Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and one of the sweetest ways to treat your momma is to take her out to eat. And what’s better than brunch? It combines all the things we love, and we’re sure your mother will love them too. Get ready to brunch it this holiday with these Mercer favorites:

The Perch at Peacock Inn

20 Bayard Lane, Princeton, NJ

They’re offering a special Mother’s Day brunch and dinner menu filled with fresh, house-made offerings from their chef. You can stop there for afternoon tea as well, which comes with fine pastries, finger sandwiches, champagne and an excellent assortment of teas. You can’t go wrong with this luxury restaurant, voted a Diner’s Choice by thousands of local diners.

Strawberry French Toast

Rat’s Restaurant

16 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, NJ

Rat’s not only offers impeccable food, but after brunch you can enjoy the stunning grounds. Their extensive brunch menu has everything from crab cakes, to burgers, to seasonal croissants and quiches that pair well with their cocktails.

Beautiful Table set up with Blue water glasses and a bottle of white wine

PJ’s Pancake House

4 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ (Other locations available in Ewing & West Windsor)

If you're looking for something more low key, then PJ’s has it for you. While they don’t technically offer a brunch menu, they instead serve breakfast and lunch food items offered all day. Perfection. They’re also raved about from all locals for a reason.

A breakfast spread

The Meeting House

277 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08540

Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 10am - 2:30pm

Buttermilk biscuits, short rib sandwich, pancakes topped with nutella, blueberries and caramelized bananas…People are raving about the delicious brunch options here. Farm fresh eggs, tender meats, fluffy and flavorful pancakes… it’s all calling your name. You get to enjoy it in Princeton’s newest hot spot that’s spacious and has a great atmosphere. They also have outdoor dining available!

The Glass Entrance

A set table with white flowers


The Boathouse at Mercer Lake

334 S Post Rd, West Windsor Township, NJ 08550

Celebrate, relax and enjoy this elegant Family Style Mother's day menu with a beautiful view of the Mercer Lake. 

A view from Mercer Lake to the Boat House