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Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanSo, guess what? You can now order Animal's Boner Burger for brunch.

4 new brunches to check out this weekend

Written by
Erin Kuschner

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 five restaurants where you can now score an eggs Benedict, some quality pancakes and a much-needed mimosa.

1. Sausal (El Segundo): Huevo rancheros, beef barbacoa hash, duck and butternut squash tamales—talk to us, Sausal. The new Nuevo Ranchero restaurant in El Segundo is launching brunch this Sunday, and we're already drooling over their menu. There's even a sweets basket that includes two mini cinnamon rolls and two berry scones to satisfy your sweet tooth. Sun 11am-3pm

2. Le Petit Paris (Downtown): The French brasserie is still quite new to LA, and has already tapped into the hungry Downtown brunch crowd. Menu items include French toast with mixed berries, truffle pizza, crêpes, omelets and more Parisian specialties. To drink, mimosas and bellinis will quench your thirst. Sat & Sun 11am-5pm

3. Cocina Condesa (Studio City): Mayan chocolate pancakes—need we say more? The Studio City restaurant recently launched weekend brunch, meaning you can now take advantage of their Mexican street food on Saturday and Sunday mornings, too. The creative brunch menu includes those decadent pancakes, along with chile relleno, a hefty breakfast burrito and a machaca scramble—plus bottomless guava, peach, mango and traditional mimosas. Sat & Sun 9am-3pm

4. Animal (Fairfax): It happened. Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo have finally opened up their revered Animal for brunch, meaning that you can now get their Boner Burger, pork belly sandwiches and other staples to cure your throbbing hangover. There will also be new brunch items, like avocado toast and a cornmeal waffle topped with apples and pecans. As with their regular dinner hours, you'd be wise to make a reservation. Sat & Sun 10am-2pm

Plus one to keep on your radar: Herringbone Santa Monica (Santa Monica): A "fish meats field" philosophy guides Herringbone, which recently opened in Santa Monica and will be launching brunch on October 24 (there's another successful location in West Hollywood). This means that, in addition to brunch staples like croque madame, quiche and eggs Benedict, there's a lobster roll made with Maine lobster, lemon mayo, tomato and pickles on a house-made roll. We're pretty stoked about their bottomless mimosas, too. Sat & Sun 10am-2pm

Need more brunch ideas? Check out all the best brunch spots here.

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