A few years ago, Amanda wrote a fantastic post on the best Mother’s Day brunch and dinner in Collin County. I couldn’t start our 2021 roundup without making sure you’ve seen that one. It’s full of ideas! And they’re all still in business today with one clarification: Bonnie Ruth’s has downsized to a single location and moved over to Plano.
Now, before we go any further, it must be said: Don’t forget to make a reservation! If you’re going out for brunch on Mother’s Day, you’re gonna need one, especially this year.
Ok, on to our 2021 list. We’ve included a variety of menus and vibes here, because there are lots of ways to celebrate, right?
Sixty Vines ($$, Plano)
Sixty Vines is stylish and great, and unlike its Uptown Dallas counterpart, the Plano one has parking! Say what you will about the suburbs, but you can’t deny the parking advantages. Sixty Vines offers a couple twists on pancakes and French toast, but overall this is more of a savory brunch place. Lots of shared plate options, too. MENU HERE.
Whistle Britches ($$, Plano)
Cute, colorful, and casual with an outdoor patio that’s adjacent to a courtyard at Willow Bend (i.e. great for kids). It’s a fried chicken + biscuits kind of menu, with lots of specialty cocktails and hot or cold coffee options. Love when I can get an iced latte with my brunch. MENU HERE.
The Biscuit Bar ($$, Plano)
Situated along The Boardwalk at Granite Park, The Biscuit Bar has that open-air setup we’re looking for these days. And the whole area is great for families, as you know. It’s a popular spot, so a line can form pretty quickly, but it moves fast. MENU HERE.
Toulouse ($$$, Plano)
Legacy West has a very pretty, very French brunch option for us. Everything on the menu looks good from the savory to the sweet, and the interior is seriously lovely, although the patio is still the better choice at this time. Not such a child-friendly place, so maybe make it a moms-only outing? MENU HERE.
Princi Italia ($$, Plano)
This Italian joint makes our list for 2021 because a) they have a pretty large patio and b) reservations will be hard to come by, and people may not know Princi Italia offers brunch! They serve quite a lot of lunch-y Italian dishes, but you’ll also find French toast, frittata, and other egg-based offerings. Bottomless mimosas and bellinis, too. Look out. MENU HERE.
The Common Table ($$, Frisco)
Had to include this one because of their weekend Hip Hop Brunch, playing old school faves from 10am-3pm Saturdays and Sundays. Great patio; casual vibes. The music can be a little much for people (like grandparents) who prefer a quiet dining atmosphere. MENU HERE.
J. Theodore ($$, Frisco)
This place opened where Bonnie Ruth’s used to be. The Bonnie Ruth’s known for its lovely patio, incidentally. Chill on that very same patio as you enjoy a delicious brunch menu featuring fun cocktails and a wide range of dishes (salmon & bagel board, breakfast tacos, chicken & waffles, all sorts of eggs Benedict). This one also has a DJ during brunch, so don’t expect quiet dining. MENU HERE.
Snug on the Square ($, McKinney & Prosper)
While they don’t specifically advertise brunch, this cozy hodgepodge of a coffee shop in Historic Downtown McKinney offers breakfast sandwiches, baked goods, omelets, waffles, and more. Fortunately they have seating outside, since the inside is pretty…snug. Have a casual meal, then walk the square with the fam (related read: How to Spend a Day in Downtown McKinney). Prosper location in Windsong Ranch. MENU HERE.