Great locations for the most important meal of a very important day

Brunch is not only the perfect combination of breakfast and lunch but also has the added bonus of an early cocktail hour (or two). With Mother’s Day approaching, these late-morning options will make Mom smile.

Angelo Elia Pizza, Bar & Tapas

5920 Coral Ridge Drive, Coral Springs; 954.344.1233; angeloeliapizza.com

Angelo Elia offers more than 15 Italian-inspired breakfast dishes, including the chef’s  take on traditional American breakfast foods. A menu favorite is the Nutella croissant, made with ricotta, orange zest, fresh-cut strawberries, vanilla gelato and, of course, the popular hazelnut-cocoa spread drizzled over the creation. (Sundays, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.)

B SquareB Square Burgers & Booze

1021 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954.999.5216; bsquareburger.com

Complementing Las Olas’ contagious energy, B Square’s brunch menu has a number of mouthwatering classics. Bottomless mimosas and sangrias are available, including the B Square Bloody and the Bacon Bloody. Popular menu items include the Three Meat Skillet, with bacon, sausage and chorizo on a buttermilk-cheddar biscuit, served with two poached eggs, hollandaise sauce and potato hash, all served in a cast-iron skillet. (Weekends, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.)

Tap 42

1411 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954.463.4900; tap42.com

This craft beer bar and gastropub has a simple-yet-flavorful brunch. Tap 42 not only has unlimited mimosas and bloody marys for $20 but also appetizing items such as the Grilled Salmon Zen Bowl, with pan-fried brown rice, green vegetable stir-fry, truffle miso glaze, toasted sesame and salmon. (Weekends, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.)

IMG_0890NYY Steak

Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, 5550 NW 40th St.; 954.977.6700; nyysteak.com/coconut_creek

With the promise of a fine-dining experience, NYY Steak is one of the area’s most popular steakhouses, and live entertainment and bottomless mimosas make its Sunday brunch something to remember. For $75, choose from bacon and sausage, creamy chipped beef and sausage gravy, made-to-order omelets, pancakes and creme brulee French toast. (Sundays, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.)

Fresh Harvest

Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, 5550 NW 40th St., Coconut Creek; 954.977.6700; seminolecoconutcreekcasino.com/fresh-harvest

Incorporating locally sourced ingredients and American cuisine to its various kitchen stations, Fresh Harvest has a variety of breakfast delicacies from which to choose. For $28 (or $17 for children 10 and under), enjoy a colorful salad bar, fresh sushi and raw bar, charcuterie boards and a wide selection of desserts. Unlimited beverage packages and endless mimosas are available. (Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sundays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.)

Burlock Coast

Burlock Coast Seafare & Spirits

The Ritz-Carlton, 1 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954.302.6460; ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/florida/fort-lauderdale/dining/burlock-coast-seafare-spirits

A retreat for brunch lovers, this oceanfront dining experience is a laidback approach to fine dining. Indulge on à la carte items such as The Hog and The Egg, made with Lake Meadow poached eggs over pork belly and dressed with hollandaise sauce. For only $25, guests can complement their meals with bottomless drinks such as mimosas, bloody marys, rum punch and housebrew BC Bootlager. (Weekends, noon-5 p.m.)

20160302_Shooters_676Shooters Waterfront

3033 NE 32nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954.566.2855; shooterswaterfront.com

Options are endless at this waterfront restaurant. Besides the regular Saturday and Sunday brunch (10 a.m. to 4 p.m., $34 a person), there’s a special buffet on Mother’s Day, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. ($59 adults, $25 children under 12). Moms can have a complimentary mimosa alongside savory options such as a Huevos Rancheros Skillet with chorizo, black beans, two fried eggs and cheese empanadas.

Galuppi’s

1103 N. Federal Highway, Pompano Beach; 954.785.0226; galuppis.com

A reminder of why brunch is so popular, Galuppi’s aims to dazzle with its menu. For $17, there’s a two-for-one special on bloody marys and mimosas. The buffet includes a carving station, waffle and omelet stations, eggs Benedict, French toast, bacon and sausage, desserts, and more. (Sundays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.)

Ciao - Parmesan Polenta FriesCiao Cucina & Bar

Promenade at Coconut Creek, 4443 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek; 954.601.1234; ciaocucina.com

With its Saturday and Sunday brunch, Ciao offers Italian-inspired cuisine, including an assortment of pastries, meat and cheese boards, waffles, omelets and a seemingly never-ending selection of drinks. Be sure to try the Parmesan polenta fries, served with a side of truffle mayonnaise.

Atlantic Grill

The Atlantic Hotel & Spa, 601 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954.567.8070; atlantichotelfl.com

Going beyond typical brunch fare, Atlantic Grill recently added a carving bar, seafood dishes, a crepe station and desserts to the brunch menu. Cocktails include Champagne, mimosas, Bellinis, prosecco and bloody marys for $5 each or $18 for bottomless. (Sundays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.)