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Best Brunch in Houston
Sunday brunch in Houston is an event that many plan their entire week around, and for good reason. With the huge variety of cuisine, style and atmosphere there are countless local brunch spots that leave mouths watering. Here are some of the most popular brunch spots in the city:
Brennan's in Historic Midtown
Brennan’s—Originally opened in 1967 as a sister restaurant to the world famous Commander’s Palace in New Orleans, Brennan’s Houston has evolved into the city’s premier destination for memorable dining served with true southern hospitality. The Creole Jazz Brunch remains a four star tradition among Houston Sunday brunch enthusiasts. The air is filled with jazz and classic favorites are served including the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Omlette and Louisiana Blue Crab Scrambled Eggs.
The inside of Zelko Bistro in the Heights
Zelko Bistro—Jamie Zelko heads Zelko Bistro, a lovely Heights neighborhood café known for its reasonably priced wine list and yummy menu items such as Captian’s Crunch Chicken and the Boss Burger. In 2010 the Houston Press gave Zelko Bistro the Best Comfort Food award, and for good reason. This cozy, converted house in the Heights offers everything comfort food should be: inexpensive, well-made, thoughtfully presented, delicious food from childhood that is served with a warm smile. A hidden garden-style patio makes this one of the best bets in town for a wonderful meal on all fronts.
Benhy's popular brunch dish Crispy Chicken and Waffles
Benjy's—This hot spot with two locations, one in Rice Village and the newest location on Washington Ave, serves up scrumptious dishes and is a winner every time. Start with the White Peach or Blood Orange Mimosas and then sample the housemade Biscuits and Hamburger Gravy. Two more specials are the Crunchy Chicken and Waffles (with blueberry-banana compote, Steen’s Cane Syrup and Applewood smoked bacon) and Benjy’s famous Crunchy French Toast.
Backstreet Cafe in River Oaks
Backstreet—Located in a quaint old house in River Oaks, Backstreet Cafe is a cherished favorite of locals. The best way to do brunch at Backstreet is on the New Orleans style patio. For their specialties try the Spinach Soufflé with mushrooms, poached eggs topped with sabayon and crumbled crisp bacon, and served with a small artichoke salad. Another favorite is the Shredded Pork and Potato Hash with poached eggs, avocado and tomatillo salsa. Or if you prefer to keep it simple you can opt for the Bistro Breakfast which is a grilled four ounce tenderloin served with two poached eggs, rosemary potato cake, spinach and tomato hollandaise.
Tiny Boxwoods' outdoor patio feels like a secret garden
Tiny Boxwoods—Tiny Boxwood, located inside the Thompson & Hanson nursery, feels a lot like a secret garden. You can sit inside but we recommend the patio where you can enjoy brunch items such as Bacon & Egg Pizza and Steak & Avacodo Salad.