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Plan out your New Year’s brunch plans.
Becca Wright

23 Essential Brunch Spots in Houston

Make brunch a momentous occasion with sharable cocktail experiences, Southern staples, and more

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Plan out your New Year’s brunch plans.
| Becca Wright

As the launchpad of an enjoyable weekend — and the key to Sunday Funday — brunch has always been an integral part of Houston’s dining scene. It is where the best of breakfast and lunch converge, offering festive beverages, decadent egg-topped dishes, sharable bites, and mouthwatering toasters and pastries. And just like the Space City, the options are diverse.

Whether on the hunt for a healthy light bite, a savory Southern brunch, or hangover-curing huevos rancheros, these 23 Houston brunch destinations can chase away even the worst of cases of the Sunday scaries.

This list has been updated to remove Jun and Turner’s where brunch is no longer offered and have added Ostia, a’bouzy, Cuchara, Armando’s, Heights & Co., and Eloise Nichols, which are staples of the brunch scene.

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Weekend brunch is offered from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at this family-friendly City Centre gem. Chef Brandi Key’s curated brunch menu features plates like biscuits and gravy, venison hash, buttermilk pancakes, and a garden omelet. For groups, consider a gathering board that can serve up to six and comes in varieties like the daily pastry board, the smoked salmon board, or the ultimate brunch board with a fun mix of sweet and savory items.

State Fare Kitchen & Bar

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With locations in Memorial, the Woodlands, and Sugar Land, State Fare takes brunching seriously. The menu runs two full pages, with mimosa flights in fruity flavors, cover-the-plate pancakes, and moist biscuits that the menu infers are larger than a cat’s head. Opt for plates like the crawfish and Creole benedict or the Big Brunch Burger that’s stuffed with breakfast sausage, a fried egg, bacon, and hash browns, or build your own spread by choosing your different breakfast favorites.

The Warwick

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When brunching with pals, consider the Warwick for its casual chic atmosphere, comfort eats, and festive beverage selections. Get a smoked oxtail hash or tres leches French toast to keep all to yourself, or share a board room brunch platter, which combines waffles, eggs, bacon, and more for up to five guests. For an Insta-worthy moment, order the martini tree, which boasts a tiered display of six or 12 Casamigos Reposado Lemondrop martinis in six different flavors.

The Warwick’s brunch filled with waffles, sausage, fruit, biscuits, hash browns, and more.
The Warwick makes brunching a sport.
Brandon Holmes

The Annie

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With a five-star feel and picturesque backdrop of Uptown, the Annie is the perfect place to unwind and treat yourself. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends, brunch service boasts items like filet Benedict, egg and chorizo enchiladas, mushroom rigatoni, and fried quail served with scrambled eggs, venison sausage, and a biscuit, If looking for classics, the brioche French toast, seasonal muffins, and the fried chicken sandwich with blue cheese slaw will not disappoint. On nice weather days, settle in for a scenic brunch on the patio.

Eloise Nichols

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From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends, this charming all-day cafe in the River Oaks area is a cozy spot to settle in for a comforting meal of Southern-inspired brunch classics. Find filling dishes like horchata toast, homemade biscuits and charred jalapeno-chorizo gravy and the shrimp and grits, which are made with a chile broth, chorizo, fried okra, and a fried egg. While you can get a mimosa, an extra cold classic Martini with vodka or gin, is the way to go here.

Slices of French toast topped with berries and maple syrup at Eloise Nichols.
Hesd to Eloise Nichols for a Southern spin on brunch.
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Bosscat Kitchen & Libations

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At Bosscat, brunch can be as adventurous as you decide. Go for flavorful options like the short rib chilaquiles, or spring for more exciting concoctions like the apple cheesecake waffle or Fruity Pebbles French toast made with bacon, a condensed milk glaze, and fresh berries. Mimosas, available by the glass or carafe, are a classic choice, but the “breakfast in bed” shot is a surefire way to get your weekend off to an interesting start.

