5740 San Felipe
Houston, TX 77057
Let me start out by saying that I’m fairly certain my girlfriends are going to let me pick out brunch spots from now on. Because — home run on this one! Not only do they locally source much of their vast, southern-flair menu (food AND drinks), you’ll eat your entire plate in a vibe that’s fun and easy. It’s on the first floor of a Gables complex, which is great because there is plenty of parking.
Grab a menu and get in line. You order at the counter and they’ll bring your food and mimosas to the table. The place was packed but tables were turned over quickly, so we didn’t have any issue getting one. There’s a patio in the back next to the parking lot that looks onto the Gables courtyard and a small patio out front that looks onto San Felipe. We loved the industrial feeling of the inside with the floor to ceiling windows and minimalist decor. The clientele was cool and relaxed. A couple of kids here and there and a birthday party in the corner.
On our menu:
Southwest Scramble – which is basically Migas on steroids… in a good way. Honestly, I can’t see why anyone would order Migas when this adds bell peppers, black beans, sweet potatoes, AND avocado to the mix.
House Omelette – which sounds boring but had just the right amount spinach and mushrooms. Plus it comes with a to-die-for rosemary sweet potato hash.
Mimosas – with three options to choose from we enjoyed the fresh squeezed OJ mimosas and then the organic prickly pear (the pink cactus fruit, not to be confused with an actual pear). It’s pink.
Things to try next time: Pork belly hash, gluten free pancakes, and grass-fed brisket and eggs.
The cooks in the open kitchen looks slammed (which was actually fun to watch!). But our food came quickly and, again, it was all perfect. The servers checked on us, refilled waters, cleared plates, and even ordered us another carafe of mimosas so we didn’t have to get back in line.
This place is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and has a menu for each (plus brunch on the weekends). I’ll definitely be back to try out their “social hour” (which is obviously so much cooler than happy hour). They serve $5 beer and glasses of wine, $15 bottles, and $5 small plates. (Liquor only at the Katy location.) And I’ll try the quinoa stuffed avocado while I’m at it. Check them out. They did not disappoint.
Mon – Sat: 7am – 10pm
Sunday: 8am- 3pm