Where to Brunch in Midtown

Holman Draft Hall on a busy day
Holman Draft Hall in Midtown offers a relaxed vibe and plenty of seating for brunch offerings | Courtesy of Holman Draft Hall

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

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

A packed restaurant with sun shining on patrons
Holman Draft Hall packs plenty of seating for weekend brunches | Courtesy of Holman Draft Hall

Holman Draft Hall

Try a boozy brunch at Midtown party spot Holman Draft Hall, where you’ll find plenty of comfortable seating both inside and out on the patio, plus a brunch lineup featuring shareable “Brunchuterie Boards” with Bloodys and Micheladas. 

Saturdays & Sundays 11am to 3pm.

A close up of fried strawberry cheesecake french toast
Deep fried strawberry cheesecake French toast at Thirteen | Courtesy of Thirteen


James Harden’s Thirteen restaurant is a scene, and a tasty one at that.

Head here for the weekend brunch experience, complete with whopping numbers like smothered shrimp & smoked gouda grits, Hawaiian filet & eggs with curried hash, and deep-fried strawberry cheesecake french toast.

Saturdays & Sundays 11am to 3pm.

A hand picking up a slice of pizza with peppers and cilantro on top
The Roasted Carrot Pizza is just one of many savory brunch offerings at Weights + Measures | Courtesy of Weights + Measures

Weights + Measures

Hit this reimagined standby for excellent brunch cocktails, from a grade ‘A’ bloody that brings the heat to a fizzy grapefruit paloma, plus all sorts of tasty sharables and mains.

Those with a sweet tooth can dive head first into W+M’s housemade dough-knots, or go for a pastry board from onsite pastry shop Love Croissants.

On the savory side, chow down on house favorites like pork belly arepa or the surprisingly fantastic roasted carrot pizza.

Saturdays & Sundays 9:30am to 3pm.

A plate of oysters with Michelada on a patio with people at tables in the background
Winnie’s offers a laid-back vibe with Southern dishes and Vietnamese touches | Courtesy of Winnie’s


A chiller affair, neighborhood hangout Winnie’s is where you want to go for good times and great brunch.

Start with a seriously good Bloody Mary or actual treasure chest of cocktails, then move on to all-day brunch eats like the chicken and waffles with cayenne honey butter and rum syrup, or perfect breakfast sammie with bacon, egg, cheese, spiced tots, arugula and spicy ketchup; or go for oysters, burgers, po’boys and more.

Exterior of Brennan's on a sunny day
Brennan’s offers a classic Creole cuisine for brunch, lunch and dinner | Courtesy of Brennan’s

Brennan’s of Houston

You’ll find the be-all-end-all of luxury brunches at Creole fine dining spot Brennan’s.

Dress to impress and feast on a prix fixe of a la carte brunch, featuring choices such as Brennan’s classic turtle soup, Creole seafood campechana, cochon de lait benedict, and tableside flambéed bananas foster.

Ramos gin fizzes and brandy milk punch make for the perfect bayou-side accompaniments.

Saturdays 11am to 2pm; Sundays (which offers a jazz brunch) 10am to 2pm.

More Great Brunch Options in Midtown

Get Southern-fried eats and waffles at the Breakfast Klub; drink your weight in mimosas at Cyclone Anaya’s; linger over brunch plates and mimosa flights at d’Alba; enjoy huevos and migas at Gloria’s Latin Cuisine; brunch on crepes at Good Times Kitchen & Bar; dig into classic diner-style breakfast plates at Harry’s Restaurant & Cafe; and go for organic avocado toasts and chilaquiles at On the Kirb.

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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 .