While we should be celebrating the moms of the world every day, there’s one special day of the year where we can shamelessly dote over their heroism. And what better way to do so than with brunch? In Columbia SC, there are more Mother’s Day events and brunch specials than we can keep up with. Here’s a sampling of places to take your mom (or a mom you want to treat!).  

Plan Ahead

We’ve cut down some of the research for you. Check out these Mother’s Day specials and get your name on the list but act fast – these spots are filling up quickly. 

Mother’s Day Brunch at The Corley Mill House & Garden

11:00 AM & 1:00 PM seatings | Details Here

Includes an expansive brunch menu that will have your mouth watering, with items like a grits bar and bacon wrapped pork tenderloin. 

Tickets: $39 adults, $17 children 5 – 11, Free children under 4

Spotted Salamander Mother’s Day Brunch

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Details Here

The menu hasn’t been posted but trust us – anything you get at Spotted Salamander is going to be dynamite. Plus, they aren’t usually open on the weekends so this is a special treat. Must call ahead to reserve a spot. 

Moms, Mimosas and Makeovers

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Details Here

Combine a light brunch, unlimited mimosas, skincare and wardrobe demonstrations + giveaways, and this might just be the recipe for a perfect mother/daughter day.

Tickets: $25

Mother’s Day Brunch at Swamp Cabbage Brewery

11:30 AM – 2:30 PM | Details Here

Includes a four-course meal + dessert by the Belgian Waffle Truck, all while enjoying the casual and eclectic vibe of one of Columbia’s first breweries

Tickets: $30

Mother’s Day Dinner at Hendrix

5:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Details Here

Pick from the full dinner menu at one of Columbia’s newest hot spots and grab cocktails and dessert on the rooftop before or after your meal. 

Must call ahead to reserve a spot.

Mother’s Day at the Market Afternoon Tea

12:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Details Here

Think a three-course afternoon tea with classics like tea sandwiches and scones. Don’t wait! This one is almost full.

Tickets: $21


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Keep it Casual

Fueled by mimosas and some quality time, connect with mom over the most important meal of the day – an impromptu brunch. Here are just a few spots in Columbia where you can share bubbles and gossip about the rest of the family – no reservations required. 

While typically known for its pizza & pasta dishes, Za’s on Devine has become a new brunch favorite for many. Think Mimosa Buckets for $12 and Breakfast Pizza with spinach & artichoke dip as the base. We will take one of those to go, too, please.

Tazza Kitchen, located in Forest Acres, is becoming well-known for its seasonal cocktail-menus and boasts unique brunch items like the Brick Oven Avocado (covered in brown butter breadcrumbs). Sit on their patio to bask in some Carolina sunshine, or cool off at the bar inside and watch as their mixologist whips up your drinks.

If you have a #coolmom who likes a relaxed atmosphere and pups galore, River Rat Brewery may be your brunch of choice. They’ve been trying out some new recipes to go along with your brew or Prosecco Pop. Bonus - If you’re a new mom and just want to treat yourself with kids in tow, the rat cave is super kid-friendly equipped with new turf grass and kids’ toys in the yard.

A little friendly competition never hurts, right? Head to The Grand for a side of boutique bowling and arcade games with your meal. The food is not your typical bowling alley menu – think Bread Pudding French Toast and Lobster Benedict. 

1626 on Main is serving up a brunch buffet equipped with an omelet station, biscuits & gravy, cinnamon rolls, and so much more. Plus, you can build your own Bloody Mary or Mimosa. While you’re there, you’ll be able to catch some live music (Jazz on Saturdays & Hymns on Sundays). 


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Gift Guide

Now, what should you bring mom for your special date? Don’t come empty-handed! Uptown on Main has everything from personalized gifts, to glassware, to accessories, to kitchen goods and more. Not sure where to start? Just strike up a conversation with one of their associates and you’ll have a mom-approved gift basket in no time.  

Or, hit up Soda City Market on Saturdays for unique, local goods like Adam’s Apple Butter, jewelry from Hippie-Do-Da Creations, bags from Nana by Sally, or kitchen ware at Mast General Store. If she really is the lady who has everything, create a custom bouquet of flowers at the market – flowers are always a yes.


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Check out our calendar for more things to do in Columbia on Mother’s Day weekend + our brunch guide for more places you have to try when you visit.