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D.C. Mother’s Day Brunch Guide 2017

Who doesn’t thank their mom enough for everything she’s done? We’ve all been there. Today’s the day to show her a little extra gratitude and take her to brunch for some quality time bonding over pancakes and mom-osas! And, don’t worry, moms–this time we’ll pick up the check.

Can’t make it to brunch? Olivia Macaron treats make for the perfect after-brunch treat for mom. They’re the perfect present–pretty and personalized! We love the new spring flavors like cassis, cherry blossom, cookies ‘n cream, and lemon meringue. Plus, the Georgetown store is hosting a make-your-own mac class where families can come and paint macarons for mom! Details, here. Olivia Macaron’s three locations in Georgetown, Tyson’s Corner Mall, and Montgomery Mall are convenient for any busy brunch goer, shopper, or sight seer in the DMV area. 3222 M St. N.W., Washington, D.C. | 1961 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA | 7101 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, M.D.

Adams Morgan/U Street


MINTWOOD Place is intimate and whimsical. We loved our mimosas, the brioche French toast, the heritage ham dish, and the smoked salmon dish. Don’t miss the beet  goat cheese pie, bacon & onion tart, and Benedicts. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Read the Bitches review here. 1813 Columbia Road N.W., Washington, D.C.

Southern Hospitality

Venture to Adams Morgan for brunch under the covered patio at Southern Hospitality. We recommend the shrimp & grits, the chicken & waffles, the fried chicken Benedict, and the mac & cheese. Don’t forget about the bottomless mimosas! Brunch is served from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Read more about our experience here. 1815 Adams Mill Road N.W., Washington, D.C.

SoHo Shrimp Grits

Arlington/Alexandria, VA


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 freaking delicious. We “oohed and ahhed” over the cheeseboard, salads, and desserts. Enjoy their cute patio with cherry blossoms overhead. Read our review here. 606 North Fayette St., Alexandria, VA



The go-to spot for the dairy and carb loving mommas out there. This adorable venue has great service, great cocktails, and of course–amazing cheese! We loved the Ooh La La French toast and the Breakfast sandwich. You can’t go wrong with this Virginia staple. See our “A” review here. 800 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA


Fyve at The Ritz-Carlton

We gave this fancy pants locale an A+ for attentive service and spectacular classic and contemporary brunch items prepared with the freshest ingredients. You won’t be disappointed with the short rib hash, chicken and waffles, crab cake Benedict, and the mimosas! Today brunch is $79 for adults and $49 for children. This day’s brunch will be hosted in the grand ballroom, with live music, complimentary parking, and a Mother’s Day Cake are included with each reservation. See what we thought here. 1250 S Hayes St., Arlington, VA

Kapnos Taverna

Bring mom here if she likes her options and can’t ever choose just one entree. We loved Kapnos’ $35 bottomless brunch for so many reasons; the spreads and dips are authentic and addicting, the .25 cent mimosas are tasty and light, and the flavors were endless. This is your go-to spot for a special treat. Stay tuned for our review! 4000 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA

Capitol Hill

Belga Cafe

The ultimate Belgian experience! Get mom drunk 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.

Cava Mezze

Spend your morning bottomless brunching on Barracks Row at one of our favorite spots, Cava Mezze. The deal can’t be beat: $30 for bottomless food and .25 cent mimosas. You can’t go wrong ordering anything on the menu, but you must order the French toast, lamb Benedict, and banana fritters. We also loved the hanger steak, gyro hash, and smoked salmon plate. Read the review here. 527 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.



Enjoy a delicious and dependable brunch from Lavagna and enjoy the intimate patio. You can’t beat the locally sourced and freshly made fare from this Barracks Row staple. Choose from mascarpone pancakes, eggs Florentine, or $12 bottomless mimosas. We love the fruit plate, the omelets, the chicken & waffles, and the bottomless mimosas. Obviously. Brunch is served from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. See the review here. 539 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

Lavagna Brunch

Chinatown/Penn Quarter

Dirty Habit

Dirty Habit is for the trendy mom still young at heart. We loved our boozy experience with strong libations and satisfying food. Order the Elvis French toast and the brunch punch. Careful–it sneaks up on you. See what we thought here. 555 8th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Fig & Olive

Enjoy a fabulous brunch at the beautifully decorated Fig & Olive. Celebrate Mother’s Day with a luxe three-course prix fixe brunch for $40. Dine on gazpacho, avocado toast, omelets, steak and eggs, French toast, pot de creme and more! Bitches were big fans of the granola and fruit, the fig gorgonzola tartlet, and the poached eggs and prosciutto. The drinks were delicious and fresh–we recommend the Piscine. Read the review here. 934 Palmer Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.


The Smith

We love that this New York City transplant is close and convenient to us now in the heart of D.C. When you dine here, you’re in for a real treat. We’re still dreaming about the monkey bread, blue cheese potato chips, breakfast pot pie, BLT + E, and cocktails.  Read our thoughts here. 901 F St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Zaytinya is a great spot to take your mama. The high-ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows make this an impressive spot to bring guests. We loved the large 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.


