Don't forget the cupcakes.

Taverna makes it hard to choose.

Try 5Church for a buffet.

Celebrate Mother’s Day in Atlanta with Brunch and Gifts

Mother’s Day is May 9. Atlanta restaurants are ready to make it a great day for telling Mom, “Thanks for all you do.” Take a look at what’s on the menus of Atlanta restaurants ready to fete the moms. Then consider a few bonus things to do with Mom on her special day.   

5Church: It’s a Buffet

Hmmm. Mom might want one of each. (📷 5Church Atlanta)

Executive chef Mark Alba at 5Church Atlanta in Midtown plans a Mother’s Day buffet from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. On the menu: herb-roasted filet of beef tenderloin sliced to order with cabernet veal reduction and horseradish cream, brioche rolls; Bananas Foster brioche French toast with pecan praline, dark rum and vanilla chantilly; and spinach and artichoke frittata with goat cheese and roasted garlic aioli.  

A 5Church Mother’s Day takeout family package for two, four or eight people comes with reheating instructions. Pickup is available from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.on Mother’s Day. Be sure to place your order in advance. 

Location: 1197 Peachtree St. NE

Lazy Betty: Try a five-course meal

What better place for Mom to relax than Lazy Betty? (📷 Andrew Thomas Lee)

Lazy Betty in Candler Park offers a five-course brunch tasting menu featuring new dishes. The Mom’s Day menu will be $125 per person, and beverage pairings will be available for $80.

Location: 1530 DeKalb Ave. NE

Hampton + Hudson: Free Flowers for First 50 Moms

Mom might like the croque madame breakfast at Hampton + Hudson. (📷 Hampton + Hudson)

The Inman Park restaurant and bar is gifting free flowers to the first 50 moms who dine for brunch on Mother’s Day from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Moms will also eat half-price with the purchase of an entree. Brunch specials will include avocado toast with sourdough bread, radishes, pickled onion, two poached eggs and lemon zest; shrimp and grits with stone ground local grits, smoked tomato gravy, sautéed celery, onion and green pepper, jumbo shrimp and double smoked bacon; and a croque madame breakfast sandwich with ham, scrambled eggs, white cheddar and hollandaise served with grits or toast. Preorders of H+H specials will be accepted through Thursday, May 6.

Location: 299 North Highland Ave. NE

Taverna: Lots of food plus a mimosa

Mom might order one of each at Taverna. (📷 Taverna)

Taverna in Buckhead Village invites families to enjoy a special brunch menu and chef specials. Open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Taverna invites Mom to dig into Triple Berry Stuffed French Toast served with raspberry, blueberry and strawberry compote, topped with cream cheese and mint or the Banana Foster and Granola Parfait served with Greek yogurt, strawberries and blueberries. Pair any dish with a featured $3 single mimosa or aperol spritz. Taverna is now taking reservations.

Location: 280 Buckhead Ave. NE

Beyond Brunch

Georgetown Cupcake: Hard to resist these beauties

Mom might just eat them all (and why not?) (📷 Georgetown Cupcake)

Georgetown Cupcake in Buckhead offers two assortments decorated with handmade pink and gold fondant and Mother’s Day-themed fondant decorations. Both options are available by pre-order May 1 through May 31. These gems are available for pick-up at Georgetown Cupcake Buckhead as well as local delivery for an additional $10.

Location: 267 East Paces Ferry Road NE

While you are in the neighborhood, Buckhead Village invites you to celebrate Mother’s Day from noon to 6 p.m. Enjoy live music from DJ Grace, browse spring collections, taste complimentary treats like cotton candy from Sparkle + Fluff. Grab a photo in front of Pinker Times’ floral art installation and get a complimentary floral stem for Mom.

Bellina Alimentari: Enroll Mom in pasta school

Let Mom play with noodles on her big day. (📷 Bellina Alimentari)

Bellina Alimentari at Ponce City Market celebrates Mom with a 6:30 p.m. virtual pasta making class. At $45 per ticket, Bellina Alimentari supplies everything she needs for the Zoom class (pasta machine not required). Registration closes 48 hours prior to class date of May 9.

Georgia Crafted: Surprise Mom with a Gift Box or Breakfast in Bed

Give Mom several gifts in one with a Georgia Crafted gift box.

The Mother’s Day Georgia Crafted gift box includes a Happy Mother’s Day card, a Mama Bear candle, Geraldine’s Original Cheese Straws snack pack, chocolate chip cookies, champagne-scented soap and fresh fig lotion. 

Georgia Crafted’s Breakfast in Bed gift box is packed with Pancake & Biscuit Mix by Nora Mill Granary, Strawberry Vanilla Spread by Unicoi Preserves, Bean Me Up Scotty Coffee by Grassroots Coffee Company, and Hemp & Blueberry Granola. The card on the inside lid reads, “Enjoy this Georgia Breakfast.” 

Ponce City Market: Free mom gifts

Head to Eleven TLC or Batter Cookie dough at PCM and find free gifts for Mom. (📷 Ponce City Market)

Eleven TLC at Ponce City market is offering a free gift for Mom – a recycled, reusable bag made out of plastic bottles – with the purchase of any product or drink. At Ponce City Market’s Batter Cookie Dough shop and also at the Buckhead location, Mom can get free sprinkles on her cookie dough order.

Topgolf: Put some swing into Mother’s Day

Let Mom find her inner Master’s champion inside one of the dozens of hitting bays at Topgolf. After she shows off her skills, let the fam stick around for eats and drinks.

Location: 1600 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd. NW

Puttshack: Take Mom to the Westside

Puttshack is new in town. Let Mom be among the first to visit. (📷 Puttshack)

Puttshack just opened its first U.S. location in ATL. The entertainment venue claims to take miniature golf to a whole  new level through technology. To celebrate Mom’s golfing expertise, be sure to stay for a meal or a drink or both. Find Puttshack at The Interlock in Westside Provisions District.

Location: 1085 Howell Mill Road

Journalist Carol Carter writes and edits for Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau.

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