The 17 Absolute Best Brunches in Houston Right Now

Kick off the weekend with Tex-Mex favorites, upscale French spreads, and cheeky vegan Benedicts.

Brunch has always exuded a cozy and, obviously, delicious confidence that both breakfast and lunch seem to lack. Stunning restaurant patios and sunny dining rooms elevate our mid-mornings with tender smoked meats, bottomless Mimosas, zesty huevos rancheros, and vegan French toast ladled with sticky-sweet syrup. It’s a weekend dream come true. And thankfully, H-town has always known its way around a chicken fried steak and eggs. So, if you’re on the hunt for a new go-to spot to kick off your Sunday Funday, these 17 standout brunch specialists most certainly have your back.

Korny Vibes

Montrose
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It’s no secret that Houston has welcomed health-focused chefs and their inventive menus with wide open arms as of late—consider crafting your own plant-based food crawl around the city and you would do the same. And the cuisine truly comes alive during brunch, as Korny Vibes perfectly rpoves. From 11 am to 3:30 pm, cuddle up with Chikn Waffle Sliders slathered with signature Honee Butter, Belgian Waffles, Egg and Potato Tacos remixed with jalapeños, cheddar, and Beyond Meat sausage, and a country-fried platter complete with an Impossible Steak smothered in gravy, green onions, eggs, and hash browns. Is it 11am yet?

 

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Fegen’s
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Fegen’s

Heights
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When chef Lance Fegen—who also backs Liberty Kitchen—brought this immaculate ode to classic Italian-American eats to the Heights, we were immediately obsessed. This spot has a little of everything, not to mention, a hearty brunch menu that’ll have you counting the days until their Steak and Poached Eggs return. Other highlights include omelets brimming with cheese and bacon, buttermilk pancakes with grilled bacon, berries, and warm maple syrup, and burgers complimented with toppings like fried eggs, hash browns, gravy, and you guessed it—more bacon. Even better, diners can down all these treats alongside half-off Mimosas.
 

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Squable
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Squable

Heights
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Hometown heroes Bobby Heugel of Anvil (which, might we add, hits the mark with their frosty cocktails and classic spritzes) and Justin Yu of Theodore Rex fame are two of the masterminds behind this Heights powerhouse, which rocks both a stunning Sunday brunch and a pleasant patio to enjoy it on. In the kitchen, Mark Clayton and crew whip up scratch-made breakfast-inspired dishes like Dutch Baby Pancakes bathed in maple butter, a Wagyu Shortrib swimming in creamy hollandaise and fried potatoes, Oyster Mushroom Hash, biscuits buttered in a salted yogurt spread, a and Lè Brunch Burger, a Raclette-smothered stout beef patty piled with lardons, dijonaise, and a fried egg.

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Lucille's

Museum District
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If you’ve ever needed a reminder as to how delicious Southern fare can be, Lucille’s awaits. Here, brunchers can stroll through a tropical paradise with a cocktail—we’re talking orange and lavender surprises, a classic Margarita, and an explosive Firecracker concoction that positions the heat first, citrus second. Then, dig into delights like Chicken and Sweet Potato Waffles engulfed in pecan-laced syrup and chilis, Grits laden with either plump shrimp or catfish, French Toast drizzled with berries, and a light Eggs Benny with all the veggies. Southern hospitality indeed.

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Eunice

Greenway Plaza
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Helmed by internationally trained chef Drake Leonards (whose pedigree includes NOLA hotspots like August, Domenica, and Shaya), this Cajun-Creole brasserie pairs European and Gulf Coast bites with one of the most gorgeous dining spaces in town. Experience sensory overload in the form of Hearth-roasted Oysters, double-smoked Duck Poppers, omelets gorged with blue crab, artichokes, and creamy spinach, and Gulf Shrimp Etouffee courtesy of this lavish brunch spread.

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A’Bouzy

River Oaks
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Treat yourself to a booze-fueled brunch (sparkling options start at $12 and go all the way up to $2,000) complete with Puff Pastries and jam, a savory Eggs Benedict, smoked salmon burrowed in a blend of cream cheese, finely chopped veggies, and boiled eggs, shrimp-stuffed tacos, and crispy Pommes Frites that take a double dip in duck fat before finished with a special aioli at this chic brunch favorite. It’s also a people-watching favorite if you opt to dine in for Saturday and Sunday brunch.

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Superica
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Superica

Heights
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Make your way through the playbook of Tejano classics at this Heights-area joint, a rundown that features savory staples like Chilaquiles, Migas, Delta-style Tamales and Eggs, and Egg Sandwiches on hefty slabs of Texas Toast. Those with a sweet tooth head straight for the signature Hotcakes, double or triple-stacked and finished with a dollop of whipped butter, sugar dust, and buttermilk syrup. Brunch runs Saturday and Sundays from 11 am - 3 pm, and there’s a cute patio space with plenty of shade if you feel like dining al fresco.
How to book: Join the waitlist.

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Dish Society

Multiple locations
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You can feel pretty fantastic about smashing thick Buttermilk Biscuits and Fried Chicken soaked in gravy when brunching at this local mini-chain. That’s because those aforementioned biscuits are made fresh, the chicken is cage-free, and the gravy, well, it’s damn tasty. The farm-to-table spot puts an emphasis on all things farm, with a focus on locally raised meats and agriculture produced in or around Houston.

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There are times when brunch calls for inexpensive Prosecco and a plate of crispy bacon. And then, there are times when brunch calls for an epic three-course feast that makes you feel like you own an oil company—and that’s where this jazzy New Orleans-bred classic comes in. They’re currently offering dine-in service, and the the Big Easy-inspired courtyard is definitely something you should experience. Expect Snapping Turtle Soup, Premium Gulf Oysters, addictive Creole Bread Pudding, and on-theme boozy selections like Brandy Milk Punch and spicy Creole Bloody Marys.

