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The 5 Best Brunch Spots in Memorial

Our No. 3 pick's roti prata -- a sort of fried pancake -- is the perfect way to start the meal.
Our No. 3 pick's roti prata -- a sort of fried pancake -- is the perfect way to start the meal.
Photo by Mai Pham

In Houston, we're pretty serious about our brunch. Whether it be migas and breakfast tacos or chicken and waffles and loaded Bloody Marys, we have no shortage of awesome spots to get our brunch on. Keeping later hours and killer cocktails in mind, we'll be taking a look at some of our favorite spots around town. See the complete list at the end of this post.

This week, we're moving to the ever-growing Memorial 'hood.

Note: For the purposes of this post, Memorial is defined as north of Buffalo Bayou, west of Loop 610, east of Highway 6, and the area just north of Katy Freeway to Westview.

Honorable Mention: Lone Star breakfast classics at Pappy's Cafe.

5. Urban Kitchen Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This casual neighborhood hangout may have just opened this spring, but it's quickly becoming a top for Sunday Brunch. Head here to sip on assorted mimosas ($5/glass ; $15/carafe) and red or white sangrias ($6/glass; $17/carafe) as you dig into berry-loaded Belgian waffles, cheesy huevos rancheros, or a plump and juicy Urban Burger. The hand-formed beef patty is smothered with blue cheese, bacon, caramelized onions, and a fried egg, because it's brunch, y'all!

You'll want to start with a glass of wine or bottle of bubbly at our No. 4 pick.
You'll want to start with a glass of wine or bottle of bubbly at our No. 4 pick.
Photo by Katharine Shilcutt

4. The Tasting Room Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Come to this CityCentre wine bar to taste brunch delights like light and lemony ricotta pancakes, buttermilk-fried chicken and biscuits, or a charcuterie sandwich -- loaded with four types of salumi, fontina cheese, and pickled peppers -- that quite honestly, we want to eat right now. Of course, it couldn't hurt to start with a wood-fired pizza and a bottle of bubbly -- served with carafes of fresh juice -- for the table, either.

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Feeling more lunchy? Get these spicy street noodles at our No. 3 pick.
Feeling more lunchy? Get these spicy street noodles at our No. 3 pick.
Photo by Mai Pham

3. Straits Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This CityCentre hotspot may be a San Francisco-import, but with its funky blend of pan-Asian cuisines, it feels wholly Houston. Sip on bottomless Grey Goose bloodys and champagne-loaded mimosas ($15) as you feast on fragrant French toast topped with fruit and with ginger honey syrup and Asian-crab cakes Benedict. Lunch plates -- like roti prata with curry dipping sauce and spicy Indian street noodles -- are also available.

Here's a look inside the 7-stack at our No. 2 pick.
Here's a look inside the 7-stack at our No. 2 pick.
Photo by Katharine Shilcutt

2. Union Kitchen Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The second location of this upscale diner is just as fantastic as the first. Stop in for a gooey and decadent 7-stack of fluffy, nutty pancakes, rich masa eggs Benny topped with a fiery chorizo hash, and buttery lobster-loaded omelets. And obviously, you'll need to quench your thirst with a few $7 build-your-own bloodys and $6 "beermosas." Not your fault, you're thirsty.

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You'll want to save room for dessert at our No. 1 pick.
You'll want to save room for dessert at our No. 1 pick.
Photo by Troy Fields

1. Churrasco's Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This upbeat Latin hotspot brings noise to Sunday brunch. The vibrant all-you-can-eat buffet ($29) features brunch favorites -- think tres leches pancakes and freshly-made omelets and crepes -- alongside the restaurants most popular classics - think bright ceviches, spicy empanadas, and sliced to order beef and whole roasted pig. Oh, and there's endless bloodys, sangria, mimosas, and mojitos available for an extra $12, too. They don't call it Sunday Funday for nothing.

See our other 5 Best Brunch Lists:

5 Best Brunch Spots in Montrose 5 Best Brunch Spots in the Heights 5 Best Brunch Spots in Downtown 5 Best Brunch Spots in Washington Corridor 5 Best Brunch Spots in Upper Kirby 5 Best Brunch Spots in Midtown 5 Best Brunch Spots in the Galleria 5 Best Brunch Spots in the Woodlands 5 Best Brunch Spots in Rice Village

For our guide to the best cheap lunch spots by neighborhood, check here.

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Urban Kitchen

14008 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77079

281-531-7550

www.urbankitchenhouston.com

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Tasting Room -- CityCentre

818 Town & Country Blvd.
Houston, TX 77024

281-822-1500

www.tastingroomwines.com

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Pappy's Cafe

9041 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77024

713-827-1811

www.pappyscafe.com

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Straits Restaurant

800 W. Sam Houston Parkway N.
Houston, TX 77024

713-365-9922

www.straitsrestaurants.com

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Union Kitchen

12538 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77024

713-360-2000

www.theunionkitchen.com

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Churrascos

9705 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77042

713-952-1988

www.cordua.comchurrascos


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