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Mother’s Day Brunch in San Diego North County (2018 Guide)

mother's day brunch san diego north county

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Mark your calendars as Mother’s Day is approaching quickly. And, while we’ve covered things to do in North County San Diego on Mother’s Day outside of brunch, if mom wants to give the kitchen a rest on her special day, these spectacular hotels and restaurants are serving special menus.

Don’t forget to make reservations for Mother’s Day brunch in advance.

Spas in North County San Diego Coastal

(Del Mar to Oceanside)


Indulge in Chef specialties and brunch classics including Sous Vide Jidori Natural Chicken, Lobster Rolls and a Farmer’s Market Fruit + Vegetable Bar. Served with a complimentary Mimosa.

Seating Times: 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

L’Auberge Del Mar

Highlights of this celebratory Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet will please, pamper and salute the special ladies of the day, including a tempting selection of brunch items served in cast iron servers: Short Ribs with roasted garlic mashed potato and heirloom carrots, Baquetta with arepa, black bean and corn salsa and Chicken Schnitzel with herbed spätzle and tomato artichoke ragout.

In addition on the Lighter Side offers housemade breads, pastries, yogurt, granola and seasonal fruits; Hot Breakfast items such as Eggs Benedict and an Omelette Station; Seafood, Local Cheeses and Farm-sourced Salads; as well as a Pasta Station, Carved Roast Pork Loin and Hot Smoked Salmon with chimichurri. Irresistible Desserts will delight with a selection of Seasonal Pies (peach, blueberry-lavender, banana cream and others); made-to-order Hand Pies topped with glaze, cinnamon sugar, powdered sugar or whipped cream; Molten Chocolate Cakes; and “Personalized” Trifle choices.

Seating at Coastline, KITCHEN 1540, and on Sunset and Ocean terraces.

Seating times: 10am, 12:30pm, 3:00pm

Omni La Costa Resort & Spa

Executive Chef, Marc Therrien, and his team have prepared a lavish grand buffet for Mother’s Day.

Ignite Bistro

With $6 for bottomless mimosas, the festive mom may want to enjoy brunch at Ignite in Carlsbad. Also, a family-friendly spot, dine inside or on the patio to live music. Three seatings at 10:00am, 12:00pm and 2:00pm are available.

Pacifica Del Mar (Del Mar)

A special three-course price fixe menu will be served from 9:30am to 4:00pm in honor of mom. The regular menu will resume for dinner service. Either way, the view at Pacifica Del Mar is a spectacular way to celebrate the day!

PrepKitchen Del Mar

Prep-Kitchen Del Mar is doing a no-frills celebration serving up their signature fresh pastry and scone bar with house made jam, dulce de leche and whipped honey butter by Chef Jojo Rossi and self-serve coffee for $1. The restaurant’s specialty chilaquiles, poppy seed pancakes, and smoked salmon benedict can all be enjoyed in the intimate dining area or the charming outdoor patio.

CUCINA enoteca Del Mar

Just in time to celebrate Mother’s Day, Del Mar hot spot CUCINA enoteca has launched their brand new Sunday brunch from 11:00am-2:30pm. Treat mom to a new menu specialty item like the ricotta and banana pancake and pair it with a coffee cocktail.

Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa

Head to TWENTY/20 for their delicious Mother’s Day brunch, which includes a made-to-order omelet bar, a raw bar with oysters, crab legs and sushi, a carving station and main courses, such as pan seared sea pass or wild mushroom ravioli.

Brunch will feature coastal views, music and children’s activities so mom can truly leave the cooking to TWENTY/20 and enjoy.

$70 for adults, $80 for adults with endless champagne, $30 for children 4-12, free for children 3 and under. Reservations are required and you can view more information on the official website.

333 Pacific

333 Pacific in Oceanside is hosting a 3-course menu with champagne for $59.95 adults and $13.95 kids to celebrate Mother’s Day from 11 am – 7 pm. Mom can choose from delicious dishes like Miso Glazed Scallops or Prime Flat Iron Steak.


Treat your mother to a special brunch this year. Take her to one of North County’s favorite new places… 608! The restaurant will be serving brunch from 9am to 3pm.


Take Mom to Crush for a tasty brunch and bottomless mimosas. Brunch will be served from 10am – 2pm.


  • Cucina Italiana on State St. in Carlsbad: Enjoy the Mother’s Day holiday and treat mom to a special petite brunch menu. The culinary staff will be creating seasonal specials and offer Vigilucci’s Signature entrees. The newly renovated restaurant boasts two outdoor patios and indoor dining which opens out onto State Street. Open from 11am
  • Seafood and Steakhouse on Coast Hwy: Chef Dana will offer seasonal specials and Vigilucci’s Signature dishes. A highlight of brunch is Vigilucci’s Bloody Mary with applewood smoked bacon, olives and a shrimp skewer. Enjoy panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean from just about every table.
  • Trattoria Italian on Coast Hwy in Encinitas: Chefs will create seasonal specials and offer Vigilucci’s Signature entrees. The restaurant offers three outdoor patios, including a lovely courtyard, perfect for family celebrations. Live piano every evening.


Mothers Day Brunch at San Diego’s favorite “neighborhood” restaurant will be served from 9am-3pm. Featuring a special brunch menu, complete with their famous Popovers, Bloody Marys, and Mother’s Day Inspired cocktails.

Bistro West

Make your reservations early to treat the most important woman in your life to a three-course pre fixe menu. Enjoy mimosas or a bottle of wine from their extensive collection.

