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Where to Shop and Eat on Mother's Day

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The Grand Cafe in Union Square. [Photo: Hotel Monaco]

Mother's Day is this Sunday, and it's the perfect time to show Mom how much you care with a little shopping trip and maybe some lunch or brunch. (OK, if you're a straight guy, you can probably skip the shopping part.) We teamed up with our counterpart over at Racked SF, Kristen Philipkoski, to identify some great store-and-restaurant pairings that are sure to make any kind of mom (from new mothers to grandmas) happy on her big day.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Elizabeth Charles

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2056 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 440-2100
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You and mom can get your fancy on with pieces from Carven, Chloe, Jen Kao, Balmain, Rick Owens, Risto and many more. And they've curated a Mother's Day gift guide so you'll be ready to go.

2. Dosa

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1700 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 441-3672
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This hip Indian spot is offbeat but still approachable for non-foodie moms; they're offering complimentary mimosas for moms and a special Kerala-inspired three-course menu on the big day.

3. mira mira

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3292 22nd St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 648-6513
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Cool moms and moms who love beautiful, comfy clothes will love shopping at this friendly-to-the-max boutique.

4. Garçon!

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1101 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 401-8959
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Balance out the Mission funk with a traditional French brunch at this cheerful spot across the street, including a gratis kir royale for Mom.

5. Fillmore and Fifth

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1775 Fillmore st
San Francisco, Ca 94123
(415) 814-3776
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This high-end consignment shop is an offshoot of Crossroads Trading Co., but it has a distinctly different feel, with offerings from the likes of Oscar de la Renta, Acne, Vera Wang, and Chloe. And if you want to get a head start, they're throwing a first anniversary party TONIGHT!

6. Rose's Café

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2298 Union St
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 305-3020
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Score a sunny sidewalk table and nosh on your choice of more traditional American breakfast items or Italian-inspired pastas and pizzas.

7. Wasteland

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1660 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 863-3150
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If you're mom was a bit of a hippie back in the day, she'll love a trip down memory lane, A.K.A. Haight Street, to shop this expertly-curated vintage haven.

8. Maven

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598 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 829-7982
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It's a bit of a stroll (but a downhill one!) and any mom who loves the funky vintage aesthetic will dig a Death in the Afternoon cocktail with absinthe sorbet.

9. Torso Vintages

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272 Sutter St
San Francisco, Ca 94108
(415) 391-3166
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Tucked among the luxury shopping of Union Square is this treasure trove of high-quality vintage. You'll work up a major appetite perusing the offerings from the past 60+ decades.

10. Grand Cafe

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501 Geary St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 292-0101
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If your mom likes the traditional buffet vibe, this lavish French spot does it right, with seafood, an omelet station, pastries, and all the other accoutrements.

11. La Boutique

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414 Jackson St
San Francisco, CA 94111
If mom loves a peaceful, sophisticated, Swiss/French-inspired shopping experience, she'll love La Boutique. Don't miss the vintage upstairs pop-up shop.

12. Quince (or Cotogna next door)

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470 Pacific Ave
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 775-8500
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Splurge or save, the choice is yours: the $95 brunch at four-star Quince is a special treat (they're usually not open in daylight hours), while its casual sister spot shares its tasty pastas at down-to-earth prices (including a $25 prix fixe).

13. Seedstore

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212 Clement St
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 386-1600
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For the casual, stylish mom, Seedstore sells beautiful, indie and locally made clothing and accessories. They have men's too, so you can get a jump on Father's Day shopping as well.

14. Hong Kong Lounge

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5322 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 668-8998
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Yeah, you might have to wait in line, but there's nowhere more family-friendly than this bustling dim sum spot (just ask the hundreds of Chinese families who pack it each week).

15. Barneys New York

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77 Ofarrell St
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 268-3500
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If you and your mom have vastly different styles, this is certainly the place that will please you both.

16. Cupola Pizzeria

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845 Market St., 4th Fl, Ste 400
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 896-5600
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If you've got siblings or even Dad in tow, the $30 Feast of All Feasts meal here is a famous steal that will please every palate and belly (generic mall setting be damned).

