Nom Noms for Mom – Food Gifts And Brunch Dates For Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is this Sunday and what better way to show mom some love than with food?  Give mom the day off and treat her to a nice meal.  Actually, if your mom is anything like me, she is sure to enjoy any meal that she doesn’t have to cook (or clean up after) herself.  There are a lot of places in town offering Mother’s Day specials.  Here is a quick list to help point you in the right direction.  Please note: many restaurants suggest making Mother’s Day reservations beforehand, so plan accordingly.

Café Nola - Ricotta Toast with Arugula

Café Nola – Ricotta Toast with Arugula


333 N Laura St, Jacksonville, FL

Café NOLA, located inside the Museum of Contemporary Art, is a unique and beautiful place to enjoy a meal.  It would make the perfect place to celebrate an art-loving mom.  Their Mother’s Day brunch will be from 11am – 3pm and will feature special entrée items as well as a buffet of fresh fruits, salads, and pastries. Stroll the galleries with Mom after enjoying a wonderful meal by celebrated Executive Chef Kathy Collins. Call 904-224-0113 for reservations.

Bistro Aix

1440 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL

Bistro Aix is typically open only for dinner on Sundays, so having a brunch there will be a real treat for mom.  They will be offering a traditional brunch menu, in addition to their standard lunch fare.  Brunch will be served from 10:30am – 2:30pm and dinner from 5pm – 9pm.  Go to OpenTable or call 904-398-1949 for reservations.

Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails - Deviled Eggs

Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails – Deviled Eggs

Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails

4972 Big Island Drive, Jacksonville, FL

Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails is one of the most fun and creative restaurants in town.  They’ve got an awesome Mother’s Day brunch buffet menu lined up, including made to order omelets and waffles and plenty of adult beverage options.  Brunch will be served from 10am – 2:30pm.  The cost is $35 per adult, $14 per child aged 5-12, and free from children 4 and under, plus tax and service.  Click or call 904-998-974 for reservations.

North Beach Bistro

725 Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, FL

North Beach Bistro will be serving up a Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet from 11am – 3pm.  Also be sure to try their bottomless mimosas.  Cost for adults is $36.95, children 10 and under is $12.95, and children under 3 eat free.  Visit OpenTable for reservations.

Azurea at One Ocean

1 Ocean BlvdAtlantic BeachFL

Treat mom to a delicious meal and a great beach view at Azurea, located in the beautiful One Ocean Resort.  Azurea will feature an Al a Carte brunch menu from 11am – 2:30pm, and a special Mother’s Day dinner menu from 2:30pm – 8pm.  Check their website for reservations or call 904-249-7402.

The Capital Grille

5197 Big Island Drive, Jacksonville, FL

Head to The Capital Grille on Mother’s Day for a prix fixe brunch starting at 10am.  Enjoy their take on classic brunch dishes such as Bone-In Dry Aged NY Strip with a fried egg.  Visit OpenTable for reservations.

Gingerbread Waffles, Vanilla Whipped Cream, Sweet Icing, local Azar Bratwurst, photo courtesy of German Schnitzel House

German Schnitzel Haus

13475 Atlantic Blvd, Suite 40 Jacksonville, FL

German Schnitzel Haus has been killing the brunch game with their vegan brunch, but trust us when we tell you they have something for everyone. Maybe Mom would enjoy their Gingerbread Waffle with Vanilla Whipped Cream, Sweet Icing, and local Azar Bratwurst Sausage. German Schnitzel Haus serves brunch from 11:30am – 3:30pm, and they have one of the more affordable bottomless mimosas at $10 with the purchase of any food item. This is one you will definitely need a reservation for as GSH is pretty packed for brunch on a regular basis. Call (904)-221-9700 to book your table.

River & Post

1000 Riverside Ave Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL

One of the hottest new restaurants, and definitely the best rooftop view, River & Post is regularly open for Sunday brunch. You can take mom to brunch or dinner as they are open 11am – 10pm, however you can only enjoy things like their Strawberry-Rhubarb Brioche French Toast from 11am – 3pm. Grab your reservation on Open Table.

