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Where And How To Celebrate Mother’s Day In Austin Texas

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Everyone can agree that no one deserves to be celebrated more than women who raised us. Motherhood is a tough 24-hour job, no pay, no day off, sometimes it is unappreciated, but yet resignation is impossible. Even though motherhood is a full-time job, a mother’s work is never done. For that being said, strive to make Mothers Day absolutely hassle free for your mother and take the responsibilities on yourself for a day. Pamper her a little on this special day, so I thought I’d find some fun ideas for moms to do in the Austin area.

Mother's Day Brunches And Celebration In Austin Texas
 (Austin Eater)

  • For an indulgent Mother's Day, look to Jeffrey's. The buffet will include truffled deviled eggs and the seafood tower, while diners can order up lemon ricotta pancakes, truffled scrambled eggs while taking advantage of the carving station and dessert table. It runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at $85 per person. (1204 West Lynn Street, Clarksville)
  • Picturesque brunch destination Josephine House adds a Mother's Day spin to its Sunday meal, with pastry baskets, burrata and berries, an array of entrees, plus free mimosas. The meal is $50. (1601 Waterston Avenue, Clarksville)
  • Treat the mother in your life to a barbecue brunch buffet with live music at downtown Lambert’s, with brown sugar and coffee rubbed brisket, spicy breakfast sausage, made-to-order eggs, a breakfast Frito pie and more. $50 for adults, $25 for children. (401 West 2nd St, Downtown)
  • Enjoy a casual, family-style brunch at Chicon, with passed pastry baskets, pulled pork Benedicts, migas and more. Drinks will be available a la carte, including $2 mimosas, and the brunch will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $25 for adults, $15 for children 12 and under. (1914 East 6th Street, East Austin)
  • The a la carte brunch at Italic features drink specials, Italian specialties, and pastries, all offered from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (123 West 6th Street, Downtown)
  • Chef Tim Love's Austin restaurant Lonesome Dove offers a three-course brunch, featuring freshly squeezed orange juice cocktails, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $38 per person. (419 Colorado Street, Downtown)
  • Freedmen’s is offering a Texas-style barbecue brunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The menu includes a barbecue Benedict, jalapeño cheddar grits, and more. As for drinks, it offers a slew of specialty brunch cocktails. (2402 San Gabriel Street, West Campus)
  • Just in time for Mother’s Day, Native Hostel will be introducing its updated brunch menu, with items like peach French toast, duck confit with watermelon salad, a house sweet potato biscuit and fried chicken, and more. The brunch will be served from 12 to 4 p.m. and will feature live music, flowers, massages, and more for the special woman in your life. (807 East 4th Street, East Austin)
  • Classic restaurant The Carillon is going all out this Mother’s Day with a huge brunch and buffet, offered from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The menu includes classic breakfast options, as well as charcuteries, smoked salmon, a carving station, and more. Brunch is $68 per adult and $30 per child between the ages of 6 to 12. (1900 University Avenue, Campus)
  • Eddie V's Mother’s Day brunch will include favorite dishes like lobster quiche, fried green tomatoes, bananas foster, and more. Brunch will be served between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., with everything available for $49 for adults and $15 for children. (301 East 5th Street, Downtown)
  • For a steakhouse brunch, head to Capital Grille between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. The menu includes clam chowder, filet mignon, and creme brulee, among other selections. Brunch is $49 per adult, with an additional $14 bottomless mimosa option, and $15 per child. (117 West 4th Street, Downtown)
  • Make mom feel special with a complimentary rose and mimosa during Cover 3’s Mother’s Day brunch. Pair the restaurant’s award-winning brunch with their U-Mix-It Bloody Mary and bubbles bar, where you create your own brunch beverage, just the way you like it. Brunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (2700 West Anderson Lane, North Burnet)
  • Cannon + Belle will be hosting a sumptuous Mother’s Day brunch buffet this year, complete with a garden bar, a Benedict station, a carving table, and a Bloody Mary flight, all prepared with the guest of honor in mind. The buffet is $48 per person and will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (500 East 4th StreetDowntown)
  • Café Blue at the Hill Country Galleria will be serving its popular Mother’s Day brunch this year from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., followed by a jazz performance by the Vintage 15 jazz band from 4 to 6 p.m. The brunch is priced at 39.95 for adults, and 15.95 for children 12 and under. (12921 Hill Country BoulevardBee Cave)
  • The historic hotel’s Driskill Grill will host an elegant brunch buffet for Mother’s Day, full of favorites like breakfast classics, fresh seafood, and desserts and pastries from 1886 Cafe & Bakery. It costs $89 per adult, with optional $20 bottomless mimosas, and $40 for children between the ages of 5 to 12. (604 Brazos Street, Downtown)
  • Treat mom to a delicious, Oaxacan and central-Mexican inspired brunch at El Naranjo, featuring chef Iliana de la Vega’s specialties. On Sunday, May 13, the restaurant will feature an Hoja Santa omelet in honor of Mother’s Day, in addition to all of their traditional Mexican delicacies, from pan dulce to huevos rancheros to chocolate tres leches cake. (85 Rainey St, Rainey Street)
  • Enjoy an adventurous and whimsical brunch at downtown’s Swift’s Attic with favorites like breakfast chilaquiles and chicken-fried hanger steak with biscuits, and less conventional brunch items inspired by Korean cuisine. Moms will also be treated to a complimentary mimosa. (315 Congress Avenue, Downtown)
