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Houston’s best brunch spots

People sharing brunch


Houston is a hot spot for dining and great cuisine, and the city’s brunch is no exception. Whether you crave bottomless mimosas or coffee and croissants, there is guaranteed to be a spot you’ll love. Here’s a roundup of our favorites.

Photo credit: Lindsay McClelland


2800 Kirby Dr B132

This Indian fusion restaurant in the River Oaks area, a favorite for meals throughout the day, has earned extra critical acclaim for its unique brunch offerings. Start with a latte or carafe of mimosas with fresh squeezed OJ, then move onto one of their Famous Five: five menu items for just $5 each. For those with a big appetite, the Morning Thali, a traditional Indian variety plate, shouldn’t be skipped.

Down House

1801 Yale Street

Head to The Heights to dive into this eatery’s menu featuring local meats and produce. From burgers and tacos to chicken & waffles, Down House is ideal for those looking for comfort food with a modern twist. Be sure to try an eclectic morning beverage like the Big Ol’ Bloody Mary or a Vietnamese Coffee Cocktail.

The Dunlavy 

3422 Allen Pkwy

Situated on the bank of Houston’s Buffalo Bayou, The Dunlavy is one of the city’s most picturesque places to brunch. You’ll dine under chandeliers in what feels like an elegant tree house. Enjoy everything from sweets to avocado or egg white toast. Or, if you prefer a liquid brunch, smoothies and mimosas are also on the menu.

Barnaby’s Cafe

Multiple locations

For those looking for a great bang for their buck on brunch, Barnaby’s is it. With eight locations to choose from across Houston, Barnaby’s menu features breakfast classics at great prices. In the mood for a sweet breakfast treat? Look no further than the Red Velvet Pancakes. For anyone with more savory brunch cravings, there’s the satisfying Falafel Scramble.

Common Bond Cafe & Bakery

1706 Westheimer Road

If you’re brunching on a weekend and join the line at Common Bond, know that it’s worth the wait. This award-winning establishment in the heart of Montrose is known for its incredible pastries, including massive croissants and an assortment of breads. Simply walking by this cafe to smell what’s been baking is a treat in itself.

Tout Suite

EaDO: 2001 Commerce Street
Memorial City Hall location

With two locations to choose from in EaDo and Memorial City Mall, Tout Suite boasts a tasty brunch with lovely ambiance. Their avocado toast is some of the best in town, and don’t even think about leaving without a cup of coffee or macaron to go.

Baba Yega

2607 Grant Street

A Montrose classic, Baba Yega offers one of the most extensive buffets in town. From custom omelet and waffle stations to an array of fresh fruits and gourmet cold cuts, there’s something for everyone. For vegan or vegetarian travelers, Baba Yega is an ideal choice for its wide selection in the buffet line and on the à la carte menu.

When traveling to Houston, brunch is a must. From avocado toast to bubbly beverages, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at these seven hot spots. Hungry for adventure? Find your favorite IHG® hotel in Houston and book today.

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