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Our Favorite Local Brunch Spots

Not to sound too basic, but…

we LOVE brunch.

Like, borderline obsessed. And what’s not to love? Delicious, insta-worthy food. Acceptable day drinking, in public. Catching up with good friends. Beautiful, outdoor patios [our favorite, and — thanks to the 805 — it’s almost always patio-sitting weather :)]!

Today we’re sharing some of our fave brunch spots in the 805.  But friends, this is a two-way street — so if you have a fave brunch spot or two that we haven’t listed, please share in the comments below 🙂

S A N T A  B A R B A R A

Finch & Fork: This place is definitely not your typical hotel restaurant. Located in The Canary Hotel right in the heart of Santa Barbara. We recommend the huevos rancheros, short rib and sweet potato hash (or if you’re there during the week, order the lemon ricotta pancakes off the breakfast menu :).

  • Boozy brunch options

Four Seasons The Biltmore: If you can snag a deal for brunch at this swanky hotel, we highly recommend it (we’ve found deals on Groupon and Travelzoo a couple of times now!).  You can order from the menu, or partake in the brunch buffet (and guys, this isn’t your regular hotel buffet, believe us).

  • Family friendly & great patio
  • Boozy brunch options

The Outpost at Goodland: Amazing and unique menu items. Insane brunch cocktails. The ideal brunch atmosphere — indoor/outdoor seating, and to-die-for decor (we literally want our homes to look like we live at The Goodland). Need we say more? OK fine, you can read it all on our previous blog post here.

  • Family & dog friendly with patio
  • Boozy brunch options


Cafe NouveauThis adorable cafe is situated in a 1920’s Spanish bungalow and is a favorite among Ventura locals.  They also have a great patio space and delicious menu items (ummm hello maple bacon beignets and bananas foster waffle!). This place is definitely a must-visit when in Ventura.

  • Family & dog friendly with great patio
  • Boozy brunch options

Harvest Cafe: This healthy brunch option is a perfect example of a farm to table restaurant (and major bonus points for the fact that all of their produce is from local farms!).  We love their açai bowls and the vanilla date latte — mmm!

  • Family & dog friendly (with modest patio)
  • Sorry, no booze


RELM Wine + Beer Bistro: This is a new local favorite of ours. They typically offer lunch and dinner, and of course wine and beer :), but on Saturdays they offer the perfect spot for brunch! We especially love the mimosa options! 

  • Saturdays only, 11a-3pm
  • Family & dog friendly with patio
  • Boozy brunch? Yes way, rosé!

Waypoint Cafe: This place is THE family-friendly spot, and with literally the best Belgian waffles.  Even my grandma Charlotte says so, so you know it’s true! Plus, you can watch airplanes take off and land… while dreaming of owning your own private jet 😉

  • Family friendly, with outdoor lawn and patio
  • Sorry, no booze

N E W B U R Y  P A R K

Side Street Cafe: One of our go-to spots in the Conejo Valley. It’s a little hidden in the industrial area of Newbury Park, but it’s always delicious and usually packed during peak brunch hours.  For more info on why we love Side Street, check out our blog post here!

  • Family & dog friendly
  • Sorry, no booze

T H O U S A N D  O A K S

Five07: This NEW spot is a coffee shop and eatery, but they do offer a great option for a more fast, casual (yet, super cute and good vibes) brunch. Avocado toast, honey lavender toast, crepes, smoothies, local baked goods by the likes of Karma Bakery and Wildflour… need we say more?

  • Family friendly
  • Sorry, no booze

W E S T L A K E  V I L L A G E

Stonehaus & Mediterraneo at Westlake Village InnStonehaus is perfect for a quick brunch with kids or a long boozy brunch with friends. They have a great outdoor space and a great fast casual style menu. If you are looking for more of a sit-down restaurant though, head next door to Mediterraneo and it won’t disappoint!  

  • Family & dog friendly (amazing patios)
  • Boozy brunch options

CiCi’s: This place is known to have a line out the door during prime brunch hours thanks to their extensive breakfast menu (seriously, how many pages is it?!).  If you have a sweet tooth, this will soon be your fave as they are known for their mouth-watering pancakes, french toast, waffles, crepes and SOUFFLÉ pancakes.  YUP.

  • Family friendly (back patio too)
  • Boozy brunch options

A G O U R A  H I L L S

Hatch: This new local gem is way too cute to pass up. Once you step inside, it’s no surprise one of the owners is a stylist. A rustic California cafe and market with a locally sourced menu featuring mouth-watering items like the Gluten Free Green Tea Pancakes with Matcha Syrup, Border Wrap and Avocado Toast. 

  • Family friendly
  • Sorry, no booze


Pedaler’s Fork: First off, this rustic-industrial building and decor is amazing and definitely insta-worthy.  Their in-house roasted 10-Speed coffee is delish.  They have an extensive bar. Oh and did we mention a boutique bike shop?  So if you’re looking to just grab a cup of coffee, enjoy breakfast after a long bike ride, or meeting friends for a boozy brunch, this is definitely your spot. 

  • Family and dog friendly with great patio
  • Boozy brunch options


Malibu Cafe at Calamigos RanchA great kid-friendly outdoor spot for brunch.  We love all their lawn games — you could definitely spend all morning here!

  • Family and dog friendly – all outdoors
  • Boozy brunch options

The Old Place: You’ve probably heard of or been to The Old Place for their amazing dinner (and if you haven’t then you NEED to), but did you know they also have brunch on the weekends?  This small restaurant is full of history, a top notch menu (we’ll take one of each), and they now have serve artisanal espressos while you wait (cuz you will have to wait) served out of an old truck they converted into a coffee house!  Grab a cinnamon roll before they sell out for the day!

  • Family friendly (but def recommend a reservation)
  • Boozy brunch options

Malibu FarmNo brunch view gets better than this!  And their food is amazing with lots of fresh, healthy options .  Oh and they have “healthy” brunch cocktails (like the apple kale mimosa).  Plus after brunch you can head out for a beautiful day at the beach. 

  • Family and dog friendly – great patio
  • Boozy brunch options

Ollo:  Another great spot for brunch, just check out their farm-to-table menu and you will see for yourself! Breakfast is served everyday until 3pm — we especially love the Meyer Lemon-Ricotta Pancakes and Brussels Sprout And Pancetta egg dish. Yum!

  • Family and dog friendly (on the modest front patio)
  • Boozy brunch options

We are sure there are more amazing brunch spots out there, and like we mentioned earlier if you know of one we didn’t mention, please share in the comments below!

Happy brunching 805-ers! #805brunch #LL805brunch #boozybrunch #bestbrunch


Hayley, Nicole & Tanisha


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