“My Mom was my role model before I even knew what that word was”
Age 10: I love you, mom!
Age 14: My mom is so annoying!
Age 18: I wanna leave this house.
Age 25: Mom, you were right.
Age 30: Mom, forgive me?
Age 50: I don’t want to lose my mom!
Age 70: Mom, I love you so much…
Moms make the world go round. I love my mom with all my heart and I love that there is a day dedicated to celebrate all of the selfless moms each year. (But let’s be real, they deserve so much more than one day). Husbands, children, brothers, sisters… please don’t make the mothers in your life cook on Mother’s Day. I made it extra easy on y’all and listed 9 great spots to take your mothers to show them you love them! Don’t forget to TELL them you love them too.
Reservations suggested everywhere. ASAP.
Luna (5620 S Perry St, Spokane, WA // 509.448.2383)
Sunday May 14 from 9-2pm Luna is offering a special Mother’s Day Brunch. Complete with a Carving Station with Prime Rib and Maple Glazed Ham, Featured Entrees, Salads, and Desserts. This Mother’s Day brunch will cost $45/person and $20 for children age 6-12. Children under 5 are complimentary. This is one of the best patios in town and it is at it’s peak this time of year!
Inside the front entrance, you are greeted by their open kitchen concept, dreamy copper pans and fresh loaves of bread for sale. Luna has been open since 1992. They have a pastry chef who loves his craft, so make sure you order mom some dessert! More HERE.
Italia Trattoria (144 S Cannon St Spokane, WA // 509.459.6000)
Italia Trattoria is located in the charming Browne’s Addition neighborhood just West of downtown Spokane. They have a small patio, beautifully arranged, outside and modern Italian decor on the interior. This is a great place to come for a special occasion, AKA Mother’s Day Brunch. Browne’s Addition could not be more gorgeous this time of year, with streets lined with Cherry Blossoms. They have a unique brunch menu with a lot of “specials” offered. Some of their fan favorites include the French Toast, Brunch Burger, Croque Madame, and Spaghetti. Italia Trattoria uses fresh ingredients to create wonderful Italian cuisine with a nice northwest touch. They serve Roast House Coffee. They are closed on Monday’s but I would call first thing in the morning to secure your reservation.
Clover (913 E Sharp Ave, Spokane, WA // 509.487.2937)
At Clover, “We’re devoted to preparing thoughtfully-crafted food using the finest ingredients, including those we proudly source from local farmers.”
My first impression upon arriving at Clover, was that it is very clean, quaint, and cozy. This isn’t a cheap spot, but it is worth the money. Everything is made fresh, with appropriate seasonings and efficient service. Clover is located inside a renovated home and you can eat upstairs or downstairs. The front is covered with windows, allowing lots of light into the space, while it maintains its nice, romantic feel. You enter the doors and Clover and immediately feel relaxed and warm.
On their brunch menu, I’d recommend the Dunganess Crab Melt Omelet. (If it is half as good as their Dunganess Crab Dip, then it’s a real winner. I am also a huge fan of their Reuben Sandwich. Great cocktail list, perfect compliment to your brunch. More HERE.
Sante Restaurant & Charcuterie (404 West Main Street Spokane, WA // 509.315.4613)
Brunch served 7 days a week from 9am-5pm offering Breakfast Entrees, Small Plates, and Sandwiches.
Let’s start with the shirred eggs. This dish comes out served in a cast iron dish still being cooked as it is brought to your table. It consists of 3 farm fresh eggs, creamy potatoes, kale, onion, and confiture served with a sliced baguette for pairing. This creamy eggy dish was just what I wanted it to be. The eggs were cooked but still runny, the potatoes were nicely flavored and the baguette was crisp and fresh, baked by Common Crumb Artisan Bakery. Also, The Gnocchi was the most pillowy that I have ever had.
Sante is a pleasant escape from Spokane. There is nothing quite like it in the city. Located on main street next to Aunties Bookstore, Sante is a Parisian restaurant in a classy space with a menu that will refine your palette and make you savor each bite. More HERE.
