Hungry? We are! One of our favorite things to do over the weekend is going out for brunch. If you love brunch then you need to read this blog. We have picked out the 5 best places for brunch around San Antonio. Whether you’re looking for Southern comfort food, an old fashion diner or a sweet, sugary breakfast, there is a perfect restaurant waiting for you. Check it out and start drooling!
Where: 606 Embassy Oaks Ste 100 San Antonio, TX 78216
Must Try: Magnolia Pancake Haus is one of our favorite brunch spots in Texas. It is a cozy, comfortable spot with traditional breakfast dishes, and some serious pancakes. If you’re after an omelet, we suggest the Green Eggs and Ham (Spinach, green peppers, green onions and ham served open-faced with Jack cheese and cilantro pesto). The Calico Hash is another favorite dish that we can’t get enough of. It comes served with: Haus-smoked and hand-pulled pork shoulder mixed with sweet potatoes, shredded russet potatoes, Spanish and red onions and a touch of garlic. Topped with two eggs, any style. Since pancakes made it famous, you need to order the Pecan Pancakes – it comes with their incredible pancakes, topped with a rich banana rum praline sauce. We also love the peach & pecan Waffle (Pecans baked inside and peach compote atop a crispy waffle. Topped with a dollop of Euro-style whipped cream).
Where: 1338 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205
Must Try: This down home spot has been open since 1948 and is serving up some incredible soul food dishes, plus live music everyday! You need to head on down for their weekend Gospel Brunch. They have a killer bloody mary bar with more toppings than you could ever imagine. You’ll love the chicken and waffle. Crispy, delicious fried chicken with a fluffy waffle – it is perfect. The chicken-fried grits are another Southern breakfast classic. No matter what you order, be sure to get a side of sweet potato hash.
Where: 3011 N St Mary’s St, San Antonio, TX 78212
Must Try: Candlelight Coffeehouse is a cozy spot with couches and a relaxed feel. One of the highlights of their brunch is the bottomless mimosas. Relax with friends while you munch on tasty American breakfast fare. One of our favorite breakfast dishes is the Huevos Rancheros a La Candlelight: Eggs sunny side up topped with a roasted tomato salsa served with potatoes, bacon or sausage and a tortilla. When you stop by, see what the quiche of the day is and find out about the toppings for seasonal pancakes and waffles. We also love the Lox Platter: Smoked salmon, tomatoes, red onion, capers, and cream cheese served on a toasted bagel.
4. Pancake Joes
Where: 1011 Donaldson Ave San Antonio, TX 78228
Must Try: Head to Pancake Joes for some American comfort-food staples in comfortable, diner style. The Crispy Bacon Waffle is delicious. We also love the Chorizo Omelet (chorizo, sautéed onions, mushrooms, green peppers, Monterey Jack cheese, feta cheese, and topped with sour cream and green onions). You should also give Joe’s Favorite a try. It comes with country sausage, seasoned steak, green peppers, and sautéed onions on top of ranch potatoes, with melted eggs and your choice of eggs.
Where: 7600 Eckhert Rd San Antonio, TX 78240
Must Try: Courtyard Café is a great spot for breakfast or lunch. They have indoor and outdoor seating, and just as it’s namesake suggestions, it has a beautiful green courtyard. Bacon, Egg & Cheese Breakfast Sandwich is one of our favorites. It comes served with fresh-cracked eggs scrambled with crisp bacon topped with melted cheese. We also love the Migas (Fresh-cracked eggs scrambled with crispy fried tortillas, bacon and onions, topped with melted cheese served with your choice of fried potatoes, cheesy grits or fruit). If you have a sweet tooth, check out the Blueberry Cheesecake Pancakes or Waffles: Three pancakes or waffle with fresh blueberries baked in, topped with a dollop of homemade cheesecake-cream. You can also get waffles or pancakes with bananas, pecans, chocolate chips or apples and cinnamon.
There you have it! These are our favorite brunch spots around San Antonio. Whether you’re looking for some Southern comfort food, a classic American diner or a cozy patio to relax with family, there is something for you in San Antonio. Let us know what you think in the comment section below. We want to hear from you! Stay tuned to our blog for all things eat, shop and play around San Antonio.