Everyone has their own traditions on Mother’s Day. Some moms like a simple breakfast in bed, some want a quiet morning at the coffee shop by themselves, and many enjoy a big brunch with family. If that’s the case, check out some of my recommendations for family-friendly brunch spots in Columbus.
Please note that many places will require reservations and also price changes often occur on special days like Mother’s Day. Make sure to ask if the price will be different from a regular business day. Happy Mother’s Day, Columbus mamas!
Mozart’s specializes in large events, beautiful European pastries, and having piano accompaniment alongside your meal. Mozart’s is great for a multi-generational party with grandparents and kids alike. You will be tempted to take one of everything home from the pastry case, but I recommend the petit fours and apple strudel.
Everyone can get what they want at the North Market, from Hot Chicken Takeover (our family favorite), to pho, Polish and Italian dishes, to the luxuriously healthy Little Eater items. Don’t forget a little gift box of macarons from Pistacia Vera and some Destination Donuts for Monday morning!
For a casual brunch, a delicious bakery, and a full coffee bar, give The Market a try. You can browse their shelves for unique finds to take home for dinner that night, too. Their menu changes seasonally, and this spring I would love to try the waffles. Coffee is from Thunderkiss and baked goods from The Angry Baker, two Columbus favorites!
Columbus Brewing Company (Brewery District)
CBC is known for being family-friendly and for having an all-encompassing menu that is sure to please everyone. Their desserts are made in-house, and there is a wide variety of colorful brunch cocktails. They have large tables and can accommodate larger parties than some of the other choices (and check out that curtained patio!)
Katalina’s (Harrison West)
I couldn’t leave out my personal favorite, Katalina’s. If you are seeking something special, check it out (but be ready to wait for a table and a parking spot). There are parks nearby to keep the kids busy while you wait. The vibrant patio is the perfect place to indulge in Nutella pancake balls and maple bacon. That’s right; I said Nutella pancake balls.
Piada (many locations)