Thank goodness for brunch. The weekend’s most important meal has a solid grip on San Antonians and here’s where we’re brunching right now.
For Sunday After Pay Day
If you’re feeling bad and bougie, there are a handful of brunches to check out this summer. The Maverick (710 S. St. Mary’s St., 210-973-6050), which opened earlier this year in Southtown, packs a punch with brioche donuts fried fresh-to-order as created by chef Misa Holmes, who’s also tasked with the playful bread baskets and biscuits. Head north to Signature (16401 La Cantera Pkwy., 210-247-0176), where chef Andrew Weissman and his team dole out a Signature breakfast burger, steak and eggs, and seared sea scallops. When you’re a James Beard nominated restaurant, you have to wow at all times of the day, and Cured (306 Pearl Pkwy., Suite 101, 210-314-3929) at the Pearl delivers with The Chef’s Breakfast, a combination of biscuits, crabmeat, eggs, boudin noir, praline bacon, fried green tomatoes and a Miller High Life Michelada. Battalion (604 S. Alamo St., 210-816-0088) recently launched brunch inside the former Firehouse No. 7. with a menu of hits including ricotta funnel cakes, savory plates, sweet cannoli crepes and bucatini alla carbonara, essentially the brunchiest of all pastas.
For An Audience
You’ll want to make your way to the ever-popular Southtown staple Feast (1024 S. Alamo St., 210-354-1024) for weekly donut specials on Sundays. Or wade through the Pearl’s weekend farmers markets for Southerleigh’s Fine Food & Brewery (136 E. Grayson St., 210-455-5701) brunch menu, and don’t miss the michelada. All the influencers are dining at Tuckers Kozy Korner (1338 E. Houston St., tuckerskozykorner.info), which reopened this December.
For A Buffet
There’s no such thing as too many biscuits. Tony G’s Soul Food (915 S. Hackberry St., 210-451-1234) makes your dreams come true with an all-you-can-eat brunch that features Southern favorites paired with a live band. The Pigpen (106 Pershing Ave., 210-267-9136) off Broadway should be in the buffet category for its Soul Food Sunday brunch, but the playground makes it the perfect spot for parents to enjoy a frozen Moscow mule while keeping an eye on the little ones.
For the Kiddos
Over at The Quarry, Stone Oak and Huebner Road, Snooze, an A.M. Eatery (multiple locations, snoozeeatery.com) keeps the kids happy with pancake flight, savory hash and a casual setting. CommonWealth Coffee House & Bakery (multiple locations, commonwealthcoffeehouse.com) has expanded rapidly in the last few years, but two locations serve as the most kid-friendly. Stop by the original location on Davis Court for a fun patio and garden, or visit the Yanaguana location where parents can enjoy coffee and crepes while watching the kids enjoy the splash pad.
Bars and brunch should go hand in hand. Cure your hangover at Francis Bogside (803 S. St. Mary’s St., 210-369-9192) in Southtown with a Bogside burger. Craft beer aficionados should check out The Hoppy Monk (1010 N. Loop 1604 E., 210-545-3330) for savory bites and a solid list of cocktails, or visit The Roost (1221 Broadway, Suite 116, 210-251-3184), the rebranded spot first known as GS 1221. The craft beer focus is still there, but your favorite suds are joined by mimosas, bloodies and a full brunch menu. Cullum’s Attagirl (726 E. Mistletoe Ave., 210-437-4263) makes up for not having a full liquor license with an ever-rotating beer curated tap list and hearty breakfast plates like the classic Southern-fried wings atop crisp waffles. Or keep the cocktails flowing at Barbaro (2720 McCullough Ave., 210-320-2261), where Italian favorites meet innovative tipples on Saturdays and Sundays. You could always keep things proper with a visit to The Lion & Rose British Pub at The Rim (17627 La Cantera Pkwy., 210-798-5466) which serves a full English breakfast on Sunday.
For When You’re Not Trying to Wreck Your Diet
Brunch doesn’t always mean going hard in the paint. Enjoy a chill and healthful morning at Pharm Table (106 Auditorium Cir., 210-802-1860), where you’ll find vegan and dairy-free options (there’s a small corking fee for your own bubbles). Or visit 5 Points Local (1017 N. Flores St., 210-267-2652) for their fresh juices, golden milk lattes and classic breakfast options alongside vegan tacos. Stay on-plan at Revolución Coffee + Juice (multiple locations, revolucionsa.com), which just opened a location downtown, and offers a similar menu of plant-based breakfast items with cage-free eggs and locally sourced meats.
Particular about your bubbles or have a penchant for Cooks? You can drink whatever you please at NOLA Brunch & Beignets (111 Kings Ct., 210-320-1572), which pairs Cajun breakfast staples with a BYOB attitude. The same goes for The Bread Box (555 W. Bitters Road, Suite 115, 210-277-8612), where brunch means Croque Madame sandwiches with fresh-baked bread, kolaches, market quiche and more paired with whatever bottle you pick up the night before.
For Some Mex
Chicken and churros are a thing at Chisme (2403 N. St. Mary’s St., 210-530-4236), and you’ll want to pair the sweet with a salty michelada. Or check out Sabor Cocina Bar (5313 McCullough Ave., 210-314-7760), a small but delightful restaurant in Olmos Park that knows how a thing or two about traditional chilaquiles.
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