We are not sure when Mother’s Day became synonymous with Eggs Benny and Mimosas, but Mother’s Day Brunch is one tradition we welcome with open arms. After your celebratory brunch you can decide:  venture out to explore with the kiddos, take some much needed “me” time, or indulge in the ultimate mom treat: a nap. Read on for some special spots to celebrate the leader of your pack.


ONE. midtown kitchen 
Going strong for over ten years, ONE. midtown kitchen has proven to be a staple in the Atlanta dining scene. Sure their food is yummy. The griddled goat cheese toast appetizer? It’s downright and crave worthy!  But what really sets OMK apart from dozens of other midtown competitors is the spectacular attention to detail they pay to special events and holidays. Mother’s Day is no exception! This year they are putting together an activity book for kiddos to entertain themselves with while you dig into your shrimp and grits. How thoughtful!


Hint: You must try the cocktail they’ve put together just for this occasion: Mother’s Little Helper. (Think strawberry infused moonshine, champagne and a host of other ingredients that will make your mouth water.)

Details: 559 Dutch Valley Rd. NE, 404-892-4111


The Café at Ritz Carlton in Buckhead
You know what they say, “If you want something done right, do it yourself. Or, go to the Ritz.” Ok, no one really says that. But, when it comes to brunch, they should. The Café serves up Atlanta’s most renowned brunch and what better day to be treated than Mother’s Day?  With more than fifty selections, such as shell fish on ice, charcuterie, or the more traditional brunch items like Eggs Benedict, you are bound to find your version of the perfect brunch.

Hint: Reservation, reservation and reservation!

Details: 3434 Peachtree Rd. NE, 404-237-2700



Harbor House Pub
Couldn’t quite swing the beach weekend you really wanted for Mother’s Day? Then head to Harbor House Pub for brunch instead. This is a laid back spot in Decatur is mostly focused on seafood, but gives a nod to more traditional pub fare as well. The outdoor area is where this restaurant really shines. With space for the kiddos to run and play, and even a few lawn games set up, you can peacefully  sip on your free Mother’s Day mimosa.

Hint: In addition to their regular menu, they will be offering a brunch buffet as well.

Details: 129 Church St., Decatur, 404-371-0088


The Chicken and the Egg
Looking for something that is delicious and a bit down home? You know, like you would make if only you had the time and the energy to whip out the cast iron skillet.  This Marietta gem is your spot!  The environment is cool, yet relaxed. What else would you expect for a restaurant that’s motto is:  “Let Us Bring You Back to Your Grandma’s Table.”  We don’t know about you, but our Grandma did not make pimento cheese taste this good. And, she sure didn’t serve a slew of creative cocktails either!

Hint: Don’t worry about naptime! Mother’s Day brunch will be served from 9-5, so you’ll be sure to find a slot that works for you.

Details: 800 Whitlock Ave. NW #124, Marietta, 678-388-8813


Oak Street Café 
This spot gets our vote not just because they consistently serve up a simple and tasty brunch in a charming atmosphere, but because of its perfect location in Historic Roswell. Grab a bite and the take the kids for a stroll around the many nearby quaint shops and sites, or head down to the river.  The menu changes daily, so you’ll always find something fresh to try. The buttermilk pancakes are a staple, and trust us; it’s not just the little ones who will be excited about these flap jacks.

Hint: If you are interested in beating the Mother’s Day brunch crowd, Oak Street Café is open for brunch Saturday AND Sunday.

Details: 45 Oak St, Roswell, 770-594-1300

Where will you celebrate Mother’s Day this year? Need some spa time? Click here for the mother lode list of pampering!

—Candice Rose

Photos courtesy of the author, The Chicken and the Egg via Facebook, ONE. midtown kitchen via Facebook, Harbour House Pub via Facebook