Barbaro serves skillet pancakes, savory and sweet.
555 Funston, (210) 826-5800
The San Antonio Botanical Garden might be the most picturesque background for brunch. Anne Marie’s runs 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and includes veggie-filled garden scrambles, loaded French toast and a Bistro Benedict of a muffin topped with Ancho smoked beef.
20079 Stone Oak Pkwy, (210) 494-0561
How do $4 Bloody Marys and $3 Mimosas sound? Pair them with a breakfast chile relleno or chilaquiles San Antonio with puntas de puerco 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday for a complete brunch experience.
303 Pearl Pkwy, (210) 369-9664
Sunday Funday runs 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Arcade, where you can get buttery eggs Benny, chef’s take on Huevos Rancheros with refried black beans, chorizo and salsa verde. Psst, the milanesa-style chicken and waffles are available off-menu on Saturdays.
2720 McCullough, (210) 320-2261
I consider Barbaro to be one of the city’s best-kept brunch secrets. Wait times are nil and there’s plenty to choose from including buttery grits, Bakery Lorraine goodies and this not-so-little number. Chef Mark Martinez usually goes through 15 quarts of batter on Sundays. Recipe: Barbaro’s Skillet Pancake
2512 N Main, (210) 320-2099
We’re fans of bottomless mimosas, and you can get them for $13 at Beat Street, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays along with fried oysters, a decadent house burger and French toast topped with lemon curd, blueberries and maple crème fraiche.
1012 S Presa, (210) 532-2551
Chef Lisa Astorga-Watel launched the brunch menu last December with a focus on Spanish and Mediterranean favorites. The build-your-own-Bloody bar from doesn’t hurt either. Stop by Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
312 Pearl Pkwy, (210) 354-4644
Max’s Wine Dive’s little sister serves up a Texas-sized brunch created by chef Jeff White 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Get your hands on the hangover hash with braised suckling pic, chicharrones, potatoes, eggs and charred tomatillo salsa.
3011 N St. Mary’s, (210) 738-0099
A perennial fave in the Current’s Best of lists for best brunch and patio, Candlelight wins folks over with its DIY mimosas and classic American offerings. Stop by 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
5011 Broadway, (210) 828-9669
Cappy Lawton knows how to bring diners in for weekend brunch 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Executive chef Gabriel Ibarra changes the menu up weekly with items such as avocado corn cakes and carrot cake pancakes.
411 E Cevallos, (210) 226-3670
Domingo at Casa Hernan means feasting on the diverse flavors of Mexico. The pop-up brunch happens once a month with prices ranging from $19 for kids and $29 for adults. Call True Flavors for times and dates.
306 Pearl Pkwy, (210) 314-3929
My love affair with Cured continued once I sampled the eatery’s take on chicken and waffles. Sure, the Cured breakfast with praline bacon has its merits and the chef’s breakfast with fried green tomatoes and obligatory can of Pearl beer are impressive, but hear me out. The doughnuts are cakey and sweet, but the highlight was the flavorful, spicy and tender chicken drizzled with jalapeño syrup. Recipe: Cured’s Chicken and Doughnuts
1815 Fredericksburg, (210) 732-3326
This sassy brunch runs 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Sunday with creative pizza takes on San Anto faves. Drag Brunch is held every first Sunday with cash donations going toward a rotating list of non-profits. Second and Fourth Sunday brunch features live body art by artist Oscar Galvan and music by DJ Lando.
18740 Stone Oak Pkwy, (210) 483-7600
Unlimited mimosas run 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Take a DD and soak up all the booze with lox and eggs, buttermilk pancakes and giant crab cakes.
1024 S Alamo, (210) 354-1024
Get there early or risk a long wait time—this is a hoppin’ brunch spot for a reason. Try a grand mimosa with guava, Champagne and Amerena Cherry liqueur with eggs in hell, three baked eggs in a spicy tomato sauce.
