Sunday brunch is the new Friday night—or at least that’s what we parents of small children tell ourselves. And here’s the silver lining: even the nicest versions of brunch are generally more affordable than dinner; other restaurant-goers tend to be more tolerant of the occasional wailing tantrum; and if you time it just right, brunch doesn’t interfere with anyone’s sleep schedule. With Easter, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day just around the corner, we rounded up our favorite spots for Sunday brunch that are a bit fancier than your local diner, but definitely kid-friendly (and all take reservations!).

Tallulah’s

Owner Linda Derschang named this place after her now-grown daughter—she designed it to be the kind of chic neighborhood cafe you could bring the whole family, but wasn’t a “kiddie” spot. Parents love the plentiful Caffe Vita espresso drinks and morning cocktails—more than just your standard mimosas and Blood Marys—and kids love the simple, delicious food (and giant fluffy white cat painting near the entrance). A small meal can be made of the house-made toast, with toppings like house-made Nutella, avocado with sunflower seeds or slathered with butter and cinnamon sugar.

Good to Know: Tallulah's also serves their delish brunch on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., if you can't wait until Sunday. View their brunch menu online.

550 19th Ave. E.
Seattle, Wa 98112
206-860-0077
Online: aneighborhoodcafe.com or on Facebook
Sunday brunch hours: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

photo: Ray K. via Yelp

Do you have a favorite destination for a special Sunday brunch? Share your go-to spot in the Comments below.

— Chelsea Lin