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5 Brunches to Take Mom to for Mother's Day (Including Two Newbies)

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These delightful brunches are edible gifts that you can benefit from too. But be sure to make your reservations soon. Mother's Day is coming up quickly.

Susan Feniger's Hollywood restaurant is launching their international all-you-can-eat brunch this weekend. Their famous kaya toast will be available, as well as heaps of other dishes like Moroccan-spiced carrot cake muffins; Turkish spinach borek; tamales benedict; and chilaquiles. The AYCE brunch will be available on Saturdays and Sundays from here on out form 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. It costs $25 per person for unlimited small plates with an option to add bottomless mimosa sparkling cocktails for $15.

WP24 Restaurant and Lounge: Get your pinkies up and enjoy an elevated “Tea at the Top” high above Downtown Los Angeles at Wolfgang Puck's stunning restaurant at the Ritz. There, you'll enjoy housemade pastries, innovative tea blends from Art of Tea, a child-friendly menu, and for mom, a small gift from The Ritz-Carlton, Spa Los Angeles. The tea is $65 per adult, $20 per child excluding tax and gratuity, and seatings are at 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2 p.m.

Bouchon: Thomas Keller is keeping it classy at his Beverly Hills bistro for mother's day; every mom in the house will get a complimentary glass of Moet champagne and macarons to take home on Sunday. They'll be serving a decadent brunch from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. that ranges from the fancy, like the Saumon Fumé, a dish composed of Santa Barbara smoked salmon hard boiled Jidori egg, red onions, Kendal Farms crème fraîche & toasted English muffin ($18.50) to the down home, like the famous fried chicken and waffles.

Ray's and Stark Bar: Ray’s & Stark Bar is one of our favorite outdoor oases in L.A., and they're launching weekend brunches this Sunday. Cruise the museum galleries with the family, then enjoy Mediterranean-inspired garden-fresh a la carte specials such as “Green Eggs and Ham” with jamon iberico; Squid Ink chitarra pasta with opal basil, Serrano chile, and tuna bottarga; and Sausage Stuffed Quail with braised bitter greens, garlic, grapes, and vincotto. Brunch goes from 11:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

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El Cid: Add a little entertainment into the mix with a flamenco show in Silver Lake. El Cid offers a choice of five brunch entrees and a bottomless mimosa for $35, or you can go sans booze for $25. Seating goes from 11 a.m.-12 p.m., with the flamenco show 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Tickets need to be purchased in advance through the El Cid website at

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