Not all heroes wear capes, and mums are no exception. Although any old time and day is a fabulous occasion to treat your mother, motherly figure or yourself, Sunday 14 May is the official twenty-four-hour period to celebrate all that they are and do for you/us and the world. From high teas and luxe lunches to Broadway musicals and wellness experiences, there are plenty of ways to delight mum over the ceremonious weekend.
1. Brunch at one of Perth’s prettiest cafes
There’s nothing like an eggs benny done right, and there are a bunch of local spots that do that and other breakie favs just right with the bonus of being absolutely pleasing on the eyes. Perth has a number of beautiful cafes that are, dare we say, Instagrammable, where you can snap and sip amongst the likes of old-world charm or green gardens. Take a look at our top ten prettiest cafes in and around Perth here.
2. A night at the theatre with Broadway musical, Come From Away
Based on the incredible real-life events in the wake of the September 11, Come From Away is a captivating musical about the unity and kindness in adversity displayed on the remote town of Gander in Newfoundland, Canada. And although the musical is based on a tragic event, the Tony and Olivier award-winning performance which has left audiences awe-inspired with its account of generosity. Come From Away is an uplifting story of hope and humanity which mum just might fancy seeing. Read more about the musical and book tickets here.
Where: Crown Perth, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood
3. Mother’s Day breakfast at Core Cider
Treat your mum to a delicious brekky overlooking this lush orchard in Pickering Brook. Core Cider is serving up a set breakfast menu designed to impress. There’s even a three-course lunch if early rising is out of the question. You can secure your spot here, or if you want to wait a week and make a whole thing of it, look into the 24th Bickley Harvest Festival which features Core Cider in the annual line-up.
Where: 35 Merrivale Rd, Pickering Brook
4. Petition’s set menu breakfast or lunch
If making the most of Mother’s Day means rising early and indulging in each meal of the day, then starting the day at Petition might be the right move. The highbrow restaurant is serving up a two-course menu of breakfast favourites – from fluffy pancakes to shakshouka, and a following lunch service with a share-style lunch feast featuring a selection of dishes curated by Head Chef, Jane Collins. Think: warm wild mushrooms tart with Halls Suzette, egg yolk and truffle pecorino; and Parisian gnocchi with Jerusalem artichoke, kale pesto and parmesan.
Where: State Buildings, St Georges Tce &, Barrack St, Perth
5. Spend a day out in Fremantle
Fremantle is a one-stop-shop and more boasting a sensational drinking and dining scene, specialty shops galore, and plentiful live music. Spend the day exploring Fremantle’s specialty stores, vintage and op shops for some thrifting fun, eating your way around the famed the E Shed or Fremantle Markets, or discovering Freo’s latest upscale fine wine and dining joints. Check out our full list of the best things to do, see, and eat in Fremantle here.
6. Afternoon Tea at Cape Arid Rooms
Cape Arid Rooms is located inside celebrated COMO The Treasury in Perth CBD, with three interconnected rooms with walls adorned with stunning artworks by Western Australian artists Philippa and Alex Nikulinsky. The pair’s journey through the southern Cape Arid National Park inspire their designs as well as the fare on offer. Treat mum to fine local produce at the chic Cape Arid Rooms with the Mt. Arid Afternoon Tea edition.
Where: 1 Cathedral Ave, Perth
7. Luxe out on a staycation
If there were any right time to splash out on a fancy hotel, it would be for Mother’s Day. Whether it be for a day by the pool and a bit of a spa day, or to be close to the city centre for a night our at upscale restaurants and bars, there are plenty of hotels in Perth you can luxe out on for a lil’ sleepover. From QT Perth to the Ritz-Carlton and InterContinental, there’s somewhere that’ll fit your Mother’s Day desires.
8. Dine at a restaurant with a sweeping view
There is something about a view that makes all of us feel just a little bit giddy. And if mum loves a good feed with the addition of stunning views, then check out our list of the 11 best places you can go to enjoy a bite to eat while staring out into the distance, and hopefully finding a peaceful, yet memorable moment.
9. Pack a picnic for a day in nature
If being outdoors is the key to mum’s heart, park up a lovely picnic at Kings Park. All you have to do is bring a rug or chairs, grab some snacks and chuck together a charcuterie board situation and then enjoy the sweeping views of the stunning Perth city, followed by a venture around the inner-city’s great outdoors. Why buy flowers when you can just bask amongst them, right? Alternatively, Matilda Bay is a simply divine spot to enjoy Swan River scenery on the sandy banks or grassy flats.
10. Relax and rejuvenate at this upscale wellness centre
COMO Shambhala Urban Escape is a Perth City wellness centre offering hands-on holistic treatments in an ever-so calming, restful environment – just what mum ordered. This Mother’s Day, treat mum to a rejuvenating experience, from a variety of different massages to facials for restorative skincare.
Where: 1 Cathedral Ave, Perth
11. Or simply, treat mum to a box of special edition choccies
Give mum a KISS, and by that we mean keep it simple stupid with a box of luscious chocolates. Four Pillars and experimental chocolatier, Koko Black have put their crafts together just in time for Mother’s Day. Think Four Pillars Fresh Yuzu Gin blended with cocoa-rich milk chocolate for a herby green tea and tangy yuzu flavour, and the Olive Leaf Gin’s notes of rosemary, olive oil and sour lemon combined with luscious dark chocolate.
Where: 23 St Quentin Ave, Claremont & Shop SP 0251, Karrinyup Shopping Centre