Being a parent is hard work! Sometimes, the hardest work comes after work; getting everyone situated, studied, fed and into bed. Even on the weekends, mom never seems to have a day off. So, on that one day a year we call Mother’s Day, mom deserves at least the world! But if the entire world is out of your reach, even a simple brunch will do.

Whether you are a child, a spouse or a friend, treat the moms in your life this Mother’s Day to a complete day off and start it with brunch! A beautiful brunch or breakfast in bed is always the best way to go and mom will appreciate it more than you will ever know. While catering to mom, keep everyone else in mind, too, by trying these simple recipes that are easy to make and customizable to everyone’s taste.

Chef Ercan Ekinci from Green Turtle Market knows a thing or two about brunch, especially for Mother’s Day. “I think for mother, being away from the kitchen is an extra treat,” Ekinci says. “Moms usually cook all throughout the year and this is a special time to take a break to spend with their children and loved ones. Special foods for mom might include quiche, crab cakes, soups, and freshly made salads.”

Here are some recipes that will help you give mom a day off! We’ve also included some great brunch spots below for those who prefer not to cook. Enjoy and have a restful one!

Not in the mood to cook this Mother’s Day? You’re in luck! These Brevard County restaurants offer up tantalizing brunch menus that are perfect for a Mother’s Day feast! Here are just a few of our many favorites that will be open this Mother’s Day.

Green Turtle

855 Eau Gallie Blvd.,
Satellite Beach, FL 32937
Green Turtle will have special Mother’s Day brunch. Call for more information.


1904 Municipal Ln.,
Melbourne, FL 32901
Treat mom to a true southern brunch. Backwater’s menu includes something for everyone: pulled pork eggs Benedict, fried green tomatoes and spinach eggs Benedict, biscuits and gravy (they even have a vegetarian version), grilled mac ‘n cheese sandwich, pecan catfish sandwich, and more.

Crush Eleven

11 Riverside Dr.,
Cocoa, FL 32922
Try a true farm-to-table brunch with mom that includes some out-of-this-world plates like: tropical carrot cake pancakes, country fried Berkshire pork chop, bunny and waffles, French press and cold brew coffees and house-made sticky bun-flavored coffee creamer.

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