After many years of flipping perfect flapjacks for you or at least pouring milk in your cereal for breakfast, you can take the opportunity this Mother's Day to return the favor by taking your mom out to a special brunch in Denver this year.
Mother's Day falls on Sunday, May 14, 2018, and there are plenty of great restaurants throughout the Denver area to take mom for her special day. From Italian fare at North Italia to modern Mexican at Lola, Denver's diverse restaurants offer many choices to make mom happy.
Be sure to book your reservations in advance, especially if you plan on dining out with a large group for Mother's Day, as tables fill up quickly on this special holiday. It's recommended that you book your reservation at least a month in advance to ensure you and your family can enjoy a great meal this Mother's Day without the hassle of trying to find a table day-of.
The Dom Perignon champagne brunch at Ellyngton's at the Brown Palace will pamper mom with carving stations, seafood selections, and a plenty of premium champagne. The historic Brown Palace hotel downtown has housed many of Denver's elite since its construction in 1892, and continues the tradition of luxury, with prices of more than $100 for the Dom Perignon brunch. Reservations are required.
Coohills, a LoDo eatery helmed by chef Tom Coohill, offers a brunch buffet with a raw bar of shrimp, oysters, and smoked mussels for moms who love seafood. Other brunch items include herb-crusted prime rib and roasted turkey as well as Chocolate Nemesis cake for dessert. Brunch costs $45 for adults and $20 for children, but reservations are not required for a table.
Dazzle your mom with live jazz performed onstage by the Julie Monley Quartet, featuring the vocal talents of Denver native Julie Monley. While you mellow out in the dining area with omelets made to order and a top-notch brunch buffet, mom can kick back and enjoy conversation and great food. For an additional cost, you can add on all-you-can-drink mimosas and Bloody Marys. Reservations are required.
If you're traveling to Denver with a vegetarian mother, there's no better place in the city than WaterCourse foods for a Mother's Day brunch without meat options. Located in City Park, moms will savor the vegetarian menu at Watercourse Foods, which also includes gluten-free options; the buckwheat pancakes are surprisingly good! Watercourse Foods serves breakfast all day from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays, including Mother's Day this year.
Trendy moms can enjoy the hipster ambiance at Snooze, which has several Denver locations, including an outpost at Union Station. Indulge your sweet tooth with cinnamon roll pancakes or dig into several delicious varieties of eggs benedict. Although Snooze isn't the best choice for moms on a diet as low-calorie options are limited, you're sure to enjoy the sweet menu on this holiday for mom.
The Tavern offers a brunch buffet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at three of its locations: Tavern Lowry, Tavern Tech Center, and Tavern Littleton. The buffets feature prime ribs, smoked salmon, and omelet stations, and moms who are fond of quaffing champagne or bloody marys will enjoy bottomless mimosas for a low flat rate. Brunch is $32 for adults and $12 for children under 12, and every mother also receives a rose with brunch.
The Capitol Hill eatery is giving Snooze a run for its money as hippest breakfast joint in town. Jelly Cafe makes its doughnut holes in-house and also offers a twist on old favorites such as pancakes and biscuits and gravy. Gluten-free items are available on the menu as well as a few low-calorie options. Jelly recently opened a second location on East Evans Avenue in Denver, but you should still expect a wait at either location on Mother's Day.
Lola Mexican Fish House
If you're looking for a brunch spot with an excellent view of the Denver skyline, head over to Lola Mexican Fish House on Boulder Street, where you can enjoy a full meal from the patio of this Highlands eatery. The Mexican restaurant's brunch menu features American classics such as chicken and waffles as well as Latin-inspired favorites such as the Yucatecan breakfast. Brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, including Mother's Day weekend.
Lucile's Creole Cafe has several locations in the Denver area and offers breakfast favorites with a Creole kick. Try the Eggs New Orleans for a spicy take on eggs benedict, and don't forget to start off or finish your meal with beignets. Lucile's does not accept reservations, so you should expect a bit of a wait on Mother's Day.
North Italia, a modern Italian restaurant in the Cherry Creek neighborhood of Denver, offers a brunch with Italian and American influences. Highlights include the savory Nonna dish as well as the sweet French toast made from brioche bread pudding. Be sure to reserve a table in advance as this popular brunch spot fills up quickly, even when it's not Mother's Day.