Mimosa's the Word: 17 Mother's Day Brunch Spots in the Seattle Area
From Chinese noodles to lobster frittata to Swedish pancakes, find delicious brunch fare here
How does this sound? Someone serves you mimosas, eggs Benedict and bacon while your children behave perfectly. Sounds pretty great, right? To help, we’ve assembled below a round-up of great brunch choices for Mother's Day in greater Seattle — from classic joints to special Mother’s Day events.
Special Mother's Day brunches 2016
Mother’s Day Brunch at Teatro Zinzanni, Seattle
This would be a true splurge, but talk about entertainment! Celebrate an artsy Mom’s Day at Teatro Zinzanni. In addition to a four-course gourmet banquet, enjoy the newest production, Be Italian!
When: Sunday, May 8, show at 11:30 a.m.
Where: 222 Mercer St., Seattle
Price: $96 per seat
Menu: The traditional Teatro Zinzanni matinee menu but with four rather than five courses
Copperleaf Restaurant at Cedarbrook Lodge, Seattle
When: Sunday, May 8, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: 18525 36th Ave. S., Seattle
Reservations: Online or by phone (206-901-9268)
Price: $59 per adult, $29.50 per child 16 and under
Menu: Highlights include the grand seafood buffet, hand-crafted pastas and chef-carved meats. Tasting menu also available.
The Capital Grille, Seattle
When: Sunday, May 8, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (brunch served), 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (all-day dinner menu available)
Where: 1301 4th Ave., Seattle
Price: $49 per adult, $15 per child
Menu: Look for a spring artichoke bisque or bibb stack salad to start and a New York strip steak with fried egg, pan-seared salmon, filet mignon and lobster frittata for the main course. Dessert is crème brûlée or flourless chocolate espresso cake. Wine and cocktails available for an additional cost.
Bellevue Botancial Garden, Bellevue
Featuring light refreshments, this Mother's Day social will also include music and docent-led tours of the 53-acre gardens.
Where: 12001 Main St., Bellevue
When: Sunday, May 8, 1 to 4 p.m.
Price range: Free
Bottle and Bull, Kirkland
Ernest Hemingway and Mother's Day? You read right. The famous author inspired this tasty menu.
Where: 105 Lake St., Kirkland
When: Sunday, May 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Price range: Brunch entrees range from $16 to $34
Menu: Truffled pomme frites, smoked beets and pork belly benny grace this menu. Plus, order a hand-crafted cocktail including a Scratch Bloody Mary or Katy Marie (that's elderflower liqueur, orange and grapefruit juice, vodka, hopped grapefruit bitters and sparkling wine).
Tacoma Art Museum Mother’s Day Brunch, Tacoma
Art-loving moms will appreciate the atmosphere at TAM's annual Mom's Day brunch. Also enjoy a special pearl knotted bracelet workshop at the museum.
When: Sunday, May 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (seatings at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.)
Where: 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma
Reservations: Online or by phone (253-272-4258)
Price: $30 members, $35 non-members. Children under 5, free. Includes admission to the museum and gratuity.
Menu: Mimosas (orange, grapefruit, apple and cranberry); made-to-order omelet station; fruit; pancakes with marionberry syrup; roasted red potatoes; scrambled eggs; bacon and sausage; assorted desserts
The Golf Club at Echo Falls, Snohomish
Spend your special morning enjoying a tasty brunch buffet at the peaceful Echo Falls.
Where: 20414 121st Ave. S.E. Snohomish
When: Sunday, May 8, 9 am. to 3 p.m.
Reservations: Required (877-395-2138)
Price: $27.95 per adult; children 4 to 12, $15.95 each; children 3 and under, free
Menu: Shrimp cocktail, crepe station, waffles and plenty of other tasty offerings
Breakfast and brunch
Macrina offers dependably fabulous baked goods and much more. It's also a terrific option for picking up and bringing home goodies for Mom. The brunch menu incorporates regional ingredients and organic grains and changes every weekend.
Where: Locations in Belltown (2408 1st Ave., Seattle); Queen Anne (615 W. McGraw St., Seattle); and SODO (1943 1st. Ave. S., Seattle)
When: Weekends starting at 8 a.m.
Price range: Entrees run $2–$27
Menu: The spring menu features tropical mousse cake and very berry pie. A seasonal brunch menu changes regularly.
