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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NOLA Brunch & Beignets
This staple on the Main Strip includes mimosa options, burgers, pancakes, tacos and a “Luther’s Breakfast Feast.” 1503 N. Main Ave., (210) 223-7727, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays.
Get a $2 mimosa with your chicken and biscuits covered in something called “Chuck Norris gravy.” Get there early for seating. 17623 La Cantera Pkwy., Suite 107, (210) 538-5833 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday.
Max & Louie’s New York Diner:
Enjoy the NYC diner atmosphere with a large offering of brunch classics, including cheese blintzes and Challah French toast. 226 W. Bitters Road, Suite 126, (210) 483-7600, all day Sunday-Saturday.
Max’s Wine Dive:
You can’t go wrong with award-winning fried chicken for brunch. The gourmet comfort food dive offers sliders, tacos, their “Signature Blend Burger” and more. 340 E. Basse Road, Suite 101, (210) 444-9547, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Enjoy an authentic breakfast experience with Divorced Eggs, chilaquiles, molletes and sincronizadas ahogadas (a flour tortilla quesadilla drenched in tomato-y ahogada sauce, ham, cheese, cream, onions and avocados. 427 N. 1604 W., Suite 202, (210) 277-722, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
The extensive menu features an array of eggs Benedict, omelets and other savory items. Additionally, they boast having 20,000 mimosa options. 14415 Blanco Road, (210) 408-2670, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays.
NOLA Brunch & Beignets:
The newly opened BYOB spot offers unique large plates, like the blue crab omelet, hash brown-crusted trout, and yes, coffee cream-stuffed beignets. 111 Kings Ct., (210) 320-1572, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.
Check out the monthly drag shows and grab one of their specialty coffees or morning cocktails (“Death in the Afternoon” sounds especially appealing). 102 9th St., Suite 400, (210) 340-9880, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Sabor Cocina Bar:
Pair a coffee with waffles and authentic chilaquiles. Try not to get overwhelmed by their large variety of enchiladas, waffles and pancakes. 5313 McCullough Ave., (210) 314-7760,8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Sangria on the Burg:
While known for their sangria flights, Saturday Brunch offers mimosa flights, in addition to ribeye Benedicts, pancake tacos, and more. 5115 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 744-1448,11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.
Southerleigh Fine Food & Brewery:
Southerleigh's Brunch Biscuits
Enjoy mimosas by the glass or bottle and pair it with chocolate chip scones or crab and avocado omelets. 136 E. Grayson St., Suite 120, (210) 455-5701, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.
Chicken and waffles, apple strudel and frittatas are all on the menu at this Italian eatery. 728 S. Presa St., (210) 251-4606, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday.
Stella Public House:
Need a pick-me-up? Try the breakfast cocktails, and enjoy them with an entree from their concise menu with items like the frittata caprese and prosciutto benedict. 1414 S. Alamo St., Suite 103, (210) 277-7047, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Tacos and Tequila:
At $22 a person, TNT’s brunch buffet includes a street taco bar, omelet bar, waffles, enchiladas, and more. 1915 Broadway, Suite 111, (210) 314-8226, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Tucker’s Kozy Korner:
Try their bloody mary/michelada bar, the eggs benedict or signature chicken and waffles. 1338 E. Houston St., (210) 320-2192, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday.
Vida Mia Mexican Cuisine:
With locations in Stone Oak and off Bulverde Road, Vida Mia has the northside covered for Mexican breakfast and brunch options daily. Multiple locations, hours vary.