In Houston, brunch allows you to combine the best of both worlds; you can get breakfast tacos and biscuits with barbecue and boudin, but more importantly, you can get all these delicious breakfast-lunch combos with booze before noon.
This beautiful oak-shaded restaurant is the embodiment of legendary writer JRR Tolkien’s opening lines to The Hobbit, “It was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.” At The Hobbit Cafe you’ll find comfort is abundant. Enjoy a laid-back atmosphere and $3.50 mimosas, bellinis and bloody Marys. Make sure to try out one of their specialty pancakes served with delicious maple syrup.
Hobbit Cafe, 2243 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX, +1 713-526-5460
Pondicheri is the type of establishment that is difficult to describe because there’s nothing quite like it. It’s a delicious fusion of Texan and Indian cuisine that surprises your taste buds in the most delightful ways with every meal. Pondicheri offers a bold, eclectic selection of fresh coffee and teas that go perfectly with their outstanding baked goods from the “bakery lab.” Pondicheri is not just among the best brunches in Upper Kirby but one of the best in the city. For a unique experience, try The Morning Thali, a traditional variety plate filled with flavor.
Pondicheri, West Ave, 2800 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX, +1 713-522-2022
Triniti serves brunch for the gentry, offering a combination of American flavors and classic French technique that produces some of the most inventive brunch dishes you’ll ever have the pleasure of tasting. The brunch menu is subject to change but one dish you’ll find year round is the foie gras breakfast, consisting of seared foie gras with cinnamon-orange monkey bread, orange, bacon marmalade, a quail’s egg and apple slices. You’ll be thinking about how great this brunch was all day.
Triniti Restaurant and Bar, 2815 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX, +1 713-527-9090
The brunch at Tiny Boxwood’s is simple and sophisticated. The beautiful patio and bottomless mimosas are a match made in heaven. Specialties on the menu include breakfast pizzas and brunch burgers. For the full experience, make sure to order the french picnic with delicious rosemary ham or the morning cheese and meat board that is served with heavenly jalapeno jelly. Don’t leave without trying one of their famous pastries. You’ll fall in love with the simplicity and quality of everything offered at Tiny Boxwood’s.
Tiny Boxwoods, 3614 W Alabama St, Houston, TX, +1 713-622-4224
Grace’s is a restaurant dedicated to the grandmother of Houston restaurant mogul Johnny Carrabba. The atmosphere, food and service all make you feel like you’re sitting at your grandmother’s table. The homespun vibe carries over onto the menu where you’ll find southern classics at their best such as biscuits and gravy, shrimp and grits and chicken and waffles. Frozen mimosas will help you ease into the rest of the day. You’ll leave Grace’s satisfied and happy, just as your grandma would want.
Grace’s, 3111 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX, +1 713-728-6410