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If the maternal figure in your life is expecting waffles and bellinis on Mother’s Day, you don’t want to disappoint. To help find the perfect spot for celebrating, here’s a map of Philly restaurants with holiday brunches — and a handful of spots that aren’t doing anything Mother’s Day-specific, but are guaranteed to make Mom happy.

Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 14, this year, so it’s high time to make a reservation. As of posting, all of these restaurants have tables available, but that’s bound to change.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Brigantessa

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1520 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA
(267) 318-7341
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If the Neapolitan pies and panini aren’t enough to draw you in (hint: they should be), Brigantessa is also kicking off a bottomless-drinks brunch, starting May 6, with unlimited mimosas, Italian bloody Marys (with Calabrese chili), bloody Marias (a bloody Mary with tequila), and Greyhounds with gin or vodka, for $20.

Brigantessa now serves lunch
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2. Whetstone Tavern

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700 S 5th St
Philadelphia, PA
(267) 239-0906
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Bright, airy Whetstone Tavern has the right vibe for a spring brunch, and the menu is refreshingly different. Sure, you can go for the veggie and cheese omelet, but why not try the duck confit and butternut squash hash, or the breakfast poutine with tater tots, cheese curds, bacon gravy, scrapple chips, and a sunny-side egg.

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3. The Good King Tavern

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614 S 7th St
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 625-3700
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The Good King Tavern’s Sunday-only menu is available from 11 a.m. until close. This is your chance to treat mom to Eggs in Their Nest — red wine-poached eggs in a potato nest — or a croque monsieur (or madame, which adds a fried egg to the ham, cheese, and mornay sauce).

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4. Moshulu

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401 S Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 923-2500
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The deck doesn’t open until the following week, but you can still give Mom the gift of river views. The ship/restaurant is doing a Mother’s Day brunch buffet for $59 for adults and $25 for kids 2-12.

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5. Russet

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1521 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 546-1521
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Andrew and Kristin Wood’s very seasonal BYOB is adding a few tasty-sounding dishes to the brunch menu for Mother’s Day, including a baked ricotta pancake with Lancaster rhubarb, honey, and whipped cream, a grilled asparagus frittata, and pit-roasted spring lamb with grilled torta, potatoes, ash-cooked onions, and salsa verde.

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6. Little Nonna's

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1234 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 546-2100
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Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran’s cozy Italian spot is doing a three-course prix fixe brunch for $40 a head. Their Barbuzzo, just a few blocks away at 13th and Sansom, is offering the same set-up, but with dishes that fit Barbuzzo’s Mediterranean menu.

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7. Le Cheri

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251 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 546-7700
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A French brunch feels more elegant, non? Le Cheri’s menu covers the classics (omelets, croquet monsieur, quiche Lorraine), along with a not-to-be-skipped cheese section, create-your-own Royale cocktails, and a selection of mini-pastries you’ll want to get for the table (or yourself — no judging here).

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200 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 790-1919
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Usually the views are the main reason to grab a table at XIX (call it “Nineteen” if you’re saying it aloud) at Hyatt at the Bellevue, but a buffet with a raw bar, cheese and charcuterie stations, Maryland crab cake benedicts, and mini-cakes for dessert will also do the trick. It’s $72 per person.

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9. Sofitel Philadelphia

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120 S 17th St
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 569-8300
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Make sure you don’t have food in your teeth while you’re digging into the Mother’s Day buffet brunch at the Sofitel, because the hotel is also setting up a photo booth for free family portraits. There’s also a bloody Mary bar. It’s $65 for adults and $32.50 for kids under 12.

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10. Aqimero

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10 Avenue of the Arts
Philadelphia, PA

The Mother’s Day brunch at Aqimero at the Ritz-Carlton is pricey, but don’t forget: It comes with unlimited bloody Marys, mimosas, and bellinis. Balance out all that Champagne with French toast, huevos rancheros, and lobster avocado toast. There’s also a raw bar and carving stations. It’s $125 per person.

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11. Gran Caffe L'Aquila

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1716 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 568-5600
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Owner Stefano Biasini, who’s won the World Cup of Gelato for his native Italy (and is competing on the U.S. team this year), is making a Mother’s Day gelato at Gran Caffe L’Aquila with white chocolate, orange blossom, and an Italian orange liqueur. The restaurant is also highlighting a different Italian city with a dedicated menu every week: For May 8-14 the focus is on Florence. The regular menu will be available, too — but the Florence one has crespelle all Fiorentina, a crepe filled with ricotta, parmesan, and spinach, topped with tomato sauce and a bit of bechamel.

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12. Opa

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1311 Sansom St
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 545-0170
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In addition to Opa’s regular menu, the Greek restaurant is doing a set brunch with a lobster avocado omelet, a house-made pastry, and a mimosa, for $25. Mom also gets a flower. Out back in Drury Beer Garden, the Mother’s Day special is a burger and a beer for just $10.

