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13 Must-Try Vegan Breakfast Spots in Los Angeles

If you’re looking for delicious vegan breakfast or brunch options in LA, you’re in luck! The City of Angeles is one of the most vegan-friendly cities in the US and has plenty of oh, so delicious dishes to get your day started! You won’t have to look too hard in Los Angeles, if you’re in the mood for avocado toast, fluffy pancakes, or a hearty tofu scramble.

But that’s not all!

In some cities, fantastic vegan breakfast options are only available on the weekend (womp, womp), but that’s not the case in LA! You can easily find Belgian waffles and fruit-filled acai bowls, whether it’s a Wednesday or Saturday morning! So, what are you waiting for? Get planning your Los Angeles vegan brunch and breakfast adventure now! 

Vegan Breakfast Menus Are Available All Week at These Los Angeles Spots

You don’t have to wait until the weekend to get a stack of maple syrup-covered pancakes or a loaded breakfast burrito! These Los Angeles spots open early with incredible vegan breakfast menus to make sure you’re properly fueled. 

#1 Café Gratitude 

Locations in Venice, Larchmont, & Newport Beach
Positive mantras aren’t just for repeating in front of a mirror or slapped on a bumper sticker; this vegan spot believes they should be melded into whatever you decide to eat. Whether you’re feeling vivid or renewed, you’ll find the perfect dish to start your day at this boho chic spot.

The veggie-filled menu is packed with flavor and positivity. All week you can pop in here for a sweet dose of I Am Bright (a slice of gluten-free lemon blueberry coffee cake) or count your blessings with I Am Fortunate (house-made mushroom tartine). In addition to those stellar options, you’ll also drool over their special chick’n and waffles, antioxidant-rich blue majik bowl, and much more.

On the weekend, they pull out all of the breakfast stops with an expanded brunch menu — each location has a slightly different menu, so if you want something specific, check before you go.

vegan brunch spread with an acai bowl and waffles at cafe gratitude in LA
Credit: Café Gratitude

#2 The Butcher’s Daughter 

Locations in West Hollywood & Venice
The only thing this laid-back California vegetarian café is butchering is veggies! You can slide into one of their plush booths all week and relax with a Brazilian Blast smoothie (acai, banana, goji berries, local berries, almond milk, and a unique forbidden fruit blend) and a giant lemon lavender waffle covered in coconut whipped cream. Can you think of a better way to start the day?  There’s no shortage of healthy and classic dishes to start your day, and on the weekend, the veggie butchers roll out an expanded vegan brunch menu! 

Butchers Daughter NYC Vegan and Gluten Free Berry Pancakes

#3 Sage Bistro

Locations in Echo Park & Culver City
This is on a mission to do everything it can to support the community and the environment. All the dishes are created with local produce grown on organic, pesticide-free, regenerative farms. Produce is delivered daily to ensure you’re getting the very best! Breakfast and brunch are served here every day from 9 AM – 2 PM, featuring a globally-inspired mix of dishes. You’ll love everything from the savory bean and cheese-covered chilaquiles to the sweet stack of thick-cut chai French toast! 

Important note: In the summer of 2024, Sage will be adding regenerative animal protein to its menu and will no longer be fully vegan.

vegan chilaquiles and pancakes at sage plant based bistro in LA

#4 Margot’s Plant-Based Santa Monica

1534 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403
A few blocks from the Santa Monica beach is this casual vegan spot that believes bottomless mimosas aren’t just for Saturdays! Whether you saunter here at 11 AM on a Thursday or 9:30 AM on a Sunday, you’ll be delighted with their vegan breakfast and brunch eats lineup.

Their menu features an irresistible mix of classic breakfast favorites, all veganized. From jumbo French toast sticks made with custard-soaked brioche to a savory breakfast pizza topped with cashew mozzarella, eggs, and sausage — you’ve got a challenging decision! No judgment if you decide to get multiple items!

a plate of vegan pancakes topped with berries and syrup for vegan brunch at margots in LA
Credit: Margot’s Plant-Based Santa Monica

#5 Chaumont Vegan 

Locations in Beverly Hills & Santa Monica
Ooh, la, la! This French patisserie is famous for its perfectly golden, light, and flaky pastries, but its menu doesn’t stop there! In the morning, you can start with one of their gorgeous croissants, either plain or sandwiched with egg and cheese, but if that doesn’t tickle your fancy, there’s more!

In addition to a never-ending selection of jaw-dropping pastries, you can start your day with avocado toast on house-made bread, topped with lemon or a bowl of their house-made granola with coconut yogurt, blood orange, strawberry jam, and poached pear. This is definitely one of the best spots for vegan breakfast in Los Angeles — whatever you choose, it will be, oh, so Instagram-worthy! 

