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27 essential San Antonio brunch spots worth getting out of bed for 

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Whether you're gathering with family, trying to recover from painting the town red or pre-gaming for more weekend shenanigans, brunch is an Alamo City mainstay — and arguably the most important meal of the weekend.

Love it, hate it, not-sober-enough-for-it, whatever the case may be, SA eateries are turning up the heat on the weekend hangover buster with savory eats and sweet breakfasty treats fit for a king. These 27 local joints do brunch up right.
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The Good Kind
Masks Required
1127 S St Mary's St, (210) 801-5892,
They don’t call it a Good Morning Bowl for nothing. A free range local egg, black beans, aged white cheddar, sweet potato, spinach, grilled corn, sour cream, salsa and guacamole make this a protein and veggie-packed way to start off your day.
Photo via Instagram / goodkindsouthtown
Southerleigh Fine Food & Brewery
Masks Required
136 E Grayson St #120, (210) 455-5701,
Wade through the Pearl’s weekend farmers markets for Southerleigh’s Fine Food & Brewery brunch menu, and don’t miss the michelada.
Photo via Instagram / urbanjourneys
Revolución Coffee + Juice
Masks Required
Multiple locations,
Trying to brunch and keep your trim figure? Stay on-plan at Revolución Coffee + Juice, which offers a menu of plant-based breakfast items with cage-free eggs and locally-sourced meats — and fresh-pressed juices, of course.
Photo via Instagram / letsbinge
Cullum’s Attagirl
726 E Mistletoe Ave, (210) 437-4263,
You’ll leave with a fully (and happy) belly thanks to menu items like chicken + waffles and chicken fried grits.
Photo via Instagram / mealswithmaree
Glass and Plate
Masks Required
4212 McCullough Ave, (210) 864-7500,
This brand-spanking new restaurant offers many brunch specialties, from light fruit plates, to something a bit heartier, such as their Steak and Eggs. WHatever you’re craving, Glass and Plate has you covered.
Photo via Instagram / glassandplatesa
Full Belly
Masks Required
27 N Loop 1604 W Suite 202, (210) 236-5374,
Full Belly Cafe’s name is an accurate representation of what you’ll have after eating their Crab Stuffed Avocado Louie with buttered lettuce, hard-boiled egg, cucumber, asparagus, grape tomatoes and pickled vegetables. Bring on the stretchy pants!
Photo via Instagram / fullbellysa
Maverick Texas Brasserie
Masks Required
710 S St Mary's St, (210) 973-6050,
Maverick Texas Brasserie packs a punch with brioche donuts fried to order and mimosas with fresh-squeezed OJ. Post up on their gorgeous patio for an epic brunch experience.
Photo via Instagram / quixem_
The Dooryard
Masks Required
4503 De Zavala Rd Suite 108, (210) 201-4911,
This self-serving taphouse has more to offer than just beer and seltzers — The Dooryard’s new Sunday Brunch menu has hangover-banishing menu items for those who imbibe in a few too many beers on Saturday night.
Photo via Instagram / thedooryardsa
Meadow Neighborhood Bar + Eatery
Masks Required
555 W Bitters Rd #110, (210) 481-4214,
Chef PJ Edwards offers up an extensive brunch with mimosas and brunch cocktails on a gorgeous patio — just don’t forget to don your sunglasses to combat the morning sun.
Photo via Instagram / meadow_sa
NOLA Brunch & Beignets
Masks Required
111 Kings Ct, (210) 320-1572,
Snag some fresh, hot beignets and a glass — or bottle, who are we kidding? — of bubbles at NOLA Brunch & Beignets, which pairs Cajun breakfast staples with a casual attitude.
Photo via Instagram / countdowncityconnoisseurs
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The Hayden
Masks Required
4025 Broadway, (210) 437-4306,
What’s a better combo than a Meatloaf Hash Plate and a cocktail that uses hangover-crushing Pedialyte? That's not a rhetorical question. Try both at The Hayden!
Photo via Instagram / s.a.vortooth
Tony's Siesta
Masks Required
206 Brooklyn Ave, (210) 592-1199,
Tony’s Siesta offers specialty brunch cocktails and savory eats from La Fonda de Jaime, a local food truck — but remember: No Mask, No Fiesta!
Photo via Instagram / hellomrsfoodie
Sangria on the Burg
Masks Required
5115 Fredericksburg Rd, (210) 265-3763,
Swing by Sangria on the Burg for a tasty sangria flight to wash down an order of lemon-raspberry or horchata hotcakes or pancake tacos.
Photo via Instagram / sefrye814
Masks Required
1015 Navarro St, (210) 222-2008,
