Published on June 4, 2015

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the best brunch spots in Houston
The ultimate guide to brunch, plus a few mouthwatering dishes you won't want to miss!

With a rustic interior that boasts of Southern charm, this Houston hotspot isn’t afraid to take a few chances when it comes to their menu. From brisket tacos to their famous mac n’ cheese, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

what to order:
Beaver-Rito – flour tortilla, beans, bbq brisket, smoky queso, habanero salsa, and 2 fried eggs

2310 Decatur St, Houston, TX 77007

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backstreet cafe

​Set in a cozy spot in a 30s-inspired space, the Backstreet Cafe provides diners with a unique experience including live jazz on Sundays and a diverse menu that changes seasonally.

what to order:
smoked chicken and potato hash – smoked chicken, roasted tomato, avocado, and tortilla strips

Backstreet Cafe
1103 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77019

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Home to a 3,600-sq-ft bricked patio, this modern tapas restaurant features a menu filled with dishes inspired by South American cuisine.

what to order:
Ropa Vieja – sweet potato hash, poached egg, salsa criolla

908 Congress Ave, Houston, TX 77002

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brasserie 19

Consider it a slice of Paris, right in the heart of Texas. This trendy location infuses traditional and modern French cuisine for a truly unique dining experience.

what to order:
Croissant Sandwich – house made breakfast sausage, sunny-side egg, American cheese

Brasserie 19
River Oaks Shopping Center, 1962 W Gray St, Houston, TX 77019

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brick & spoon

Aside from their delicious cajun-creole dishes, this quaint location spices up Sunday brunch with live music from local acts and delicious Bloody Marys.

what to order:
killer creole omelette – gulf shrimp, tasso, onions, red and green bell peppers, cheddar jack cheese, topped with house made hollandaise

Brick & Spoon
1312 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77006

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common bond cafe & bakery

From warm lattes and colorful treats, to a yogurt parfait featuring a house-made jam and pain perdu, this charming bakery is all about using the freshest ingredients for a delightfully pleasant meal.

what to order:
ham and egg torta – soft poached egg, provolone, guacamole, salsa, roja, crema, jalapenos, lettuce, telera roll

Common Bond Cafe & Bakery
1706 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

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cook & collins

The perfect spot for any occasion plus a menu filled with unique creations – Cinnamon Crunch “French” Toast anyone? Its larger than life options make it hard to choose just one dish, but that’s what keeps everyone coming back for more.

what to order:
fat elvis pancakes – banana pancakes, whipped peanut butter, smoked bacon, banana syrup

Cook & Collins
2416 Brazos St, Houston, TX 77006

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hearsay gastro lounge

With a past dating back to the Civil War, this historic landmark provides an enchanting experience that’s hard to replicate anywhere else.

what to order:
egg benedict – Canadian bacon, creamed spinach, arugula salad, fruit

Hearsay Gastro Lounge
218 Travis St, Houston, TX 77002

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max’s wine dive

This laid-back locale offers a menu filled with gourmet comfort foods that'll satisfy all your Southern cravings. Don't miss out on the fried chicken with a side of champagne.

what to order:
famous southern fried chicken – jalapeno-buttermilk marinated chicken, with home fries, collard greens, and Texas toast

Max’s Wine Dive
4720 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007

214 Fairview St #2
Houston, TX 77006

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the grove

With a rooftop garden filled with fresh herbs and produce, The Grove provides diners with plenty of farm-to-table options, right in the heart of downtown Houston.

what to order:
corned beef hash – poached egg, cheddar grits, arugula, pickled chiles

The Grove
1611 Lamar St, Houston, TX 77010

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tiny boxwoods

A whimsical locale sets the scene for this inspired rustic eatery. Don't miss out on their very special breakfast pizzas.

what to order:
potato and egg pizza – with feta cheese, fresh basil pesto, and a sunny side up egg

Tiny Boxwoods
3614 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77027

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tony mandola’s

From Mandola’s Shrimp and Grits to Grandma’s lasagna, this family-run joint features the best of the South with an Italian twist. Now that's a home cooked meal you won't want to miss.

what to order:
frangelico french toast – thick cut brioche with warm hazelnut syrup, applewood bacon, fresh berries, and powdered sugar

Tony Mandola’s
1212 Waugh Dr, Houston, TX 77019