Mother's Day brunch in Toronto
Where to get a Mother's Day brunch in Toronto is a vital question for those of us who like to show our love through culinary endeavours, but perhaps lack the necessary skills to whip up a picture-perfect breakfast in bed.
Read on for some choice restaurants to take your Mom to this Mother's Day (some of which are whipping up something special for the occasion), and please note that while some of them require reservations--after everything your mother has done for you, the last thing you want to do is make her stand in line--others that don't just might be delicious enough to brave the potential wait.
Globe Bistro and its two sister locations--Earth in Rosedale and Earth Bloor West--are offering a Mother's Day prix fixe brunch for $29 (or a three-course prix fixe dinner for $35). The special brunch menu features scones, smoked rainbow trout on rye toast, red fife crepes, Wellington County prime rib roast and a selection of desserts.
Windsor Arms Hotel
The Windsor Arms Hotel offers a Mother's Day brunch at $70 for adults and $45 for children 12 and under, set in the consummate elegance of the hotel, as well as a Mother's Day tea taking place on Saturday and Sunday for $55 per person.
Those with dance-loving mothers should take note of Lula Lounge's Cuban Brunch, a blend of standard breakfast offerings served in buffet form, live music and a salsa lesson for just $15 for adults.
Treat your mom to a buffet brunch between 11 am and 2:30 pm, including soups, salads, and main dishes such as pan-roasted lamb loin, red wine poached beef tenderloin and balsamic glazed salmon, with decadent and brunch-appropriate sweets such as French macarons and brownie lollipops. The cost is $45 per person.
Rather than a traditional brunch, consider dim sum at Crown Princess. With a vast menu that spans from seafood, to chicken and duck, to pork and beef, you're sure to find something that'll satisfy your Mom. Want more dim sum options? Check out our best dim sum in Toronto list.
Splendido is offering a prix fixe brunch menu for $70 per person between 11am-3pm with a complimentary glass of sparkling rose for mothers in attendance. The menu includes house cured atlantic salmon, brioche crusted halibut, roasted rib cap and three lush desserts to choose from.
Origin is already filling up for their weekend brunch, which has savoury dishes like steak and eggs served with crispy noodles, and breakfast sweets such as french toast with maple vanilla syrup, whipped cream and berry compote.
Frank at the AGO offers the perfect one-two-punch for Mother's Day. First, treat her to a Spanish brunch menu inspired by Picasso and featuring tostadas, frittatas on tortillas, and steak frites espanol, then stroll around the gallery and take in the work of the master himself.
La Societe serves up a richly decadent brunch between 11am-3pm, which includes French toast filled with caramelized bananas and topped with maple syrup, P.E.I lobster benedict with toasted brioche, and as befits a bistro, monsieur and madame croques.
Newly opened restaurant The Grove is still finessing their brunch menu, but what will certainly be on offer is English breakfast fare such as french toast with preserves, devilled crab on toast, and poached eggs.
The Drake Hotel
The Drake Hotel is offering two brunch options: a Mother's Day prix fixe for $28 including dishes such as a lobster scramble, or a family-style blues brunch for $32 which includes a concert by soul singer Melissa Bel and brunch classics.
Table 17 serves brunch on weekends from 10:30am-2:30pm, and they're bound to be busy on Mother's Day for their Neapolitan eggs--poached in tomato and basil--and pain d'ore with cinnamon creme anglaise and cinnamon, as well as typical-with-a-twist breakfast cocktails.
L'Ouvrier offers a diverse brunch menu, filled with the basics such as yogurt and granola and french toast with house-smoked bacon, alongside a salad brimming with golden beets and watercress and a comforting grilled cheese sandwich with aged cheddar on raisin walnut bread.
Wondering what to get your carnivorous mother? Check out Beast, who are known for their meat-heavy menus, and their brunch doesn't disappoint with its plates of poutine with bbq water buffalo, eggs benedict with smoked trout falafel, and challah french toast topped with duck confit.
Keriwa Cafe's brunch has been (rightly) garnering rave reviews since its launch, and on Sunday between 10am and 3 pm, you can enjoy Aboriginal-inspired dishes such as brown butter eggs Benedict with red fife biscuit, confit pork belly and dill crepe.
For delicious barbecue, head west to Roncesvalles' Barque Smokehouse. Their array of not-too-breakfasty dishes such as pulled pork cake, chicken wings and cornmeal-crusted halibut is perfect for a mid-afternoon of indulgence.
Marben's brunch features an assortment of sandwiches such as Janet's chicken sandwich--a simple mix of skinless breast and veggies--as well as salads, egg dishes, oysters, charcuterie and bread pudding french toast. Be sure to order a little something for your Mom from their short (but potent) list of brunch cocktails.
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