12 Spots for Mother’s Day Brunch in Pittsburgh

Mimosas at the ready and smiles all around, Mother’s Day brunch is a cherished tradition for many…and a chance to start a new tradition for others. This year, treat your mom to a truly unforgettable experience by whisking her away to one of Pittsburgh’s many delightful eateries for an exclusive dining experience. Head out to a brunch buffet filled with waffles, omelettes, and carved meats, or sit down to an elegant brunch with a glass of wine in hand. No matter where you choose to go, ensure a delicious and memorable celebration for the most special woman in your life! Just be sure you make your reservations before it’s too late.

Restaurants in Pittsburgh for Mother’s Day Brunch

Square Cafe

East Liberty, May 10-12

You can dine in for brunch specials all weekend long at Square Cafe, accompanied by delectable cocktails. Try their Crab Newburg Benedict. It’s made with avocado, tomato, and poached eggs on toasted baguette slices with Hollandaise, fresh crab meat, Newburg sauce, and smoked paprika on top. Pair it with a refreshing Blueberry Lemonade Margarita and you’ve got the perfect experience for mom.

Coughlin’s Law

Mount Washington, May 12

Treat your mother to a delicious brunch with a fabulous view of Pittsburgh this Mother’s Day. Coughlin’s Law fuses seasonal flavors into your favorite comfort foods. Which you can enjoy while looking at the skyline from high atop Mount Washington. Plus, grab one of their specialty cocktails like the Berry Mule and raise a toast to mom.  

40 North

North Side, May 12

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. not only can you get all your brunch favorites at 40 North but you can try some seasonal specials too. Try their signature Seasonal Quiche, a soft breakfast scramble with wild ramps and chevre, buttermilk biscuits with wild rose butter, or delight in something sweet with a Strawberry Rhubarb Coffee Cake. If you happen to miss the fun at brunch, you can still catch their dinner from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Café Momentum

Downtown, May 12

Celebrate Mother’s Day while helping the justice-impacted youth of Pittsburgh through Café Momentum. The restaurant trains youth with programs and opportunities supported by Café Momentum’s organization. Their brunch buffet includes Bananas Foster French Toast, roast beef and ham carving stations with rosemary jus, omelette and eggs-your-way stations, Shrimp Cocktail, desserts, and much more. You’ll be impressed with your experience. 

Hard Rock Cafe 

Station Square, May 12

Where queens of all generations come together. Drag Your Mother to Brunch from the Hard Rock Cafe includes a scrumptious meal along with the most fabulous drag show from Pittsburgh queens. Join Pittsburgh’s First Lady of Drag Kierra Darshell, as well as Alora Chateaux, Sasha Nolan, and Miss V for lip syncing. There will be lots of dancing and lots of fun on Mother’s Day. 

Rockefeller’s Grille

McKees Rocks

The ultimate brunch buffet at Rockefeller’s Grille for Mother’s Day includes a little bit of everything plus a complimentary mimosa for mom. Bite into freshly carved prime rib and ham, cheese and veggie trays, breakfast meats, waffles and french toast, shrimp cocktail, penne vodka, and just about anything else you desire. There’s no way mom will be leaving hungry!



Turn your table into a feast with Cornerstone’s brunch buffet. Let mom customize her selections from omelette and carving stations. Then fill up her plate with eggs benedict, french toast, bacon, sausage, home fries, chicken, salmon, various pastas, vegetables, fruit, salads, and much more. Seatings are only available at 10:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 12 p.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2 p.m so reserve a slot before seatings fill up.

Grand Concourse

Station Square, May 12

Dine in the breathtaking atmosphere of the Grand Concourse for a Mother’s Day morning buffet. Fill your plate with Smoked Turkey Breast, Pasta Diablo, Biscuits and Gravy, Western Scramble, and Cold Smoked Salmon Paté. Then indulge in a fresh donut station, Hot Sticky Buns, Bananas Foster, and Apple Dumpling for dessert. 

The Commoner

Downtown, May 12

Chef Dave Racicot has designed a signature brunch menu just for Mother’s Day at The Commoner. Order Breakfast Hash featuring short rib, seasonal vegetables, poached egg, and apple cider glaze; Eggs Benedict with Canadian bacon, poached eggs, Hollandaise, and crispy potatoes; or a Malted Waffle coated in strawberry jam, vanilla whipped cream, and pistachio butter. Plus, after brunch, kids can pick out a specific flower for mom at the Flower Bar.


Mount Washington, May 12

Between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., enjoy an over-the-top view off Mount Washington in the extravagantly decorated space at LeMont. Browse over various food stations, a breakfast buffet bar, entrees and vegetables buffet options, a salad bar, and of course, dessert. Fill your senses with plenty of options for all dietary needs such as omelette stations, Cheese Tortellini Alfredo, Stir Fried Vegetables, Macadamia Crusted Mahi, and Spinach Quiche.


East Liberty, May 12

Sit down to a special Mediterranean brunch provided by the sisters/owners Dalel and Leila Khalil. Mom’s get half off their brunch, a little gift, and a cocktail or mocktail. The three-course prix fixe menu boasts either a housemade dip with house-made pita bread to start. Then, choose a main course of either the Greek-Style Breakfast with spanakopita, dolmas, imported olives, feta cheese, and tomato; the Americana with scrambled eggs, turkey sausage, and seasoned potatoes; or the Traditional Syrian Breakfast with scrambled eggs, Shankleesh, feta cheese, tomato, Persian cucumber, and imported olives. 

Ritual House

Downtown, May 12

Make sure everyone at the table can toast to mom at brunch with Ritual House’s Peach Bellinis. There’s a non-alcoholic version, too! After you toast, dig into Executive Chef Edwin Smith’s exclusive brunch additions. Explore Brisket and Eggs Benedict with Chive Hollandaise, savory Breakfast Tacos, and fluffy Funfetti Pancakes. All are pitch perfect for Mother’s Day festivities.

Story by Kylie Thomas

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