I’ve scoured all over the city, sampled 7 of the best brunch spots and can now confidently recommend some really special places for you to visit.

This article is written from my perspective, so it’s got a lighthearted and personal tone. I'm happy to use my local knowledge to give you a good idea of where to find the best brunch in Houston. From classic diner-style brunches to something a little more gourmet, there's something here for everyone!

The Moonshiners Southern Table + Bar

The Moonshiners Southern Table + Bar
🗺️ 1000 Prairie St, Houston, TX 77002
☎️ 713-226-7717
🌐 Website
Sunday: 11 AM–11 PM
Monday: 11 AM–11 PM
Tuesday: 11 AM–11 PM
Wednesday: 11 AM–11 PM
Thursday: 11 AM–11 PM
Friday: 11 AM–2 AM
Saturday: 11 AM–2 AM

The brunch menu offers a vast variety of southern style favorites. From the Pimento Cheese Omelet to the Fried Chicken & Waffles, the options are endless! Even better, they offer a decent gluten-free and vegan selection too.

When I visited, I had the pleasure of trying their renowned Fried Green Tomato Benedict – it was fantastic! The homemade hollandaise sauce was light and creamy, adding just enough flavor to make it one of the best dishes I've ever tasted.

It's not just about food though; The Moonshiners Southern Table + Bar also has a great atmosphere with friendly service. The staff were super attentive and accommodating - they even took extra care to make sure my allergies were taken into consideration.

If you're looking for the best brunch in Houston, look no further! The Moonshiners Southern Table + Bar is definitely worth checking out!

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The Breakfast Klub

The Breakfast Klub
🗺️ 3711 Travis St, Houston, TX 77002
☎️ 713-528-8561
🌐 Website
Sunday: 8 AM–2 PM
Monday: 7 AM–2 PM
Tuesday: 7 AM–2 PM
Wednesday: 7 AM–2 PM
Thursday: 7 AM–2 PM
Friday: 7 AM–2 PM
Saturday: 8 AM–2 PM

The ambiance of The Breakfast Klub is inviting and warm. With its open space, large windows, and natural wood accents, it's easy to feel comfortable while enjoying a meal here.

The food at The Breakfast Klub is simply outstanding. From their signature waffles to the signature omelets and everything in between, each item will make your taste buds dance. I particularly enjoyed the Cajun Sliders which were served with a side of delicious sweet potato fries.

The wait staff here were also exceptional; they were friendly and attentive without being intrusive. They offered great advice on what to order as well as answered any questions I had about my meal with ease and grace.

All in all, I highly recommend The Breakfast Klub for anyone looking for the best brunch in Houston!

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Common Bond Bistro & Bakery - Montrose

Common Bond Bistro & Bakery - Montrose
🗺️ 1706 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006
☎️ 713-529-3535
🌐 Website
Sunday: 7 AM–8 PM
Monday: 7 AM–9 PM
Tuesday: 7 AM–9 PM
Wednesday: 7 AM–9 PM
Thursday: 7 AM–9 PM
Friday: 7 AM–9 PM
Saturday: 7 AM–9 PM

The atmosphere of the restaurant is truly impressive, with a modern yet elegant layout that appeals to all types of diners. The menu is creative and diverse. Whether you're looking for something savory or sweet, there's something for everyone!

Their brunch menu is especially noteworthy. On top of their delicious breakfast pastries and smoothies, they offer a wide selection of inventive dishes like avocado toast with ricotta cheese and smoked salmon. During my visit, I also enjoyed the Banana French Toast: it was fluffy, crunchy and oh-so-satisfying!

Their coffee selections are also top-notch; they offer an array of specialty coffees made with high-quality beans.

**All in all, it's no surprise why Common Bond Bistro & Bakery - Montrose is one of the **best brunches in Houston. From the cozy decor to the fresh ingredients and outstanding service, this place won't disappoint!

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Osso & Kristalla

Osso & Kristalla
🗺️ 1515 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002
☎️ 713-221-6666
🌐 Website
Sunday: 10 AM–9 PM
Monday: 11 AM–10 PM
Tuesday: 11 AM–10 PM
Wednesday: 11 AM–10 PM
Thursday: 11 AM–10 PM
Friday: 11 AM–11 PM
Saturday: 10 AM–11 PM

The atmosphere of Osso & Kristalla is absolutely amazing. You walk in and the colors and decorations transport you to a completely different place. The staff is warm and welcoming, having you feel like family from the first moment.

