Vibrant and diverse, Los Angeles offers fun and glamour from morning to late night. To kick-start any great day there is really only one given option: an LA rooftop brunch!
Elevated above it all, you can enjoy the California sun while munching on the best of food and drinks. And then some more food and drinks. Brunch with a view is a win-win in all ways possible.
To help you out we have put together the ultimate guide to the best spots for a rooftop brunch Los Angeles. From Santa Monica to Beverly Hills and Downtown LA. Looking for a brunch with ocean views or skyline Mimosa Flights? We got you covered.
Here's our list of the best rooftop brunch Los Angeles
To experience the 'Joie de Vivre', and travel from the heart of Santa Monica to the French Riviera, head up to LouLou Rooftop Restaurant & Lounge.
Surrounded with amazing ocean views, the bright, lush and natural rooftop blends light wood tables, comfy lounge sofas, potted greenery and delicate materials, creating an exquisite Mediterranean setting.
Offering an unparalleled and quintessential French and Californian dining experience daily from noon to late night, LouLou also invites to a special weekend brunch.
The 'Pardon My French Brunch' is served every Saturday and Sunday starting at 11.30am, and apart from a special buffet, it also includes DJs and live performances.
The buffet brunch menu features everything from different eggs, bread and a cold station with avocado toast & shrimp ceviche, to pizzas, beef sliders, primavera pasta and desserts.
Complemented with one-of-a-kind cocktails, champagne and a vibrant atmosphere, it's hard to find a better way to kick off a weekend in LA.
Saturday & Sunday: 11.30am - 3.30pm
Located on top of Eataly at the Century City Westfield Mall, Terra is a rooftop bar, restaurant and lounge, bringing a large slice of the Italian countryside to Los Angeles.
Centered around the wood-burning grill, the alfresco rooftop garden and an outdoor bar is lush, charming and bright, surrounded with panoramic views over the surroundings and the Hollywood Hills.
Terra serves refreshing botanical cocktails, premium Italian wines, crafted brews and Italian flavours daily, including a lovely weekend rooftop brunch.
Called 'Brunch all’Italiana', the weekend brunch menu features late-morning classics with an Italian twist.
Made with fresh, local and Italian ingredients and prepared over an open-flame, here you can enjoy an á la carte menu with everything from Prosciutto Cotto Benedict to Crostone di Avocado, as well as plenty of the breakfast classics.
Like any real brunch, the food is complemented with a menu of classic brunch cocktails, botanical gin & tonics, and regional Italian wine to pair with the most imprtant meal of the day.
Saturday & Sunday: 10.30am - 3pm
Towering with the DTLA skyscrapers, the urban rooftop at the modern The Wayfarer DTLA comes with plenty of comfy lounge spots, where you can warm up by the fire pit or cool off by the water, while taking in the majestic view over the LA skyline.
A great venue to sip, eat and chill with friends and family both day and night, enjoying contemporary American small bites and mains, as well as Tiki classics and house libations.
But, the very best time to visit The Rooftop at The Wayfarer DTLA might be for the fantastic weekend brunch.
Served every Saturday and Sunday, it is modestly branded as 'where rooftop brunch dreams come true'. And given what is on offer, this might very well be true.
Fusing delicious culture, local fare, and a touch of nostalgia, the brunch menu includes a wide range of dishes created by Executive Chef Collin Smelser. There are á la carte options, like 'Rooftop Granola' and 'Avocado Toast', but the real treat is the 10-course executive chef brunch menu. At $69 per person, this culinary experience will keep you going well into the night.
Complementing the food, there is everything from traditional tiki cocktails to Rainbow Mimosa Flights, as well as a selection of 'Liquid Breakfast' options. Try the 'Pillow Talk', made with Wheatly Vodka, Mr. Black Espresso Liqueur, cacao, demerara, vanilla and egg white.
THE ROOFTOP AT THE WAYFARER
Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 3pm
Perched on top of the lovely Hotel Erwin, High Rooftop Lounge is the only rooftop bar in Venice.
Surrounded with amazing views over the Pacific Ocean and Venice Beach, the rooftop feels a lot like a continuing of the beach below, with plenty of comfy lounge sofas and large umbrellas.
A perfect spot for relaxing specialty cocktails and Californian beers in the sun, magical sunsets or vibrant nights with live DJs. And also, one of the top spots for a Los Angeles rooftop brunch.
Served every weekend from 11am to 3pm, the High Rooftop Lounge menu is filled with dishes created by Executive Chef Mason Royal.
Here you find the more 'regular', like Avocado Toast, Venice Hotcakes (pancakes) and Morning Parfait, as well as a selection of Venice Way Pizza, Grilled Rock Fish Tacos and the Brakfast Smash Burger.
The drink options range from locally sourced juices and French pressed coffee, as well as a selection of brunch cocktails and a full bar available on request.
Live DJs will keep the early day vibes on top, and escort you down to the beach with all the right feels.
Covering the entire top floor of the posh Dream Hollywood, The Highlight Room sure has plenty of rooftop fun to offer.
Here you find one of the best LA rooftop pools, a vibrant rooftop lounge, and a stylish grill restaurant, all surrounded with amazing panoramic views over Hollywood and the Los Angeles skyline.
The elegant and lush Highlight Room Grill serves signature drinks and freshly prepared Californian fare, perfect for anything for a business lunch, after-work drinks, or a weekend rooftop brunch.
Served from 11am to 5pm every Saturday and Sunday, The Highlight Room brunch menu includes highlights like Avocado Toast and Margherita Flatbread, along with salads and plenty of large plates. Try the Farmers Market Hash, Citrus Pancake or build your own omelet.
