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The Top 5 Best Brunch Places for Mimosas in Houston

The Top 5 Best Brunch Places for Mimosas in Houston 

Our Criteria: 

Mimosa Ratio: There’s no perfect mimosa ratio, so we chose brunch spots with mimosas that weren’t too strong in alcohol or not watered down. After all, the delicious fruity juice and taste of alcohol included in a mimosa help make brunch fun. 
Atmosphere: The finest brunch places should have a warm and welcoming vibe. We selected places that don’t get chaotic during brunch and keep a relaxed atmosphere no matter how big the crowd gets. 
Brunch Menu: Depending on the spot, “good” brunch fare can mean many things. We chose the below brunch spots based on their menu variety in terms of traditional brunch classics and fusion meals. 
Service: We looked for brunch places where the wait staff was professional, efficient, and could offer helpful suggestions. 

1. Hearsay Market Square

Website: Hearsay Market Square

Address: 218 Travis St, Houston, TX 77002, United States

Contact Info: +1 713-225-8079

Hours: Monday to Sunday: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM 

Google Reviews Score4.4/5
Yelp Reviews Score4/5
Facebook Reviews Score4.5/5
Total Reviews4.5/5
Score Consistency4.5/5
Mimosa Ratio4.5/5
Atmosphere 4.5/5
Brunch Menu4.5/5
Service4/5

Pros

  • Pleasant atmosphere
  • Vintage industrial style
  • Tender chicken & waffles
  • Sweet peach mimosas

Cons

  • Undercooked eggs 
  • Butter cake toffee 

Many we spoke to about Hearsay Market Square told us it’s the perfect spot for a relaxing midday brunch.

When we walked into Hearsay Market Square, we soaked up the pleasant atmosphere. True to the claims of others, it is a pretty laid-back environment—perfect for unwinding. 

We liked the incredible variety of vintage industrial-styled decor that fills the entire place. Also, as we waited for a table, we noted how they served brunch to large parties of five or more, as some places don’t. 

The quality of service and cuisine varies widely. The first server we had was unfriendly and unhelpful. 

As for the waitress who brought out our food, she was kind and made us feel welcome. Still, even though it was brunch, our mimosas weren’t served until an hour after we arrived. 

Their Peach mimosas had just the right amount of alcohol and sweetness. The chicken and waffles were also fork-tender and flavorful.

We liked the bread pudding French toast, but we didn’t like how we were served eggs instead of bacon and toppings. The eggs were undercooked, by the way. 

While the sticky toffee we had was delicious, it was more like a butter cake than typical sticky toffee. 

2. Federal American Grill 

Website: Federal American Grill 

Address: 8731 Katy Fwy Suite 150, Houston, TX 77024, United States

Contact Info: +1 832-910-7777

Hours: Monday to Friday: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Saturday: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Sunday: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Google Reviews Score4.3/5
Yelp Reviews Score4/5
Facebook Reviews Score4.6/5
Total Reviews4.5/5
Score Consistency4.5/5
Mimosa Ratio5/5
Atmosphere 4/5
Brunch Menu4.5/5
Service3.9/5

Pros

  • Delicious biscuits
  • Spicy jalapeño jam
  • Flavorful steak and eggs
  • Refreshing mimosas 

Cons

  • Slow service
  • Tap water
  • Unresponsive managers 

Almost everyone we talked to regarding the brunch at Federal American Grill raved about the variety of mimosas because of their smooth blend of champagne and fresh fruit juices. 

We went to Federal American Grill to test out the validity of this claim. First of all, parking at Federal American Grill is difficult to find, so if you don’t mind spending a couple extra dollars, they offer valet. 

While the outside of Federal American Grill appears to be a hole in the wall, they have enough space and tables for large groups and even a patio to relax on. 

Because we shared a waiter with three other tables, our service was slow. Just so you know, we didn’t drink the water because it came straight out of the tap. 

We liked how the tiny biscuits they served first came topped with butter and spicy-sweet jalapeño jam. Yes, these delicious biscuits came with the brunch meal at no additional cost. 

Our first entree, the steak, and potatoes, included bacon on the side and scrambled eggs. We liked how flavorful the steak was. 

Also, we liked how crispy the potatoes came out on the outside, yet were soft and well-seasoned on the inside. Our mixture of mimosas were not overwhelmed with champagne, but just enough so we could taste it. 

The Brulee French toast had a fluffy interior and a charred outside. Despite the pleasant flavor, the contrasting textures were distracting. 

However, the primary problem we had with Federal American Grill was that neither the service staff nor the manager was very responsive. When a hygiene problem occurred at the table near us, the server didn’t reimburse the meal or offer a discount. 

3. Cyclone Anaya’s Tex-Mex Kitchen 

Website: Cyclone Anaya’s Tex-Mex Kitchen 

Address: 309 Gray Street &, Bagby St #111, Houston, TX 77002, United States

Contact Info: +1 713-520-6969

Hours: Monday to Sunday: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Google Reviews Score4.1/5
Yelp Reviews Score3/5
Facebook Reviews Score3.6/5
Total Reviews4/5
Score Consistency4/5
Mimosa Ratio5/5
Atmosphere 4.5/5
Brunch Menu3.9/5
Service3.9/5

Pros

  • Gluten free brunch menu
  • Boozy mimosas
  • Chill laid-back vibes

Cons

  • Long meal turnaround time 
  • Salty and soggy tortilla chips

Cyclone Anaya’s Tex-Mex Kitchen offers gluten-free brunch menu items as delicious as their boozy mimosas. At least, that’s what we’ve heard.  

