Whatever your level of comfort in celebrating Mother’s Day this year, there are many options for Sunday, May 9, including gifts of chocolate, jams, and desserts, as well as to-go brunches with the requisite mimosas.
From a series of six elegant cakes from Uchiko’s pastry chef to a drag queen brunch at the W Hotel, here are a few ways to celebrate Mother’s Day in Austin this year.
To-Go and Patio Dining Options:
- Brentwood Social House: The North Austin cafe has a breakfast-in-bed kit that includes scones, mimosas, tea, clotted cream, and more. The shop also has gifts like flowers and tea. Order online. (1601 West Koenig Lane, Brentwood)
- Buenos Aires Cafe: The Argentinian restaurant put together a brunch basket for Mother’s Day, full of empanadas, a frittata, brioche, cheeses, and a bottle of bubbles. Orders are placed online for timed pickups and deliveries on Saturday, May 8. (1201 East Sixth Street, East Austin)
- Carpenters Hall: The New Texan hotel restaurant is offering several Mother’s Day brunch dishes for dine-in service. This includes eggs florentine, pancakes with hazelnuts, lemon marmalade, and butter, and a spring vegetable quiche. Reservations are booked, but walk-ins should be available; there is a patio. (400 Josephine Street, Zilker)
- Cru: Both locations of the wine bar will have a three-course brunch available for dine-in or to-go (the to-go version is for two people). (238 West Second Street, Downtown; 11410 Century Oaks Terrace, Domain)
- El Alma: The Tex-Mex restaurant is offering a takeout kit for Mother’s Day, including Mexican wedding cookies, lemon tarts, lavender-lemonade mimosa ingredients, and a potted succulent. There are enchilada meal kit add-ons available too. While preorders are no longer available, there will be some kits available on Sunday, May 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (1025 Barton Springs Road, Bouldin Creek)
- Goodall’s Kitchen: The Southern restaurant inside Hotel Ella has two options for Mother’s Day: a morning brunch, with special dishes like orange blossom crème brûlée and free bubbles for moms, and an afternoon tea service. Reserve online for brunch or tea. (1900 Rio Grande Street, North Side)
- Intero: The East Austin Italian restaurant will offer free chocolates to dining mothers. Reservations are recommended, outdoor seating is available. (2612 East Cesar Chavez Street, Holly)
- Launderette: The East Austin restaurant is offering takeout brunch kits for Mother’s Day, featuring green shakshuka, focaccia, and cinnamon rolls. There’s an option that comes with a pretty teal baking dish, plus add-ons such as additional cinnamon rolls and a floral arrangement. Place orders online with timed pickups on Saturday, May 8. (2115 Holly Street, Holly)
- Le Cowboy: The Italian pop-up is returning with family-sized portions of lasagna (vegetarian and meat), fresh pasta kits, chocolate mousse, and more. Order online for pickup on Saturday, May 8. (1713 East 12th Street, Cherrywood)
- Nate’s Baked Goods: The Clarksville-adjacent cafe is offering to-go brunches and picnics for Mother’s Day. The prix fixe brunch menu includes green chile frittatas, chocolate French toast casseroles, and blood orange juices; the picnic meals include vegetable skewers, cornbread muffins, and lemonade. Place orders over the phone at (512) 220-0462, text at (512) 922-0037, or email at email@example.com. The deadline to place orders is on Thursday, May 6 by 4 p.m. Pickups take place Saturday, May 8 from noon to 4 p.m. and Sunday, May 9 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (401 Orchard Street, West Austin)
- Nixta Taqueria/Comadre Panderia: The Mexican restaurant is teaming up with the Mexican bakery delivery service on a four-course Mother’s Day brunch with French toast, salmon crudo, and a box of pastries, plus a gift. Reservations are still available for patio seating; brunch starts at 11 a.m. (2512 East 12th Street, Chestnut)
- Salt & Time: The East Seventh Street butcher shop will serve a special menu for Mother’s Day brunch. They also have to-go specials in the butcher’s case like beef Wellington. Reserve online or order online. (1912 East Seventh Street, East Austin)
- Sa-Ten: The Japanese restaurant is offering a takeout brunch plate full of marinated salmon, deep-fried shrimp, mashed pumpkin, and tamago. Orders for the $45 meal can be placed online with pickups on Sunday, May 9. (4917 Airport Boulevard, Hyde Park)
- Spread & Co. at Laguna Gloria: The museum location of the cafe is offering picnic baskets for Mother’s Day. The standard basket comes in two sizes, small or large, with cheese, charcuterie, a baguette, a blanket, and a jelly tote bag, plus some add-ons like spreads and cookies. There’s also the simple cheese and charcuterie box with flowers. Orders can be placed online; $10 timed tickets are required for those opting to dine outside at the museum. It takes place on Sunday, May 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (3809 West 35th Street, Tarrytown)
