Flowers are nice. Jewelry is good.
But if you really want to show mom you love her on Mother’s Day, you’ll feed her a mega-brunch.
As usual, a long list of Wichita restaurants are offering ramped-up brunch buffets on Mother’s Day, which is May 10. Many include breakfast items, prime rib carving stations and dessert for miles.
One of the newcomers to the scene is Cafe 402, an eatery inside the downtown YMCA at 402 N. Market. Owner Jason Fisher, who got his start with the Latour restaurant chain, has recently started serving Sunday brunch, putting out a table filled with a long line of both decadent and healthier entrees and spreading tables out into the gym’s large, sunny atrium. The restaurant is open to anyone, not just YMCA members.
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Fisher’s Mother’s Day buffet will have items including sweet potato hash with sausage and eggs, braised kale and mushrooms, hickory smoked apple bacon, coconut lime smoked salmon, a waffle bar and more.
People often react with surprise to see such a lavish spread in such an unexpected place, Fisher said.
“They’re absolutely blown away when they see it,” he said. “They are flabbergasted.”
Here’s a list of several of the other restaurant’s offering brunch. Make your reservations soon.
Cafe 402, 402 N. Market, inside the downtown YMCA, 316-219-1282; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Buffet is $16.99 for ages 13-54, $15.99 seniors ages 55 and older, $9.99 for ages 6-12, free for ages 5 and younger. Reservations recommended.
Granite City Food & Brewery, 2244 N. Webb Road, 316-636-5050; and 2661 N. Maize Road, 316-721-8500: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Buffet is $21.95, $6.95 for ages 6-12, free for ages 5 and younger. Reservations recommended.
Green Mill, 549 S. Rock Road, 316-687-6455: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Buffet is $18.99, $16.99 for seniors, $7.99 for ages 5-12, free for ages 4 and younger. Reservations recommended.
Hereford House, 1400 Terradyne, Andover, 316-733-7800: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Buffet is $26.95, $12.95 for ages 5-11, free for ages 4 and younger. Reservations recommended.
Hyatt Regency, 400 W. Waterman, 316-613-6222: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Buffet is $28.95, ages 3-12 pay the same amount as their age, free for ages 2 and under. Reservations recommended.
Larkspur, 904 E. Douglas, 316-262-5275: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Buffet is $28.95 for adults, $10.95 for ages 5-12, free for ages 4 and younger. Reservations recommended.
Legends, inside the DoubleTree by Hilton, 2098 Airport Road, 316-945-1966: Seatings every half-hour from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Buffet is $26.95 for ages 13-59, $21.95 for ages 60 and older, $10.95 for ages 6-12, free for ages 5 and younger. Includes two complimentary glasses of champagne or mimosas per guest, iced tea and coffee. Reservations required.
Mediterranean Grill, 335 S. Towne East Mall Drive, 316-651-5599: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Buffet is $16.99, half-price for ages 4-7, free for ages 3 and younger. Reservations recommended.
Newport Grill, 1900 N. Rock Road, 316-636-9555: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Buffet is $28.95, $13.95 for ages 5-12; free for ages 4 and younger. Reservations recommended.
Piccadilly Grill, 7728 E. Central, 316-685-2337: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Buffet is $22.99 for ages 13-54, $20.99 for ages 55 and older, $8.99 for ages 5-12, free for ages 4 and younger. No reservations.
Scotch & Sirloin, 5325 E. Kellogg, 316-685-8701: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Buffet is $26.95, $12.95 for ages 5-11, free for ages 4 and younger. Reservations recommended.
Sweet Basil, 2424 N. Woodlawn, 316-651-0123: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Buffet is $26.95, $12.95 for ages 5-11, free for ages 4 and younger. No reservations.
Twelve, 12111 W. Maple, 316-440-2812: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Buffet is $25.95, $11.95 for ages 5-12, free for ages 4 and younger. Reservations recommended.
YaYa’s Euro Bistro, 8115 E. 21st St., 316-634-1000: Four seatings at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Buffet is $25.95, $11 for ages 6-12, free for ages 5 and younger. Reservations recommended.
Tanya’s Soup Kitchen, 1725 E. Douglas, 316-267-7687: Seatings at 10 a.m., 11 a.m, noon and 1 p.m. One free mimosa per person will be included. Buffet is $25, $12 for ages 12 and under. Reservations required.
Taste & See, 255 N. Washington, 316-260-4233: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. with seatings every half hour. Buffet is $25, $10 for ages 12 and younger. Reservations recommended.
Wichita Marriott, 9100 Corporate Hills Drive, 316-651-0333: Buffet served in Great Room from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. It’s $25.95 for ages 13-61, $20.95 for ages 62 and older, $10.95 for ages 6-12, free for ages 5 and younger. Reservations required.
Zaytun, 2020 N. Woodlawn, 316-613-2474: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Traditional Indian brunch is $16.95, $14.95 for seniors, $9.95 for ages 5-9, free for ages 4 and younger. Reservations recommended.
Abuelo’s, 1413 N. Waterfront Parkway, 316-634-2230: Mothers who dine there on Mother’s Day will receive a free T-shirt while supplies last.
Adrian’s, 2121 N. Rock Road: The restaurant is offering a long list of Mother’s Day specials on Sunday.
Billy Simms BBQ, 513 S. Andover Road: Moms get a free single meat sandwich, side and drink all day on Sunday.
Jimmie’s Diner, 3111 N. Rock Road and 1519 George Washington Drive: All moms get a free strawberry shortcake on Sunday.
Public at the Brickyard, 129 N. Rock Island, 316-263-4044: The gastropub will serve a plated brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with options included salmon Benedict, corn beef hash, $5 mimosas and loaded bloody Marys. Carson Mac will be performing live. Reservations are recommended.
Siena Tuscan Steakhouse, 104 S. Broadway, 316-440-5300: The restaurant will serve mothers free tiramisu during dinner from 4 to 10 p.m.