A Toast to Mom

Plan for Mother's Day brunch and more specials from these San Antonio spots

Plan for Mother's Day brunch and more from these San Antonio spots

Macaron Mother's Day flower box
Macarons and flowers await at Bakery Lorraine. Photo courtesy of Bakery Lorraine

Mom deserves all the freebies, and this year that's not limited to just food and drink. We've rounded up some of the best offerings for the May 9 holiday (including the weekend that surrounds it), and they range from complimentary Champagne to cool gifts to fun classes you and Mom can take together.

No matter what type of mother figures you have in your life, they're bound to find something they like here.

SweetFire Kitchen
This restaurant at La Cantera Resort & Spa is offering a Mother’s Day brunch with an array of favorite dishes plus Gulf Coast oysters for $70 per person. And $5 of each brunch purchased will go to Christy’s Hope, benefiting the San Antonio Battered Women’s & Children’s Shelter. The first 50 moms will also receive a small floral bouquet from locally owned Blume Haus florist, which will have a pop-up shop at the resort on Saturday to provide guests with any last-minute Mother’s Day gifts. Gift certificates to La Cantera’s award-winning Loma de Vida Spa are also available in any dollar amount.

Bakery Lorraine
From flower boxes to fruit tarts, Bakery Lorraine and its partner, The Vintage Bouquet, are sure to have the perfect gift for Mom. The Flower Box includes an assortment of six Parisian macarons that include raspberry, pistachio, and Almond Joy flavors ($35) and is decorated with fresh flowers. The Petite Bouquet is a fresh bouquet of flowers and includes 12 macarons, including raspberry, pistachio, blueberry violet, and Almond Joy flavors ($60). There are no substitutions for either of these packages. Treat Mom to a special breakfast in bed with Bakery Lorriane's savory quiches, with the large version (serves eight) available for $40. There's also a delicious fruit tart filled with a creamy vanilla mascarpone and topped with fresh fruit. The large fruit tart is available for $26. The last day to place an order is Wednesday, May 5, by noon. Order pickups will be available Saturday, May 8, or Sunday, May 9, between 9 am-5 pm at all locations.

Carrabba's Italian Grill
The following dishes are available for dine-in, car-side carryout, and delivery starting on Tuesday, May 4. Featured entrees include Salmon Saporito, Chicken Bryan, and Mezzaluna (half-moon ravioli with chicken, ricotta, Romano, and spinach in a tomato cream sauce). End the meal on a sweet note with either the Sogno Di Cioccolata "Chocolate Dream" or tiramisu. And don't forget about the featured cocktails: peach sangria and Tuscan lemonade. If you're also planning to give a gift card, note that you get a $10 e-gift card for every $50 spent.

Boudro's Texas Bistro
From 11 am-10 pm on May 9, you can dine on this River Walk staple's regular menu items, as well as dishes from a special menu just for the day. The three-course meal begins with your choice of lobster bisque or baby kale and spinach salad, an entree of pan-roasted red snapper, and the Poteet strawberries and warm cornmeal pound cake for dessert. This special is available for $38 per person and comes with a rose for Mom. For reservations, call 210-224-8484 or go online.

La Panaderia
With a recently opened third location in La Cantera Heights, La Panaderia is serving up brunch all over the Alamo City. Treat Mom to a delicious brunch and try one of the quirky new croissants: The Elvis, made with peanut butter whipped cream, bananas, and bacon. Brunch to go is also an option, complete with a mimosa kit so Mom doesn’t miss out on the fun. Don’t forget a bag of pan dulce for the road.

Boiler House
On Sunday, May 9, Boiler House will offer a special chef-curated brunch menu from 10 am-4 pm. Menu offerings can be found online and on Boiler House’s social media pages. Menu prices range from $15 to $30 for an entree.

Treat Mom to a much-needed glass of bubbly. Botika at Pearl is offering one free glass of Champagne for all mothers. Reservations are highly encouraged and menu prices range between $15-$45. Botika serves inventive takes on traditional dishes from across Asia and Latin America.

Grimaldi's Pizzeria
Show your mom some love with a gift card to her favorite neighborhood pizzeria. Up until May 3, earn a $20 bonus card for every $50 gift card purchased. Additionally, those looking to dine in on Mom's special day will enjoy a couple of new cocktails, including a top shelf guava margarita and a peach Bellini.

Copa Wine Bar
Take advantage of the Mother’s Day sale on sangria and wine to go on Saturday, May 8, from 3-11 pm. Offerings include homemade sangria half gallons for $15, and half off sparkling wine.

The Good Kind
Enjoy a special Mother’s Day brunch in this spacious garden lounge from 11 am-4 pm on Sunday, May 9. Festivities include a DJ and botanical cocktails.

Order an elegant three-course Mother's Day brunch on May 9 from 11 am-3 pm for $45 per person. Guests can choose from luxurious brunch options like eggs Benedict and lobster with asparagus risotto. Reservations are encouraged and can be made via the website.

SA Seafood
Here, there's a $45 combo dinner for two with three different options on May 9 from 11 am-9 pm. Combo options include fan favorite items like boiled snow crab and a variety of shrimp dishes.

Volare Italian Restaurant
Enjoy a complementary slice of this pizzeria's delicious cheesecake for every mom that dines here on May 9 from noon-9 pm.

All mothers receive complimentary gelato with the purchase of an entree on May 9 from 10 am-9 pm.

The Dooryard
Moms get a complimentary glass of Champagne with the purchase of a brunch entree on May 9 starting at 10 am. There is also have a special brunch dessert available, a coconut panna cotta with candied strawberry.

Briscoe Western Art Museum
Moms enjoy free museum admission on Mother’s Day and discounted membership packages that provide unlimited access to the Briscoe’s unforgettable exhibitions, lectures, and community events for a full year. Now through Mother’s Day, save 30-40 percent off select membership packages that include a yearlong membership to the museum, coupled with gifts for Mom to enjoy.

EVO Cinemas
EVO is hosting the ultimate Mother’s Day brunch with special screenings of Mamma Mia!, so grab a feather boa and your fellow dancing queens. The special brunch menu includes a refreshing sangria with Deep Eddy grapefruit vodka, mimosas, bloody marys, pulled pork hash, chicken and waffles, and more. Tickets for this event are available at the Schertz, Springtown, Kyle, and Belterra locations and can be purchased here.

Hiatus Spa + Retreat
Upgrade Mom’s operating system with The Mom 2.0, two hours of well-deserved me time. This spa package includes The Comeback Massage and The One & Only Pedicure. The Mom 2.0 is available for $165 (typically a $190 value).

Niche at Pearl
Join designer Nilgun Derman at Niche for a special mother-daughter maker session. Learn how to make kokedama, a unique Japanese planting technique that uses moss and twine to create sculptural plant art. The maker event is free on Saturday, May 8, from 1-3 pm.