Whether your mom’s from out of town or she lives up the street, Toronto’s a great place to be on Mother’s Day, especially with Spring in the air! Grab your phone and make a reservation at one of our top picks for brunch in the city. You, your mom and your stomach won’t regret it!
The day to celebrate our beloved mothers is just around the corner and let’s be real, after everything she has done for us, she deserves only the very best VIP treatment. Start May 8th off on a happy note and spoil your mom at one of these mouth-watering brunch spots. Does anyone really like breakfast in bed anyway? Here are the best Mother’s Day brunch spots in Toronto:
Treat your mom like the queen that she is and spend your morning at Toronto’s grandiose Casa Loma. At just $60.00 per person ($45.00 for children 13 and under), treat your mama (and yourself) to a fresh seafood bar and menu that includes fresh lobster ravioli, roasted cornish hen, fresh pastries, desserts, and more. Reservations are required.
If your mom likes the ritz and blitz, Toca is a fabulous brunch spot to celebrate that adorable mother of yours this Mother’s Day. Get all dolled up with your mom and be sure to treat her to one of Toronto’s swankiest brunches.
This Kickstarter backed resto may be new, but they sure know how to brunch! Real Mo-Mo’s is a European bistro serving dishes inspired by the cuisines of Holland, Indonesia, New Zealand, Australia and the Canary Islands. Brunch dishes range between $7 and $16, and include Pannenkoeken (Dutch-style crepes), Uitsmijter (eggs sunny side up on multigrain toast, cheddar cheese and black forest ham) and (almost) every type of eggs Benedict you can imagine. Can’t get up early enough for brunch? Real Mo-Mo’s does high tea for two, for only $30 between 3:00pm and 6:00pm.
FRANK at the AGO
Take mom to this unique spot, where food and art intersect at the AGO. FRANK’s delicious brunch buffet, running at $85 per person, will feature carving and seafood stations, an oyster bar, an assortment of sweet treats and housemade pastries. Bringing a tiny tot? FRANK has a special menu for little ones, too!
Plan an afternoon in Yorkville and start with the Mother’s Day brunch at the Park Hyatt Hotel’s Annona Restaurant. For $70.00 per person, enjoy a four-course menu with mouth-watering features like the miso pan-roasted wild halibut or salmon gratinee with lobster.
If brunch isn’t your mom’s thing, surprise her with afternoon tea! Starting at $45.00 per person, the Park Hyatt has an afternoon high tea with creative finger sandwiches and canapés, along with more speciality items like a crispy cone of tuna tartar, curried chicken and mango salad, peppered rare roast beef on pumpernickel, and much more.
Located near St. Lawrence Market, Cresta is known for their high-rated brunches. On Mother’s Day, they will offer an unlimited brunch featuring an omelette station, pancakes, sausage, bacon, mussels and clam pasta, a beef carving station and much more. Brunch is $50 per person or $55 with a Rose Zinfandel Spritzer. Afterwards, take a stroll around beautiful St. Lawrence Market and burn off those calories!
Daisho – Momofuku
Is your mom a foodie? Show her some love by taking her for brunch at the famous Daishō. Featuring menu items like buttermilk pancakes, chicken and kimchi apple salad, large format Caesars, plus a newly introduced Bagel Feast (at $25 per person), she won’t be disappointed. But watch out; you will have just raised her expectations for next year!
Oliver & Bonacini
Peter Oliver and Michael Bonacini clearly know how to make mom happy with every restaurant under their group offering special Mother’s Day events. For the fancy mom, head to the 31st floor of the Trump Tower and enjoy a $75.00 per person all-you-can-indulge menu at America Restaurant. Expect unlimited small plates of prime rib sliders, hot chicken steam buns, oysters, smoked salmon scrambled eggs and more, plus your choice of main. If you’re feeling particularly fancy, grab a bottle of prosecco for only $50 and make your own mimosas! For the more casual mama, head to the newly renovated Biff’s Bistro for a lively Parisian bistro vibe and a brunch menu that will transport you out of Toronto and over to L’Avenue des Champs Elysees.
If your mother dreams of ‘la vie en rose,’ and all things Paris, this charming and delicious French bistro is where you’ll want to impress that mom of yours. The exquisite a la carte brunch menu ranges from $10 to $25 and includes everything from a French twist on the classic Canadian poutine to a maple vanilla French toast. You can thank us later!
This Mother’s Day, from 11am-3pm, Montecito will be throwing an all-you-can-eat brunch with a special ‘Mother’s Day’ twist. They are teaming up with beGlammed, an on-demand beauty service app, to provide complimentary makeup touchups for guests! Pair that with delicious all-you-can-eat brunch for $39 per person, and call it a day well spent!
