In our Where to Brunch series, we search Houston’s vast array of neighborhoods for the very best brunch offerings.
It may be tiny, but EaDo—or East Dowtown—has affectionately been called the “Art & Soul of the City.” Once home to the Old Chinatown, the warehouse-heavy no man’s land is slowly transforming into the city’s next haute neighborhood. The East End, on the other hand, has long been rich in history and culture, as it plays home to two of Houston’s oldest Hispanic neighborhoods, Magnolia Park, and Second Ward. With a mix of the old and the new, these vibrant neighborhoods offer some seriously tasty brunch.
Where to Brunch in EaDo & the East End
- Andes Cafe – Hit this South American Kitchen for brunch offerings that cover the entire continent, with a Peruvian desayuno featuring steamed spinach tamales and pan con chicharron; cachapas, a Venezuelan dish of fresh sweet corn pancakes stuffed with cheese; and huevos con tomate straight from Colombia. Saturday and Sunday 9am to 4pm. Click here for directions.
- Around the Corner – In addition to awesome things like a beautifully restored bungalow space and patio, hip crowd, and free coffee on the first Monday of every month, this neighborhood hangout offers weekend brunch. Revive yourself from last night’s poorer decisions on High Five Hangover Hash, packed with braised pork, roasted veggies, and habanero gold aioli; or some Buttermilk Bacon and Bourbon, a french toast plate with applewood bacon and bourbon maple syrup. Saturday and Sunday 10am to 3pm. Click here for directions.
- El Tiempo Cantina – Start brunch early at this Tex-Mex haven, where breakfast plates come in the form of huevos y flautas, huevos y carne asada, huevos y taco, and pecan pancakes (with heuvos, of course). Saturday and Sunday 9am to 1pm. Click here for directions.
- Ninfa’s on Navigation – The original Ninfa’s may be known for its indelible beef fajitas, but you’d be remiss not to check out the brunch offerings, too. Start with an eye-opening cocktail, like a Horchata Borracha or Bloody Maria, both made with tequila blanco; then dig into carnitas hash and eggs, chilaquiles verdes, red chile-pork posole or the chef’s pick, a fried quail on goat cheese grits with bacon and over easy eggs. Saturday and Sunday 10am to 3pm. Click here for directions.
- Tout Suite – With a roster of pastries, sweets, and toasts topped with things like avocado, house-cured salmon, and mushrooms, you can pretty much build-your-own brunch any day. But on weekends, this cool kid spot kicks things up a notch. Brunch on fried chicken and buttermilk waffles, Vietnamese steak and eggs, acai bowls, and four-cheese patty melts while you sip stellar coffees and morning libations, including rosé sangria and ginger-pear bellinis. Saturday and Sunday 10am to 3pm. Click here for directions.