Republique This Breakfast Cathedral is Home to L.A.'s Best French Toast

If you wait in the line stretching down La Brea on a weekend morning, you’ll be greatly rewarded by our favorite brunch in Los Angeles. The interior looks more like a cathedral than a restaurant, which is fitting, since Republique is basically a shrine to breakfast. There’s an entire pastry case of sweets to choose from, and a full brunch menu with items like shakshouka, kimchi fried rice, and chicken and waffles. But what you’re really here for is the best French toast in the world – a super thick brioche, cooked pain perdu-style: perfectly soft and fluffy, with crispy edges, and a gooey center.

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Republique's interior looks more like a cathedral than a restaurant.
Republique’s interior looks more like a cathedral than a restaurant.
Republique has a whole counter of fresh pastries by the entrance.
Republique has a whole counter of fresh pastries by the entrance.
Wild mushroom toast with scrambled eggs.
Wild mushroom toast with scrambled eggs.
Smoked salmon tartine.
Smoked salmon tartine.
It looks simple, but Republique's French toast is the best in the world.
It looks simple, but Republique’s French toast is the best in the world.
On weekend mornings, a long line stretches out the front door of Republique.
On weekend mornings, a long line stretches out the front door of Republique.
Kaitlin is more than happy to wait for French toast and pastries!
Kaitlin is more than happy to wait for French toast and pastries!

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Kaitlin Orr

Kaitlin Orr and Anders Husa are food & travel bloggers and creative content creators. From their base in Copenhagen, they operate the largest and most influential restaurant-focused travel blog in Scandinavia.

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