Picture this... It's a Saturday morning, the sun is out and the weekend has just begun. Perhaps later you'll head to the beach for a dip, spend a lazy afternoon at home reading and napping, or maybe you have plans with friends and family later in the night. Right now, though the day is all yours, and what better way to start the weekend than with a delicious breakfast at one of the West Coast's many cafes and brunch spots. Here is our list of the five best places for breakfast this year.


The Butcher's Daughter, West Hollywood

With a delicious plant-based menu, The Butcher's Daughter offers healthy, vegan and vegetarian friendly dishes to be enjoyed by all. Located at the center of Abbott Kinney Boulevard, this beautiful eatery is one of the best breakfast places to stop at before strolling past the boutique stores, restaurants and cafes that line this trendy strip. Enjoy sweet buckwheat pancakes with Matcha-basil sugar, a vegan cream cheese and 'lox' bagels, or treat yourself to a refreshing breakfast cocktail.


Tartine Bakery, San Francisco

If you're looking for the perfect pastry or a loaf of Sourdough worth queuing up for, then Tartine is the place for you. Today the word famous bakery has multiple locations, but head to the corner of Guerrero St in San Francisco and you'll see the original store which has been a favorite among locals since 2002. Enjoy a cup of coffee and pick something sweet from their beautiful selection of pastries, cakes and croissants, or for a heartier breakfast you can visit the Tartine Manufactory which is also in San Francisco.


Blueys, Santa Monica

Just like SUNNYLiFE, Blueys in Santa Monica was founded on a love of Australian beaches, and the easy-going, carefree lifestyle that comes with them. This light and bright beach shack is the perfect spot to grab breakfast at on a sunny weekend morning. They've got all your favorites, including refreshing Açaí bowls and delicious breakfast burritos, as well as great coffee made from Amigo roasters beans. With a shaded outdoor space that catches the breeze and relaxed indoor tables surrounded by potted plants, Blueys has the perfect laid-back vibe for your first meal of the day.


Farm, Palm Springs

A leafy garden oasis in the middle of the desert, Farm in Palm Springs is a bustling spot to grab a delicious breakfast. The provincial Spanish-style building is surrounded by greenery, including garden beds of herbs and spices, giving it a farm-style aesthetic worthy of its name. Indulge your tastebuds with sweet crepes, creamy eggs Benedict, or American classics such as chicken and waffles. This little hideaway is one of the best places to eat breakfast in town, offering shelter from the Californian sun, a range of delicious meals, and refreshing drinks to cool down with.


Malibu Farm, Lido Marina Village

For a morning by the water, head to Lido Marina Village in Newport, Orange County. You can start with breakfast at the trendy Malibu Farm restaurant. With waterfront tables overlooking the marina, this is one of the best cafes in the area for soaking up the sun and breathing in the salty sea air. After a satisfying breakfast of coconut French toast or surfers' rancheros eggs, take a stroll along the stylish strip of shops. Lined with cute independent boutiques and stores, this secret part of Newport Beach is loved by locals and is a great place for getting summer style inspiration.


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