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3 Brunch Hotspots in Houston

Dining out for brunch is a spring tradition for many people. The weather is warmer, the sun rises earlier, and people are eager to go out. So, when you wake up hungry, be sure to check out these brunch hotspots in Houston.

Black Walnut Cafe

Firstly, Black Walnut Cafe is a Georgia and Texas chain with a location right in Rice Village, and they’re open every day at 7:00 a.m.

If you think cinnamon sugar donut bites couldn’t get any better, theirs come drizzled with grape and walnut butter. Black Walnut takes their eggs benedict up a notch with their pot roast benedict and lobster Benedict.

No brunch menu would be complete without pancakes, and Black Walnut serves their chocolate chip pancakes with whipped cream and New England maple syrup. Not to mention, purists can order a plain stack of pancakes, too.


Benjy’s is located just two blocks north of Rice Village. They’re open for brunch on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

If you’re hungry for French toast, you can’t go wrong with Benjy’s version. It comes with blueberry port jam, caramelized cajeta, and torched marshmallows. If it’s early, but you’re craving lunch food, Benjy’s has an impressive All American Burger on their brunch menu.

Benjy’s also has a fun list of “mocktails,” and they use their own seasonal housemade jam in their “It’s The Jam” drink.

If you’re looking to start your day with a straight-up cocktail, try the Cinnamon Toast Krunked. It’s made with Houston’s Yellow Rose Whiskey, pecan coffee, maple syrup, and cinnamon.


Finally, you can’t talk about brunch without mentioning IHOP. If you’re looking for a place to have a fun, casual brunch, there’s no place like it. The popular chain has locations all over Houston. One of the closest to Melia Medical Center is at 8515 W Loop S. It’s open 24/7, so you can have pancakes anytime.

So, if you’re looking for a pet-friendly apartment in Houston, contact us. Melia Medical Center is located near 288 and 610, offering easy access to downtown. We’d love to show you around our community.

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