République

République ranks high on my list of the best places to grab brunch/lunch in LA. From its innovative fare to its incredibly gorgeous, chateau-esque space, this modern French restaurant-cafe has me coming back again and again.

Clockwise: Smoked Salmon Tartine, Brioche French Toast, Kimchi Fried Rice

Be it breakfast, lunch, dinner, or coffee and dessert, République is ideal for anyone seeking a casual yet stunning meal. The interior design eminates a provençal aesthetic, while the exterior stays true to LA's love for contemporary vibes. Architectural achievements aside, République serves French-fusion plates and pastries that range from Creme Brûlée Bombolinis to Pork Adobo Fried Rice. Diners enjoy their meals atop communal tables, surrounded by minimalist hanging light fixtures and racks of fresh, daily produce.

Price | $$

Must Try | Kimchi Fried Rice, Brioche French Toast, any pastry from the display

Parking | Valet parking for under $10.

Pro Tip | Diners in a rush also have the option to order coffee & a pastry from the outdoor takeaway window.