In case you didn’t realize, Mother’s Day is this Sunday. But, even if you did forget, don’t worry because we there are plenty of lovely, delicious brunches all around L.A. designed to help you treat your mom right—and retain your favorite-child status. Here’s a list of some of our favorites:
If you’re going to do it, you might as well do it right. Patina is offering a three-course prix-fixe menu that includes ricotta agnolotti with English pea soup, buttermilk pancakes with lemon curd, and shrimp and grits. Desserts, like the luscious Chocolate Praline, will make your mother so happy.
Patina, 141 S Grand Avenue, 213-972-3331. Brunch goes from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm. $59 for adults, $29 for children. Call for reservations.
The Hungry Cat
Both locations of The Hungry Cat will have different brunch specials available. Highlights include oven-roasted blueberry pancake with lemon curd and whipped cream and a beer-battered soft shell crab sandwich along with their regular menu. They’re also offering all-day cocktail specials.
The Hungry Cat, 1535 Vine St, Los Angeles, 323-462-2155; 100 W. Channel Rd, Santa Monica, 310-
The Little Door
Right in time for Mother’s Day, The Little Door in Santa Monica has launched its weekend brunch. Mediterranean-inspired dishes, like waffles with sweet seasonal berries and whipped mascarpone cheese and the savory duck confit hash, topped with poached eggs and green peppercorn hollandaise sauce are sure to make your mom smile.
The Little Door, 246 26th St., Santa Monica; 310-310-8064
The French restaurant in Highland Park will be doing an a la cart menu along with Mother’s Day specials. Owner and chef James Graham tells us he’ll be using newly-in-season asparagus in a fluffy omelet while equally fresh heirloom tomatoes will be topped with poached eggs, hollandaise sauce, and savoy spinach. Designed with moms in mind, a special meringue dessert will also make an appearance.
Ba Restaurant, 5100 York Blvd, 323-739-6243
Brunch by the beach is a nice touch, especially if your mom has a taste for Vietnamese flavors. Sunday’s menu will include the well-composed dishes that chef Tin Vuong is known for, including such specials as a grilled heritage pork chop served with broken rice, and rock-shrimp-and-egg quiche.
Little Sister, 1131 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, 310-545-2096
Faith & Flower
If your mom likes a gorgeous setting—and whose mom doesn’t—take her to Faith & Flower. In addition to their regular brunch menu, the Downtown spot will be serving a whole branzino baked in parchment with snow peas, ginger, and garlic as well as grilled ribeye and eggs. A list of cocktails, including daiquiris and mimosas, are the perfect sips for the day.
Faith & Flower, 705 W 9th St., 213-239-0642