The warm weather has finally arrived and just in time for Mother’s Day this weekend. If you would like to go above and beyond the standard flowers/card gift combo, you’re in luck because Montreal is gleaming with Mother’s day activities.
For starters, the city is known for its abundance of trendy brunch restaurants. Treat your mom to a Mimosa and a breakfast that’s better than just eggs and bacon. If you would like to take a different route, spend the afternoon together and make her feel like royalty by enjoying high tea time and maybe even a glass of champagne. Of course, there is also the classic spa treatment, a gift that is always appreciated and well deserved for any mother.
Here are a few fabulous places to take her this weekend:
Le H4C 538 Pl Saint-Henri Montreal, QC H4C2R6
If you would like to take her some place nice and a little more on the sophisticated side, Le H4C in Saint-Henri will surely impress her. This fine dining restaurant is both sleek and modern, which compliments the innovative food platters and cooking techniques. Indulge in their homemade jams, spread onto a fresh brioche or order their scrambled eggs served with toast points, sturgeon caviar, fresh cream dill and an English muffin. Talk about a gourmet experience.
Arts Café 201 Avenue Fairmount O, Montréal, QC H2T 2M8
This cafe is a true gem located on Fairmount Street. The décor is simply adorable, with vintage details and windows dressed with pretty hanging light bulbs. It’s a cozy-casual place where you and your mom can sip on cappuccinos and get lost in long afternoon talks. The menu is not overwhelming and includes a variety of different flavored dishes. If you are looking for something on the lighter side, order the Granola with wild berries, Greek yogurt, lemon curd, candied walnuts and hemp hearts. From Besnier Waffles to Cod Cakes with poached eggs, this bohemian inspired restaurant is perfect for spending quality time on mother’s day. If you are lucky, snatch a table outside and enjoy the sunshine!
High Tea at the Ritz 1228 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal, QC H3G 1H6
Make a reservation for high tea at the Ritz Carlton. This legendary city landmark is breathtakingly beautiful. After the two million dollar renovation, the hotel feels like something out of a magnificent old Hollywood film. Order the entire service, which includes a glass of champagne, a choice of tea and a beautiful platter of mini sandwiches, scones and to die for pastries. The grandness of the establishment might have you drinking your tea with your pinky finger pointed up. This mother’s day idea is a unique option that will surely be memorable. You can also check out High Tea time offered at Birks or The Queen Elizabeth Hotel.
Spa Diva: Mother Daughter Package 1455, Peel Street, Level 4, Les Cours Mount-Royal
Moms have a tendency not to take enough time for themselves. We know this story all too well and that’s why Mother’s day is the perfect opportunity to give your mom the chance to relax and feel beautiful. Treat her to a relaxing spa day package. If you’re a daughter, Spa Diva is offering a mother-daughter special which includes an haute couture manicure and pedicure, a 2 course lunch with chocolate dipped strawberries, a glass of wine and a gift bag. There is also a deluxe package available that includes a 50 minute massage. After all, what’s a spa day without a massage? Spa Diva is located right downtown, which makes it easy to take her for a bit to eat or do a little shopping before pampering her at the spa.