Complemented with a full bar and brunchy cocktails, a Hollywood and Los Angeles rooftop brunch does not get much more stylish. Reservations are highly recommended.
THE HIGHLIGHT ROOM
Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 5pm
Perch is a French-inspired rooftop bistro, located in downtown LA, surrounded with a magical view of Los Angeles skyscrapers and skyline.
Covering two floors, the rooftop holds a restaurant, bar and lounge on the 15th floor, with both indoor and outdoor seating, as well as an open-air rooftop terrace up on 16th floor.
High above DTLA you can enjoy French-inspired dinners and Parisian-inspired cocktails, live entertainment and a weekend rooftop brunch.
Served on the 15th floor from 10am to 4pm, and on the 16th floor from 12 noon to 4pm, the Perch filling á la carte brunch menu includes hors d'oeuvres, fresh seasonal oysters, salads, omelettes and entrees. There is also a 3-course Prix Fixe menu at $40 per person.
To go with all the food, there are glasses and bottles of bubbles, seasonal fruit sangria, Bellini, Mimosa and plenty of other refreshing drinks, and usually also Brunch Live Music creating a lovely atmosphere.
Saturday & Sunday: 15th floor, 10am - 4pm | 16th floor, 12 noon - 4pm
Perched on top of the luxurious Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, The Rooftop by JG offers a stylish and garden-like rooftop setting, with panoramic views over Beverly Hills, Hollywood and the LA skyline.
Here you can enjoy fine and crafted signature cocktails, craft brews, sparkling and winesm along with contemporary American and Asian dishes from chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, served daily as lunch and dinner, and on weekends also as rooftop brunch.
The extensive brunch menu comes with plenty of signature plates, from Chia Bowl, Eggs Benedict and Avocado Toast, to the more filling Lobster Burger and Steak Sandwich.
There is also a wide range of tasty cocktails, and you can satisfy your sweet tooth with the Buttermilk Pancakes served with fresh berries or other items from the dessert menu.
With a stylish and lux setting, The Rooftop by JG is a great LA brunch spot to celebrate a special occasion or to really impress a date.
THE ROOFTOP BY JG
Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 3pm
Found at the top of the Platform shopping mall in Culver City, the beautiful Margot Los Angeles offers an elevated and Mediterranean-inspired dining and drinking experience.
With seating both inside the glassed-in atrium and out on the heated terrace, the boho-chic and lush rooftop comes surrounded with fantastic 360-degree views over the surroundings.
Here you can enjoy regional wines, craft cocktails and a market-driven menu inspired by coastal Mediterranean cuisine, with plenty of vegan options.
Serving dinner daily, Margot also offers a lunch/brunch menu from Wednesday to Saturday. Or rather two menu's, as the 'regular' one is complemented with a vegan one.
The brunch menu comes with small plates, like marinated olives, tomato bisque and citrus & endive salad, an larger options, like porchetta benedict, black truffle soft scramble, oatmeal pancakes and avocado toast.
Charmingly elegant, Margot is a popular venue, and for a weekend rooftop brunch reservations are recommended.
Wednesday - Sunday: 11am - 3pm
Harriet's Rooftop is a modern, old-fashioned rooftop cocktail lounge, found on Sunset Boulevard, on top of the 1 Hotel West Hollywood.
Open nightly all week for crafted signature cocktails, dinner and vibrant lounge vibes, weekends also means rooftop brunch.
Available until 4pm both Saturday and Sunday, the Harriet's brunch menu includes a nice selection of both hot and cold dishes.
On the cold side, you find cheese, charcuterie and meeze platters, yougurt parfait and arugula, while the hot side holds breakfast burrito, squash blossom omelet, skewers, burgers and mahi mahi fish tacos.
Complemented with top-class cocktails, this is truly an elevated weekend escape above it all.
Saturday & Sunday: 12 noon - 4pm
Located in downtown Santa Monica, Élephante Beach House is a prime option if you want to leave LA for a bit, and elevate yourself to the Mediterranean.
Buzzing, stylish and chic, here you are surrounded with natural wood and stone, design pieces from Northern Africa and Southern Italy, all with the Pacific Ocean as backdrop.
Open daily, from morning to late night, the rooftop menu focuses on light coastal Italian dishes, as well as cocktails inspired by the flavors of Italy.
To enjoy an LA rooftop brunch at Élephante, you don't have to wait for the weekend, as the brunch menu is served all week long.
Filled with everything from prosciutto scramble, ricotta hotcakes, breakfast pizza, pasta and filling mains, you have every chance to start the day stuffed with Italian goodies.
Brunch cocktails, like Mimosa and Bloody Mary, punch bowls and a large selection of wines will keep you an your crew happy in the trendy, yet chill-out and fun atsmophere.
Monday - Thursday: from 10am | Friday - Sunday: from 9am
Perched above the buzzing streets of the West Hollywood design district, Catch LA is a stylish venue to enjoy breathtaking views of downtown LA and the Hollywood Hills.
This globally influenced seafood restaurant and retractable rooftop blends seafood with sushi and Asian influences, in a shareable style of service.
Open daily for elevated dinners, Catch also offers a top-class Los Angeles rooftop brunch every weekend.
The large brunch menu is divided into Cold, Greens, Rolled, Grains, Catch Classics, Sweets, Eggs, Buns and From The Sea. So basically, there should absolutely be something for everyone.
The drink selection is just about as large, from brunch cocktails to rosé, beer, sparkling and non-alcoholic cocktails.
Elegant and trendy, reservations for the brunch at Catch is recommended, and remeber that the dress code is smart casual.
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