Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12. Is your family ready to celebrate? It’s known that moms love a good brunch. Any chance to get out of the kitchen and enjoy quality time with family is always cherished. To make Mother’s Day stress free, we’ve compiled a list of great brunch options. Whether you’re looking for a laidback buffet, dining al fresco or a true family experience, take a look at our list below and make your reservations now. To all the moms, we hope you have a fabulous holiday and are celebrated by those you love!

Springtime in Paris Brunch at The Post Oak Hotel

On Sunday, May 12, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., celebrate mom with an unforgettable, interactive brunch experience at the second annual Springtime in Paris brunch, a Houston-based rendition of Rue Cler, Paris' renowned market street, that promises to leave a lasting impression. On this unforgettable Parisian food tour, guests can enjoy Executive Chef Jean-Luc Royere's creations throughout the sweet and savory stations, shop for lovely gifts, savor a drink at the Eau de Parfum-inspired Bubble Bar (photo above), and keep the kids entertained at the Toy Boutique. Reserve here.

Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette

Liberty Kitchen Mother's Day Brunch

Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette is a Houston staple for Mother’s Day Brunch. On Sunday, May 12th, the restaurant is celebrating all moms with a delicious, chef-made brunch starting at 9:30 AM with new Lemon Elderflower Waffles featuring lemon curd, chantilly cream, and maple syrup; as well as its popular brunch mainstays like Coastal Benedict with poached Maine lobster or Chesapeake crab, cake cheesy grits or potatoes; Honey Butter French Toast with battered bread pudding, local honey and fresh berries; Chicken Sausage & Kale Frittata with roasted red peppers, feta crumbles, arugula and baby radish; and more. Reservations are strongly encouraged. 

River Oaks: 4224 San Felipe St | 713-622-1010
Memorial: 963 Bunker Hill Rd. | 713-468-3745


State Fare 

State Fare Mother's Day

On Sunday, May 12th, treat your mom to State Fare Kitchen & Bar’s renowned brunch and try their new Mother’s Day special Cinnamon Roll Griddle Cakes with cream cheese icing. Favorite brunch dishes like Poached Eggs on Crab Cakes, Chicken Fried Steak & Eggs, Bacon Praline Griddlecakes, will also be available for families to enjoy. Mother’s Day brunch menu starts early at 9 AM and Houstonians are encouraged to reserve a table in advance.

Memorial: 947 Gessner, Ste. B190 | 832-831-0950
Sugar Land: 15930 City Walk | 713-234-1405
The Woodlands: 1900 Hughes Landing Blvd, Ste 200 | 281-825-5368


Cyclone Anaya’s

Cyclone Anaya's Mother's Day Brunch

Cyclone Anaya’s is hosting a special Mother’s Day Brunch inviting all Houston-area moms to come enjoy free Tres Leches Pancakes on Sunday, May 12th (just for moms). Wow mom with free pancakes! Everyone’s favorite Tex-Mex brunch menu items will also be available including: Huevos Rancheros, Eggchiladas, Breakfast Quesadillas, Carne Asada and Eggs, and more. 

Available at all seven Houston-area locations: The Galleria, River Oaks, Houston Heights, Memorial City, Rice Village, Midtown and The Woodlands. Hours vary per location.


The Audrey Restaurant

The Audrey Mother's Day Brunch Spread

The Audrey is the perfect, picturesque restaurant to celebrate mom on Sunday, May 12th. The stylish, Audrey Hepburn-inspired concept is hosting a Mother’s Day Brunch beginning at 9:30 AM with a delicious, chef-driven menu that features a specialty item of Blueberry Peach Buttermilk Pancakes with fruit caramel, toasted oats, and chantilly cream. The restaurant’s Sunday Brunch menu will also be available to order and includes favorite items like Breakfast at Tiffany’s with two eggs any style, two bacon, two sausage, toast, jam, butter, parmesan grits or potatoes;   Crabcado Toast with colossal lump crab, mashed avocado, baby radish and english cucumber; Egg & Prosciutto Benedict; and more.

9595 Six Pines Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77380 | (832) 924-8500


Backstreet Cafe

Backstreet Cafe Benedict

Backstreet Cafe is a Houston favorite for brunch and celebrations, and is the ideal choice for Mother’s Day!  Chef Hugo Ortega will offer a special three-course menu from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $56 per person, $16 for children ages 10 and under, plus tax & gratuity and beverage.  Live Jazz by Bob Chadwick; award-winning wine list; full bar; Houston’s best al fresco restaurant.  To-go orders also available. The restaurant will also be open for dinner serving their regular menu from 5 to 9 pm. Reservations highly recommended.

1103 S. Shepherd, 713/521-2239




For an elevated Asian dining experience, take your mom to Molihua (meaning ‘Jasmine’ in Chinese), nestled on the second floor of Blossom Hotel. This new restaurant, led by Michelin-starred Chefs Ho Chee Boon and Hideki Hiwatashi, offers delicious traditional Japanese and Chinese dishes with a modern twist. The menu boasts a diverse array of offerings, from tantalizing small bites to expertly crafted sushi and signature dishes such as the indulgent Chicken Wing Mochi Karaage, the sumptuous Sumiyahi Char Grilled Hamachi Kama, and the crowd-pleasing potato and egg sando. Complementing the savory selections are divine desserts that are visually captivating and bursting with flavors. Open for dinner from 5 to 9:30 p.m.




