couple of thoughts for brunch (as i'm never wide awake for what might be truly deemed breakfast): - Red,White+Bluezz - for best music with brunch and good wine - Chateau Marmont - pricey and indulgent, but worth it - Shutters - ditto the above comment for CM, but with ocean breezes & views of the waves that can't be beat - Joe's Diner - on Main St not the one on Abbott Kinney (though that is also especially awesome) for best variety of food at old school counter service
one more... redwhite+bluezz in Pasadena has a fantastic filet. they also have a "bone-in" angus and a great Kobe burger. prices are excellent for the quality, and the ambiance is better than some of the bigger chains. plus they have yummy wine!