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Where to Get Mother’s Day Brunch in San Diego 2024

31 of the the city’s best restaurants offering Mother’s Day brunch specials, buffets, and prix-fixe menus
2024 Mother's Day brunch buffet special at San Diego restaurant Rumorosa in Shelter Island featuring various breakfast foods, drinks, and pastries
Courtesy of Rumorosa

Mother’s Day is a little under month away, so its time to lock in your plans for a festive weekend. Whether you’re looking for decadent culinary experiences to share with Mom or a buffet to enjoy with the whole family, we’ve got you covered. Give back to the woman in your life who deserves it the most with a feast at one of these 31 San Diego restaurants on Mother’s Day.

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Mother's Day 2024 Brunch buffet special at San Diego restaurant 20|Twenty in Carslbad featuring a table full of breakfastfood
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Mother’s Day Brunch Buffets in San Diego

20|Twenty Mother’s Day Brunch

Head to Carlsbad’s 20|Twenty for a lavish buffet featuring bottomless mimosas, breakfast favorites, and various charcuterie board bites. The restaurant will be hosting a bouquet crafting station for Mom and admission to the buffet grants visitors access to the Sheraton and Westin pools so guests can unwind with mimosas poolside

Price: $139 for adults and $49 for kids 
Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Address: 5480 Grand Pacific Drive, Carlsbad

Bloom & Brunch at the Marina Kitchen 

Celebrate Mother’s Day on the bayfront this year at The Marriott Marquis. On the property, the Marina Kitchen will host its Bloom & Brunch buffet featuring an omelet station, carving station, and plenty of pastel-colored treats. Guests can also enjoy afternoon tea, Petals & Pastries, which features wide variety of herbal teas, brunch cocktails, and freshly baked pastries courtesy of chef Victor Ingram.

Price: Brunch, $80 for adults and $25 for children under 12; Afternoon Tea, $55 for adults and $25 per child 12 & under
Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Address: 333 W Harbor Dr, Downtown

Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet at Park Hyatt Aviara

Give your mom a relaxing treat this weekend at the dreamy Park Hyatt Aviara. This North County resort is hosting brunch service at Aviara Salon and will feature an iced seafood display, a carving station, made-to-order omelets, and a variety of desserts. Treat Mom to a spa package at Miraval before the feast to really win some “best child” points. Reserve a table here.

Price: $140 per adult and $60 for kids 3 to 12
Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Address: 7100 Aviara Resort Drive, Carlsbad

Mother’s Day Brunch at Hotel del Coronado

Treat your mom like royalty this year at the historic Hotel Del. The property is hosting its annual Mother’s Day Brunch in the Southpointe Ballroom and will be serving a buffet spread with a seafood bar, carving stations, and a dazzling dessert bar plus a glass of Champagne upon arrival for Mom.

Price: $185 for adults, $95 for children 4-12, and free for kids under 3
Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Address: 1500 Orange Avenue, Coronado

Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch at Oceana Coastal Kitchen

Celebrate Mum at Oceana Coastal Kitchen’s Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch overlooking Mission Bay. Graze on brunch options like toasted cinnamon rolls, smoked salmon, and mascarpone strata along with free-flowing Champagne. The waterfront eatery will also feature live entertainment and a craft corner to occupy the little ones while Mom unwinds. 

Price: $120 for adults, $55 for children 5-11, and free for kids 4 and under
Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Address: 3999 Mission Blvd, Mission Beach

Mother’s Day Brunch at Piper 

Oceanside’s Piper is hosting its annual brunch event with coastal bites to share with Mom. The team at Piper will be serving made-to-order eggs and chilaquiles along with breakfast dishes like their fried chicken and waffles, citrus rum french toast, and egg white frittatas. Reserve a table here.

Price: $110 for adults and $65 for children 5-12
Hours: 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
Address: 105 Mission Ave, Oceanside

Happy Mother’s Day at ARLO 

Come for Mom’s complimentary Champagne, stay for the bagel bar. Mission Valley’s ARLO is serving up a brunch feast including an extensive raw bar, charcuterie boards bites, made-to-order omelets, braised short ribs, and breakfast pastries galore

Price: $90 for adults, $30 for kids 5-12, and free for kids 4 and under
Hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Address: 500 Hotel Cir N, Mission Valley

Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet at Rumorosa

Take the family to Harbor Island to partake in Rumorosa’s Mother’s Day brunch buffet. The bayside locale will offer made-to-order omelets and chilaquiles, a street taco station, a panaderia display of local Mexican pastries, and more. Moms will receive a complimentary rose upon arrival and custom flower crowns will be available for purchase courtesy of K Flowers.

