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13 Mother’s Day specials in Austin to treat your mom to this year

We’ve rounded up 13 restaurants and cafés that are celebrating mother figures on Mother’s Day, which falls on Sunday May 12.

A mom with two kids, one next to her and one on her lap, behind a tea party spread.

Let mom relax and delight at The Driskill’s fancy tea service.

Photo courtesy The Driskill

Mother’s Day is coming up on Sunday, May 12, and it’s going to be mom point.

For your planning purposes, we rounded up 13 specials to consider treating mom to. Each of these specials takes place on Mother’s Day — let’s get into it.

Abby Jane Bakeshop, 16604 Fitzhugh Rd., Unit C | 9a.m.–3 p.m.
A delightful menu of avocado and radish toast, smoked salmon with crème fraîche on rye, petit fours, and crème brûlée buns is waiting for your mom. Preorders for takeout begin Wednesday, May 1.

The Driskill Hotel, 604 Brazos St. | Seatings at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Sit down to the Mother’s Day Grand Tea — complete with scones, tea sandwiches, and desserts — in the historic Maximilian Room for $145 per person. Get tickets before Sunday, May 4 at 5 p.m.

Gelato Paradiso, 1400 S. Congress Ave., Ste. B160 | 12-10 p.m.
Mother’s Day celebrations don’t need to be pricey — all moms can get a free cup or cone of gelato when they stop into this SoCo shop.

Juniper, 2400 E. Cesar Chavez, Ste. #304 | 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Stop by for brunch — a rarity at this east Austin restaurant — with dishes including avocado tartine, pancetta hash, and Italian French toast. Make a reservation.

A table with a plate of french toast, toast with eggs, a sandwich, a plate of bacon, plus coffee and creamer on a table.

L’Oca d’Oro will make sure mom is taken care of at this specialty brunch service.

Photo courtesy of L’Oca d’Oro

L’Oca d’Oro, 1900 Simond Ave. | 11 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Bring the family to a special two-course mother’s day brunch, with a shared first course, for $55 per person. Make a reservation.

Mama Dearest, 515 Pedernales St. | 2-8 p.m.
Treat your hardcore mama to a specialty cocktail menu, peruse local goodies at the Eastside Pop-up Market, or get a mom heart tattoo from Wheatley Earlene to show your love at this creepy bar.

Perry’s Steakhouse, multiple locations | 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Head to Perry’s, which is opening early for Mother’s Day, for a 10 oz. filet-stuffed roast, three-course pork chop, and specialty cocktails. Make a reservation.

Poeta, 1123 E. 11th St. | 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Indulge in an Italian brunch featuring arancini with poached eggs and roasted lamb or a mushroom and caramelized onion scramble. Make a reservation.

RedFarm, | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-10 p.m.
Have a modern Chinese dim sum or dinner at this new restaurant, featuring shrimp dumplings, pork + crab soup dumplings, and gold scallion pancakes. Make a reservation.

A cart full of Moet champagne, a gold tray of berries and juices, and filled flutes of champagne in front of chairs.

Get the star treatment at The Statesman’s brunch service, focusing on champagne and caviar.

Photo courtesy Jasmin Porter via The Statesman

The Statesman, 710 West 6th St. | 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Moms will receive a complimentary mimosa at this brunch, which also features champagne carts + caviar martinis, oysters, picarones, and more. Make a reservation.

Sushi | Bar ATX, 2600 E. Cesar Chavez St. | Seatings from 3 to 8 p.m.
Mom is sure to feel loved at this luxurious 17-course dinner — which comes with a strawberry lavender spritz welcome cocktail, a soufflé pancake with soft cream, and optional sake pairings — for $255 per person. Make a reservation.

five skewered dishes on different sauces and plates laid on a table.

Hai Hospitality’s newest concept, Uchibā, will open up early for moms with Mother’s Day.

Photo courtesy T Hallmark and Hai Hospitality

Uchibā, 601 W. 2nd St. | 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
This well-known local restaurant will open five hours early just for moms, serving up lobster nimono, wagyu strip, seared scallops, plus hot and cold tastings. Make a reservation.

Uptown Sports Club, 1200 E. 6th St. | 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
This spot, owned by famed local chef Aaron Franklin, is served up a special edition menu complete with specialty cocktails, chicken fried steak with red eye gravy, peaches and cream pancakes, smash burgers, shrimp and grits, and more. Make a reservation.

Whatever you do this Mother’s Day, enjoy it.

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