Mother’s Day is right around the corner (in case your mother hasn’t reminded you yet)! Is it me or does May always sneak up so quickly? If you’re not big on cooking Mom some breakfast in bed, there are always great restaurants in Washington, DC open for Mother’s day brunch. We all know nobody whips up a feast as good as Mom does, but these brunches sure come close! Treat her to some delish dishes at these eateries throughout the DC and Virginia areas:
Surprise! Fiola offers brunch. But only on Mother’s Day. Their special Mother’s day cocktail is sure to please mom with some red-tea infused vodka, grapfruit and Cocchi Rosa. Their deal includes 2 savory courses and dessert plus a pastry basket for the table. Out of it all, I would look forward to the Strawberry Torta as a dessert the most! Don’t worry if you fall in love with their brunch, it will be back for Father’s Day! Fiola. 202.628.2888. 601 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC.
What screams brunch more than Belgian cuisine? B Too is the sister restaurant to Belga Cafe located in Logan Circle. They have tons of unique waffles (duh!) and a pastry platter that will wow even the best baker Mom out there. Don’t worry, Dad won’t be disappointed either. He can pick from some hearty waffles like the Pulled Pork waffle or the Green Egg “McWaffle”. See my full review of B Too’s brunch. B Too. 202.627.2800. 1324 14th Street NW, Washington, DC.
Tupelo Honey Cafe
Do you have southern roots? Well so does Tupelo Honey Cafe. Tupelo Honey Cafe has locations all throughout the Southeastern United States. I actually think their Arlington location is their furthest up north! Special for Mother’s day, they are offering a free dessert of either banana pudding, pecan pie, or their brand new strawberry shortcake. They’ll also have a limited edition Mint Julep. Yum! Something I find adorable about them is that they are super family-friendly. They are actually providing Mother’s day cards and crayons for children to decorate during their meal. Isn’t that adorable? Tupelo Honey Cafe. 703.253.8140. 1616 N Troy St, Arlington, VA.
Copperwood Tavern is one of my favorite farm to table spots in Arlington. They have a great rustic decor and ample outdoor seating. It’s one of my favorite spots to go because Shirlington is so dog-friendly that I can always bring Starla with me to the patio. Let’s pray it stops raining here for mother’s day. If you’ve never had a Scotch egg, this is the place to try one. It’s a boiled egg wrapped in breakfast sausage, breaded and fried. Yum! Copperwood Tavern. 703.552.8010. 4021 Campbell Ave, Arlington, VA.
We all know how much I love Eastern Market. Lavagna has been one of my favorite places to go to for brunch ever since my best friend took me there for my first chicken and waffles. Treat mom to a couple bottomless (or not) mimosas or bellinis. You have a full spread of menu from savory to sweet options like their Nutella pancakes. As a plus, if the weather keeps up, you might be able to snag a table on their patio. Lavagna. 202.546.5006. 539 8th Street SE, Washington, DC, 20003.
Bar Civita is tucked away in Woodley Park and is run by Chef Liam LaCivita, who used to work at Liberty Tavern in Arlington, one of my long term favorites. They will offer a brunch buffet and a la carte options for mother’s day. The above photo is of their Marcellas Frittata in honora of Marcella Hazan that has spring veggies, provolone, and macaroni. Their french-press coffee is some of the best, I’ve had in the area. I drank it black! One thing, I need to go back and try is their homemade donuts, every brunch they change the flavors but some of their rotating options are chocolate-vanilla glazed, and maple bacon yeast donut. This well-rounded menu is sure to please everyone in the family. Bar Civita. 202.588.1211. 2609 24th St NW, Washington, DC.
Béarnaise is a french restaurant by Spike Mendelsohn. The menu is super indulgent featuring bottomless mimosas, Creme Brulee french toast, a handful of Bennie options, and even a Pig’s Feet Hash. If you’re there, I wouldn’t pass up the french toast. Béarnaise. 202.450.4800. 315 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC.
Click to see my full review of Bar Deco’s brunch. Bar Deco is a great option if you’re in the Chinatown area. It’s a beautiful three story building plus the only rooftop in all of Chinatown. Their menu has a gluten-free option of Egg White Frittata with Lox and Arugula. They also have bottomless mimosas if that’s something you’re into. Bar Deco. 202.774.5867. 717 6th St NW, Washington, DC.
What do you have planned for Mother’s Day this year?