Food & Drink

Where to take any type of mom on her special day

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If there's one thing your mom is totally good at, it's giving birth to extremely handsome children (sorry, sis). If there's one thing she's not good at, it's giving birth to extremely handsome children who also know where to get awesome, mom-friendly brunch in SF. Lucky for you though, our mom is totally good at producing the handsome brunch-knowing kids

Nervous Regarding the World MomThe Tipsy Pig2231 Chestnut St; Marina; 415.292.2300Situated in a neighborhood that won't just make your worried mom feel safe but also probably like she needs a pair of Lululemon pants, The Tipsy Pig is a fantastic brunch spot with amazing food and amazing cocktails which'll help you cope with your mom's constant nagging about your earthquake preparedness. Don't worry, read the full story!

Foodie MomMaven598 Haight St; Lower Haight; 415.829.7982Since your mom raised you right and always made sure you had two-hour, homemade, locally sourced mac-n-cheese instead of boxed stuff growing up, pay her back by taking her to a gourmet-tastic brunch with items just like that, including the Southern Style Eggs Benny (with suckling pig) that you definitely need to pair with Billionaire's Bacon and a Death in the Afternoon (Champagne and absinthe sorbet). Impress her taste buds by reading more here...

Mom Who Hates Your Life ChoicesCentral Kitchen782 Florida St; The Mission; 415.826.7004If your mom won't stop critiquing your roommates (mainly, the fact that you have any) and your girlfriend (mainly that she didn't choose her for you), make sure she can't critique the meal by taking her to one of the classiest/most talked-about restaurants in the city... and hope she's paying.Regain some respect by reading the full story

Party MomBisou Bistro2367 Market St; The Castro; 415.556.6200Since your mom uncomfortably insists you help her reenact How Stella Got Her Groove Back, get your party on with Mom at this Lime-ish replacement complete with bottomless mimosas and club music... Oh God, why is it so loud?? Mom! Get off the table!!Get ready to party with the full story

Very Old MomStarbelly3583 16th St; The Castro; 415.252.7500If your mom isn't a big fan of all those noisy restaurants, you'll want to take her here and grab a seat on the back patio where, along with enjoying delicious food, your mom will actually be able to hear you speak, though you'll still have to patiently explain what a "Myface" is.Show her you care about her brittle bones by reading the full story

Wood-walled interior at The Tipsy Pig
A delicious egg at Maven
Tables at Central Kitchen
Party bunnies at Bisou Bistro
The sun deck at Starbelly