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13. White Dog Café

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3420 Sansom St
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 386-9224
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White Dog Café did local, sustainable, and organic before they were cool. All three locations — the original in University City, plus Haverford and Wayne — serve brunch, with highlights like Kennett Square mushroom soup (Kennett Square calls itself the Mushroom Capital of the World), an asparagus and gruyere quiche, and S’mores-stuffed French toast.

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14. Urban Farmer

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1 Logan Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Terry White, the new executive chef at Urban Farmer, took time out from creating his new menus to put together an elaborate Mother’s Day brunch, with everything from monkey bread, to Belgian waffles, to prime rib. There’s also a “little farmers station” to please the younger palates, and a decadent dessert list. It’s $75 for the grown-ups and $22 for kids 10 and under.

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15. London Grill

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2301 Fairmount Ave
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 978-4545
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Take mom to the Barnes or Rodin Museum followed by brunch at London Grill, which has a make-your-own bloody Mary bar and a mix of savory and sweet al la carte options, like a ricotta chocolate chip crepe and eggs Florentine. Or, if you’re craving something less breakfast-y, go for the lamb pot pie or the spring pea and ricotta ravioli.

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16. Franklin Square

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200 N 6th St
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 629-4026
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After a spin on the carousel, head inside the Franklin Square Pavilion for a Mother’s Day Brunch with food from Cooperage (which also runs SquareBurger). There are four seatings between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and you need to buy tickets, for $25.

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17. Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant (Multiple Locations)

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8400 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 948-5600
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Each Iron Hill location will have a different a la carte Mother’s Day menu, but all 12 of them will be toasting mom with Mother’s Intuition, a Belgian-style wheat beer infused with hibiscus flowers and orange blossom honey. They’re also all offering a seafood risotto with Maine lobster, scallops, and shrimp in a lobster-chardonnay cream sauce.

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18. Mistral KOP

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160 N Gulph Rd
King of Prussia, PA

Scott Anderson’s King of Prussia outpost of Mistral is keeping it relatively simple — at least compared to the eat-until-you’re-stuffed buffets — with a two-course prix fixe brunch with pastries, Greek yogurt parfaits, lemon and ricotta pancakes, and a few more choices. It’s $29 per person.

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1. Brigantessa

1520 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA
Brigantessa now serves lunch
Brigantessa

If the Neapolitan pies and panini aren’t enough to draw you in (hint: they should be), Brigantessa is also kicking off a bottomless-drinks brunch, starting May 6, with unlimited mimosas, Italian bloody Marys (with Calabrese chili), bloody Marias (a bloody Mary with tequila), and Greyhounds with gin or vodka, for $20.

1520 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA

2. Whetstone Tavern

700 S 5th St, Philadelphia, PA
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Bright, airy Whetstone Tavern has the right vibe for a spring brunch, and the menu is refreshingly different. Sure, you can go for the veggie and cheese omelet, but why not try the duck confit and butternut squash hash, or the breakfast poutine with tater tots, cheese curds, bacon gravy, scrapple chips, and a sunny-side egg.

700 S 5th St
Philadelphia, PA

3. The Good King Tavern

614 S 7th St, Philadelphia, PA
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The Good King Tavern’s Sunday-only menu is available from 11 a.m. until close. This is your chance to treat mom to Eggs in Their Nest — red wine-poached eggs in a potato nest — or a croque monsieur (or madame, which adds a fried egg to the ham, cheese, and mornay sauce).

614 S 7th St
Philadelphia, PA

4. Moshulu

401 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA
Moshulu
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The deck doesn’t open until the following week, but you can still give Mom the gift of river views. The ship/restaurant is doing a Mother’s Day brunch buffet for $59 for adults and $25 for kids 2-12.

401 S Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA

5. Russet

1521 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA
Russet
Russet
Rachel Vigoda

Andrew and Kristin Wood’s very seasonal BYOB is adding a few tasty-sounding dishes to the brunch menu for Mother’s Day, including a baked ricotta pancake with Lancaster rhubarb, honey, and whipped cream, a grilled asparagus frittata, and pit-roasted spring lamb with grilled torta, potatoes, ash-cooked onions, and salsa verde.

1521 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA

6. Little Nonna's

1234 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA
Little Nonna’s
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Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran’s cozy Italian spot is doing a three-course prix fixe brunch for $40 a head. Their Barbuzzo, just a few blocks away at 13th and Sansom, is offering the same set-up, but with dishes that fit Barbuzzo’s Mediterranean menu.

1234 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA

7. Le Cheri

251 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA
Le Cheri
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A French brunch feels more elegant, non? Le Cheri’s menu covers the classics (omelets, croquet monsieur, quiche Lorraine), along with a not-to-be-skipped cheese section, create-your-own Royale cocktails, and a selection of mini-pastries you’ll want to get for the table (or yourself — no judging here).

