Mother’s Day is Sunday and if you’d rather not cook, make reservations at your favorite place or consider any of these:

Buffets and Prix Fixe Menus: For waterfront views, Red Marlin at the Mission Bay Hyatt features a $48 buffet from 10:30am to 3:00pm. For reservations:  619-221-4868.

How about this?  Bondi in the Gaslamp offers a three-course lunch or dinner for $50 and Mom gets a free gift certificate for a massage at Suki Day Spa (worth $160).  For reservations:  619-261-6721.

In Little Italy,  go for a lighter buffet with homemade jams, cheeses and baked goods at  Extraordinary Desserts where they serve it all for $16.95 from 11am to 2pm at the Union Street location.  For reservations:  619-294-7001.

Bertrand at Mr. A’s offers fabulous views of the city and a $39.95 three-course lunch or dinner.  Lots of choices for each course.  For reservations:  619-239-1377.

For$85 treat Mom to The Grand Del Mar‘s grand buffet served in their Capella sactuary.  The resort offers many other events for Mother’s Day.  For more information:  858-314-2000.

In Kensington Blue Boheme features prix fixe brunch ($45) and dinner ($55) menus.  For reservations: 619-255-4167.

Vela at the new Hilton San Diego Bayfront offers a prix fixe Mother’s Day menu for both Saturday and Sunday dinner.  If you’d rather do breakfast or lunch, the regular menus will be available.  For reservations:  619-321-4284.

Solana Beach’s Pacific Coast Grill will have a $25.95 buffet selection and fun gifts for mom.  For reservations:  858-794-4632.

Menu: The 3rd Corner in Ocean Beach and Encinitas will add dishes to their regular brunch menu served from 10:00am to 3:00pm.  For reservations: 619-223-2700 or 760-942-2104.

You can make mom her toast at Roseville where their Sunday brunches have an unusual twist–a toast bar that lets you choose breads, toast them to your taste and slather them with everything from lemon curd and peanut butter to a multitude of jams and of course, butter all for $3.  Try the duck confit stuffed crepes ($12) washed down with a blood orange-mint mimosa ($7).  For reservations:  619-450-6800.

Bentley’s Steak & Chop House in Encinitas will serve off their menu with some added specials from 1pm to 8pm.

In Bakers Hill, Avenue 5 rolls out a brunch menu for Mother’s Day and beyond with most items under $13.  Brunch served Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 2pm.  For reservations: 619-542-0394.

Should you decide to stay in, get a wonderful dessert from Heaven Sent Desserts in North Park;  Mille Feuille Chocolates in Hillcrest;  Eclipse Chocolat for unusual flavored chocolates and if you’re lucky a place at their special chocolate brunch, call 619-578-2984.  The Elegant Truffle on Scott Street at Canon in Point Loma creates more than just truffles…cakes, espresso kisses and more.



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