Aside from our usual irreverence on the SBP team, we do, in fact, take some things seriously—real estate, philanthropy, tacos, tequila and, last but not least, breakfast (among a few others). And because our team is chasing listings and closing deals from Beverly Hills to Malibu and beyond, we’ve already completed the necessary research to bring you our favorite breakfast joints by neighborhood. So the next time you’re wildly hangry on the 405, make a pit stop and grab a bite at one of our top morning spots. You can thank us later.
With our office on San Vicente, we know Brentwood breakfast joints like the back of our hand. Lazy Daisy Cafe is a long-standing favorites=, offering organic, healthy bites to fuel our jam-packed days, while New York Bagel gives us our necessary carbo fix every now and then (aka 2-3x / week).
F. Ron Smith Approved: Scooped pumpernickel bagel with lox, eggs and onion from New York Bagel.
Whenever we’re starting our day in Santa Monica, breakfast at Snug Harbor is a total must. The homey diner dishes out a killer “Snug Favorites,” from biscuits and gravy to lox benedict, and you’re hankering for something sweet? They have the best red velvet pancakes in town.
David Berg Approved: The Sunrise Burrito, which comes loaded with steak, eggs, salsa, avocado and cheddar.
Early mornings in Venice are best spent at Gjusta. The all-day cafe has an extensive menu that’ll give you serious order regret, but you can’t go wrong with anything—especially the classic egg sandwich or loaded bagel with lox. Just remember to snag a baklava croissant or sticky bun on your way out.
Sewit Eshetu Approved: Charmoulah Baked Egg with pomodoro sauce, red charmoulah, cream, parsley and eggs.
Cafe Vida is a Pacific Palisades staple that offers plenty of healthy breakfast options that don’t skimp on taste. That’s not to say their pancakes aren’t totally melt-in-your-mouth, though. Plus, it’s in a super convenient locale nearby our many Pacific Palisades listings.
Nathan Stadler Approved: Breakfast Quesadilla with scrambled eggs, turkey bacon, cheddar, guac and more.
Porta Via has the best huevos rancheros in Los Angeles, hands down—and the SBP team would know, because we’ve tried them all. If huevos aren’t your thing, though, their poached eggs on ciabatta with prosciutto are just as epic.
Robert Morton Approved: Huevos Rancheros with crispy tortillas, two eggs over easy and the works—black bean purée, cheddar, salsa and avo.
Malibu Farm might not be a hole in the wall, but that doesn’t mean their breakfast isn’t some sort of hidden treasure. Before kicking off a day of open houses, we’ll sit down to one of their healthy-ish dishes while watching locals catch some swells below.
Courtney Welsh Approved: Kale, ricotta, spinach scramble with bacon and toast.
Our Westwood go-to is, and always will be, Clementine—a quaint, cozy cafe and bakery that’s serving up classic breakfast favorites. But if we’re in a big rush? You can find us picking up donuts at Stan’s, a Westwood Village institution.
Yvette Lopez Approved: Scramble #2 from Clementine with chorizo, pimenton-roasted sweet peppers and queso mahón.
We’re all about tradition on the SBP team, and John O’Groats has been killing the game for 33 years. The old school diner has a funky Scottish twist, yet they’re cooking up a wide array of flavorful favorites, including their signature and utterly epic biscuits.
Brandon Smith Approved: Señor Donn’s Latino Heat burrito with spicy turkey sausage, cheddar, jalapeños, sour cream, salsa and avo.
If we’re looking to class up breakfast a bit, SBP will snag a seat at Cecconi’s. The super chic Italian joint has mostly simple, clean food, but the polenta, poached eggs and black truffle dish will blow your socks off. If we’re grabbing a quick bite, though, we’ll head to Dialog Cafe.
Hannah Pilkington Approved: Dialog breakfast burrito with soft scrambled eggs, kielbasa sausage, cheddar, hash browns and spicy homemade ketchup.
When we’re braving rush hour to DTLA in the mornings, you best believe we’re grabbing food at Blu Jam Café to reward ourselves. The downtown gem has an all-day breakfast menu (booyah!) that never disappoints—nor does the decor, complete with photos of blues and jazz legends.
Trevor Edmond Approved: Chilaquiles with house made corn chips, scrambled eggs, braised chicken and the works (black beans, onions, cheddar cheese, pico de gallo, sour cream, etc).
When it comes to the gourmet brunch game, no one does it better than Salt’s Cure in Hollywood. High-end butchery by night, perfect hangover remedy come morning. Let’s put it this way—there’s nothing their thick-cut bacon can’t fix.
Rick Torres Approved: Oatmeal griddle cakes with cinnamon molasses butter.