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Winsome in Echo Park is the East Side’s Best Brunch

Sunday brunch in Los Angeles can be a serious affair. But it doesn’t have to be. Winsome, in Echo Park on Sunset Boulevard, keeps things fresh, playful, and Instagram-ready while keeping the tables steadily moving so you won’t have to wait too long in a quintessential Los Angeles brunch line. Winsome, in short, is the East Side’s best new brunch spot.

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Winsome opens bright and early at 7:30am daily so it’s a new favorite of the neighborhood as the go-to coffee spot for early birds. At 8:30am though is when the real action begins: the kitchen opens! My party and I came on a Sunday at 10 and the place was bustling, lively, and the scent of food in the air was enticingly aromatic.

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We were seated in less than fifteen minutes, just enough time for us to enjoy a drink at the fully stocked bar.

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The seasonal and fresh cocktails came out surprisingly quickly. The bartenders seemed to be working at lightning-speed but the care in their craft was evident once we were served the immaculately made Bloody Marys and micheladas. They also serve a “Tiki Novella,” a cocktail made with La Niña Del Mezcal Primario, plantation pineapple rum, chicha morada, lime, grapefruit, and flaming tiki garnish, which I noticed other tables enjoying immensely but I’ll save that for when I come back for dinner!

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Our waitress was kind and attentive and quick to refill our coffees and waters. For a place so seemingly hip, there was little pretension. It appeared everyone there, even the staff, were there to have a happy Sunday. The pastries are delicious (and you can get them with your coffee to-go) and who knew a house made granola could be so expressive and delicious? Still, we were there to eat and that’s just what we did.

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A friend had the grilled corned beef sandwich made with niman ranch brisket, black garlic, cabbage slaw, and aged provolone on rustic bread. He loved it.

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I order eggs at brunch so I was excited to get the Potato Rosti with two perfectly cooked sunny side up eggs, smoked salmon (yum!), avocado, fennel pollen, and a wonderful basil tahini I simply must learn the recipe of.

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We also shared the Kennebeck potato chips and the shaved cauliflower salad to round out our meal. While the restaurant is sleek and modern, it retains a sort of relaxed and casual vibe thanks in no small part to the lovely and exuberant mural and the simple comfy wicker chairs.

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We were tempted to keep eating but we thought we’d save some of the menu items – like the delicious-looking duck egg toast and the farro piccolo and grilled chicken salad for next weekend. With a little waiting and anticipation we figured the dishes will taste even better. Until next time, Winsome.

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Winsome is located at 1115 Sunset Blvd.

Follow their mouth watering Instagram here.

7:30 AM – 3:30 PM Daily
Breakfast and Lunch 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM Daily
Dinner 5:30 PM Wednesday – Monday

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All photos courtesy of Winsome.


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One Response to “Winsome in Echo Park is the East Side’s Best Brunch”

  1. VideoPortal says:

    As has been alluded to before in these pages, Echo Park hotspot Winsome has a bit of an “are you one of us? Prove it,” vibe to it, especially during …


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