Where to Brunch in Midtown

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Photo courtesy of Weights + Measures

In our Where to Brunch series, we search Greater Houston’s vast array of neighborhoods and communities for the very best brunch offerings. Originally published in 2017, we are now refreshing, updating, and adding to this series, including new neighborhoods and destinations.

This trendy ‘hood has more than just a killer party scene. Midtown offers a mix of housing, public art installations, shops, “Little Saigon,” and a pretty killer brunch scene, too. Here’s where to get brunch in this vibrant district.

Note: For the purposes of this list, Midtown is defined by this map.

Where to Brunch in Midtown

  • Brennan’s of Houston – You’ll find the be-all-end-all of luxury brunches at this Creole fine dining spot. Dress to impress and feast on a prix fixe brunch, featuring choices such as Brennan’s classic turtle soup, Matagorda Bay wood-grilled oysters, citrus roasted duck crepe, steak and eggs with Bernaise, and tableside flambéed bananas foster. Ramos gin fizzes and brandy milk punch make for the perfect bayou-side accompaniments. Saturday 11am to 2pm; Sunday 10am to 2pm. Click here for directions.
  • Oporto Fooding House & Wine – A Portuguese and Indian-kissed tapas restaurant may not be your first thought for brunch, but you should quickly put a change to that. Come with friends to share plates of tarragon deviled eggs with piri piri sauce, curried chicken empanadas, and Gulf shrimp and manchego grits; Then move on to larger plates like the salted cod hash, shakshuka, paella, and marinated hanger steak sandwich. Tack on an almond liquor-spiked Portuguese coffee and you’ll be ready to start your day (and/or nap). And if you’re an early riser, the restaurant hosts a Natas bakery and coffee pop-up from 9am to 11am every weekend. Brunch hours Sunday 11am to 2:45pm. Click here for directions.
  • Weights + Measures – Don’t be surprised when you find a packed house every weekend; locals know a good thing when they taste it. Start with brunch cocktails, from a grade ‘A’ bloody that brings the heat to a fizzy grapefruit Paloma. Those with a sweet tooth can dive head first into peanut butter, nutella, and banana toast, baked brioche French toast with mascarpone butter and strawberry syrup, and cake donuts with fried chicken and maple-hazelnut syrup. On the savory side, chow down on house favorites like the avocado and mushroom toasts, a wood-grilled cheeseburger, and a surprisingly fantastic roasted carrot pizza. Saturday and Sunday 8am to 3pm. Click here for directions.
  • Holman Draft Hall Try a boozy brunch at this Midtown party spot, where you’ll find plenty of comfortable seating both inside and out on the patio, plus a lineup of mimosas and brunch eats from chilaquiles and breakfast burritos to bacon and sausage egg sammies. Saturday and Sunday 11am to 3pm. Click here for directions.
  • Other great options – Get Southern-fried eats and waffles at The Breakfast Klub, or try the new fried chicken & waffle hotspot, Taste Bar + Kitchen; go for a big country breakfast at Natachee’s Supper ‘n Punch; dig into classic diner-style breakfast plates at Harry’s Restaurant & Cafe; indulge in croissants, tartines, and eclair at Café Poêtes; drink your weight in mimosas at Cyclone Anaya’s; get a brunch buffet at Jack & Ginger’s; and enjoy huevos and migas at Gloria’s Latin Cuisine.