Mums, stepmums, carers, even awesome besties… Whoever the mother figure is in your life, we reckon they probably deserve some extra love this Mother’s Day. And while we’re a little biased (because hey, we’re all about food), we think a Mother’s Day brunch could be just the thing. From the Valley to the Brisbane River, tastier than flowers and better than a trip to Sea World, your Ma will appreciate a Mother’s Day Brunch with you so much more than those assorted chocolates or cheap bouquet from the servo.
To make your job of booking the perfect spot even easier, we’ve updated our list of the great Mother’s Day brunches in Brisbane for 2021.
It’s all rose-coloured glasses at The Rose Room
- What cuisine is The Rose Room? Turkish.
- Where is The Rose Room? 14-20 Constance Street, Fortitude Valley, Queensland.
- When is The Rose Room open? Wednesday-Saturday, 7am-12pm. Sunday, 7am-2pm.
- Does The Rose Room offer delivery? No.
Treat Mum to a pretty-in-pink experience at The Rose Room this Mother’s Day. With a colour palette that’s entirely rose inspired, the menu at this blushing wonderland features traditional Turkish fare, like pide, simet, and sweet Turkish apple tea. There are also a range of other tasty treats, like Avocado Toast, served with a beetroot and ricotta spread (more pink), a Turkish Delight Smoothie Bowl, with hints of rosewater and raspberry (even more pink), and the Rose Room Signature Thickshake (the most pink!).
Soak up the vibes at Hellenika at The Calile
- What cuisine is Hellenika at The Calile? Greek.
- Where is Hellenika at The Calile? 48 James Street, Fortitude Valley, Queensland.
- When is Hellenika at The Calile open? Daily, 6.30am-late.
- Does Hellenika at The Calile offer delivery? No.
If you want to make Mum feel like she’s spending the day on an island in Greece, bring her to Hellenika at The Calile this Mother’s Day. Sit poolside and sip on a mango smoothie – or a spritz – then nestle into a beach-themed booth for Eggs with Eggs with Eggs (no typo, this is on the menu and it’s amazing), Sardines on Toast, or a hearty Breakfast Wrap with halloumi and avocado. The vibe at Hellenika is the ultimate in chill, making it perfect for a girls brunch, or all-day feast with the fam.
Celebrate your mum the Italian way at Olive and Angelo
- What cuisine is Olive and Angelo? Italian.
- Where is Olive and Angelo? 12 Edward Street, Brisbane, Queensland.
- When is Olive and Angelo open? Monday-Saturday, 11:30am-3pm, 5pm-late. Mother’s Day Sunday ONLY, Breakfast 7-10:30am, Lunch 12-2pm, 2-4pm (two seatings).
- Does Olive and Angelo offer delivery? No.
Nestled between the Botanic Gardens and the Brisbane River, Olive and Angelo is a traditional Italian restaurant – and a beautiful spot to celebrate your mum. This year they’re offering two Mother’s Day experiences: a set breakfast of fluffy pancakes, tea, coffee and juice, and a Mother’s Day lunch featuring some of the restaurant’s finest dishes, such as paprika-dusted calamari, Fusilli con Salsiccia, and a rich Tiramisu for dessert. The ethos behind Olive and Angelo is to bring people together to celebrate food and love, making it the ideal spot for you and your mum this Mother’s Day.
Build your own brekky at The New Black
- What cuisine is The New Black? Modern Australian.
- Where is The New Black? 2/694 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley, Queensland.
- When is The New Black open? Tuesday-Friday, 7am-1pm. Saturday-Sunday, 8am-2pm.
- Does The New Black offer delivery? No.
If your Mum can’t start her day without coffee, 1) we hear you, and 2) you probably need to book a Mother’s Day brunch at The New Black in the Valley. The menu is one of our favourites in the city – Katsu Pork Bao with a corn and freekeh salsa, Gingerbread and Wattleseed Waffles with a chai syrup and hazelnut sablee, and the option to Build Your Own Breakfast (because one egg is never enough, IMHO). With a name like The New Black, you know the coffee’s going to be top-notch; they’ve also got a range of refreshing smoothies and juices.
It’s all about the coffee at Industry Beans
- What cuisine is Industry Beans? Modern Australian.
- Where is Industry Beans? 18 Proe Street, Newstead, Queensland.
- When is Industry Beans open? Daily 7am-3pm.
- Does Industry Beans offer delivery? No.
Tucked away in the backstreets of Newstead, Industry Beans is, first and foremost, a coffee roastery. And with their beans provided to cafes all over Australia, you know you’re in for a caffeine-fuelled treat. But then there’s the food, and the laid-back environment… The space is light and breezy, the service impeccable, and the food – like Fruit Sashimi, Pandan Bubble Waffle, and a Porcini Egg Nest – will make you want to bring Mum here every Sunday, not just Mother’s Day.
These are just a few of our favourite Brisbane Mother’s Day Brunch ideas, but there are a whole lot more – including breakfast, lunch and dinner spots – which you can find on OpenTable. Find the perfect cafe or restaurant near you.