As one of the better-known cities in Texas, it’s no surprise that Houston is a popular travel destination and the home of many. There’s so much to do and see in this town, but believe it or not, the real attraction, in my opinion, is the restaurant scene. Though many eateries in this town deserve attention, I would argue that the brunch spots are a great place to start. So, let’s explore all of the brunch options in town. I’ve created a list of my favorite spots, including some that even offer bottomless mimosas, so you don’t have to stress about choosing a place.
Brunch is an amazing meal not only for the versatility in the food but also because of the delicious cocktails that come with it. As a result, I’ve included spots with great deals on drinks including bottomless specials and carafe specials. Keep reading to learn a bit about each restaurant!
Hearsay Market Square
218 Travis St, Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 225-8079
When you want to keep it casual but not too laid-back, Hearsay Market Square is the perfect brunch spot. This local pub is upscale yet casual and serves New American cuisine and innovative drinks. Housed in an 1880s building, you’ll be able to take in some history, too. Hearsay Market Square serves brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Be sure to try the jumbo bacon-wrapped shrimp and grits, Hearsay fried chicken and waffle, brunch steak and eggs, or bread pudding french toast. Don’t forget to sip on a brunch cocktail!
Bosscat Kitchen & Libations
4310 Westheimer Rd #150, Houston, TX 77027
Phone: (281) 501-1187
With over 1,500 reviews on Google, it’s clear that Bosscat Kitchen & Libations is a popular brunch destination in Houston. Serving elevated American cuisine in addition to whiskey and other drinks, this is the perfect place to enjoy some brunch. Bruch is served on the weekends at Bosscat Kitchen & Libations and features creative takes on classic dishes. We recommend the donut burger, apple cheesecake waffle, totchos, or Fruity Pebbles french toast. Be sure to order a carafe of mimosas for $30!
5512 La Branch St, Houston, TX 77004
Phone: (713) 568-2505
If you’re in the mood for comfort food, Lucille’s is the best place to be. With an emphasis on Southern dishes made by a classically trained chef, you’re bound to enjoy yourself here. With over 2,000 reviews on Google, it’s obvious this spot is a can’t-miss restaurant. Brunch is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lucille’s. Try out the hot chicken sandwich, croissant french toast, catfish and grits, or biscuit benedict. Make sure to grab a carafe of mimosas to complete your meal!
Federal American Grill
8731 Katy Fwy Suite 150, Houston, TX 77024
Phone: (832) 910-7777
An unassuming but just as exciting brunch spot in Houston you have to try is Federal American Grill. This local chain offers American cuisine and plenty of whiskey as well as other cocktails. With hundreds of reviews about the food, service, and atmosphere, it’s clear people really like it here. Federal American Grill serves brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. We recommend the creme brulee french toast, federal breakfast sandwich, or full federal breakfast. Be sure to grab a carafe of mimosas, Aperol spritz, French 75, or mango island!
Phil & Derek’s Restaurant
1701 Webster St, Houston, TX 77003
Phone: (281) 501-3261
Hoping to try something new for brunch? We suggest visiting Phil & Derek’s Restaurant. Serving Cajun-Creole fare, this spot is like no other. With live music and and an open patio, you’ll be able to sit back and relax with no problem. Brunch is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at Phil Derek’s Restaurant. Be sure to try the lobster and waffles, shrimp and grits, the waffle sandwich, or bananas foster pancakes. Don’t forget to take advantage of their $10 champagne bottles and $5 juice carafes for build your own mimosas for an option that is pretty much bottomless!
Cyclone Anaya’s Tex-Mex Kitchen
1710 Durham Dr, Houston, TX 77007
Phone: (713) 862-3209
If you’re not feeling quite as adventurous, Cyclone Anaya’s Tex-Mex Kitchen serves a more familiar but just as tasty brunch. As the name may suggest, this spot serves Tex-Mex cuisine in addition to delicious margaritas. Cyclone Anaya’s offers brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Try out the huevos con chorizo, breakfast nachos, pancakes, or migas. Make sure to grab a carafe of mimosas or poinsettias or take advantage of the build-your-own mimosa deal!
