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Top Boozy Brunches In Houston

April 10, 2014 8:00 AM

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A great midday meal doesn’t have to consist of burgers and fries. Brunch is a more intriguing and often delicious alternative to standard lunch fare. Egg dishes, pasta, buttered rolls, an assortment of meats – the possibilities are endless when dining out for brunch. Here are some of the best places in Houston to find a great brunch paired with your favorite booze.
Baby Barnaby’s Cafe
604 Fairview St.
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 522-0106
www.barnabyscafe.com

Chicken apple sausage, green eggs and breakfast burritos are among the many delicious menu items available at Baby Barnaby’s Cafe. With personal touches, healthy food options and fresh-squeezed orange juice, Barnaby’s is the destination of choice for those who want a great brunch without going too far out of their way or spending a large chunk of change. The atmosphere is intimate, the service is prompt and many Houstonians rate Barnaby’s among the best places for food and drink. Pair an egg or other food dish with a great mimosa and you have the perfect ingredients for a midday treat. Barnaby’s has now expanded to four Houston-area locations, but the original site at 604 Fairway street is still favored by local fans.

Hugo’s
1600 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 524-7744
www.hugosrestaurant.net

If you want a delectable brunch Mexican style, then Hugo’s is a restaurant you need to visit. Unlike other brunch menus that highlight eggs, oatmeals and other traditional foods, Hugo’s serves up an extravaganza of brunch variety. Seafood lovers will enjoy the coctel de pulpo, which consists of octopus, avocado, tomato and cilantro. Adventure seekers might want to try the chapulines, a meal consisting of sauteed grasshoppers, guacamole, tortillas and chipotle tomatillo salsa. Those looking for more familiar foods will find comfort in a serving of huevos rancheros, a meal that includes corn tortillas topped with beans, steak, fried eggs, salsa de tomate, herms and cojita cheese. Add to this a fully stocked bar and you have everything you need for an unforgettable brunch in west Houston.

Onion Creek 
3106 White Oak Blvd.
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 880-0706
www.onioncreekcafe.com

Laid back and friendly, Onion Creek Coffee House is a combination coffee house, restaurant and tavern. Breakfast and lunch are served in the morning and midday, with an assortment of eggs, tacos, waffles and other foods to tickle your fancy. Onion Creek Cafe has a warm and friendly interior, but is also known for its outdoor seating, popular with guests and ideal when the weather is right. Onion Creek Cafe has a fully stocked bar and is one of the best places for brunch and craft beer. Its selection of local and regional craft beer is extensive and the knowledgeable bartenders are ready to help customers find just the right beer or other adult beverage to pair with any meal.

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Tiny Boxwood’s Cafe 
3614 W. Alabama St.
Houston, TX 77027
(713) 622-4224
www.tinyboxwoods.com

Elegant, yet casual and inviting, Tiny Boxwood’s is a neighborhood restaurant renowned for its fine foods and pastries. For brunch, guests can select from an assortment of culinary delights including mothers breakfast, the perfect midday revitalizer served with biscuits, cheese grits and sausage patties. Other delicious brunch options include a brunch burger with pomme orites and potato and egg pizza. And don’t forget to end your meal with one of the amazing pastries, some of which are so good, customers visit for this reason alone. For cocktails, enjoy a standard mimosa or a seasonal lunch punch.

J. Blacks Feel Good Kitchen and Lounge
110 S. Heights Blvd.
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 862-7818
www.jblacks.com

Located in the Heights area, J. Blacks Feel Good Kitchen and Lounge is everything its name suggests. The atmosphere is comfortable, the food is top notch and the service is commendable. Guests can select food items from a separate brunch menu with such mouth-watering selections as sausage benedict, crab cake Florentine and pulled pork egg stack. Those with heartier appetites might want to order the Texas size breakfast tacos, washed down with serving of white wine or a local craft beer. Indoor seating is spacious and the outdoor patio will be calling your name during the mild times of year. Delicious food, booze and atmosphere add up to a great place to visit for brunch and more.

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Bryan Carey is a Houston, Texas resident with an avid interest in restaurants, dining, breweries, wineries, festivals, cultural events, museums, theatre, concerts, and other forms of entertainment. He has been writing about entertainment, travel, and related topics for more than fifteen years and has thousands of articles to his credit. His work can be found at Examiner.com.

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