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30 Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day in Los Angeles + Brunch!

Updated for 2023

Mother’s Day. The day we celebrate all the Moms in our lives, and when some of us are celebrated, too. At MomsLA, we’re pretty fond of Mother’s Day, since it’s usually a day filled with breakfast in bed, or brunch out at a fancy place, or maybe a lovely gift from our kids or our spouse – and hopefully not a day we get stuck having to do the laundry. Hopefully.

Mother’s Day is coming up and we want it to be special, so we’ve rounded up a ton of ideas for celebrating Moms. Looking for: Los Angeles Restaurants with Mother’s Day Brunch, Gift Ideas, Mother’s Day Quotes, Crafts to make, and essays about Motherhood – you’ll find them here.

Scroll down for over 30 Awesome places for Mother’s Day Brunch in Los Angeles!

In 2023, Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 14th. Enjoy!!

Don’t forget about Dads! See our list of Ideas for Father’s Day in Los Angeles!

Afternoon Tea at the Peninsula Hotel Beverly Hills
Afternoon Tea at the Peninsula Hotel Beverly Hills is just one way to celebrate Mom on Mother’s Day.

Special Mother’s Day Events

Celebrate Mother’s Day
Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618

Pretend City Children’s Museum is hosting a special Mother’s Day Celebration on Saturday, May 13th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. The Museum will be offering many special activities to celebrate “all moms and grandmothers for all the love,  joy, and happiness they bring to our lives.” Enjoy art activities, Mommy and Me Yoga, and more. All activities are included with Museum admission. Tickets are available online.

MOMentum Place
Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum
1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, CA 90290

Enjoy MOMentum Place, the “annual Mother’s Day extravaganza” brought to you by Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum. “MOMentum Place brings together modern dance, aerial acts, juggling, and performance art.” Mother’s Day Brunch is scheduled for Sunday, May 14th from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm, and the performance is scheduled later that day at 2:00 pm. A brunch menu and ticket information are available online. 

Related: What Mother’s Day is like for a Stepmom

Sunday Funday 
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Take mom out dancing on Mother’s Day by participating in Sunday Funday at The Wallis. This free, outdoor event starts at 11:00 am with a performance by Klezmer band Mostly Kosher. Then at 12:00 pm, get ready for Vogue Dance led by Debbie Allen or instructors from Debbie Allen Dance Academy. All ages and levels are welcome to participate.  

Related: 35 Gift Ideas for Moms

Moms & Mimosas
Citadel Outlets
100 Citadel Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90040

Citadel Outlets is treating mom to a special experience on Saturday, May 13th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. This only-for-moms event provides moms with complimentary mimosas (Valid ID required), complimentary assortment of pastries and desserts, access to Citadel Outlets VIP Lounger, opportunities to win prizes, and more. This is a free event. Reserve your spot online. 

Mom Deserves a Medal! Easy Paper Plate Kids' Craft for Mother's Day from Moms Who Save
Check out this super cute craft from Moms Who Save in our Mother’s Day Crafts article.

Sun & Sea Mother’s Day @ The Point
850 S. Pacific Coast Hwy, El Segundo, CA 90245

Stop by The Point on Saturday, May 13th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm for a special Sun & Sea Pop-Up and get some last-minute shopping done from more than 25 local vendors. “These local makers and artists will be selling everything from sweet treats and drinks, to apparel, jewelry, plants, and more!” RSVP online for this free event.

Seal Beach Symphony’s Mother’s Day Recital
Old Ranch Country Club
3901 Lampson Ave., Seal Beach, CA 90740

Treat the mothers in your life to a gathering of international musicians at Seal Beach Symphony’s Mother’s Day Recital on Sunday, May 14th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Sit back and enjoy the peaceful surroundings and the sounds of an enchanting performance. Tickets are available online and range in price from $25 to $125. 