Armandos

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Armando’s in River Oaks has long been the go-to for dinner and drinks. Now after 45 years, the longtime favorite for Tex-Mex is bringing the party to brunch, every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brunch menu highlights include huevos rancheros, an avocado tostada with house-made crispy tostadas, and churro waffles topped with whipped cream, cinnamon, Cajeta Sauce, and a churro.  Add a margarita, and your Sunday Funday is complete.

Pondicheri

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Pondicheri offers a fun array of essential breakfast bites, including an “everything but the kitchen sink” Railway omelet, pumpkin chai oats, and French toast with Nutella and cardamom. Open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Pondi’s Bake Lab, located directly above the restaurant, also offers up delicious breakfast items, like a Bombay Benedict with pickled hollandaise sauce and pav bhaji masala on brioche buns, or the Mumbai toaster sandwich, served with eggs, cilantro chutney and cheese on house-made bread.

Navy Blue

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From 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekends at Aaron Bludorn’s Rice Village seafood haven, find a decadent omelet served with raclette and frisée, crab Benedict with tomato jam, French Toast topped with Mandarin curd and blueberry compote that pairs well with pork belly bacon, and sticky buns, covered in cinnamon and vanilla glaze, makes for a perfect way to start or end a meal. Craving something more savory? The lobster roll and the grouper sandwich are new favorites that channel lunch.

Omelet stuffed with raclette and plated with frisée at Navy Blue.
Navy Blue is one of the newest restaurants to offer brunch.
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a'Bouzy

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This River Oaks bistro is synonymous with brunch, which is offered on weekends from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Staples include the French omelet with salmon Gravlax and the corned beef brisket hash and eggs benedict. Kick things up a notch and opt for the seafood pot pie or decadent truffled pasta, but know the main attraction here is the impressive wine and champagne list. Mimosas here are also anything but standard. Pick your favorite juice and champagne from the more than 250 bottles.

Superica

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Tex-Mex import Superica is a haven for brunch aficionados with traditional breakfast plates featuring eggs, crispy tortilla strips, chorizo, potatoes, and steak served in a variety of ways. The huevos Mexicanos, made with fluffy scrambled eggs, jalapenos, and frijoles, and the wood-grilled skirt steak and eggs are standout items on the menu — with fulfilling sides like applewood smoked bacon, fresh tortillas, hotcakes with whipped butter, and refried beans — all served on weekends, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Squable

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This restaurant by Bobby Heugel and Justin Yu offers a creative, extra-hearty brunch. The perfect beginning is the toasted focaccia, which is topped with a fried egg with a splash of chili oil and served with a hearty ragu bianco, a healthy dose of burrata, and basil. Bigger plate options include oyster mushroom hash with poached eggs, potatoes, and spicy jalapeno cream and the French cheeseburger with a stout beef patty topped with raclette, butter, and pickles with a side of fries. Try a twist on a brunch classic Bloody Mary with its tomatillo version made with green chile vodka. Brunch runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays.

Brasserie 19

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Undoubtedly a Houston institution, this French establishment serves a variety of classic brunch dishes, from eggs benedict and quiches, alongside assorted pastries like danishes, scones, croissants, and muffins. Try the seafood croissant, which is layered with butter lettuce, heirloom tomato, poached lobster, and shrimp. Pair items with a bottle of Veuve, if you’re feeling fancy. Brunch is available Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Chef Travis McShane’s neighborhood restaurant in the heart of Montrose is one of the most picturesque places to enjoy a Sunday afternoon. Offered from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., the brunch menu features pastas and pizzas made with seasonal ingredients, plus filling entrees like the signature roasted chicken with lemon and salsa verde and a whole dorade with rosemary and Meyer lemon. Sweet selections include pancakes with salted butter, maple syrup, and lemon zest.