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1. Elizabeth Charles

2056 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115
You and mom can get your fancy on with pieces from Carven, Chloe, Jen Kao, Balmain, Rick Owens, Risto and many more. And they've curated a Mother's Day gift guide so you'll be ready to go.
2056 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94115

2. Dosa

1700 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115
This hip Indian spot is offbeat but still approachable for non-foodie moms; they're offering complimentary mimosas for moms and a special Kerala-inspired three-course menu on the big day.
1700 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94115

3. mira mira

3292 22nd St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Cool moms and moms who love beautiful, comfy clothes will love shopping at this friendly-to-the-max boutique.
3292 22nd St
San Francisco, CA 94110

4. Garçon!

1101 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Balance out the Mission funk with a traditional French brunch at this cheerful spot across the street, including a gratis kir royale for Mom.
1101 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110

5. Fillmore and Fifth

1775 Fillmore st, San Francisco, Ca 94123
This high-end consignment shop is an offshoot of Crossroads Trading Co., but it has a distinctly different feel, with offerings from the likes of Oscar de la Renta, Acne, Vera Wang, and Chloe. And if you want to get a head start, they're throwing a first anniversary party TONIGHT!
1775 Fillmore st
San Francisco, Ca 94123

6. Rose's Café

2298 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123
Score a sunny sidewalk table and nosh on your choice of more traditional American breakfast items or Italian-inspired pastas and pizzas.
2298 Union St
San Francisco, CA 94123

7. Wasteland

1660 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117
If you're mom was a bit of a hippie back in the day, she'll love a trip down memory lane, A.K.A. Haight Street, to shop this expertly-curated vintage haven.
1660 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117

8. Maven

598 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117
It's a bit of a stroll (but a downhill one!) and any mom who loves the funky vintage aesthetic will dig a Death in the Afternoon cocktail with absinthe sorbet.
598 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117

9. Torso Vintages

272 Sutter St, San Francisco, Ca 94108
Tucked among the luxury shopping of Union Square is this treasure trove of high-quality vintage. You'll work up a major appetite perusing the offerings from the past 60+ decades.
272 Sutter St
San Francisco, Ca 94108

10. Grand Cafe

501 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102
If your mom likes the traditional buffet vibe, this lavish French spot does it right, with seafood, an omelet station, pastries, and all the other accoutrements.
501 Geary St
San Francisco, CA 94102

11. La Boutique

414 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94111
If mom loves a peaceful, sophisticated, Swiss/French-inspired shopping experience, she'll love La Boutique. Don't miss the vintage upstairs pop-up shop.
414 Jackson St
San Francisco, CA 94111

12. Quince (or Cotogna next door)

470 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133
Splurge or save, the choice is yours: the $95 brunch at four-star Quince is a special treat (they're usually not open in daylight hours), while its casual sister spot shares its tasty pastas at down-to-earth prices (including a $25 prix fixe).
470 Pacific Ave
San Francisco, CA 94133

13. Seedstore

212 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118
For the casual, stylish mom, Seedstore sells beautiful, indie and locally made clothing and accessories. They have men's too, so you can get a jump on Father's Day shopping as well.
212 Clement St
San Francisco, CA 94118

14. Hong Kong Lounge

5322 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94121
Yeah, you might have to wait in line, but there's nowhere more family-friendly than this bustling dim sum spot (just ask the hundreds of Chinese families who pack it each week).
5322 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94121

15. Barneys New York

77 Ofarrell St, San Francisco, CA 94108
If you and your mom have vastly different styles, this is certainly the place that will please you both.
77 Ofarrell St
San Francisco, CA 94108

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16. Cupola Pizzeria

845 Market St., 4th Fl, Ste 400, San Francisco, CA 94103
If you've got siblings or even Dad in tow, the $30 Feast of All Feasts meal here is a famous steal that will please every palate and belly (generic mall setting be damned).
845 Market St., 4th Fl, Ste 400
San Francisco, CA 94103

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