- Summer House on Music Lane: The hotel restaurant is offering two Mother’s Day brunch specials for the day: a strawberry ricotta toast with avocado and a crab benedict with a buttermilk biscuit and asparagus. While reservations are all booked, there is some room for walk-ins. Patio areas are available. (1101 Music Lane, Travis Heights)
- Swedish Hill: The bakery is offering a whole bunch of Mother’s Day takeout specials, from croissants to bagels with the works to quiches. Place orders online with timed pickups taking place on Saturday and Sunday, May 8 and 9. (1120 West Sixth Street, Clarksville)
- Texas AVA Tasting Room: The outdoor tasting room from Hill Country wineries C.L. Butaud and Wine for the People is offering a single free glass of rosé for mothers, either the C.L.’s Pa Pa French Rosé or Wine for the People’s Dandy Rosé. Reservations can be booked online. (12345 Pauls Valley Road, Far West Austin)
- Thai Fresh: The Bouldin Creek Thai restaurant is offering a special Mother’s Day takeout brunch menu, ranging from gluten-free chicken and waffles to Thai omelets, plus cocktail kits like spiked Thai teas and bellinis and cake and pie slices. Online preorders can be placed through Thursday, May 6, with pickups on Sunday, May 9. (909 West Mary Street, Bouldin Creek)
- TLC: The Texan comfort seafood restaurant put together a to-go Mother’s Day meal featuring roasted salmon, jumbo crab cakes, and lemon tarts. Orders can be placed online for pickups starting on Saturday, May 8. The dishes are also available as dine-in specials for the day, with patio service. (1100 South Lamar Boulevard, Zilker)
- Trace: The restaurant inside the W Hotel is hosting an ‘80s-themed drag queen brunch moms hosted by Vylette Ward. Each mom gets a free glass of bubbles and a bouquet of flowers. (200 Lavaca Street, Downtown)
- Vivian’s Boulangerie/Contigo: Pastry chef Kendall Melton is teaming up with the patio restaurant for an in-person Mother’s Day brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations are required with outdoor seatings. (2027 Anchor Lane, MLK)
Sweets and Gifts
- Abby Jane Bakeshop: The Dripping Springs bakery is frying up doughnuts for Mother’s Day, in varying flavors ranging from dirty chai to chocolate pomegranate. Pickups have to be placed online for pickups on Sunday, May 9, with an ordering deadline of Friday, May 7 at midnight. (16604 Fitzhugh Road, Dripping Springs)
- Delysia Chocolatier is offering a virtual chocolate-and-tea tasting class on Saturday, May 8, as well as boxes of specially decorated truffles. Order online. (2000 Windy Terrace, Anderson Mill)
- Gati: The vegan ice cream shop is offering takeout gluten-free and/or vegan baked goods and desserts for Mother’s Day, ranging from biscuits to personal cheesecakes to cinnamon rolls. Preorders can be placed online with pickups on Saturday and Sunday, May 8 and 9, depending on selected items. (1512 Holly Street, Holly)
- Jo’s Coffee: All locations of the cafe are offering chocolate boxes for Mother’s Day. The $25 box comes with flavors such as milk chocolate/pecan pie, dark chocolate/salted caramel, and more. Purchase in person. (Various)
- Les Dames d’Escoffier: The nonprofit that supports women in the culinary, beverage, and hospitality industries put together a box of local products, including a jam from Confituras, champagne cotton candy by Fancy Fluff Austin, and more. Order online for pickup on Friday, May 7, or Saturday, May 8.
- Olamaie: While the downtown Southern restaurant is temporarily closed as it gears up to reopen its dining room, pastry chef Jules Stoddart is whipping up a bunch of baked goods for Mother’s Day. Items range from honeyed orange sweet rolls to bake-your-own cookies to zucchini cakes, plus takeout cocktails and wines. Place orders online with timed pickups on Sunday, May 9. (1610 San Antonio Street, Downtown)
- The Fika Table: The Nordic bakery service is offering a Mother’s Day box full of cardamom, lemon-blueberry, and chocolate-strawberry buns, plus a flower decoration. Orders for the $45 box can be made online; deliveries take place on Saturday and Sunday, May 8 and 9.
- Tiny Pies: Show love with four-packs of tiny tarts, or not-so-tiny strawberry rosé tarts and assorted quiches. Order online for pickup from three locations. The deadline is Friday, May 7 at 5 p.m., with pickups from Friday to Sunday, May 7 to 9. (5035 Burnet Road, Rosedale; 2032 South Lamar Boulevard, South Lamar; 3736 Bee Cave Road, West Lake Hills)
- Uchiko: Executive Pastry Chef Ariana Quant has a box of sweets that includes six petit cakes: salty caramel candy bar; apple tartin; matcha cassis tart; chocolate hazelnut choux; raspberry white chocolate bombe; and citrus petite cake. The box also includes a bottle of rosé. Call the restaurant at (512) 916-4808 to order.