By Sonu Purhar

She shared your life, kept you fed and clothed, listened to your teenage angst and continues to shower you with love every single day. Your mom (or moms) deserve a Mother’s Day treat, and here’s a secret: all she wants is time with you! So, dear readers, we’ve done the hard work: below are our top 10 picks for sure-to-impress Mother’s Day brunches across Metro Vancouver. Your job? Block off Sunday, May 12, book a reservation, and prepare to show your momma some love!

For the Mom who Likes her Luxuries: YEW Seafood + Bar

491 West Georgia St. Vancouver

Every year, YEW splashes out on a luxe brunch buffet guaranteed to leave Mom feeling like a queen – and this year is no exception. The enticing array includes raw bar delicacies like snow crab claws, oysters and sushi; healthy goodies such as fresh fruit with lavender honey yogurt; powerhouse entrees like smoked Cornish game hen and braised short ribs; and sinful desserts, including deconstructed carrot walnut cake and raspberry and rose sable bretons. The event takes place between 9:30am and 2:30pm, and costs $105 per person; reservations are highly recommended.


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For the Southern Belle Mom: Highlight Café

538 Sixth Street, New Westminster

Newly opened by the owners of Re-Up BBQ, Highlight Café is our go-to pick for Southern comforts: think homemade biscuits and gravy, a truly epic sausage breakfast sandwich, and mouthwatering “Brekkie Sliders”. Kiddies are treated like royalty, too.


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For the Buffet-Loving Mom:  Pinnacle at the Pier Hotel

138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver

Particularly poppin’ among the brunch crowd for its picture-perfect views of the sparkling harbour, Pinnacle at the Pier Hotel will once again host a special Mother’s Day party in the Pinnacle Ballroom. Bring your mom between 11am and 2pm, and prepare to dive into classics like cheese frittatas, pancakes and wild sockeye salmon; as well as chef-carved prime rib, a kids’ station and lots of sweets to top it all of.


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For the Mom with Style: The Little White House

9080 Glover Rd. Langley

Inspired by the salon café born in Paris in the 1800s, this chic café and pastry shop is located in a charming house whose every room offers a treasure chest of homeware, clothing and beauty products for purchase. You and Mom can gab over a rose or lavender tea latte, then munch on savoury or sweet crepes, green goddess avocado toast, cinnamon brioche French toast and other delicate delights. Afterward, take a stroll in the cozy garden before browsing the house for chic souvenirs.


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For the Mom who Craves Coffee: C Market Coffee Roastery & Kitchen

111-100 Schoolhouse St. Coquitlam

Home to an on-site roastery, this boutique café takes its coffee seriously: high-quality green beans sourced from micro-lots are roasted in small batches to bring out each varietal’s distinctive flavours. The café also serves nourishing brunch items sure to bring out your momma’s natural glow: Shakshuka with baked eggs, spiced tomato sauce and roasted chickpeas; waffles with an explosive combination of bacon, apples, salted caramel, whipped cream and edible flowers; and other crave-worthy delights.


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For the Mom who’s a Pro on the Course: Morgan’s Restaurant and Wine Bar

3500 Morgan Creek Way, Surrey

Situated on the scenic Morgan Creek Golf Course, this restaurant is perfect for pre-gaming. On May 12, Morgan’s will host its annual Mom’s Day brunch buffet with two seatings available – 10:30am and 1:30pm – after which you can hit the links and let Mom strut her stuff. The array of tastebud teasers includes marinated mussels and clams; maple-glazed ham with apple chutney; and a make-your-own omelette station. Kiddies can enjoy their very own buffet, featuring waffles with berry compote and whipped cream; pasta; and chocolate pudding. For ticket details and to purchase, click here.


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For the Social Media-Loving Mom: The Wooden Spoon Brunch & Bistro Co.

15171 Russell Ave. White Rock

Keep those phones at the ready, because you can bet this cozy bistro’s aesthetic fare will ramp up the Likes on your Mother’s Day brunch posts. Whether she’s into savoury or sweet, Mom will drool over the intriguing menu – think green bennies with sautéed kale and artichoke hearts, tomato jam and housemade chickpea biscuit; Belgian waffles and fried chicken dressed in champagne hollandaise, maple syrup and hot sauce; and sneaky spiked coffees complementing a curated list of original brunch cocktails. Selfie time!


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For the Mom with an Appetite: Moral Gluttony

20771 Langley Bypass, Langley City

The City of Langley’s newest brunch spot offers a funky atmosphere and simple, flavourful fare. We recommend veering towards the lunch side of the menu – you’ll find hearty sandwiches with in-your-face names like “The Hammer” and “The Lead Foot”, and intriguingly straightforward descriptions (“a mess of scrambled eggs, smoked bacon, ham, potatoes, avocado, salsa, sour cream and an artisan cheese blend stuffed into a tortilla”).

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For the Mom who Likes a Bit of Everything: Eggspectation

10551 St. Edwards Drive, Richmond

Okay, this sprawling Richmond restaurant doesn’t just serve eggs – in fact, despite the name, Eggspectation dishes up one of the best varieties of brunch items in the city. You and your mom(s) can kick off the day with a hand-squeezed juice or creamy smoothie, then dive into towering plates of rich breakfast poutine topped with smoked bacon, ham, sausage and cheese curds; an impressive pancake stack layered with potatoes and turkey-smoked bacon; and an endless array of Bennies served with Hollandaise sauce so flavourful you’ll want to inhale it by the bucket-ful. (Note: Mom might need a nap afterwards…)


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For the Mom who Enjoys Al Fresco Feasts: Hart House Restaurant

6664 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby

We haven’t yet found a Mom who doesn’t adore Hart House. The regal Tudor-style restaurant sits on a sprawling estate leading towards Deer Lake – and the backyard sun-washed patio is one of the prettiest around. Treat the mom(s) in your life to an alfresco brunch of Challah French toast drenched in pecan syrup and pear compote, or a sunny omelet sprinkled with fresh herbs and Parmigiano Reggiano, and don’t forget the bubbles (on weekends, all sparkline wine and champagne is discounted 20 percent until 5pm). Cheers to moms everywhere!


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