almost 120 years ago the term ‘brunch’ appeared in print for the first time in the United States. Since then, Americans cannot get enough of this meal we call "brunch" in which it is socially acceptable to wake up past 10 a.m. and still make it on time to eat breakfast up until 3 p.m.

Whether it’s recovery from that late night out on the town the night before, or looking for a fun and enticing way to get the family together, Sunday brunch has become one of Angelenos' favorite hobbies. Not only do the latest and greatest brunch spots have some of the most flavor-filled and all around delicious plates, but they also have some of the most photogenic and aesthetically pleasing spots that LA has to offer. Whether you’re out and about trying to fill up that insta-feed with color, glitz and glam, or just looking for a tasty meal to share with family and friends, brunch has something to offer for all.

However, picking where to brunch from the endless array of options within the lavish land of Los Angeles, California, can put a person in a bit of a pickle. Yelp and Zagat can be helpful, but even then there is nothing more trustworthy than a one-on-one personal opinion. But have no fear, our fellow lions are here to help.

Some students have turned brunching into less of a pastime and more of a sport. They have even gone as far as to create Instagram pages and blogs that capture their brunching experience on another level. Here are some of their recent posts:

I went around and collected some of these avid brunchies' favorite places to compile them into a list of top 8 brunch spots for LMU students to pick from — these were the results:

8. The Griddle

The Griddle is home to one of Hollywood Hill’s largest and yummiest pancakes. Served with 100 percent pure maple syrup from Vermont and over 16 gigantic pancake styles to choose from, The Griddle will leave your tummy sizzling with the desire to try more and is located on 7916 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046.

7. Perch

Perch L.A. is located at 448 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90013 and is a french inspired cuisine. In addition to its delicious Sunday brunches, Perch is without a doubt definitely one of L.A.’s top photographed spots. Perch offers an elevated resting place that allows its customers to enjoy their tasty french toast and eggs Benedict while engaging within the ambiance of some of L.A.’s most beautiful skyscrapers and all around architecture.

6. Nobu

Nobu is a Japanese fusion restaurant with over 20 years of experience and over 30 locations around the world. The Nobu Malibu is the birthplace of all Nobu's and is rated overall excellent on TripAdvisor and by LMU students. However, if you are not a seafood fan then the Nobu is probably not your spot. Some of its top dishes are tuna tacos, black cod and its out of this world sushi. The Nobu is highly recognized for its unreal panoramic view and although pricey, definitely worth it to pay a visit. Nobu is located on 22706 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265.

5. Neck of the Woods

Neck of the Woods also happens to be a highly liked brunch spot here on LMU’s campus. It is home to an extensive drink selection, including the oat milk latte, which seems to be a lion favorite. This is also definitely another photogenic spot for fellow photo hunters. Neck of the Woods is located at 11725 Barrington Ct. Los Angeles, CA 90049 Brentwood.

4. The Wood

The Wood is a casual hub and patio for those students looking for a hearty, flavor-filled meal. It provides a home-y ambiance with great food and even greater prices. From brunch to a burger, The Wood has an exquisite menu to pick from with some even more exquisite flavors. The Wood is located at 12000 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

3. The Butcher, the Baker & the Cappuccino Maker

The Butcher, the Baker & the Cappuccino Maker (BBCM) offers seasonal, local, farm-fresh ingredients in all their dishes as well as an array of coffee selections. BBCM is a modern California Cuisine with European influences, and offers one of the most fashionable sceneries to sit and enjoy, both inside the restaurant and the patio area. If, and when, you visit BBCM, make sure to order a fan favorite, otherwise known as the BBCM Colorburst latte. It will not disappoint either of your senses (sight and taste). The Butcher, the Baker & the Cappuccino Maker is located at 8653 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069.

2. The Coffee Company

The Coffee Company is one of my personal favorites. The Coffee Company serves a wide variety of breakfast foods, with over 20 sides to choose from and a cosy cute environment to enjoy, both inside and outside. And who knows, you may even be lucky enough to spot a star. It is also located really close to LMU’s campus, at 3906, 8751 La Tijera Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

1. 26 Beach

26 Beach was definitely a popular response amongst LMU students. With 19 different variations of french toast to choose from on the menu and less than eight miles away from campus at 3100 Washington Blvd, Venice, CA 90292, lions cannot get enough of this flavor-filled extravaganza.

This is the opinion of Caroline Iglesias, a sophomore communications studies and political science major from Riverside, CA. Tweet comments to @urban_cuban or email comments to

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