Metro’s top spots to treat her for brunch on Sunday

Jennifer Yang/for Metro Toronto


Mildred Pierce is closing its doors at the end of July so this is your last chance to bring mom there for Mother's Day.

If there’s ever a time to spoil someone, it would be mom on Mother’s Day. And what's more indulgent than brunch? You get to sleep in, cover two meals in one sitting and gab over coffee until the late hours of the afternoon. Metro has a few spots that’ll leave Mom happy. Reservations are filling fast.

Mildred Pierce

99 Sudbury St., 416-588-5695

$24.95 per person, $16.95 for children under 10

After 17 years, this popular brunch spot is closing its doors in July so this is your last chance for a Mildred Pierce Mother’s Day. Every year, all mums also get a home-baked surprise, courtesy of Mildred Pierce (last year it was apple pies for all the mums). No reservations.

Windsor Arms Hotel

18 St. Thomas St., 416-971-9666

$50, $35 children 12 and under

It’s a grand brunch destination with its elegant vaulted ceiling and live pianist. Mom can wine and dine from the classic buffet lineup, which includes tiger shrimp and a sprawling dessert table.

Bonjour Brioche

812 Queen St. E., 416-406-1250

$10 and under

This French-inspired Leslieville restaurant is always bustling over brunch. There’s usually no longer than a 15-minute wait, however, and the croque madame

will be well worth it, made with gruyère cheese, country ham and a fried egg on toasted brioche. Or try the quiches and tarts.


2419 Yonge St., 416-544-1661, $15

At Cfood, you can combine the best of à la carte and buffet as you select from their categories of sweet, savoury or sides (brunch) and then have it whipped

together and served to your table (à la carte). The banana bread French toast is a great choice.


503 College St., 416-323-3957, $7-$15

Last year on Mother’s Day, the lineup for this popular College Street boite was sprawling. Those who wait will get free coffee in line. When you do make it in, try their new 11-in. cinnamon apple soufflé.

Niagara Street Café

169 Niagara St., 416-703-4222


A great choice for any health-nut mom. They serve up mostly organic and locally-grown fare, even making their own strip bacon. The eggs benedict is delectable, served on buttermilk biscuit instead of an English Muffin. A large Bodum of coffee for $9 and you can have it right there on your table.

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