There is no denying family bonding moments are best shared over food. And as we show our love and appreciation to our moms this Mother’s Day, who else would know what’s best for moms than moms themselves. Here are 10 restaurants owned by mompreneurs to order food from to celebrate Mother’s Day at home:
Mama Lou’s Kitchen (4.5 out of 5 stars, 841 Google Reviews)
For restaurateur Crystal Tremblay-Sison, the first ingredient of a successful family business is its ability to evoke a comforting sense of home. It does not come as a surprise then that Mama Lou’s best-selling signature dishes like the Baked Truffle Salpicao, Baked Squid Ink Risotto, and Beef Ribs are well-loved by moms.
Mom and Tina’s Bakery Cafe (4.5 out of 5 stars, 449 Google Reviews)
Starting with a small counter in Pasig, restaurant owner Tina Santos began selling homemade goods in 1996. Twenty-five years later, Mom and Tina’s, named after her business partnership with her mom Belen Torres, now has four branches in Metro Manila known best for their cupcakes, muffins, cookies and sugar-free cake rolls.
Stacy’s (4.5 out of 5 stars, 113 Google Reviews)
Angelique Castro and Aby Nachura named their restaurant after Castro’s grandmother who, according to them, lived a positive life. That’s the same vibe that they wanted their dining place to imbibe. With quaint interiors, Stacy’s is known for its fun menu that includes soups, cake, ice creams, and soda fountains.
Sweet Ecstasy (4.5 out of 5 stars, 555 Google Reviews)
In 2019, Sweet Ecstasy was declared as one of Asia’s best burger places. Radio DJ Monica Tobias is one of the owners of this supposedly after-hours milk and cookies cafe. But the sugary store–hence the name–began rolling out burgers to bolster its menu. Now, the restaurant is one of the favorite homegrown burger brands which would also be a fun and unique Mother’s Day treat.
Angrydobo (3.6 out of 5 stars, 273 Google Reviews)
Actress, mother, and food YouTube creator turned entrepreneur Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo introduced this novel concept that highlights steaming hot and yummy adobo bowls. These aren’t ordinary adobo rice toppings since the meat is complemented with staple vegetables like laing, gising-gising, and kangkong, perfect for that Mother’s Day celebration for a more home-cooked feel.
Bad Cafe (4.8 out of 5 stars, 58 Google Reviews)
There’s nothing bad in this cafe. The restaurant name is coined from the owners’ first names Brian and Dianne. Dianne Westphal offers something unique to diners starting with the amazingly soft Homemade Pretzel Bun. Other favorites, which could make mothers feel extra special on Mother’s Day, are Lemon Meringue Pie and the Calamansi Pie.
Fleur de Lys (4.3 out of 5 stars, 79 Google Reviews )
Chef Jackie Ang Po developed some of her dishes as a bonding moment with her daughter in the kitchen. No wonder her restaurant offers dishes that are made out of love like Yoya Poy’s three-hour Bolognese Pasta with Chorizo and Cheesy Carbonara with Smoked Bacon, Queso de Bola, and Mushrooms, best for mothers who deserve so much love.
Cibo (4.4 out of 5 stars, 211 Google Reviews)
Celebrity chef Margarita Fores once thought about giving up in her restaurant business. She turned to her family instead, seeking help from her siblings for support. For almost three decades now, Cibo has been a headliner in the pizza business. For Mother’s Day, their signature thin-crust pizza is a good idea.
Bistro Pamana (4.6 out of 5 stars, 116 Google Reviews)
By chef mama Happy Ongpauco-Tiu, Bistro Pamana is part of the 13 food brands under the Happy Concept group which specializes in offering Filipino dishes with a creative twist. Look back on fun memories with mom with delights like Crispy Baby Pusit, Salmon Belly sa Sampaloc, and Pinya or Cebu Belly Lechon.
Mamou (4.5 out of 5 stars, 231 Google Reviews )
Malou Montano-Fores’ nephew couldn’t pronounce her first name. He started calling her “Tita Mamou” instead which inspired the restaurant’s name and eventually bloomed into a brand in itself. Mamou has grown with three branches in Serendra in The Fort, Rockwell in Makati, and in Ortigas, and are ready to be part of Mother’s Day celebration with specialties like Lorenzo’s Truffle Cream pasta, the popular Angus Ribeye Steak and Steamed Sea Bass.
To make Mother’s Day online searches easier, families can simply look up nearby or favorite restaurants on Google Search or Maps. The search results will show key information such as the restaurants’ business hours, dining and delivery options, contact details, ratings and reviews, crowdsourced photos, and more! Search on this Mother’s Day and support local businesses.