Houston's Top Places to Do Brunch this Mother's Day 2016
Mother’s Day is around the corner! Don’t fret about where to eat, we did the work for you!
If you’re not a Sunday regular at Tiny’s No. 5, then you probably don’t know about the Montecito, a “creamy strawberry, spinach and banana concoction,” topped off with Tiny’s house granola (a personal favorite), goji berries, agave, and fresh fruit. On the friendly blackboard written menu, you can also find delicious, hearty sandwiches, an array of salad options, and even breakfast-style pizza. Don’t forget to add a Weekend Warrior Smoothie (house greens) or a Mint Lemonade to top off your brunch with mom!
Check out this recipe to make your own breakfast pizza at home
With both gluten free and vegetarian options, Dish Society is a definite crowd pleaser if you’re going to brunch with a big group of people with everyone’s moms for Mother’s Day! If you’re in the mood for coffee, an elixir, or juice, you’ve come to the right place. Dish Society even has a juice called Green Society that is so healthy, you might even let yourself indulge on a much less healthy meal than you originally intended. A house favorite at Dish Society is the Nutella French Toast… as for why it’s a house favorite, I think it’s name speaks for itself. A personal (and house) favorite is the grilled pesto chicken sandwich on a crisp pretzel bread bun.
True Food Kitchen
True Food Kitchen has gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan options, but you can also find Mother’s Day featured specials here! Featured specials include the grilled avocado and organic egg sandwich, and a lovely sparkling honey-do cocktail. If that mix doesn’t do it for you, then take a look at the regular brunch menu, you can find natural refreshers and smoothies, and brunch ranging from tofu burritos to an organic Tuscan kale salad, to street tacos and shaved turkey wraps. Try it out for yourself, because True Food Kitchen really does make “honest food that tastes really good!”
According to many publications, like the Houston Post, Dallas Observer, Indianapolis Star, and many more, Le Peep is the number one breakfast and brunch restaurant to eat at. Each location is just as kid-friendly as the next, and the menu is, too. Choosing what you want to eat might be difficult, but have everyone choose wisely, because you’ll want to try a little bit of everyone’s dish! You’ll have an endless supply of steaming coffee and a big plate of eggs and crispy bacon, homemade pancakes, or even crepes –– whatever you’re dreaming of, they can whip it up!
With Houston's eclectic culinary background of Southern, Cajun, Creole, Hispanic, and Asian influences, Backstreet Café is famous for its Sunday brunch accompanied by live Jazz. If two levels of dining is not enough to choose from, feel free to ask to be seated on the legendary, New Orleans-style patio. Mother’s Day at Backstreet is a special day, so make sure you call ahead to reserve your table to enjoy the day’s special menu. To start off with, try the tasty roasted cauliflower risotto, followed by crawfish cakes or jumbo crab salad. Don’t forget to order some dessert because the butterscotch bread pudding is a must.
In case you don’t know the difference between Cajun and Creole…
Bovine & Barley
While Bovine & Barley has a limited brunch menu, it will definitely not disappoint. With pecan crusted French toast stuffed with a fresh strawberry filling on the menu, how could you possibly go wrong? You can also find a croissafle –– a “John Morrell bologna cheddar cheese stuffed inside a croissant then pressed into a waffle drizzled with queso and topped with a strawberry pico.” Other interesting combinations include, but are not limited to, Bovine cheese melt and the quesadilla waffle.
Brennan’s of Houston
Texas Creole seafood gumbo, tequila glazed ruby red grapefruit, and Matagorda Bay oyster cake… these are just a few of the wondrous dishes created at the New Orleans style restaurant found in Downtown Houston. Brennan’s of Houston separates their brunch menu into “Soups,” “Creole Beginnings,” “Traditions,” “Sweet Endings,” “Brunch Trimmings,” and there is even a vegetarian menu, too!
Helen Greek Food and Wine
If you are looking for a variety of Greek food options served in classic taverna style, you have found the right place! With a variety of items on the menu including a trio of dips, orange, and fennel village salad, Greek Benedict, or gulf shrimp saganaki… you can’t go wrong. Plus these exquisite dishes can be shared amongst everyone! Helen supports local vendors and serves its food fresh and hot. If you can’t find something that you like on the menu, don’t worry, because as long as it has the ingredients, whatever your heart desires can be made.
Founded by two brothers in the heart of Houston’s Museum District, Lucille’s is known for its southern cuisine and famous recipes from the brothers’ great-grandmother, Lucille B. Smith. Try starting out with Lucille’s chili biscuits or maybe some fried green tomatoes, and then dig into the green eggs and ham or crab cake Benedict –– spoiler –– it’s all mouth-watering! If you’re looking to satisfy a sweet tooth, I definitely recommend the croissant French toast.
Oporto Fooding House & Wine
Sleep in for Mother’s Day, because Oporto doesn’t open until 11 a.m. for Sunday brunch. Don’t forget to make a reservation for any size party, because Oporto’s a la carte menu is quite popular around Houston. Good luck choosing from its vast menu options, like curry chicken empanadas; avocado and salmon tartine; faro and kale bowl; and paella Portuguesa. If you are looking for drinks to go with your meal, look no further, because Oporto is famous for both its wine and other libations! You can find drinks called pearadise, bloody Maria, and cava mimosa on the Sunday brunch menu.
Weights + Measures
If you want to get an early start to Mother’s Day madness, Weights + Measures opens up at 8 a.m.! While reservations are available, seating works on a first-come first-served basis, so be sure to get in line early! This eatery has a sizable menu, which includes a kids menu. Orange pistachio cherry granola, avocado toast, cake donuts and fried chicken, and morning cracked egg pizza are just a few of the many amazing dishes. But don't forget about the doughknots for dessert –– this is a must. Have a cocktail with your brunch, because why not? Try the John Daly or the dandelion wine, maybe? Or if you’re in the mood for a mocktail, try the patio trapeze artist!
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