With Mother’s Day coming up soon (Sunday, May 10, 2015) it’s time to start thinking about ways you can spend the day and make it special for mum.

There are several great experiences on offer around Oakleigh’s shopping precinct – from enjoying a lovely meal, to visiting the Oakleigh Rotary Sunday Market or treating mum to some pamper time.

Here are our recommendations for the best ways to spend Mother’s Day in Oakleigh:


1. Breakfast to brag about

A place that is open for all-day breakfast should be applauded, which is why we think Cote Terra is worth celebrating Mother’s Day at. They offer classics like eggs benedict and French toast, and the less traditional Spanish open omelette and baked egg. Sometimes they offer specials like the breakfast wrap with bacon, scrambled eggs, ricotta, tomato chutney and crispy shallot. This place won’t disappoint! Open for breakfast on weekends from 8am.

Cote Terra Oakleigh

Cote Terra on station street offer delicious all day breakfast. | Image Credit: Cote Terra

 2. A lavish lunch

A lunch in Oakleigh’s bustling shopping precinct will make for a Mother’s Day outing to remember. 5five Bakehouse Kitchen is an ideal cafe for that special occasion. Treat mum to the slow cooked lamb ragu with orecchiette or look out for changing daily specials like their cream of corn soup served with olive bread. Or head over to Euro Bites Greek Eatery where you can enjoy the flavours of Greece. Saganaki, spanakopita, lamb souvlaki and tender calamari all feature on the menu.

5five Oakleigh

5five Bakehouse Kitchen in Eaton Mall offer a great mix of food and coffee | Image Credit: 5five Facebook

3. Celebrate with cake and coffee

Enjoy some of Melbourne’s finest cakes and coffee in Oakleigh for Mother’s Day. There are several cafes in the Oakleigh shopping precinct that boast an amazing range and artistic flair. Head to Nikos Quality Cakes for a coffee and a beautiful selection of hand crafted cakes, slices, macarons and European-style canoli and baklava. Alternatively, the popular Vanilla Cakes and Lounge always offers a lively environment to enjoy tea and coffee, and a range of cakes and pastries inspired by the Greek, Italian and French cuisines.

Nikos cakes baklava window

Nikos have a mouth-watering range of treats for mum this Mother's Day

4. Turn up a treasure

There’s nothing more enjoyable than taking your time to slowly meander from one market stall to the next in search of that timeless treasure. The Oakleigh Rotary Sunday Market has been home to the region for more than 25 years and is well-loved by locals and visitors alike. Take mum on an outing to the market to search for preloved goods, vintage items, books, records, gardening equipment and tools. Perhaps you could treat her to a gift that she finds at the market?

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5. Treat mum to pamper time

Give your mum the chance to relax and unwind with a treatment from Beautytheque in Oakleigh. Choose from an exfoliating body treatment, a rejuvenating or hydrating facial, or a relaxing Swedish massage. For beauty-loving mums, treat them to a makeup application session at J & T House of Beauty or a Shellac manicure and pedicure at Yota All About Beauty.

Mother's Day massage Oakleigh

Treat Mum to an indulgent massage this Mother's Day

Mother’s Day Gift Guide – find great gifts for mum in Oakleigh:

  • An antique-style clock or rose gold vintage decorative bowls from Bibelo
  • A set of Ecology ceramic  measuring cups or an Ecoology oak chopping board from King of Gifts
  • Treat mum to a manicure or spa pedicure at Princess Nails & Foot Spa
  • Choose a bouquet of mums favourite blooms from Flamingo Florist or Oakleigh Flowers
  • An original painting or hand crafted pillow from Didge Design
  • If mum loves baking then be sure to get some quality kitchenware from Good Housekeeping