Mother's Day is a special day all around the country, with mums and mother-figures getting woken up with presents and hand-made cards - all made with love. I personally enjoy seeing what my daughter has chosen from the Mother's Day gift table at her local school, as it is a surprise to all of us about what is inside!
What happens next in the day is unique to every family. Do you spend it at home, enjoying quality family time? Or do you have a tradition of visiting Grandma or other relatives, to enjoy the day together? Or do you like to go out for a special meal around town, where Mum gets to choose where to go? If the last one is you, then check out these popular cafes, restaurants and eateries if you are in the Nelson Bay region. If you have more ideas, please leave a comment at the top of this article and share your tips - the more ideas the better!
A healthy and colourful breakfast at Little Nel cafe, Nelson Bay
The Little Nel is a popular café all year around, for their beautifully-presented meals - which taste even better than they look. It is advised to book a table any weekend, however if you wish to visit on Mother's Day then call 02 4916 4600 to make a booking. For Mother's Day in 2019, they are taking bookings for between 7:30am - 8:30am only, then accepting walk-ins thereafter. See here for details. For a full article on The Little Nel, see here.
In House Kitchen Café is located right in the heart of town and is another busy café all year around, due to its stylish interior and outstanding food presentation. Call 02 4984 4888 to enquire about Mother's Day breakfast and lunch bookings and see here for details. For a full article on In House Kitchen Cafe, see here.
Nice Café is a popular café with families who have small children in particular, as the menus are located inside Golden Books and there is a small toy corner for the littlies. Call 02 4981 3001 to enquire about Mother's Day bookings and see here for details. For a full article on Nice Café, see here.
Inner Light Tea Rooms is another popular choice, for their beautiful food and one of the best views in the entire Port Stephens region. The service is friendly, the birdlife is abundant and the scones are to die for. Whatever you choose off the menu is a winner, then relax and simply soak up the atmosphere. Call 02 4984 2505 to enquire about Mother's Day bookings. See here for details. For a full article on Inner Light Tea Rooms, see here.
Enjoy Mother's Day with a view at Inner Light Tea Rooms
Shoal Bay Country Club is a stunning café, bar and restaurant opposite the glistening waters of Shoal Bay. They have a restaurant upstairs for the whole family, which has kids meals, a wood-fired pizza oven and fresh local seafood on the menu. Call 02 4981 1555 to make a booking or see their website for the Mother's Day event they will be holding this year! For more restaurant ideas with water views, see here for a full listing.
Murrays Craft Brewing Co is located just out of town is a popular spot at Easter, Mother's Day and any special event throughout the year! This family friendly pub and brewery has something for everyone, with plenty of grass for the kids to run on and an app to download on your phone for the kids to play whilst there. Call 02 4982 6411 to make a booking and see their website for their Mother's Day events.
Wherever you go, enjoy the day and ensure the Mum in your life finishes the day with a special hug from everyone she loves. Her babies grow up so fast, that every hug is the most precious gift she will ever receive...