In our Where to Brunch series, we search Houston’s vast array of neighborhoods for the very best brunch offerings.
With the restaurant-heavy Memorial City Mall and CityCentre, this teeny area of town is an absolute brunch destination. Here’s a look at the best of the bunch.
Note: For the purposes of this list, Memorial City is defined by this map.
Where to Brunch in Memorial City
- The General Public – Sitting pretty in the bustling CityCentre, this fresh-faced spot offers farm-fresh food and a fun time. Sip on $1 mimosas while you take down sunny enchiladas, stacked with green chile cream, beef picadillo, and a soft egg; crushed tomato shakshuka with toasted cumin and a buttered baguette to sop it all up; and grilled shrimp with cauliflower “grits.” Those looking for something a bit lunchier can dig into baby kale Caesar, bacon burgers and peanut, apple and Asian-spiced chicken salad. Saturday and Sunday 10:30am to 2:30pm. Click here for directions.
- Liberty Kitchen at The Treehouse – You can’t miss the flickering flame and scents wafting from the massive 13-foot long handmade wood-fired grill, and you won’t want to. Dine on smoked meat and cheesy grits, served with eggs, tortillas, and chili-bean gravy; fried chicken and cake donuts; and absolutely loaded chicken-fried-steak and eggs, alongside more accompaniments than you can possibly imagine (we’re talking habanero bacon and pork belly carnitas n’ queso fries). Saturday and Sunday 9am to 3pm. Click here for directions.
- Radio Milano – Order Italian-style brunch and lunch plates a la carte, or go for the gold with a three-course prix fixe feast for $20. Start with a creamy, dreamy burrata salad with truffle salt or orange-oil-scented lobster bisque; move onto mains like crab cakes benedict with harissa hollandaise and habanero-maple chicken and waffles; and finish with sweet stuff, including butterscotch bread pudding and buttermilk panna cotta with berries. Sparkling mimosas and bellinis can be tacked on by the glass or carafe. Saturday 11am to 4pm; Sunday 10am to 3pm. Click here for directions.
- Sal y Pimienta – Go outside the brunch box with a South American buffet, featuring a rotating selection of everything from whole sucking pig and grass-fed tenderloin served with chimichurri to chilaquiles with sunny-side up eggs. Oh, and empanadas, ceviche, crab and yuca cakes, and quatro leches. Cost is $35 per person, plus tax and gratuity; and you can add on endless mimosas, bellinis or sangria for $13. Sunday 11am to 3pm. Click here for directions.
- State Fare Kitchen & Bar – Bring friends so you can share a few small plates—think smoked salmon with potato pancakes, queso blanco, and deviled eggs, two ways—then go for the big guns, including but not limited to dishes like chocolate chunk griddle cakes, chicken-fried ribeye and eggs, big brunch burgers, and short rib mac ‘n cheese. There are salads, too, if you’re into that. Saturday and Sunday 10am to 2:30pm. Click here for directions.
- Other great options – Croissants, avocado toast, and macarons at Tout Suite in the Memorial City Mall; sweet and savory crepes at Sweet Paris Créperie & Café; the Latin American brunch at Churrascos; and brunch plates, salads, pizzas, and wine at The Tasting Room.