09/19/2011 05:07 pm ET Updated Nov 19, 2011

Los Angeles Magazine's Breakfast Issue: Our Top Picks

If you haven't had a chance to snag your copy of the Los Angeles magazine's big breakfast issue, you're in luck. Today, their list of 20 "eye-opening" breakfasts (as well as side orders of the best pastries, celeb haunts, and boozy brunches in LA) hits the interwebs, and we've selected our favorite five restaurants from their picks.

We'd like to say we picked these joints because they impress out-of-towners or new lovers, but the truth is that we go to brunch for ourselves. Because while cracking an egg in the pan and toasting some bread isn't the most complicated thing in the world, sometimes having someone else do it for us (with a lot more butter than we would add) is the perfect way to start a lazy weekend.

For the entire experience (and a big wake up call), check out Los Angeles magazine.

Captions courtesy of Los Angeles magazine.

Los Angeles Magazine Breakfast