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D.C. Mother’s Day Brunch Guide 2018

It’s that time of year, folks–time to treat mama right! There are plenty of special brunches in D.C., but we know that what really makes the day special is spending quality time with your loved one. So, put on a mom-appropriate outfit, make your reservations, and get ready for a lovely brunch in the District. And don’t forget her gift!

Here are our top picks for a Mother’s Day brunch in Washington this year.

Al Dente

Treat mom to a special Italian brunch this year. Enjoy brunch specials from a Mother’s Day menu offering eggs Benedict, ricotta pancakes, waffles, and more. Brunch is served from 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Read our review here. 3201 New Mexico Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Bastille is a perfect spot if you want to escape the city and take mom to Old Town for the day. It’s fancy, it’s French, and it’s freaking delicious. We “oohed and ahhed” over the cheeseboard, salads, and desserts. Now that spring has finally sprung, you can enjoy cute patio with cherry blossoms overhead. Read our review here. 606 North Fayette St., Alexandria, VA


Belga Cafe

The ultimate Belgian experience! Get mom tipsy on mimosas and seasonal craft cocktails and have a blast with the Belgians. Belga Cafe is a D.C. dining institution, serving up waffles, moules frites, and artfully crafted Belgian fare—with a lot of Belgian spirit—for more than a decade on Barracks Row. The brunch is reliable and delicious, with tons of options for tastes. You can’t go wrong with any of their waffle dishes. 514 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.



Central is our go-to fancy pants brunch spot in Downtown D.C. We love spending holidays at this D.C. mainstay–they always go all out. This year enjoy their three-course for $45 per person. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Read our review here. 1001 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

DC Harvest

Take a trip to H Street and visit DC Harvest. Everything is tasty, fresh, and satisfying at DC Harvest. We are big fans of the bottomless mimosas, the fried turkey sandwich, the egg scrambles, and the desserts. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Read the Bitches thoughts here. 517 H St. N.E., Washington, D.C.

DC Harvest Brunch


Feeling the veggies today? Treat mom to brunch at this popular veggie and vegan-friendly brunch locale. In addition to their popular plant-based buffet, Equinox will also be adding a special pancake bar and moms will receive a free glass of rosé sangria. The cost is $40 excluding tax, beverages, and gratuity. Read our review here. 818 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.


With its beautiful build out, Hazel manages to be a great place for a romantic dinner, a posh place for cocktails and dessert at the bar, and a perfect place to take mom for an outdoor patio brunch. We loved the Asian-inspired dishes, especially the doughnuts, Mapo eggs, Donburi, and zucchini bread. See what we thought about Hazel here. 808 V St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Iron Gate

Iron Gate has one of the best and most beautiful ivy-covered patios in Washington. We loved the steak & eggs, phyllo doughnuts, and baked hen eggs. The lemon-ricotta pancakes and wood-fired burger caught our eyes as well. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Sundays. Read our review here. 1734 N St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Joselito is a homage to the owner’s Spanish family, so it’s only natural that you spend your Mother’s Day spoiling your mama at a restaurant that feels like home. Each course can be ordered in portion sizes varying from tapas to family style, just don’t forget an order of sangria! Read our full review here. 660 Pennsylvania Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C.

Kapnos Taverna

Bring mom here if she likes her options and can’t ever choose just one thing. We loved Kapnos’ $35 bottomless brunch for so many reasons; the spreads and dips are authentic and addicting, the bottomless mimosas are tasty and light, and the flavors were endless. This is your go-to spot for a special treat. Read our review here. 4000 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA

Kapnos Taverna Brunch


The food at Kyirisan is unique, memorable—crafted from fresh, quality ingredients, and executed beautifully. If you enjoy creative dining, you’ll enjoy Kyirisan. Head to this funky hotspot for a special $35  prix fixe Mother’s Day brunch menu. Read our thoughts here. 1924 8th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.



We’ve been brunching at Lavagna for years and the restaurant never does us wrong. The pastas are made in-house—the risotto and the pesto will blow your mind. The bottomless mimosas, pancakes, chicken and waffles, and desserts “wow” us everytime. Read our latest review here. 539 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.


Le Diplomate

Head to Logan Circle for a lovely patio brunch at Le Diplomate. Try the steak & eggs, the Moules-frites, or the French toast with vanilla poached pineapple. Make sure to save room for dessert! Mom will surely love this French D.C. hot spot. Brunch is served from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Read what the Bitches had to say here. 1601 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Via Umbria

Arrive early to brunch to shop the gourmet market for wine, ceramics, and other imported Italian goods. Head upstairs to the amazing open kitchen on the second level of the market. You can indulge in an authentic Italian brunch around the communal table while you sip on bottomless bubbly. Read about our experience here. 1525 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.



Zaytinya is a great spot to take your mama. We loved the plentiful mimosas, Greek style pancakes, French toast, and poached egg dishes. Choose from various Mediterranean dishes such as baba ghanoush, falafel, spanakopita, or cilbir. Brunch specials are served until 2:30 p.m. Read our thoughts here. 701 9th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with DC Harvest, Lavagna, Joselito, and Via Umbria. While this article was written independently by Bitches Who Brunch, we do receive compensation from these companies.


Tess enjoys all things D.C. and food related. You can find her pursing a marketing career during the week while brunching and boozing all weekend. Will work for truffle potato chips.

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