Mother's Day in the Glebe - The Glebe BIA

Mother’s Day in the Glebe

May 12, 2023

Mother's Day is right around the corner (Sunday, May 14th) and we’re all looking for ideas on how to make this day extra special for the moms in our lives. For those of us who struggle to come up with the perfect gift, fear not! There’s no need to reinvent the wheel. From breakfast in bed, to a day at the spa, there are endless ways to show your appreciation. For Ottawa residents, spending the day in the charming Glebe neighbourhood can be a great way to celebrate. With its picturesque streets, boutique shops, and unique restaurants, the Glebe is the perfect place to spend that special day with Mom. We’ve come up with a few different options to make this Mother's Day the best one yet:


The Glebe has more than 50 restaurants, including heaps of options for an excellent brunch with Mom. You can see all of them on our directory here. These are just a few of our many excellent spots.

Cantina Gia is a wonderful option for a Mother's Day brunch in the Glebe. This charming Italian restaurant offers a warm and inviting atmosphere and the menu features delicious and modern Italian dishes made with fresh and locally sourced ingredients. In addition to their exceptional food, Cantina Gia also offers an extensive wine list and creative cocktails, perfect for toasting he special women in our lives!

(613) 569-0464 - 749 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1S 3V3

Von’s Bistro: This charming restaurant offers a relaxed, yet elegant atmosphere, perfect for celebrating with Mom. Von's brunch menu features classic dishes, such as their delicious eggs benedict and omelettes They also have a selection of waffles, French toast and crepes, perfect for those of you with a sweet tooth. Additionally, the restaurant's location in the heart of the Glebe means you can continue your Mother's Day celebrations by exploring the neighbourhood's many unique shops and attractions after your meal!

(613) 233-3277 - 819 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1S 3V9

Eddy's Diner is a Glebe institution that has been serving up classic diner fare for years. It's a family-friendly spot with a fun and lively atmosphere, perfect for celebrating with the whole family!

(613) 565-7499 - 777 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1S 3V5


Spa Day

Looks to take a load off and relax with your mama? There are spas, salons and RMTs galore in the neighbourhood. Check out these ones:

Third Avenue Spa: This beautiful spa offers a wide range of luxurious services, including massages, facials, manicures, pedicures, and more. With its tranquil and serene atmosphere, Third Avenue Spa is the perfect place for Mom to relax and unwind, while enjoying a pampering treatment. The skilled and experienced staff at Third Avenue Spa are dedicated to providing each guest with personalized and attentive service, ensuring a truly memorable experience. For a special Mother's Day gift, consider treating Mom to a spa package that includes a variety of services, such as a massage, facial, and manicure. Third Avenue Spa is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to spoil mom on Mother's Day.

(613) 235-7722 - 784 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1S 3V6

The Ten Spot: This trendy and modern spa offers a variety of luxurious treatments and services, including manicures, pedicures, facials, waxing, and more. The spa's fun and friendly atmosphere makes it a perfect destination for a mother-daughter day out.

(613) 565-5005 - 625 Bank St unit 4, Ottawa, ON K1S 3T5

Plush Beauty Lounge: Plush Beauty Lounge offers a wide range of nail services, including manicures, pedicures, and nail enhancements. Whether you're looking for a classic French manicure or want to try something bold and trendy, Plush Beauty Lounge is the perfect destination to treat mom to a beautiful and relaxing nail experience on Mother's Day.

(613) 680-3355 - 862 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1S 3W3

Something Different

The Glebe is a great place to get creative. The are so many unique businesses and exciting nooks and crannies to explore. Want something out-of-the-ordinary for mom? Take a gander at these suggestions:

Where I Thrive: This dynamic and welcoming wellness studio in the Glebe offers a variety of services, including spin, barre, and fitness classes. The studio's experienced and passionate instructors provide personalized and engaging classes, ensuring that Mom has a fun and invigorating experience on her special day. Whether you're looking to try something new or just want to spend some quality time, Where I Thrive is the perfect destination for a fun and memorable Mother's Day celebration!

(613) 422-3482 - 117 Glebe Ave, Ottawa, ON K1S 2C2

Ottawa Farmers’ Market: Walking around the Ottawa Farmers' Market is a lovely way to spend Mother's Day and enjoy the beautiful spring weather. This bustling outdoor market in the Aberdeen Square at Lansdowne Park offers a wide range of fresh and locally sourced produce, artisanal goods, and handcrafted products from local vendors. Strolling through the market with Mom is a fun and relaxing way to sample delicious food, browse unique items, and support local businesses. The market also offers various activities and events throughout the year, making it a vibrant and dynamic community gathering place. Whether you're looking for fresh flowers, delicious treats, or unique gifts for Mom, the Ottawa Farmers' Market is the perfect destination for a fun and memorable Mother's Day outing.

Aberdeen Square - 1000 Exhibition Way, Ottawa, ON K1S 3W7

The Bunker: Okay, golf is not a traditional Mother’s Day activity, but we know there are plenty of golf-loving moms in Ottawa. This is the perfect place for them. The Bunker has cozy, private virtual golf bays and full selection of cocktails. It’s also been frequented by celebrities like the Backstreet Boys. Stop by and take a couple swings with mom!

(613) 695-6656 - 601 Bank St Suite 150, Ottawa, ON K1S 3T4