Nothing says weekend quite like brunch, and here in the Marina we’re famous for our waterfront buffets and flowing mimosas. In honor of this momentous (and glorious) meal, Today Marina del Rey rounded up their top picks for brunching along the coast. Click here for the full article or check it out below!
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Sweet Brunch Spots in Marina del Rey
With spring in full swing, we officially have an excuse to heartily indulge in one of our favorite culinary past times: Brunch! In actuality, we don’t need a formal excuse to dig into plates of eggs benedict, French toast and bottomless Mimosas; we live in Marina del Rey after all. What we might need (if we brunch as often as we dream about) is a Boot Camp membership to prepare for summer…but that’s a whole different topic. Our focus today is squarely on breakfast fulfillment. So let’s take a look at six of the Marina’s most divine brunch destinations. We guarantee that at least your taste buds will be getting a killer workout.
1. Cast & Plow
The Ritz Carlton’s new Cast & Plow restaurant has a fantastic breakfast/brunch available every day of the week.
MUST TRY: Shakshouka (sunny-side up egg, tomato stew, harissa, feta and pita) Pancakes or Waffles (with Strauss Family Creamery organic ricotta cheese and bing cherry compote).
2. Killer Café
Head to the Killer Café (part of the Killer Shrimp restaurant) any day of the week to enjoy gorgeous waterfront views, a great atmosphere and their one-of-a-kind breakfast items.
MUST TRY: Killer Shrimp Benedict (Poached Eggs, Killer Shrimp and Hollandaise over English Muffins with choice of Hash Browns, Home Fries or Fruit) *Fan tip: Choose the Hash Browns.
The gorgeous Beachside Restaurant at the Jamaica Bay Inn offers two brunch menus: Weekday and Weekend, but the latter’s menu is the one that goes all-out decadent.
MUST TRY: Country French Omelet (Shiitake mushroom, tomato, asparagus, fresh herbs, garlic, pesto sour cream & truffle wild arugula salad w/ shaved parmesan) French Toast (Thick cut egg bread, vanilla cinnamon custard, vanilla maple syrup and fresh berries)
4. Café del Rey
Café del Rey’s fabulous three-course prix-fixe weekend brunch is definitely an indulgence—and well worth the $38 price tag. Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s, Sparkling Wine or Sparkling Cider are all included.
MUST TRY: 1st Course: Fruit Parfait (granola, fresh fruit, berries, fage greek yogurt) 2nd Course: Egg Norwegian (house cured salmon, poached eggs, brioche, arugula salad, hollandaise) 3rd Course: Dulce De Leche Éclair (pastry cream, kiwi coulis, raspberries)
5. Café Buna
Café Buna may say they’re the “Best Kept Secret in Marina del Rey,” but the weekend crowd tells a different story. Head there any day of the week and taste what the fuss is all about.
MUST TRY: Michael’s Corn Bread French Toast and/or Neal’s Cornflakes French Toast
Tony P’s never fails to serve up the goodies—and that goes double time for their brunch dishes. The menu goes on for days so prepare for some serious food decisions.
MUST TRY: House Smoked Salmon (With sunny side up eggs, caramelized onions, garlic, house smoked salmon, fresh scallions & a roasted pasilla pepper hollandaise.) Crab Cake Benedict (An English muffin topped with crab cakes, two poached eggs and fresh hollandaise.)