Food & Drink

Best Brunch Spots to Celebrate Mom

There is no one on Earth who deserves a day more than those hard-working, ultra-loving moms out there. It’s very important to honor the best women among us, and West Hollywood is a fantastic location to ring in the annual occasion of Mother’s Day. There’s incredible shopping, old theaters, plenty of relaxing spas, culturally rich blocks of palm-tree-lined streets and gorgeous hotels. You could make a day of it, or an evening, but be sure to pepper in a few outstanding culinary moments too.

We’ve got the best of the best when it comes to breakfast and brunch, lunch and dinner. With a cocktail option or two, as well. Mother’s Day is certainly a time to clink a glass, after all.

Spanish Feast

A gathering place for the community of West Hollywood, Soulmate is the place to share fond memories and Mediterranean-inspired plates with craft cocktails. The setting is bright and cheerful, with an intimate, welcoming terrace. For brunch, start (…or end) with the Soulmate Churros with Spanish Dark Chocolate Sauce.  For the main course, try the Chorizo Hash with mushrooms, chorizo, poblano crema, sunny side up eggs, and crispy patatas.

Vegetarian Eats

It’s a no-brainer when a restaurant is called “Thank You Mother,” in Spanish that it would be a great spot to bring Mom for Mother’s Day. Gracias Madre has become a beloved neighborhood institution for serving sustainable, hearty, and organic fare. Upon sitting down on the stunning outdoor patio, order a round of mimosas, made with hibiscus, orange juice, and sparkling chenin blanc. From there, the menu of thoughtful vegetarian dishes is quite impressive. Try out the Huevos Rancheros (tofu scramble, habanero salsa, guacamole, rice, and black beans) and the Crab Cakes, made with hearts of palm, chipotle and bread crumbs.

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Comfort Food

An incredibly stylish, neighborhood gem that is opulent-but-approachable­­––Norah makes for an ideal Mother’s Day brunch or dinner option. The menu for brunch, in particular, has been expanded, and while they are famous for the cast iron skillet cornbread with rosemary butter, the pancakes made with brown butter streusel and salted caramel are worth the calories. Maybe a Mother’s Day yoga class is a good idea prior?

Boozy Brunch

Impress mom at the decadent French/Italian-inspired culinary hotspot, Bottega Louie.  The brunch menu features classics like belgian waffles, french toast, and steak and eggs. For the special occasion, order the Lobster Hash (lobster, two poached eggs, potato, leek & scallion hash cakes, tender greens & lobster beurre monté) with the Pate de Campagne and a round of bellinis. And, for dessert, satisfy any sweet tooth cravings with their world-famous macarons.

Dinner & a Movie

If your mom is a fan of classic films, the Melrose Rooftop Theater is perfect choice for showing her how thankful you are for all that she does. They are hosting a Dinner & a Movie party on Mother’s Day evening. It starts with a meal at E.P. & L.P., where you’ll enjoy a fantastic three-course meal. Then, head upstairs for a screening of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. You’ll settle into comfy lounge chairs al fresco, slip on a headset, grab some popcorn to share with mom … and maybe some cocktails. It’s a rare treat to enjoy the stars of the Silver Screen with actual stars glittering above your head.

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