BEST BRUNCH IN THE 'BURGH
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With Mother's Day right around the corner, it's time to make those brunch reservations and check them twice. Whether you mom likes a buffet-style, boozy concoctions, or classic eggs and bacon, Pittsburgh has a brunch spot for her. Here are 8 brunch options for your mom's special day.
If She Wishes She was in Paris
If you want an authentic French brunch experience complete with champagne, macarons, and croissants, then take your mom straight to Paris 66 in East Liberty. The menu offers a complete range of breakfast food and even has Gaby et Jules famous French pastries. The quaint interior along with the delicious food will make you forget that you are on this side of the pond.
If She Loves Bloddy Mary's
Bloody Mary's are an important part of Sunday Brunch and Luke Wholey's doesn't mess around. You can choose from a list of a la carte toppings to add to your drink including a whole soft shell crab. Pittsburghers know that you can always trust Wholey's to have the best seafood in town. There's nothing better to go along with your Mother's Day Bloody Mary than a fresh lobster roll.
If She Likes Her Options
Pittsburgh's Smallman Galley, a restaurant incubator in the Strip District, has everything you need if your mom is indecisive about her brunch choice. With four restaurants under one roof, you have all the options in the world. And if she's craving coffee, there is a full-service Commonplace coffee bar right on the other side of the restaurant.
Bonus tip: If you have a large group for your Mother's Day reservation, Smallman Galley has ample room for big parties. No reservation required!
If She's a Late Riser
Coca Cafe in Lawrenceville has an all-day brunch on Sunday so your mom can sleep in on her special day. If the weather looks promising, make sure to reserve a table on their outside patio. Homemade donuts taste even better when you're immersed in Lawrenceville's vibrant neighborhood.
If She Has a Sweet Tooth
Bartram House Bakery is not your typical bakery. The cozy little spot has a full-service breakfast menu, too. Bartram House has something for everyone whether you're in the mood for homemade sweets like pastries and cakes, or a classic eggs benedict with home fries.
If She Likes to BYOB
With a menu that is always changing, The Vandal is a great spot to spice up a Sunday brunch. You can BYOB or order a hand-crafted latte from the coffee bar in house. Their seasonal menu is always rotating so if your mom is tired of the same-old, then this is a perfect spot to make a reservation.
If She's Crazy for Crepes
If your mom can't get enough of breakfast fixings, then grab some crepes at Caffe Mona La Bistro. There are so many options to pile on your crepe that it makes it hard to decide whether to go sweet or savory. And if she really can't choose, then there's a three-course brunch special.
If She Loves The Classics
The Grand Concourse Sunday brunch is a Pittsburgh classic. The old train concourse has an extraordinary interior that makes this one of the fanciest brunches in town. The classic buffet-style brunch has options ranging from classic breakfast foods, prime rib and seafood, to homemade donuts and pastries. If dining in style is your mom's thing, make your reservation.
There's not a wrong choice when it comes to brunch in Pittsburgh, so don't forget to call ahead and make your reservation for your mom's special day!