Where to Go for Mother’s Day Brunch in Des Moines in 2022

By on May 6, 2022 0

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Hello and Happy Friday, Des Moines! We’re heading into a delightfully busy spring weekend with the return of the Downtown Des Moines Farmer’s Market, Pella Tulip Time and Mother’s Day on Sunday. Fingers and toes are crossed for a patch of sunshine amid these spring showers.

While I personally don’t think you need an excuse for brunch, all weekend celebrations provide plenty of opportunities for a mid-morning treat.Exile Brewing Co.Brunch returns on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. at 1514 rue Walnut (515-883-2337). The restaurant and brasserie bring back old favorites and new specialties such as shrimp and grits and ham steak with cherry sauce. Saturday brunch corresponds to Zoltan’s Luauwhich operates from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a free can of Zoltan Island Ale, garden games and Bird Pie show at 1 p.m.

Another hot spot for the weekend is the brand new, not-so-secret Super Secret Brunch Club. Just a block from the Farmers Market, patio bar Secret admirer110 SW Fifth St., will launch its weekly brunch with Northern ship coffee and a surprise turning food partner. This Saturday from 10 a.m., Clyde’s Fine Diner will be on hand to serve breakfast sandwiches. The Secret Admirer staff will be serving signature brunch cocktails to kick off.

General Manager Joe Buckley prepares a drink at The Secret Admirer, 110 SW Fifth St., Des Moines.  The Super Secret Brunch Club starts May 7 at 10 a.m.

If you haven’t planned brunch with mom for Sunday, take a look at this list i compiled amazing brunches around town. Beyond this list, many restaurants are offering Mother’s Day specials, including Brunch from my mother-in-law at the St. Kilda Collective (333 Fifth St., West Des Moines) in Valley Junction and a Fixed Price for Mother’s Day menu with a bottle of Prosecco and a basket of pastries included with a reservation at Proudfoot & Bird (Hotel Fort Des Moines, 1000 Walnut St.).

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Peace Tree Brewing in Des Moines, Wednesday, June 2, 2021.

And if you need a Mother’s Day gift (or want to treat yourself, be honest), check out the Spring creators Bakers and beers event at Peace Tree Brewing (317 E. Court Ave.) in the East Village on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Local food and craft vendors will set up shop on the Peace Tree lawn. It’s a great opportunity to get your hands on goodies from home and commercial cooking businesses, including domestic bones’ handmade savory pies, a steep sourdough bread of Bread from Chelsa B.or delicate macarons of Mimi’s Macs.

Dutch letters at the time of the tulips in Pella

Dutch Letters, a popular Tulip Time treat, sits in the window of Jaarsma Bakery on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 in Pella.

If you are heading towards Pella’s Tulip Time, reserve a spot at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., or 4 p.m. Friday or Saturday at Maria’s tea room at the Scholte House Museum. You will hear the story of Maria Scholte, wife of the founder of Pella, on koffie tijd – coffee time. Or if you are on the move, come and see us The Vander Ploeg bakery or Jaarsma Bakery for a sweet almond Dutch Letter or five.

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Elle Wignall covers meals for the registry. Join her at ewignall@registermedia.com. Follow her on Twitter @ElleWignallDMR.