Our pick of the best restaurants, cafes and activities in Melbourne for Mother's Day.
Ahhh… Melbourne. If you’re a local then you are already fully aware of the calibre of eateries and drinkeries the city has to offer. If you’re visiting for the weekend, prepare yourself for a sensory overload. From patisseries, deli’s, markets, and fine dining, Melbourne is the place to spoil your mum (and yourself!).
5 cafes for Mother’s Day Breakfast in Melbourne
This Richmond cafe is a popular haunt, and for good reason: the menu includes all the classic brekky faves (coffee, eggs, smashed avo) with a twist that will keep you coming back for more. An example? A smoked thick-cut bacon and fried egg roll with apple and pear chutney.
a: 658 Church Street, Richmond
p: (03) 9429 4332
Offering a touch of Thailand for breakfast, Middle Fish isn't your usual café. It's situated in a spacious industrial warehouse, but offers oversized booths that are perfect for a cosy family breakfast.
a: 122-128 Berkeley Street, Carlton
p: (03) 9348 1704
Situated bang in the middle of Flinders Lane (a must-visit if you’re an out-of-towner), Cumulus Inc are open all day but their simple breakfasts are really standout. You never know, you might have such a good time chatting, the day will get away from you, and you can stay for lunch, too.
a: 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
p: (03) 9650 1445
Three Bags Full produce and menu is hand-made and seasonal, and always accompanied by a speciality coffee. The Abbotsford based cafe as decked out in local art and is a cool place to spend the morning.
a: Corner of Nicholson Street and Mollison Street, Abbotsford
p: (03) 9421 2732
Patch is Melbourne’s first dedicated paleo cafe. If you're after a guilt-free, uber-healthy meal while you gossip with mum, Patch’s combo of a good atmosphere and mouth-watering menu (spanner crab omelette is a must-try) might be the answer.
a: 1/32 Bendigo Street, Richmond
p: (03) 9029 0328
5 restaurants for Mother’s Day Lunch in Melbourne 2017
If you're looking to make this Mother's Day extra special, head to the Spice Temple at the Crown Complex for yum cha. The $55 yum cha banquet includes all the staples that have been kicked up a notch like lobster and scallop siu mai and wagyu brisket pot stickers.
a: Crown Complex, Southbank
p: (03) 8679 1888
For the mum who likes things a little bit different, Movida is the perfect place. Dine on Spanish tapas while overlooking the ever-changing artwork that lines the walls of Hosier Lane. Take it from the Good Food Guide, which claims you can "take all the great things about Melbourne dining, wrap them up in one package, and you have MoVida." Plus, it's the perfect excuse to eat churros.
a: 1 Hosier Lane, Melbourne
p: (03) 9663 3038
Turn the tables and treat you mother to a Sunday roast at the 2015 Age Good Food Guide hatted restaurant, Epocha. Located inside of an old Carlton terrace house, it's serving a road chicken with all the trimmings this Mother's Day.
a: 49 Rathdowne Street, Carlton
p: (03) 9036 4949
Overlooking the beach at St Kilda, Donovans is housed in an old 1920s bathhouse that was refurbished in the 1980s. The restaurant is the perfect setting for a seafood lunch, which is offered in abundance on the extensive menu.
a: 40 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda
p: (03) 9534 8221
Sharing-style dishes are the focus for Sunday lunches at Cutler & Co, which creates meals designed to be to be enjoyed with friends and family. The open-plan Fitzroy restaurant is housed in a spacious old metal works factory.
a: 55-57 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy
p: (03) 9419 4888
Treat your mum to a "chauffeur"
Leave the car at home this Mother's Day, and make your mum feel like a Queen. Consider hopping in an Uber Black or Uber Lux to and from your lunch or breakfast, especially if you were going to treat her to a class or two of her favourite wine or champagne.
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Top Mother’s Day Flowers
A Mother’s Day without flowers is a tragic thing indeed – don’t forget to grab Mum a bunch before you surprise her with breakfast.