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3 gluttonous new brunches to try this weekend (plus one for next week)

Laurel Point
Photograph: Courtesy Yelp/Randy B. 

So you're tired of standing in the brunch line at Sqirl, waiting 45 minutes for a table at Gjelina and wondering why everyone is taking so long to finish their French toast at EAT. Real problems, guys. Thankfully, there are a couple new brunches—boozy or otherwise—in town, and their newbie status likely means shorter wait times. Check out these restaurants where you can now score an eggs Benedict, some quality pancakes and a much-needed mimosa.

The Cannibal (Culver City): The meat-centric restaurant and deli in Culver City just launched their first brunch menu and, of course, it's meaty as hell. There's a strawberry pop tart with bacon icing—need we say any more? Other items include the Cannibal Benedict, grilled s'mores French toast and an Easter pie made with ham, ricotta and green peas. A bottle of rosé goes for $20, or you can order individual cocktails like a Kentucky sweet tea or sherry cobbler. Sat & Sun 10am-3pm

Maradentro (Brentwood): It may only be offered one day during the weekend, but the new brunch menu at Maradentro in Brentwood is worth waiting for. Dine on Canela French toast, chilaquiles rojos con huevos—and plenty of chipotle Bloody Marys to wash it all down. Sun 11am-3pm

Laurel Point (Studio City): The newly opened restaurant in a Studio City strip mall is offering brunch straight out of the gate, and we couldn't be more excited to down cheddar biscuits and gravy at this beautiful spot. There's also a market vegetable frittata, lobster Benedict, smoked trout toast and plenty of salads and sandwiches, plus sushi and oysters. Sat 11 & Sun 11am

And one for next week...

RiceBar (Downtown): This might be the most affordable breakfast deal Downtown at the moment. Chef Charles Olalia just launched breakfast at RiceBar, his small Filipino spot that was recently nominated as one of Bon Appétit's Best New Restaurant finalists. For $5, you can grab a bowl and fill it with fried rice, longganisa sausages, porridge and bowls of kale and halved cherry tomatoes (the veggies are an extra $1). Hard boiled eggs are also available, but you can ask for a sunny-side-up egg to put on top of your rice if you feel so inclined. Mon-Fri 7:30-10am

Check out our brunch guide for more weekend dining options.