The 5 Best Brunch Spots in Houston

The Editors | April 12, 2021 | Food & Drink Best of The Best Eat Drink

Here's our list of five of the best brunch places in Houston for your Sunday fun day.

Backstreet Cafe

Famous for its Sunday brunch, complete with live Jazz, great food, and eye-opening cocktails, Backstreet Cafe is Houston's first al fresco restaurant serving seasonal American bistro fare by award-winning chef Hugo Ortega. Enjoy brunch on its legendary patio, under the spreading camphor tree in the midst of flowering shrubbery. 1103 S. Shepherd Drive, 713.521.2239,

Brenner’s on the Bayou

At this peaceful retreat along Buffalo Bayou, grab a seat on one of the patios for scenic views of lush greenery and a serene waterfall. If you’re going for steak, order the wagyu strip, but if small plates are more your style, try the roasted oysters or the shrimp remoulade. Pro tip: Topping it off with one of Brenner’s decadent souffles is always a good idea. 1 Birdsall St., 713.868.4444,


Hugo Ortega’s Westheimer mainstay swells with lovers of authentic Mexican food. Starters include pulpo (octopus with onions and peppers) and duck carnitas tacos with tomatillo sauce. 1600 Westheimer Road, 713.524.7744, hugosrestaurant.‌net

Restorante Cavour at Hotel Granduca

The hotel’s Sunday brunch features an imaginative Italian feast of assorted salads, seafood, meats, pastas, desserts and traditional brunch favorites all courtesy of resident executive chef Maurizio Ferrarese. Plus, there’s live jazz from a grand piano. 1080 Uptown Park Blvd., 713.418.1104,


Tribute at The Houstonian

Exec-chef Neal Cox crafts a menu of Southern classics like charred ribeye, fresh Gulf Coast oysters, braised cabrito, smoked wagyu beef rib and more dishes that reflect strong influences of Texas, Louisiana and Mexico in a vibrant yet sophisticated environment. 111 North Post Oak Lane, 713.685.6713,


Photography by: Tribute photo by Julie Soefer