Cecconi's: Take Mom to this WeHo celebrity favorite for eggs Benedict with squash blossoms ($14) and lavender panna cotta ($9) - perfect for pairing with a pot of rose petal tea. With a little bit of convincing, she might even see the dishes topped with edible flowers as another gift from you (310-432-2000).
Dominick’s: A legendary Rat Pack hangout dating back to 1948, this WeHo Italian is offering Mom ricotta cheese and fresh blueberry pancakes; eggs fungi poached with roasted mushrooms, grilled bread and fennel pollen hollandaise, plus $12 bottles of sparkling wine or the house Dago on their beautiful outdoor patio (310-652-2335).
3rd Street Station: A newbie Weho gastropub with a European train station theme is serving brunch from 10 AM-5 PM on Mother’s Day. Order duck fat fries, pork belly Benedict, chicken crêpes, croque madam and lamb torta, all between $6-$12. A variety of European beers on tap, wines and cocktails will help you wash it all down (323-STATION).
Street: To honor moms around the globe, co-chefs Susan Feniger and Kajsa Alger have created an international brunch menu, served from 11 AM-3 PM. Order à la carte crispy soft-shell crab, Marcona almond and goat cheese fritters, Danish chestnut popovers and soft Indian semolina, or share the whole menu with your table for $35 per person (323-203-0500).
Ford’s Filling Station: From 10 AM-3 PM, Moms will be treated to a free mimosa with brunch at this Culver City staple by chef Ben Ford. Specials will run between $8-18 dollars and include crab cakes with soft poached duck eggs and dill hollandaise; lobster BLT with avocado, smoked bacon and sweet pea remolade; roast lamb dip with rosemary au jus, horseradish cream and celery root slaw or pork belly Benedict with Kurobuta pork belly, poached eggs, heirloom cherry tomatoes and hollandaise (310-202-1470).
Sunny Spot: For an island style brunch - we're not talking Hawaii, but Jamaica - head to Kogi Truck founder Roy Choi’s new spot in Venice for its debut brunch offerings. Banana French toast, salt cod brandade Benedict, smoked baby back ribs, oxtail stew and more should all be savored with a Jerk Bloody Mary (prices range from $8-$16; 310-448-8884).
Petrossian: The new brunch menu will set you back $50 for the full three-course Mother’s Day special (come on, you know she’s worth it), but consider that you’re getting an ‘egg royale’ with soft scrambled eggs and vodka whipped cream to start, followed by caviar scrambled eggs, eggs Benedict, or one of the best bagels and smoked salmon in town. Dessert includes vanilla panna cotta, almond crème brûlée or tiramisu (310-271-6300).
La Poubelle: Find out why this classic, family owned French bistro has been a neighborhood favorite around the Beachwood area for over 40 years. The lemon ricotta pancakes and the croque Monsieur are favorites ($10 each) and the bottomless drinks include mimosas, bellinis or kir royale for $15. Perk up with an Intelligentsia coffee after brunch (323-65-0807)
Blu Jam: This Melrose mainstay is celebrating Mom’s big day with complimentary champagne and dessert bites for all Moms ordering brunch. Some of their famous breakfast dishes include Blu Jam Benedict with black forest ham, bacon and hollandaise; Mazatlan shrimp scramble; spicy Tex Mex tofu hash and vanilla French toast - all for around $11.95 each (323-951-9749)
Ortega 120: If you find yourself in the South Bay, stop at this Redondo Beach Mexican for its famed housemade margaritas for $5 and ‘Mexmosas’ made with champagne and Tampico juice for $1.20. Chef Tommy Ortega’s signature creations will also be on offer, including huevos Benedicto with corn masa cakes and chorizo to pan de leche strawberry French toast (310-792-4120).
Casa Vega: This valley institution serves authentic Mexican dishes and cocktails, and Mother’s Day is no exception. In honor of owner Christy Vega Fowler’s own grandmother, the restaurant’s à la carte beef, chicken, and vegetable tamales, made using grandma Mary’s original recipe, will be available for the special price of $3 (818-788-4868).