Republique is one of LA’s hottest places to come brunch on a weekend and understandably so. Republique is housed in a unique building that Charlie Chaplin had built in 1928. The space was constructed with a mixture of bricks, tile, and ironwork – it resembles a spacious and airy courtyard and has an open kitchen for you culinary viewing pleasure. Upon walking in, you’re greeted by a beautifully stocked pastry counter. Menus are readily available at the entrance and you order in line. From there, you grab your table #, and look for a seat in the communal eating area.
The wait time varies greatly upon what time you arrive. Popular brunch times are 10-12, so expect a 30-45 minute wait to get to the front of the line, and then about 20-25 minutes to get your food. When I went, I noticed that as I was leaving around 2pm, there was hardly anybody in line; seems like a great time to go!
WHAT WE ORDERED:
- Bloody Mary
- Bell’s Two Hearted Ale
- Salted Caramel Donut (from the pastry counter!)
- Belgian Waffle
- Breakfast Potatoes
- fried egg, stewed tomatoes & peppers, black kale, yogurt, cilantro, baguette
- Kimchi Fried Rice
- soft egg, beef short ribs
If you’re in a brunch rut, let Republique take you out of that. Deliciously full bellies and great instagram shots will follow!
Republique | 624 S La Brea Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90036 | (310) 362-6115