Celebrate mom with brunch at Ted's Bulletin. Photo courtesy of the restaurant
Celebrate mom with brunch at Ted's Bulletin. Photo courtesy of the restaurant

Indulge Mom at These DC Area Mother's Day Brunches

Mother's Day is fast approaching, which means it's time to start planning a special day for the moms in your life. And while breakfast in bed can be sweet, why not forgo cleaning the kitchen and hit one of Washington DC's many delicious brunch spots, perhaps one that offers outdoor or socially distanced dining? 

Not ready to dine out? Curbside pickup is offered just about everywhere.

We've rounded up a host of scrumptious, kid-friendly places throughout DC, NoVA, and Maryland. Pinpoint your preferences, make reservations, and get ready to dig in.

After brunch, come back to our site for more ways to celebrate mom. However you decide to spend the day, Happy Mother's Day from your peers at Mommy Poppins.

Editor's Note: While we try to promote safe activities that occur outdoors or with social distancing guidelines in place, please keep your family and others safe by wearing a mask and maintaining an appropriate distance.

Best Mother's Day Brunch Spots in Washington, DC

Belga Cafe

Eastern Market
Reservations accepted
Belga serves brunch from 10am to 3pm, with tempting treats like the "doffle" (a waffle with doughnut in its DNA), crepes, and inventive egg creations. The restaurant's Belgian background means mussels are cooked to perfection, and the Belgian hot chocolate is divine.


Multiple locations, including DC, Alexandria, Reston, Chevy Chase, and Rockville
Reservations accepted
Clyde's is the perfect spot for comfort food, and brunch never disappoints. Sink your incisors into a country breakfast, complete with eggs, potatoes, bacon or sausage, try an omelet with Muenster cheese, or splurge on a Croque-Madame. What better way to start Mother's Day?

RELATED: Mother's Day Brunch Recipes for Kids 

Let Founding Farmers prepare brunch for the family.
Let Founding Farmers indulge mom with brunch for the family. Photo courtesy of Founding Farmers restaurant 

Founding Farmers

Foggy Bottom
Reservations accepted
Founding Farmers' decadent Mother's Day brunch menu beckons with diet-busting delights that include beignets, peanut butter banana toast, bourbon-battered French toast, waffles with strawberries and cream... along with mimosas, bellinis, and other morning celebratory beverages. You can opt to eat inside, out on the covered patio, or pick up an order curbside to enjoy in bed.

Le Diplomate

Logan Circle
Reservations accepted
No Mother's Day brunch list would be complete without this classic institution, where delicacies include a lobster omelette, poached Eeggs Basquaise, croissants, and a dazzling (but pricey) fruits de mer plateau.

Logan Tavern

Logan Circle
Reservations accepted
Mother's Day brunch at Logan Tavern is a relaxed affair, with specials that include crab cake Benedict and a berry parfait. You could also go for a breakfast burger, fried chicken Benedict, or the vegan breakfast burrito.


Penn Quarter and West End
Reservations accepted
Treat your tastebuds to modern Indian cuisine on Mother's Day. Rasika is whipping up a special three-course brunch for moms with a $55 prix fixe, from 11am to 2:30pm.

Roof Terrace

Foggy Bottom
Reservations accepted
Long a special occasion favorite, at the Kennedy Center's Roof Terrace restaurant Sunday brunch is dished up as a "kitchen buffet" from 11am to 2pm on Sundays. House specialities include prime rib, made-to-order omelets, and homemade scones. Adults score bottomless Chandon mimosas.

RELATED: Mother's Day Gifts Moms Really Want in 2021 

Save room for the house specialties at St. Anselm. Photo via Trip Advisor

St. Anselm

Union Market
Reservations accepted
St. Anselm's offers pickup, delivery, and indoor or outdoor dining options, with a Mother's Day Sunday brunch between 11am and 3pm. Try not to load up on the cinnamon roll monkey bread—you'll need to save room for chocolate chip pancakes or the butcher's steak with garlic butter.

Ted's Bulletin

Multiple locations, including DC, Gaithersburg, Arlington, Fairfax, and Reston
Early risers can get a jump on Mother's Day brunch at Ted's, where the doors open at 7am and breakfast/brunch is served all day. Try the Tart Pancakes, with crushed strawberry Ted's Tarts mixed in, Crab Benedict, or avocado toast.

Unconventional Diner

Logan Circle
Reservations accepted
Operating under a "reservations only" caveat, with tables limited to 6 guests, the Unconventional Diner takes protocol seriously, so families can feel safe. Brunch is served from 9am to 4pm, with a slew of yummy choices that won't break the budget. Try the blueberry pancakes with lavendar syrup, or everything lox. Delivery and pickup are options, too.

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