Where to Have Mother’s Day Brunch, Lunch or Dinner in Austin
Treat your mom to the best restaurants and experiences in town
By Avery Matschek
Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and numerous Austin restaurants have curated special menus, delightful treats and exclusive experiences to celebrate all the mamas this year.
Make her day extra special by reserving a spot now for the celebration she deserves on Sunday, May 14.
Austin Proper Hotel
This Mother’s Day, all of Austin Proper’s fantastic eateries offer opportunities to celebrate moms.
The Peacock, a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant on the hotel’s ground floor, is serving special brunch items, decadent cocktails and complimentary sweets.
For a livelier afternoon, visit La Piscina to indulge in margaritas and huevos rancheros.
Rounding out the gorgeous hotel’s offerings is the Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea at Goldie’s. It includes sparkling aperitifs, treats and teas in a floral-filled setting.
Make reservations for all three on Austin Proper’s website.
The Goan-inspired food at Vixen’s Wedding stands out among the busy Austin culinary scene.
On Mother’s Day, the restaurant is offering its mimosa kits at half price — on top of its full brunch menu.
Brunch offerings like saag shakshuka and chai French toast are served from 10 am to 2 pm.
Visit Vixen’s website to make reservations.
Peached Tortilla puts its Southern twist on Asian comfort food with three special dishes on Mother’s Day.
Confit duck hash, Hong Kong milk toast and Thai curry shakshuka are specially available for the holiday — in addition to its standard brunch fare and drinks.
Dean’s Italian Steakhouse
Dean’s is one of the best steakhouses in town, and the spot to treat your mom to an upscale steak or seafood dinner.
When moms visit Dean’s Italian Steakhouse on May 14, they will enjoy complimentary sparkling rosé along with a rose.
Cape Bottle Room
Wine lovers unite! Cape Bottle Room hosts a Cheers to Mom food and wine pairing at noon, 2 pm and 4 pm on Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14.
This culinary experience features three South African wines, handpicked by Cape Bottle Room’s expert sommeliers and paired with wonderful dishes.
Each guest receives two flights of three wines, each with its own food pairing.
Tickets are per person and can be purchased here.
Central Market North Lamar
For an experience-based day, partake in Central Market North Lamar’s Mother’s Day Brunch: A Tribute to the ’70s with Trish Murphy.
Murphy, a talented local musician, will not only cook a French-inspired menu but also enchant the audience with a few songs.
Those over 21 years old get a glass of wine at the event, which runs from 1 pm to 3 pm.
Get your tickets here.
Hyatt Centric Congress Avenue’s new restaurant Luminaire, helmed by six-time James Beard Award finalist Steve McHugh, has brunch handled on Mother’s Day.
Featuring a Spanish twist, the seasonal local Texas fare takes center stage in the holiday five-course menu. It includes roasted beet and citrus salad, crispy croquettas, Spanish tortilla, gambas al ajillo and horchata ice cream.
Luminaire is also serving Mother’s Day libations.
Guests can reserve a table here.
If you’re looking for a meal with a view, Bulevar has a special lunch and brunch menu in a gorgeous space that overlooks the Austin hills.
The fully gluten-free kitchen is a newer addition to the city, but has quickly gained popularity thanks to its fantastic Latin American-inspired dishes.
Plan to arrive early, as a special surprise awaits the first mothers who make it on Mother’s Day.
Although Andiamo is typically closed on Sundays, the Italian eatery opens its doors for a Sunday brunch this Mother’s Day.
This elegant experience includes selections such as prosciutto e melone, risotto ai funghi and involtini de pollo, among other authentic Italian dishes.
The meal ends on a sweet note, thanks to Sicilian orange cake, tiramisú or zabaglione with mixed berries.
To see the full menu and reserve a table, click here.
For a relaxing day of drinking and shopping, head to Meanwhile Brewing’s Mother’s Day Market from 11 am to 4 pm on Sunday, May 14.
Vendors include Sa Cul Jewelry, Haiku Press, Textured Line Designs — among many others.
Golden Soul Salon also provides an on-site styling bar for moms.
Coffee and beer are available in the Meanwhile Brewing Taproom. The brewery’s food trucks serve breakfast and lunch for guests.