Thursday, May 15, 2014

32 Ways to Brunch Around Town

Posted By on Thu, May 15, 2014 at 10:39 AM

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Barbaro serves skillet pancakes, savory and sweet.

Anne Marie’s Carriage House Bistro

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.

 

Aldaco’s Mexican Cuisine-Stone Oak

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.

 

Arcade Midtown Kitchen

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.

 

Barbaro’s

2720 McCullough, (210) 320-2261

10am-3pm Sundays

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

 

Beat Street Coffee Co & Bistro

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.

 

Bite

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.

 

Boiler House

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.

Candlelight

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.

 

Cappy’s

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.

 

Casa Hernan

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.

 

Cured

306 Pearl Pkwy, (210) 314-3929

10am-3pm Saturdays

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

 

Deco Pizzeria

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.

 

Drew’s American Grill

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.

 

Feast

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.

 

The Friendly Spot

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.

 

The Fruteria Botanero

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.

 

Knife & Fork

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.

 

Il Sogno

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.

 La Fonda on Main

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.

 

Las Canarias

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.

 

Liberty Bar

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.

 

Max’s Wine Dive

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.

 

The Monterey

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.

 

Paloma Blanca

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.

 

Silo

Multiple locations

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.

 

Tost

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.

 

Tre Trattoria

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.

 

Tribeca Di Olmos

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.

Taps y Tapas’

1012 N Flores, (210) 277-7174

10am-1pm Sunday

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

 

Tucker’s Kozy Korner

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.

 

Tuk Tuk Tap Room

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.

 

Umai Mi

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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