It’s always a good time to treat your mom to a meal out, but Mother’s Day is an especially perfect chance to show her what she means to you with a tasty brunch out on the town. Since we can’t help but want our parents’ approval at least a little bit, it’s also the ideal opportunity to choose a chic restaurant that shows Mom you’re a real grown-up now with discerning taste.
Not sure where to make a reservation? We’ve done the legwork for you. Here’s your overview of the best Mother’s Day brunch spots to impress Mom and satisfy your taste buds.
New York City: Sarabeth’s East
This legendary restaurant got its start in the early ‘80s. In New York City restaurant time, that’s practically centuries, so you know Sarabeth’s is run by true pros. Mother’s Day brunch in New York City just wouldn’t be the same without this Manhattan staple, and it gets crowded fast, so be sure to grab a reservation in advance. Don’t forget to try the preserves and baked goods that originally put Sarabeth’s on the map!
Sarabeth’s East, 1295 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10128
Los Angeles: 1 Pico
1 Pico is tucked into the Shutters On The Beach hotel in Santa Monica, and its ocean views are as gorgeous as it gets. Make a reservation for 1 Pico’s special Mother’s Day brunch event, where you can treat Mom to the works and bask in that seaside air while sipping on a Bloody Mary or bellini.
1 Pico, Shutters On The Beach Hotel, 1 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405
San Francisco: The Cliff House
The Cliff House is one of San Francisco’s most treasured restaurants, and there’s simply no match for its floor-to-ceiling windows facing out onto the Pacific and the famous Sutro baths. On Mother’s Day, the Cliff House pulls out all the stops with a champagne buffet brunch complimented by live harp music. At the buffet, mom can choose from delicious classics like french toast, eggs benedict, and the restaurant’s famous popovers. The Cliff House gets crowded fast, so be sure to make reservations!
The Cliff House, 1090 Point Lobos Ave, San Francisco, CA 94121
London: Egg Break
No brunch is complete without a perfect runny yolk to make the meal. Luckily for you, Egg Break has perfected the art. Egg Break’s charming decor blends kitsch with modern chic, so it’s the perfect atmosphere for a Mother’s Day brunch in London. You’ll want to try the sweet potato rosti, eggs benedict, or smashed avo with eggs.
Egg Break, 30 Uxbridge Street, London W8 7TA
Shanghai: The Stage
The Stage’s famous Sunday Brunch is something you have to experience at least once. This eatery inside the Westin Bund Center hotel offers just about every brunch menu item you can dream of, and Mom is guaranteed to love it. While you eat, you’ll get to bear witness to live performances like acrobatics and magic shows - all while sipping on Veuve Clicquot, natch.
The Stage at Westin Bund Center Shanghai, 88 Henan Middle Rd, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200001
Sydney: Indigo Double Bay
Sydney’s booming healthy food scene offers something delicious for everyone and every occasion - and Mother’s Day is no exception. Indigo Double Bay offers outdoor seating, so you can enjoy brunch al fresco and bask in the top-notch selfie lighting provided by the Sydney sunshine. The chocolate French toast is painfully delicious, so be sure to try some.
Indigo Double Bay, 1 Transvaal Ave, Double Bay NSW 2028, Australia
Toronto: La Palma
Toronto’s ever-growing brunch scene is full of power players, so when any establishment stands out among the crowd, it’s a pretty big deal. La Palma does exactly that. Its cheerful, airy dining room by designer Alexandra Hutchison has an understated feminine aesthetic that’s perfect for a Mother’s Day vibe. And of course, the food is just as fabulous as the design. Its casual Italian fare is the stuff that brunch dreams are made of, with mouth-watering menu items like baked eggs all'Amatriciana.
La Palma, 849 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1V5, Canada