Toast Mom This Mother’s Day at These Top Brunch Spots

Mother's Day brunch options from Brockton Villa in San Diego Brockton Villa
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Raise a glass to mom by taking her out to one of San Diego’s top brunch spots, all of which know how to spoil the women who have shaped us, supported us, and fed us time and again. These top Mother’s Day brunch spots 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 brunch.

Great Maple

Moms deserve comfort food, too - especially when it's elevated and blends local, seasonal ingredients with a unique presentation. The Great Maple Dinette brings 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.

Located in La Jolla UTC and Hillcrest

Brockton Villa

Treat mom to an amazing brunch and a close-up look at the 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 palette 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

La Valencia

Celebrate mom in old Hollywood style at La Valencia hotel, located in the heart of La Jolla. This iconic hotel offers a Mother's Day brunch all day and features a 3-course menu plus desserts. Stop by the Mother's Day pop-up shop for a little last-minute gift to sweeten the day!

$45 per child/ $99 per adult
La Valencia Hotel 
1132 Prospect Street
La Jolla



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, and 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 a feast fit for a queen. This year, The Westgate Hotel invites you to join them for a Mother’s Day a la carte brunch in Westgate Room and the hotel's alfresco dining space Veranda. The regal French surroundings, elegant service, and inspired menu are the perfect recipe to honor mom.

Mother's Day Tea will be throughout May. Mother's Day Brunch is on Sunday, May 8, 9 am-2 pm.

Mother’s Day 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 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 specialize in homemade bread, 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 in 2019 or earns one star in the Michelin restaurant guide in 2021, but that's just what Jeune et Jolie has done. 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 every day 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.

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

Flagship Cruise Brunch

Enjoy the sparkling waterfront views while sipping mimosas aboard a Flagship Cruise. Plan for a 2-hour excursion on the water with a full brunch menu and complimentary champagne and mimosas. The special Mother's Day brunch cruise has a morning and afternoon departure time to best fit your schedule and offers a children's menu.

Tickets: $56.70 children 4-12/$94.50 Adults

Flagship Cruise
990 North Harbor Drive
San Diego


––Kimberly Stahl and Aimee Della Bitta


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