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The Polo Lounge at The Beverly Hills Hotel has been serving Sunday brunch to the rich and famous since it opened in 1941 — back when plug-in phones in every booth were considered novel. Today, you can order everything from more traditional breakfast dishes like a Dutch apple pancake with dark Vermont maple syrup and sour cream to more complex options like grilled marinated ahi tuna with sautéed sea bean, young broccoli, peewee potatoes, Fresno chilies and mint. While you munch on delicious fare, you’ll be surrounded by the signature pink and green design that’s now synonymous with the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel itself.
Another throwback option is The Fountain Coffee Room, where the likes of Lindsay Lohan reportedly drinks her morning coffee. This diner-style eatery has only 20 stools, so you’ll want to arrive early on a weekend morning due to limited seating. All the food is prepared behind the counter — even the orange juice is made right in front of you with fresh oranges. If the original banana plant wallpaper doesn’t cheer you up in the morning, dishes off the griddle like brioche French toast or sour cream caviar omelet certainly will.