5 Dog-Friendly Brunch Spots in Los Angeles
With plenty of sunshine year-round, Los Angeles is a great city to enjoy an afternoon brunch with your pup. Whether you’re getting a late start to your weekend or in the mood for something good to eat after visiting one of its dog-friendly beaches, these brunch spots are sure to satisfy your hunger while allowing you and your pup to soak up some sunshine.
The Waffle, located right in the middle of Hollywood, is a stylishly modern eatery serving up delicious, sustainable foods that were featured on the Food Network’s “Best Thing I Ever Ate.” Known for its red-velvet waffle, this eatery aptly serves up its namesake in varieties like blueberry-lemon, applewood bacon and chocolate chip. Brunch eaters can also enjoy its egg-scrambles, breakfast burritos or sandwiches.
The Waffle is a huge community supporter, using as many organic and local products as it can, as well as working with the spcaLA. Their love of dogs led them to open up a dog-friendly patio specifically for pet parents to come enjoy food and quality dog time. The Waffle is open from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 7:30 a.m. to 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
Weekend brunch is a must at Grub, a cafe nestled in Hollywood and serving up what CitySearch calls the “best breakfast in Los Angeles.” Its “friggin’ amazing french toast” consists of croissants laced with its cinnamon-vanilla batter and served with syrup, pecans and raspberry butter. Foodies looking for something more savory will enjoy Grub’s offerings of a breakfast burrito stuffed with scrambled eggs, chorizo and melted cheddar or an “ooh la la” egg sandwich made with scrambled eggs, cheese and two slices of “sweet & sassy” bacon sandwiched between two slices of croissant french toast.
As Hawaii A. said on Yelp!: ”Dog friendly! Very high props for places that allow my doggie to join me for a meal. People friendly. Love the cute outdoor seating… Good for Sunday brunch.”
Brunch is served at Grub’s on weekends from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A favorite from our list of L.A.’s dog-friendly coffee shops and centrally located near Griffith Park, Alcove is a great spot to grab brunch after a morning hike with your pooch. Housed in two historic bungalows and with a dog-friendly garden patio, Alcove not only serves hand-roasted coffee, but also teas, artisan baked goods and cocktails. Brunch selections include a shrimp and crab omelette, brioche french toast, crepes, grilled paninis and a great salad selection. Be sure to check their hours before you paw on over to this cafe.
Known as the ultimate sidewalk cafe by the locals, Cafe Midi is a great spot to enjoy authentic French cuisine with your pooch. Brunch highlights include a Peasant Omelette with bacon, brie, caramelized onions, mushrooms and potato Provençal; freshly-made quiche; a selection of more than 40 salads (yes, 40!) and gourmet croques-monsieur. Did we mention that Cafe Midi also serves traditional french tartes and hand-crafted coffees?
More importantly, this sidewalk eatery has dog-friendly seating and waiters that will happily bring out a water bowl to your pooch. It’s also a short distance away from Pan Pacific Park, a great spot to stroll with your pooch if he doesn’t mind being on-leash. Bone Appetite! Cafe Midi is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day except Sundays, when they open at noon.
Serving top-quality sweets made from natural ingredients and artisanal bread baked fresh daily, The Village serves baked goods along with some brunch-time favorites. Enjoy a biscotti, muffin, brioche cinnamon roll or a refreshing sandwich served on their homemade bread.
Kelly Y. on Yelp! had this to say about The Village, “They have inside and outside seating. Customers brought their dogs and sat outside. It was a very homey environment and I would definitely go there again.”
The Village opens at 8 a.m. every day, and closes at 7 p.m. weekends and 4 p.m. weekdays.