Editor's note: Due to remaining closures and precautions in St. Louis, these restaurants will not be open for Mother's Day brunch this year. Unless otherwise stated, they are not offering pick-up or delivery either.
Mother's Day (May 10, 2020) is the one day of the year when it's good to do a little something extra, and if you're visiting the St. Louis area this year, there's plenty of great options if you're looking to take your mom out to brunch.
Bring along a bouquet of flowers or a blooming spring plant to really brighten her day, but be sure to make your reservation as soon as possible as tables are likely to fill up fast at these local favorites. Additionally, if your first choice is booked, you should make a reservation at your second choice and keep calling your first in case there is a last-minute cancellation.
After brunch, be sure to explore some of the great events happening in the St. Louis area, many of which are perfect for taking your mother out on a fun-filled day of adventure. We recommend a stop at the St. Louis Botanical Gardens, which should be in full bloom just in time for Mother's Day weekend.
You might not be able to dine out this Mother's Day, but Cafe Madeleine will help you celebrate Mom by delivering an entire brunch buffet to your door. You can order the petite buffet (which serves four to six people) or the full buffet (which serves eight to ten). You have your pick of options, including cinnamon rolls, asparagus mushroom quiche, Belgium waffles, and cavatappi pasta.
Treat your mom to a nice meal among the beautiful flowers and exotic landscapes of the Missouri Botanical Garden. The Garden's Sassafras Cafe is serving up Mother's Day brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The menu includes ham, roast beef, breakfast entrees, salads, fruit, and dessert. The cost is $39.95 for adults and $19.95 for children 5 to 12. Children under five eat for free. Walk-in brunch service is also available at Cafe Flora from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Editor's note: While Eckert's Country Restaurant is currently closed, the Country Store is open for curb-side grocery pick-up.
If your mom is more a fan of home cooking, head to the Country Restaurant at Eckert's Orchards in nearby Belleville, Illinois. The restaurant has a special Mother's Day menu the whole family can enjoy. You'll also find all kinds of flowering plants and other gifts for mom at Eckert's.
The Lodge at Pere Marquette State Park in Grafton is serving a special brunch from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Lodge has a rustic, welcoming ambiance, a gorgeous terrace, and great river views. The menu features omelets, carving stations, salads, and desserts. The cost is $29.95 for adults and $10.95 for children ages 4 to 11. Kids 3 and younger are free.
St. Louis Zoo
Treat your mom to brunch at one of the area's most popular attractions. The St. Louis Zoo offers a sumptuous brunch of breakfast fare, salads, eggs, salmon, vegetables, and desserts. Seatings are at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., at the McDonnell Center at River Camp. The price is $37 for adults and $24 for children ages 2 to 12.
The Boundary Restaurant at the Cheshire Inn serves brunch on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Mother's Day is no exception. A creative menu that includes poutine, beignets, oysters, omelets, sandwiches, egg dishes, and a bloody mary and mimosa bar will please everyone in your group.
Cyrano's in Webster Groves is famous for its desserts, and what better way to end a celebratory Mother's Day brunch that with a world-class treat. Also on the menu: quiche, eggs Benedict, eggs Neptune, biscuits and gravy, chicken biscuit sandwich, crab cakes, soups, salads, and sandwiches (including Cyrano's Special Roast Beef).
Editor's note: While the restaurant is currently closed, the bakery is open for pick-up.
La Bonne Bouchee in Creve Coeur is an authentic French bakery, what better day to sample its luscious wares than Mother's Day. La Bonne Bouchee serves breakfast every day, but on Mother's Day it puts on a bountiful buffet of omelets, carved meats, vegetables, and French pastries galore.