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Where to Score a Last Minute Table for Mother's Day

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You had one job to do; book somewhere nice for Mother's Day. And you totally forgot to do it. Instead of panic dialing every restaurant in town and having sweaty flashbacks to the Time That You Ruined Christmas, we got it covered. Here now, and in no particular order, (as of 8a.m. on Friday 9, according to OpenTable) are 10 excellent spots to take a party of four for Sunday brunch or lunch. Move fast - these will not last long.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Rocky Mountain Flatbread

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4186 Main Street, Vancouver
BC V5V 3P6, Canada
Gluten-free mom? She'll love Rocky Mountain Flatbread's gluten-friendly crusts. Sustainable and ocean-wise with a zero-waste policy, Rocky Mountain Flatbread are the poster child for Vancouver dining and they have a noon reservation available.

2. Minami Restaurant

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1118 Mainland St., Vancouver
BC V6B 2T9, Canada
(604) 685-8080
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You'll get some of the best sushi in the city right here in Yaletown. Aburi sushi and welcoming service make for a winning formula at Minami. Go for a later lunch at 1.15p.m. Book fast.

3. Good Wolfe Kitchen & Bar

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1043 Mainland St., Vancouver
BC V6B 1A9, Canada
(604) 428-1043
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Friendly brunch, one of the best in-house made bread baskets in the city and oh man! The Artichoke dip. Make mom happy with an 11.15a.m brunch reservation right now.

4. Cibo Trattoria

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900 Seymour St, Vancouver
BC V6B 3L9, Canada
(604) 602-9570
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Delicious seasonal Italian done exactly right. Brunch at Cibo includes delights like crispy polenta with sides of pancetta. Bag that midday reservation now.

5. Wildebeest

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120 W Hastings St, Vancouver
BC V6B 1G8, Canada
(604) 687-6880
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Brunch at Wildebeest is a meaty and marvellous affair. They have a 1230pm spot available. Your mom deserves a Beach House slushie cocktail. Make it happen.

6. Salt Tasting Room

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45 Blood Alley, Vancouver
BC Canada, Canada
(604) 633-1912
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Keep things simple over at Salt in Gastown with cheese, charcuterie and wine. There is a midday reservation available.

7. YEW seafood + bar

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791 West Georgia St., Vancouver
BC V6C 2T4, Canada
(604) 692-4939
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Chef Ned Bell and team whip up some of the best seafood in the city. Plus - 50% off all wine on Sundays. They have a 1245pm reservation. Move fast.

8. The Blackbird Public House & Oyster Bar

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905 Dunsmuir St, Vancouver
BC V6C 2E8, Canada
(604) 899-4456
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Chef Alvin Pillay has created a special mother's day brunch menu at this downtown favourite. They have a reservation open for midday. Go get it.

9. Reflections

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801 W Georgia St, Vancouver
BC V6C 1P7, Canada
(604) 682-5566
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Funky mom? If the rain keeps off then take your mom to Reflections for a spot of Ibiza-style cabana cool. Great cocktails and small plates plus that crucial noon reservation slot is still available... for now.

10. Seventeen89

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1789 Comox St., Vancouver
BC V6G 1P5, Canada
Great service, brunch done exactly right with all the trimmings at this West End neighbourhood favourite. They have a few slots open including the precious midday booking.

1. Rocky Mountain Flatbread

4186 Main Street, Vancouver, BC V5V 3P6, Canada
Gluten-free mom? She'll love Rocky Mountain Flatbread's gluten-friendly crusts. Sustainable and ocean-wise with a zero-waste policy, Rocky Mountain Flatbread are the poster child for Vancouver dining and they have a noon reservation available.
4186 Main Street, Vancouver
BC V5V 3P6, Canada

2. Minami Restaurant

1118 Mainland St., Vancouver, BC V6B 2T9, Canada
You'll get some of the best sushi in the city right here in Yaletown. Aburi sushi and welcoming service make for a winning formula at Minami. Go for a later lunch at 1.15p.m. Book fast.
1118 Mainland St., Vancouver
BC V6B 2T9, Canada

3. Good Wolfe Kitchen & Bar

1043 Mainland St., Vancouver, BC V6B 1A9, Canada
Friendly brunch, one of the best in-house made bread baskets in the city and oh man! The Artichoke dip. Make mom happy with an 11.15a.m brunch reservation right now.
1043 Mainland St., Vancouver
BC V6B 1A9, Canada

4. Cibo Trattoria

900 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC V6B 3L9, Canada
Delicious seasonal Italian done exactly right. Brunch at Cibo includes delights like crispy polenta with sides of pancetta. Bag that midday reservation now.
900 Seymour St, Vancouver
BC V6B 3L9, Canada

5. Wildebeest

120 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1G8, Canada
Brunch at Wildebeest is a meaty and marvellous affair. They have a 1230pm spot available. Your mom deserves a Beach House slushie cocktail. Make it happen.
120 W Hastings St, Vancouver
BC V6B 1G8, Canada

6. Salt Tasting Room

45 Blood Alley, Vancouver, BC Canada, Canada
Keep things simple over at Salt in Gastown with cheese, charcuterie and wine. There is a midday reservation available.
45 Blood Alley, Vancouver
BC Canada, Canada

7. YEW seafood + bar

791 West Georgia St., Vancouver, BC V6C 2T4, Canada
Chef Ned Bell and team whip up some of the best seafood in the city. Plus - 50% off all wine on Sundays. They have a 1245pm reservation. Move fast.
791 West Georgia St., Vancouver
BC V6C 2T4, Canada

8. The Blackbird Public House & Oyster Bar

905 Dunsmuir St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2E8, Canada
Chef Alvin Pillay has created a special mother's day brunch menu at this downtown favourite. They have a reservation open for midday. Go get it.
905 Dunsmuir St, Vancouver
BC V6C 2E8, Canada

9. Reflections

801 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6C 1P7, Canada
Funky mom? If the rain keeps off then take your mom to Reflections for a spot of Ibiza-style cabana cool. Great cocktails and small plates plus that crucial noon reservation slot is still available... for now.
801 W Georgia St, Vancouver
BC V6C 1P7, Canada

10. Seventeen89

1789 Comox St., Vancouver, BC V6G 1P5, Canada
Great service, brunch done exactly right with all the trimmings at this West End neighbourhood favourite. They have a few slots open including the precious midday booking.
1789 Comox St., Vancouver
BC V6G 1P5, Canada