In Toronto for Mother’s Day? You picked a great time of year to be here and a great city to toast your mom. Here are some Toronto restaurants that do it up right.

Insomnia

Take your mom to the Annex for a funky brunch among the 20-somethings and this charming Annex hangout. The menu features a selection of bennies (even gluten-free ones), fancy cocktails and soothing smoothies.

563 Bloor Street West 

Aunties and Uncles

Catering to a lower budget, but still delivering a lovely menu of banana oatmeal pancakes, omelettes with challah toast, breakfast tacos, a grilled brie sandwich and much more, the folks here have been serving Mother’s Day Brunch since 1998 ¾ so they’re definitely experts.

74 Lippincott Avenue

Lena

Restaurateur greats Oliver and Bonacini opened this spectacular Argentinean dining room/lounge in an underused entrance to The Bay, and the result is gorgeous! Nibble on tortilla and serrano ham while sipping an exotic cocktail and waiting for some of the more serious brunch concoctions like steak and frites or smoked salmon scrambled eggs with asparagus.

176 Yonge Street

Buca Yorkville

Part of Rob Gentile’s chain of rustic eateries, this dining room delights with its beautiful brunch and sophisticated surroundings. The resto specializes in “inventive, artisanal fare, rooted in Italian tradition” so premium pizzas, pastas, salads and a selection of sweets are the order of the afternoon.

54 Scollard Street

Le Select Bistro

A bit of a trek but well worth the journey, this place has been a Mother’s Day staple for generations. The brunch delivers all the French deliciousness you could hope for: crepes, quiches, omelettes, croque monsieur/madame, des fromages, et plus!

432 Wellington Street West

Planta

Even if your mom isn’t vegan, she’ll love the no-meat brunch here. Start with a cold-pressed juice, then follow that up with any of a huge selection of veggie treats, like cinnamon buns, cauliflower tots, pizzas, savoury waffles, burgers and more!

1121 Bay Street

The Dakota Tavern

For moms who like a little bluegrass with their brunch, this is the place to go! Traditional B&Es, as well as bourbon chicken and waffles, poutines and Bennies are on offer, to be washed down with sour beers, bourbon sours and live music.

Stages Restaurant

With arguably one of the best new breakfast menus in the city, our in-house restaurant is the obvious choice for a classy brunch with Mom. Try the Dutch Baby Pancakes, or if you’re really craving something healthy, our smoothie bowl is packed full of antioxidants and nutrients.

200 Victoria Street

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