3 short films by Sarah Moshman

3 Short Films by Sarah Moshman
Laemmle NoHo 7, 5240 Lankershim Boulevard, Los Angeles 91601

Start your Mother’s Day with 3 powerful short films by Director Sarah Moshman, followed by a panel discussion about motherhood in media on Sunday, May 14th from 10am-Noon. First, the short documentary MY NAME IS SIRI, about one mother’s fight to communicate with her non-verbal autistic daughter Siri. (25 min) Second, the award-winning short UNBOUND, based on a true story about the first mother to go into space, starring Lauren Lapkus. (10 min) And finally, the PREMIERE of A MOTHER IS BORN, about the sleep deprived, hazy, surreal early days of motherhood when so many of us are picking up the pieces of our identity as we navigate our new existence. (12 min) Following the screening there will be a Q&A and panel discussion with Sarah Moshman, accompanied by Public Intellectual Dr. Nicole Haggard, Writer and Co-founder of CIME Joy Donnell, and Producer, Author and Speaker Asha Dayha. Tickets are $10.

Related: 45 Quotes About Motherhood

Mother’s Day Sail
Los Angeles Maritime Institute – Berth 78
1142 Nagoya Way, Los Angeles, CA 90731

Treat mom to an adventure and sail on a tall ship on Saturday, May 13th from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. “Sail the San Pedro Bay and watch the sunset from the deck of a Brigantine. You can sit back and relax or become part of the crew — your choice.” Tickets are available online. ($60 for adults; $30 for children 12 and younger)

Flower Hour: Mother’s Day at California Botanic Garden
1500 N College Ave., Claremont 91711

Celebrate moms, aunties, and grandmothers at California Botanic Garden on Sunday, May 14th from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Enjoy “California native plant coffee and tea drinks,” as well as sweet treats, live music, and special “Mother’s Day themed activities for all ages.” This is a ticketed event; tickets are available online.  

Get a photo with Mom in front of this terrific sculpture of the Dodgers Championship ring!

Dodgers Home Game
Dodger Stadium
1000 Vin Scully Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012

If mom is a Dodgers fan, take her out to the ballgame. The Dodgers will be playing the San Diego Padres at 1:00 pm on Mother’s Day. Plus, since it’s a home daytime game, Kids Run the Bases after the game. And, a special promotion, a Mother’s Day picture frame, is planned as well. Tickets are available online. 

Mother’s Day Donuts
Primo’s Donuts
2918 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

Primo’s Donuts, a family-owned LA staple since 1956, will be serving an assortment of Mother’s Day Donuts, the perfect treat for families to share.  A Mother’s Day Gift Special includes ½ dozen Mother’s Day limited edition Donuts with pink chocolate shavings. Contact them for pre-order info.

Mother's Day Brunch

30+ Mother’s Day Brunch in Los Angeles – To Go and Dine In

These amazing Los Angeles restaurants have decided to make Mother’s Day Brunch available for take-out and, in some cases, delivery. Check each one for details on menu options, ordering, and deadlines.

Baltaire Restaurant
11647 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049

Baltaire will host its annual Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet on May 14th, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, the perfect opportunity to give mom the memorable experience that she deserves. Enjoy a bouffage in the spacious, airy dining room or on the beautiful, expansive outdoor terrace. Executive Chef Samuel Jung will be pulling out all the extravagant stops that Baltaire is known for, with a carving station featuring USDA Prime Rib, Glazed Spiral Ham, and Scottish Salmon; iced shellfish station with fresh oysters, shrimp, and Peruvian scallops; a stunning display of freshly made sushi selections; a variety of breakfast dishes including French Toast, Eggs Benedict, Shakshuka, Chilaquiles & more; a variety of greens and side dishes; and freshly baked assorted pastries and desserts. Price: $150 for adults, $50 for children.

Mother’s Day Brunch
Paséa Hotel & Spa
21080 California 1, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Treat mom to a special Mother’s Day Brunch on Paséa Hotel & Spa’s Ocean Lawn. Brunch will be served from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and features a “complimentary glass of Prosecco for all moms, seafood displays, breakfast favorites, sushi, desserts, and other classics.” Reservations are required and may be made online. (Free for children 5 and younger.)

