Show your mother how much you appreciate her this Mother’s Day by sparing her from your cooking and giving her a day off from her own kitchen. Treat your mother to a lovely meal at one of the best places for Mother’s Day brunch in Minnesota.

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(credit: Jupiter Images)

Cafe Renaissance
2140 Frontage Road N.
Waite Park, MN 56387
(320) 253-9300

Take your mother’s taste buds on a European excursion with a trip to Café Renaissance, a pan-Mediterranean fine dining establishment. Café Renaissance pulls out all the stops in honor of dear old mom, featuring a host of beautifully executed dishes ranging from tender Black Angus steak to perfectly grilled salmon, with a host of vegetarian and gluten-free options also available. Pair brunch with a glass of wine, a refreshing Champagne cocktail or an energizing coffee drink, and raise a glass to toast the best mom in the world.

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Duluth Grill
118 S. 27th Ave. W.
Duluth, MN 55806
(218) 726-1150

The Duluth Grill has a menu filled with a variety of fantastic dishes your dear mother is sure to love. Known for its fantastic weekend brunches, the Duluth Grill serves up everything from breakfast cuisine ranging from classic French toast to gourmet omelets to fresh sandwiches, wraps and burgers, with options available for those with dietary restrictions including vegetarians, vegans and the gluten-intolerant. Take advantage of the scenic location and take your mother for a lovely stroll along the waterfront afterwards.

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(credit: Lake Elmo Inn)

Lake Elmo Inn
3442 Lake Elmo Ave. N.
Lake Elmo, MN 55042
(651) 777-8495

Located near scenic Lake Elmo, the Lake Elmo Inn serves up a variety of culinary delights prepared by talented and passionate chefs. Show your mom how special she is by treating her to a lovely meal served up at the Lake Elmo’s annual Mother’s Day brunch, held at its Event Center. Brunch will feature a bevy of dazzling dishes including made-to-order omelets, a carving station, an assortment of salads, fresh fruit, peel-and-eat shrimp and much more. Hit the lake after brunch to soak up the beautiful scenery.

410 St. Peter St.
Saint Paul, MN 55145
(651) 222-5670

If your mom fancies herself a foodie, a trip to Meritage located in downtown St. Paul for Mother’s Day brunch will be a welcome surprise. Meritage serves up French-inspired brunch items ranging from eggs Florentine to seafood frittatas and banana bread French toast to pork belly hash, elevating classic brunch dishes to new heights. Select a wine from Meritage’s hand-picked offerings that complement the meal for an unparalleled dining experience. Soak up the charm of St. Paul with a jaunt after your meal or take your mom on a shopping excursion at one of the many quaint shops conveniently located nearby.



Victor’s 1959 Café
3756 Grand Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55409
(612) 827-8948

If cozy is a term that characterizes your dear mother, then a trip to Victor’s may add the special touch you’re looking for this Mother’s Day. This cute café features Cuban cuisine, with brunch featuring dishes including pancakes, scramblers, hashes and omelets with a Cuban kick. American items are also featured for the less adventurous. Nestle into a booth and enjoy the brilliant surroundings and don’t forget to leave your mark on the wall to commemorate your special day with mom.

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