Sundays at Hugo’s are meant for indulging. Hugo’s brunch buffet offers a smorgasbord of Mexican dishes, cocktails, and desserts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. But if Saturdays (and a la carte brunch) are more your jam, the huarache de res at Hugo’s — a large shoe-shaped masa cake topped with grilled steak poblano rajas, beans, queso fresco, and a fried egg — is a brunch standout and worth the visit alone.

Heights & Co.

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Rain or shine, this Heights neighborhood patio bar is an ideal setting for brunch. The expansive outside deck beckons on days when the weather cooperates, while the intimate inside bar delivers for any occasion. Small but mighty, the brunch menu boasts classics such as pancakes, avocado toast, and a solid brunch burger with cheddar cheese, guacamole, bacon, chorizo, aioli, and a gooey fried egg, plus a rotation of signature cocktails like the Salted Watermelon.

Dish Society

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With four locations around the Houston area that each offer all-day brunch, fulfilling your breakfast and lunch cravings at Dish Society is an easy task. Decide between tacos, pancakes, a variety of egg scrambles, sandwiches, or some of its more creative options. The Southern skillet breakfast, with its pork sausage, potatoes, gruyere, and sauteed peppers and onions, is topped with gravy and sunny side eggs for a combination of the best of breakfast possibilities. Its impressive drink menu, featuring fresh-squeezed juices, creative elixirs, coffees, craft beers, and wine, is also full of options.

Traveler's Table

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For the indecisive bruncher, Traveler’s Table is a perfect choice. The restaurant hosts brunch Friday through Sunday and offers a diverse menu inspired by cuisines around the world. There’s Vietnamese steak and eggs, a hearty Cuban sandwich, a Japanese Miso Scramble, and Louisiana fried chicken. Start with a drink — Traveler’s Table offers a flight of coffee-based cocktails, including the Churro del Diablo with RumChata, Irish cream, and aged rum, with a cinnamon-sugar rim. Enjoy its New Year’s Eve brunch specials from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with cast-iron Dutch baby pancakes with butter-poached Asian pears, country-fried quail, and egg nog flan.

Cuchara

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Nestled in the heart of Montrose, this neighborhood restaurant offers a lively brunch that specializes in Mexico City cuisine, including a tender lamb barbacoa and some of the best chilaquiles in town. Reservations don’t exist here, meaning wait times can be long, but the bustling atmosphere and a potent drink such as the Zapoteco, a combination of Del Maguey Vida mezcal, guajillo, and orange, lime, and hibiscus juices, will make the time fly by.

Mo' Better Brews

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At this vegan restaurant, coffee, vinyl records, and breakfast are always on the menu — drawing in meat-eaters and vegans alike, including author Tabitha Brown. Waffles and pancakes come layered with your choice of pecan pie, strawberry “cheezecake,” or peach cobbler toppings, and the chik’n shrooms and grits — a crowd favorite — is drizzled in either a hot and honey glaze or a “Trill” remoulade sauce over a creamy bed of grits. The choice is yours. Sandwiches, pizzas, acai bowls, and light bites ensure there’s something for everyone.

Brennan's of Houston

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Head to Brennan’s for a weekend brunch experience with live jazz music and classic offerings like snapping turtle soup, NOLA BBQ shrimp, crawfish cakes, and truffle-roasted chicken. The restaurant offers two levels of cozy dining space, but the outdoor courtyard is particularly picturesque. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

Turtle soup at Brennan’s of Houston.
Brennan’s snapping turtle soup is a classic.
Brennan’s

The Breakfast Klub

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Though dining at TBK on any day means lining up early, it’s well worth the wait. Signature dishes, like “katfish” and grits, and the wings and waffles, featuring a heavenly waffle topped with six flavorful crispy wings, are the perfect place to start. The lunch menu’s variety of sandwiches also won’t disappoint.

