Two heart-shaped bowls filled with delicious-looking fruit.

Mother’s Day and brunch – they go together like orange juice and champagne. If you’re still figuring out how you want to celebrate the day with your mother, we’ve put together some ideas for you.

Shutters on the Beach– Santa Monica

They call it a “casual beachfront cafe and bar,” but you just may call it a little slice of heaven. Enjoy the ocean view as you nosh, then kick those sandals off and take a stroll down Santa Monica Beach. To really spoil Mom, book a room in the hotel for her. Maybe you can join her! Make your reservation now.

Back on the Beach Cafe – Santa Monica

This beach and brunch option is more casual than Shutters but still has amazing views – the beach, mountains, pier, and Catalina Island. Reservations for indoor tables are only for groups of six or more, and you can only get those in person or by phone. Outdoor tables cannot be reserved and are first come first served.

Fred62 – Los Feliz

When is a diner more than a diner? When it’s Fred62. For 20 years, has taken the classic expectation of a diner and made it even more delicious and contemporary. They’re open 365 days a year and offer gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options.

Clifton’s Cafeteria – DTLA

Looking for something unique? Look no further than Clifton’s, “the world’s largest public cafeteria and California’s lone survivor from the Golden Age of Cafeterias.” Experience their “Cabinet of Curiosities” and the outdoors inside (or at least an interpretation of it) in Forest Glen Dining Hall. You won’t soon forget a visit to Clifton’s.

The Mixx – Pasadena

A Mother’s Day brunch with bottomless mimosas for Mom and live jazz for everyone. There are two brunch seatings (11 am and 1 pm) at this “modern bar/lounge,” and kids are welcome. Live entertainment by Estani & Ascension.

Green Street Tavern – Old Town Pasadena

Locally grown farm foods make the menu here even more delicious. It’s open for lunch and dinner, so make plans accordingly. Great food in an elegant atmosphere will make Mother’s Day special. Make reservations now.

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The Huntington Library – San Marino

Take Mom to the library for Mother’s Day! Because The Huntington isn’t just a library, art collections, and botanical gardens (as if that wasn’t enough), it’s also a great place for “seasonal, locally grown, made-from-scratch food and beverages.” Go to the Rose Garden Tea Room or 1919 café to treat your mom to a lovely time.

House of Blues – Anaheim

It’s not called the World Famous Gospel Brunch for nothing. Local talent performs traditional and contemporary Gospel songs while you also enjoy the breakfast buffet.

Snoop Dogg’s Compound – Inglewood

Normally we don’t include super-pricey events, but spending the evening with Snoop Dog at his compound for A Mother’s Day to Remember couldn’t be passed up! All-inclusive tickets run between $200 and $300, and they include all food, alcohol, valet parking, and music. Doors open at 8 pm, start time 9 pm.


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