The picturesque spot along the SA river is a dependable option for brunch, but diner beware: this downtown restaurant is so gorgeous you may be a bit distracted from your meal. Just take a sip of your bloody mary to keep your focus.
Photo via Instagram / nayegarzam
Masks Required
6106 Broadway, (210) 245-8156,
Feeling French? Indulge in Bistr09’s Croque Monsieur: a savory ham and cheese sandwich with a fried egg and seasoned salad greens or a decadent lobster risotto from chef Damien Watel.
Photo via Instagram / bistr09
Masks Required
2720 McCullough Ave., (210) 320-2261,
Barbaro may be known for their super tasty pizzas and silky chicken alfredo, but their Sunday brunch ‘keep it coming’ deal allows you to order as many mimosas or bloody marys as you can (responsibly) muster, for just $15. Check out their pillowy-soft zeppole and crispy fried chicken while you’re at it.
Photo via Instagram / sabarbaro
Brasserie Mon Chou Chou
Masks Required
312 Pearl Pkwy Building 2, (210) 469-3743,
This relative newcomer has gained incredible popularity for its decadent French fare and gilded interior. Indulge in a Lobster Benedict with any one of their complex brunch cocktails for a true ‘treat yoself’ moment.
Photo via Instagram / brasseriemonchouchou
Ida Claire
Masks Required
7300 Jones Maltsberger Rd, (210) 667-2145,
If brunch with a little bit of southern hospitality charm is your jam, post up at a table at Ida Claire, where authentic comfort food meets an elevated experience.
Photo via Instagram / idaclairesa
Whiskey Cake
Masks Required
15900 La Cantera Pkwy Ste 21200, (210) 236-8095,
Need a hangover cure? Whiskey Cake has you covered! Their aptly-named Hangover Burger is the perfect culinary medicine after a night of too much booze.
Photo via Instagram / whiskeycakesa
Comfort Cafe
Masks Required
5616 Bandera Rd, (512) 575-0348,
Enjoy unique options for omelets and scrambles or — if you’re feeling fancy — try Comfort Cafe’s decadent stuffed french toast crepes or waffles.
Photo via Instagram / comfortcafesatx
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Max & Louie's New York Diner
Masks Required
226 W Bitters Rd #126, (210) 483-7600,
Start your Sunday off right at the East Coast diner-themed restaurant. Build your own omelet or try the Bleaker Street Breakfast Tacos — also called the “Best Tacos South of New York”.
Photo via Instagram / maxandlouies
Julia's Bistro and Bar
Masks Required
1725 Blanco Rd, (210) 476-5404,
Start off your brunch experience at Julia’s with chilaquiles or Julia’s signature crepes. Whatever you decide to eat, don’t sleep on the house sparkling wine deal that includes three mimosa flavors of your choice — for $15.
Photo via Instagram / juliasonblanco
Jardín Restaurant
Masks Required
555 Funston Pl, (210) 338-5100,
You get the best of both worlds by visiting Jardín at the San Antonio Botanical Garden: elevated Mediteranean cuisine in beautiful surroundings. Chef Jason Dady uses ingredients from the garden onsite, so for a healthful and truly garden-to-table experience, go for the Avocado and Garden Bounty Toast.
Photo via Instagram / jardinsatx
Pharm Table
Masks Required
611 S Presa St Suite 106, (210) 802-1860,
Founded in 2015 by acclaimed chef Elizabeth Johnson, Pharm Table includes plant-forward meals that are locally sourced. Grab a Sweet Potato Waffle and pair it with one of their house Chai teas in their brand new space in Southtown..
Photo via Instagram / pharmtable
Amor Eterno
Masks Required
540 S Presa St.
If you ever want brunch and craft cocktails later in the afternoon, Amor Eterno has you covered. Their unique Sunday Tiki brunch begins at 2 p.m. sharp every Sunday.
Photo via Instagram / amoreterno_sa
Snooze, an A.M. Eatery
Masks Required
255 E Basse Rd Suite #160, (210) 937-1063,

Snooze, an A.M. Eatery keeps the kids happy with pancake flights, savory hash and a casual setting — and keeps parents happy with epic bloody marys and mimosas.
Photo via Instagram / datingtoeat
The Hoppy Monk
Masks Required
1010 N Loop 1604 W, (210) 545-3330,
Chilaquiles and chill? Count us in! Craft beer aficionados should check out The Hoppy Monk for savory brunch bites and spicy bloody marys all day Sunday.
Photo via Instagram / sgstith
The Good Kind
Masks Required
1127 S St Mary's St, (210) 801-5892,
They don’t call it a Good Morning Bowl for nothing. A free range local egg, black beans, aged white cheddar, sweet potato, spinach, grilled corn, sour cream, salsa and guacamole make this a protein and veggie-packed way to start off your day.
Photo via Instagram / goodkindsouthtown

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