Mother’s Day: Trios, Tequilas y Barbacoa
1115 E. Wardlow Road, Long Beach, CA 90807

Roxanne’s is hosting a special Mother’s Day Brunch event from 11:00 pm to 4:00 pm. “Delight in a mouthwatering brunch buffet featuring our signature barbacoa, while savoring the finest tequila specials.” Families will also enjoy the music being performed by a live trio. Reservations are available online. 

Chado - Afternoon Tea At Home

Mother’s Day Tea Service
Morning Lavender Boutique and Cafe
330 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92780

Morning Lavender Boutique and Cafe is hosting a special Mother’s Day Tea Service, with three available tea times — 10:00 am, 12:30 pm, and 3:00 pm. A glass of champagne and additional dessert is included for each guest. Parties are limited to a maximum of 4 guests. Reservations available online.  

Mother’s Day Brunch and Dinner Cruises
Departs Fisherman’s Village 
13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, CA and
Newport Beach
2431 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92663

Treat mom not just to a meal, but to an event — a Mother’s Day Brunch or Dinner Cruise. Cruises depart from either Marina del Rey or Newport Beach. Brunch cruises are about 2 hours long and offer a buffet brunch and live entertainment. Dinner cruises are about 2 1/2 hours long, and in addition to a delicious dinner, also includes live DJ entertainment. Reservation information is available online.

Peninsula Hotel Afternoon Tea
9882 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212

The Peninsula is legendary for their Afternoon Tea, and it’s a perfect way to celebrate Mom for 2023. Traditional treats include both Savory and Sweet selections, free-flowing Champagne, all accompanied by a classical harpist. 

The Ebell of Los Angeles Mother’s Day Brunch
741 South Lucerne Blvd. 90005 ; in The Ebell Lounge and Garden

The Ebell of Los Angeles, a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to honoring, supporting and empowering women, will host its annual Mother’s Day Brunch, on Sunday, May 14th. Seating begins at noon and is available based on a first come, first served basis. A full selection of food stations offering waffles, omelets, prime rib, poached salmon, salads, desserts and more. Includes free-flowing champagne mimosas. Live Entertainment including a string trio performing various musical delights and David DeVito (“The Amazing Dave”) providing strolling magic and balloons. Pricing: Adults: $87, Children 6-12 years old: $45, Children 6 and under: Free Parking is free. 

16th Annual Mother’s Day Brunch
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
40 Presidential Dr., Simi Valley, CA 93065

Mothers are invited to share their special day at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. This special champagne buffet brunch takes place in the Air Force One Pavilion, and includes admission to the Museum. A professional photographer will be on-site as well, and available to take photos to commemorate the special day. (Photos require an additional fee.) Seating times are available at 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, and 12:30 pm. Reservations are required and are available online.

Mother’s Day Dining
Cafe Sevilla
140 Pine Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 495-1111

“Celebrate Mother’s Day in Spain.” Well, not really Spain — Cafe Sevilla in Long Beach. Enjoy Brunch on May 14th from 10 am to 3 pm while listening to live Latin music. During brunch, all moms will receive a complimentary glass of champagne. The dinner menu will also be available all day, and a live musical performance is scheduled for 7 pm to 10 pm. In addition, Cafe Sevilla is hosting a a Mother’s Day Flamenco and Champagne Dinner show which includes a two-part Flamenco performance, a 3-course Spanish dinner, and a complimentary glass of champagne. Reservations are recommended for brunch and required for the dinner and Flamenco and may be made by phone or online.    

Mother’s Day Brunch
Balboa Bay Resort
1221 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92663

Take mom for a drive along the coast and treat her to a special brunch at the Balboa Bay Resort on Sunday, May 14th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Celebrate mom, grandma, and aunties at this extravagant brunch featuring a large selection of “seafood, meats, charcuterie, breakfast favorites, pastries and more.” Brunch also includes sparkling wine and features live music. Make your reservation online. 