Price: $95 for adults, $45 for kids 6-12, and free for kids five and under
Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. 
Address: 1380 Harbor Island Dr, Point Loma

Rancho Valencia Mother’s Day Brunch 

This North County resort is hosting a Mother’s day brunch celebration with a little something for everyone. For adults, the brunch buffet will include a wide selection of seafood, carved meats, and brunch cocktails. Kids can partake in a number of festivities including bouquet making, pony rides, face paintings, and a petting zoo. 

Price: $$225 for adults, $95 for children 4-12, and free for kids under 4
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Address: 5921 Valencia Circle, Rancho Santa Fe 

PICNICS + FLOWERS Mother's Day 2024 brunch special at the Carlsbad Flower Fields
Courtesy of Diana Rose Photography

Mother’s Day Specials & Prix Fixe Menus in San Diego

Mother’s Day Brunch at George’s at the Cove

George’s by the Cove is easily one of San Diego’s best restaurants with an ocean view. This La Jolla locale is offering a three-course prix fixe menu Chef Masa Kojima which includes a pastry basket, spring salads, and your choice of an entree. Reserve a table here

Price: $50 per person
Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Address: 1250 Prospect St, La Jolla

Mother’s Day Green Box at Seasons 52 

Planning on eating brunch in your pj’s with family this year? Bring the springtime celebration home with Seasons 52’s to-go special consisting of your choice of meat, sides, and mini indulgences. Order this pre-packaged feast (feeds 4-6) by Wednesday, May 8 to pick up on Saturday, May 11. Seasons 52 is also open for dine-in brunch with a la carte options between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. 

Price: $155 for the Mother’s Day To-Go Special
Hours: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for dine-in
Address: 4505 La Jolla Village Dr, La Jolla

Mother’s Day at The Marine Room 

La Jolla’s Marine Room makes for an unforgettable day as you watch the waves, savor in fine seafood, and pop a cork or two for mom. The restaurant is offering a special prix fixe menu with dishes including their truffle risotto with caviar, octopus carpaccio, miso king salmon, and your choice of a blueberry mousse tart or chocolate harlequin cake. 

Price: $165 for adults, $60 for children 6-12
Hours: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Address: 2000 Spindrift Dr, La Jolla

Mother’s Day Brunch at Mister A’s

In need of memorable Mother’s Day plans? Indulge in a rooftop meal at Mister A’s in Bankers Hill. This iconic destination is hosting a three-course dining experience ideal for entertaining. Adorn your most dapper attire and munch on dishes like venison tartare toast, scallops and spring pea ravioli, and finish with a Champagne strawberry mousse—the perfect post-meal delectable. Reserve a table here.

Price: $93 per person
Hours: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Address: 2550 Fifth Ave 12th floor, Bankers Hill

Moets for Mom at Provisional Kitchen 

Celebrating Mother’s Day downtown this year? Enjoy a bubbly brunch from the Pendry’s Provisional Kitchen featuring a prix fixe menu along with a meat carving and desert stations as well as a chocolate fountain. Mom is the star of the show at this delightful Gaslamp hub, and of course she gets a complimentary glass of Moët & Chandon. Reserve a table here

Price: $95 per person
Hours: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Address: 425 Fifth Ave, Gaslamp Quarters

Mother’s Day Brunch at A.R. Valentien

Celebrate Mom with a picturesque brunch at A.R. Valentine on the fringe of Torrey Pines Golf Course. Indulge in a three-course farm-to-table experience curated by Chef Kelli Crosso paired with free-flowing mimosas. Treat her to a round of golf or a basalt stone massage at the Lodge’s spa afterwards to win her approval until next year. Reserve a table by calling (858) 777-6635.

