Brunch is nothing new. But "brunching," as a glorious and delicious verb reserved primarily for the occasion of a fashionable late breakfast and/or early lunch, is officially at its peak. As two small town kids, “brunching” wasn’t really a thing for us but now that we live in Houston, brunching is a habit! Who doesn’t love brunch? I mean it’s basically like code for “celebrating life,” right? It’s the weekend, and you have all day to drink, eat, chill, and catch up with your favorite people. Life is beautiful at Brunch.
And we haven’t lived in a better city for brunch than Houston, where there are endless options. However among them, here are 5 that we absolutely adore so far.
Flo Paris Bakery
Flo is located in a strip mall on Westheimer, just a few steps from Chimney Rock. Don’t let the location fool you because the business is thriving! It is a bakery as well as a café. The croissants are delicious and the French pastries are just heavenly! The lattes were outstanding but the chocolate croissant was absolute paradise! Flo offers a selection of freshly prepared sandwiches, sweet and savory crepes and an extensive list of cold and warm beverages! The outdoor seating was delicate and the service was delightful! Flo lives up to our bunch expectations!
We visited this restaurant for the first time after reading about them on TripAdvisor. It was also located in a strip mall but parking was easy! When we arrived, the line was out the door but it moved pretty fast. It is also open seating so finding a table was a challenge but Andrew scored us a patio seat! Nonetheless, the restaurant was packed and I believe it’s because of the good food they serve. We both ordered chicken and waffles… it was the first time we have ever had the combo and we were in heaven. I know it seems weird to some but the sweet and savory taste is incomparable! Our lattes were also delicious and very large. It was another great brunch in Houston for us!
I actually discovered Tiny Boxwood’s on my Instagram feed right before Church so we decided to give it a try! It seemed to be rated one of the top spots in the town so we couldn’t resist. As soon as we pulled in the parking lot, I instantly fell in love with the outside area. Someone could seriously have a wedding there, it is the beautiful. Anyways, the line was out the door and we waited for quite some time before we placed our order. It honestly annoyed me that the prices were not listed on the menu… so I ordered a muffin, a $13 muffin to be exact. There wasn’t any outdoor seating after we ordered so we grabbed a table by the window. When the food arrived, it was absolutely delicious (very fresh and flavorful). Our overall experience was lovely but a bit pricey for what it was.
Hands down our favorite Sunday brunch spot in Houston! The food and the atmosphere was wonderfully relaxing and I could imagine being on a street in Paris! There were choices of savory or dessert crepes. You know us… we ordered one of each so we could share them! They were so much larger than I expected but absolutely fabulous! Ugh, my mouth is watering just thinking about this place. There is also a decent about of choices for beverages too! The service is fast and we were in and out of there in no time. The lovely Sweet Paris is a smaller restaurant and parking is horrendous but well worth the hassle. If you live in Houston and haven’t been here yet… you are missing out big time! I recommend this place to all my friends. It is definitely our favorite!
While adventuring through Buffalo Bayou Park, Andrew and I stumbled upon the Dunlavy. The Dunlavy turns into "The Kitchen" on the weekends for casual brunch. Parking is a nightmare but they have valet which is what we did. The line was out the door but you have a unique view of both the Houston skyline and Buffalo Bayou to entertain you. It’s known for its coffee and twists on down-home Southern brunch favorites. It also has great setting, inside and out! I absolutely adored the chandeliers and the fresh flowers throughout the restaurant. The food was good although a bit pricey… the fun view and interior makes it such a unique brunch experience.
Do you brunch?!