7 Last Minute Mother's Day Dates - Melb

Mother's Day is coming up reaaal fast and we've made an executive decision that a lavender scented bath & body set won't make the mark this year.

Literally. If you've already purchased one, promptly return it. (You're welcome Mum.) Instead, we've crafted up 7 magical Mother's Day dates - fit with food AND a fun activity nearby.

Because your Mum is worth more than an obscure kitchen appliance or a pair of slippers.



Brunetti + Wonderland Exhibition

Take your Mum on an adventure, and experience the magic of 153 years of Wonderland. Meet Alice in every stages, and follow her adventures in the progression to story's 2016 take. Quirky, fascinating and just a liiiittle bit creepy. Tickets here!


For food...

Visit to Brunetti on Flinders Lane - an iconic Italian cafe renowned for outstanding coffee, gelato, and pastries both savoury and sweet. The cookies here won't even make you grow to the size of a house.

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Charisma Workshop + The Wizard of Oz

Bring your Mum, bring your Nan! The all time classic musical, The Wizard of Oz will be showing twice this Mother's Day. Now, it is more relatable than ever... Be real now; we all want a pair of red bottoms, and to be able to "there's no place like home" yourself all the way to your Mum's kitchen after a sad bowl of Mi Goreng.
Anyway, tickets here!

For food...

Take a short stroll through the city to Charisma Workshop! Great coffee, amazing brunch and some of the prettiest desserts you'll ever see. A great spot for before or after the show.

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Izakaya Chuji + Op Shopping

Discover Melbourne's vintage shopping scene, and scour the cities best second hand stores. As a convenient extra - you'll probably be able to afford to buy her whatever she likes. We'd recommend checking out RetroStar - it's a bit more $$$ but you'll find treasure every dang time. Cue the dressing room montage.

For food...

Maintain those vintage vibezzz. Established in 1989, Izakaya Chuji is one of Australia's oldest authentic Izakaya-style dining experiences. Catch up with Mum over some share plates, sake and Japanese beer.

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Sarti + Fitzroy Gardens Conservatory

Grab a coffee, pack some snacks and head to the Fitzroy Gardens with Mum! While you're there, visit the Fitzroy Gardens Conservatory. It's a great place to sit amongst the flowers and have a quality catch up (or gossip.) 💅


For food...

Visit Sarti! Fusing traditional and comtemporary Italian cuisine, Chef Paolo has crafted a 3 course Mother's Day menu that's sure to make Mum's day one to remember.
Check out the full menu and make your booking here!

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Girls & Boys + Big Vegan Market

Vegan Mumma? We got u. This year, The Big Vegan Market falls on Mother's Day, and promises to be bustling with vendors offering amazing vegan food, drinks, craft, fashion and skincare.

For food..

Next up, Girls & Boys Fitzroy! All vegan desserts, including donuts, ice cream sandwiches, pimped out soft serve, gelato, smoothies and cold pressed juices.


High Tea + TDE

Treat yo' Mum! Take her to The Daily Edited in David Jones and let her pick out something pretty to have personalised. TDE have released a series of limited edition mongoram messages just for Mother's Day - or, you can even get your own handwriting monogrammed!

For food...

Myer's (freakin' gorgeous) Mural Hall is hosting a Mother's Day High Tea - with bubbles, scrumptuious sweets, savoury snacks and live entertainment. This year it is supporting the Royal Women's Hospital, so you can eat good WHILE you do good. 😏 Tickets here!

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Resto Bobo + Harp in The Gardens

What is tranquility? A day of French dining and the magical sounds of the harp in a pretty garden. 👼 Start your Mother's Day date at "Harp in the Gardens: Nature's Inspirations" - a meditative harp experience by Michael Johnson in the Royal Botanic Gardens. Tickets here!


For food...

Head to Resto Bobo and enjoy, wine, cocktails, cheese boards and tarte flambée (French pizza that's light, ultra-thin and topped with premium ingredients.) Make sure you get Mum one of the Cognac Espresso martinis. Make sure you book for this one!

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