Mother’s Day is the one day each year where mums around the country kick back, relax and let their kids make them feel special. There are a bunch of tried and tested ways to do this at home, from thoughtful bouquets of flowers to breakfast in bed, but if you want to take mum out on the town this year, here are some excellent suggestions no matter what her taste.
Sundays are made for brunch and Sydney is full of excellent options mum will love, no matter what her style. Relax and unwind at Storehouse on the Park which sits just off Rushcutters Bay Park. With a free Bellini as part of their Mother's Day brunch - they had us at hello! Is she a fan of small, cosy cafes away from the crowds? Try Oratnek a few blocks from Central Station or The Little Kitchen in Coogee. Maybe she likes buzzing beachside eateries? Head to Jo & Willy’s Depot in North Bondi or Hemingway’s in Manly. If she’s a lady who likes eating outside the box, take her to Boon in the CBD for a delicious Asian take on the first meal of the day or Sefa Kitchen in Bondi for Middle Eastern breakfast share plates.
Does your mum have a sweet tooth? Then high tea is your best option for the day. The Tea Room in QVB is the city’s most iconic option and offers 35 different teas, plush seating and the most delectable lemon meringue pies on the market. For something a little homelier, head to The Tea Cosy in The Rocks. Scones are their specialty and each batch is proudly made according to a generations-old family recipe: how scrumptious.
If your mum appreciates art more than food, consider one of these options for the day. Head to the MCA in Circular Quay and stroll around the exhibitions before treating mum to a coffee and piece of cake on the beautiful rooftop café. You could also book you and your mum into Julia Morris’s one woman show, Lift and Separate, at the Opera House in the evening. Funny, uplifting and a little bit naughty, this one is perfect for mother-daughter bonding. Finally, Cork & Chroma is offering one of their trademark wine and art sessions this Mother’s Day. Bring mum’s favourite bottle of wine and come prepared to create a masterpiece under the gentle guidance of one of the resident artists.
The Great Outdoors
Start the day with a peaceful Hatha yoga session above the ocean at beautiful Wylie’s Baths. The session begins at 9am, meaning mum can still have a sleep in and you’ll both be ready for coffee and a croissant afterwards. If she likes the outdoors but isn’t big on group exercise, why not take her to Centennial Park? You can take a nice stroll, grab a coffee from the café and unfurl a picnic rug for a lovely relaxing meal as you watch the world go by.
Wine and Dine
If your mum’s a foodie or doesn’t mind a cheeky cocktail, Sydney has plenty of venues perfect for spoiling her rotten. Try Chiswick at the Gallery for Matt Moran’s award-winning food, Anason in Barangaroo for deliciously authentic Turkish fare, Spice Alley in Chippendale (followed by dessert at nearby Koi) for all things Asian, or North Bondi Fish for long lunches with a million dollar view.