It’s criminal that there’s only one day a year dedicated to celebrating moms, but that’s all the more reason to go big with a Mother’s Day meal. Not to mention, breakfast in bed is so blase—no offense, but she could eat overcooked scrambled eggs and Krusteaz pancakes literally any day of the week. If you want to leave it up to the experts come May 8, keep an eye on our growing list of Mother’s Day brunches.
Chef Kristi Brown of Communion wants to reclaim the word “bitch” and further our collective love of brunch. Her “Bitches Love Brunch” event at The 101 in Pioneer Square will serve up food, cocktails, a pop-up shop, and some candid panel discussion on matters of motherhood, bodies, and sex. Check out ticket options here.
A special Mother’s Day menu is all about Korean-inspired brunch foods like breakfast sausage wontons and chai coffee cake with sweet cardamom yogurt and anjou pear. The $35 menu includes eight dishes to share among the table. Book online.
Swing by for dungeness crab quiche holiday classic, complete with breakfast potatoes, scone, and fruit. If you miss the brunch portion, you can always head there for a steak and lobster dinner. Book on OpenTable.
From carbonara and spot prawns over polenta at Tavolàta to steak and eggs at Red Cow and a porchetta "cinnamon roll" at How to Cook a Wolf, Ethan Stowell's restaurants have arranged a host of Mother's Day brunch options. All the menus, locations and prices are right here.
Pike Place Market
The new boutique grocery and takeaway hub will assemble an entire brunch menu, then deliver it to your door. The $95 kit includes a seasonal frittata, breakfast potatoes, salad, and scones. It feeds four, and has some add-on options. Even better: 100 percent of proceeds go to Mary’s Place.
Ray’s Cafe is tragically already booked out, but the more formal Boathouse downstairs offers a three course menu for all your brunch needs. Make your reservation here.
The vegetarian institution will serve a special three course brunch. The menu consists of beignets, your choice of benedict, french toast bread pudding, or tamales, and a fruity or chocolatey mousse. Call 206-325-9100 to make a reservation.
University Village, Capitol Hill
Ba Bar is showering all mothers with a complimentary Vietnamese dessert called Chè Đậu Trắng. The creamy treat consists of Saigon rice pudding with black eyed peas and Pandan coconut cream. To make a reservation, call 206-328-2030 for the Capitol Hill location and 206-328-1112 for U Village.
The restaurant at the Cedarbrook Lodge brings out the big guns to celebrate your mom. They’re serving a buffet of mammoth proportions, complete with omelet station, shellfish station, meat carving station, an army of desserts and plenty of wine. Reserve on OpenTable.
The Italian restaurant located within Hotel Sorrento supplies traditional brunch fare (eggs benedict, french toast, bagel and lox), along with delightfully bougie starters, like oysters and burrata with english pea tapenade. Make your reservation on OpenTable.
One of Seattle’s enduring Italian neighborhood joints will serve a two course, prix-fixe menu for the occasion. A kids menu and floral arrangements will be available upon request. Reserve a spot on OpenTable.
James Beard Outstanding Chef nominees Rachel Yang (a mom herself) and Seif Chirchi are blessing you with a brunch that includes eight shareable dishes and an individual entree. Reserve a spot on OpenTable.
You can combine two of the three Mother’s Day love languages (brunch, flowers, and cleaning the house) into one at this hybrid cafe and flower arrangement workshop. While you graze, gaze at beautiful spring floral arrangements at your table. Book this flora feast on Tock.
Give your mom a break and feed her for once. The Asian fusion spot is hosting a Mother’s Day lunch and dinner. Reserve on Tock.
Wine mom alert. (Or champagne mom?) The newest extension of vegetarian haven Cafe Flora is offering mimosa kits for carryout. You can also choose between a box of flaky pastries or four of their renowned vegan cinnamon rolls. Order on Tock, and pick up on the 7th or 8th.
At this waterfront brunch buffet, show your mom you care by piling your plates high with cinnamon apple bread pudding, shrimp cocktail, oysters, sweet cream pancakes, eggs benedicts, and of course, an omelet station creation. Make a reservation on OpenTable.
Celebrating your mom is a great excuse to do things you would never normally do, like going to a luxurious four course brunch. After a first course of shareable snacks, gear up for spring pea soup, your choice of salmon, chicken, or eggs, and an expansive dessert display. Book through OpenTable.
Ring in Mother’s Day with a plated brunch at the supremely kid-friendly waterfront destination. The menu—if one had to put money on it—will likely feature a lot of their signature seafood. You can reserve a table on Tock.