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A momentous event in every scholar’s life, graduation signifies that students have earned skills through years of studying. In honor of that achievement, families get together and eat either before or after the ceremony. If you have a graduate in the family, make their day a little more special at any of these five Los Angeles restaurants.
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Cafe Verona
201 S. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 934-6188
www.cafeveronala.com

Located on La Brea, Cafe Verona is a great spot for a post graduation brunch. The covered patio is quite serene and the menu is delightful and full of choices as they offer their full lunch line up as well. Brunch gems include the frittatas and the homemade baked Italian ricotta pancakes. This place is better suited for smaller parties as they don’t take reservations for brunch.

Related: Best Boozy Brunches In Los Angeles

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Skylight Gardens
1139 Glendon Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 824-1818
www.skylightgardens.com

If there’s place that will do a graduation brunch justice it is Skylight Gardens. Located near UCLA, it’s a great place for students of the school and because they offer an extensive menu everyone can enjoy. From the short ribs Benedict with poached eggs and slow roasted beef short ribs, to Dave’s bagel breakfast which includes eggs, applewood smoked bacon, cheese and caramelized onions, you’ll be satisfied with anything ordered.

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The Pikey
7617 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 850-5400
www.thepikeyla.com

What was once the rustic watering hole Ye Coach & Horses is now an upgraded version as the British gastropub The Pikey. Perfect for out of town guests, the Pikey offers a spectacular brunch menu that will get high marks on all points. The menu offers a wide variety of fish, meats and pastries and a bottomless option for mimosas and Bloody Mary’s. What to order? The biscuits with maple butter, the cinnamon bites and the brioche French toast will all melt in your mouth, while the char-grilled burger with barber’s cheddar and Worcestershire aioli is completely worth being uncomfortably full.

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Canel
3219 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(323) 666-7133
www.canele.la.com

The brunch menu at Canel may be short but it’s definitely done well. The deep dish market quiche and the fried chicken sandwich with pickled green tomatoes make the grade, but if you want the Dean’s list worthy items go for the omelet with the choice of three fillings including goat cheese, gruyere, feta, tomato confit, mushrooms, caramelized onions or long cooked greens. Items are a little on the pricey side but still far less than college tuition.

Kristine G. Bottone is a freelance writer living in Los Angeles. Her work can be found at Examiner.com

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