For moms on the east side, head over to Globe Bistro on the Danforth for an elevated farm-to-table experience. For their Mother’s Day brunch, they will be serving up a $29 4-course prix fixe menu featuring housemade scones, pan seared rainbow trout, strawberry crepes & more. If you’re trying to impress mom on a budget, this is the place to go.
The Good Son
Queen West (read: hipster) families should head on over to The Good Son. Their menu offers a variety of delicious brunch options like Southern fried chicken and waffles or huevos rancheros. If mom is more in the mood for a fantastic lunch, their menu also offers some fan favourites like steak tartare and wood oven pizzas.
The Drake Hotel
Now that it’s warm out, ain’t no place like The Drake Hotel Sky Yard. On Mother’s Day they are offering a prix fixe menu at $36.00 per person which will include a starter, first course, 2nd course and dessert. If you’ve never tried brunch at The Drake, prepare to be wowed; Chef Feswick, a mommy herself, has some special plans up her sleeve this Mother’s Day. Guests who reserve for brunch on Sunday, May 8th will be asked to commit to the prix fixe menu.
Mildred’s Kitchen Temple
This Liberty Village hotspot offers a plate of blueberry pancakes that may be one of the most famous brunch dishes in the city. Luckily for you, it’s also making an appearance on their prix-fixe Mother’s Day menu! At $27.50 per person, the pancakes are not the only mouth-watering items for mom’s big day. From freshly baked scones, Huevos Monty, or Veda’s choice (a twist on the classic Benedict), your Mother’s Day brunch has never tasted so good.
Located on a charming block of Wellington Street in downtown Toronto, Le Select offers traditional French cuisine in a Parisian bistro setting. In true French form, their brunch is best paired with a champagne coupe off their extensive wine and cocktail list. On Mother’s Day they will offer a prix fixe menu for $39.00 per person, which will run from 10am to 4pm, or you can choose to enjoy features from the regular menu.
This charming restaurant on King Street West will be cooking up their standard Sunday brunch on Mother’s Day. Think French toast with hazelnuts or lemon ricotta pancakes. Also, don’t forget to get your mom their famous cookie. Voted the best cookie in Toronto, you will thank us for the advice.
Your family will love La Societe’s decadent brunch and mom is sure to be charmed by the Parisian décor. If she’s a frites lover, this is the place to take her. The brunch menu is impressive, with items like pancakes topped with caramelized bananas, blueberries, lemon ricotta and maple syrup; salmon benedict smothered in the perfect amount of hollandaise; and the classic Croque Madame served with some of our city’s best frites.
Canadian food with an Asian Twist, Bosk at the Shangri-La will be serving a beautiful Mother’s Day brunch from 11:00am to 2:00pm. For $59 per person, you and your mom can indulge in a 3-course brunch with lots of vegetarian and meat-lover options! If you’re really in the mood to treat your mom, why not have a mother-daughter staycation at the Shangri-La that weekend and finish of Mother’s Day at the hotel’s exceptional spa?!
Located in the historic St. Lawrence neighbourhood, Origin’s brunch is never disappointing. Offering sweet and savoury dishes like bufala mozzarella with pear, rosemary oil, pine nuts and honey or French toast with banana, coconut, peanut brittle, and pineapple. Don’t disappoint Mom by missing out and make your reservation now — spaces are filling up!
Signatures Restaurant is located inside the InterContinental Hotel. This Mother’s Day, they’ll be hosting a special brunch just for mom with two seatings: the first at 10:30 am and the second at 1:00 pm. Expect a stunner selection that includes assorted salads, waffles & pancakes, hand carved beef wellington, grilled lamb, five spice cornish hen, sweets like caramel torte, chocolate coconut flan and much, much more. This all-you-can-eat brunch is more than worth the splurge at $68 per person.
Give your mom a break this Mother’s Day and treat her to a beautiful 3-course brunch at Cafe Boulud. At $75/person, their brunch menu includes delectable delights like berries tartine, oysters, lemon ricotta hotcakes and much more. Afterwards, take a stroll through Yorkville or pop up to the 9th floor and visit the Spa at the Four Seasons to treat both of yourselves to their May special: a wash & blowout for only $45 (regular price $60). Reservations for brunch and the spa are recommended.
On Sunday, May 8th, Mariposa Cruises is offering a great excursion. Their Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise is not one to ignore, with a two-hour trip along the Toronto harbor offering an impressive market-fresh buffet brunch featuring cinnamon-smothered french toast, chicken and waffles, fresh fruit and more; a free pop-up photo booth; and roses for all the moms. Boarding is at 11:30am and guests disembark at 2:30pm. Tickets are $52.95 for adults, $25.95 for kids 4 – 12 years old, and free for kids under 3.
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