The 5 Best Brunch Spots in Downtown Houston

Photo by Troy Fields
You can get tapas for brunch at our No. 4 pick.
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 making our way downtown. With a little live music and plenty of booze, here are the best places to brunch in Houston's newly-thriving Downtown:

Note: For the purposes of this post, downtown is defined as the 1,178-acre area bounded by I-45, Highway 59 and I-10.

Honorable Mention: The brand new brunch menu El Big Bad and the baller's brunch buffet at Quattro.

Photo by Troy Fields
Do yourself a favor and add bacon and avocado to your burger at our No. 5 spot.
5. Hearsay Gastro Lounge Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Step back into time in this dark and moody speakeasy, complete with exposed brick walls and downtown's most gorgeous chandelier. Fans come for the sultry live music, $12 endless mimosas and drool-inducing brunch specials, including a fried-egg-topped brunch burger, breakfast tacos and lemon ricotta pancakes. And don't forget to try our 2013 Best Bloody Mary made strong with inhouse jalapeño-infused vodka.

4. Batanga Weekends 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

We were thrilled when we learned we could get tapas for brunch. We were even more thrilled when we learned we could also get half-price bottles of wine, $3 mimosas and sangria, and Latin-inspired brunch specialties like cream-cheese-and-guava-stuffed French toast, banana-and-cashew-butter vanilla pancakes, and ropa vieja with poached eggs and sweet potato hash. Be sure to grab brunch on the patio before it gets too hot to do so without a pitcher's worth of the aforementioned sangria.

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Location Info

Hearsay Gastro Lounge

218 Travis, Houston, TX

Category: Music


908 Congress Ave., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Macondo Latin Bistro - CLOSED

208 Travis, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

The Grove

1611 Lamar St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant


1001 Austin St., Houston, TX

Category: Music

Phoenicia Specialty Foods

12141 Westheimer, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

El Big Bad

419 Travis St, Houston, TX

Category: Music


1300 Lamar St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

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