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. We'll be taking a look at some of our favorite spots around town.
Starting with one of our favorite 'hoods, Montrose.
It's important to differentiate from brunch and breakfast. Obviously the late hours turn breakfast into brunch, but so do the cocktails. With that in mind, here are our Best 5 Picks for a Killer Brunch in Montrose:
See also: Top 5 Cheap Lunch Spots in Montrose
Honorable Mention: Triniti's luxuriously affordable Sunday brunch.
5. Lowbrow Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Newcomer Lowbrow has a weekend brunch that will keep you guessing. Foie gras-topped eggs benny? Okay. Arabic-style deep-fried omelette with crème fraîche and tomato jam. Sure! We'll take all of that and grilled cheese egg-in-the-hole, because this is the coolest place ever!
Wash it all down with $2 mimosas and $6 Bloody Marys because you can, dammit.
4. Eleven XI Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
If you yearn for a first-class brunch on a laid-back porch with live music, Eleven XI is your wish come true. The prosciutto-and-smoked-duck-topped XI Madame had our very own Kaitlin Steinberg swooning, but that's not the only thing we love.
Come for steamed mussels, biscuits and gravy, or our favorite, the citrus-tea-brined fried game hen & herb-infused waffles (dishes range from $9 to $24). Tack on a few brunch cocktails -- like the excellent "Ojo Rojo" ($5), a spicy beer-infused take on a Bloody Mary -- and you have yourself quite the little Sunday.
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3. Baby Barnaby's Weekdays 9 a.m. to noon; Saturday and Sunday. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
An oldie but a goodie, Baby B's is a 'trose favorite for a reason. They've got a casual, friendly atmosphere; oversize drinks (both coffees and mimosas); and an excellent mix of Southern, Tex-Mex and healthy breakfast classics. Get anything from chicken-fried steak & eggs to a healthy six-egg-white plate (dishes start at just $5.95).
And whether it's huevos rancheros or a banana-walnut-loaded pancake, every plate is bigger than your head. . 2. Baba Yega Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Smaller buffet available Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
Baba Yega's legendary brunch buffet keeps the eccentric haunt's patio packed on Sundays. Join in on the fun with a few glasses or carafes ($3, $12) of mimosas or bellinis before hitting up the buffet for your fix of freshly made waffles and omelettes, eggs Benedict, breakfast potatoes, smoked honey ham, brisket, bagels and lox, salads, fruits, desserts, and (still somehow) more.
The all-you-can-eat brunch will cost you $23 per person (or $14 on Saturdays), but it's well worth the price.
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1. Hugo's Sunday 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (à la carte available Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
When it's Sunday brunch you're after, it's just too hard to beat an all-you-can-eat, authentic Mexican brunch buffet. Hugo's soul food is a feast for the eyes and the stomach.
Shrimp and octopus ceviche. Chorizo-stuffed ancho chiles. Roasted rack of lamb. Costillas. Carnitas. Tamales. Honestly, it's hard to know where to start. But we know where to end. And that's with piping hot, sugary churros and Mexican hot chocolate. Okay, and maybe the tres leches, too. We're gonna make sure we get our $29 worth.
For our guide to the best cheap lunch spots by neighborhood, check here.
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