The Blackbird (905 N Washington Spokane, WA // 509.281.2473)
The Blackbird is offering a Mother’s Day brunch fresh sheet served in addition to the regular brunch menu. Some brunch favorites include the Chilaquiles, Smoked Salmon Hash, Lil Toad, Chocolate Chip Pancakes, Dutch Baby, Biscuits and Gravy, Shrimp and Grits, etc. At The Blackbird, they don’t do simple. Every dish has a little added pizzazz. For example, their bacon is smoked and coated in brown sugar and cayenne. Sweet, spicy and smokey bacon… it’s the trifecta. Sunday Brunch is served from 8am-2pm & Supper is served from 2pm-9pm. More HERE.
Downriver Grill (3315 W Northwest Blvd // 509.323.1600)
LOCAL. SEASONAL. FRESH.
Enjoy their House Specials such as Croissant donuts, Spiced Apple French Toast Bread Pudding, Chicken-Apple Sausage Omelet, Corned Beef Hash, Chicken Fried Chicken Breast and Biscuits. They also have a “Lighter Side” menu for those of you that don’t want to have to waddle out of there. But where is the fun in that?! If you want a gourmet breakfast sandwich, they can do that too. Their drink list is just as long as their menu, so if you’re into that, Downriver will not disappoint. More HERE.
Bruncheonette- Couple of Chefs Catering & Food Truck (1011 W Broadway Ave, Spokane, WA // 509.443.5968)
Bruncheonette is a more casual brunch option for mom. Their menu is innovative and fun. My favorite is their Tamale waffle. A lot of their dishes have a good Mexican flair to them. They are also known for their Chilaquiles, Chicken and Waffles, Monte Cristo French Toast, and I’m dying to try their Bacon Pancakes. If you have a healthy eater in your bunch, they offer two impressive salads on their menu. If you have young kids who might not want to sit for a long brunch, I would recommend bringing them to Bruncheonette for a quicker meal! More HERE.
1898 Public House – (2010 W. Waikiki Rd. Spokane, WA // 509.466.2121)
“Not every restaurant grows its own herbs, or locally sources their ingredients or has a chef trained under a Le Cordon Bleu master. But, this is what it takes to create great foodie moments — like lobster mac and cheese, honey-stung chicken and a burger you won’t forget.” MOTHER’S DAY Brunch 2017 served from 9AM – 4PM. ADULTS $50 / KIDS 5-12 $25 / KIDS UNDER 5 FREE. For the Mother’s Day Brunch at 1989 Public House, you can expect food from the garden, fruit, a carving station, brunch entrees, made-to-order omelets, a potato martini bar, Northwest seafood display, sushi station, cold hors d’oeuvers, and bakery fresh desserts. This menu looks stunning and I have only heard great things about 1989 Public House.
The Davenport Historic Hotel Brunch (10 South Post Street, Spokane, WA / 509.789.6848)
The Davenport Hotel is known for their impressive brunch. You can find a variety of ALL YOU CAN EAT Seafood, Fruit, Salad, Cheese, Entrees, Carving Station, and Desserts. Open Sundays, 10AM – 1PM with last seating at 12:45 | Large parties are welcome but reservations go fast, so call ahead!
“Special Event Brunch: Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Easter and Thanksgiving: Adults $64.95 per person. Children 6-12 per per person $21 Under 6 Complimentary. Spokane’s most acclaimed brunch is served in one of The Historic Davenport Hotel’s legendary ballrooms. The hotel’s top chefs pull out all the stops to create a culinary fête that includes lavish buffets of seafood, a cascading chocolate fountain, salads and specialty items, housemade desserts and carved-to-order meats like prime rib beef. Sunday Brunch is the perfect way to round off every weekend or celebrate a special holiday event. Champagne and Mimosa’s are amongst the offerings included with brunch. Or, add a trip to the “build your own” Bloody Mary Bar.” More about the Davenport food scene HERE.
I love you, Mom!