943 S Alamo, (210) 224-2337
Sometimes you just need a huge patio, green eggs and ham and a pint or two of beer to get the morning going. Friendly’s brunch runs 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and includes lamb sausage sliders, breakfast burritos and more.
1401 S Flores, (210) 251-3104
Brunch starts early– 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday–so you have plenty of time to nosh on fruity licuados and hearty tortas such as the Sincronizada with scrambled eggs, ham, melty Oaxaca cheese, avocado and crema. Wash it down with a citrus-filled Jarrito cocktail.
20626 Stone Oak Pkwy, Ste 103, (210) 497-7111
The house burger should help with that hangover, but if it doesn’t you can always try the chorizo hash and eggs, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays.
200 E Grayson, (210) 223-3900
The hours are wonky–8:30-10 a.m. Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday–but the food is worth getting up early. Wake up with espresso drinks and slather on the Nutella, we won’t judge.
2415 N Main, (210) 733-0621
Fresh-squeezed Ruby Red grapefruit mimosas, anyone? La Fonda’s Sunday brunch takes us south with Mexican favorites such as the Acapulco omelet of chipotle-dusted Gulf shrimp, avocado, tomato and asadero cheese and weekly specials on Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
112 College, (210) 518-1063
Las Canarias’ champagne brunch is on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and is $42.95 per person and $21.95 for children 6-12. As the name suggests, champagne is included for diners.
111 S Alamo, (210) 227-1187
Repent for your sins at the convent over seven varieties of mimosas, and serious brunch entrees. Brunch is served Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with half off Bloody Marys and mimosas on Saturdays.
340 E Basse, (210) 444-9547
Max’s prides itself in serving the best of comfort food with a glass of champagne. Stop in Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for some chicken and waffles or baked eggs.
1127 S St. Mary’s, (210) 745-2581
Two words: Benton’s bacon. Four more words: badass off-menu special. You can’t go wrong on this patio, which opens its doors for brunch 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday.
5800 Broadway, (210) 822-6151
Weekend brunch is on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a menu that includes migas a la Mexicana, huevos rancheros, pancakes and spicy puntas de puerco.
Brunch with chef Luca Della Casa (SA’s hope for this season’s Next Food Network Star) is served Saturdays and Sundays at the 1604 location, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sundays at the Alamo Heights location from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
14415 Blanco, (210) 408-2670
This brunch understands late-riser–they open Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with varieties of Eggs Benedict, country potatoes and the occasional breakfast burger sandwiched between two pancakes.
401 S Alamo, (210) 805-0333
Brunch is served at Tre Trattoria downtown 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, with fresh fruit parfaits, fruit-filled and flaky crostatas and $1 mimosas.
4331 McCullough, (210) 320-0698
Fried oysters, seasonal fruit waffles share the bill with shrimp and grits along with mimosa and Bloody Mary bars. Served 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays.
1012 N Flores, (210) 277-7174
Fans of Candlelight’s brunch offerings might enjoy a stop at Taps y Tapas. They have a great patio, solid food and yes, bottomless mimosas. Chef Luciano Valadez cranks out a menu that includes takes on Southern and Mexican classics, like the pork carnitas sope topped with a fried egg or these fluffy cotija cheese biscuits and savory gravy with a Mexican twist. Pair them with $12 “somewhat” bottomless mimosas of fresh OJ and a hint of pineapple juice. Recipe: Taps y Tapas’ Biscuits and Gravy
1338 E Houston, (210) 320-2192
Tucker’s fans can spend their Saturday nights dancing and later recovering on Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nurse that hangover with sweet potato hash and sinful Eggs Benedict.
1702 Broadway, (210) 222-8277
Who wants to dress up for brunch these days? The folks at Tuk Tuk keep it simple with handmade dim sum while encouraging diners don their favorite set of PJs. Dim sum pajama brunch is served on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
555 W Bitters, (210) 496-0555
Another Asian-inspired brunch option comes via Jason Dady’s latest where you can fill up on pork and beef dumplings and crab rangoon served 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. Half-off bottles of wine aren’t bad either.
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