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Procrastinator's guide to Mother's Day brunch

Procrastinator's guide to Mother's Day brunch: 11 new spots guaranteed to please Mom

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Funky Chicken and waffles
The chicken and waffles at Funky Chicken are a surefire hit for mom. Courtesy of Funky Chicken
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The newly renovatedSpindletop, atop the Hyatt Regency, has a special Mother's Day brunch. Photo by Taggart Sorensen/Hyatt Regency Houston/Facebook
Lemon buttermilk souffle hotcakes from Bradley's Fine Diner
The lemon buttermilk souffle hotcakes from Bradley's Fine Diner will surely appeal to any mom with a sweet tooth. Courtesy of Bradley's Fine Diner
Coltivare hamburger burger April 2014
Treat mom to a low-key brunch at Coltivare for tasty burgers and pizzas. Photo by Eric Sandler
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Vallone's luxurious brunch is the perfect place to pamper mom this Sunday. Vallone's
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Funky Chicken and waffles
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Lemon buttermilk souffle hotcakes from Bradley's Fine Diner
Coltivare hamburger burger April 2014
Vallone's steak image

Forgot to make plans for Mother's Day? Well, that's no problem at all since CultureMap has assembled a list of Houston's hottest new brunch spots offering up tasty treats to celebrate Mom's big day. All but one of these eateries weren't around a year ago and that one has been spiffed up with an unforgettable view. 

TRENZA
Highlights: Trenza is offering a special brunch menu for Mom that includes crab cakes, duck confit wraps and chorizo and black bean tostadas. Feeling thirsty? Be sure to complete your meal with a mimosa, Bloody Mary or fresh squeezed juice.
Available: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost per person: Varies (menu items priced from $10 to $15 and children 8 and under eat free)
Reservations: 713-526-1414 or OpenTable

PICO'S MEX-MEX
Highlights: Pico's features an extensive Mexican brunch buffet on Mother's Day at the new Upper Kirby establishment. Enjoy traditional items like paella, ceviche, chilaquiles and tamales, as well as tasty sweets like tres leches cake and churros. Make sure you treat mom to a $12 bottomless mimosa!
Available: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost per person: $39 for adults, $15 for children 6-12, free for children 6 and under
Reservations: 832-831-9940

60 DEGREES MASTERCRAFTED
Highlights: In honor of Moms everywhere, 60 Degrees Mastercrafted offers a special brunch menu that includes chicken-spinach enchiladas, steak and eggs and the signature bacon breakfast burger, as well as stunners like the "Benedict Duo" (made with crab cakes and tasso ham) and crispy chicken and waffles. The meal price also includes access to the restaurant's cold buffet featuring house-made salads, charcuterie, smoked fish and assorted baked goods. 
Available: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost per person: $47 for adults, $15 for kids 12 and under
Reservations: 713-360-7757 or OpenTable

BRADLEY'S FINE DINER
Highlights: Bradley's Fine Diner hosts a Mother's Day brunch featuring a wide array of delectable options like vanilla bean French toast, corned beef hash and lemon buttermilk souffle hotcakes. All diners will receive homemade lemon cream and rhubarb pop tarts courtesy of Bradley's.
Available: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost per person: Varies (around $30)
Reservations: 832-831-5939 or Yelp

VALLONE'S 
Highlights: Vallone's pre-fixe Mother's Day brunch is perfect for showing Mom how much you care. With choices ranging from braised shortrib tortellini and ahi tuna tartare to chicken fried steak and brioche french toast, you're sure to find something for everyone.
Available: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost per person: $45
Reservations: 713-395-6100 or OpenTable

FUNKY CHICKEN
Highlights: Celebrate Mother's Day all day at Funky Chicken in the Heights. With simple offerings like fried chicken, waffles and biscuit sandwiches, it would be hard for any mom to resist Funky Chicken's tasty fare.
Available: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost per person: Varies (entrees range from $10 to $15)
Reservations: 832-924-4655

OSTERIA MAZZANTINI
Highlights: Osteria Mazzantini is offering a special three-course brunch menu for mom, featuring items like traditional Italian pastries, shrimp and asparagus risotto, grilled hangar steak and baked cod. For something sweet, check out the chocolate panna cotta, key lime budino or pine nut torte.
Available: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost per person: $59 for adults, $25 for children
Reservations: 713-993-9898 or online

DISH SOCIETY
Highlights: Dish Society's Mother's Day brunch is serving up the tasty farm-to-table fare they're known for. With options like shrimp and grits, Nutella french toast and pork belly hash, everyone will feel like celebrating and mom's visiting for brunch will each receive a flower.
Available: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost per person: Varies (entrees range from $5 to $15)
Reservations: 832-538-1060

SPINDLETOP
Highlights: Spindletop, the newly renovated spinning restaurant atop the Hyatt Regency in downtown Houston, is hosting a special brunch this Mother's Day. Start with a lavender salted shrimp panzanella salad then choose from one of five entrees such as gulf redfish, rosemary roasted chicken or jalapeno and meyer lemon glazed Alaskan halibut. Finish your meal off with a delicious dessert like mojito cheesecake or a pecan strawberry tartlet.
Available: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost per person: $70 for adults, $22 for children
Reservations: 713-375-4775

COLTIVARE
Highlights: If you're looking to treat Mom to a more low-key brunch, Coltivare is offering regular lunch service on Sunday. The farm-to-table establishment offers options like their bacon and eggs pizza (made with pancetta), wood grilled chicken sandwich and chili basil chicken wings, as well as dessert options such as wood roasted strawberry crostata and seasonal gelato flavors.
Available: 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Cost per person: Varies (entrees priced between $10 and $15)
Reservations: The restaurant does not take reservations. 

LOWBROW
Highlights: Treat Mom to Jason Kerr's cuisine at Montrose's new brunch hotspot. To mix things up on Mother's Day, Lowbrow will serve a special four-course menu that includes kale and strawberry salad and crab cake benedict. It even includes a demi-carafe of mimosas to make listening to a lecture about maybe it's time to settle down and deliver a couple of grandchildren easier. The regular menu will also be available, but those options won't be nearly as much fun. 
Available: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost per person: $50 for the prix fixe.
Reservations: reservations@lowbrowhouston.com

Want more suggestions? Check out our Mother's Day brunch guide from last year.

Did we miss a new favorite? Let us know in the comments section below.

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