Mothers Day in my house is the single most important holiday of the year. I have expectations on this day that far exceed that of my birthday and Valentines. Ultimatly though, what I am looking for is a nice day with my family. Brunch and some flowers wouldn’t be bad either. Here are our picks for some great mother’s day brunches and gift ideas here in Queens.
Mothers Day Brunches in Queens
Uvarara in Middle Village
A classic Italian brunch awaits you at the quaint and absolutely stunning Uvarara. The space that this restaurant now inhabits used to be a drycleaners but you would never believe it. The cathedral ceilings and stained glass windows would have you convinced that this restaurant was lifted straight from Italy and dropped on Metropolitan Ave. The staff is great with kids and the laid back ambiance will transport you on a mini mother’s day vacation.
7928 Metropolitan Avenue
Middle Village, NY 11379
Mood in Kew Gardens
Mood is one of my favorite restaurants in Queens. This super chic American kitchen is great for a kid friendly brunch. Their quiet open space has plenty of room for strollers and high chairs as well as a very accepting wait staff. Their yummy menu consists of classic brunch fair as well as crab cakes and an Irish breakfast. Their brunch is $14 and includes a cocktail.
120-29 83rd Avenue
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Bliss Bistro in Sunnyside
Located in the heart of Sunnyside Gardens the Bliss Bistro offers classic French cuisine in a quaint garden setting. Their brunch consists of wild mushroom and gruyere cheese omelets and steak frites as well as the classic brunch fare of eggs Benedict all for under $15.
45-20 Skillman Ave
Sunnyside NY 11104
Outdoor wraparound seating and a huge brunch menu makes this place great for large groups. Brick has a great selection of brunch food ranging from Tuna Carpaccio with avocado sauce to savory crepes.
3 0-9 5 33rd St
Astoria, NY 11102
My Kitchen Restaurant in Forest Hills
Outdoor seating on a beautiful day and a gorgeous setting on an all white country restaurant is what awaits you at this Forest Hills favorite.
106-17 Metropolitan Ave,
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Mamas Day Gift Ideas
Little Soap Shop
For a mom who loves a great bath product, skip the Body Shop and head straight for the Little Soap Shop in Astoria. This family owned soap boutique serves up juicy smelling scents fro the back of their store. They take custom orders as well but be sure to get in there soon because the place is packed.
2207 36th Street
Astoria, NY 11105
If you are looking for a one of a kind, locally made present for mom then take a ride to the Potter’s Wheel in wonderful Kew Gardens. They have a store full of beautiful handcrafted pottery that is socially, environmentally, and budgetary conscious.
120-33 83rd Avenue
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
This boutique is loaded with amazing clothing from local designers but the best thing about this boutique is the sizing. Medium and Large can be found everywhere, finally a boutique that speaks our language! This wonderful indie boutique will be sure to satisfy any fashion forward mama.
2401 23rd Avenue
Astoria, NY 11105-3116
The Queens Botanical Garden Plant Shop
For the cool and conscious mom, the QBG store offers a colorful selection of contemporary jewelry that is made from recycled materials and gardening books. All proceeds from your purchase support the exhibitions, educational programs, and artistic preservation efforts of the Queens Botanical Garden.
43-50 Main Street,
Flushing, NY 11355