Price: $135 for adults and $65 for children 11 and under
Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Address: 11480 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla

Picnics + Flowers Mother’s Day Picnic at the Carlsbad Flower Fields

Got flowers? Plenty of floral eye-candy awaits visitors of the Carlsbad flower fields this year on Mother’s Day. If you’re feeling bougie, opt for a luxurious picnic overlooking fields of pastel while feasting on a charcuterie board of your choice, enjoying live music, and partaking in plenty of fun activities for the little ones. Book a picnic here.

Price: $140 for adults and $70 for kids 4-12
Hours: 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Address: 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad

Cafe Sevilla’s Mother’s Day Flamenco Show & Champagne Brunch 

Complimentary Champagne and live music for Mom? Yes, please. Enjoy a morning of live Spanish flamenco music while enjoying a three-course Spanish brunch at Cafe Sevilla in the heart of the Gaslamp. The brunch consists of avocado toast to start, followed by a breakfast meat paella, and finally a dulce empanada for dessert. There will also be a three-course lobster and Champagne dinner on Mother’s Day for $90 starting at 5 p.m.

Price: $70 per person
Hours: 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Address: 353 Fifth Avenue, Gaslamp Quarter

San Diego Mother’s Day Premier Brunch Cruise

City Experiences is hosting a two-hour brunch cruise this year. Treat Mom to a cruise around the bay as you dine on breakfast favorites, pastries, and tri-tip steak paired with unlimited Champagne, mimosas, and sparkling cider. Truly a booze cruise Mom can get behind. Reserve tickets here.

Price: $115 for adults, $95 for children 4-12, and free for kids 3 and under
Hours: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Address: 1800 North Harbor Drive, Downtown

Mother’s Day Tea Service at The AubreyRose Tea Room

Don your floral dresses and wide-brimmed hats this May at La Mesa’s elegant AubreyRose Tea Room. This adorable venue is offering a special set of tea services celebrating San Diego moms all weekend. The unique menu will feature brewed tea and various festive treats to indulge in during this sophisticated outing for the matriarch in your life. 

Price: $60 for adults and $56 for kids
Hours: 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 4:00 p.m.
Address: 8362 La Mesa Blvd, La Mesa

Mother’s Day Brunch at The Desmond

Head down to the Gaslamp Quarter for Mother’s Day Brunch at the Kimpton Alma hotel. The hotel’s restaurant, The Desmond, is hosting guests for a three-course brunch ranging from sweets—cinnamon French toast, whipped Greek yogurt bowl—to savories such as lobster omelets and petit filet. A complimentary glass of Champagne or mimosa awaits your arrival as a sign of thanks to mothers locally. Following brunch, make your way up to its rooftop bar, Leave of Absence, for a post-brunch cocktail and a dip in their pool. 

Price: $70 for adults and $28 for kids
Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Address: 1047 5th Avenue, Gaslamp Quarter

Mother’s Day Brunch Specials at Little Frenchie

This Mother’s Day, Coronado invites lovers of Le Brunch to Little Frenchie’s Bistro on Orange Avenue. Moms will receive a welcome mimosa for their constant care and love, along with delectable specials like the Tartine D’Asperges or the Floral Cronut. Book your reservations in advance as this little bistro, which is also a Michelin Guide–recognized spot, will likely be busy for this year’s celebrations.

Price: A la carte
Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Address: 1166 Orange Ave, Coronado

Mother’s Day Interactive Cooking Demonstration at Hell’s Kitchen

Treat Mom to a Mother’s Day interactive cooking demonstration at Hell’s Kitchen at Harrah’s. Chef Gordon Ramsay’s infamous restaurant invites moms and their families to jump into the kitchen and learn to cook a Beef Wellington alongside craft cocktails, which can be enjoyed after the class. This 21 and up event has a limited amount of tickets available, so reserve a spot soon.

