Mother’s Day breakfasts, lunches & activities in Brisbane 2017

Mother's Day is right around the corner. Now, to decide where to eat and drink, and what to do if you’re spending it in Brisbane? We’ve got you covered.

Brisbane seems like it’s getting cooler by the second. The inner city is positively bursting with excellent places to eat, drink, and enjoy, and of course, the river views and outstanding weather all year round is hard to beat. If you’re spending the weekend with your mum here and want some pointers, read on.

HOT TIP: Give your mum the gift of travelling in style by booking an UberBLACK to pick her up and take her to her (secret) lunch location.

Activities to book that are available on Sunday 14 May 2017

Koala and River Cruise (includes entry into Lone Pine Koala from

Mirimar Cruises

  • Brisbane’s only river cruise to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
  • Cruise is one-way only
  • Cruise includes commentary on Brisbane's past
From AUD

$36 (child)

$63 (adult)

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Sunrise Hot Air Ballooning with Breakfast
Half-Day Indo-Pacific Dolphin Feeding Tour
Moreton Island Full-Day Tour
Tamborine Mountain Food and Wine Trail Tour
Story Bridge Climbing Experience
Australia Zoo Admission

5 cafes for Mother’s Day Breakfast in Brisbane



Seasonal, fresh food with a spontaneous menu that changes everyday, served in a restored worker’s cottage in Paddington. Breakfast until 11.30am.

88 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington, Brisbane


Smoked Paprika

The name is inspired by the signature spice of the owner’s native Hungary, but don’t fear: you won’t find the country’s heavy stews here. Instead, you’ll delight in something more akin to smoked paprika eggs, black quinoa porridge and green smoothies.

65 Macgregor Terrace, Bardon



If you want to start the day with a health kick Cocobliss is a great place to get your fix of green juices, superfood smoothies and muesli.

Shop 1/210 Oxford Street, Bulimba


Hops Scotch and Beans

Hops Scotch and Beans describes itself as a kitchen, coffee and bar. The food house has a great seating area so you can spend the whole day chatting and move from coffee (roasted on site) in the morning to beers in the afternoon.

101 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane


The Corner Store Cafe

A restored turn-of-the-century cottage is home to this cafe and restaurant. Its menu includes quick bites, homemade cookies and cakes, and full menu options. It’s a popular joint, so best make a reservation for Mother’s Day.

113 Sylvan Road, Toowong

5 Restaurants for Mother’s Day Lunch in Brisbane


Alfred & Constance

Much loved by young Brisbanites, Alfred & Constance is housed within a heritage abode in Fortitude Valley. It's all party central when the lights go down; during the day however it's home to some of the best brekkie and lunch eats.

Make your first order in the beer garden a healthy style quinoa pancakes or traditional eggs. Then, make your second order a freshly squeezed juice or gluten-free smoothie. Lastly, don't forget to leave room for your final order. That being one of the Doughnut Time doughnuts A&C has on offer. Mother's Day perfection, am i rite?

Corner of Alfred and Constance Streets, Fortitude Valley



If you like to eat with a view, book a table at Alchemy and sip wine overlooking the harbour. Munch on oysters, grimaud NSW duck breast with truffle celeriac puree, green grapes and roasted fig, and top it off with rum soaked savarin with tropical fruits and passion fruit sorbet.

175 Eagle Street, Brisbane



Cafes are all nice and well for Mother's Day but when mama calls for a hearty European meal, you should call Alegria.

Serving advanced Mediterranean cuisine, Alegria has been lauded many times over for its excellent quality tapas. Order a tapas tasting board to savour the best of the best or let mama pick and choose her favourites. Whichever way you choose to play, you'll be coming out of Alegria with more than a satisfied smile on your face.

Shop 11, 20 Park Road Milton Brisbane


Madame Wu

No list of places to eat and drink in Brisbane would be complete without Madame Wu. Incredible views, an acclaimed Asian fusion menu and a top-notch drinks list make this one a must.

71 Eagle Street, Brisbane


Customs House

Champagne high tea overlooking the river? It sounds pretty close to perfect for Mother’s Day. Customs House is one of the best locations in Brisbane with a fine dining menu and wine list. Be sure to make a reservation.

399 Queen Street, Brisbane

Feature image: Customs House

Top Mother’s Day Flowers Gifts

Don’t forget the flowers! No Mother’s Day would be complete without them.

Vanilla Cream All White Box Arrangement
Flowers for Everyone
Gillian Bouquet

Current Deals for Mother’s Day

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Stephanie Yip

Stephanie is the travel editor at On top of being an avid traveller, she's an all-round bargain hunter. If there's a deal on hotels or a sale on flights, she'll know about it. And she'll let you know about it, too. Though probably not before she buys her own ticket.

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