3939 San Felipe St, Houston, TX 77027
Phone: (713) 528-2264
Established in 1973, Ouisie’s Table has been serving up delicious brunch to the Houston area for decades now. This local restaurant serves typical Southern cuisine in a sleek and refined dining room. Brunch is full of amazing plates and drinks at Ouisie’s Table. We recommend the fried chicken and waffle, cheese and scallions biscuits and eggs, Lucy’s cornmeal pancakes, or Ouisie’s breakfast quesadilla. Be sure to order a carafe of mimosas or bellinis to go with your meal!
2300 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098
Phone: (713) 722-6899
When you’re craving something French, a’Bouzy should be your go-to restaurant. This little Houston bistro serves French-inspired American cuisine so you can feel like you’re on vacation. And with plenty of wine, you’re guaranteed to enjoy yourself here. a’Bouzy hosts brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Be sure to try the brioche french toast, hot smoked honey and sriracha salmon, provencal baked ouefs, or heirloom tomato galette and egg. Don’t forget to sip on a glass or two of the countless wines they offer!
The Union Kitchen
6011 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007
Phone: (713) 242-8151
Though it’s only about a decade old, The Union Kitchen has quickly become a crowd-pleaser when it comes to brunch. This local restaurant serves unique cuisine from American classics to global dishes. There are so many great selections to choose from the brunch menu at The Union Kitchen. Try out the union’s beignets, Peggy’s lobster, crispy crab benedict, or hash hangover burger. Make sure to finish with a delicious handcrafted cocktail or a coffee drink!
3614 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77027
Phone: (713) 622-4224
Opened just ten years ago, Tiny Boxwoods is a brunch spot that is sure to leave your stomach full and your tastebuds happy. This cafe serves breakfast and lunch on a beautiful patio draped in plenty of greenery. Brunch is served from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday at Tiny Boxwoods. We recommend the garden quiche, mother’s breakfast, lucky burger, or salmon provencal salad. Be sure to check out the cocktail menu while you’re there!
1103 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77019
Phone: (713) 521-2239
In search of a high-end restaurant for brunch in the Houston area? We suggest Backstreet Cafe. This neighborhood restaurant serves homestyle New American cuisine. With gourmet cocktails and an amazing atmosphere, it’s no surprise this place has done so well for itself. Backstreet Cafe offers brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Be sure to try the brioche french toast, shrimp and stone-ground cheese grits, salmon tacos, or hot chicken sandwich. Don’t forget to order a glass of wine – the options are unlimited here!
1050 Yale St suite 100, Houston, TX 77008
Phone: (713) 861-3474
Trying to find some of the freshest food in town? Head over to Dish Society for brunch. This local restaurant serves amazing food made from locally-sourced ingredients. With a farm-to-table approach, you can count on everything being fresh and delicious. Brunch is available every day at Dish Society. Try out the Southern breakfast skillet, Nutella french toast, brisket n’ eggs, or pineapple shrimp tacos. Make sure to check out the drink menu including beer flights for only $10, which is the next best thing to a bottomless option!
1001 Austin St, Houston, TX 77010
Phone: (832) 360-2222
Though it’s a pub, you don’t want to overlook MKT Bar when it comes to brunch. This urban-chic spot serves upscale comfort cuisine alongside craft beer and cocktails. With live music, there’s plenty to keep you entertained, too. MKT Bar serves brunch on Saturday and Sunday, so plan accordingly. We recommend the hill-country chicken and waffle, fresh-fruit waffle, egg-white frittata, or black pepper waffle. Be sure to grab a bloody mary or mimosa as well!
The General Public
797 Sorella Ct Ste 118, Houston, TX 77024
Phone: (832) 690-4450
Completing our list of brunches in Houston is The General Public. This local tavern serves American cuisine in addition to an extensive drink menu. With an inviting crowd and atmosphere, you’ll feel right at home at this spot. Brunch is from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at The General Public. Be sure to try the sunny enchiladas, shakshuka, ribeye steak sandwich, or cinnamon french toast. Don’t forget the pitcher of mimosas or sangria for $20 or $30 respectively!