Volunteer Park Café, Seattle
This beloved and vibrant community spot in Capitol Hill prepares brunch with fresh, seasonal, local and sustainable ingredients, as well as herbs and edible flowers grown in the garden behind the cafe. Plenty of kid-friendly noise will make you feel right at home.
When: Weekends from 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Where: 1501 17th Ave. E., Seattle
Reservations: Make reservations online.
Prices: Entrees under $15
Menu: The breakfast and lunch menu includes house-made granola, daily quiche, salads and sandwiches
Hue Ky Mi Gia, Seattle and Tacoma
With two locations, this beloved Chinese noodle house has been celebrated in national magazines. Plus, it's affordable enough that your family can splurge elsewhere.
Where: Located in the International District (1207 S. Jackson St., Seattle) and Tacoma (711 S. 38th St., Tacoma).
When: Weekends starting at 10 a.m.
Price: Under $10
Menu: A variety of rice and signature noodle dishes, plus tasty appetizers and soups. Check out the new kids menu.
St. Clouds, Seattle
This Madrona neighborhood treasure is always a special place, with standout modern comfort food, a warm vibe engendered by the world's most friendly proprietors and staff and community initiatives such as a monthly opportunity to cook meals for the homeless. As for brunch, start with a hunk of Grandma Hazel's sour cream coffeecake and move on from there.
When: Weekend brunch runs 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: 1131 34th Ave., Seattle
Reservations: Recommended as this place gets busy! By phone: 206-726-1522
Price: Mostly under $10
Menu: "Not so standards" such as the St. Cloud’s egg benedict, the Asian-themed Imperial Mix-Up, tofu and special scrambles. Did we mention the coffee cake? Don't forget the coffee cake.
Purple Café & Wine Bar, Bellevue, Kirkland, Woodinville and Seattle
All four locations of the popular Purple Cafés will open early on Mother’s Day (10 a.m.) and serve brunch. Make reservations!
When: Opens 12 p.m. on weekends in Bellevue and Seattle, 11 a.m. in Woodinville
Where: Bellevue (430 106th Ave. NE, Bellevue); Kirkland (temporarily closed); Seattle (1225 4th Ave., Seattle); Woodinville (14459 Woodinville Redmond Rd. NE, Woodinville)
Price: $4–$23 for entrees
Menu: Check out the Seattle brunch menu for specials like quiche, seafood, and a kids’ menu.
Plum Bistro, Seattle
This one's for the vegan moms out there. Plum is an outstanding spot with a brunch menu that includes a plethora of pancake options. Also, check out the Plum Pantry at Seattle Center's Armory Building and, weather permitting, get some sun by the fountain at Seattle Center.
Where: 1429 12th Ave., Seattle, Plum Pantry (in the Armory Building at Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St., Seattle)
When: Weekend brunch runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Price range: Under $15
Menu: Savor specaility crepes, scrambles, pancakes and more
Southern Kitchen, Tacoma
This Southern foodie gem in Tacoma has earned regional awards, as well as a spot on the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Be warned: Check your diet at the door.
Where: 1716 6th Ave., Tacoma
When: Weekends starting at 8 a.m.
Price range: Most dishes $10–$15.
Menu: A Southern-style brunch with classics like homemade biscuits and gravy, fried catfish and grits
Trellis at the Heathman Hotel, Kirkland
A splurge-worthy spot with a surprisingly affordable brunch, Trellis specializes in superb farm-to-table cuisine. You can get both lunch and brunch. Combine your visit with walk along the Kirkland waterfront.
Where: 220 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland
Price: $8–$21 for entrees
Menu: Enjoy Belgian waffle, organic granola, salmon niçoise salad, a Trellis burger and more
Le Grand Bistro Americain, Kirkland
You can't fly to Paris for the weekend, but you can head to this French-style Kirkland bistro to enjoy your croque monsieur with wonderful views of Lake Washington.
Where: 2220 Carillon Point, Kirkland
When: Weekend brunch runs 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Reservations: Online or call 425-828-7778
Price range: $6–$38
Menu: Dine out on rillettes of pork, marinated olives and more
Claim Jumper Brunch, Lynnwood
Kids early-risers? Head here for a tasty brunch buffet that starts at 9 a.m.
Where: 18725 33rd Ave. W. Lynnwood
When: Brunch runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Price Range: Starts at $19.99 each
Menu: Something for the whole family with options ranging from BBQ chicken pizza to an omelet station.