Food: République, Los Angeles

République 

Tried out this trendy brunch spot in LA the last time I was home. Went with 3 of my friends and we were able to find a space at one of the large communal tables. What I loved most about the place was the open space and view into their bakery. All I can say is that the whole setting was very "Instagram-friendly." With the perfectly weathered wooden tables, soft natural lighting, and rustic-yet-sophisticated looking food, you simply can't take a bad photo. 

The highlight of the meal for me was the bombolone (Italian donut) smothered in maple and topped with bacon and pecans. So. Damn. Yummy. 

 Belgian Waffle

Belgian Waffle

 Wild Mushroom Toast

Wild Mushroom Toast

 Bombolone

Bombolone