Bostom Creme Doughnut, Cowford Chophouse

Cowford Chophouse

101 E Bay St, Jacksonville, FL

Cowford Chophouse has received a ton of attention since they opened in the fall, and for good reason. Their dining area alone will take your breath away. Mom will love sitting in the old restored bank building with sun streaming though the massive windows, taking in the architecture all around. Plus their new dessert menu just launched – maybe mom wants a doughnut ice cream sandwich, or a perfect red velvet cake. Cowford Chophouse is open for lunch and dinner on weekdays and dinner only on Saturdays and Sundays. Make your reservation for a Sunday dinner.

Town Hall

2012 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL

The newest venture by Chef Tom Gray of Moxie, Town Hall is an intimate restaurant serving up inspired small plates and entrees to the friends and family who gather there seven days a week. Town Hall also offers brunch on Sundays from 10am – 2:30pm, but they are open all afternoon and evening until 9pm. Some of the morsels you’ll find there include a two tier cheese and charcuterie plate, some high brow loaded fries, and the freshest of salads and veggies along with your perfecty prepared steak, seafood, or housemade pasta. Make your reservation on OpenTable for brunch or dinner at Town Hall.



Orsay - Wonut (Photo courtesy of Jill Cruz)

Orsay – Wonut (Photo courtesy of Jill Cruz)


3630 Park Street, Jacksonville, FL

Orsay is one of our top picks for fine dining here in Jacksonville.  Their Sunday brunch is known far and wide and features amazing omelets, charcuterie, and high-end brunch entrees.  Check out their brunch on Mother’s Day from 11am – 3:30pm.  Call 904-381-0909 or make reservations on OpenTable.


1534 Oak St, Jacksonville, FL

Blacksheep has one of the longest brunches in the city, starting at 9:30am and going until 3pm on Saturdays and Sundays. This just means more opportunity to get a table for brunch with Mom. Blacksheep has a limited menu following brunch from 3pm – 5pm, and then serves their full dinner menu from 5pm – 10pm. You can make a reservation on Blacksheep’s website if eggs benedict and cardamom pancakes sound like the perfect way to celebrate Mom.

Culhane’s Irish Pub

967 Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, FL

Feeling like brunch with an Irish flair?  Head to Culhane’s Irish Pub for their Sunday brunch from 10am – 2pm.  And treat mom to some half-priced Mimosas and Bloody Marys.  Visit their website for reservations.



If you’re looking to get Mom a food-related gift, here are our top picks:

A candy apple from Sweet Pete’s: Having eaten nearly all of the candy apples in our city, I feel confident that Sweet Pete’s has the best and most consistent quality candy apples. The ratio of chocolate to caramel to apple is perfect, so it honestly feels like it’s not that bad for you, but tastes divine.
Get yours at Sweet Pete’s, 400 N Hogan St, Jacksonville, FL. They are open until at least 9pm every day except Sundays and Mondays

2018 Sweet By Holly Mother’s Day Cupcake Collection: Sweet by Holly is one of the sweetest little shops with the most surprising cupcake flavors. Their minis are the absolute perfect size to enjoy something sweet and decadent, and their flavors are on point. For Mother’s Day, Sweet by Holly has created a collection of one dozen mini cupcakes, decorated and boxed so it is perfect for gifting. The Mother’s Day Collection features such flavors as Strawberry Sundae, Lava Cake, Red Velvet, White Raspberry, and more. The boxes are $20 and can be ordered by calling the store at (904)-564-2711. Pick up is at the St. John’s Town Center store at 4624 Town Crossing Dr #137, Jacksonville, FL.

Hand Pies and Galettes from Flour and Fig Bakehouse: This powerhouse of old fashioned baking will have their own brick and mortar store by the end of the year, but for now you can special order any of their cakes or pies, or pick up some pastries at the Riverside Arts Market on Saturdays. That’s how we recommend getting your hands on their blackberry goat cheese hand pies, seasonal fruit hand pies, and savory galettes. They also have a pie of the month club if you want Mom to feel treasured all year long.

A Personally Selected Cheese Plate from Garter Goods: Maybe your mom is rad and would really just love to share an awesome cheese and charcuterie plate and a bottle of wine with you. First of all, you don’t deserve her. But you can get a fabulous cheese and charcuterie plate hand selected by Jennifer at Grater Goods in Murray Hill. Call ahead to give her a chance to work her magic and fix up your perfect tray at (904)-203-8533. Grater Goods is open 10:30 am – 7pm Tuesdays through Saturdays at 1080 Edgewood Ave S #9, Jacksonville, FL .



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