Monthly Archives: July 2014

Featuring the Most Popular Meal in LA – A few of our favorite brunch spots!

With longer days of sunshine upon us, many locals and visitors alike spend their weekends relaxing on a quaint patio or catching up with friends over brunch. With the cities abundance of restaurants you’ll find savory and sweet eats, and everything in between, to satisfy your appetite. Here are a few brunch spots that have caught the eye of Tangerine Hotel guests. Bon appetite!

Alcove Café
Situated in two historic bungalows with seating in various rooms and nooks, both indoor and on their patio, this quaint eatery and bakery offers an updated take on many breakfast and lunch specials. Enjoy one of their gourmet coffee and teas or custom cocktails while you’re there as well.

Aroma Coffee and Tea Company
What was once a residence is now transformed into a charming and cozy café, perfect for a relaxing weekend morning. Enjoy one of their hand crafted loose leaf tea selections or one of their home cooked inspired dishes from their full service kitchen.

Brick and Mortar
Located in the heart of Santa Monica, this lively hot spot is perfect for a morning spent with friends in a lively atmosphere. Featuring modern American cuisine and a wide assortment of adult beverages this is a perfect place for the 21 and over brunch.

Café Gratitude
Offering gourmet organic and vegan cuisine, Café Gratitude strives to bring a sense of health and wellness to its menu items. Stop by this locals’ favorite and celebrate all that’s good in life. With healthy and local eats and plenty of positive quotes and affirmations lining the walls, you’re sure to leave with a smile on your face.

EAT
This local diner style eatery serves up some of the best traditional breakfast and lunch favorites in the area. From breakfast sandwiches, pancakes, omelets and more, you’re sure to find something to suite everyone’s taste buds. With generous portions at a reasonable price this restaurant is great for budget friendly travelers.

Laurel Hardware
Once an actual hardware store, this open restaurant and patio exudes the vibes and ambiance of the local neighborhood featuring handcrafted cocktails, hormone free meats and local produce. Step inside this small storefront and you’ll be amazed at the relaxed ambiance and spacious back and patio rooms.

Porto’s Bakery
This Cuban styled café and bakery is an absolute favorite for locals and visitors alike. Stop in and choose from a huge assortment of fresh pastries, muffins, bagels and sandwiches. The potato balls and guava pastries are a must try!

The Hudson
Looking like an actual railroad car on the exterior and boasting an open air patio, trees sprouting through the main dining area, dark wood and distressed metal sets the stage for a place of another time. Serving a menu of fresh local ingredients for breakfast and lunch as well as bottomless mimosas, this is a perfect spot to spend a morning, or day, catching up with friends.

The Federal Bar
Step into this neighborhood bar and eatery featuring an assortment of delectable brunch items. The chef puts a unique spin on traditional classics delivering hearty portions and a variety of flavors for every palette. Drop in and enjoy the plush décor, friendly service and delectable menu options.

These are just a few of our favorites from venturing out and about around the Los Angeles area. If you need a recommendation, our friendly staff at the Tangerine Hotel is here to help you find the perfect place to enjoy a work breakfast or a relaxing weekend brunch.