Best Family-Friendly Brunch in Houston
Do you remember those untroubled, pre-kid times when brunch was a permanent fixture in your weekend plans? A couple of experiences can compete with sleeping late, dressing up as well as rolling into a chic eating place for Eggs Benedict along with a mimosa. Relive the glory days with the children? It won’t be exactly the same, however, you can recapture some of the brunch wonders at one of these best and family-friendly dining places on our list.
The Breakfast Klub
3711 Travis St.
Houston, TX 77002
The breakfast klub is central to Houston’s daily life…local politicos come here to powwow; downtown lawyers and CEOs congregate and debate; families gather after church; university students can come in for an affordable meal and bottomless cups of coffee; Medical Center patients and visitors know they can stop before or after appointments for healing treatments of the culinary kind…make no mistake, the breakfast klub is a Houston institution and a destination spot for every visitor in every sense of the word. – thebreakfastklub.com
Ninfa’s on Navigation
2704 Navigation BLVD.,
Houston TX 77003
The Original Ninfa’s on Navigation was created by “Mama” Ninfa Laurenzo in 1973 after the death of her husband, John. She started by grilling skirt steak and serving it in tortillas from her family’s struggling tortilla factory. The resulting dish – “Tacos al Carbon” (which later became known as “Fajitas”) was the basis for Mama Ninfa’s legend in Houston and in the history of Tex-Mex cuisine. Mama Ninfa passed away in 2001, and in 2005, Legacy Restaurants purchased The Original Ninfa’s. In the ensuing years, Legacy and Executive Chef Alex Padilla have restored, updated, and improved The Original Ninfa’s. After almost 50 years in business, The Original Ninfa’s on Navigation is more popular than ever and still is serving “The Best Mexican Food in Texas Since Texas was in Mexico!™” – ninfas.com
718 W. 18th Street
Houston, TX 77008
Our chefs thoughtfully prepare every ingredient, every dish. We work with partners who are as passionate about food and our planet as we are. Together, we foster a more sustainable food system.- snoozeeatery.com
3614 W Alabama St
Houston, TX 77027
Tiny Boxwoods was a very personal project from day one. We had never built a restaurant before, we just had a very strong opinion on what a restaurant is supposed to feel like. Our projects are founded in architecture and design and brought to life by a food program that remains small and focused (always making our fare from scratch) and a staff that is dedicated to this vision. – tinyboxwoods.com
1103 S Shepherd Dr.
Houston, TX 77019
Backstreet Cafe’s menu is a perfect reflection of diverse Houston, with Southern, Cajun, Creole, Hispanic and Asian influences, among others. The menu changes seasonally to capture the freshest flavors, with a nod to local and sustainable ingredients. Backstreet Café is famous for its Sunday brunch, complete with live Jazz, great food, and eye-opening cocktails! The wine and spirits program is well-known throughout the city and beyond for its depth and creativity, a perfect accompaniment to the menu. – backstreetcafe.net
1513 West Alabama
Houston, TX 77006
Bistro Menil offers European-inspired, American fare paired with craft beer, cask wine and thoughtfully selected wines by the glass or bottle. – bistromenil.com
5740 San Felipe St #100,
Houston, TX 77057
Dedicated to using the highest quality and freshest ingredients possible, Dish Society sources a majority of its items locally from suppliers such as Atkinson Farms, Black Hill Ranch, Ives Creek Organics, and Slow Dough Bread Company, among others. The all-day diner turns out a seasonally changing menu with healthful modern twists on traditional favorites. In addition to the robust coffee program by Greenway Coffee, guests can enjoy healthful juices and elixirs, a rotating selection of local craft beers, an approachable wine list, and handcrafted cocktails served in a modern industrial atmosphere. – dishsociety.com
Black Walnut Cafe
5512 Memorial Dr.
Houston, TX 77007
With an inventive, extensive menu and a put-you-at-ease atmosphere, Black Walnut Cafe emerged in 2002 as a contemporary destination for hungry Houstonians, and we’ve been savoring the fun ever since. Encouraged by our fellow Black Wal-“nuts”, we have since expanded across Texas, with locations in Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth. Since our creation we’ve had the continued desire to create a space where casual comfort welcomes a cultivated palate — your go-to place for a quick burger, a leisurely brunch, or simply just because. – blackwalnutcafe.com
The Toasted Yolk Cafe – Houston
15135 North Fwy.
Houston, TX 77090
At the Toasted Yolk Café, we sometimes have to wonder: What’s so great about dinner? The foods we love best all arrive before 3 p.m.—perfectly poached eggs, strip after strip of crunchy bacon, and layer upon layer of thin-sliced turkey and pastrami. These are the delicacies we dream about at night, and they’re the ones we want to wake up to. We couldn’t find them served consistently in a restaurant atmosphere that didn’t put us back to sleep. So, we opened our own. – thetoastedyolk.com
State Fare Kitchen & Bar
947 Gessner Rd Suite B-190,
Houston, TX 77024,
State Fare has favorites and new classics that are as bold and diverse as the state of Texas. The menu features over 70 items including many local favorites. The menu offers snacks, bowls, salads, plates, mac ‘n cheese, sandwiches and sides – the menu has something to tempt everyone. In addition, the restaurant offers a menu for kids 12 and under on divided, metal trays. – statefaretx.com