The 10 Best Brunches in Houston 2015`
This Midtown staple, which showcases “the flavors of New Orleans cooking,” took top honors with voters, who gave it high marks for the "elegant setting," "phenomenal" service and "tasty" food. “It’s what brunch is intended to be," proclaimed one voter.
What to order: Shrimp and grits, eggs Brennan.
You can’t lose at this Montrose restaurant, which serves the "best Mexican food in Houston, hands down." Kick back in the “beautiful" yet "homey" dining room and enjoy “a wide variety of options,” ranging from ceviches and sopas to traditional huevos preparations.
What to order: Chilaquiles, chocolate and churros.
If you're looking for an “inventive menu with a beautiful setting,” this Galleria hot spot is the right place for you. Hit it up on the weekends for "excellent" Mexican coastal cooking and solid brunch cocktails.
What to order: Chiles rellenos with eggs, huevos de Mexico.
Although the Montrose area bakery and cafe has no official brunch menu, breakfast-time fare is standout thanks to the “fun changing menu" of "amazing pastries and coffee.” Not only do Houstonians consider the baked goods "the finest in town," but they give savory dishes a huge thumbs up too.
What to order: Soft scramble with herbs and Parmesan or almond croissant.
- River Oaks
Set in a cozy converted house, this River Oaks gem boasts a “great setting" that's especially "good for special occasions." The kitchen turns out an "inventive take on traditional foods,” like skillet cinnamon rolls, mushroom soup and shrimp and grits.
What to order: Backstreet Benedict with aged Virginia ham, asparagus, grits and cheddar-chive biscuits.
- Rice Village
It’s hard to choose from the “big menu with many choices” at this popular hangout with outposts in Rice Village and Washington Corridor. Grab a seat at a table or have a “fun time at the bar with delicious food and drinks,” including several "different varieties of mimosas."
What to order: French toast with vanilla whipped cream, apricot jam and cane syrup.
- Washington Corridor
The rollicking Washington Avenue pub boasts a “fun atmosphere" at night and also during the day. Wash down the "tasty" comfort food ("Love those biscuits!" says one voter) with a brew from the lengthy roster of craft beers on tap.
What to order: Fried chicken biscuits and eggs.
- Washington Corridor
"Perfection!" says one diner about the brunch at this hip mini-chain, where the "vibrant scene" provides the "best atmosphere" for daytime wining and dining. The affordable comfort-food fare is another draw, along with the patio.
What to order: Jake cakes and wings (three Southern fried chicken wings served over three corn-jalapeño cornbread griddle cakes).
A “beautiful patio and healthy food choices” make brunch at this low-key spot a no-brainer. While there can be a “crazy-long wait,” it’s worth it for the “cute atmosphere and yummy food.”
What to order: The omelet station and a waffle bar are always a hit.