Brunch Bunch: 36 Places to Brunch Around San Antonio

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Sophie Covo
Southerleigh Beignets
Brunch has become such a monumentous weekend staple that we've started celebrating the ode to eggs, bacon and waffles (pancakes with six-packs, really) annually. This year, we caught up with the owners of La Panaderia as they add brunch to their second location, learned how to perfectly poach an egg and have listed all the ways you can get your brunch on around town.

And if the power of brunch compels you, join us for the third annual United We Brunch on Saturday, June 10 at the Jack Guenther Pavilion of the Briscoe Western Art Museum from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

5 Points Local: The yoga spot and eatery features vegetarian, vegan and paleo options, cold-pressed organic juices, and a menu that includes a “quiche of the day” and “empanada of the day” on top of other savory items. 1017 N. Flores St., (210) 267-2652 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

Aldaco’s Mexican Cuisine: You can’t beat their cheap mimosas at $3, paired with hearty Tex-Mex fare like chilaquiles San Antonio, or the breakfast chile relleno filled with scrambled eggs, queso blanco and green onions. Multiple locations, 11 a.m. -3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.

Barbaro: This Monte Vista favorite adds variety to their menu with brunch cocktails, skillet pancakes, parmesan biscuits and fried chicken. 2720 McCullough Ave., (210) 320-2261, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Bite International flavors inspire Bite’s brunch menu. Butter-poached lobster, pork gratin, and grilled romaine with jamon Serrano are a few of the hits. 1012 S. Presa St.,(210) 532-2551,11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Saturday, 11a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday.

Boiler House: The brunch menu includes a wide selection of hefty plates (“BLT mac and egg,” anyone?), kids menu, spreads, and mimosas by the bottle. 312 Pearl Pkwy., Bldg. 3, (210) 354-4644, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Botika Not into pancakes? Botika’s dim sum brunch will lead your taste buds to wildly unique dishes, like the pork and cabbage dumplings. 303 Pearl Pkwy., Suite 111, (210) 670-7684, 11 a.m-3 p.m. Sunday.

Candlelight: The ultimate in mimosa kits, with brunch classics like the croque monsieur, lox, and chilaquiles. 3011 N. St. Mary’s St., (210) 738-0099, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Cappy’s: This Alamo Heights go-to is known for their savory steak and potato brunch options, as well as classics done Texas-big, like their Mondo benedict. 5011 Broadway, (210) 828-9669, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday.

Casa Azul de Andrea: The Frida-centric spot features tapas, tortas and mini tacos. Yes, you CAN have street corn for brunch. 1036 S. Alamo St., (210) 451-9393, noon-3 p.m. Sunday.

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Rob Carr
Barbacoa at Chisme

On Saturdays, Chisme’s patio and dining room are filled with the sweet, mellifluous sounds of a mariachi band that serenade brunchers starting at noon. Chicken and churros for brunch, anyone? 2403 N. St. Mary’s St., (210) 530-4236, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Cullum’s Attagirl: Don’t expect an official brunch fare staged at Cullum’s. It’s a casual spot that mostly caters to beer-lovers, and happens to also serve fried chicken and waffles that are nothing less than fried, hot, and wonderful. Pop Rock mimosas are a must. 726 Mistletoe Ave., (210) 437-4263, 11 a.m.-3p.m. Sunday.

Cured: Led by James Beard Award nominee Steven McHugh, Cured delivers a tasty brunch with plates such as chicken and doughnuts, and the “Chef’s Breakfast” with biscuits, crabmeat, eggs, boudin noir, praline bacon, fried green tomatoes and a Pearl can michelada. 306 Pearl Pkwy., Suite 101, (210) 314-3929, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays.

Feast: One of San Antonio’s best brunches features a variety of mimosas, almond-pistachio French toast, crepes and even “Eggs in Hell.” Get there early. 1024 S. Alamo St., (210) 354-1024, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday.

The Fruteria: Inspired by Mexico’s market stands, Fruteria’s menu includes an array of jugos, fruity cocktails, and smoothies. On the solid food side, they serve platos, tortas and tostadas. Don’t miss the choripapa with chorizo, potatoes, black beans, onions, avocaodo and crema. 1401 S. Flores St., (210) 251-3104, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

General Public: With a gastropub atmosphere, General Public offers $1 mimosas, shrimp and grits, and a menu of made-to-order burgers at The Rim. 17619 La Cantera Pkwy., Suite 102, (210) 920-1101, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Grayze: Try out any of their hearty entrees, including “The Cure” breakfast plate (a delicious sandwich Ron Swanson would be proud to eat made of pork belly sausage patty, freedom cheese, fried egg, bacon, and jalapeño apple jam all nestled in a maple whiskey glazed English muffin. 521 E. Grayson St., (210) 481-8776, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday.

Halcyon: Along with coffee, you’ll find cheap mimosas, and unique takes on benedicts and pancakes from sweet potato pancake with a bacon-banana syrup to a chopped brisket benedict with black beans, poached egg, avocado, and ranchero hollandaise. 1414 S. Alamo St., (210) 277-7045, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Hoppy Monk: An all-day brunch menu boasts options that are sweet, savory and from the sea with oodles of craft beer to wash it all down. 1010 N. 1604 E., (210) 545-3330, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday (brunch served all day).

Indy Coffee Club: Specialty coffee shop and espresso bar, with a menu featuring unique items like the Tacu Tacu (a rice and bean patty with smoked sausage, pickled onion, ají amarillo “Ranch” dressing and a fried egg). Or keep it sweet with strawberry and cream pancakes. 7114 UTSA Blvd., Suite 103, (210) 233-9203, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday.

Liberty Bar: Grab one of their signature bloody marys for brunch (mimosas and others also available), and pair it with your chilaquiles. 1111 S. Alamo St., (210) 227-1187, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.


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