Gracias Madre
8905 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, CA 90069

If you’re not quite sure how to express your gratitude for everything mom has done (and still does) for you, then take her to brunch at Gracias Madre. They serve “traditional Mexican cuisine, made from scratch using using local, organic, plant-based ingredients.” Reservations may be made online. Brunch is served on weekends from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.  

Mother’s Day Soiree
La Venta Inn
796 Via Del Monte, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

La Venta Inn is hosting a Mother’s Day Soiree. Enjoy a buffet of gourmet dishes, a custom flower bouquet arranging station, a children’s card-making station, and more. Two seatings are available: Brunch at 10:30 am to 1:00 pm and Lunch from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm. Tickets are available online. 

Mother’s Day Experience
1250 E. Harvard Rd., Burbank, CA 91501

Treat mom to a memorable meal and “picturesque views of the Los Angeles skyline.” Castaway is offering a Four-Course Brunch Experience on Sunday, May 14th from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. In addition, a Seasonal Dinner Menu will be available as well from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ($92 for adults; $35 for children). Reservation information is available online. 

Mother’s Day Ballroom Brunch
Terranea Resort
100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Terranea Resort is hosting a Mother’s Day Ballroom Brunch. “Celebrate the special moms in your life with a wonderful dining experience along the scenic Palos Verdes Peninsula.” Multiple seating times are available for the Champagne Brunch Buffet including 9:30 am, 10:00 am, 10:30 am, 1:00 pm, 1:30 pm, and 2:00 pm. Reservation information is available online. Adults (13+) $129, children (5-12) $65, and young children (2-4) $15. Free for children under 2.  

All-Day Brunch Special 
The Original Farmers Market
6333 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90036

Du-Par’s in The Original Farmers Market is offering an All-Day Brunch Special for the moms in your life. And because not everyone can celebrate on Mother’s Day, this Brunch is served Wednesday, May 10th through Sunday, May 14th and is available for dine-in, take out, and delivery. And of course, brunch includes a slice of Du-par’s Fruit or Cream pie. ($30.95 per person) If you’d rather eat at home, you can stop by Du-Par’s to pick up their famous Pancake Batter (which includes syrup) and you can make mom some special pancakes at home. (Pancake batter is available in 16 oz and 32 oz.) All the details are available online.

Mother’s Day Buffet
The Portofino Hotel & Marina – Bayside Ballroom
260 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Special moms deserve special treatment – and a memorable Mother’s Day brunch. “ “From fresh salads to delicious seafood, savory entrees to decadent desserts, we have something to delight every palate.” Add in the ocean views, and you’ve got yourself a super special way to celebrate mom. Two seatings are available — one at 10:00 am and one at 12:30 pm. Reservations may be made online.

Mother’s Day Brunch
Kindred Spirits Care Farm
11001 Farralone Ave., Los Angeles, CA 91311

“Come celebrate Mother’s Day with over 100 animal friends, incredible food, and spectacular surroundings.” Kindred Spirits Care Farm is hosting a Mother’s Day Brunch from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The special day begins with visits to the animals, a walk around the koi pond, and the chance to check out the ancient Chumash cave. Brunch includes fresh pastries, quiches, focaccia French toast, desserts, and more. Tickets are available online. (Early Birdy pricing is available until May 3rd.)

Pre Fix Mother’s Day Brunch
The Restaurant at Mr. C Beverly Hills
1224 Beverwil Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90035
(310) 226-6245

The Restaurant at Mr. C Beverly Hills is offering a 3-course Mother’s Day Brunch Experience on Sunday, May 14th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Menu highlights include Grilled Halibut with Asparagus, Quinoa Tabbouleh, and Citrus Tarragon Coulis. Be sure to save room for dessert — Mr. C Lemon Merengue Tart with Raspberry Sorbet. Reservations are not required but are recommended and may be made on Resy. ($85 per person)

Vegan High Tea and Family Day
Farm Sanctuary, 5200 Escondido Canyon Road, Acton, CA 93510

The perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day is with Vegan high tea at Farm Sanctuary on Saturday, May 13, 2023 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Farm Sanctuary, the world’s first farm animal sanctuary and advocacy organization, is hosting Family Day, an event celebrating mothers, fathers, and caregivers of all species! The event will include: Open Sanctuary Time with rescued cows, pigs, goats, chickens, and other farmed animals, Vegan High Tea with a variety of sweet and savory vegan delights, A create-your-own mini Garden Station and a complimentary Farm Sanctuary keepsake mug to take home, Special storytime and book signing with celebrated author and illustrator of vegan books for kids, Ruby Roth.

