ostrich farm

If you know, you know.

Ostrich Farm is one of those places that hits all the right notes to be an east side local favorite. It is just the right kind of low key, perfectly walking the line between casual and sophisticated. It is on Sunset Blvd, but a few blocks away from the more crowded stretch of shops, bars and cafés. The storefront is minimal, unassuming. It could very well be an artisanal gift shop or a boutique design agency. And the clientele: all dressed in their east side Sunday best (aka more farmer’s market casual than Weho brunch formal). 
Ostrich Farm is a place that makes you feel cool to be there. Like you’re in on a secret. Maybe it’s the cozy but elegant interior design. Maybe it’s the comfort but elevated food menu. Maybe it’s the cocktails that taste as good as they photograph. It feels intimate like a neighborhood spot, a go-to option for a casual brunch on a slow weekend. But it also feels celebrated like a destination, a feature in many a design guide. You will run into people. And if you do, you know the right people.  

the details

Address 1525 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Website http://www.ostrichfarmla.com/ 
Yelp https://www.yelp.com/biz/ostrich-farm-los-angeles
HoursBrunch: tues – fri 10a-2p, weekends 9a-3p
Dinner: daily 5:30-close
Price $$-$$$, as in, you can spend $$ easily, but it’s more fun to drop $$$ 
Aesthetic minimal, neutral, homey yet sophisticated, almost annoyingly photogenic

good to know

Go here for: a go-to brunch spot, and great cocktails daytime or night

Order this: chef’s breakfast ($19), brioche cinnamon French toast sticks ($9), either of their spritzes ($11) or tbh any of their cocktails

Amount of time to spend: you can have a leisurely brunch here, it’s not a huge space, but still comfortable

When to come: for weekend (or even better, for weekday) brunch, and for cocktail hour

Parking: not ideal, but look for meters on Sunset, or if you’re lucky, free parking (watch out for 1hr spots) in the side streets

Other things to note: 

  • They take reservations on Resy, but walk-ins aren’t too bad either for a wait unless it’s prime brunch hours 
  • They’re usually open until at least 10p, but you can call to see each night 
  • It is a relatively small (50 seat) space, so not great for big groups without a reservation 

Last visited: March 2019

Last updated: June 2019

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