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!).
Mother’s Day Activities available on Sunday 13 May 2018
Afternoon Sail at Melbourne from finder.com.au
Relax and enjoy the view of the spectacular city skyline and
the bustling activity of Melbourne's Port
- Duration:3 hours
- Location:Bourke st Docklands
- Inclusions:Sailing cruise, afternoon tea and coffee
Eureka Skydeck experience from RedBalloon
Be amazed at this 360 degrees view of Melbourne's iconic Eureka tower.
- Location:Level 88 of Eureka Tower, Southbank
- Inclusions:Free WiFi and admission tickets
Sunset cruise with buffet dinner from RedBalloon
Indulge yourself and be entertained on board this luxurious catamaran built for comfort
- Duration:3.5 hours
- Location:Docklands, Melbourne
- Inclusions:2-course dinner buffet with unlimited drinks
Luxury 3-course lunch and tasting from RedBalloon
Fly aboard a luxury aircraft and enjoy the view above Victoria’s High Country.
- Duration:1 day
- Location: Moorabbin Airport, VIC and Brown Brothers Milawa Winery
- Inclusions:Return flight to Brown Brothers Milawa Winery, free parking and VIP lounge, 3-course lunch paired with wine and more
Private star observation cabin for 2 from RedBalloon
Whether you want to pop the big question in a private setting unlike any other or just wanted to sit back, relax and enjoy the view, this one's for you.
- Location: Docklands, Melbourne
- Inclusions:Private cabin for two and 360 degrees view of the skyline of Melbourne
Sunrise Hot Air Balloon flight from Viator
Fly high and enjoy the golden light of sunrise with an unforgettable hot air balloon flight.
- Duration:1 hour
- Location: Yarra Valley
- Inclusions:Services of professional staff, hot air balloon flight and more.
Melbourne Dinner Cruise from Viator
Travel along Yarra River while you indulge yourself into a 4-course gourmet meal of dishes like smoked lamb and pork loin.
- Duration:3 hours
- Location: Yarra River
- Inclusions:4-course gourmet dinner, premium wine, bubbly, beer and spirits.
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 is open from 8am but its 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 or dinner, 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 2018
If you're looking to make this Mother's Day extra special, head to the Spice Temple at the Crown Complex for a special Mother's Day banquet to celebrate the occasion.
Indulge in a selection of the very best fare by head chef Andy Evans or choose to play it by ear and pick your favourites off the a la carte menu.
Options, we're big on options.
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 Sunday roast lunch with all the trimmings this Mother's Day (and every other Sunday for that matter).
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.