clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile
Brunch spread at 60 Degrees Mastercrafted
Brunch spread at 60 Degrees Mastercrafted
Photo: 60 Degrees Mastercrafted/Facebook

Updating the Brunch Heatmap, March 2014

View as Map
Brunch spread at 60 Degrees Mastercrafted
| Photo: 60 Degrees Mastercrafted/Facebook

Whether brunch is an opportunity to recover from a long night of drinking with a little hair-of-the-dog relief and some greasy food, or if it's just a time to catch up with friends, many locals would agree that it's an essential part of anyone's weekend plans. And since the last brunch heatmap went up about a year ago, it seemed about time to update on all the new boozy breakfast services at some recently opened restaurants around town, with a few mainstay brunch spots thrown in for good measure. As always, hit the tipline if there's a good place we missed.


· All Other Eater Maps [-EHOU-]

Read More
Eater maps are curated by editors and aim to reflect a diversity of neighborhoods, cuisines, and prices. Learn more about our editorial process. If you buy something or book a reservation from an Eater link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics policy.

Caracol

Copy Link
This new brunch destination was instantly on brunch-goers radars' because it's owned by Hugo Ortega and Tracy Vaught, the names behind Houston brunch institutions Backstreet Cafe and Hugo's. A coastal Mexican spread of brunch dishes and cocktails are served from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sundays. The cost is $35 for adults and $12 for children ages 4 through 12; kids 3 and under eat free.

60 Degrees Mastercrafted

Copy Link
Helmed by Certified Master Chef Fritz Gitschner, this four-month-old River Oaks spot offers everything from a cold bar to an Akaushi Breakfast Burger and even chicken and waffles. The cold buffet, an entrée and the dessert buffet are all $37 per person.

El Big Bad

Copy Link
Steak and eggs is carne guisada con huevos at Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bottomless mimosas and solid Mexican fusion make this place a good spot for brunch.

Number 13

Copy Link
A build-your-own Bloody Mary bar and plenty of fresh seafood options make this upscale steakhouse worth the drive to Galveston on weekend mornings. The waterfront view doesn't hurt either.

MAX's Wine Dive

Copy Link
The new Montrose outpost is already serving stick-to-your-ribs goodness for brunch. Wings and doughnuts, Hangover Fries and Max'n Cheese are up for grabs Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Brick & Spoon

Copy Link
This Louisiana-based chain is built entirely around the concept of brunch, so you can guess that it's packed every weekend. Be ready to stand in line, although the build-your-own-Bloody Mary bar and Cajun dishes make the wait worthwhile for hungry brunchers.

Funky Chicken

Copy Link
Chicken is served in almost every way imaginable at this new Heights-area spot. It's a good option for early risers, since "Funky Brunch" is every Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Lowbrow

Copy Link
This Montrose bar is infused with the lively, artsy personalities of its owners, the guys behind Free Press Houston. So you might be surprised at how highbrow some dishes are, like the eggs benedict with foie gras over brioche toast or the Arabic style deep-fried omelet served with crème fraîche and tomato jam.

Cook & Collins

Copy Link
Southern comfort classics with some updated twists are on the menu, like the Creamsicle Texas Toast, which comes with custard and brown butter pineapple. Saturday brunch is from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m., along with the regular lunch menu which is served from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. See the complete menu here.

Triniti

Copy Link
The menu at Triniti is always changing, and the brunch options are no exception. Stop in for brunch and take some baked goods home, now that pastry chef Samantha Mendoza is hosting weekend pop-ups.

Brooklyn Athletic Club

Copy Link
BAC's typical lunch menu of large sandwiches and salads get enhanced for lunch with additions like nutella-stuffed French toast and corned beef hash. Owner Shepard Ross always has good drinks available, too.

Etoile Cuisine Et Bar

Copy Link
The menu includes homemade beignets with raspberry jam, warm croissants, a brie omelette with mushrooms and a bacon cheeseburger topped with a fried egg. And with famed pastry chef Jose Hernandez back, you'll want to order some desserts.

Caracol

This new brunch destination was instantly on brunch-goers radars' because it's owned by Hugo Ortega and Tracy Vaught, the names behind Houston brunch institutions Backstreet Cafe and Hugo's. A coastal Mexican spread of brunch dishes and cocktails are served from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sundays. The cost is $35 for adults and $12 for children ages 4 through 12; kids 3 and under eat free.

60 Degrees Mastercrafted

Helmed by Certified Master Chef Fritz Gitschner, this four-month-old River Oaks spot offers everything from a cold bar to an Akaushi Breakfast Burger and even chicken and waffles. The cold buffet, an entrée and the dessert buffet are all $37 per person.

El Big Bad

Steak and eggs is carne guisada con huevos at Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bottomless mimosas and solid Mexican fusion make this place a good spot for brunch.

Number 13

A build-your-own Bloody Mary bar and plenty of fresh seafood options make this upscale steakhouse worth the drive to Galveston on weekend mornings. The waterfront view doesn't hurt either.

MAX's Wine Dive

The new Montrose outpost is already serving stick-to-your-ribs goodness for brunch. Wings and doughnuts, Hangover Fries and Max'n Cheese are up for grabs Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Brick & Spoon

This Louisiana-based chain is built entirely around the concept of brunch, so you can guess that it's packed every weekend. Be ready to stand in line, although the build-your-own-Bloody Mary bar and Cajun dishes make the wait worthwhile for hungry brunchers.

Funky Chicken

Chicken is served in almost every way imaginable at this new Heights-area spot. It's a good option for early risers, since "Funky Brunch" is every Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Lowbrow

This Montrose bar is infused with the lively, artsy personalities of its owners, the guys behind Free Press Houston. So you might be surprised at how highbrow some dishes are, like the eggs benedict with foie gras over brioche toast or the Arabic style deep-fried omelet served with crème fraîche and tomato jam.

Cook & Collins

Southern comfort classics with some updated twists are on the menu, like the Creamsicle Texas Toast, which comes with custard and brown butter pineapple. Saturday brunch is from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m., along with the regular lunch menu which is served from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. See the complete menu here.

Triniti

The menu at Triniti is always changing, and the brunch options are no exception. Stop in for brunch and take some baked goods home, now that pastry chef Samantha Mendoza is hosting weekend pop-ups.

Brooklyn Athletic Club

BAC's typical lunch menu of large sandwiches and salads get enhanced for lunch with additions like nutella-stuffed French toast and corned beef hash. Owner Shepard Ross always has good drinks available, too.

Etoile Cuisine Et Bar

The menu includes homemade beignets with raspberry jam, warm croissants, a brie omelette with mushrooms and a bacon cheeseburger topped with a fried egg. And with famed pastry chef Jose Hernandez back, you'll want to order some desserts.

Related Maps