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The Best Mother's Day Brunch in Toronto

The Best Mother's Day Brunch in Toronto

The Best Mother's Day Brunch in Toronto

Since you can't gift mom what she really wants -- a fast-pass to the far side of the pandemic -- you can at least assuage the strain of the last year with Toronto's best midday meals for Mother's Day. These lavish spreads are for moms who miss brunch, lunch and afternoon tea. If your mom thrives on bubbly and mimosas (and honestly, whose doesn't?), syrup-drenched plates, minuscule, flawless pastries, savoury dishes crafted with care and "sometimes" treats unquestionably meant for times like these, these menus are for her.

Unlike work-from-home lunches, inhaled between Zoom meetings with virtual school raging in the background, these meals are meant to be savoured. Multi-course and exquisitely prepared, these midday meals are a treat for all of mom's senses. Have one delivered, or enjoy one at her side, and while away the hours of a stress-free day.

Toronto's culinary superstars have gone above and beyond in planning these meals. Whichever you choose, mom is sure to be impressed while feeling spoiled to the max. For the best midday meals for Mother's Day, read on.

O&B Grocery

O&B Grocery

A gourmet beet-cured salmon and bagel kit is just one of the options you can gift mom this year from O&B at Home. Other choices, including a blueberry buttermilk pancake kit, smoked pepper braised short rib and strawberry shortcake, cover sweet, savoury and everything in-between.

1374 Queen St W

The Tempered Room

The Tempered Room

Impress mom with a Mother's Day Patisserie Tea from The Tempered Room. Each order includes five savoury viennoiserie, including the signature French Onion Soup Roll, plus Sloane Tea to steep at home. Add one of the patisserie's ethereal desserts to your order and transport mom to Paris for the afternoon.

633 King St W

Oretta

Oretta

Oretta's Italian brunch for mamma includes blood orange parfait with house-made granola, prosciutto, goat cheese and zucchini quiche, and chocolate and hazelnut pastries. With a cute herb plant for mom to keep, this brunch is guaranteed to make her smile.

Toben Food by Design

Toben Food by Design

Perfect for a group of four, each Mother's Day brunch from Toben Food by Design includes mini truffled wild mushroom and spring pea frittatas, beet-cured salmon with Kettleman's bagels, French toast bread pudding, tea-infused chocolate truffles and more. Optional add-ons include shrimp cocktail, bacon, and brunch-appropriate beverages.

1150 Queen St W

The Drake

The Drake

No matter what your mom craves, The Drake has something that's sure to satisfy come Mother's Day. With a host of options on offer, from fried chicken and waffles to crab and asparagus quiche, charcuterie platters, and more, all you need to do is order early to guarantee a happy day.

74 Ossington Ave

Tanto

Tanto

Tanto's Mother's Day brunch begins with scones with butter and fruit preserves, then moves on to pastrami-spiced salmon with potato rosti, Bibb lettuce salad, a choice of croque "Pepin" with smoked turkey, or crab and asparagus quiche, and ends with baba au rhum. Add a bottle from Tanto's cellar to your order and mom will want for nothing.

77 Portland St

Shook

Shook

Create the spread of mom's dreams from a wide assortment of options on Shook's Mother's Day Brunch menu. Opt for mushroom kibbeh, halloumi, shakshouka, manoushi, and more, with optional add-ons of flowers, wine, and cocktail kits.

188 University Ave

Shangri-La Lobby Lounge and Bar

Shangri-La Lobby Lounge and Bar

Indulge in Mother's Day afternoon tea from the Shangri-La Hotel and you just might start a tradition. Available for pick-up or delivery, each tea includes savoury sandwiches and tarts, seasonal scones with preserves and honey butter, and an assortment of dainty, elegant sweets.

362 King St E

Roselle

Roselle

As with everything done at Roselle, the bakery's Mother's Day Afternoon Tea is a thing of beauty. Inspired by Paris and replete with delicious, bite-sized savoury and sweet morsels, this limited set is sure to sell out fast.

469 King St W

Rodney's Oyster House

Rodney's Oyster House

Say, "I love you" with a seafood brunch from Rodney's Oyster House. Whether mom swoons for oyster fritters, hot smoked salmon rosti, lobster club sandwiches, lobster rolls or other briny bites, you'll find the perfect dish on Rodney's Mother's Day Brunch menu.

1 Richmond St W

Richmond Station

Richmond Station

Treat mom to a meal she didn't have to make with Richmond Station's three-course Mother's Day brunch. Each order includes the Stn. Caesar, bagel and lox, a choice of spring quiche or sausage and eggs and Finnish pancake with rhubarb compote for dessert.

Phancy's Bodega

Phancy's Bodega

Moms who adore afternoon tea will swoon at the sight of an elegant High Tea & Bubbles kit from Phancy's. Available for one or two diners, each kit includes a selection of tea sandwiches, scones, French pastries, cookies, jam, tea, bubbly, dried flowers and more.

488 Wellington St W

Marben

Marben

Ready to heat-and-eat, Marben's Mother's Day Brunch Kit for Two, with the option to add more servings, has everything you need for a hearty midday meal. With shoyu pancakes, amazake brioche, eggs, baked beans, marmalade and more, you might want to add petit fours, bubbly or a bouquet to your order, though you won't need to.

592 Sherbourne St

Maison Selby

Maison Selby

For a festive brunch with French flavours, look no further than Maison Selby's Mother's Day menu. Each brunch for two includes scones, pain au lait, scrambled eggs with herb crème fraîche, smoked salmon, pepper sausage, potato rosti and chia seed pudding, for a lighter end to a lavish meal.

