Where to Brunch in Houston, TexasJune 1, 2020 | By Leah Freeman-Haskin
Houston is a vibrant city offering visitors and residents eclectic, culture-filled neighborhoods, public art spaces, and memorable attractions. According to visithoustontexas.com, countless cutting-edge chefs have made a home in Houston, where diners eat out more than residents of any other city. Here, you’ll find James Beard Award winners and internationally renowned chefs serving up innovative cuisine that frequently catches the attention of foodies in Mic.com, Food & Wine, and Bon Appetit.
If you find yourself in the country’s fourth-largest city, here are a few brunch spots you don’t want to miss. From classic American favorites to Cajun infusions, Houston has something for every appetite.
Dedicated to using the highest quality and freshest ingredients possible, Dish Society sources the majority of its items from local suppliers. Their hearty brunch menu includes mid-morning favorites like chicken and biscuits, French toast, and their Southern Skillet Breakfast with pork sausage, skillet potatoes, jalapeños, onions, peppers, scallions, gruyere, gravy, and sunny side eggs. With three locations across Houston, you shouldn’t have to travel too far for a delicious brunch and a memorable experience.
The Breakfast Klub
Recognized as one of the best breakfast restaurants in the nation by Good Morning America, USA Today, Esquire and Forbes, The Breakfast Klub is a black-owned eatery specializing in everyone’s favorite meal of the day. Head to midtown Houston to start your weekend with a hearty meal of wings and grits, pork chops and eggs, or one of their breakfast sandwiches like the b.e.t. made with bacon, egg, and tomato on toasted sourdough.
Late morning is the perfect time to visit Xochi and indulge in a decadent brunch with friends. Located downtown on the first floor of the Marriott Marquis Houston, Xochi celebrates the culinary and indigenous richness of Oaxaca, Mexico, and its varied geographic regions and preservation of primitive customs with an unrivaled menu of Oaxaca-inspired food and drink. Enjoy their Saturday brunch menu featuring everything from vegetarian options to chocolate desserts.
Snooze, an A.M. Eatery
Snooze is known for serving up a twist on breakfast by starting with responsibly sourced ingredients and bringing them together in unexpected ways. The only downside of this neighborhood favorite is not having room to try everything on the menu. Pancakes, French toast, and benedicts add a dose of familiarity to the menu, while certain items take a nice twist on classic options like the Bravacado Toast made with rustic bread toasted with garlic oil, smashed avocado, red onion honey jam, roasted tomato, topped with citronette and Parmesan dressed greens, and two cage-free sunny side up eggs.
This Cajun-Creole brasserie pairs European and Gulf Coast dishes in the Greenway Plaza neighborhood of Houston. Locals flock to Eunice to enjoy decadent brunches on the outdoor patio. Late morning people-watching is paired with Cajun favorites including jumbo gulf shrimp and grits, Cajun duck poppers, and roasted oysters. The bread pudding dessert is a must-have to wrap-up the perfect meal.
Be sure to call ahead and make reservations at these local favorites that fill up quickly on the weekends. Happy brunching and your stomach will thank you!