Best Places for Brunch in Houston
Some of our favorite establishments for mimosas and migas
Ah, brunch. That great gay pastime, sure to be filled with good food, strong drinks and a great time to spill the tea (gossip we mean). Whether you seek a relaxed bistro to enjoy French toast and coffee, or an up-tempo hotspot where bellinis flow all Sunday afternoon, Houston is a treasure trove of fantastic eateries to “do brunch." Here are a few highlights that are sure to fill your brunch cravings.
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Fried chicken and champagne, that’s all you need to know. Nothing pairs better with their comfort food than their DIY mimosas; you order the bottle of champagne and they supply carafes of juices for you to make a specialty cocktail just for you. The vibe at Max’s is friendly and low key, so bring your friends and settle in for a meal you won’t want to end.
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You don’t have to wait for the weekend to have brunch at Snooze because everyday is brunch day. Classic egg dishes smothered in hollandaise are always on the menu next to specialty cocktails and bloody marys loaded with delicious accoutrements. Don’t know what to get? Try their pancake flight where you get to choose three of their signature pancakes.
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Authentic Mexican cuisine reigns supreme at this restaurant from James Beard Award-winning chef Hugo Ortega. This Montrose eatery boasts delicious stuffed peppers and the best huevos rancheros in town. Wash it all down with one of their specialty margaritas or palomas.
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There’s no better place to get a little boozy than at A’Bouzy. This Upper Kirby haven is about all things bubbly, and offers a delightful brunch menu with fresh pastries, fried chicken with bacon gravy, and a fresh market raw and caviar bar.
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This Midtown establishment is a little piece of New Orleans tucked away in Houston. For more than 50 years, Brennan’s has been serving hungry Houstonians their famous turtle soup (trust us, it’s worth the trip alone), fresh seafood entrees and of course, decadent bananas foster prepared tableside. An extensive wine menu, Creole bloody marys and other specialty cocktails make this restaurant a classy way to enjoy brunch.
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The Breakfast Klub has earned its place as a Houston culinary institution, even getting the stamp of approval from Queen B, Beyonce, herself. Don’t feel overwhelmed if there is a long line, The Breakfast Klub’s wings, waffles and Southern-seasoned catfish are well worth the wait.
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With multiple locations, including a drive-thru location in the Heights, Common Bond is a no-frills choice for those who need brunch on the go. With a selection of traditional French pastries, a coffee menu that easily beats Starbucks, and sit-down options like avocado toast, smoked salmon lox tartines and croque-madames, this bistro is a relaxing and breezy brunch option.