Shameless Foodie: Overland Cafe Brunch

Brunch is the best meal of the day! Anyone who lives in LA knows that brunch is practically a religion here. And for good reason. I mean, where else can you roll out of bed at noon, stumble into a beautiful ocean view patio at 2:00 p.m. and enjoy bottomless mimosas and a fat breakfast burrito? LA, that’s where. It is heaven on earth.

When I moved to Mar Vista, all people talked about was the Overland Cafe, and how perfect it was, and how they go for every meal, and how I had to try it, yada yada yada. I took it all in passively. But then I heard $6.99 bottomless champagne and I stopped dead in my tracks. Say whhhhaaaaa?? In LA, $15 bottomless mimosas are a steal, and usually just one mimosa will set you back $12. I was officially intrigued.

Just. A bottle. On the table. Right there.
Just. A bottle. On the table. Right there.

Ramsay and I headed over one lazy hungover afternoon. We drove, but it could have been an ambitious walk from our apartment. After putting our name in, it wasn’t too long before we were seated. As we waited, I looked around and every single table had 1-3 open bottles of champagne sitting on it. Just sitting there.

When we sat down and ordered the $6.99 bottomless champagne (per person), it became apparent why. They literally open a bottle of champagne for you and set it down on your table and walk away. And they will continue doing this all day long until you pass out (or maybe it’s a 2-hour limit, either way, it’s an amazing deal). Orange juice is extra $$, which is kind of a bummer. But it’s also kinda nice because you get to mix your own mimosa, a.k.a. do the proper ratio of ¾ champagne to ¼ orange juice. So many brunch places try to scam you by making this the other way around.

Cheers!
Cheers!

When it comes to food, the Overland Cafe is no foodie mecca but it is decent brunch food. I got a breakfast burrito, and they melted cheddar cheese on top. From the way the cheese melted, it looked like they melted cheddar cheese SQUARE SLICES? The potatoes were ok, a little undercooked. It was good hangover food, but sure won’t be earning the chef any Michelin stars anytime soon.

All in all, brunch was a success. Next time I’ll be sure to walk so I can take full advantage of the bottomless champagne deal and have more than a glass or two. The place is big, so it’s a good place to go with a group. Who wants to do a boozy brunch this weekend??

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Disclosure:
This post is not associated with the Overland Cafe in any way. I received no compensation for this post.

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