  • Messina Hof offers two locations to celebrate mom, at both Bryan Estate and Grapevine. Enjoy a traditional brunch at the Estate’s Vintage House Restaurant from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., or stop by the Grapevine Winery for a mimosa bar, breakfast buffet, waffle and omelet stations, and more, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Bryan Estate: 4545 Old Reliance Road, Bryan; Grapevine Winery: 201 South Main Street, Grapevine)
  • Dig into some ricotta toast with Poteet strawberry jam or brioche donuts at Texas French Bread’s Mother’s Day Brunch, while you toast with a bottle of Champagne, specially priced at 12 off all day on May 13, making it easy to celebrate the mom in your life. Brunch will be served from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (2900 Rio Grande Street, Campus)
  • Brunch is always spot-on at Contigo’s sunny, ranch-inspired Airport location, with plenty of room for the whole family to celebrate Mother’s Day. The a-la-carte menu features eggs Benedict, a veggie hash, French toast, and a grain bowl, alongside brunch cocktails and pastries. They will stay open an extra hour on May 13, serving brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (2027 Anchor Lane, Mueller)
  • Pair a stroll down South Congress Avenue with an all-day brunch menu at Guero’s Taco Barthis Mother’s Day, where mom will receive a complimentary flower while supplies last. The brunch menu includes huevos rancheros, migas, a special dessert trio, and more. (1412 S Congress Avenue, South Congress)
  • Enjoy The Peached Tortilla’s unique take on Asian cuisine with their Mother’s Day prix-fixe brunch menu, with three courses (one of which is dessert, of course) for $40 per person, with the option for wine pairings at an extra charge. (5520 Burnet Road, Allandale)
  • Upon entry to Punch Bowl Social’s Mother’s Day brunch buffet, mothers will receive a complimentary mimosa and a shot a bowling a strike, which will get them a free meal if the succeed. After brunch, enjoy fun for the whole family with Skee-ball, bowling, ping-pong, and karaoke rooms available for rent. The buffet will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and is $25 for adults and $12 for children 12 and under. (11310 Domain Dr, The Domain)
  • Centrally-located Wu Chow will serve their signature dim sum brunch menu on May 13, with favorites such as Shanghai pork soup dumplings, shrimp and cilantro dumplings, and more, plus complimentary flowers for all mothers. (500 West 5th Street, Downtown)
  • The Visconti Ristorante at Hotel Granduca is hosting a special Mother’s Day brunch with a buffet of breakfast favorites and savory Italian dishes, along with live music all day. The brunch is $68 per person, with an additional $15 option for bottomless mimosas. The brunch will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (320 South Capital of Texas Highway, Westlake)
  • Goodall’s Kitchen is no stranger to special-occasion brunches, and they’re pulling out all the stops for Mother’s Day with a special brunch, complimentary mimosa for every mother, and manicure are provided by Cute Nail Studio available from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (1900 Rio Grande Street, West Campus)
  • Head to the South Congress Hotel for a Mother’s Day brunch on Central Standard’s shaded patio, where chef Casey Wilcox and his team will be serving brunch specials and offering temporary MOM tattoos for those looking to celebrate the woman of the hour. (1603 South Congress Avenue, South Congress)
  • Celebrating Mother’s Day in Georgetown? Brix and Ale at the Sheraton Georgetown has your answer with a brunch buffet featuring bellinis, an omelette station, pecan praline French toast bread pudding, a carving station, and more. (1100 Woodlawn Ave, Georgetown)
  • Enjoy a Mother’s Day breakfast cooked by your own little “chef” on backYARD at Waller Creek’s patio. The culinary team at backYARD will lead your kid through a special cooking class, where they make your favorite omelet or waffle just the way you like it. Tacos and other brunch items will also be available from the backYARD Airstream trailer, and all moms will receive a free glass of bubbles with their brunch. The event is $30 for adults and $15 for children, and will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (701 East 11th Street, Downtown)
  • Head up to the fourth floor of the Hotel Van Zandt for a special Jazz Brunch with a view of the river at Geraldine’s this Mother’s Day. The brunch menu will include soul-inspired items like pork and grits, a Cuban Benedict, and masa pancakes. Plus, all moms will receive a free flower upon dining. Brunch will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (605 Davis St Ste 400, Rainey Street)
  • Show mom how much you care with brunch and true Southern hospitality on Mattie’ssprawling, lush patio and items such as fried chicken eggs Benedict with buttermilk biscuits or brioche French toast with candied pecans and bourbon maple syrup. Brunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (811 West Live Oak Street, South First)
  • Pair some Mother’s Day shopping with brunch at Second Bar + Kitchen Domain Northside with all of your brunch favorites served family style, plus a bar buffet and plenty of sweet treats. $48 for adults, $25 for children. (3121 Palm Way #101, The Domain)
  • Escape to Hill Country with the whole family for Duchman Family Winery’s annual Mother’s Day brunch buffet, with sweet and savory options for the whole family, plus a complimentary mimosa for all mothers. The buffet will run from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., and costs $50 for adults and $15 for children. (13308 Farm to Market 150, Driftwood)
  • Wend your way through a leisurely brunch at the Hyatt Regency Austin with live music from jazz, blues and folk artist Megan Flechaus, pop-up shops from local vendors where you can buy candles, jewelry, bath goods and more, and of course, brunch items ranging from sushi to triple ganache cake. (208 Barton Springs Rd, South Congress)
  • Fairmont Austin’s new restaurant Revue will serve their unique brunch buffet, with selections from Italian and Asian cuisine, plus raw bar options and regular breakfast items. Brunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (101 Red River Street, Downtown)



