When you’ve slept past breakfast, but it’s too early for lunch, nothing cures that mid-morning rumble in the tummy like a good old-fashioned brunch. Make it a girl’s day out or bring the family, but more importantly, bring your appetite, because the best brunch spots in Houston are serving up heaping portions of home-cooked favorites. — Amber Hilton

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The Breakfast Klub

3711 Travis @ Alabama
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 528-8561

If you’re looking for a good place for breakfast or brunch in Houston, the cleverly-named The Breakfast Klub should be at the top of your list. Known for their Wings & Waffles and Katfish & Grits, this place serves up fresh southern favorites six days a week. The full menu also includes additional breakfast plates, breakfast sandwiches, three-egg omelettes, lunch sandwiches, salads, coffee and other beverages. Hours: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Cullen’s Upscale American Grille

11500 Space Center Boulevard
Houston, TX 77059
(281) 991-DINE (2000)

Cullen’s Upscale American Grille in Houston is known for their fine dining and entertainment, but they also serve up a great weekend brunch. With brunch at Cullen’s, you can expect the same great quality of food, but a more casual atmosphere and more affordable prices than their dinner menu. Menu choices include corned beef hash, steak and eggs, crisp malted Belgian waffle, three-egg omelette, blueberry pancakes, eggs benedict, orange-scented French toast, and a breakfast skillet. If you’re in the mood for some breakfast spirits, Cullen’s also offers Bloody Marys and Fresh Mimosas. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Baba Yega Restaurant

2607 Grant Street
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 522-0042

For great eats in a small-town atmosphere, you’ll want to head on over to Baba Yega for your next meal. Featuring plenty of beautiful outdoor dining spaces, this cozy cafe is a great place for a Sunday brunch. Operating in Houston’s Montrose area since 1975, Baba Yega’s converted bungalow dining has become a staple among the locals and a favorite among visitors. For under $20/plate, the Sunday brunch menu includes a full buffet, with an omelet station, waffle bar, rotisserie chicken, eggs, a variety of meats, veggies, breads, salads and fresh fruit, among other options. There is certainly something here for everyone, and you’re sure to leave full and satisfied.

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1600 Westheimer
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 524-7744

A list of the best brunch spots in Houston wouldn’t be complete without a representation of the city’s south of the border cuisine. Hugo’s is known for their unique menu of regional Mexican cuisine served in an elegant atmosphere. Their Saturday brunch menu is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and includes a variety of affordably-priced specialties, from Chile Relleno de Almuerzo to Huevos Rancheros de Hugo’s. On Sundays, a brunch buffet is served from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., priced at $10 per child and $27 per adult. Some of the buffet items include tamales, tres leches, carnitas, mole verde, pan dulce, flan, and costillas de res, just to name a few. Brunch cocktails like mimosa and sangria are available to help wash it all down.