325 Bay St

Louix Louis

Louix Louis

Treat mom to a four-course brunch from Louix Louis this Mother's Day. Each brunch includes cocktails, a choice of mains, a slice of the restaurant's stunning, limited-edition Queen's Cake and a $50 gift certificate to Iridium Spa at The St. Regis Hotel.

642 King St W Suite 102

Lapinou

Lapinou

Lapinou Bistro's prix fixe brunch lets you customize each course to mom's taste. Among the options, you'll find Vadouvan potatoes and spinach and squash fritters to start, with Fogo crab and ramp quiche, duck confit salad, a Lapinou burger and more for mains. Chocolate tart or yogurt panna cotta round out the menu.

111C Queen St E

George Restaurant

George Restaurant

George's annual Mother's Day brunch includes options for each of its three courses. With dishes including green asparagus salad with preserved lemon and saffron couscous, Cornish hen with potato perogies and pavlova with coconut cream and rosewater, this elegant menu is sure to satisfy.

304 Richmond St W

Drifter’s Solace

Drifter’s Solace

Available Friday, Saturday and Mother's Day, the brunch menu from Drifter's Solace ends on a sweet note with salted dulce de leche dark chocolate truffles. As if that wasn't enough, it begins with mini croque monsieur followed by green bean and new potato salad, poached eggs with buttered grits and vanilla waffles with rhubarb compote.

156 Cumberland St

Chabrol

Chabrol

This Mother's Day, sit mom down to a refined, three-course lunch from Chabrol, featuring scones with rhubarb jam, country terrine, fine herbs quiche with greens, and a side of potato and Gruyère gratin.

60 Yorkville Ave

Cafe Boulud

Cafe Boulud

Surprise mom with afternoon tea from Café Boulud and delight in mini beef Wellingtons and other savouries before moving on to petite rhubarb tartlets, gin and grapefruit macarons and other superb sweets. Since diamonds are said to be a girl's best friend, each order of afternoon tea includes a voucher for 15% off Dean Davidson jewellery.

4 Front St E

Biff's Bistro

Biff's Bistro

Biff Bistro's classic Mother's Day brunch for two, available for pre-order until May 7, includes fresh juice and fruit, scones with butter, strawberry jam and coppa and savoury smoked salmon crêpes. Add some bubbly to your order for toasting.

The Best Mother's Day Brunch in Toronto

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The Best Mother's Day Brunch in Toronto

Christine Peddie

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Since you can't gift mom what she really wants -- a fast-pass to the far side of the pandemic -- you can at least assuage the strain of the last year with Toronto's best midday meals for Mother's Day. These lavish spreads are for moms who miss brunch, lunch and afternoon tea. If your mom thrives on bubbly and mimosas (and honestly, whose doesn't?), syrup-drenched plates, minuscule, flawless pastries, savoury dishes crafted with care and "sometimes" treats unquestionably meant for times like these, these menus are for her.

Unlike work-from-home lunches, inhaled between Zoom meetings with virtual school raging in the background, these meals are meant to be savoured. Multi-course and exquisitely prepared, these midday meals are a treat for all of mom's senses. Have one delivered, or enjoy one at her side, and while away the hours of a stress-free day.

Toronto's culinary superstars have gone above and beyond in planning these meals. Whichever you choose, mom is sure to be impressed while feeling spoiled to the max. For the best midday meals for Mother's Day, read on.

O&B Grocery

O&B Grocery

A gourmet beet-cured salmon and bagel kit is just one of the options you can gift mom this year from O&B at Home. Other choices, including a blueberry buttermilk pancake kit, smoked pepper braised short rib and strawberry shortcake, cover sweet, savoury and everything in-between.

Toben Food by Design

Toben Food by Design

Perfect for a group of four, each Mother's Day brunch from Toben Food by Design includes mini truffled wild mushroom and spring pea frittatas, beet-cured salmon with Kettleman's bagels, French toast bread pudding, tea-infused chocolate truffles and more. Optional add-ons include shrimp cocktail, bacon, and brunch-appropriate beverages.

1150 Queen St W

The Drake

The Drake

No matter what your mom craves, The Drake has something that's sure to satisfy come Mother's Day. With a host of options on offer, from fried chicken and waffles to crab and asparagus quiche, charcuterie platters, and more, all you need to do is order early to guarantee a happy day.

74 Ossington Ave

Tanto

Tanto

Tanto's Mother's Day brunch begins with scones with butter and fruit preserves, then moves on to pastrami-spiced salmon with potato rosti, Bibb lettuce salad, a choice of croque "Pepin" with smoked turkey, or crab and asparagus quiche, and ends with baba au rhum. Add a bottle from Tanto's cellar to your order and mom will want for nothing.

Phancy's Bodega

Phancy's Bodega

Moms who adore afternoon tea will swoon at the sight of an elegant High Tea & Bubbles kit from Phancy's. Available for one or two diners, each kit includes a selection of tea sandwiches, scones, French pastries, cookies, jam, tea, bubbly, dried flowers and more.

488 Wellington St W

Marben

Marben

Ready to heat-and-eat, Marben's Mother's Day Brunch Kit for Two, with the option to add more servings, has everything you need for a hearty midday meal. With shoyu pancakes, amazake brioche, eggs, baked beans, marmalade and more, you might want to add petit fours, bubbly or a bouquet to your order, though you won't need to.

60 Yorkville Ave

Cafe Boulud

Cafe Boulud

Surprise mom with afternoon tea from Café Boulud and delight in mini beef Wellingtons and other savouries before moving on to petite rhubarb tartlets, gin and grapefruit macarons and other superb sweets. Since diamonds are said to be a girl's best friend, each order of afternoon tea includes a voucher for 15% off Dean Davidson jewellery.