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Hawaiian French Toast

Roundabout Grill inside the Whitney Peak Hotel hosts a four-course brunch on Mother’s Day with creative menu items such as the Hawaiian French toast.

She gave birth to you, raised you, fed and clothed you … the least you can do is take Mom to brunch this Mother’s Day. Fortunately, these 10 Reno-Tahoe spots are serving up something special just for the occasion:



1. Two Chicks

Two Chicks serves up classic breakfast items with a creative twist. Though a wait is usually required, the modern diner’s fare can’t be missed: sweet potato skillets, chorizo and eggs, sourdough pancake dippers with bacon inside, and freshly baked buttermilk biscuits and gravy, to name a few.

752 S. Virginia St., Reno •


2. Daughters Cafe

For a delicious meal out that feels like home cooking, head to the family-run Daughters Cafe for Mother’s Day brunch. Inside the bright red Victorian home on the corner of First and Bell streets, enjoy simple-yet-elegant dishes such as the apple, goat cheese, and walnut omelet, eggs in a hole with apple donuts, or the Dutch baby with sausage and fruit.

97 Bell St., Reno •


3. The Stone House Café

Take Mom to The Stone House Café for a decadent brunch on the colorful garden patio. For those with a sweet tooth, try the Bing cherry French toast or Paul’s Waffle topped with crumbled bacon and caramelized pecans. For a savory meal, dig into the seafood scrambler with cheesy Dungeness crab, lobster and shrimp drizzled in hollandaise, or the chili verde omelet with homemade sauce, pulled pork, and fresh guacamole.

1907 S. Arlington Ave., Reno •


4. Midtown Eats

For a laid-back brunch, head to the hip Midtown Eats for Mother’s Day. Kick off the meal with a blood orange or cardamom bellini before diving into the Midtown Benedict — ciabatta topped with mortadella (italian sausage), poached eggs, and citrus hollandaise — or the Reno Mess French Toast, made with brioche, fruit, whipped cream, and meringue.

18 Cheney St., Reno •


5. chez louie

Listen to live music while brunching at chez louie on Sunday. Located inside the Nevada Museum of Art, the French-inspired café elevates brunch with menu items such as smoked salmon crêpes with capers, shallots, dill cream cheese, and lemon crème fraîche or the crème brûlée French toast served with grilled figs, vanilla bean whipped cream, and applewood smoked bacon. Added bonus: Take Mom for a stroll through the museum afterward.

160 W. Liberty St., Reno •


6. Roundabout Grill

Located within the Whitney Peak Hotel, Roundabout Grill gives guests the option of indulging in a four-course meal on Mother’s Day, starting off with a basket of baked goodies and moving on to a fruit martini. Choose from a variety of options for course three — including apricot granola hot cakes, crab and artichoke benedict, and Hawaiian French toast — before topping off the meal with a rhubarb rose cobbler. Orders can also be made à la carte.

255 N. Virginia Ave.,


7. Café at Adele’s

Pork belly benedict, smoked salmon Riviera-style pizza, Dungeness crab crêpes — these are the sorts of creative concoctions coming out of Café at Adele’s. Using Nevada-grown products, the eclectic eatery has been serving up food for 40 years inside an 1874 home originally built for the state’s Attorney General.

1112 N Carson St., Carson


8. M.S. Dixie II

Hop aboard the M.S. Dixie II to enjoy a Mother’s Day brunch out on Lake Tahoe. The two-hour cruise to Emerald Bay includes an extensive breakfast buffet (and bar) with stunning views of the lake from the 500-passenger paddle wheeler.

760 U.S. 50 Zephyr Cove •


9. Edgewood Tahoe

Treat Mom to a day by the lake at Edgewood Tahoe’s annual Mother’s Day Champagne brunch. The resort’s lavish buffet includes a huge array of breakfast dishes, an omelet station, a large seafood display, and bottomless champagne, mimosas, and bellinis. Nosh on cheese blintzes with strawberry sauce, oysters, apple fritter French toast, or seared Hudson Valley duck breast with blueberry port demi inside the clubhouse before taking a stroll along the beach. Top the meal off with raspberry macarons, peanut butter cheesecake bites, or mini coconut cupcakes.

100 Lake Pkwy., Stateline


10. Manzanita

Take a family hike on the 2.3-mile Sawmill Lake loop near The Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe before heading into the hotel for a 5-star brunch experience at Manzanita. Indulge in unlimited Champagne and Bloody Marys while choosing from an array of seasonally inspired breakfast items, chilled seafood, salads, and charcuterie.

13031 Ritz-Carlton Highlands Court, Truckee •


Claire Cudahy is a Zephyr Cove-based writer whose idea of a good time is sampling olive oil, touring farms, and learning how to make pasta. If she’s not daydreaming about how to get a goat cheese creamery off the ground, she’s probably out hiking around Lake Tahoe. You can reach her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 





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