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Sunday brunch near Disney Hall?

perk May 21, 2012 03:18 AM

I'm going to the Mozart concert on Sunday at 2 and wanted to do brunch before. I had hoped Patina might be open, but not until 4. Drago Centro is not open until later. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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  1. ipsedixit RE: perk May 21, 2012 07:29 AM

    Bottega Louie or Nickel Diner.

    For something a little different, try KTCHN DTLA. http://www.ktchn105.com/ktchnspace.html

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      aching RE: ipsedixit May 21, 2012 10:48 AM

      Have you tried KTCHN DTLA? How is it?

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        TonyC RE: aching May 21, 2012 02:22 PM

        KTCHN105, at its old loft/garden space, was quaint, cute, with blah food. Best thing was the pickled pepper that accompanied the bloody mary. Now that they're "popping up" at Gorbals, I find the remaining reason to go is that bloody mary, and maybe the juice bar.

        I'd counter with MF Gourmet. It's a 10min walk from Disney, and you get to take Angel's flight up. The pastries are delightful, and they have cute counter seating. No bottomless mimosas though, obviously.

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          ipsedixit RE: aching May 21, 2012 08:38 PM

          It's good, go more for the experience than the food. Though the food is not bad, it is hit and miss, and when it misses, be sure to duck and cover.

      2. wienermobile RE: perk May 21, 2012 07:43 AM

        Baco Mercat is now open for brunch Sat and Sun 11:30 to 3pm.

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          perk RE: wienermobile May 21, 2012 02:08 PM

          That's a great idea! I've been meaning to get there. Thanks. Not quite the "glass of champagne and some interesting eggs" brunch I had in mine....but something fun and tasty.

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            aching RE: wienermobile May 21, 2012 03:26 PM

            I love Baco's brunch menu. The breakfast baco is delicious, but my absolutely favorite thing is the biscuit and gravy. The biscuit is scone-like, extremely tender and ever-so-slightly sweet, the gravy is everything gravy should be, and it comes with a fried egg on top.

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              Thor123 RE: aching May 21, 2012 03:36 PM

              I did not like Baco at all. Horrible, slow service at lunch and fatty, greasy food. Not a fan, though many here are.

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            New Trial RE: perk May 21, 2012 02:44 PM

            Pacific Dining Car has great breakfasts. Closer by, First & Hope might still offer brunch and, of course, there is Chinatown for eine kleine dim sum.

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              J.L. RE: New Trial May 21, 2012 05:37 PM

              Do the dim sum houses in Chinatown serve that "magic flute" of champagne with brunch?

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                New Trial RE: J.L. May 22, 2012 02:33 AM

                Only if you order the trumpet mushrooms.

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              d_doubleyew RE: perk May 21, 2012 03:33 PM

              For casual brunch:
              You could try MF Gourmet, a bakery/cafe inside Grand Central Market -- I love their scones. They open at 9am every day and have a casual brunch on weekends.

              Or you could try Pie Hole in Little Tokyo. They open at 11am on Sunday. Or further afield, there is Nick's Cafe in Chinatown, which opens at 6:30am on Sunday.

              Industriel just opened on 6th and Grand; I walked by there this afternoon and the server said that they will be serving brunch starting June...(for your next event :)


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                djquinnc RE: perk May 21, 2012 04:34 PM

                I haven't been since the new chef took over, but I have always enjoyed Lazy Ox for brunch. Really good ricotta pancakes and that burger to end all burgers. Wonder if they have retained the same menu with the change in the kitchen.

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                  prawn RE: djquinnc May 21, 2012 10:36 PM

                  Also recommend Lazy Ox, we usually go when we visit the little ones during their music lessons nearby. Terrific burger.

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