Thursday, May 11, 2023

Let’s Do Brunch: DTLA’s Best Spots to Celebrate Any Occasion

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and what could be more festive than a sumptuous Sunday brunch! In DTLA, you’ll find some delicious dining options, offering everything from creative chef-driven menus to classic breakfasts and American comfort food, served in elegant indoor spaces and lovely outdoor patios. Whether you are celebrating Mother’s Day, the mother figures in your life, a special occasion, or just want to enjoy good food and drinks with friends, brunch is always on offer when you make Circa your home. Check websites for brunch hours. Reservations are highly recommended.

Strada Eateria & Bar brunch near Circa residences in downtown Los Angeles

Strada Eateria & Bar 825 W 9th St. Los Angeles, CA 90015

Situated near Staples Center, Strada Eateria & Bar presents world flavors made with local ingredients, served in their chic indoor dining space or lovely outdoor patio. Every Sunday, Strada is offering Just Jazz Sunday Brunch from noon to 4PM. The menu includes an extensive tapas list, and a selection of Benedicts, omelettes, ceviche, along with cocktails squeezed to order, beer, and wine. Free parking. Reservations are recommended.

Redbird brunch near Circa residences in downtown Los Angeles

Redbird 114 E 2nd St. Los Angeles, CA 90012

Dine on their leafy outdoor patio and indulge in an eclectic menu featuring morning pastries, ricotta blueberry pancakes. tangerine beets, fried egg sandwich, duck confit chilaquiles, and other decadent dishes created by Chef Neal Fraser. Redbird is carved into one of the city’s most historic architectural gems – the former rectory building of Vibiana, cathedral-turned-event-venue. Redbird features Modern American cuisine that is refined yet approachable, and highlights the multi-cultural influences of Fraser’s native city, Los Angeles. Brunch is served Saturdays and Sundays from 10AM to 2PM.

Poppy + Rose brunch near Circa residences in downtown Los Angeles

Poppy + Rose 765 Wall St. Los Angeles, CA 90014

Poppy + Rose is a California-inspired American brunch restaurant located in the Flower District in downtown Los Angeles. Founded in 2014, the restaurant’s husband-wife duo, Chef Michael Reed and Kwini Reed, Poppy + Rose serves seasonal, elevated country kitchen styled comfort food in a relaxed, floral-themed ambiance. With an impressive set of accolades that include “best breakfast in LA,” “best chicken & waffles in LA,” and “best chicken sandwich in LA,” to name a few, Poppy + Rose has quickly become a favorite for breakfast, brunch and lunch for DTLA locals and visitors alike. Open daily from 9 AM to 3 PM.

Blu Jam Cafe brunch near Circa residences in downtown Los Angeles

Blu Jam Cafe 541 S Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90013

Opened in 2006 by Owner/Chef/Sommelier Kamil Majer and business partner David Fris, Blu Jam Cafe has garnered an impressive following, becoming one of the best brunch spots in Los Angeles. Breakfast at Blu Jam Café is a high-flying affair, with a dizzying array of both global and home-style favorites. Some of their notorious crowd pleasers include ratatouille omelette, Croque Madame, blueberry crepes, Czech hash, chilaquiles, and Tuscany breakfast bowl.

Caldo Verde at Downtown LA Proper brunch near Circa residences in downtown Los Angeles

Caldo Verde at Downtown LA Proper 1100 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Celebrate the mother figures in your life with a festive brunch at Caldo Verde, helmed by James Beard Award-winning team Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne. Savor brunch favorites with a twist, such as asparagus + burrata; green shakshuka with salsa verde; lobster chopped salad; prawns + grits; and Johnny Cake Benedict with jamón serrano, poached eggs & Calabrian hollandaise; plus a perfectly-indulgent dessert platter by executive pastry chef Irene Widjaya. 

Rooftop at Wayfarer DTLA brunch near Circa residences in downtown Los Angeles

Rooftop at Wayfarer Hotel DTLA 813 Flower St. Los Angeles, CA 90017

Spend Mother’s Day weekend brunchin’ on the rooftop with stunning views of the LA skyline! Indulge in a pre fixe menu featuring seasonal sips and delicious bites including Mom-Acado Toast, Chicken N Waffles, Crab Cake Benny, and more. If Mother’s Day is not on your radar, The Rooftop Experience brunch is offered every Saturday and Sunday with a seven course menu, featuring exceptional food and beverages showcasing California’s vibrant and seasonal flavors.

Manuela brunch near Circa residences in downtown Los Angeles

Manuela 907 E 3rd St. Los Angeles, CA 90013

Located in the DTLA Arts District, Manuela unites chef, farmer and artist to create an authentic and original dining experience. Under the direction of Executive Chef Kris Tominaga, the menu celebrates seasonal ingredients sourced from the best farms and producers in Southern California. The eclectic brunch menu includes tasty dishes such as Popover Benedict, oasted red bell pepper quiche, English pea toast, hen of the woods mushroom, and black bean chilaquiles.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar brunch near Circa residences in downtown Los Angeles

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar L.A. LIVE 800 W Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90015

Celebrate Mom with a luxe, three-course menu featuring filet mignon and your choice of crab-stuffed shrimp or lobster tail scampi. Order a special sip, such as the Scarlet Clover cocktail, with Gray Whale Gin, Fino Sherry, lemon juice, and strawberry. Founded by two steak connoisseursI in1998,  Flemings is committed to  bringing an unparalleled steak and wine experience. The selection of red, white, and sparkling wines is curated from the best vineyards and crafted by the world’s most talented winemakers, from Napa Valley to Italy and France. 

Morton's The Steakhouse brunch near Circa residences in downtown Los Angeles

Morton’s The Steakhouse 735 S Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90017

Morton’s The Steakhouse is located just four blocks from the Arena and L.A. LIVE, the home of Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Sparks Basketball, Los Angeles Kings Hockey and the Microsoft Theater. Treat your taste buds this Mother’s Day with an opulent blend of Filet Mignon, jumbo lump crab, spices, and silky-smooth béarnaise sauce. This luxurious dish unites land and sea for a truly unforgettable culinary experience. Cap it off with a Radiant Charm cocktail, a unique blend of Ketel One Vodka, Aperol, Monin Strawberry Rose Syrup, and fresh lime juice, topped with Villa Marcello Prosecco and fresh mint.

Photo Credits:

Photo #1: Blu Jam Cafe

Photo #2: Strada Eateria & Bar 

Photo #3: Redbird

Photo #4: Poppy + Rose

Photo #5: Blu Jam Cafe

Photo #6: Caldo Verde at Downtown LA Proper

Photo #7: Rooftop at Wayfarer DTLA

Photo #8: Manuela

Photo #9: Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Photo #10: Morton’s The Steakhouse 

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