Fleming’s Steakhouse
Multiple locations including
6373 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Treat mom (and grandma and aunties) to a three-course Mother’s Day meal at Fleming’s. For additional flexibility, Fleming’s will offer this special meal on Saturday, May 13th and Sunday, May 14th. The Dinner Menu and Children’s 3-Course Menu will be available all day. Details are available online. If you’re planning to celebrate at home, the Mother’s Day Menu will also be available for curbside pickup or delivery. Reservations may be made online.  

Mother’s Day Feast To-Go
Marmalade Cafe
Multiple Locations including
2014 E. Park Place, El Segundo, CA 90245
(310) 648-7200

Marmalade Cafe is offering a Mother’s Day Feast To-Go, making it really easy to celebrate mom at home. This special Feast includes an entree, family-size sides, and is available in two sizes — feeding 4-6 people or 8-10 people. Details and reservation information are available online. The Feast is available for pick-up Friday, May 12th through Sunday, May 14th. Ordering details are available online. 

Mother’s Day Brunch
One Pico – Shutters on the Beach
1 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 587-1717

For a meal that is as much about location as it is about the food, families may opt for One Pico on Mother’s Day, May 14th. Their Mother’s Day Brunch (offered from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm) includes starters, several Entrees (including Oak Roasted Smoked Salmon Benedict), and decadent desserts (such as a Strawberry Cobbler). Brunch is $125 per person. Reservations are available online.

Mother’s Day Brunch
Saddle Peak Lodge
419 Cold Canyon Rd., Calabasas, CA 91302
(818) 222-3888

Saddle Peak Lodge is offering a special Mother’s Day Brunch. Family members make one selection per course (starter, entrée, and dessert). A children’s menu (for those 12 and under) includes two courses. Entrée selections include Roasted Faroe Island Salmon and Thick Cut Brioche French Toast – to name just a couple of the tempting choices. ($98 for the adult menu; $55 for the children’s menu.) Reservations available online. 

Magnificent Mother’s Day 
South Coast Botanic Garden
26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274

Celebrate mom and (grandma and auntie) at the South Coast Botanic Garden. There are three special ways to celebrate. Enjoy Tea Service in the Rose Garden, available on Saturday, May 13th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm and on Sunday, May 14th 11:00 am to 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm. A second option is to treat mom to a Bespoke Picnic for four people which includes a yummy picnic meal and lawn games. Bespoke Picnic is available on Saturday, May 13th 10:30 am to 12:30 pm and Sunday, May 14th from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Or, the third option is to pick up a Picnic Box for Four and find your own special spot in the Garden to sit down, relax, and enjoy. The Picnic Box is available for pick-up only on Sunday and not available for sale on-site. All details and reservation information is available online.  

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea and Traditional Roast
The Cat and Fiddle Restaurant
742 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038

This Mother’s Day, the Cat and Fiddle, Hollywood’s 40 year old institution run by mother / daughter team – Paula and Ashlee – are celebrating other mums with Afternoon Tea available from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Traditional roasts (Chicken Breast, Angus Ribeye, Australian Lamb, and Nut Roast Wellington Veggie) are also available. Reservations are available online. 

