best mothers day brunch spots include this strawberry shortcake

18 East Valley Brunch Spots to Spoil Mom on Mother’s Day


Crackers & Co. Café Serving up tasty American traditional breakfast favorites including Granola Cakes and Berries, Southwest Eggs Benedict and Banana Nutella Crepes, Crackers & Co is a long-time favorite with two Mesa locations. Open Mother’s Day from 7 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. moms can’t go wrong with the delicious four-berry blintz or one of their other popular benny or crepe breakfast entrees.
1325 N Greenfield Rd. Mesa

T.C. Eggingtons is one of our favorite brunch spots in the Valley, featuring award-winning family recipes and made-from-scratch breakfast items since 1985. Open from 6:30 a.m. until 2:20 p.m. on Mother’s Day; be sure to try the Red Hot Mamma Frittata, Strawberry Patch Smoothie, O’Pear Grenache Omelette, or Apple Jack Griddle Cakes. Is your mouth watering yet? It should be!
1660 South Alma School Rd. Mesa 

Sassy’s Café & Bakery Full-disclosure—they’re not open on Mother’s Day—but their breakfast is so good you should consider taking mom the Saturday before! They’re open Saturday from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. and serve their award-winning breakfast all day. Our favorite is the decadent Cinnamon Roll French toast and fresh- made daily Spinach Quiche. Say hi to co-owner Melody Larsen who was recently featured on Food Network.
4210 E. Main St. Mesa 


The Farmhouse is one of the hottest weekend brunch spots and for good reason; they’ve been serving up some of the tastiest breakfasts in Gilbert for years. They don’t take reservations, it’s first come, first serve, but they do move the restaurant pretty quickly…and it’s worth the wait. Open 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Mother’s Day, they’ll be featuring an Eggs Benedict and Mimosa special in addition to their traditional menu favorites.
228 N. Gilbert Rd. Gilbert

Hen House Café has two locations in Gilbert open 6:30 till 2 p.m. on Mother’s Day. The location at Gilbert Tuscany Village will feature a decadent Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast and Crab Cake Benedicts for mom to savor. They don’t take reservations, so arrive early, as this is a popular holiday and weekend brunch destination.
3244 East Guadalupe Rd., Gilbert
3133 South Lindsay Rd. Gilbert


The farm-fresh, from-scratch breakfast menu at BLD in the The Shops at Pecos Ranch is another sure bet on Mother’s Day. Open at 8 a.m. and offering the full breakfast and lunch menu. BLD suggests the popular BLD breakfast burrito with their homemade short ribs, Hawaiian-Style French Toast with bananas and powdered sugar, or Green Chili Pork Tostada for mom. They offer a full kids menu and young guests will likely devour their signature Captain Crunch-Style French Toast while celebrating mom. No reservations are accepted, and they get busy on the weekends. Come early, be ready to wait a bit, but BLD proves that good things do come to those who wait.
1920 W. Germann Rd. Chandler


Desert Canyon Shopping Center’s Classic Cooking Academy offers a delightful family experience on Mother’s Day. Owner Donna Dionot said their Chef will teach you and your guests how to create a delicious brunch in a fun, hands-on class where you learn to cook (and eat) a grilled watermelon salad, a cheesy spinach frittata, summer squash pancakes and strawberry shortcake.
10411 E McDowell Mountain Ranch Rd. Scottsdale

At Terravita Marketplace, Liberty Station Tavern will be cooking up delicious dishes for Mother’s Day including favorites such as their Boston Lobster Roll, Brisket Grilled Cheese or Chicken Salad Wrap. It’s American comfort food at its finest, with locally sourced ingredients and “shareable” menu items.
34522 N Scottsdale Rd #180, Scottsdale

Rhythm and Wine, also located at Sunset at Pinnacle Peak, offers a Mother’s Day special brunch featuring—you guessed it—wine! Uses seasonal, local ingredients and offers a well-rounded global wine list. Visit with Mom in the cozy lounge or outdoors on the patio.
7605 E Pinnacle Peak Rd, Scottsdale

best mothers day brunch spots include this strawberry shortcake

Sunset at Pinnacle Peak’s Soul Café is planning a Mother’s Day Special Brunch you won’t want to miss. The café features unique omelets and delicious pancakes as well as biscuits, gravy, eggs and burritos. Their eclectic menu of American classics is influenced by spicy southwest flavors. Try The Works Omelet with grilled eggplant, red pepper, red onion, asparagus, zucchini, ham, bacon, pork sausage and cheddar jack cheese. What a delightful dish to share with Mom!
7615 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., Scottsdale 

The Mercado at Scottsdale Ranch’s Voila French Bistro has an excellent Mother’s Day Brunch planned. Their renowned chef is known throughout Eastern France for his exquisite cuisine and will be preparing crepes, quiche and yummy desserts. Champagne included!
10135 East Vía Linda, Scottsdale

Want to surprise Mom with a box of her favorite mini-donuts? Crave Grounds at The Mercado will be offering special fondant donuts from 7 a.m. – noon. They can customize your order to make an extra-special treat just for Mom including donuts decorated like a bouquet of flowers.
10105 E Via Linda, Scottsdale

Market Street at DC Ranch’s The Place is a neighborhood breakfast and lunch restaurant that serves up home cooking in a friendly atmosphere. French toast with strawberries, Mexican breakfast tortas and smoked salmon benedict—what are you waiting for? There’s a nice patio to share the last of the beautiful spring weather with Mom.
20775 N. Pima Suite Q-100, Scottsdale 

Market Street Kitchen at DC Ranch has a rich history of providing delicious Mother’s Day favorites featuring wood-fired rotisserie cooking. You can begin or end with bottomless a Bloody Mary or Mimosas and move on to French toast sticks, steak and eggs, waffles or garden omelets. Share a bit of Scottsdale history with Mom while enjoying decadent dishes.
20825 N Pima Road, Scottsdale

Spice things up by taking Mom to Jalapeno Inferno at DC Ranch. Their Mother’s Day Brunch features delicious burritos, masa enchiladas, chorizo and egg tacos and more. Sitting on their pleasant outside patio is a great way to begin a special day with Mom.
20825 N Pima Rd. Scottsdale

Pane e Vino at La Mirada Center offers all mothers’ entrees free with the purchase of an appetizer. Take the entire family and enjoy the sophisticated, yet relaxed, ambiance. Start with the Oysters Casino, Crab Cakes or Calamari Fritti. Main dishes include Capricciossa, (chicken or veal over arugula), Fettuccine Alfredo, Spaghetti Carbonara and more. Pane e Vino is literally translated as bread and wine, the staples of any fine Italian meal. Extensive wine list.
8900 East Pinnacle Peak Rd., Scottsdale

Another favorite at La Mirada Center is Mastro’s Steakhouse.  Mom is sure to find something to please her palate with top-notch salads, steaks, seafood and mashed potatoes. Make a reservation in advance for Mother’s Day brunch between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
8852 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Scottsdale

La Mirada Center’s Bodega 13 offers a Mother’s Day brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with salad stations, a carving station with prime New York strip and smoked turkey, grilled salmon, lemon chicken, sautéed vegetables and garlic mashed potatoes, plus a traditional breakfast station, omelet station, cheeses and meats, and desserts to top it off. Make reservations online or by calling 480-284-7600.
8876 East Pinnacle Peak Road, Suite 100, Scottsdale

We got so hungry when we created this list, we know we missed some other great ones. Feel free to share your favorite spot to spoil mom this May!

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