TBH guys we’re still trying to wrap our heads around the fact that we’re in MAY. What the?! We can’t even deal. Anyway the one thing we do know, and make a point of knowing, is that May means Mother’s Day.
While we should be celebrating our mumma bears e’rry day, the second Sunday in May each year is a chance to stop and properly reflect on all of the incredible (maybe sometimes a little crazy) things your mum has done for you, purely because she’s your mum and that’s just what mums do. It’s therefore hella important that you get this one right. I mean, come on, it’s literally one weekend in the year! But nobody panic, it’s okay…we’re here to take the pressure off. Here are 24 places to well and truly spoil your mum this Mother’s Day here on the Sunshine Coast.
This gem in the heart of Buderim, Hungry Feel is an excellent option for a delish Mother’s Day brunch. Meals are fresh and feature the finest local produce, and you’ll get service with a smile in a comfortable setting. Bookings are definitely recommended! P.S. They’re also open for lunch. Get onto it.
Flame Hill Vineyard
Because mothers deserve more than just one day of celebrations, you can spoil your mum on both Saturday AND Sunday at Flame Hill Vineyard! Opening for brunch from 10:30am both days, make a reservation to celebrate the special lady in your life and she’ll receive a glass of Kondililla sparkling and a rose! This is a special you don’t want to miss out on – book now to secure your spot here.
Shower your mum with love and appreciation at Elixiba in Maroochydore this Mother’s Day. Their fabulous brunch options are sure to delight the whole gang – everything is vegan, gluten free and delicious!
Monica’s Cafe and Dining
Cutie patootie Monica’s Cafe in Maleny are open for Mother’s Day and can’t wait to help you spoil her! Whisk mum away for a day in the hinterland and start off with a divine brunch at Monica’s. Perfecto!
Two Point Oh
Stop what you’re doing and get ready for your mind to be blown. Two Point Oh’s bottomless bubbles package is what’s up this Mother’s Day! For just $79 per person, enjoy a three-course brunch (all vego, don’t forget, and all delicious) along with three hours of bottomless mimosas. But these aren’t just any mimosas, no no – choose from peach, raspberry, lychee or fairy floss flavoured mimosas. Umm, genius!
One Block Back
Caloundra’s much-loved café is open for brekky and lunch this Mother’s Day! Bookings are filling up fast, but there are still some spots left, so treat your mama to a brunch she deserves at One Block Back. They’ll also be announcing a Mother’s Day special real soon – watch this space!
Decisions Cafe are open as per usual this Mother’s Day and have, unsurprisingly, made our list of top brekky spots to take your mama to! Their special for the day is red velvet pancakes and they are simply to die for. Drool!
What better way to make mum feel special than with a delish beachside brunch? Canteen Coolum is open from 7am and can’t wait to celebrate Mother’s Day with the amazing mums of the Sunny Coast. If early wake-ups aren’t your thang, they’re also open for lunch and dinner…and their Noosa café is also open for brekky and lunch!
Looking for somewhere the whole squad will enjoy? You can’t go wrong at The Dock Mooloolaba. With superb views of the river and wharf, plenty of food options to choose from, and an epic selection of alcoholic bevs, there really is something for everyone. Plus, Mum’ll score a free beer or glass of house wine with her meal. How can you say no?
Elliott’s Bistro are renowned around the place for their Sunday long lunch – and Mother’s Day is no exception. Three courses for $35 – what a deal! They are taking bookings, so if you want to experience the magic comin’ outta the Elliott’s kitchen, this Mother’s Day, you’d better hop to it. They’re also serving their all-day brekky and lunch menu as usual.
Noosa Beach House Peter Kuruvita
Truly spoil Mum this Mother’s Day with lunch at Noosa Beach House! With a specially-curated three-course menu and a glass of French champagne on arrival, this is a sure-fire way to make Mum feel like royalty. Only $85 per person – now that’s value!
On Mother’s Day, Yum-Cha becomes Mum-Cha! A Mother’s Day Yum-Cha banquet at Embassy XO is a fab solution for big families, or for people who constantly battle with serious food envy. Mum will even receive a complimentary drink, so she’ll feel extra spesh.
Mykies by the Bay
Situated on the bay of Kawana Island, Mykies by the Bay is a relaxed local café/restaurant channelling coastal holiday vibes. This Mother’s Day, they’re offering up two options for diners: two courses for $45 or three courses for $55. So, are you hungry, or super hungry?