Il Fornaio

Treat mom to a brunch of authentic Italian elegance, a deliciously creative menu, and expansive views of the ocean.

Argyle Steakhouse

Savor world class cuisine, expertly prepared by the Park Hyatt Aviara culinary team. An exquisite buffet display will provide mom and the whole family with an exquisite culinary experience.

Shimbashi Izakaya

Enjoy a Mother’s Day meal at Shimbashi, a Japanese tapas restaurant with indoor and outdoor ocean view dining. Show your appreciation to the special lady in your life by taking her some place a little different for brunch!

Cafe Secret

What better way to thank Mom for all that she does than treating her to a Peruvian meal in beautiful Del Mar, just blocks from the beach? Cafe Secret’s quaint outdoor patio will be serving up the perfect brunch in the morning and free Mimosas for Mom!

The Grand Del Mar

Should you decide to spoil mom with the ultimate in pampering and fine dining, head to The Grand Del Mar. A variety of excellent dining experience awaits from a sumptuous brunch to dinner at San Diego’s only Five-Star/Five Diamond restaurant.

Club M will offer an à la carte brunch menu featuring delicious morning classics, lunch favorites and Club M specials from 7:00am-4:00pm. This is a perfect stop before or after a round of golf or spa treatment.
Or, go choose the champagne brunch in the hotel’s glitzy Elizabeth Ballroom from 10:00am-2:00pm. Expect a lavish buffet complete with made-to-order breakfast favorites, housemade pastries, chilled seafood, sushi and dim sum, seasonal salads and mouthwatering entrées.  Do make reservations in advance.

Brunch at Amaya from 10:30am-2:30pm includes a delicious three-course meal including Honey-Baked Ham Benedict, French Toast Brûlée and classic Steak and Eggs with stunning al fresco views as a backdrop.

It’s not brunch, but how about an incredible culinary experience at one of San Diego’s best restaurant (if not the best), Addison. featuring the award–winning contemporary French cuisine of Relais & Châteaux Grand Chef William Bradley. Savor seven courses highlighting seasonal delicacies and the market’s finest ingredients.

Don’t forget about the Forbes Five Star spa, with its lounging facilities and soothing treatments.

Oceanside Broiler

Dine at the Harbor from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. for a buffet brunch. $36 for adults / $16 for kids / $6 bottle of champagne

Spas in North County San Diego Inland

(Rancho Bernardo to Escondido)

Rancho Valencia (Rancho Santa Fe)

Indulge in a spread of field-to-fork delights like our signature omelets, freshly crafted pastries, local vegetables straight from the garden and Belgian waffles to boot. Our brunch is just the beginning! After brunch, step out on the Croquet Lawn to enjoy delightful activities for the whole family. Craft a flower bouquet or a crown to adorn mom, pamper her with a mini spa treatment and cool off with a prosecco float. So go on, treat mom to a day in The Ranch.

  • 10AM – 2:30PM SEATINGS
  • Adults | $130 — Kids 11 & under | $55 — Children 3 & under | Complimentary
  • 5921 Valencia Circle, Rancho Santa Fe
  • Click here for more information

Rancho Bernardo Inn

A special Mother’s Day brunch buffet will be available at the Veranda Fireside Lounge from 11:00am – 3:00pm with live music and bottomless mimosas. Cost is $68 per adult (mimosas + $14) and kids $25.

Another choice at the RB Inn is the mother’s day brunch buffet at AVANT Restaurant from 11:00am – 3:00pm. Cost is $75 per adult (mimosas + $14) and kids $25.

Alternatively, Mother’s Day brunch in the Aragon Ballroom from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. features an array of various food stations, live music, and even a petting zoo and pony rides for the kids from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Cost is $80 per adult and kids $30.

The Flying Pig

The Flying Pig Pub and Kitchen in Vista serves fresh, local, and seasonal chef creations that have recently garnered awards for their talented staff. Besides the incredible menu, the bar offers a boutique wine collection and 25 beers on tap. The restaurant has a beautiful open patio that’s perfect for people watching while sharing a special day with mom.

Decoy Dockside Dining/Lakehouse Resort

This Mother’s Day, treat mom to an endless brunch buffet at Decoy featuring fresh seafood, carving stations, breakfast favorites, omelet stations, decadent desserts and more! Add free flowing champagne for only $5. Every mom will take home a complimentary gift certificate to dine at Decoy in the future. Plus, three lucky moms will win “Queen for a Day” prizes such as a $500 Tiffany & Co. gift certificate! Brunch will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the cost is $60 for adults and $18 for children 12 and under.


Ponsaty’s will be offering an amazing Brunch Buffet with live music and bottomless mimosas. Chef Ponsaty’s take on French Mediterranean cuisine and hyper seasonal approach, coupled with his vast experience cooking at Michelin star level restaurants throughout Europe and Spain brings a combination of bright clean flavors paired with classic french offerings to Rancho Santa Fe.

Mille Fleurs

Nestled in the heart of the historic and charming village of Rancho Santa Fe, just four miles inland from Del Mar, Mille Fleurs offers magnificent food presentation with extraordinary French flair. They will be offering a prix fixe menu during brunch, from 10:00am-2:00pm.


A member of the Cohn Restaurant group, Chef Deborah Scott has put together a very special 3-course menu with champagne for $59.95 adults, $13.95 kids, served from 11am – 7pm on Sunday, May 14th.

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Sugar Jones: Sugar Jones has been blogging about life since 2008. She has contributed to various local news stations for lifestyle segments, speaking about tech, social media, travel, food, and family.