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Common Bond

Multiple locations
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Rest assured that the bond between traditional French cuisine and upbeat Houston fare is resolutely solid here—just hit up any one of Common Bond’s four locations (or one of two drive-thru On-The-Go locales off Heights Boulevard and in Garden Oaks) to see for yourself. Brunchy bistro eats run the gamut from Smoked Salmon Lox Tartines and Croque-Madames to Tamale Benedicts and Buttermilk Biscuits with jalapeño-sausage gravy. Finish it off with an order of Boston Cream Kugelhopf (a fulfilling ring-shaped pastry dusted with sugar), rainbow-hued Macarons, and chocolate-laced Croissants that run bigger than your head. Normal sized croissants? Yeah, we don’t know her.

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State Fare Kitchen & Bar
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Sometimes, you just want your weekend brunch with a side of gluttony, amirite? And that’s exactly why you should seek out this comfort food emporium. The food here is lowbrow in a good way—think Big Brunch Burgers topped with spicy brown sugar bacon, egg, American cheese, and hash browns; buttery biscuits sopping with house sausage and East Texas cream gravy; and XXL Griddlecakes for two, served with good old-fashioned maple syrup and whipped butter or topped with anything from toasted pecans and blueberries to H-town hot chicken.

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Pondicheri

Greenway - Upper Kirby Area
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If you haven’t yet had everything cardamom-kissed and cinnamon-spiced from this Indo-fusion street eats spot, you’ve been brunching wrong. Remedy that by indulging in options from Pondicheri’s fast-casual cafe and upstairs bake lab. Wake-me-up treats include Everything but the Kitchen Sink Omelets, Ghee Burgers, gluten-free Dosa Waffles laced with your choice of sweet or savory toppings (fresh herbs, nuts, and citrus, just to name a few), Carrot Quinoa Muffins, and a superlative Chai Custard Pie armed with a cookie crust that definitely qualifies as brunch, no matter what the menu says.

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MAX's Wine Dive

Washington
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Fried chicken and the finest bottle of Champagne—it’s what’s for brunch. Snag a bottle of bubbly or a Mimosa to pair with Jalapeño Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Waffles, Cheesy Grits and bacon in a spicy fennel broth, Red Velvet Pancakes, and an Eggs Benedict riff that takes crispy chicken, throws it on some honey-coated biscuits, adds poached eggs, and finishes the whole experience with a black pepper cream gravy blanket. Yes, you do deserve this./

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With locations dotting the city, this ever-expanding Denver-born chain has earned Houston’s affection one loaded omelet at a time. This is the spot for pancake flights and hollandaise-coated everything, and all of its goods are both wallet-friendly and available for takeout. But the best part? You can unofficially “brunch” here seven days a week. Order delights such as overstuffed Burritos and Tacos, Blueberry Danish Pancakes, French Toast garnished in coconut shavings, fresh fruit, and sweet cream, Habanero Pork Belly Bennies, and Big Bloodys and Lil’ Screwdrivers to wash it all down.

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Bludorn

Montrose
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Chef Aaron Bludorn’s namesake stunner is probably Houston’s top culinary addition of the past few years, and the always-excellent Sunday brunch makes that ring even truer. Start with oysters every which way (i.e. raw, fried, and roasted) alongside a Foie Gras Brioche that will leave you swooning before treating yourself to cheesy stars such as Khachapuri (an oval-shaped cheese bread with an egg baked in the center), cheddar- and scallion-decked biscuits, saucy Short Rib Ravioli, and, last but definitely not least, a giant Cinnamon Roll Skillet for the table because, well, duh. Or keep it to yourself, because also… duh.

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Sure, you’ll want to visit this Tex-Mex haven for insanely good fajitas and spicy queso dip, but hit it up a little earlier in the day to get in on the badass weekend brunch. That’s when the OG platters storm the stage in a savory performance, starting with Huevos Rancheros plated with crispy bacon, Pecan Waffles drizzled with either maple, agave, or Jamaica syrup, Chilaquiles Verdes, and Mexican-style Shrimp and Grits before moving onto a Red Chile Pork Posole sure to cure any hangover (with help from a Bloody Maria or two, obviously).

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A Spaghetti Sandwich is likely something you never knew you wanted, but trust us when we say you most definitely do. It’s just one of many the wonders dreamt up by Justin Yu, Bobby Heugel, and the rest of the clever BLT crew. Sharing the spotlight is the tastiest Bloody Mary in town—plus a tomatillo version if you’re feeling tangy—both of which sit pretty next to that burrata-topped, parmesan-crusted hand-held pasta masterpiece. Equally as important is the MOB (mortadella on a bun with anchovy aioli, pepperoncini, and fried egg), and the sweet-and-sour Griddled Pancakes, which illuminates in flavor with their sweet cream cheese, streusel crumblings, and pickled berry toppings. Oh, and don’t forget the beef gravy-topped Hangover Hash Browns—let’s just say they’re awaiting your call.

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Adrianne Reece is a Houston-based writer with a soft spot for all things culture, entertainment, and lifestyle. When not writing about the city, she’s probably in a three-hour scrolling binge on Twitter obsessing over streetwear and neutral mood boards. Oh, and anime… maybe a little too much. Follow her @anicaurora.

Brooke Viggiano is a Houston-basedwriterwho suddenly has a ton of weekend plans. Follow her journeys on IG@brookiefafaor on Twitter@brookeviggiano.