Food & Wine

Poolside Brunch

 

Cabana at Mr. C
Cabana at Mr. C

Enjoying a poolside brunch is a rite de passage in Los Angeles. We enjoy lazy Sundays devoted to the ingestion of vast amounts of calories while sipping on delicious cocktails and basking in the California sun. There are many places to go for a great Sunday brunch, and we have here some favorites to share with you.

Mr. C Yacht Club Brunch

The consummate hosts have done it again with a Sunday brunch pool party featuring exquisite cocktails, groovy tunes and delicious bites. With D.J.’s such as Beefowl, Bobby French and Devin Lucien, Mr. C Yacht Club Brunch brings the party back to life under the bright sun of Beverly Hills. Hipsters and Europeans converge to offer plenty of fascinating people watching. And, if you need a new outfit to fit in with the scene, then there’s a pop up shop featuring designs curated by Shay Todd. Loved the bikinis.

The food is delicious but our favorite part of Mr. C Yacht Club Brunch is the cocktails. The proprietors of Mr. C — Ignazio and Maggio Cipriani — are fourth generation members of the family that actually invented the Bellini. Their grandfather, Giuseppe Cipriani, invented the Bellini at his bar, Harry’s, in Venice, Italy. Since this is a family tradition, you’ll want to ease into your Sunday with a pitcher of Bellinis.

The brunch menu is a mix of healthy and hearty, including eggs benedict with smoked salmon, Venetian frittata and tuna tartar.

Fig Restaurant taco bar
Fig Restaurant taco bar

Fig Restaurant

Fig Restaurant, located in the blissful, pool area of the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica is known for their Sunday brunch where guests enjoy a $3 taco bar as well as Kegs & Eggs. In addition to heartier fare, Fig also offers some of the healthiest breakfast options in town by using 90% local and organic ingredients. Los Angeles native, Chef Ray Garcia, lists the fruits and vegetables that are in peak season on the menu to help us understand what we should be eating according to the season.

Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica poolside cocktail cart
Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica poolside cocktail cart

Everything on the menu at Fig is bursting with flavor — even the egg white, broccoli frittata. If you feel like pairing spicy Bloody Marys with the taco bar or prefer unique twists on traditional breakfast favorites like the bacon waffle á la mode which features Trockenbeerenauslese syrup and bacon ice-cream, there’s something for everyone. After brunch, toddle on over to the Miramar Pool Club for a hand crafted cocktail from their poolside cocktail cart service. The afternoons are filled with locals enjoying the final hours of the weekend.

Poolside Brunch Guide

Mr. C Yacht Club
Sunday 12PM – 5PM
Reservations Required
cabana@mrchotels.com

Fig Restaurant &
Miramar Pool Club
Sunday
Brunch served 11AM – 2PM
310-576-7777

The Roof on Wilshire
Saturday & Sunday
Brunch served 11AM – 3PM
323-852-6002

Poolside at Viceroy
Saturday & Sunday
Brunch served 11AM – 2PM
310-260-7507

Hotel Shangra-La
Saturday & Sunday
Brunch served 9AM – 3PM
310-394-2791

Beverly Hills Hotel, The Cabana Cafe
Winter Hours 10AM – 5PM
Breakfast and Lunch served all day
310-276-2251

Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills
Saturday & Sunday
Brunch served 11AM – 4PM
310-277-5221

Sunset Tower Hotel
Saturday & Sunday
Brunch served 11AM – 3PM
323-654-7100

The London Hotel
Saturday & Sunday
Brunch served 11AM – 4PM
310-854-1111

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