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 going down to the shore and taking a look at the best brunches in Galveston.
5. The M&M Restaurant & Bar Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The acoustic Sunday brunch at this dark and cozy resto' set in a historic building features $5 mimosas alongside brunch classics and upscale tavern eats. Come to enjoy everything from pancake stacks and smothered crabs eggs benny to rich and creamy lobster bisque, ribeye-and-blue-cheese-stuffed cheeseteaks, and bright and fresh ahi tuna.
4. Mosquito Cafe Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Breakfast also available until 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday through Saturday)
Located in Gavelston's historic East End, this quaint, two-story gem boasts old-school charm. Head here to indulge in eclectic, home-style fare like corned beef hash tacos and cinnamon-spiced and raisin-studded challah French toast. Though our favorite may dish be their Mosquito Benedict, a funky affair of scratchmade bacon-cheddar scones, poached eggs and classic hollandaise over shrimp, mushrooms, artichoke, asparagus, and sundried tomatoes. Just make sure to choose the side of cheesy house grits and tack on a few mimosas for good measure.
This story continues on the next page. 3. Porch Café Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Come to this bright and inviting beachside bistro for fresh, locally-sourced fare that packs a punch. The brunch menu features classic eggs, biscuits, and grits alongside vibrant and spicy ceviches, velvety seafood gratin, seasonal crepes, and juicy wagyu burgers. If you're feeling extra ravenous, get the fried chicken and waffle, doused in cane sugar syrup. The decadent dish is bigger than your head.
2. Number 13 Sunday 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Perched right alongside the picturesque Pelican Rest Marina lies this charming and elegant seafood-and-steakhouse oasis. Hit the Bloody Mary bar to load your morning cocktail with hot sauce, spice mixes, and six different kinds of house-pickled veggies. Then feast on upscale brunch plates like duck confit slathered with port-wine-hollandaise; apple butter, pecan, and maple-cream-smothered waffles, or a stunning chimicurri steak and eggs with sweet potato hash. With live music out on the terrace, you'll never want to let go of the weekend.
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1. Farley Girls Cafe Saturday and Sunday 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Come to this refreshingly inspired eatery to nosh on inventive brunch plates -- like savory chicken schnitzel and waffles, cream cheese and lox breakfast pizza, and succulent bbq pork hash. Have a hangover? Try the "Hangover Helper Bowl." It comes positively loaded with all the good breakfast stuff from eggs, potatoes, bacon AND sausage to pepper jack, avocado, and salsa. That and mimosas, bellinis, and sangria by the glass ($5) or carafe ($18) will fix that right up.
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 5 Best Brunch Spots in Memorial 5 Best Brunch Spots in Garden Oaks/Oak Forest 5 Best Brunch Spots in the Museum District 5 Best Brunch Spots in the East End
For our guide to the best cheap lunch spots by neighborhood, check here.
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