The Breakfast Klub’s chicken and waffles with strawberries.
The Breakfast Klub’s wings and waffles are a fan-favorite.
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Bungalow

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At this swanky Downtown steakhouse, start with small plates like the foie gras and grits, served with blackberry gastrique, or the wild mushroom avocado toast, made with Umami Guac, before moving on to dishes like lobster Benedict and the stuffed challah bread Brulee French Toast. Make it a meaty affair, with its steaks on offer, including rib-eye and eggs, or its 32-ounce tomahawk, with the option to add lobster tail or jumbo shrimp. Then, consider adding on a la cart items like buttermilk pancakes, smoked bacon, and cheddar biscuits.

Daily Gather

Weekend brunch is offered from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at this family-friendly City Centre gem. Chef Brandi Key’s curated brunch menu features plates like biscuits and gravy, venison hash, buttermilk pancakes, and a garden omelet. For groups, consider a gathering board that can serve up to six and comes in varieties like the daily pastry board, the smoked salmon board, or the ultimate brunch board with a fun mix of sweet and savory items.

State Fare Kitchen & Bar

With locations in Memorial, the Woodlands, and Sugar Land, State Fare takes brunching seriously. The menu runs two full pages, with mimosa flights in fruity flavors, cover-the-plate pancakes, and moist biscuits that the menu infers are larger than a cat’s head. Opt for plates like the crawfish and Creole benedict or the Big Brunch Burger that’s stuffed with breakfast sausage, a fried egg, bacon, and hash browns, or build your own spread by choosing your different breakfast favorites.

The Warwick

When brunching with pals, consider the Warwick for its casual chic atmosphere, comfort eats, and festive beverage selections. Get a smoked oxtail hash or tres leches French toast to keep all to yourself, or share a board room brunch platter, which combines waffles, eggs, bacon, and more for up to five guests. For an Insta-worthy moment, order the martini tree, which boasts a tiered display of six or 12 Casamigos Reposado Lemondrop martinis in six different flavors.

The Warwick’s brunch filled with waffles, sausage, fruit, biscuits, hash browns, and more.
The Warwick makes brunching a sport.
Brandon Holmes

The Annie

With a five-star feel and picturesque backdrop of Uptown, the Annie is the perfect place to unwind and treat yourself. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends, brunch service boasts items like filet Benedict, egg and chorizo enchiladas, mushroom rigatoni, and fried quail served with scrambled eggs, venison sausage, and a biscuit, If looking for classics, the brioche French toast, seasonal muffins, and the fried chicken sandwich with blue cheese slaw will not disappoint. On nice weather days, settle in for a scenic brunch on the patio.

Eloise Nichols

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends, this charming all-day cafe in the River Oaks area is a cozy spot to settle in for a comforting meal of Southern-inspired brunch classics. Find filling dishes like horchata toast, homemade biscuits and charred jalapeno-chorizo gravy and the shrimp and grits, which are made with a chile broth, chorizo, fried okra, and a fried egg. While you can get a mimosa, an extra cold classic Martini with vodka or gin, is the way to go here.

Slices of French toast topped with berries and maple syrup at Eloise Nichols.
Hesd to Eloise Nichols for a Southern spin on brunch.
Duc Hoang

Bosscat Kitchen & Libations

At Bosscat, brunch can be as adventurous as you decide. Go for flavorful options like the short rib chilaquiles, or spring for more exciting concoctions like the apple cheesecake waffle or Fruity Pebbles French toast made with bacon, a condensed milk glaze, and fresh berries. Mimosas, available by the glass or carafe, are a classic choice, but the “breakfast in bed” shot is a surefire way to get your weekend off to an interesting start.

Armandos

Armando’s in River Oaks has long been the go-to for dinner and drinks. Now after 45 years, the longtime favorite for Tex-Mex is bringing the party to brunch, every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brunch menu highlights include huevos rancheros, an avocado tostada with house-made crispy tostadas, and churro waffles topped with whipped cream, cinnamon, Cajeta Sauce, and a churro.  Add a margarita, and your Sunday Funday is complete.