Celebrate Mother’s Day at Houston’s most exciting seafood restaurant, Caracol, from James Beard Award-winning Chef Hugo Ortega.  From 10 am to 3 pm, the restaurant will be serving their famous Sunday brunch buffet, and will have feature some special items added for the holiday.  Cost is $55 per person & $15 per child ages 10 and under, plus beverage, tax and gratuity.  Live music by house band Ikuru, full bar and award-winning wine list.  Large patio.  The restaurant will also be open for dinner from 5 to 9 pm serving their regular dinner menu. Reservations highly recommended.

2200 Post Oak Blvd. #160; 713-622-9996;


Cocody Restaurant & Bar


Houston’s most exciting – and most beautiful – restaurant will be open for its first Mother’s Day from 11 am to 9 pm serving a special set four-course menu.  Cost is $110 per person plus tax, gratuity and beverages.  There is a kids menu available for $29 plus tax & gratuity.  Full bar, stellar wine and cocktail lists, outdoor seating.  Reservations required. 

1971 West Gray; 713-261-0879;

Etoile Cuisine et Bar

Etoile Cuisine et Bar

Etoile Cuisine et Bar will be open on Mother’s Day offering a special 3-course menu from award-winning Chef Philippe Verpiand for $78 per person plus beverages, tax & gratuity.  Kids menu available for $34 plus drinks, tax & gratuity. The restaurant will also be open from 11 am to 9 pm. Full bar, patio seating. To-go orders also welcome.  Reservations required.  

1101-11 Uptown Park Blvd. (77046); 832-668-5808




¡Feliz Dia de las Madres!  Celebrate Mother’s Day with brunch at Hugo’s!  The award-winning restaurant is offering its famous Sunday brunch buffet with some special items added for the holiday from 10 am to 3 pm.  Live music by Viento from 11 am to 2 pm.  Cost is $55 per person / $15 per child ages 10 and under, plus beverage, tax and gratuity. Hugo’s has a full bar and award-winning wine list, and a full menu of delicious margaritas, shaken tableside.  The restaurant will also be open for dinner from 5 to 9 pm serving their regular dinner menu. Reservations required.

1602 Westheimer, 713/524-7744;


Kenny & Ziggy’s New York Delicatessen

Kenny & Ziggy’s New York Delicatessen

The whole family can enjoy a relaxed Mother’s Day breakfast, lunch or dinner in Kenny & Ziggy’s comfortable, casual and vibrant atmosphere. For Mother’s Day, they will be offering half-price mimosas from 8 am to 4 pm, and all moms will receive a complimentary pink & white cookie.  Try their house specialties including sky-scraping sandwiches, filled with a variety of traditional deli favorites; corned beef and pastrami, cured in-house and used in a variety of dishes; entree salads; smoked fish; stuffed cabbage served in a sweet & sour sauce; Hungarian goulash; chicken soup; Kenny & Ziggy’s famous chopped liver, served as an appetizer, on the deli plate and in a variety of sandwiches; homemade cheese blintzes, served with strawberry or blueberry preserves; noodle kugel; kasha varnishkas, traditional dish of egg barley farfel with mushrooms; New York-style cheesecake; and world’s largest éclair.   The restaurant also now has a full bar!   

1743 Post Oak Blvd.; 713-871-8883


Rainbow Lodge

Rainbow Lodge

Rainbow Lodge is Houston’s one of Houston’s most unique restaurants, an original lodge restaurant featuring seafood and wild game in a historic 115-year-old log cabin on an acre of beautiful grounds. For Mother’s Day, the restaurant will be open offer a special 3-course pre-fixe brunch menu from 10:30 am to 3 pm, which is $60 per person plus tax, gratuity & beverages.  They will open for dinner offering their a la carte dinner menu at 5 pm. Full bar, award-winning wine list, private rooms.  The Lodge also has the most beautiful outdoor dining in Houston – reserve a table on the patio! Reservations highly recommended. 

2011 Ella Blvd., 713-861-8666;


Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen


For Mother’s Day, will be bringing back their Sunday brunch buffet just for the holiday from 11 am to 3 pm! The buffet is filled with great Tex-Mex classics and more and will be $34.95 plus tax, gratuity and beverages ($12 for kids under age 12). Full bar, patio seating available.  Reservations recommended.  

6401 Woodway Dr., 713-334-7295
1140 Eldridge Pkwy, 832-230-3842




For Mother’s Day, URBE will offering a three-course brunch menu 10 am to 3 pm, which includes housemade croissants to starts followed by choices for appetizer and entrée, and dessert buffet. Cost is $49 per adult and $15 for kids, plus beverages, tax & gratuity.  Numerous coffee drinks, eye-opening cocktails, mocktails and juices available. Ample patio seating, full bar. Reservations recommended.

1101 Uptown Park Blvd., 713-726-8273,




Treat mom to a culinary trip to Oaxaca, Mexico with brunch at Xochi!  James Beard Award-winning Chef Hugo Ortega is offering his famous Sunday brunch buffet from 10 am to 3 pm.  Cost is $55 per person / $15 per child (age 10 and under) plus beverage, tax and gratuity.  Live music by Sol y Son from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm. 

The restaurant has an amazing wine and cocktail program, patio seating and a great location next to Discovery Green.  The restaurant will also be open for dinner from 5 to 9 pm serving their regular dinner menu. Reservations highly recommended.

1777 Walker St. in Marriott Marquis Houston, 713-300-4440


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