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 Abbotsford to Albert Park, tastier than flowers and better than an afternoon at the footy (unless your Mum’s a mad-keen AFL supporter), your Ma will appreciate a Mother’s Day Brunch with you so much more than that box of 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 Melbourne for 2021.
Treat mum to the gold standard at Au79
- What cuisine is Au79? Modern Australian.
- Where is Au79? 27-29 Nicholson Street, Abbotsford, Victoria.
- When is Au79 open? Monday-Friday, 7am-4pm. Saturday-Sunday, 8am-4pm.
- Does Au79 offer delivery? No.
Can’t decide if you should take Mum to a buzzing roastery, an awesome bakery, or a tres chic patisserie? Spoil her with all three at Au79 – the chemical symbol for gold. Nestled in Abbotsford’s back streets, Au79 has been stylishly converted from an old car warehouse into the Instagrammer’s dream it is today. The menu suits both savoury and sweet tooths, with dishes like Chilli Miso Eggs, Banana Brulee Waffles, and Kale and Corn Fritters (not to mention their exceptional little pastries), while the house-roasted coffee is among the best in Melbourne.
Get the farm-to-table experience at Top Paddock
- What cuisine is Top Paddock? Modern Australian.
- Where is Top Paddock? 658 Church Street, Richmond, Victoria.
- When is Top Paddock open? Monday-Sunday, 8am-4pm.
- Does Top Paddock offer delivery? Yes.
Sometimes, the best Mother’s Day treat is an enormous hotcake slathered in maple syrup, grains, berries, and (wait for it) edible flowers from the kitchen garden. Richmond’s iconic Top Paddock has been dishing up their even more iconic Blueberry and Ricotta Hotcake for years, and it doesn’t disappoint. But if Mum prefers something more savoury, there are plenty of other options on this farm-to-table menu. Think Eggs Benedict featuring native Australian saltbush, Hot Smoked Trout Fillet served with heirloom carrots and bronze fennel, and the cafe’s namesake dish The Top Paddock, which comes with eggs, a slab of bacon, and a spiced sausage.
Breakfast + Lunch = Dundas & Faussett
- What cuisine is Dundas & Faussett? Modern Australian.
- Where is Dundas & Faussett? 111 Dundas Place, Albert Park, Victoria.
- When is Dundas & Faussett open? Daily 7am-6pm. Friday-Saturday, 5-9pm.
- Does Dundas & Faussett offer delivery? Yes.
The perfect brunch menu doesn’t exi–… We beg to differ. Dundas & Faussett (on the corner of Dundas and Faussett streets in Albert Park) is a super-stylish establishment, perfect for spoiling your super-stylish Mum. And with a menu that includes a Farmer’s Omelette, served with succulent bacon and kipfler potatoes, a Japanese-inspired Okonomiyaki Fritter, and an extremely brunch-appropriate Breakfast Bruschetta, you might have just found your new fave Mother’s Day cafe.
Bottoms up at Norman
- What cuisine is Norman? Modern Australian.
- Where is Norman? 2/300 Toorak Road, South Yarra, Victoria.
- When is Norman open? Monday-Saturday, 7am-4pm. Sunday, 8am-4pm.
- Does Norman offer delivery? No.
This Mother’s Day, sleek and sophisticated South Yarra establishment Norman is offering an exclusive Mother’s Day Bottomless Brunch experience for Mums who love a little tipple with their morning meal. For $65 a head, choose your beverage — Aperol spritz, prosecco, mimosa or beer (a Premium option for $15 extra gets you unlimited Espresso Martinis, Bloody Marys and more) — then select your brunch of choice. We can’t go past Norman’s Vegemite Avo Toast!
Enjoy high tea with Mum – and the dog – at The Commons at Ormond Collective
- What cuisine is The Commons at Ormond Collective? Modern Australian.
- Where is The Commons at Ormond Collective? 557 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria.
- When is The Commons at Ormond Collective open? Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-11pm.
- Does The Commons at Ormond Collective offer delivery? No.
For mums of humans and mums of fur babies, a High Tea Experience at The Commons is a pretty special Mother’s Day event. This stunning Melbourne landmark, featuring a conservatory, chapel, and spectacular gardens, is treating mums from all walks of life this May 9 to one of the fanciest high teas we’ve seen in a while. If the sun’s shining, enjoy a table in the garden with mum and your four-legged friends, or cosy up indoors with sandwiches, petit fours, and a range of delicious drinks.
These are just a few of our favourite Melbourne 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.