If you’d rather not celebrate Mother’s Day reminding your little ones which fork to use and pleading with them to sit still, trade in the white-tablecloth brunch for a relaxed, family-friendly spot. Here’s a roundup of local eateries that offer delicious food in an environment where you can kick-back, give them the iPad, and enjoy being treated like a queen!
Meli-Melo – Sweet and savory crepes, freshly pressed juices, and a little shopping on Greenwich Avenue…what’s not to love. 362 Greenwich Ave, Greenwich, (203) 629-6153
Lorca – Churros and cortados for breakfast? Yes, please! Double dip freshly fried dough in caramel and chocolate sauce at this small but standout spot in the heart of downtown Stamford. 125 Bedford Street, Stamford, 203.504.2847
Estia’s American – Delicious in Darien! Estia’s menu boasts Cal-Mex inspired brunch items (Happy Jack’s Breakfast Burrito), anyone?) and some nifty breakfast bowls too! 1020 Boston Post Rd, Darien, (203) 202-7051
Mama’s Boy Southern Table & Refuge – Kids are always welcome at Mama’s Boy in South Norwalk (it’s even NAMED after a kid!), but the spectacular Bloody Marys are all about the adults. 19 North Water Street South Norwalk,203-956-7171
Little Barn – Do your kids eat like they belong in a barn? Hit up Little Barn in Westport for fantastic pancakes, omlettes. Sorry, no oats, but they do make a pretty mean quiche. 1050 Post Rd E, Westport (203) 557-8501
Rosie – Noisy, casual, fun, and the food is fantastic! Breakfast is served all day, but arrive early or you’ll wait at this popular New Canaan breakfast spot. 27 Elm St, New Canaan, (203) 966-8998
New Station House Cafe – Local cuisine in a cozy, casual setting. Amazing prices for top notch quality food in West Redding. 3 Side Cut Road, West Redding, 203-664-1577
Olde Blue Bird Inn – Light, fluffy pancakes will give mom reason to ditch the low-carb diet just for today. Olde Blue Bird’s charm-filled rural location in Easton allows time to take in the spring blooms. 363 Black Rock Tpke, Easton
The Corner – Connecticut Magazine gives this Milford eatery kudos for their incredible stuffed French toast (several different kinds, but in my humble opinion, the tres leches French toast is the hands-down winner). If you think that’s inventive, you’ll have to try the Indian pulled duck, African hash, and mother’s day special…alligator gumbo. Lots of mouthwatering traditional breakfast/brunch items here too for the less adventurous. 105 River St, Milford, Phone:(203) 882-1150
Have a favorite casual, kid-friendly breakfast spot? Add to the the list in our comments section!