Pondicheri

Pondicheri offers a fun array of essential breakfast bites, including an “everything but the kitchen sink” Railway omelet, pumpkin chai oats, and French toast with Nutella and cardamom. Open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Pondi’s Bake Lab, located directly above the restaurant, also offers up delicious breakfast items, like a Bombay Benedict with pickled hollandaise sauce and pav bhaji masala on brioche buns, or the Mumbai toaster sandwich, served with eggs, cilantro chutney and cheese on house-made bread.

Navy Blue

From 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekends at Aaron Bludorn’s Rice Village seafood haven, find a decadent omelet served with raclette and frisée, crab Benedict with tomato jam, French Toast topped with Mandarin curd and blueberry compote that pairs well with pork belly bacon, and sticky buns, covered in cinnamon and vanilla glaze, makes for a perfect way to start or end a meal. Craving something more savory? The lobster roll and the grouper sandwich are new favorites that channel lunch.

Omelet stuffed with raclette and plated with frisée at Navy Blue.
Navy Blue is one of the newest restaurants to offer brunch.
Duc Hoang

a'Bouzy

This River Oaks bistro is synonymous with brunch, which is offered on weekends from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Staples include the French omelet with salmon Gravlax and the corned beef brisket hash and eggs benedict. Kick things up a notch and opt for the seafood pot pie or decadent truffled pasta, but know the main attraction here is the impressive wine and champagne list. Mimosas here are also anything but standard. Pick your favorite juice and champagne from the more than 250 bottles.

Superica

Tex-Mex import Superica is a haven for brunch aficionados with traditional breakfast plates featuring eggs, crispy tortilla strips, chorizo, potatoes, and steak served in a variety of ways. The huevos Mexicanos, made with fluffy scrambled eggs, jalapenos, and frijoles, and the wood-grilled skirt steak and eggs are standout items on the menu — with fulfilling sides like applewood smoked bacon, fresh tortillas, hotcakes with whipped butter, and refried beans — all served on weekends, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Squable

This restaurant by Bobby Heugel and Justin Yu offers a creative, extra-hearty brunch. The perfect beginning is the toasted focaccia, which is topped with a fried egg with a splash of chili oil and served with a hearty ragu bianco, a healthy dose of burrata, and basil. Bigger plate options include oyster mushroom hash with poached eggs, potatoes, and spicy jalapeno cream and the French cheeseburger with a stout beef patty topped with raclette, butter, and pickles with a side of fries. Try a twist on a brunch classic Bloody Mary with its tomatillo version made with green chile vodka. Brunch runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays.

Brasserie 19

Undoubtedly a Houston institution, this French establishment serves a variety of classic brunch dishes, from eggs benedict and quiches, alongside assorted pastries like danishes, scones, croissants, and muffins. Try the seafood croissant, which is layered with butter lettuce, heirloom tomato, poached lobster, and shrimp. Pair items with a bottle of Veuve, if you’re feeling fancy. Brunch is available Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Ostia

Chef Travis McShane’s neighborhood restaurant in the heart of Montrose is one of the most picturesque places to enjoy a Sunday afternoon. Offered from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., the brunch menu features pastas and pizzas made with seasonal ingredients, plus filling entrees like the signature roasted chicken with lemon and salsa verde and a whole dorade with rosemary and Meyer lemon. Sweet selections include pancakes with salted butter, maple syrup, and lemon zest.

Hugo's

Sundays at Hugo’s are meant for indulging. Hugo’s brunch buffet offers a smorgasbord of Mexican dishes, cocktails, and desserts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. But if Saturdays (and a la carte brunch) are more your jam, the huarache de res at Hugo’s — a large shoe-shaped masa cake topped with grilled steak poblano rajas, beans, queso fresco, and a fried egg — is a brunch standout and worth the visit alone.

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Heights & Co.