The food at Osso & Kristalla is simply divine! They offer Italian-style brunch items that are unique and flavorful. Whether it's their Eggs Benedict or their breakfast pizza, it's obvious that they take pride in what they serve. Plus with items like Fried Oysters and Truffle French Fries, it's easy to see why they have such rave reviews!

Osso & Kristalla also offers an impressive selection of drinks, ranging from freshly-squeezed juices to signature cocktails. They even provide mocktails for those who prefer non-alcoholic options!

I would highly recommend Osso &Kristalla as the best brunch in Houston. It has everything one could want in a brunch - great atmosphere, excellent food, and delicious drinks - all combined for an unforgettable experience.

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Brennan's of Houston

Brennan's of Houston
🗺️ 3300 Smith St, Houston, TX 77006
☎️ 713-522-9711
🌐 Website
Sunday: 10 AM–2 PM
Sunday: 5:30–9 PM
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 11 AM–2 PM
Tuesday: 5–9 PM
Wednesday: 11 AM–2 PM
Wednesday: 5–9 PM
Thursday: 11 AM–2 PM
Thursday: 5–9 PM
Friday: 11 AM–2 PM
Friday: 5–9 PM
Saturday: 11 AM–2 PM
Saturday: 5–9 PM

The ambiance was warm and inviting from the moment I stepped inside. The communal tables were inviting, making it easy for my brunch crew to socialize over our meal, and the romantic lighting helped to set the mood for a pleasant experience.

When it came to food, Brennan's of Houston did not disappoint! From the classic Eggs Benedict to the signature Bananas Foster French Toast, each dish was expertly crafted and presented with artistic flair. The ingredients used were all fresh and local, making the flavors that much better!

The highlight of my experience was definitely their southern-style dishes like shrimp & grits. The combination of succulent shrimp and creamy grits made this dish truly unforgettable! I also tried their beignets which were a delightful treat after my meal.

Overall, my experience at Brennan's of Houston was amazing! The atmosphere was great for gathering with friends or romantic date nights - paired with delicious meals made from local ingredients. Definitely one of the best brunches in Houston!

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🗺️ 1001 Austin St, Houston, TX 77010
☎️ 832-360-2222
🌐 Website
Sunday: 10 AM–6 PM
Monday: 11 AM–7:30 PM
Tuesday: 11 AM–7:30 PM
Wednesday: 11 AM–7:30 PM
Thursday: 11 AM–8 PM
Friday: 11 AM–8 PM
Saturday: 10 AM–8 PM

From the moment I stepped in the door, I could feel the vintage atmosphere and cozy vibe. The staff was incredibly friendly and accommodating, always making sure we were well taken care of.

The food was amazing! We tried a number of items on the menu and each one was delicious. One highlight from our meal was their unique take on pancakes - they had some combinations that you wouldn't see at your typical brunch spot. The portions were large enough to not leave us wanting more yet small enough to be able to try multiple dishes.

The drinks offered were also impressive - we had their signature Bloody Marys which were some of the best in Houston, if not the best! On top of all this, MKT Bar also had live music playing throughout our meal which created an even better atmosphere.

I highly recommend MKT Bar for anyone looking for an enjoyable brunch experience in Houston - it truly is one of the best in town!

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Local Kitchen

Local Kitchen
🗺️ 600 Travis St #8, Houston, TX 77002
☎️ 713-980-8965
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 6:30 AM–3 PM
Tuesday: 6:30 AM–3 PM
Wednesday: 6:30 AM–3 PM
Thursday: 6:30 AM–3 PM
Friday: 6:30 AM–3 PM
Saturday: Closed

Their menu has an impressive selection of brunch items. From the hearty Breakfast Skillet, complete with bacon, breakfast potatoes, cheese and two eggs cooked to order, to the deliciously creative Coconut French Toast topped with pomegranate compote, Local Kitchen offers something for everyone.

The atmosphere here is always pleasant and welcoming. The staff was eager to recommend dishes and make conversation. Service was prompt and efficient so I didn’t have too long of a wait for my meal.

I recommend trying the Eggs Benedict. The house-made hollandaise sauce was velvety smooth and the English muffin was thick and flavorful! My favorite dish was the Sweet Potato Hash -- the combination of sweet potatoes, peppers, onions and goat cheese, mixed with two eggs cooked to perfection sealed the deal for me!

Overall, I highly recommend Local Kitchen as one of Houston's best brunches! Their delicious food combined with their friendly service is worth checking out if you're looking for your next brunch spot.

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Jen Norman

Jen is a Houston born native with a knack for spotting the top restaurants and businesses in town. She loves to read and play with her 3 dogs - Charlie, Cheddar, and Cheezit