In our Where to Brunch series, we search Houston’s vast array of neighborhoods 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.
With the largest shopping mall in Texas, over 700 retailers lining the streets, and ample opportunities to wine and dine, this high-end district is the shopping mecca of Houston. And with the shops, come plenty of restaurants offering fantastic takes on the classic brunch.
Note: For the purposes of this list, the Galleria and Uptown are defined as the area bound by South Voss to the west, I-610 to the east, Woodway to the north, and Southwest Fwy to the south.
Where to Brunch in The Galleria & Uptown
- Beaver’s West – Hit the Beaver den or backyard for a “dam good breakfast,” featuring deliciousness in the form of Texas-sized breakfast burritos, blackened shrimp & grits, smoked chicken chilaquiles, candied bacon-topped Bloody Marys, and boozy “Wake Up” coffees. Saturday and Sunday 10am to 3pm. Click here for directions.
- Bloom & Bee – At the Post Oak Hotel, this posh spot offers fresh, local fare in a beautiful, garden-inspired setting. At brunch, that includes jumbo lump crab cake, brioche French toast, house-smoked salmon, grilled Texas redfish, healthy smoothies, and loaded migas. Tack on a rosé sangria kissed with St-Germain Elderflower. Sunday 11am to 4pm. Click here for directions.
- Caracol – The sea-kissed sibling to Montrose’s Hugo’s and Downtown’s Xochi, Caracol offers an edible tour along the Mexican coasts. And just like its sister eateries, the restaurant puts on an extravagant Sunday brunch buffet ($37 per person, $12 per child). Dive into cocteles and ceviches, seafood-stuffed poblanos, empanadas, enchiladas, chilaquiles, tostadas, chile rellenos, and a bounty of offerings from the sea. Just make sure to save room for the incredible desserts from pastry chef Ruben Ortega. Sunday 11am to 2:30pm. An a la carte brunch is available on Saturdays. Click here for directions.
- Dish Society – With a focus on farm-to-table eats, Dish Society’s brunch offers everything from strawberry and candied pecan gristmill pancakes and the house-favorite brisket and sunny-side eggs (served with smoked grits and a house buttermilk biscuit, of course) to Gulf shrimp tacos with fresh roasted corn pico. Wash it all down with energizing juices, mint lemonade, and virgin mojitos; or go boozy with wines, spritzers or the “bromosa,” a bubbly and Karbach Weisse Versa cocktail with orange and lemon. Saturday 7am to 3:30pm; Sunday 8am to 3pm. Click here for directions.
- La Table – Be transported to a Parisienne bistro via plates like orange blossom brioche French toast, caramelized cheese soufflé, and tuna Niçoise in the elegant Château or at the more casual Marché. Cocktails include bellinis, mimosas, sparkling sangria royale, and the Table 75. Saturday and Sunday 11am to 3pm. Click here for directions.
- Peli Peli – With a colorful LED canopy set above the space, sitting in the dining room at Peli Peli is a worthwhile experience on its own. And then there’s the food. Brunch on South African-inspired plates like chicken schnitzel and deep-fried waffles with golden syrup, filet medallion or seafood cake eggs Benedict, and biltong bloody marys made with South African beef jerky. Saturday and Sunday 11am to 4pm. Click here for directions.
- True Food Kitchen – If you’re looking for a brunch that will refresh and energize instead of overstuff, True Food Kitchen will be your all-natural and organic jam. Not only is the nutrition-driven eatery, and the entire menu for that matter, legitimately doctor-approved, it’s made from-scratch and packed with flavor. Brunch cocktails feature fresh juice and clover honey, and there is a lineup of teas, juices, smoothies, and refreshers to keep you quenched as you nosh on smashed avocado toast, ancient grain sunrise bowls, chicken sausage pizzas, and grass-fed umami burgers. Plenty of the options are vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free, as well. Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm. Click here for directions.
- Other great options – Treat yourself to a dim sum tasting menu at Yauatcha; get daily breakfast scrambles and multigrain pancake stacks at Adair Kitchen; indulge in sweet and savory soufflés at rise nº2; dine on salmon burgers, French toast, and moules frites at Fig & Olive; and enjoy croque monsieur and seafood risotto at Etoile Cuisine et Bar.