Price: $200 per person
Hours: 11:30 a.m.
Address: 777 S Resort Dr, Valley Center

Mother’s Day at Solare Ristorante

Get your Mother’s Day brunch fix Italian-style at Liberty Station’s Solare Ristorante. The restaurant is offering a special menu on Sunday featuring entrees like roast rib of beef with truffle mashed potatoes, seared scallops, lobster bisque, and more. Walk off the mimosas and pasta at Liberty Station’s arts district afterwards. Reserve a table here

Price: A la carte
Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Address: 2820 Roosevelt Rd, Point Loma

Mother's Day 2024 brunch from San Diego restaurant Manna Altier in Leucadia

More San Diego Restaurants to Visit on Mother’s Day

Roy’s Restaurant Mother’s Day Brunch

Indulge in the Hawaiian flavors of Chef Roy Yamaguchi’s restaurant downtown this Mother’s Day. Order an Island Mimosa with pineapple juice and Prosseco and chow down on breakfast favorites like their seafood omelet with scallops, a crab cake Benedict or their haupia brûlée brioche French toast topped with guava jam. How do you say delicious in Hawaiian? 

Price: A la carte
Hours: 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Address: 333 W Harbor Dr, Downtown

Mother’s Day Brunch at Lillian’s Kitchen

Lilian’s Kitchen is your destination for brunch bliss this year. Experience the newly refreshed luxury resort serving an assortment of brunch favorites along with refreshing mimosas and bloody mary’s at this hidden North County gem. Reserve a table here

Price: A la carte
Hours: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Address: 5951 Linea Del Cielo, Rancho Santa Fe

Manna Altier Mother’s Day Brunch

Treat your ma to brunch at one of North County’s hottest new brunch spots on Highway 101, Manna Altier. Toast just steps from the beach with one of Manna’s energizing vitality tonics before exploring their menu full of unique takes on morningfood classics including their porridge with poached egg or their turkish eggs with chili garlic butter. 

Price: A la carte
Hours: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Address: 1076 N Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas

Mother’s Day at Morning Glory 

Start a day full of Mother’s Day festivities right with a savory brunch at CH Projects’ Morning Glory. Kickstart your day with Mom by ordering a round of brunch cocktails followed by dim sum appetizers while you wait for your breakfast carbonara, all before the clock strikes noon. Sounds like a Mother’s Day to remember.

Price: A la carte
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Address: 550 W Date St., Little Italy

Mother’s Day Brunch at Cesarina

Pamper the best woman in your life with a gourmet meal at Cesarina in Point Loma. This cozy, authentic Italian restaurant serves endless varieties of pasta made fresh daily con amore. Try their Mortadella e Pere with a glass of fizzy Prosecco for an idyllic afternoon brunch with Mom.

Price: A la carte
Hours: 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Address: 4161 Voltaire St, Ocean Beach

Mother’s Day at Bencotto

For the late risers and pasta aficionados, Bencotto is dishing up authentic Italian cuisine for those tired of morningfood. Make it a truly memorable Mother’s Day by ordering their squid ink gnocchi, lobster bisque or parmigiano reggiano cheese wheel pasta which is sure to turn heads. Little Italy will be a hot place to be, so book your reservation soon.

Price: A la carte
Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Address: 750 W Fir St #103, Little Italy

Mother’s Day Brunch at Nine-Ten Restaurant and Bar

Chef Jason Knibb is putting together a feast of brunch favorites for Mother’s Day at La Jolla’s Nine-Ten. Enjoy a meal with Mom just steps from the cove including homemade rosemary bread, grilled local yellowtail tacos, and Brûléed French toast. Reserve a table here

Price: A la carte
Hours: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Address: 910 Prospect Street, La Jolla

Mother’s Day Brunch at Trust 

Give your mom thanks by treating her to a brunch for the books at Trust in Hillcrest. Start with one of their notorious sticky buns followed by chilaquiles rojo or smoked salmon toast and follow it with a pleasant walk through Balboa Park. Trust me, it’s worth it.

Price: A la Carte
Hours: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Address: 3752 Park Boulevard, Hillcrest

Mother’s Day at Viewpoint Neighborhood Kitchen 

Viewpoint Neighborhood Kitchen, is the place to dine with Mom and take in the sweeping views of East County’s this year. This Sycuan restaurant is serving upmorningfood favorites ideal for fueling up before rounds of Bingo and the Mother’s Day Extravaganza event on the casino floor. Viewpoint restaurants only allow guests 21 and up. Sorry, kiddos.

Price: A la Carte
Hours: 24 Hours
Address: 5469 Casino Way, El Cajon

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