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Crunch Time: 11 Last-Minute Spots For Mother's Day Brunch

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Yup, it's Mother's Day this Sunday—and predictably, most of the city's hotspots for brunch are already fully booked. So just in case you forgot about the mom in your life (but you would never, right?), we rounded up 11 places that still have availability, and got the full intel on what they'll be serving for brunch on the big day. Book quickly, because these tables will go fast, and mimosas wait for no mom.

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1. Aperto

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1434 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 252-1625
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This cute little perch atop Potrero Hill still has a few Mother's Day tables remaining, with brunch options like short rib hash, chicory and cipollini frittata, and buckwheat pancakes with roasted grapes. They're also making some special dishes for the occasion.

2. Big 4

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1075 California St
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 771-1140
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This historic restaurant atop Nob Hill has a throwback vibe that history-loving moms will dig. They'll be making special dishes like brioche French toast and blood orange mimosas for the occasion, too.

3. Bisou Bistronomy

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2367 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 556-6200
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Moms can let loose with the $20 bottomless mimosas and bloodies offered at this Castro French spot, which serves up ham and cheese crepes, baguette French toast, and eggs wrapped in smoked salmon, among other delicacies. After brunch, hit the Castro Theater's Mildred Pierce and Terms of Endearment double feature.

4. Boulette's Larder

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1 Ferry Building Ste 48
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 399-1155
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For the mom who's an obsessive home cook and farmer's-market fiend, the ultra-fresh brunches at this Ferry Building favorite (and sister spot Bouli Bar) will hit the spot. Beignets, scrambled eggs with endive and cherry vinaigrette, and seafood salad are among the treats in store; afterwards, you can take a stroll along the Embarcadero.

5. Café Claude

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7 Claude Ln
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 392-3505
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Classic French dishes star on Cafe Claude's $45 prix-fixe brunch menu, which includes a mimosa or kir royale, salad or English pea soup, and entree options like steak frites or ratatouille frittata, plus chocolate cake or creme brulee for dessert. They'll also have live jazz.

6. Foreign Cinema

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2534 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 648-7600
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Astonishingly, a few tables remain at this normally white-hot brunch ticket, which offers great outdoor dining on its lovely covered patio. The brunch menu is $65/person ($25 for kids) for three courses, including vegetarian and gluten-free options.

7. Original Joe's

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601 Union St
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 775-4877
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If you're celebrating grandma (or even great-grandma) as well as mom, this throwback North Beach restaurant is a favorite with an older crowd, complete with a menu of Benedicts and Belgian waffles for brunch and classic Italian-American and steakhouse fare later in the day.

8. Roka Akor

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801 Montgomery St
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 362-8887
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Treat mom to a Japanese feast at this chic and sleek steakhouse chain, which is offering a massive brunch buffet featuring sushi, raw oysters, Japanese appetizers, robata-grilled steak or seafood, and dessert platters. It's not cheap ($98/person, or $118 with unlimited sparkling wine, bellinis, and sake), but it'll definitely be memorable.

9. The Cavalier

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360 Jessie St (btw 5th St & 4th St)
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 321-6000
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Moms will feel like they've joined the cool kids' club after brunch at this British-inspired spot from the Marlowe and Park Tavern team, which still has a few tables available. They'll be serving a $40 prix-fixe brunch menu, and are also adjacent to Union Square for some shopping action.

10. The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus

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150 Stockton St
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 362-4777
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The perfect launching pad for a day of shopping in Union Square, this chic and pricey department-store restaurant is total mom catnip, with tons of fancy small bites, salads, and Champagne to savor.

11. Yank Sing

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101 Spear St
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 957-9300
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If your mom is a relatively early riser with a taste for dumplings, there are still some morning seats available at SF's most elegant spot for dim sum. She can sip tea, nibble on BBQ pork buns, and be feted like a queen at a big family-style table.

1. Aperto

1434 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94107
This cute little perch atop Potrero Hill still has a few Mother's Day tables remaining, with brunch options like short rib hash, chicory and cipollini frittata, and buckwheat pancakes with roasted grapes. They're also making some special dishes for the occasion.
1434 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94107

2. Big 4

1075 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108
This historic restaurant atop Nob Hill has a throwback vibe that history-loving moms will dig. They'll be making special dishes like brioche French toast and blood orange mimosas for the occasion, too.
1075 California St
San Francisco, CA 94108

3. Bisou Bistronomy

2367 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114
Moms can let loose with the $20 bottomless mimosas and bloodies offered at this Castro French spot, which serves up ham and cheese crepes, baguette French toast, and eggs wrapped in smoked salmon, among other delicacies. After brunch, hit the Castro Theater's Mildred Pierce and Terms of Endearment double feature.
2367 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94114

4. Boulette's Larder

1 Ferry Building Ste 48, San Francisco, CA 94111
For the mom who's an obsessive home cook and farmer's-market fiend, the ultra-fresh brunches at this Ferry Building favorite (and sister spot Bouli Bar) will hit the spot. Beignets, scrambled eggs with endive and cherry vinaigrette, and seafood salad are among the treats in store; afterwards, you can take a stroll along the Embarcadero.
1 Ferry Building Ste 48
San Francisco, CA 94111

5. Café Claude

7 Claude Ln, San Francisco, CA 94108
Classic French dishes star on Cafe Claude's $45 prix-fixe brunch menu, which includes a mimosa or kir royale, salad or English pea soup, and entree options like steak frites or ratatouille frittata, plus chocolate cake or creme brulee for dessert. They'll also have live jazz.
7 Claude Ln
San Francisco, CA 94108

6. Foreign Cinema

2534 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Astonishingly, a few tables remain at this normally white-hot brunch ticket, which offers great outdoor dining on its lovely covered patio. The brunch menu is $65/person ($25 for kids) for three courses, including vegetarian and gluten-free options.
2534 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94110

7. Original Joe's

601 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94133
If you're celebrating grandma (or even great-grandma) as well as mom, this throwback North Beach restaurant is a favorite with an older crowd, complete with a menu of Benedicts and Belgian waffles for brunch and classic Italian-American and steakhouse fare later in the day.
601 Union St
San Francisco, CA 94133

8. Roka Akor

801 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94133
Treat mom to a Japanese feast at this chic and sleek steakhouse chain, which is offering a massive brunch buffet featuring sushi, raw oysters, Japanese appetizers, robata-grilled steak or seafood, and dessert platters. It's not cheap ($98/person, or $118 with unlimited sparkling wine, bellinis, and sake), but it'll definitely be memorable.
801 Montgomery St
San Francisco, CA 94133

9. The Cavalier

360 Jessie St (btw 5th St & 4th St), San Francisco, CA 94103
Moms will feel like they've joined the cool kids' club after brunch at this British-inspired spot from the Marlowe and Park Tavern team, which still has a few tables available. They'll be serving a $40 prix-fixe brunch menu, and are also adjacent to Union Square for some shopping action.
360 Jessie St (btw 5th St & 4th St)
San Francisco, CA 94103

10. The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus

150 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94108
The perfect launching pad for a day of shopping in Union Square, this chic and pricey department-store restaurant is total mom catnip, with tons of fancy small bites, salads, and Champagne to savor.
150 Stockton St
San Francisco, CA 94108

11. Yank Sing

101 Spear St, San Francisco, CA 94105
If your mom is a relatively early riser with a taste for dumplings, there are still some morning seats available at SF's most elegant spot for dim sum. She can sip tea, nibble on BBQ pork buns, and be feted like a queen at a big family-style table.
101 Spear St
San Francisco, CA 94105

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