Where to Brunch in EaDo

Photo courtesy of Tout Suite

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.

It may be tiny, but EaDo—or East Downtown—has affectionately been called the “Art & Soul of the City.” Home to the old Chinatown (before it moved to its bigger digs), the once warehouse-heavy no man’s land is becoming the city’s next haute neighborhood. So it’s no surprise the area gets down with one of Houston’s favorites pastimes: brunch.

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

Where to Brunch in EaDo

  • Indianola This chic, modern-American spot comes from Agricole Hospitality, the team behind gems like the Heights’ Coltivare and Revival Market, Montrose’s Night Heron, and EaDo’s Vinny’s and Miss Carousel. Score a table to dine and start with some Moroccan sticky buns or buttermilk biscuits for the table, then move on to brunch plates from toasted almond Dutch babies and steak & eggs with chili gravy to crushed avocado toast, crispy duck rice, and brunch burgers topped with a fried egg and fatback bacon. Saturday and Sunday 10am to 3pm. Click here for directions.
  • Leeland HouseBrunch is served all day at this low-key neighborhood stunner. Feast on shrimp & grits, crème brulee French toast, and brisket hash alongside mimosas, sangria, Prosecco punch, and brunch mules and bloodys. Daily. Click here for directions.
  • District 7 GrillThis local mini-chain offers elevated diner classics—think crab cake and eggs, open-faced braised beef on rye with eggs and arugula, avocado eggs benny, and killer French toast plates—plus Katz coffees, house bloodys and mimosas, two ways. Saturday and Sunday 10am to 3:30pm. Click here for directions.
  • Tout Suite – Head to this all-day café on weekends to brunch on migas, smoked salmon toasts, spicy orange pork Cubanos, and pastries from roasted tomato-feta quiche to chocolate croissants; or stop by daily for a selection of toasts, breakfast tacos, pastries, sandwiches, sweets and more. Saturday and Sunday 9am to 2:45pm. Click here for directions.
  • Pitch 25From Houston Dynamo legend Brian Ching and located right down the street from the stadium, this beer park, restaurant and bar hosts an indoor soccer pitch, tons of flat screens and games, nearly 100 taps of beer, and a boozy weekend brunch. Dig into breakfast burritos, cheesy egg sandwiches, and Texas plates with bacon, hash, eggs, Texas toast, jam, and spicy red sauce—and wash it all down with mimosas, available by the glass or full Prosecco bottle. Saturday and Sunday 11am to 3pm. Click here for directions.

More Great Brunch Options in EaDo

Enjoy brunch and skyline views at Around the Corner; get pastries and unlimited drip at Ahh, Coffee; dig into butter chicken, chole chana, and paneer tikka flatbread at King’s Court; go for early morning breakfast tacos at Brothers Taco House; get a food truck smorgasbord at Truck Yard; try an egg-topped burger at Rodeo Goat; and sip mimosas, screwdrivers, and Bloody Marys while watching the games at Lucky’s Pub.

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Brooke Viggiano is a food and lifestyle writer residing in Houston. When she's not contributing to publications like 365 Things to Do in Houston, Thrillist Houston and the Houston Press, she's on the hunt for the coolest happenings in the city. You can follow her musings on Twitter @BrookeViggiano .