There are few rituals of great importance to gay men with culture and refinement than a fantastic brunch. So where do some gentlemen go for an impeccably executed, not-too-early morning meal in Los
Angeles? Here are three favorites.
921 Meridian Avenue, South Pasadena
From kisses to ticklers, anything is enhanced when preceded by the word “French”, and brunch is no
different. Nicole’s has an excellent selection of sandwiches, breakfast entrées, and — of greatest
importance — freshly baked pastries and desserts. If Nicole herself is around, she’ll even torch your crème
brûlée right before your very eyes, a touch that is probably as close to the textbook definition of “class” as
you can get.
Valerie Echo Park
1665 Echo Park Avenue, Los Angeles
While it is an entirely legal move to immediately pounce on what’s stocked in the dessert and pastry
cases, you’d truly be missing out bypassing the menu of tartines, salads, sandwiches, and other delights
that make for the not-too-filling-but-fulfilled, quintessential Angelino brunching experience.
1802 N.Vermont Ave , Los Angeles , 90027 Los Feliz
Coffee and tea? Check.
Heavily armed dessert and pastry case? Check.
The backdrop for a Louis Vuitton Campaign featuring Madonna?
Only in Los Angeles.
Style aside, the Figaro Bistro definitely has the
palette-pleasing substance to be listed as one of LA’s truly superb spots to brunch.