Mother’s Day brunch and wine tasting experience at The 1917 Wine Bar + Bistro
737 Lamar Street, Los Angeles, CA 90031

Treat mom to brunch and bellinis at The 1917 Wine Bar + Bistro this Mother’s Day. On Saturday and Sunday of Mother’s Day weekend, the newest wine bar and bistro located at the historic San Antonio Winery will be serving a three-course Mother’s Day menu paired with two glasses of Prosecco, Peach Bellini, or Mimosas. Can’t make it for brunch? Pass by The 1917 Wine Bar + Bistro on Friday through Sunday of Mother’s Day weekend for a wine pairing at one of LA’s original wineries. For dinner, The 1917 is serving a four-course menu paired with some of the best wines in the Riboli Family Wine portfolio, including Maddalena wine, named after the matriarch of the Riboli Family – Maddalena Riboli. Brunch reservations. Dinner reservations.

Mother’s Day Brunch at Spago Beverly Hills
176 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills 90210

Enjoy a delightful 4 Course Menu including Amuse by Chef de Cuisine Areg Avanessian and Chef Della’s Pie & Cake Pop up Shop. $195 per person, $85 children 10 & under

Mother’s Day Brunch and Dinner at etta Culver City
8801 Washington Blvd., Culver City 90232

Enjoy the full brunch and dinner menu with additional food specials for brunch and dinner. They will also have Tinsel Jewelry onsite during brunch doing permanent jewelry for purchase.

Mother’s Day Brunch and Dinner at Theía 
8048 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles 90048

Theia will be doing a special brunch menu with items like pea and ricotta toast, gyro benedict, and greek tiramisu for $45. Dinner will include items like filo dolamades, roasted lamb leg and fruit chocolate fondue for $70. There will be also be live entertainment throughout with belly dancers and a fire dancer. Reserve Brunch Reservations. Dinner Reservations.

Mother’s Day Brunch and Dinner at Merois West Hollywood
8430 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood 90069

Merois will be offering a specialty prefix menu, with options to arrange flowers and wine for the table in advance. Seatings offered 11:30AM -9:30PM on each half hour. $150 per person (excluding beverage & service charge). You can also pre purchase wine or flowers.

Mother’s Day Brunch and Dinner at Ospero West Hollywood
8430 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood 90069

Mother’s Day all day brunch and dinner with food specials throughout.

Mother’s Day Hilltop Luncheon
Tanaka Farms
5380 3/4 University Dr., Irvine, CA 92612

Visit Tanaka Farms on Sunday, May 14th for a special Mother’s Day Hilltop Luncheon. “This special Farm-to-Table Luncheon will include a wagon ride up to the Hilltop, Photo Booth, Lawn Games and Activities, and a delicious all-you-can-eat buffet.” Multiple seating times are available. Reservations may be made online. 

Mother’s Day at California Pizza Kitchen
Multiple Locations including
The Lakes at Thousand Oaks
2200 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

Take mom out on Mother’s Day for heart-shaped pizzas! California Pizza Kitchen will be serving these specially designed pizzas all day on Sunday, May 14th. 

Mother’s Day Buffet
8555 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048

“Celebrate Mom with a spectacular buffet in the heart of Beverly Hills.” A variety of brunch favorites will be offered including Brioche French Toast, Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict, Chicken and Chorizo Paella among others. Complimentary welcome mimosas will also be offered. Two seatings are available on Mother’s Day — one at 11:00 am and one at 12:30 pm. Reservations may be made online. ($70 for adults; $35 for children ages 3-12)

Mother’s Day Brunch
Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

Celebrate Mom at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Reservations will be offered hourly between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm for a special Brunch served on the Aquarium’s “Rooftop Veranda dining area overlooking Rainbow Harbor.” Tickets include brunch as well as all-day admission. Reservations may be made online. 

Mother’s Day Brunch
The Capital Grille
700 W. 9th St., Los Angeles, CA 90015

The Capital Grille invites families to celebrate Mother’s Day with them. Mom will be greeted with a rose and enjoy a special Brunch on Sunday, May 14th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Enjoy Lobster Frittata, 8 oz center cut filet mignon, and more. In addition, the full dinner menu will also be available. Reservations may be made online. 