251 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA

8. XIX

200 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA
XIX
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Usually the views are the main reason to grab a table at XIX (call it “Nineteen” if you’re saying it aloud) at Hyatt at the Bellevue, but a buffet with a raw bar, cheese and charcuterie stations, Maryland crab cake benedicts, and mini-cakes for dessert will also do the trick. It’s $72 per person.

200 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA

9. Sofitel Philadelphia

120 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA
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Make sure you don’t have food in your teeth while you’re digging into the Mother’s Day buffet brunch at the Sofitel, because the hotel is also setting up a photo booth for free family portraits. There’s also a bloody Mary bar. It’s $65 for adults and $32.50 for kids under 12.

120 S 17th St
Philadelphia, PA

10. Aqimero

10 Avenue of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Aqimero
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The Mother’s Day brunch at Aqimero at the Ritz-Carlton is pricey, but don’t forget: It comes with unlimited bloody Marys, mimosas, and bellinis. Balance out all that Champagne with French toast, huevos rancheros, and lobster avocado toast. There’s also a raw bar and carving stations. It’s $125 per person.

10 Avenue of the Arts
Philadelphia, PA

11. Gran Caffe L'Aquila

1716 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA
Gran Caffe L’Aquila
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Owner Stefano Biasini, who’s won the World Cup of Gelato for his native Italy (and is competing on the U.S. team this year), is making a Mother’s Day gelato at Gran Caffe L’Aquila with white chocolate, orange blossom, and an Italian orange liqueur. The restaurant is also highlighting a different Italian city with a dedicated menu every week: For May 8-14 the focus is on Florence. The regular menu will be available, too — but the Florence one has crespelle all Fiorentina, a crepe filled with ricotta, parmesan, and spinach, topped with tomato sauce and a bit of bechamel.

1716 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA

12. Opa

1311 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA
Opa
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In addition to Opa’s regular menu, the Greek restaurant is doing a set brunch with a lobster avocado omelet, a house-made pastry, and a mimosa, for $25. Mom also gets a flower. Out back in Drury Beer Garden, the Mother’s Day special is a burger and a beer for just $10.

1311 Sansom St
Philadelphia, PA

13. White Dog Café

3420 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA
White Dog Café
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White Dog Café did local, sustainable, and organic before they were cool. All three locations — the original in University City, plus Haverford and Wayne — serve brunch, with highlights like Kennett Square mushroom soup (Kennett Square calls itself the Mushroom Capital of the World), an asparagus and gruyere quiche, and S’mores-stuffed French toast.

3420 Sansom St
Philadelphia, PA

14. Urban Farmer

1 Logan Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Take A Tour Of Urban Farmer, The Logan Hotel's Farm-Driven Steakhouse
Urban Farmer
Hillary Petrozziello

Terry White, the new executive chef at Urban Farmer, took time out from creating his new menus to put together an elaborate Mother’s Day brunch, with everything from monkey bread, to Belgian waffles, to prime rib. There’s also a “little farmers station” to please the younger palates, and a decadent dessert list. It’s $75 for the grown-ups and $22 for kids 10 and under.

1 Logan Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103

15. London Grill

2301 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA
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Take mom to the Barnes or Rodin Museum followed by brunch at London Grill, which has a make-your-own bloody Mary bar and a mix of savory and sweet al la carte options, like a ricotta chocolate chip crepe and eggs Florentine. Or, if you’re craving something less breakfast-y, go for the lamb pot pie or the spring pea and ricotta ravioli.

2301 Fairmount Ave
Philadelphia, PA

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16. Franklin Square

200 N 6th St, Philadelphia, PA
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After a spin on the carousel, head inside the Franklin Square Pavilion for a Mother’s Day Brunch with food from Cooperage (which also runs SquareBurger). There are four seatings between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and you need to buy tickets, for $25.

200 N 6th St
Philadelphia, PA

17. Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant (Multiple Locations)

8400 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA
Iron Hill
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Each Iron Hill location will have a different a la carte Mother’s Day menu, but all 12 of them will be toasting mom with Mother’s Intuition, a Belgian-style wheat beer infused with hibiscus flowers and orange blossom honey. They’re also all offering a seafood risotto with Maine lobster, scallops, and shrimp in a lobster-chardonnay cream sauce.

8400 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA

18. Mistral KOP

160 N Gulph Rd, King of Prussia, PA
Mistral KOP
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Scott Anderson’s King of Prussia outpost of Mistral is keeping it relatively simple — at least compared to the eat-until-you’re-stuffed buffets — with a two-course prix fixe brunch with pastries, Greek yogurt parfaits, lemon and ricotta pancakes, and a few more choices. It’s $29 per person.

160 N Gulph Rd
King of Prussia, PA

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