The 5 Best Brunch Spots in Memorial

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

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You'll want to start with a glass of wine or bottle of bubbly at our No. 4 pick.
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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Location Info

Urban Kitchen

14008 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Tasting Room -- CityCentre

818 Town & Country Blvd., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Pappy's Cafe

9041 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Straits Restaurant

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

Category: Restaurant

Union Kitchen

12538 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant


9705 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

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