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Get Ready for Mother’s Day

Here are seven ways to spoil mom this year.


Courtesy of Corners Tavern

Mother’s Day is rapidly approaching, and while breakfast served in bed, lovingly made by sticky little fingers, is a wonderful sentiment, what it often equals a bed full of crumbs. And a bed full of crumbs means another load of laundry.

Extra laundry is not a loving Mother’s Day sentiment.

This year, treat Mom to a Mother’s Day meal at one of these yummy spots. She’ll be thrilled, and she won’t need to scrub the sheets.


Corners Tavern, Walnut Creek

Executive chef Adam Carpenter is planning a memorable brunch menu, including lobster omelets, house-made pastries, and house-made donuts with a whiskey cream sauce. Reservations recommended, 1342 Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek, (925) 948-8711, cornerstavern.com.


Five, Berkeley

Five is serving a special brunch menu from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Toast Mom with a lavender Mother’s Day cocktail featuring Dolin Blanc, blackberry mead, lavender bitters, and mint. The buffet offers everything from smoked salmon to a smoked trout–stuffed tomato, as well as homemade gnocchi, an omelet station, and Boston cream tartlets. Oh, and did we mention the bottomless mimosas? $70 per adult, children are $25, and kids under five are free. Hotel Shattuck Plaza, Berkeley, (510) 225-6055, five-berkeley.com.


Sabio on Main, Pleasanton

Toast mom with Sabio's complimentary glass of sparkling wine, during brunch, served from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Don’t miss the cinnamon brioche French toast for a sweet celebration. 501 Main St., Pleasanton, (925) 800-3090, sabiopleasanton.com.


Scott’s Seafood Restaurant, Walnut Creek

Scott’s Seafood goes all out for Mother’s Day. Brunch is served from 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and priced at $74.95 for adults and $29.95 for children. Reservations are required. 1333 N. California Blvd., Walnut Creek, (925) 934-1300, scottswc.com.


Trader Vic’s, Emeryville

Wisk Mom off to tropical paradise at Trader Vic’s. With an island-style buffet and a stunning view of the water, Mom can kick back while she enjoys bottomless mimosas, a seafood bar, cheese and carving stations. Plus, she’ll love the desserts, including a not-to-be missed ice cream bar. $60 per adult, $18 for children, kids six and under are free. Reservations recommended, 9 Anchor Drive, Emeryville, (510) 653-3400, tradervicsemeryville.com.


The Prickly Pear, Blackhawk

The Prickly Pear will be serving special brunch entrees beginning at 10 a.m. rodneyworth.com.


Yankee Pier, Lafayette

Executive chef Michael Dunn is offering a special menu, including crab eggs benedict with freshly picked Dungeness crab, poached eggs, house-made hollandaise sauce, and red potatoes. The Mother’s Day brunch runs from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 3593 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, (925) 283-4100, Lafayette, yankeepier.com.