By Vanessa Payes
If you live in Los Angeles, then you’re no stranger to the occasional celebrity sighting. Most Hollywood stars live, shop, party and get their grub at many of the same places. It’s no wonder that the paparazzi know where to find them. Although you may be used to it, you can’t help but indulge your out-of-town visitors’ insatiable yearning for a celebrity sighting.
You don’t have to trail those pesky tabloid shutter bugs to catch a glimpse of a movie star; many of the biggest names in the business can be seen having brunch at hip and casual Los Angeles eateries. If you want to impress your friends or relatives when they drop in on your fabulous Los Angeles lifestyle, take them out for Sunday brunch among the stars.
Whether you’re in West Hollywood, Los Feliz, Beverly Hills or Hollywood, you’re bound to recognize a famous face at any one of these celebrity brunch hot spots.
The Alcove Cafè and Bakery
Nestled in the trendy Los Feliz neighborhood of Franklin Hills, this casual little bistro is a regular brunch stop for some of Hollywood’s hip young stars. Michael Cera, Emily Blunt, and the Jonas Brothers have all gotten their grub on at The Alcove Cafè and Bakery. The cozy outdoor patio is usually full and if you take a look around you, you just might catch a glimpse of a famous face chowin’ down at the next table.
The decadent baked goods, organic coffee, fine tea, and multigrain waffles at Urth Caffe in West Hollywood keeps celebrities streaming in for a late breakfast. It’s no secret that celebs love to hang out and sip their lattes on the outside patio. The restaurant has been featured in episodes of the HBO series Entourage and patrons Ashely Tisdale, Anthony Keidis, Katie Holmes and Kylie Jenner have all been spotted grabbing their mornin’ cup of joe at this celebrity brunch hot spot. You can be sure you’ll see a celeb at any one of Urth Caffe’s five locations, but the West Hollywood and Beverly Hills locations are total celebrity brunch hot spots.
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
This historic Los Angeles landmark has been a fixture on the Hollywood scene for generations. The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel has played host to some of the biggest stars in showbiz. If you really want to experience a true Hollywood brunch and spot a top-tier celebrity, then you’ll want to get in on Sunday morning brunch at the hotel’s Public Kitchen and Bar restaurant. With guests like Angelina Jolie and One Direction’s Harry Styles hangin’ around, there’s no telling who you’ll run into. You won’t be disappointed at this celebrity brunch hot spot.
Joan’s On Third
Alexander Skarsgard (who plays steaming hot Viking vampire, Eric Northman, on HBO’s True Blood) has dropped into Joan’s On Third on more than one occasion for his mid-morning munchies. You’re sure to find a famous foodie grubbin’ down at one of the curbside tables of this well-known celebrity brunch hot spot. Perhaps it’s the mouth-watering Panini sandwiches or the espresso that draw celebs like Lindsay Lohan, Drew Barrymore, and Oscar winner Jared Leto to this boutique gourmet eatery.
King’s Road Cafe
British hotties, Jude Law and True Blood’s Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton), kick back and soak up the California sun when they grab their upscale comfort food at King’s Road Cafe on Beverly Boulevard. Celebs like Joe Jonas can be spotted sipping iced coffee without a care in the world as they dine curbside. If you want to enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and have a casual run in with a celeb, this brunch hot spot is a sure thing.
Hollywood A-listers have poured into Cecconi’s in West Hollywood since it opened. The Venetian cuisine and amiable atmosphere draws in Hollywood power players and celebrities alike. Kourtney Kardashian sister Kim had their Sunday brunch here. Hot stars, Justin Timberlake and True Blood’s beefy werewolf Joe Manganiello (Alcide), have also stopped in. Cecconi’s is one fine celebrity brunch hot spot.
There’s a definite chance you’ll spot a celebrity at The Ivy. There’s always a famous face hanging out at this iconic Beverly Hills eatery. If you see a horde of Paparazzi piled up against the white patio fence, then there’s are good chance that someone important is chowin’ down on the other side. If you want to see the kinds of celebrities your parents would go ga-ga over, then you’ll luck out with this old school celebrity bunch hot spot. Simon Cowell, Bravo’s huffy Atlanta housewife, Nene Leaks, and the matriarch of the Kardashian dynasty, Kris Jenner have enjoyed a mid-day munch down at The Ivy.
Celebrities are obsessed with looking good and staying healthy. It’s no wonder that stunning beauties like Ariana Grande and Dianna Agron stroll into Cafe Gratitude on Larchmont Avenue for organic vegan nom-noms. Sexy stars like Orlando Bloom and hip-hop power couple, Jay-Z and Beyoncè, stop in for a fresh guilt-free meal. If you really want to rub elbows with a beautiful megastar on Sunday morning, you’ll definitely have to give this chic and earth friendly celebrity hot spot a try.