Toast Mom This Mother’s Day at These 10 Brunch Spots with Patios

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Last Mother’s Day we stayed home and celebrated with our quarantine crew. This May, raise a glass to mom by taking her out to one of San Diego’s best brunch spots, all of which offer patio seating for a safe, outdoor dining option. Check out our 10 Mother’s Day brunch spots that will have mom smiling from ear to ear. From silver dollar pancakes and chocolate bacon to signature bloody Marys (or double shot mochas), scroll down to see where to toast mom at a lovely family meal.

Great Maple

Moms deserve comfort food too. Especially when it's elevated and blends local, seasonal ingredients with unique presentation. The Great Maple Dinette sets out to bring smiles to guests' faces with unexpected plating (think long loved classics with a twist), great flavors and personal connection. Look for favorite dishes like cerrillos chilaquiles and fresh beignets on their brunch menu.

Locations throughout San Diego

Brockton Villa

Treat mom to an amazing brunch and a close-up look at ocean and cove activity at Brockton Villa in La Jolla. The historic cottage is famous for its brioche french toast called Coast Toast, but the breakfast bowls and variety of omelets are just as delicious. The history of the cottage is worth brushing up on before your visit. The cottage, which opened in the late 1990s uses the color palate and décor of its surroundings, the beautiful ocean, cove, and sandy shores. It's the perfect setting to celebrate any beach-loving mom. 

1235 Coast Blvd.
La Jolla, CA 92037

Little Lion Cafe

A cozy café! We love that you can sit inside or out at this cute but casual eatery. You can head on over (even if it's last minute!). From a farmer's market fruit bowl and avocado toast to Belgian waffles and poached eggs with bacon, there's something for everyone to eat. After brunch, walk the neighborhood and enjoy a sunny San Diego day or take a quick trek to Sunset Cliffs to soak in the amazing view.

1424 Sunset Cliffs Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92107

Vue at Omni Resort La Costa

There's so much to enjoy at Omni Resort La Costa, like the fabulous brunch at their lively, contemporary restaurant VUE. A play on words, the view from their outdoor dining patio is just as magnificent as their mouthwatering menu. This signature restaurant features creative dishes, a unique selection of craft brews, wines and cocktail offerings. Be ready, mom may want to stay the weekend! It's a great spot for a babymoon too. Hint hint...

2100 Costa Del Mar Rd
Carlsbad, CA 92009

The Westgate Hotel

Moms will be spoiled with this decadent feast served in the grandeur of Le Fontainebleau and the Versailles Ballroom. This year, The Westgate Hotel invites you to join them for a Mother’s Day à la carte brunch fit for a queen. The regal French surroundings, elegant service, and inspired menu are the perfect recipe to honor mom.

Mother’s Day Brunch will be held on Sun., May 9, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Mother’s Day Brunch reservations can be made online or by calling 619-238-1818.

1055 2nd Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101

Breakfast Republic

Give mom something to crow about with brunch at Breakfast Republic. The innovative, unpretentious destination has seven locations throughout San Diego County and serves breakfast favorites the whole family will love. The Oreo Pancakes and S'mores French Toast will satisfy any sweet tooth in your party, but the menu thoughtfully caters to all tastes by offering gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan meals that are crafted to impress. There's something for everyone, especially mom, at Breakfast Republic. 

Locations throughout San Diego

Claire's on Cedros

Located in the heart of Solana Beach, this quaint café and bakery specializes in homemade breads, pastries, and desserts like peach cobbler coffee cake. They grind their coffee beans and juice their Valencia oranges daily on-site for the freshest glass of orange juice around. You can even stop by Claire's Too on your way out to grab a few items to go. Be sure to stroll down to Cedros Design District with mom post brunch. The district is full of shops and galleries where she can pick up a special gift to remind her of a very special Mother's Day. 

Claire's on Cedros
246 N Cedros Ave
Solana Beach, CA 92075

Jeune et Jolie

It's not often that a North County restaurant snags a spot on Esquire Magazine's list of Best New Restaurants in America, but that's just what Jeune et Jolie did in 2019. The Carlsbad eatery aims "to reimagine French food through the vibrant lens of Southern Californian landscape." It's a place special enough to celebrate Mother's Day but unpretentious enough to relish in the ordinary everyday as well. For moms who'd like to indulge in a libation with their brunch, the cocktail list at Jeune et Jolie is tailored to perfection. In order to accommodate outdoor dining, the restaurant invested nearly $40,000 to convert the small parking lot on the side of their building into an outdoor dining patio, adorned with string lights and beautiful landscaping. Mom will be smitten with everything about this award winning café. 

2659 State St, Suite 102
Carlsbad, CA 92008


Parc Bistro Brasserie

A San Diego favorite, Parc Bistro Brasserie has served its loyal clientele delicious French cuisine for years. Diners rave about not only the amazing food but the warm and welcoming atmosphere as well. Mom will feel right at home at Parc Bistro.

Parc Bistro Brasserie is offering a Mother's Day Brunch three course prix fixe menu for $64.95/person. Make reservations online today.
2760 Fifth Ave.
San Diego, CA 92103

Queenstown Public House

Treat mom to brunch at the quaint and whimsical Queenstown Public House, located in San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood. The restaurant specializes in New Zealand inspired dishes and offerings like soup and sammies and New Zealand meat pies. Make it a truly family affair and bring your pup along too. The patio at Queenstown is pet-friendly and mom-approved

1557 Columbia St.
San Diego, CA 92101

––Aimee Della Bitta


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