First and foremost, the waiters provided impeccable service. We liked how they kept returning to check on us throughout our brunch. 

On their menu, we noted that they have a variety of meals for vegetarians too. Such as their spinach enchiladas, vegetable fajitas, cheese dip, and more were available. 

We decided to build our own omelets as we had our pick of fresh vegetables. We paired it with pineapple mimosas, which we suggest getting the carafe instead of buying by the glass—it’s cheaper. 

We liked the relaxed vibe throughout Cyclone’s Anaya’s Tex-Mex Kitchen. Perhaps, this was due to the not-so-loud groovy music playing during brunch hours. 

Although our waiter quickly brought us our mimosas, we didn’t like how our food took an hour to arrive and was lukewarm at best.

We were first served chips and salsa, which, if you enjoy spicy foods, you may enjoy the salsa. The chips, on the other hand, were salty and too soggy for our tastes. 

Our omelets were well-seasoned, and their mimosas gave a slight buzz as we could taste the high-quality champagne they used. However, the mimosas were not bubbly and too sweet for our tastes.

4. Ouisie’s Table 

Website: Ouisie’s Table  

Address:  3939 San Felipe St, Houston, TX 77027, United States 

Contact Info: +1 713-528-2264 

Hours: Monday to Friday: 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Saturday: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Sunday: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Google Reviews Score4.4/5
Yelp Reviews Score3.5/5
Facebook Reviews Score3.9/5
Total Reviews4/5
Score Consistency4/5
Mimosa Ratio4/5
Atmosphere 5/5
Brunch Menu4/5
Service4/5

Pros

  • Stunning decor
  • Flavorful oysters

Cons

  • Dry muffins 
  • Carbonized mimosas
  • Rushed table service

Ousie’s Table gives their customers a VIP brunch and luxurious experience. At least, that’s what we’ve been told by many who raved to us about their decor and their complementary brunch mimosas.

We arrived promptly for our reservation, so we didn’t have to wait long for a table. Inside, the building’s high ceilings and tasteful furnishings belie its diminutive exterior. 

The atmosphere was classy yet laid back. We liked how the hostess was courteous and talked to us like we were old friends. 

We couldn’t help but admire the stunning furnishings and decorations throughout the place as we walked to our table. 

The brunch menu offered standard choices with a few unique dishes to try. The costs are reasonable enough to spoil yourself and a date without breaking the bank.

We started off with their complementary muffins, which were a little dry. Additionally, their mimosas were light-tasting and too carbonized for our tastes. 

We did like, however, their French toast and syrup. The bacon and eggs on the side were cooked just right. 

Furthermore, the oysters we got in the style known as “Rockefeller” had a wonderful flavor. Still, they were crunchy and had an overall wan appearance. 

Moreover, although our server was excellent, the people who cleared the table did so quickly. We didn’t like this because they often reached over for our plates before we were done eating.  

5. Backstreet Cafe 

Website: Backstreet Cafe 

Address:  1103 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77019, United States

Contact Info: +1 713-521-2239

Hours: Monday: Closed

Tuesday to Friday: 11:30 AM to 9:00 PM

Saturday: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Sunday: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Google Reviews Score4.5/5
Yelp Reviews Score4/5
Facebook Reviews Score4.2/5
Total Reviews4.5/5
Score Consistency4.5/5
Mimosa Ratio5/5
Atmosphere 5/5
Brunch Menu4/5
Service4.4/5

Pros

  • No reservations needed
  • Peaceful atmosphere
  • Bubbly and refreshing mimosas
  • Buttery and rich French toast

Cons

  • Dull carbonara sauce
  • Difficult parking

Backstreet Cafe claims to offer delicious, one-of-a-kind cuisine, and that includes brunch and mimosas. Others told us no matter whether you are sitting inside or outside, you’ll have a unique experience. 

Before you go to Backstreet Cafe, note that parking can be difficult, yet there is ample free parking on the surrounding streets. Also, note that the garden area is not pet-friendly, but the front porch is.

When we last went to Backstreet Cafe, we strolled in without a reservation and were shown to a table on the patio immediately. The atmosphere was peaceful and inviting. 

As soon as we were seated, a tray with two little, caramelized-topped banana nut muffins was brought over. Then, our server welcomed us kindly and swiftly brought us water.

We liked how our server was warm and friendly yet not intrusive. Moreover, just reading the menu made our stomachs growl. 

We got the very berry mimosas with diced-up blackberries, strawberries, and blueberries. They were bubbly and refreshing. 

After the beverages came out, the food came out almost immediately. Our brioche French toast came with bacon, caramel, roasted bananas, and strawberries. 

We thought the French toast flavors were overwhelming when combined, but the French toast itself was buttery and rich. We also ordered the pasta carbonara. 

While the pasta noodles were firm, the sauce lacked the rich eggy flavor that would have made the pancetta on top genuinely shine.

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