Where to Brunch in the Energy Corridor

Croissant French Toast at Hungry's | Photo: Julie Soefer

In our Where to Brunch series, we search Houston’s vast array of neighborhoods for the very best brunch offerings.

Houston’s Energy Corridor may play home to the world’s largest energy companies, but there’s way more to this business district than straight business. It also boasts a lineup of tasty brunch spots, for starters.

Note: For the purposes of this list, the Energy Corridor is defined by South Fry to the west, Beltway 8 to the east, I-10/Park Row to the north, and Westpark Tollway to the south.

Where to Brunch in the Energy Corridor

  • Brenner’s Steakhouse – Brunch goes well beyond filets and ribeyes at this Houston institution, though you can always get those, too. Dine on huevos rancheros frittata, smoked salmon bagels, jumbo lump crab cake benedict, and Honey Graham-crusted fried chicken and Belgian waffles with chantilly cream. If you’re feeling lunch, go for lobster bisque, seared tuna salad, an Akaushi beef burger complete with bacon jam and a pretzel bun, or those aforementioned steaks. Sunday 11am to 3pm. Click here for directions.
  • Hungry’s – This local favorite offers something for everyone, morning, noon, and night. At brunch, go healthy with organic quinoa eggs benny, salmon and kale salad, and yogurt with granola, fruit and honey; Or go for the big guns with plates like steak and eggs, gyros and fries, Southern crispy chicken with Anaheim chile sauce and croissant french toast. All of it pairs perfectly with fresh juice cocktails, frozen bellinis, and sangria. Kids can enjoy classic egg breakfasts and miniature chocolate chip waffles. Saturday and Sunday 9am to 3pm. Click here for directions.
  • Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen – Sylvia’s offers a Sunday brunch buffet full of a.m. classics and authentic Mexican favorites. Feast on made-to-order pancakes and omelets, eggs-your-way, huevos rancheros, migas, chilaquiles, salads, street tacos, enchiladas, and desserts like tres leches and flan. Brunch costs $19.95 per person, with $5 mimosa specials. Sunday 11am to 3pm. Click here for directions.
  • Top Golf – Enjoy brunch with a side of competition at this interactive driving range. The fun spot offers both weekday and weekend brunch, featuring treats like Tito’s bloodys, manmosas (with bubbly, beer and o.j.), colossal breakfast burritos, and chicken and waffle sliders. Reserve a bay before noon and get a discounted hourly rate for your game. Weekdays 9am to noon; Saturday 8am to 2pm; Sunday 9am to 2pm. Click here for directions.
  • Urban American Kitchen – This neighborhood hangout boasts a patio that makes the perfect brunch spot on nicer days. Hit it to enjoy everything from spinach and chorizo frittatas and housemade biscuits smothered in sausage gravy to a bevy of eggs benedicts and steak and eggs. And be sure to wash it all down with lattes and mimosas and bellinis by the glass or carafe. Saturday and Sunday 10am to 3pm. Click here for directions.
  • Other great options – Get all-day breakfast at Pecan Creek Grill; linger over coffees, croissants, and crepes at the casual café, Julie’s French Pastries and Coffee Shop; hit Cafe Benedicte for build-your-own omelets and country fried steak; and enjoy a lazy Saturday lunch of French classics at Bistro Provence.