A stalwart in the Peregian dining scene and surrounds, when it comes to occasions like Mother’s Day, you just know you can count on Pitchfork to produce the goods. Treat Mum to a scrumptious three course lunch and a glass of bubbles for $70. Amazing! You can also dine a la carte for dinner. Whatever you choose – make sure you book it in!
Scrambling for ideas on what to get your Mum for Mother’s Day? Just book your table at Locale and let them do the hard work for you. Every Mum will be welcomed with a glass of sparkling, and they’ll be doing their Pizza and Cicchetti specials from 12pm-6pm! How does $25 for a delicious stone-fired pizza and a glass of wine or beer, or $45 for any five Cicchetti dishes sound? Pretty damn good, we think! If that ain’t your style, no probs - they’re also open for dinner. AND, Mums can enjoy cocktails in the lounge bar all day and night. Some would say that’s dangerous… For more information check here.
For a guaranteed party in your mouth, plan your Mother’s Day lunch at the Spice Bar in Mooloolaba. Everything on their Asian-fusion menu will surprise and delight – or, why not go the extra mile for Mum and select the degustation banquets? You won’t be disappointed!
Sum Yung Guys
If you’re yet to check out the famous Sum Yung Guys and were planning on doing it on Mother’s Day, think again, fellas – did ya really think you could just ‘rock up’ at Sum Yung Guys on Mother’s Day?! But psssst…word on the street is they still have a few spots available at the counter…you’d better call them to put your name on ‘em, stat!
They’ve only been open less than a year, but boy, they are slaying the Sunny Coast dining scene! Unfortunately, Pier 33’s two-course brunch is sold out, but they are taking lunch and dinner bookings featuring their usual menu, which is certainly not to be laughed at! If your mum loves her seafood, there’s no better place to take her this Mother’s Day than Pier 33. But you’d better be quick!
Mr Jones and Me
Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Noosa, Mr Jones and Me is a locally-owned restaurant with a sophisticated yet chill vibe, serves everyone’s bistro favourites, so you just can’t go wrong! Oh, and did we mention that their bartenders have been working on special Mother’s Day cocktails? If that last sentence didn’t just sell it to you, we don’t know what will!
Is your mummy dearest a sweet tooth? Then you HAVE to make a booking at Miss Moneypenny’s. Every Mama who is booked in for dinner (or lunch) this Mother’s Day receives a complimentary dessert – #winning! We’re sure mum will love perusing the nek-level cocktail menu also…
Give mum the five-star treatment she deserves this Mother’s Day with a sunset dinner and drinks at Rickys! This iconic Noosa restaurant is known for its exemplary service, outstanding food, extensive drinks list and beautiful ambience. There’s no doubt that Mum will leave with a full heart, a happy belly, and a big ol’ smile on her face.
The Long Apron
Want to take Mum somewhere as fiiiine as she is? The Long Apron, at Spicers Clovelly Estate in Montville, might just be the ticket! This European-inspired restaurant is serving their usual excellent menu, with a complimentary glass of bubbles for all the mums who walk through the doors. Dine a la carte and enjoy three courses for $85 or select the tasting menu and Mum can try all the things. For more details check here.
Okay, so you might not be able to afford to take Mum on a holiday to Asia – but you can take her on a culinary journey, and that’s totally the next best thing! The Tamarind in Maleny, located inside Spicers Tamarind Retreat, is taking dinner bookings this Mother’s Day. (Yas!) If Mum’s a fan of Asian food, she’ll LOVE it here - combining sweet, sour and spicy flavours with fresh local produce, it’s modern Asian cuisine at its finest. Mm-mmm. For more details check here.
Show your mum just how much you appreciate her with a stunning high tea experience! Available on both Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th, Aimee Provence has curated a special high tea menu for the Mother’s Day weekend, which includes savouries, sweeties, and drinkies for $58 per person, or $68 with a glass of bubbles, of course. Uh oh…we’re salivating over the French macarons already. For more details check here.
The Silva Spoon
With so many scrumptious sugary offerings on the menu each day, The Silva Spoon is guaranteed to please even the toughest of crowds! Srsly, who doesn’t love cake? One of the best high teas on the Sunshine Coast, the Silva Spoon’s offering includes a mix of seven different sweet and savoury options, plus a pot of tea or coffee. You might wanna wear your stretchy pants for this one.
Maybe you're looking for an activity to do with mum instead? We've rounded up the best hikes on the Sunshine Coast here. We've also rounded up the best bike rides on the Sunshine Coast here. We've also rounded up the best walks on the Sunshine Coast here.
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