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Where to go for Mother’s Day brunch in Los Angeles

Nothing says “I love you Mom” like sweet treats—so check out our guide to Mother’s Day brunch in Los Angeles.

Patricia Kelly Yeo
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Patricia Kelly Yeo
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Your mom’s been through a lot: She did your laundry, got through those angsty teen years and probably even let you control the car’s radio without batting an eye, even when all you did was blast boy bands for hours on end. And while Mother's Day brunch won’t completely compensate for all those years of emotional distress, you can still show her you’re really, truly thankful for all of that with a meal to end all meals from one of L.A.’s best brunch restaurants.

With $1 “mamamosas,” endless rosé, seaside eggs Benedict and fresh-baked pastries, these Mother’s Day brunch specials around town are the perfect way to say “I love you.” Whether she’s looking for something cozy and low-key or decadent and classy, here’s where to find the best Mother’s Day specials around L.A. this year.

RECOMMENDED: Our guide to Mother’s Day in L.A. (which, FYI, is May 8 this year)

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  • Restaurants
  • Mexican
  • Venice
  • price 2 of 4

What: Marina del Rey's neighborhood Mexican eatery features two bright, spacious patios and plenty of margs for a relaxed, beachside-adjacent take on Mother's Day brunch. Fluffy, dense cloud pancakes baked in a skillet, churro French toast and hamachi aguachile tostadas round out Nueva's brunch offerings, which are a perfect fit for a Westside Mother's Day.

When:10:30am–3pm

Price: À la carte.

Reservations: Book online via Resy, or walk-ins welcome as well.

  • Restaurants
  • French
  • Santa Monica
  • price 4 of 4

What: Do it big this brunch at this decadent French bistro in Santa Monica, which will offer a family-style prix fixe brunch. Start with a crisp baguette with cultured butter and deviled eggs, before digging into a light assortment of spring salads, quiche, salmon with béarnaise, duck leg confit cassoulet and seasonal vegetables. Finish with a chocolate tart for dessert.

When: 10:30am–3pm

Price: $130 per person.

Reservations: Book online via Resy.

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  • Restaurants
  • Puerto Rican
  • Little Tokyo
  • price 2 of 4

What: Support women- and family-owned businesses with Little Tokyo's Rumba Kitchen, where each mom will receive a gift of sweet mayorca bread from chef Omayra Dakis's teenage daughter, Maria. Each prix fixe menu of Puerto Rican favorites will include a share-style platter of empanadas, alcapurrias and other appetizers, green avocado salad, and your choice of entrée and dessert. Highlights include a plantain waffle, lobster eggs Benedict and classic Puerto Rican flan. There are also $23 bottomless mimosas for anyone who wants to party with Mom.

When: noon–4pm.

Price: $58 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

Reservations: Book online via Resy.

  • Restaurants
  • Californian
  • Santa Monica
  • price 2 of 4

What: Head to this solid Westside bakery and all-day brunch spot with a cozy back patio and a decadent breakfast pizza, cast-iron cinnamon rolls and a must-order French toast with vanilla brandy whipped mascarpone. While it's not the fanciest place in town, Milo + Olive would definitely make any mom happy with the laidback atmosphere, outdoor garden planters and delicious array of baked goods at the counter.

When: 8am–3pm.

Price: À la carte.

Reservations: Book online via Resy.

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  • Restaurants
  • Californian
  • South Park
  • price 3 of 4

What: Head to chef Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne's  Downtown hotel eatery for stunning interiors and Mother's Day specials, including a lobster chopped salad inspired by Goin's own mother and glazed strawberry donuts from pastry chef Irene Widjaya that simply scream "springtime brunch." Other regular brunch menu favorites from the A.O.C. pair's newest eatery include huevos divorciados and Portuguese-style French toast with seasonal fruit preserves, mascarpone and candied walnuts.

When: 10am–2:30pm.

Price: À la carte.

Reservations: Book online via OpenTable.

  • Restaurants
  • Californian
  • Santa Monica
  • price 3 of 4

What: Spend Mother's Day on the beach after feasting at FIG, the Fairmont Miramar’s lobby restaurant specializing in seasonal Californian cuisine. Delicious à la carte menu items like chilaquiles verde, eggs in purgatory and chef Jason Pendergast's housemade mini-doughnuts make this a must-go for anyone who'd like to spend a Mother's Day in Santa Monica, but proximity to the Fairmont's Exhale Spa and the Pacific Ocean doesn't hurt either.

When: 11am–3pm.

Price: À la carte. 

Reservations: Book online via Resy, or call 310-319-3111.

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  • Restaurants
  • Californian
  • Topanga
  • price 3 of 4

What: Celebrate Mother's Day at this rustic yet elegant Topanga eatery, which we consider one of the best places in L.A. to dine outdoors. Tucked up in the canyons, Inn of the Seventh Ray will be offering a partial buffet-style brunch on both Saturday and Sunday, with plenty of option for vegans. Dine on bagels, salads, soups, waffles and pastries before picking between vegetarian or traditional main options. 

Hours: Saturday, May 7: 9am–3pm // Sunday, May 8: 8am-3:15 pm (deposit required)

Price: $79 per adult ($74 for vegetarian option), $4 per year for children 4–12.

Reservations: Via Tock.

  • Restaurants
  • American creative
  • Downtown Historic Core
  • price 3 of 4

What: Mother's Day might be the best time to visit Redbird, a Downtown restaurant housed inside an old cathedral. Chef Neal Fraser's holiday brunch menu includes choice of appetizer and entrée. Highlights include a nutty-sweet kaya toast, duck confit chilaquiles and Basque baked eggs with short rib, blood sausage, piquillo peppers and Ossau-Iraty cheese. Though all tables in the garden and lounge are already sold out, there are still a few seats available in the main dining room.

When: 10am–2pm.

Price: $75 per person, not including beverage, tax and gratuity. 

Reservations: Book via Tock.

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