Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so what better way to spend Saturday mornings than at one of LA’s best breakfast restaurants for families? These kid-friendly spots have something for everyone, from classic American breakfast fare to brunch on the beach.
Kid-Friendly Breakfast Restaurants in LA
After a long week, regroup as a family and start your weekend off with a delicious family breakfast or brunch. Los Angeles is home to some amazing breakfast restaurants, and while the days of bottomless mimosas may have gone away when you became a parent, there are plenty of unique spots the whole family can enjoy. Here are our top picks for breakfast and brunch in Los Angeles:
The Griddle Café serves up some of the best pancakes in town, along with breakfast burritos, egg dishes, and more. Kids will love the Black Magic pancakes filled with crushed Oreos and topped with whipped cream Oreo cookie pieces.
1999 N Sycamore Ave, Hollywood
Serving up some of the best breakfast eats in LA since 1982, Eat’n Park is a must-try. Kids of all ages will go bananas for their famous breakfast cereal-topped waffles. The incredible menu includes eggs, french toast, scrambles, breakfast sandwiches, omelets, pancakes, and more. With heaping portions and too many tempting choices, this is definitely a place you’ll want to order to share.
2517 W Victory Blvd, Burbank
With a combination of breakfast and lunch, Poppy + Rose is the perfect brunch date location. You can’t go wrong with anything on their menu, but if you want to spice things up, try their signature “Poppy + Rose” Chicken & Waffle Sandwich, served club-style over tender biscuits and topped off with beautifully crisp waffles! Not only do they have delicious creations for adults, but if you’re looking for a family-friendly brunch spot, there’s plenty for kids to choose from, like pancakes, waffles, and bagels.
765 Wall St, DTLA
Cafe Gratitude is a breakfast and lunch spot focusing on healthy, plant-based dishes. Offering breakfast items like oatmeal, breakfast burritos, scrambles, and lunch items like sandwiches, salads, and bowls. With a whole menu dedicated to kids, this place is the perfect breakfast restaurant for families looking for a healthy meal. From gluten-free pancakes for kids to mac & cheese, you won’t have to worry about that selective eater.
Multiple locations in Venice, Larchmont, and Downtown LA.
Looking for the best breakfast with kids? Blu Jam Cafe is all about breakfast comfort food, from breakfast sandwiches to waffles and one of the best French toasts in town. Kids of all ages will find something yummy to eat on their menu. With multiple locations across Los Angeles, there’s sure to be one close to your neighborhood for a relaxing weekend morning.
Multiple locations in Hollywood, Downtown LA, Atwater Village, Woodland Hills, Brentwood, Sherman Oaks, Tarzana
This hip Silver Lake spot is all about cozy dining with comfort eats. All Day Baby has an impressive breakfast menu, with items like fluffy pancakes, breakfast sandwiches, and scrambles, but their big chicken biscuit won’t disappoint. With pastries all day, and a kid’s menu, there’s something for everyone.
3200 Sunset Blvd, Silver Lake
If you are hankering for an old-fashioned diner breakfast, S&W is the place to be. Heaping portions of all your favorite breakfast staples, from platter-sized pancakes to sizzling bacon. If you’re more in the mood for a lunchy brunch, you can never go wrong with kid-friendly comfort dishes like a PB&J with banana sandwich. Keep in mind that S&W is cash only, so come prepared.
9748 Washington Blvd. Culver City
What’s more LA than breakfast with a beach view? Head to Santa Monica, where your kids can play in the sand while you relax and enjoy a tasty brunch. Enjoy all the traditional breakfast offerings from omelets to Nutella-drenched french toast until 3pm, or if the tots prefer hot dogs and fries, there’s always the kid’s menu.
445 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica
This bright, airy cafe features a breakfast menu of healthy, savory dishes like breakfast tacos and Chilaquiles. They offer vegan and nut-free options for nearly every menu offering. The kids’ menu includes silver dollar pancakes and mac and cheese. Parents will appreciate the full coffee bar, and kids will love the great juices and sprinkle-topped rice krispy treats. As an added bonus, you’ll all appreciate the adorable corner play area where kids can burn off some energy while mom and dad enjoy a second cup.
5904 N Figueroa St., Highland Park
Serving up an impressive all-day breakfast menu with huevos rancheros, egg sandwiches, and “Dad’s Pancakes,” Huckleberry is definitely one the best places for family breakfast. The cafe also has a kids’ menu that features pancakes with pure maple syrup and an incredible array of fresh bakery goods, including seasonal offerings. Plus, it’s open at 7am, making it a great place for those with young early risers and tired parents in need of coffee.
1014 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica
A visit to Grand Central Market is a must-do for every Angelino at some point. This spot has some of the best breakfast food, from the famed Eggslut to The Donut Man and Wexler’s Deli, serving fresh bagels and cream cheese. Don’t forget to stop by Torres Produce to bring home some fresh produce and La Huerta for a sweet candy treat later.
317 South Broadway, DTLA
As the name tells you, this place is all about the waffles. From basic fruit-topped Belgian waffles to crazy concoctions like the Fruity Pebbles Waffle, you’ll find something for every taste here. They offer so much more than just waffles, however. The extensive breakfast menu includes everything from bagels and breakfast burritos to fried chicken and waffle cheeseburgers! Bring your appetite and be prepared for naptime after.
21028 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills
4141 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood
Outdoor dining takes on a whole new level in this family-friendly garden setting. You’ll feel like you’re enjoying a tea party if you snag seats in the outdoor greenhouses. The gourmet breakfast menu features their famous lemon poppyseed pancakes, several tasty frittatas, and more. You may just get in on the kids’ menu, however, with a Monte Cristo made with deep-fired brioche and Nutella, the kids will have to fight you off their plates.
2100 Echo Park Ave, Echo Park
If you want to dish up breakfast with a side of history, take the family to this downtown LA institution whose patrons have included Marilyn Monroe and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. You’ll find all the traditional breakfast staples here, like eggs, pancakes, and french toast. With breakfast served all day, there’s a good reason the Pantry was voted one of the best brunch spots in LA.
877 South Figueroa Street, DTLA
From coffee and donuts to avocado toast and a breakfast burrito, no matter what breakfast food strikes your fancy, the Farmers Market is sure to have it making it a go-to favorite breakfast spot the whole family will love. You can pick and choose the meals you all like from the stalls, or if you prefer a sit-down weekend brunch, then head to Du-Par’s, a local favorite that’s been around since 1938. After breakfast, you can walk off your meals with a stroll through the Grove or hit nearby family-friendly museums, like the Petersen and the Tar Pits.
6333 W. 3rd St. Mid Wilshire