Technically, every day is Mother’s Day, because the love of your mother cannot be replaced by anything or anyone else in the world. And while we do shower our mothers and grandmothers and aunts with love all the time, there’s one day every year where it’s just about them. Our entire lives, our mothers have fed, clothed and cared for us and while you don’t need one day to show your love and affection for what they have done so far, you get this one day to make up for your messes of the last year.
First celebrated in 1908 in the United States, the day has become important all around the world. Different countries celebrate Mother’s Day on different dates, but this year for India, the United States and a few other countries, it’s Sunday, the 8th of May.
Take this opportunity to treat your mother to a fantastic day of pampering. Buy her a gift, a card, a hamper, take her for a spa treatment, but most of all, get her out of the house for a meal – even if you can cook up a storm. So all she has to do is sit there with you while you take care of everything. And lots of cafes and restaurants in the city have special deals just for you and your mom.
Locations: Nungambakkam, Cenotaph Road
Known for their desserts, Sandy’s also has full meals and sandwiches to choose from. Maybe you can even have an exclusively dessert oriented lunch where you can split the cheesecakes and waffles and maybe even a milkshake or two.
Locations: Anna Nagar East, Alwarpet
With the opening of their new outlet in Alwarpet, it’s necessary that you visit them on Sunday. Make it your Mother’s Day breakfast spot, splurge on some pancakes or waffles, sip on some coffee, kick back and relax completely. And if you’re in the mood for dessert for breakfast, nobody is going to stop you.
Locations: Savera Hotel, Besant Nagar, ECR
Just by the name you know that it’s a great place to stop by in the evening for a cup of coffee after you’ve had a nice long day of shopping. They’ve got a long list of coffees to choose from even, from all over the world! Plus, this Sunday, you can sign up for a tea workshop with Snigdha Manchanda of Tea Trunk and make it a great Mother’s Day treat!
Locations: Gopalpuram, R.A Puram
Not a big fan of coffee? Then step into Lloyd’s Tea House for almost any kind of tea you can think of. They’ve got hot and cold teas and even snacks to go with your tea. But make an afternoon of it starting with lunch, dessert (like a Rainbow Cake, perhaps?) and a delicious cup of tea from anywhere in the world.
Location: T. Nagar
Splurge on a delicious European meal for your mother at Basil With a Twist and make it a Mother’s Day she won’t forget! They even have a special offer where if you dine with your mother at the restaurant, take a selfie and upload it to Facebook or Instagram (and tag them), you could win a European Power Lunch for two!
On weekends, they have a high-tea that you cannot miss. Given that the weather improves as the sun goes down, this is a perfect time for you and your mother to spend some time at Amethyst, sipping on tea or coffee and eating scones and cookies. Do it like the English do, in style.
Location: R.A Puram
So much to choose from at L’Amandier. You can either go for their Sunday morning spread or you can avail of an amazing deal if you are there for lunch or dinner. Stop by with your mother for lunch or dinner and get 25% off on your bill! And that’s not all. If you have a favourite recipe from your mother’s book, share it with L’Amandier and you can get a dessert free!
You have so much to choose from at Taj Coromandel this Mother’s Day. From spa treatment at Jiva Grande Spa to a specially designed four-course menu at Prego and a delicious Chinese meal at Golden Dragon or a traditional South Indian spread at Southern Spice and even a 20% discount on food at Anise when you take your mother for lunch.
Did we miss your favourite restaurant or café, let us know in the comments!