14K at the Hamilton Hotel

14K has an adorable patio, a creative menu, and an amazing champagne buffet option. Treat mom to red velvet chicken and waffles, gold flecked mimosas, and the most heavenly chocolate dessert. Mom will be impressed by the fancy hotel bar and hustle and bustle of the District. See what we thought here. 1001 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Founding Farmers

Head to Founding Farmers for a dependable and delicious brunch. Your mom will enjoy this classic D.C. staple. Choose from French toast, egg scrambles, chicken & waffles, Benedicts, and more. We loved the beignets, the banana foster pancakes, the French toast, and the veggie scrambles. Breakfast is served from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. See our review here. 1924 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Woodward Table

Woodward Table has an extremely large menu of good ole’ American food and is conveniently located near the National Mall–so take mom on a walk around the monuments to walk off brunch afterwards. We liked the Carolina trout, the steak & eggs, and the kale salads. Choose from the enormous menu of traditional entrees of egg dishes and heartier options. You can be sure to find something for everyone in your party here.. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on the weekends. Read what we thought here. 1426 H St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Ocean Prime

We loved our whole experience at this fancy seafood joint in Downtown D.C. We had the best calamari of our lives’ here as well as amazing egg dishes and lemony French toast. Ocean Prime only offers brunch twice a year–on Easter and Mother’s Day–so book your reservation now! “Wow” mom with this decadent experience that she deserves. Read the review here.  1341 G St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Dupont Circle

Compass Rose

Compass Rose is the international hole-in-the-wall on 14th Street. We think it’s charming that Rose and her husband opened the restaurant to highlight global street food inspired by their travels as diplomats. You must order the Chivito, the Isreaeli Shakshuka, and the Zeppoles. It’s a charming space, with great food and cocktails and a strong brunch offering that any international momma will love. See what we thought here. 1346 T Street N.W., Washington, D.C.

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Floriana has mastered the ultimate brunch balance–chill, but homey thanks to its packed rowhouse. We love the arugula salad, the prosciutto Benedict, the breakfast bowl, and tiramisu. Floriana also serves pumpkin jalapeño beignets, frittata, French toast, bottomless mimosas and Bloodys, and much more. Brunch is served on Sundays from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Read the Bitches A+ review here. 1602 17th St. NW., Washington, D.C.

Iron Gate

Iron Gate has one of the best and most beautiful ivy-covered patios in D.C. We loved their 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.

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Via Umbria

Score major favorite child points when you take your mom to Via Umbria for Mother’s Day brunch. Arrive early to shop the Georgetown gourmet market for wine, ceramics, and other imported Italian goods, primarily from the region of Umbria. It’s been one of our best kept secrets for a few years. Head upstairs to the amazing open kitchen on the second level of the market. For $38.50 per person you can indulge in bottomless mimosas, Bellinis, or Bloody Marys, several appetizers, a selection of one main course, two family-style sides, and a dessert—all served around a communal table. Read about our experience here. 1525 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Chez Billy Sud

Enjoy brunch in Georgetown on the hidden patio of Chez Billy Sud. The Bitches loved the brunch cocktails, the muffins, the Benedict, and the brunch burger. Chez Billy also offers French toast, a salmon tartine, an herb omelet, and more. Brunch is served on Sundays from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Read our thoughts here. 1039 31st St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

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The caliber of cuisine and service at Marcel’s is top notch. Take mom here to impress her with just how well you’re doing out on your own. The cocktails and desserts are sure to “wow” you, as well as the seafood options and entrees. See what we thought here. 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Café Milano

Step into Italy via Café Milano in Georgetown. We loved the top-notch service and ambiance, as well as the burrata, the chicken and broccoli rabe, the cacio e pepe-style pasta, and the Tiramisu. Choose from a buffet or ala carte menu and you will be delighted by the uova Benedict, omelets, pastas, and more. Don’t forget to save room for dessert! Brunch is served from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Read the review here. 3251 Prospect St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

H Street

DC Harvest

Take a trip to H Street and visit DC Harvest. Everything is tasty, fresh, and satisfying at DC Harvest, so the adventure will be worthwhile. We are big fans of the bottomless mimosas, the cheese plate, the egg scrambles, and the fruit bowl. Try the new pancakes and taste the seasonal compote, toasted coconut and pecan, or chocolate chip and banana hotcakes. 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.

Sally’s Middle Name

Sally’s Middle Name is sunny H Street farm-to-table spot with a frequently-changing, inventive New American menu. Sally’s is dedicated to fresh, local ingredients; that being said, it has a small brunch menu that changes regularly. You can find it written on the white subway tiled walls, but if you’re curious, peep the website before you go. Picky eaters may want to beware. That said, we appreciated the many gluten-free and dairy-free options. Read what our thoughts were here.

Logan Circle

B Too

Head to B Too in Logan Circle for a delicious Belgian breakfast. We love the brunch drinks, the waffles, the bucket of bacon (obviously), and the fancy hash browns. Choose other brunch options from the enormous menu such as egg dishes, waffles, quiches, mussels, and sandwiches. Don’t pass up ordering the famous Doffle–mom is sure to be impressed! Brunch is served from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on the weekends. Read our review here. 1320 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Doi Moi

We loved the inventive and generous helpings at Doi Moi on 14th Street. This Asian cuisine is authentic and delicious. It’s the perfect spot to take mom that’s out of the ordinary. We drank the most gorgeous mimosa we’ve ever seen or tasted here too! See what we thought here. 1800 14th St. N.W., 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 French toast with vanilla poached pineapple. The bread basket, French toast, multiple omelets, Benedicts, and cheese selections are all top notch–you can’t go wrong. 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.


The Bird

Head to The Bird for fried chicken galore. We loved the fried chicken, boozy drinks, and desserts! This is your go-to spot if you want a relaxed and trendy brunch locale on this special day. Chill with mom on the adorable and colorful patio. See what the Bitches thought here. 1337 11th St. 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.


City Perch

Take Mom to brunch and a movie. Located in North Bethesda, City Perch serves up a delicious, hearty, American brunch, with the luxury iPic movie theatres right next door. On Mother’s Day, they’re offering a decadent brunch buffet that’s $48 for adults and $12 for kids, with $10 for the bottomless mimosa bar. Read our brunch review here. 11830 Grand Park Ave b, North Bethesda, MD

City Perch Brunch and iPic Movie

BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with EatWellDC, Lavagna, Olivia Macaron, DC Harvest, City Perch, 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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