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Mothers Day brunch in Philly: How to order your mom a fantastic meal during quarantine

Lots of local cafes, bakeries and breakfast spots are still open — and offering takeout.

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Yes, we’re all quarantined in a global pandemic, and yes, Sunday is still Mother’s Day.

The insanity of our current moment is no excuse not to celebrate the woman who raised you — but the socially distant conditions do make it more challenging to celebrate.

Usually treat mom to a delicious brunch spread? Good news: that option isn’t off the table. Many of Philly’s cafes, bakeries and breakfast spots are still open, and they’re offering takeout or delivery this coming weekend.

Here are some local options to pull together a quarantine brunch your mother will appreciate and remember.

Start with coffee 

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You can place an order online for coffee and tea drinks or beans, available for pickup every day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Germantown Espresso Bar

Order your mom a refreshing cold brew if that’s her thing — or some beans to make it herself. Bonus: Follow the shop on social media and maybe you’ll catch a virtual open mic night.

Green Line

Coffee drinks and beans available here, plus a bunch of breakfast items like egg sandwiches, yogurts and baked goods. Pickup available at the Queen Village, Baltimore Avenue and Locust Street locations!

Grindcore

This coffee shop near 4th and Dickinson is still selling drinks, beans and some breakfast options — plus merch if you wanna throw in a mug for mom. Order online and you can select a pickup time.

Ray’s Cafe and Tea House

If you wanna give mom a fancy coffee experience, Ray’s Cafe and Tea House in Chinatown is still selling the good stuff — like siphon coffee and a cold brew that takes 12 hours to produce just a gallon. Give them a call to place an order for takeout.

Rival Bros Coffee

The Rittenhouse and Passyunk Square locations are still open with plenty of delicious drinks and beans available for the Mom’s Day gifting.

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Indulge with baked goods

Bakeshop on 20th

Tons of delicious brunch-style stuff at this Rittenhouse bakery, like scones, cookies, croissants and muffins. And for a contactless pickup, you can call ahead and Venmo them for payment.

Beiler’s Doughnuts

This Philly donut outpost still has a bunch of hours they’re open for pickup. Plus, since they’re inside Reading Terminal Market, you can shop online and order from delivery via Mercado.

Essen Bakery

This Jewish bakery is doing pickup and next-day delivery from its South Philly location. Check out the menu and score mom a yummy chocolate babka, rugelach, cookies or an assortment of bagels.

Federal Donuts

I mean, name something cuter than a bouquet of mini donuts? Call the FedNuts North or South locations ASAP to place your order and you can pick them up on Saturday or Sunday.

Four Worlds Bakery

Loaves of bread and bagels on deck at West Philly’s Four Worlds — or if your mom is bored, try sending her a kit full of baking supplies. Pickup and delivery available daily!

Stock’s Bakery

The famous poundcake bakery finally reopened for takeout orders just a few weeks ago, and they’re ready to take your Mother’s Day orders. Give them a call to place your order and get ready for a socially distant pickup.

Termini Brothers

With fresh cannoli, cookie trays, crumb cakes and pies, Termini Brothers is still open in the Italian Market. Throw in a bag of La Colombe beans and you’ve got yourself a brunch.

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Get down with filling food

Booker’s Restaurant & Bar

A brunch menu that includes cheesecake French toast and fried chicken and waffles with shrimp? Sounds about right. The Cedar Park eatery opens at 10 a.m. daily. Hit them up for takeout or via Uber Eats.

Cafe La Maude

The fusion of Parisian and Lebanese cuisine is still available at Cafe La Maude. They’re open every day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call ahead for a no-contact pickup.

Cafe Lift

Cafe Lift is finally back from quarantine starting on Thursday — just in time to grab mom an insanely delicious eggs benedict. Peep the new takeout menu here.

Desiree’s Breakfast Boutique

Order up an omelette, a huge platter or some mouth-watering seafood breakfasts. From North Broad, Desiree’s is doing delivery on Grub Hub and takeout from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Fitzwater Cafe

This Queen Village cafe is serving plenty of savory egg dishes and sweets like French toast pancakes. Call to place your Mother’s Day order.

Green Eggs Cafe

Need an activity to relieve the quarantine boredom? Green Eggs is selling their famous creme brulee French toast but… disassembled. Pick up a kit to replicate the dish yourself and impress mom.

Luna Cafe

With locations in Old City and Olde Kensington, Luna Cafe set up a whole Mother’s Day menu. There’s a cinnamon bun tray, an adorable quiche and even a combo platter where you can select your fave items. Also… Bloody Mary mix!

Renata’s Kitchen

This Mediterranean spot on Baltimore Avenue opens at 10 a.m. from Wednesday through Sunday. If you love your mom, order her the Shakshouka — aka three eggs poached in warm Moroccan salsa. Yummmmm.

Sabrina’s Cafe

The Art Museum location of this brunch staple is still open for curbside pickup and delivery. The challah French toast will prob make your mom love your forever. Or maybe she already did. I don’t know your life.

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Don’t forget  the booze

The wine and spirits situation in Pennsylvania is still… kind of a mess.

But don’t fret! You can still buy beer and wine at spots all over the city, plus booze from local distilleries. Here’s how to track down alcohol in Philly. Now make your mom a mimosa already.

Want some more? Explore other Philly’s coronavirus response stories.

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