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Nine Minneapolis Mother's Day Brunch Spots For Last-Minute Planners

The beautiful and unexpected places you can celebrate Mom this Sunday.

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The patio at Chef Shack Bay City
The patio at Chef Shack Bay City
Isabel Subtil

Mom deserves a special treat every day, but this Sunday, you better deliver. Take Mom out for a cocktail crafted just for her, a day trip to Bay City or out for a cappuccino and a platter of desserts. But whatever you do, let her sleep in.


Chef Shack Bay City

Take a short road trip to Bay City, Wisconsin, where chef Carrie Summer just launched season four of the weekend-only bistro. Brunch will consist of a French inspired, tight menu of seasonal items like veggie hash with soft scramble, cinnamon raisin brioche French toast with bacon sausage and a perky spring lettuce and herb salad. Add a couple of gorgeous desserts and a glass or two of sparkling mimosas and you have the makings of a perfect Mother’s Day. Chef Shack Minneapolis is also serving brunch. No reservations required. Reservations: 715.594.3060

Image credit: Isabel Subtil



Brunch at Lucia’s is always a treat. The eatery is known for its ultra fresh, seasonal and local fare. This Sunday, Mom and crew can indulge in house-made pastries, Baby Buddha muffins, Lucia’s special hash browns with chives and French Sea Salt, brioche french toast and an assortment of mimosas to her heart’s content. Bonus: walk it all off with a brisk walk around Lake Calhoun, right down the street.

Image credit: Lucia's Facebook page


Cedar + Stone Urban Table

If Mom's a shopper, then this is your idea destination. This elegant (semi-new) restaurant inside the JW Marriott is attached to the Mall of America. Several stations will be set up for this very special brunch that will include chicken and waffles, omelets, pasta and sushi. There's something for everyone at

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The Sheridan Room

The Sheridan Room’s Mother’s Day special is of the "I drink, you drink, we all drink" variety, according to owner Jon Oulman. Buy a mimosa and mom gets one on the house. You know what goes great with mimosas? Caramel apple French toast with sweet cream sauce, that’s what. Reservations: 612.886.1111

Image credit: The Sheridan Room Facebook page



Chef Michael DeCamp is known for his beautiful plates and delicate flavors: these sound like things that would please Mom, don't they? She'll also love this gorgeous room that fills with sunlight at the edge of the Hotel Ivy in downtown Minneapolis. The brunch cocktails are divine and there's a spa located inside the hotel if you feel like making a day of it.

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The Third Bird

The Third Bird

Now is the time to seize the new brunch menu from chef Brian Hauke inside this lovely restaurant from Kim Bartmann. The views of Loring Park are gorgeous and a fun fact that mom might not know is that this eatery is located on the prettiest alley in all of Minneapolis.

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Spoon & Stable

Award winning bartender Robb Jones has crafted a special cocktail inspired by the Mother’s Days of his youth, with visits to grandmother’s house, bouquets for mom and treats of rhubarb straight out of Grandpa’s garden. "We'd pick it and dump sugar on it and that would shut us kids up for a while," he says. The celebratory libation is made with Tattersall vodka, Rhubarb oleo saccharin, elderflower liqueur, fresh lemon juice and orange flower water and topped with sparkling wine and fresh flowers. (Reservations might be booked, but the bar seating is first come first served.)

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Whole Foods St. Paul

The new Whole Foods on Snelling is like a shopper’s Disney World, with a smoothie and juice bar, swoon-worthy pastries and even a full bistro- the Selby Avenue Bar and Grill. This Sunday, it is putting out a Mother’s Day buffet that will include offerings like salmon and asparagus frittata, creme brulee French toast and blueberry breakfast sausages. The best part? Those picky kiddos eat for only $5, so let them pile their plates with pancakes. It’s Mother’s Day!

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Cossetta’s Pasticceria

Wherever you choose to dine, save room for dessert and head over to Cossetta’s Pasticceria for a few of those Instagrammable masterpieces. How about a cream filled Baba Savarin so good it should be reserved for royalty? Or that perfect bite of heavenly dark chocolate? Mom deserves it all.

Image credit: Cossetta's