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The Mother’s Day Brunch Guide

Whatever Mom's into—be it hiking, fine art, or margaritas—we found the perfect brunch option. 

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This year, skip the breakfast-in-bed shtick and take Mom out for a leisurely midday meal. Here, you’ll find the perfect Mother’s Day indulgence for every style of mom.


For…the badly-in-need-of-a-vacation mom

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If you can’t afford to send Mom to an island resort, Tamayo is the next best option. For $39, take part in the bottomless margarita brunch. Unlimited small plates include the Tamayo Benedict with carnitas and avocado and the pan dulce, a Mexican take on French toast with Nutella, bananas, and crema fresca. Combine that with the free-flowing margaritas, and she just might feel transported to a beachside resort state of mind. Tip: If it’s nice out, secure a spot on the rooftop patio.

1400 Larimer St., 720-946-1433

Frasca Food and Wine
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For…the foodie mom

Head to Boulder’s celebrated Frasca Food and Wine for its inaugural rosé brunch. Consistently a top contender on our 25 Best Restaurants list, Frasca is opening its doors for brunch (for the first time in 12 years) this Sunday. Dig into the basket of pastries (including apple fritters and chocolate-cherry focaccia) as you debate between the elegant menu items—from the chicken roulade to the soft-shell crab with brioche. Pair it all with glasses of rosé from Frasca’s award-winning wine list.

1738 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-442-6966

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For…the outdoorsy mom

First, check out our Hike We Like series and pick a good trail. Then head over to the Truffle Cheese Shop and pick up your picnic essentials. You might go for some cured meat and a few hunks of cheese (we recommend the newly in-stock Burrata direct from Puglia). Or, opt for a sandwich—a new addition to the shop’s goodies. Made fresh each morning, these portable treats include combos like Gorgonzola dolce, apples, ham, and Italian Stracchino cheese or herbed chèvre with chorizo. All are made on freshly baked hoagies from Grateful Bread. Tip: The Truffle Cheese Shop doesn’t open until noon on Sunday, so plan accordingly.

2606 E. Sixth Ave., 303-322-7363

Bombay Clay Oven
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For…the thrifty mom

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For a mama who appreciates a good bargain, Bombay Clay Oven‘s mothers-eat-for-free deal is sure to entice. Sunday’s brunch buffet features chicken kabobs, south Indian rice crêpes stuffed with potatoes and onions, Indian-style scrambled eggs seasoned with garlic, ginger, and cilantro, and lentil doughnuts. Bonus: You can snag Mom a $5 mango mimosa.

165 Steele St., 303-377-4454

Palettes
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For…the artsy mom

Before perusing the Denver Art Museum’s cultural offerings, start with brunch at chef Kevin Taylor’s Palettes. Mom can indulge in a complimentary glass of wine or bubbly and enjoy treats of both the savory (rock shrimp and grits Benedict served with roasted corn and Spanish chorizo) and sweet (carrot cake French toast topped with macerated berries and pecan coconut streusel) variety.

100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy, 303-534-1455

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