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Sunday brunch is always fun, but it’s extra special when you’re celebrating Mom. Show your appreciation for the mom or maternal figure in your life with a decadent and well-deserved meal that’s coming from somewhere other than her kitchen. Here are six Louisville restaurants that will be serving up brunch specials specifically for Mother’s Day. Whether you make a reservation early, grab a to-go meal ahead of time or end up at a walk-in-only eatery at the last minute, just make sure brunch on Sunday, May 9 is all about Mom!

Where to Get Mother’s Day Brunch in Louisville

Barn8 Restaurant

10500 W. Highway 42, Goshen, Kentucky 40026 • (502) 398-9289

Executive Chef Alison Settle will be highlighting local produce and proteins in a specially curated, seasonal menu for Mother’s Day. Enjoy a farm-to-table brunch experience with a variety of items to choose from. A few of Chef Settle’s offerings will include a Spanish tortilla, made with an egg and potato “tortilla,” burrata, Benton’s ham, herbs and ramp oil; shakshuka, comprised of grilled za’atar focaccia, feta, herbs and Woodland Farm eggs; smoked trout croquettes, made with herbed crème fraiche, pickled red onions and herbs; and a raspberry-passionfruit pavlova. After you and Mom have had your fill, explore the store or tour the working thoroughbred farm.

Brunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reservations can be made at or by calling the restaurant directly.

Mother's Day brunch Louisville: shakshuka from Barn8

Barn8‘s Mother’s Day brunch menu includes shakshuka — a combination of grilled za’atar focaccia, feta, herbs and Woodland Farm eggs. Image: Barn8

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Brasserie Provence

150 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy., Louisville, KY 40222 • (502) 883-3153

Give Mom some Southern French comfort food with various choices at a three-course brunch. Appetizer options include a Groganica Farms lettuce salad, gazpacho soup, portobello mushroom ravioli or a tomato goat cheese tart. Entrée selections consist of grilled hanger steak with potato hash, asparagus and shallot tarragon butter; roasted French-cut chicken breast with parmesan green pea risotto and Frondosa Farms mushroom sauce; grilled salmon with caramelized onion polenta cake, heirloom baby carrots and lemon herb velouté; shrimp persillade with camargue rice, provençale tomato and garlic parsley butter sauce; and artichoke and bell pepper quiche with French fries and mesclun salad. For dessert, mom can choose from a chocolate macaron cake, vanilla crème brûlée, raspberry chocolate sacher cake or and a key lime tart. Children younger than 12 can enjoy a croque-monsieur with brioche, ham, gruyère cheese, béchamel and French fries; or a gruyère cheeseburger and fries.

Brunch is $49 per adult and $19 per child, plus tax and gratuity. Seating is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and reservations are required. Call the restaurant or visit to save your seat.

Shrimp persillade from Brasserie Provence

The shrimp persillade from Brasserie Provence includes Camargue rice, provençale tomato, and garlic-parsley butter sauce. Image: Stacy Duncan

CASK Southern Kitchen & Bar

9980 Linn Station Rd., Louisville, KY 40223 • (502) 614-6499

Chef de Cuisine Chase Schnatter created the “Ma-ffle” just for Mother’s Day. The $12 red velvet waffle with cream cheese glaze and powdered sugar comes with a choice of one side. CASK is also offering the “You’re Mom-believable,” a cocktail whipped up by bar manager Erin Strong. The $6 drink is a mix of vodka, raspberries, mint and prosecco.

These brunch specials as well as the regular brunch menu will be served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Due to COVID restrictions and limited seating, reservations are available only for parties of five or more. Call to reserve a table or walk in to take advantage of ample indoor and outdoor seating.

Mother's Day brunch Louisville: red velvet waffle and cocktail from CASK Southern Kitchen & Bar

Treat Mom to a “Ma-ffle” and a “You’re Mom-believable” cocktail from CASK Southern Kitchen & Bar. Image: Angela Gerkins

Fork & Barrel

2244 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, KY 40206 • (502) 907-3675

Order ahead to have brunch ready for mom as soon as she awakes on Mother’s Day. Fork & Barrel’s to-go meals are labeled with reheating instructions — all you have to do is heat and serve. Meals include a choice of quiche (made with pancetta goat cheese, mushroom and spinach; or spinach, roasted red pepper, caramelized onion and white cheddar), chicken salad with mini croissants, fruit salad and strawberry shortcake. Each order is $75 and serves four; additional quiches can be added for $22. Make it a complete meal with a $35 mimosa kit, which includes fresh-squeezed orange juice and a bottle of prosecco.

Call the restaurant or email [email protected] to place an order by Tuesday, May 4 (that’s today!). All orders will be ready for curbside pickup on Saturday, May 8, from 2 to 5 p.m.

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1606 Bardstown Rd., Louisville, KY 40205 • (502) 365-1921
11400 Main St., Louisville, KY 40243 • (502) 742-1426

Both LouVino locations are putting their regular brunch menu on pause just for Mom. On Sunday, May 9 only, they will be offering a special, pre-fixe Mother’s Day menu. Fresh-baked croissants and fruit will be served to each table upon arrival, then guests can choose from pancake tacos with bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, cheese and spiced maple dipping sauce; a farmer’s market breakfast scramble with chef’s whim of eggs, vegetables and cheese and a side salad; a breakfast plate with bacon, hash brown casserole, two over-easy eggs and a biscuit; biscuits ‘n gravy with two biscuits, house goetta gravy and a sunny-side up egg; Brussels sprouts salad with seasonal veggie salsa, cilantro lime vinaigrette and grilled or fried chicken; or a croissant BLT sandwich with fried green tomato, bacon, cheddar, an over-easy egg and maple mustard.

Brunch is $23 plus tax and gratuity and includes biscuit doughnuts with anglaise for dessert. Protein can be added on to any dish, as can a variety of sides for $4. Children younger than 12 can dine on pancakes, scrambled eggs and bacon for $12.50 plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are recommended and can be made at Outdoor seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Croissant BLT from LouVino

LouVino‘s croissant BLT includes fried green tomato, bacon, cheddar, an over-easy egg and maple mustard. Image: LouVino

Mother's Day brunch Louisville: Country Doughnuts from LouVino

Top off brunch at LouVino with some biscuit doughnuts served with anglaise. Image: LouVino

Swizzle Dinner & Drinks

140 N Fourth St., 25th Floor, Louisville, KY 40202 • (502) 252-2500

Bring Mom downtown to enjoy brunch in a rotating restaurant 25 floors up. Brunch at Swizzle starts with breakfast breads, yogurt parfaits and deviled eggs. Guests can then order small plates from an all-you-can-eat menu, which boasts steak and eggs, chicken and waffles, shrimp and grits, and more. For dessert, every table is offered fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies, macarons, apple tarte tatin and pineapple upside-down cake. For Mother’s Day only, the usual Sunday brunch menu is $49 for adults and $20 for children, which includes shaved prime rib as well as one mimosa per adult. The seafood platter, carnivore platter, shrimp cocktail and charcuterie add-ons will be available for an additional charge.

Call the restaurant or visit to reserve a table.

Shrimp cocktail from Swizzle

Swizzle offers a shrimp cocktail add-on during its Mother’s Day brunch. Image: Swizzle

Mother's Day brunch Louisville: Swizzle

Don’t forget to order Mom a mimosa! Image: Swizzle

Happy Mother’s Day, Louisville!


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