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Mandy Ferreira

The Best Restaurants for Mother’s Day Brunch

Posted by Mandy Ferreira on May 01, 2018
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Roasted vegetable salad at Sitka & Spruce in Seattle.

Pamper your mom with an unforgettable brunch of croissant French toast and bottomless mimosas or smoked salmon on toast and locally roasted coffee at these beloved restaurants around the West.


Do everyone a favor and order the buttermilk fried chicken and cornmeal waffles to share at Brown Sugar Kitchen in Oakland. Acclaimed chef Tanya Holland’s twist on modern soul food that features local, organic, and seasonal ingredients won’t disappoint.

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Sidle up to the bar at Superba Food and Bread for a turmeric latte, fresh-squeezed juice, or glass of morning bubbles.

For Instagram-worthy food, look no further than Superba Food and Bread in Venice. Healthy options such as avocado toast and a sprouted grain bowl share the menu with decadent croissant French toast and Paul’s “Big Boy” Breakfast, which is loaded with eggs, bacon, kale, potatoes, and toast. Everyone will leave full and satisfied, but do order a cookie or dessert for later. Bonus: A bag of Superba granola is given to each mom.

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Waterbar offers a great view of the San Francisco Bay Bridge.

Treat your mom to a three-course brunch with stunning views of the Bay Bridge at Waterbar. The menu is slated to include an Anchor Steam–battered rock cod sandwich, smoked tri-tip, and an American caviar scramble.


Bask in the retro diner vibes at Snooze. With five locations throughout the state (and more in Colorado, California, and Texas), Snooze lures breakfast lovers with scrambles, sammies, and pineapple upside-down pancakes. The place fills up quickly, so be sure to get there early to put your name on the list and sip on a cup of coffee—or a creative morning cocktail such as the Brewmosa, made with craft Belgian-style wheat beer and fresh orange juice—while you wait.

Postino got its start in a 1940s brick post office in Phoenix and has since expanded to Gilbert, Tempe, and Scottsdale. The Italian eatery is known for its bruschetta and top-notch wine selection, but you don’t want to miss out on brunch. Bite into grilled focaccia with over-easy eggs, asparagus, tomato salad, and herbed butter, or try the smoked salmon on toasted marble rye with dill cream cheese, capers, and gastrique onions. You won’t regret asking for a farmhouse scone to go.

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Yardbird Southern Table & Bar in Las Vegas has mastered the art of elevated comfort food like chicken and waffles.


Dig into farm-fresh southern cooking at Yardbird Southern Table & Bar in Las Vegas for an elevated but still homey meal. Located on the Strip, this restaurant fully embraces a dessert-first mindset with Cinnamon Apple Hand Pies and Maple-Glazed Bacon Doughnuts. Balance your meal with the Slow and Low Smoked Chicken Salad or the Low Country Crab Cake Benedict.


Snag a reservation at the aptly-named Mother’s Bistro & Bar in Portland. While you can’t go wrong with anything on the breakfast or lunch menus, consider Mother’s Day specials such as lemon poppyseed pancakes and a smoked salmon scramble with onions, whipped cream cheese, and chives.

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The Chef's Benny at Fork in downtown Boise.


Moms can build their own Bloody Mary or mimosa with brunch at Fork in downtown Boise. Local, farm-fresh eggs feature strongly across the menu in dishes such as Braised Northwest Shortib Hash and Local Hagerman Corn Crusted Trout, but there are plenty of options on the sweeter side like house-baked cinnamon rolls and Vanilla Custard French Toast.


Everything is made from scratch at the Fieldhouse in Billings—even the condiments. The husband-and-wife team behind the restaurant, Ben and Krystal Harman, elevates simple dishes such as biscuits and gravy and frittata. If the weather is nice, ask to sit out on the patio.

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Snag a reservation at beautiful Sitka & Spruce in downtown Seattle.


Enjoy a taste of the Pacific Northwest at Seattle’s Sitka & Spruce. The menu changes daily, but you can expect Columbia City Bakery breads and pastries, house-made charcuterie, and veggie-heavy eggs to be included for the most important meal of the day: brunch.