Fun Outdoor Activities

1. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
4801 La Crosse AveAustin, TX 78739-1702

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas, is dedicated to inspiring the conservation of native plants. Located a quick but quiet ten miles from downtown, we are a botanical garden open to the public year-round and have become a favored venue for everything from conservation-focused conventions to beautiful weddings. We carry out our mission to inspire the conservation and application of native plants through our gardens, campus, research, education and outreach programs. In doing so, we improve water quality, provide habitat for wildlife and enhance human health and happiness. Visit, learn and make a better world for us. The Wildflower Center was founded by Lady Bird Johnson and Helen Hayes in 1982 and became a part of The University of Texas at Austin in 2006.

Fun Outdoor Activities

2. Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center
24814 Hamilton Pool RdDripping Springs/Round MountainAustin, TX 78663-8570

Prepare yourself - the majestic beauty of our unique Texas Hill Country nature preserve will leave you breathless! Our expert-guided tours take visitors from an arid savannah through a limestone crevice into a sheltered canyon of lush plant life. At the head of the canyon stands Westcave, with a stunning 40-foot waterfall replenishing the emerald pool below. (Canyon Tours offered every Saturday & Sunday - weather permitting). Self Guided Hikes Tuesday - Friday 9:30 - 1:30pm (no Canyon Access weekdays without prior reservation)

Fun Outdoor Activities



3. Mount Bonnell
3800 Bonnell DrAustin, TX 78731-5846

Beautiful park looming almost 800 feet over Austin. Mt. Bonnell is the highest point in Austin and offers great views of the city on clear days. It's worth a visit!

Restaurants With Great Views Perfect For Mother's Day Celebration

The Country Line On The Lake
5204 Fm 2222Austin, TX 78731-6516

 

If you love Texas barbecue, you can't beat the County Line on quality or portions. Very affordable. Awesome views and ambiance!

Restaurants With Great Views Perfect For Mother's Day Celebration

The Oasis on Lake Travis
6550 Comanche TrlAustin, TX 78732-1205

The view from this cliffside restaurant is amazing! Multiple levels overlooking Lake Travis. Very reasonable price. About 10 miles outside of Austin. Don't miss it!

Restaurants With Great Views Perfect For Mother's Day Celebration

Ski Shores Waterfront Cafe
2905 Pearce RdAustin, TX 78730-4310


Ski Shores is somewhat unknown even to many Austin locals. It sits right on the water, boats pull up and dock to come have a meal. People bring their dogs too. All open air seating, some covered, some not. The water view is awesome, on a beautiful day it sparkles. You can watch people boating, tubing, skiing. The menu has a wide variety such as pizza, sandwiches, burgers, tacos, nachos. We've been twice, all having something different, and liked what we had.

Restaurants With Great Views Perfect For Mother's Day Celebration

Hula Hut
3825 Lake Austin BlvdSte 101Austin, TX 78703-3510


The Hula Hut is a perfect spot on a warm summer day to get out and enjoy the views of the lake while dining. It is a Mexican restaurant with a Polynesian twist!

Restaurants With Great Views Perfect For Mother's Day Celebration

Steiner Ranch Steakhouse
5424 Steiner Ranch Blvd. Austin Tx 78732-2465


Beautiful evening view of the Lake Travis from the patio.  Steiner Ranch Steakhouse is a jewel- tucked into the hillside with the best sunset views over Lake Travis available. The food is great, the bar is always hopping and the outdoor music you can't beat. 

Restaurants With Great Views Perfect For Mother's Day Celebration

Roaring Fork
10850 Stonelake BlvdAustin, TX 78759-5999


Roaring Fork is a special place for occasions or a date night. There is a patio with gas heaters and a view of the quarry lake. Spring is a great time to sit outside and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and great food. Inside is surrounded by glass and has a very upbeat style. 

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