Mother’s Day Brunch
Eddie V’s Prime Seafood
2101 Rosecrans Ave., El Segundo, CA 90245

Eddie V’s is rolling out the red carpet for Mom with their Mother’s Day Brunch available from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Enjoy a prix fixe, three-course Brunch. Main course choices include Pan-Seared Steak and Eggs, Lobster Quiche Florentine, and Roasted Avocado and Jumbo Lump Crab. A special Children’s Brunch Menu is also available. The full dinner menu will also be available all day. Reservations may be made online.

Mother’s Day Brunch or Mother’s Day Green Box
Seasons 52
3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Mother’s Day Brunch will be served from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Brunch offerings include Apricot-Glazed Spiral Ham, Wood-Grilled Shrimp and Grits, and Upright French Toast to name a few of the entrées. If you’d rather dine at home, the Mother’s Day Green Box is a tasty option. The Green Box To Go serves 4-6 and includes three courses , ready to be warmed at home. Each box includes a choice of main entrée as well as salad, two sides, and six desserts. Order by Wednesday, May 10th for pickup on Saturday, May 13th. Full details and reservation information are available online. 

Mother’s Day Experiences
Fairmont Century Plaza
2025 Avenue of the Stars, Century City, CA 

Let’s admit it — moms deserve to be pampered. Fairmont Century Plaza makes it easy to plan a super special, super memorable Mother’s Day for the mom in your life. Brunch, described as a French-inspired feast, will be offered at Lumiere. Brunch is served from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. ($150 per person; $74 for children 5-12; free for children under 5.) Reservations may be made online. From 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, the hotel will also be the site of a Mother’s Day pop-up shopping experience “featuring a curated group of esteemed brands.” And, you can give mom some much-deserved “me” time with a spa treatment such as the Matahari Mama (a 60-minute Relaxation Massage followed by a 60-minute facial). All details and reservation information are available online.

lausd coffee cake recipe

Mother’s Day Brunch Made at Home (by your family)

There’s no time like the present for your spouse and kids to make you a special brunch at home. Have them stock up at the grocery store and then share your favorite recipe Pinterest board with them. Pancakes, waffles, French toast, or popovers are a few delicious ideas for the carb-lovers out there. Or what about Avocado Toast!

In fact, we’ve got a terrific recipe for the famous LAUSD Coffee Cake you can get them to make you.

If you’re more of a Keto, Paleo, or Low-Carb Mom, a frittata, omelette, or an entrée salad might be a better choice. Whip up some Mom-osas and have a lovely day!

Flowers from Burke Williams in Hollywood

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Here are our picks for the best Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for 2020.


You can’t go wrong with flowers, whether you’ve picked them in the backyard or had them delivered. Many local florists are still open and will deliver beautiful bouquets to Moms all over Los Angeles – and as a bonus, you’ll be supporting a small business.

Looking for a flower delivery that goes all over, in case you need to send a few blooms to anyone else in the US? We love Farmgirl Flowers for their designs and the fact that they’re a female-founded and female-funded company. They’ve even got Luxe Gift Boxes now.


For the Moms who love to indulge their Sweet Teeth, there’s some amazing treats that can be picked up or delivered. Just in time, See’s Candy is now delivering, so you can get Mom some of the best, locally-made candy around.


The Mom in your life probably needs a good book to read right about now – or 10. Amazon is always there for traditional books, e-books and audiobooks. Shop via our Amazon affiliate link and you’ll be helping support a couple of LA Moms. Thanks!

hot tub area at Burke Williams Hollywood

Spa Treatments

There’s no doubt the Mom you’re shopping for needs a Spa Treatment. She could probably use one per day. But since she can’t leave the house right now, you have a couple of options. Gift Cards to her favorite spa, like Burke Williams, are a nice way to help support local businesses that we all hope to see back open one day soon, plus it’ll give her something to look forward to. Don’t forget to include a child care gift certificate so she can get pampered care free. 

Hand Made – gifts and cards

(Check out our Mother’s Day Crafts article for ideas.)

Honestly, Moms love getting cards their kids make especially for them, so get out all the craft supplies you have, set the kids up at the table, and let them get creative. Even if you know they’re making it for you, you’ll still love it when they hand it to you.

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