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San Diego’s egg-crazy Breakfast Republic is coming to L.A.

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Stephanie Breijo

L.A.’s got no shortage of great breakfast restaurants, but—and I think we can all agree on this—we’re shockingly low on spots with egg-shaped seating. Here to fill that highly-specific niche and a few others is Breakfast Republic: one of San Diego’s favorite a.m.-food destinations serving all-day Benedicts, omelettes, protein-packed scrambles and piles of egg-topped skillet mac and cheese, and it’s coming to West Hollywood.

The chain is currently spread between San Diego and Irvine, but in May, it’s set to enter our brunch-loving market with a sprawling 2,495-square-foot space on Santa Monica Boulevard that’ll include those egg seats, French-toast sampler plates, breakfast jambalaya, churro pancakes, shrimp and grits and thoroughly garnished bloody Marys.

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And while Breakfast Republic makes its name with meaty, over-the-top, do-it-for-the-’gram dishes—breakfast hot dogs, bacon-and-egg mac and cheese, and meatloaf scrambles among them—it also keeps a few vegan plates on offer: mung bean eggs pop up in soy chorizo Mexican breakfasts, vegetable-forward omelettes with meatless sausage, and Benedicts with blackberry-jalapeño jam.

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It’ll include a full bar, meaning we’ll be getting the chain’s signature range of bloodys, plus boozy concoctions such as vodka-tinged horchata cold brew, bourbon-and-Averna milk punch, and a morning-inspired take on the Moscow mule. Yes, there will be mimosas, and you can also expect beer flights, kombucha flights and growler fills of both.

Cleansing? Adaptogenic juice shots are also on deck, and, if you can’t decide between the Immune Boost, the Cellular Cleanser or the Tropical Detox, there’s even a flight of those—because sure, there are flights and samplers all over that menu. Truly, could this be the restaurant for indecisive diners? Possibly, once you figure out if you’ll take an egg seat, a bar stool or a booth. You’ve got a few months to work it out.

Breakfast Republic’s first L.A. location is expected to open in May at 7141 Santa Monica Blvd in West Hollywood.

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