#6 Kitchen Mouse LA

5904 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90042
This sweet little mint green vegetarian café is loaded with terrific vegan and gluten-free options to help you get moving in the morning. If you’re on the run, this is a great place to stop and grab a golden sausage, egg, and cheese croissant sandwich or a house-made everything bagel schmeared with their special cashew cream cheese!

two vegan croissants next to an oatmilk latte sitting on pink napkins at kitchen mouse in LA
Credit: Kitchen Mouse

#7 The Vegan Joint 

Locations in Culver City, Woodland Hills, & Downtown LA
Want to create your own egg-less omelet or get a spicy kick (it will help kick off your day!) from a plate of seasoned breakfast potatoes? Well, you can do that and more at this fast-casual vegan junk food spot! All week long, this fantastic spot is cooking up everyone’s favorite breakfast dishes — chocolate chip pancakes, loaded breakfast burritos, and much more. 

a vegan omelet with grilled veggies and toast on a white plate at the vegan joint in LA
Credit: The Vegan Joint

#8 Green Leaves Vegan

1769 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Pancake lovers, you’ve got to come here! This vegan Thai restaurant is on a mission to hold the prize for the best vegan pancakes in LA, and there’s only one way to vote! Their pancake lineup includes their signature plain fluffy cakes served with sweet green tea-infused syrup, along with tropical pancakes, banana pancakes, and even chick’n and pancakes! If pancakes aren’t your thing, no worries; they’ve got loaded breakfast burritos and savory scrambles that will hit the spot. 

vegan breakfast burrito cut in half and sitting on a white and red checker napkin at green leave vegan in LA
Credit: Green Leaves Vegan

#9 Glowing Plant-Based Eatery

1557 Echo Park Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Get your vegan glow on at this laid back veggie eatery that prides itself on creating dishes that are healthy and delicious. In the morning, you can get your glow going with a fruit topped acai bowl, avocado toast, or hearty, protein packed peanut butter oatmeal bowl. If you’re more of a morning smoothie (or juice) enthusiast, no worries, they’ve got plenty! You’ll find just about every fruity and veggie concoction under the sun — The Green Devotion, Medi-Date, The Alkalizer, and many more!

vegan green juice in a glass cup held in front of the sign for glowing plant based eatery in LA
Credit: Glowing Plant-Based Eatery

#10 The Moody Vegan

5101 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
This sweet spot is well known for its thick and creamy milkshakes but it also has a stellar lineup of breakfast faves to start the day! Everyday, you can pop in here for the cutest mini waffles topped with sweet maple syrup, savory breakfast tacos, or an irresistible egg and cheese croissant! While the milkshakes are delicious, it might be a little too sweet at 8AM, instead opt for one of their berry-filled smoothies like the Blueberry Blvd. or Buzzed Banana (if you’re a coffee fan, you’ll love it).

Weekend Vegan Brunch Spots in Los Angeles

Set your alarm because you won’t want to miss the mouthwatering vegan brunch menus that these Los Angeles spots pull out on the weekend! 

#11 Gracias Madre

8905 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069
This contemporary Mexican-inspired spot is equal parts chic and downright delicious! On the weekend, they roll out a special brunch menu featuring a tantalizing mix of savory and sweet breakfast favorites with some Mexican inspiration. Savory fans shouldn’t miss their house-made Huevos Rancheros topped with a flavor-packed tofu scramble and spicy habanero salsa. If your tastebuds would rather take the sweet route, no worries; there are plenty of fantastic options — house-made crepes, cornbread muffins, oat pancakes, and much more. 

a stack of golden vegan french toast covered in fruit on a white plate at gracias madre in la
Credit: Gracias Madre

#12 Crossroads Kitchen

8284 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
If you’re looking for a special spot for a weekend vegan brunch outing in Los Angeles, look no further than Crossroads! This sophisticated restaurant has a creative lineup of brunchy eats that will please even the pickiest of palates! For a unique veganized twist on a classic breakfast dish, check out their savory Crossroad Benedict, topped with a creamy hollandaise. And, if you’re dining with a group, there’s nothing more perfect for your table than a tower of bagels complete with a variety of cream cheese spreads, smoked carrot lox, smoked whitefish (hearts of palm), and much more. They also have a location in Las Vegas that has brunch too!

vegan brunch spread with two tall cocktails in the middle of the table at crossroads in LA
Credit: Crossroads Kitchen

#13 Pura Vita

8274 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046
Mama mia! Once you see what this Italian hot spot is cooking up for brunch, I guarantee you’ll set your alarm so you don’t miss it! They’ve taken everyone’s favorite breakfast dishes and amped them up — there’s nowhere else quite like it. Pancake lovers will have a hard time deciding between their almond ricotta pancakes topped with blueberry compote or Nutella pancakes topped with strawberries and powdered sugar! If that’s too sweet for you, you’d love their Queen Cornetto (a golden croissant stuffed with tofu egg, shitake bacon, cashew mozzarella, cashew aioli, and more)! What’s even better, many of their items are gluten-free friendly!

a stack of vegan pancakes topped with syrup and strawberries at pura vita in LA
Credit: Pura Vita

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