Rain or shine, this Heights neighborhood patio bar is an ideal setting for brunch. The expansive outside deck beckons on days when the weather cooperates, while the intimate inside bar delivers for any occasion. Small but mighty, the brunch menu boasts classics such as pancakes, avocado toast, and a solid brunch burger with cheddar cheese, guacamole, bacon, chorizo, aioli, and a gooey fried egg, plus a rotation of signature cocktails like the Salted Watermelon.

Dish Society

With four locations around the Houston area that each offer all-day brunch, fulfilling your breakfast and lunch cravings at Dish Society is an easy task. Decide between tacos, pancakes, a variety of egg scrambles, sandwiches, or some of its more creative options. The Southern skillet breakfast, with its pork sausage, potatoes, gruyere, and sauteed peppers and onions, is topped with gravy and sunny side eggs for a combination of the best of breakfast possibilities. Its impressive drink menu, featuring fresh-squeezed juices, creative elixirs, coffees, craft beers, and wine, is also full of options.

Traveler's Table

For the indecisive bruncher, Traveler’s Table is a perfect choice. The restaurant hosts brunch Friday through Sunday and offers a diverse menu inspired by cuisines around the world. There’s Vietnamese steak and eggs, a hearty Cuban sandwich, a Japanese Miso Scramble, and Louisiana fried chicken. Start with a drink — Traveler’s Table offers a flight of coffee-based cocktails, including the Churro del Diablo with RumChata, Irish cream, and aged rum, with a cinnamon-sugar rim. Enjoy its New Year’s Eve brunch specials from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with cast-iron Dutch baby pancakes with butter-poached Asian pears, country-fried quail, and egg nog flan.

Cuchara

Nestled in the heart of Montrose, this neighborhood restaurant offers a lively brunch that specializes in Mexico City cuisine, including a tender lamb barbacoa and some of the best chilaquiles in town. Reservations don’t exist here, meaning wait times can be long, but the bustling atmosphere and a potent drink such as the Zapoteco, a combination of Del Maguey Vida mezcal, guajillo, and orange, lime, and hibiscus juices, will make the time fly by.

Mo' Better Brews

At this vegan restaurant, coffee, vinyl records, and breakfast are always on the menu — drawing in meat-eaters and vegans alike, including author Tabitha Brown. Waffles and pancakes come layered with your choice of pecan pie, strawberry “cheezecake,” or peach cobbler toppings, and the chik’n shrooms and grits — a crowd favorite — is drizzled in either a hot and honey glaze or a “Trill” remoulade sauce over a creamy bed of grits. The choice is yours. Sandwiches, pizzas, acai bowls, and light bites ensure there’s something for everyone.

Brennan's of Houston

Head to Brennan’s for a weekend brunch experience with live jazz music and classic offerings like snapping turtle soup, NOLA BBQ shrimp, crawfish cakes, and truffle-roasted chicken. The restaurant offers two levels of cozy dining space, but the outdoor courtyard is particularly picturesque. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

Turtle soup at Brennan’s of Houston.
Brennan’s snapping turtle soup is a classic.
Brennan’s

The Breakfast Klub

Though dining at TBK on any day means lining up early, it’s well worth the wait. Signature dishes, like “katfish” and grits, and the wings and waffles, featuring a heavenly waffle topped with six flavorful crispy wings, are the perfect place to start. The lunch menu’s variety of sandwiches also won’t disappoint.

The Breakfast Klub’s chicken and waffles with strawberries.
The Breakfast Klub’s wings and waffles are a fan-favorite.
The Breakfast Klub/Facebook

Bungalow

At this swanky Downtown steakhouse, start with small plates like the foie gras and grits, served with blackberry gastrique, or the wild mushroom avocado toast, made with Umami Guac, before moving on to dishes like lobster Benedict and the stuffed challah bread Brulee French Toast. Make it a meaty affair, with its steaks on offer, including rib-eye and eggs, or its 32-ounce tomahawk, with the option to add lobster tail or jumbo shrimp. Then, consider adding on a la cart items like buttermilk pancakes, smoked bacon, and cheddar biscuits.

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