Springtime Brunch Spots on the Westside?
I really like 3 Square as well. For something a little more formal and usually very reliable, Joe's Restaurant is just up the street. Some have mentioned Joe's patio area, but it's more like a room with open clerestory windows all around. The real patio is connected to Lilly's a few doors down. They may not be as loved on this board but in Venice, you can't beat their patio and the adjacent garden on a nice sunny weekend.
1023 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291
3 Square Cafe
1121 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
Lilly's French Cafe & Bar
1031 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291
For moderate but semi-outdoor and upscale feel, Joe's in Venice on Abbott Kinney. For a french bakery feel, Amandine. For big-portioned inexpensive diner, S & W on Washington in Culver City. For french toast, 26 Beach on Washington just west of Lincoln. Most overrated, John O'Groats.
3100 Washington Blvd., Venice, CA 90292
10516 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064