Mother’s Day is the perfect time to show mom how much you care—and what better way to do that than with a meal at one of Austin’s hottest brunch spots? We’ve rounded up five of the best offerings, perfect for every mother’s taste.
Chef Jason Stude shows his Lake Austin Spa roots by playing with delicate flavors on his Mother’s Day menu. In addition to the traditional brunch—which includes a fluffy beer bread with smoked beef-fat butter and heartier cinnamon roll with maple-bacon glaze (hey, it can’t all be light)—Boiler Nine Bar + Grill will also treat moms to a variety of wine pairings with options such as smoked whitefish Benedict topped with shaved asparagus, hollandaise, and caviar, and a berry parfait with coconut granola. Plus, the industrial setting and unique dishes are perfect for the mom who likes her food to have an edge. Brunch served 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 800 W. Cesar Chavez St., 512-220-9990
For the Mom Who Likes a Little Bit of Everything: The Carillon
The brunch buffet at The Carillon is certainly as elegant as the campus it graces. From fresh-shucked oysters to wagyu beef and black truffle ravioli, to a full dessert bar with mocha toffee trifles, blueberry cobblers, and blood orange and vanilla tartlet, there is something for everyone. Little ones can even enjoy kid-friendly options such as mac and cheese and fried chicken tenders at various food stations. Brunch is served from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. 1900 University Ave., 512-404-3655
For the Southern Belle Who Likes to Sleep In: Fixe
Mom is sure to feel special when you take her to a restaurant that serves brunch only once a year. And whether she prefers mimosas or Bloody Marys, there are a variety of twists on familiar drinks such as the bbq bacon Bloody. Entrees include elevated Southern classics like soft-scrambled eggs with grits, pickled okra, shaved truffles, and their crowd-pleasing signature biscuits. Late risers, rejoice! The Mother's Day menu will run until 8 p.m. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 500 W. Fifth St., 512-888-9133
The Domain location of chef David Bull’s upscale restaurant will host a brunch buffet to celebrate moms come May 14. Look for menu favorites such as the brioche French toast and buttery pastries. As an added bonus, mothers who dine at the spot on Sunday will receive a small bouqet of springtime flowers as a surprise gift. Brunch is served from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 3121 Palm Way, Ste.#101, 737-300-4800
The restaurant nestled in this historic mansion-turned-hotel, Goodall's Kitchen will pull all the stops to celebrate moms on their special day. In addition to complimentary valet parking and a free mimosa with brunch, mothers can sign up for a free manicure when they arrive for their reservation. The Mother's Day menu itself is a three-course affair, with decadent options like quiche with English peas, gruyere, and lobster butter, followed by a lemon brûlée with stone fruit for dessert. After your meal, linger on the gorgeous wraparound porch for the view with a cocktail in hand. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 1900 Rio Grande St., 512-495-1800