LA Brunch at A.O.C

LA Brunch at A.O.C.  Los Angeles has countless of good  great food places. They offer everything. After a short trip to Toronto for my cousins wedding, we landed back at LAX and was starving. My fam and I then went to try out the very buzzy brunch spot A.O.C.

The space is really awesome. We didn’t make a reservation but quickly got a seat in the courtyard area (we lucked out, usually walk-ins would be turned away.) Woo hoo. As soon as we sat down, we started flipping through the menu. They offer hearty burger dishes, to healthier items like “the farmer’s plate” which features winter vegetables, muhammara and chickpea puree and more.

I scanned the menu briefly and went with one of their popular brunch items- the  ‘a.o.c. brioche.

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My pretty brunch pick. The ‘a.o.c. brioche’ with melted gruyère, frisée, prosciutto & sunny-side up egg | US$14 | I love eggs and atop the thick sweet brioche toast atop a bundle of fresh frisée (a type of springy endive mix!)

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Here’s the side angle. Somehow hidden behind that giant bed of frisée, prosciutto, egg is a gigantic chunk of sweet brioche toast dripping in melted gruyere cheese.

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Mom ordered the grilled seabass with barbara’s greens, curried cauliflower, tomato-lemon salsa & almonds| US$24

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Sis split the pork confit, braised cabbage, mustard vinagrette & dandelion focaccia sandwich | US$17 which comes with salad or fries. I thought it was just okay. The mustard vinagrette sauce was a bit too over powering- I couldn’t taste anything else.

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A look at our feast!!

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Dad went with this beast. I split half the burger with him. American portion size, woo hoo!!! The beef burger with manchego, romesco aïoli & grilled onions | US$17 was humongous…..I loved the juicy beef patty and melted manchego cheese. I took off a slice of the bread though, there’s just too much food!

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Sis also split the farmer’s lunch- late winter vegetables, muhammara & chickpea purée, burrata & grilled toast | US$17

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Last but not least was the bittersweet chocolate torta with coffee cream, medjool dates, candied hazelnuts & almonds | US$10. This was delicious. Even after the big brunch we had, we still needed a sweet finish. This was really nicely done though a bit tiny!

A.O.C8700 west 3rd street, los angeles, california 90048, usa | phone: 310.859.9859

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Lots of <3, Jess