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.
In the Northwest corridor just inside the 610 loop, you’ll find the largely residential neighborhood of Shady Acres. The area was originally settled by German farmers in the late 1800s, and today you’ll find original bungalows and modest cottages, parks and retailers, and some pretty excellent brunch options.
Note: For the purposes of this list, Shady Acres is defined by this map.
Where to Brunch in & near Shady Acres
- Bungalow Heights – Hot honey chicken and waffles, Cajun crawfish omelets, and bread pudding French toast are all the on weekend brunch menu at this neighborhood watering hole and kitchen. As is an egg-topped burger that is sure to help with your hangover. Saturday and Sunday 11am to 2pm. Click here for directions.
- Cane Rosso – Head to this cool kid’s pizzeria to sip two-dollar mimosas during weekend brunch. Do so alongside fun brunch dishes from overloaded biscuit sandwiches and “poutine” to Cap N’ Crunch waffles and breakfast taco pizza. Saturday and Sunday 11am to 3pm. Click here for directions.
- Cedar Creek Bar & Grill – You’ll want to start with a Beall St. Bloody or Champagne Bucket at this sprawling Hill Country-inspired haunt. Next, dig into crab cakes eggs benedict and buttermilk fried chicken and waffles, or go for sloppy half-pound burgers, made brunchier with the addition of a fried egg. Saturday and Sunday 9am to 2pm. Click here for directions.
- Crisp – Sip $2.50 mimosas and poinsettias, and $5 red or white sangrias and sake Bloody Marys while you enjoy an Italian-style brunch with a Texas twist−short rib and parm scrambles, hand-tossed breakfast pizzas, and fried chicken and waffles sandwiches. Saturday and Sunday 10am to 3pm. Click here for directions.
- King’s BierHaus – Sunday brunch comes in the form of Vienna sausage hash, Bavarian omelets, and schnitzel hangover sandwiches at this family-friendly German bierhaus and garden. Don’t forget to add on the biermosas, frośe, and schnapps. Sunday 11am to 4pm. Click here for directions.
- Rainbow Lodge – Sunday brunch is a stunner at this rustic, elegant space, set in a historic log cabin on an acre of absolute beauty. Specialty brunch cocktails, including $2 mimosas, will help wash down wild boar carnitas and egg tacos, brioche french toast and braised buffalo short rib “benedict.” And don’t miss the fan favorite slow-smoked duck gumbo. Sunday 10:30am to 3pm. Click here for directions.
- Snooze, an AM Eatery – Over on 18th and Shepherd, this Snooze outpost offers its signature menu of pancake flights, Hollandaise-smothered everything, and boozy morning cocktails. Breakfast daily 6:30am to 2:30pm. Click here for directions.
- Superica – Quench your morning thirst with horchata and naranja agua frescas, then dig into Mexican and Tejano-style brunch plates from chilaquiles or tamales and eggs to triple-stack hot cakes and smoked sausage. Saturday and Sunday 10am to 3pm. Click here for directions.
More Great Brunch Options in Shady Acres
Load up on bratwurst kolache and other freshly-baked goodies at EggHaus Gourmet; go big on fried chicken and waffle sandwiches at The Waffle Bus; and get brisket-loaded kolaches and next-level doughnuts at Hugs & Donuts.