The Best Brunch Spots In Houston's West University Neighborhood, Texas

Photo of Morgan
30 October 2016

This Houston neighborhood may be home to Rice University, but West University has other quirks that add to its charm, from countless shops to great places to grab a bite to eat. If you’re a breakfast or brunch aficionado, here are five of our favorite breakfast and brunch spots in West University.

West University | © Laurence Simon/Flickr

Tiny Boxwoods

With a cozy French country feel, Tiny Boxwoods is the perfect place for brunch. With menu names that pay homage to Houston, the food and atmosphere are sublime. Try the West U special; scrambled eggs, pecan smoked bacon, fried potatoes, homemade biscuits, and homemade strawberry jam. Come hungry and enjoy your meal on the ivy-lined patio.

Tiny Boxwoods | ©

Black Walnut Café

This chain definitely has a knack for making visitors feel cozy, at every location. Black Walnut Cafe in West University is no different. The excellent breakfast and brunch menu will satisfy your hunger. Located in the heart of the Rice Village shopping center, Black Walnut Café has been in West University for years and has no intention of leaving.

Black Walnut Cafe | © Annie Mole/Flickr

Buffalo Grille

The Buffalo Grille seems to be a favorite among locals. What’s not to love about this fast and casual hot spot? Breakfast is served all day, so don’t worry about visiting later in the day. You can build your own omelet or try one of their breakfast tacos. Whichever option you choose, you’ll be treated to fresh and authentic food.


With delectable dishes and typical Texas hospitality, Benjy’s serves breakfast just right. Try the Benjy’s French toast, with brioche, vanilla whipped cream, and pomegranate chutney – you can’t go wrong with such a mouth-watering choice.

Brunch at Benjy’s | © mario/Flickr

Hungry’s Café and Bistro

The name of this cafe says it all – Hungry’s is the perfect spot for a family-friendly breakfast or brunch. This new American cafe serves up delicious crab cake eggs Benedict, and each dish is picture-perfect. With an upscale feel, you’re bound to make Hungry’s a new haunt.

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