14 last minute ideas for Mother’s Day

Still undecided on what to do for Mothers Day? Here are some last minute suggestions for how you can treat your mum to something delicious today.

Treat her to breakfast

1. Californian inspired at Bakers & Co

The bright and sunny interior at Bakers & Co is sure to lift any mums spirits. I personally recommend the smashed avocado on toast.

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     2. Jewish style at Arons Delicatessen   It’s just so calm and relaxed at Aron’s Jewish Deli – a haven of tranquillity. The breakfasts all look amazing. The homemade cinnamon and apple cake is divine and if scrambled eggs with smoked salmon (lox) is your thing you’ve come to the right place.

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Go shopping at a local farmers market

3. Along the Harbourside

Local food producers plus lots of other treats to be found at the Harbourside market on 10-4pm. Plus its a rather lovely walk along the waterside with plenty of places to stop off for coffee

4. At Tyntesfield

The monthly farmers market is on today at Tyntesfield National Trust – just a few minutes drive out of Bristol and you really can’t beat a National Trust cream tea from the cafe.

Take her somewhere beautiful

5. Like Tynestfield (again)

I know, it’s a repeat. But as its beautiful AND it’s got a market (and its mothers day so as a mum I can break the rules right?). The grounds are beautiful and for families with small children the ply areas are fantastic. They also have live Mother’s Day music on throughout the grounds today – a real treat for mums

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6. or Ashton Court
More beautiful grounds plus some very nice cafes. The cafe’s at Ashton Court have a great fairtrade selection so you get bonus Fairtrade Fortnight points if you choose here.
7. The Ethicurean
The Walled Garden at Barley Wood, home to The Ethicurean is a real favourite of mine – a beautiful spot. Whether they still have tables left for lunch, I don’t know (you’ll have to give them a ring). But even coffee and cake in the garden feels like a treat.    

Cook her something tasty

Just make sure you don’t leave mum with the cleaning up!
8. A roast
Worried about time? Ruby & White and The Better Food Company are open from 10am to buy your meat and veg for today’s roast extravaganza. If you get a move on you could even have dinner on the table for 1pm.
9. Get your bake on
Try baking something for a rather lovely homemade gift. Biscuits are a good choice as they are usually quick and easy to do. I’ve recently discovered a love for baking snickerdoodles (cinnamon biscuit-y things) which are wonderfully easy.

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Buy her something sweet

10. Fancy chocolates

Booja booja chocolates are my absolute favourite. Organic, gluten and dairy free. These really are the bees knees. Pick some up from Better Food Company.

11. Macaroons

The Macaroons from Patisserie Leila on Gloucester Road not only look beautiful but are really tasty. Probably the most enjoyable macaroons I’ve tried. Leila's Patisserie Macaroons 2

Take her out for lunch or dinner

Obviously this depends on where you want to go and whether they have availability. Best to ring ahead and check!

12. Roast

There are so many tasty roasts. My recommendation would be for The Runcible Spoon just off Cheltenham Road. Of course when it comes to roasts we all have our favourites though. runcible spoon inside


13. A Thali

A great alternative to a roast we love the The Thali Cafe. Plus mums get a free glass of wine today. Winner.

Visit mummy pig

14. Head down to St Werburghs City Farm

Tasty treats in the cafe, a pub nearby for roast and the chance to see the farm’s new family of piglets.

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