If you want to experience a real West Hollywood breakfast, sipping a mimosa between two business men and two power-moms wearing yoga pants and Hermes bags, there is no better place than Cecconi’s. The patio is the place to be, every weekday morning except Tuesdays – when the space is overrun with Brits for their weekly breakfast mayhem. The affordable brunch menu has kale frittata, full English breakfast, paleo granola and ricotta pancakes. Later during the day, we spotted some truffle pizza, orechiette with cime di rapa, veal saltimbocca, Ellen DeGeneres and J.Lo. The Butterfly Room (which takes its name from Damien Hirst’s painting on the main wall) is can be privatized for a pompous birthday, but it doesn’t have half the charm of a sunny breakfast on the patio.


Address: 8764 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Opening hours: Monday-Thursday 8-12AM, Friday 8-1AM, Saturday 9-11M, Sunday 9AM-11PM

Menu: cecconiswesthollywood.com

Reservations: (310) 432-2000 or OpenTable


Style: Italian

Price: Breakfast $10-15, Entrées $16-40

Neighborhood: West Hollywood

Best for: Breakfast, Brunch