Are Easter brunch spots in L.A. generally mobbed? Tips, spots near Farmer's Market?
Just curious about what's awesome food that does not require you to wait in a two-hour (OK, or even one-hour) line for Easter Sunday brunch... could drive but maybe pinpointing the Farmer's Market as the center of the circle. We're going out with hip friends, so it doesn't need to be uber-traditional, necessarily, that I've heard.)
Impatient in L.A.
Restaurants around Farmer's Market are generally mobbed for breakfast every weekend morning, Easter or not. Easter is only a big deal at the big hotel type brunches and maybe a few upscale spots like Jar or Campanile, as far as I know. I advise either making a reservation at a nice place or go somewhere very low key, like Loteria Grill in Farmer's Market. I'm not sure what it's like on weekends, but on weekdays the Little Next Door on Third St. seems much less crowded than Doughboys and Toast.
I have to disagree with Chowpatty. Every Easter that I've been in LA (about 5 years) it's been hard to find a place to eat without reservations or a long wait, and this was for moderate places. People seem to like the tradition of Easter Brunch, even if they're not especially religious. I'd say try to go as early as possible, before most church services let out. I don't have a specific rec. for your area though, sorry. Someone posted a few days ago asking for best breakfast in LA, if you find that post you may get some ideas.
Concur w/ the above thoughts re: reservations... So necessary on Easter if you don't want to wait. I've coincidentally had brunch the past two years at Campanile and both times had reservations.
For a less traditional breakfast, you could try Griddle Cafe or the new MILK. I'd expect a wait at both though...