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The 5 Best Houston Brunch Spots for You and Your Furry Friend 

The 5 Best Houston Brunch Spots for You and Your Furry Friend

Our Criteria

Atmosphere: The best dog-friendly brunch spots in Houston should be inviting for both owners and their pets. We considered brunch spots that provide water bowls at the front door, often along with a jar of sweets. 
Dog-friendly Menu: Part of the whole appeal of dog-friendly places for owners is the snacks available for their fur babies. Therefore, we selected brunch spots that include pet-friendly meals for your dog to enjoy meals too. 
Brunch Menu: An excellent brunch menu can be interpreted in a variety of ways, depending on the establishment serving brunch. So we considered brunch spots that serve common and unique brunch foods on their menu. 
Service: We considered brunch spots with wait staff that are well-trained, quick to serve, and knowledgeable enough to make recommendations. There is hardly any wait time for the food to arrive, and the same can be said for the bill.

          1. Cedar Creek Bar & Grill

          Cedar Creek Bar & Grill Homepage

          Website: Cedar Creek Bar & Grill

          Address: 1034 W 20th St, Houston, TX 77008, United States

          Contact Info: +1 713-808-9623


          Monday – Wednesday: 11 AM to 12 AM

          Thursday: 11 AM to 1 AM

          Friday: 11 AM to 2 AM

          Saturday: 9 AM to 2 AM

          Sunday: 9 AM to 12 AM

          Google Reviews Score4.4/5
          Yelp Reviews Score3.5/5
          Facebook Reviews Score4.2/5
          Total Reviews4/5
          Score Consistency4/5
          Dog-Friendly Menu 3/5
          Brunch Menu3.8/5


          • Refreshing mojitos
          • Ample patio space
          • Pillowy waffles 


          • Slow service
          • Tasteless eggs
          • Cold biscuits & gravy 

          Cedar Creek Bar & Grill claims to be a place where friends and family can kick back with their dogs and spend time together. 

          The first thing we noted about Cedar Creek Bar & Grill, though, is its tight parking. We ended up having to park on the street. 

          True to the claims, outside of Cedar Creek Bar & Grill, on the patio, our dog was welcomed to relax beside our patio table. 

          They have a large patio space outside adjacent to a creek with lots of tables for visitors. 

          What we liked about the atmosphere outside is that a little stream flows through the back patio space. It’s easy for both children and adults to get lost in watching the tiny fish chase each other. 

          Even our dog wanted to go after the fish, but we maintained a firm grip. 

          Since we were seated outside, the service was slow, and we had to go inside to place an order. By the way, we also had to ask for a water bowl for our dog and if they had any dog-friendly treats since they don’t advertise them on their menu. 

          Despite the lag in service, we were thankful they didn’t forget to bring our pup a water bowl and a small treat. 

          Considering the food quality of our meals, it was not worth the high price.

          Although many raved to us about their biscuits and gravy being their brunch specialty, we didn’t like them for one specific reason: it was cold. 

          Their other brunch platter was rather delicious. The waffle had the right amount of crunch and was fluffy like a pillow. 

          Moreover, the seasoned potatoes were delicious. 

          However, the eggs were tasteless, and the fruit was unripe. The chicken biscuit had some competing flavors, but it was still edible. 

          For what it’s worth, we did enjoy their virgin mojitos. They were refreshingly sweet and tart.

          2. Barnaby’s Cafe 

          Barnaby’s Cafe Homepage

          Website: Barnaby’s

          Address: 1701 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77019, United States

          Contact Info: 713-520-5131


          Monday: 11:00 AM to 10 PM

          Tuesday to Friday: 7:00 AM to 10:30 PM

          Saturday: 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM

          Sunday: 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM

          Google Reviews Score4.5/5
          Yelp Reviews Score4/5
          Facebook Reviews Score4.5/5
          Total Reviews4/5
          Score Consistency4/5
          Dog-Friendly Menu 4.7/5
          Brunch Menu3/5


          • Dog-friendly menu 
          • Free water bowl
          • Brunch happy hour
          • Prompt service


          • Undercooked steak
          • Salty eggs

          Barnaby’s Cafe has a reputation in its community for being a utopia for dog owners. At least, that’s what we’ve heard.

          When we arrived at Barnaby’s Cafe, there was a wait for outdoor seats, but those without dogs could sit inside. 

          We liked how the terrace had six-person tables, and the staff wasted no time obtaining water bowls for our dogs. Additionally, the staff was pleasant to interact with, and even our dogs liked them. 

          Moreover, we liked how there was a special menu catered to dog-friendly meals. Thankfully, service was prompt even on a Sunday during the restaurant’s busy brunch hour.

          Our dogs enjoyed chicken and brown rice. Whereas we dined on their breakfast plate of steak, eggs, and sausage. 

          One bite into our steaks was all it took to know it was undercooked and not well done like we had asked for it to be. Furthermore, the eggs tasted like they had been boiled in salt water. 

          We did like, however, how crispy and flavorful the sausage was. Their brunch mimosas were also delicious and a part of their brunch happy hour special, so we felt that part of brunch was worth the price. 

          At least, from what it looked like, it seemed our dogs enjoyed their meal.

          3. Siphon Coffee

          Siphon Coffee Homepage

          Website: Siphon Coffee

          Address: 701 West Alabama Houston, TX 77006

          Contact Info: 281-974-4426

          Hours: Monday to Sunday: 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM

          Google Reviews Score4.4/5
          Yelp Reviews Score4/5
          Facebook Reviews Score4.2/5
          Total Reviews4/5
          Score Consistency4/5
          Dog-Friendly Menu 3.5/5
          Brunch Menu4/5


          • Delicious blueberry scone
          • Strong Chai tea
          • Shaded patio space


          • Difficult parking
          • Sluggish customer service
          • Limited brunch menu 

          Siphon Coffee claims to be a laid-back environment for dog owners looking to escape hectic brunch spots. 

          From our experience, we found Siphon Coffee a decent place to enjoy a drink, unwind with a small brunch, and enjoy the fresh air with our dogs. 

          Parking was difficult to find as we came during typical brunch hours, but if you come during off-peak hours, it may be easier to find a space. 

          Right away, we noted that there was ample seating space outside that was shaded. It kept our dogs and us from sweating under the sun. 

          We didn’t like the absence of helpful customer service support. When we inquired with the waitstaff about a water bowl for our dogs and what’s recommended on their menu, they had no suggestions. 

          Moreover, we noted that this was how the waitstaff interacted with other customers at nearby tables. The service was also sluggish, and it took more than fifteen minutes to bring our dog’s water bowl. 

          As we overlooked the menu, we found the drinks and meals were reasonably priced. Still, the menu might benefit from additional pastry choices. 

          The coffee wasn’t terrible, but it wasn’t the finest we’ve ever had. We drank a double shot of rose cardamom coffee with cold froth. 

          Absolutely, icy foam. Foamy frigid disgust that we did not request. 

          The rose cardamom flavor in the coffee was subtle. We thought an additional shot would make it better. 

          However, we did enjoy their warm chai tea. The flavor was strong, and it had the right amount of milk, so it didn’t overpower the tea. 

          Although, their assortment of pastries and other sweets had much to be desired, especially when compared to what we could have bought at a nearby bookstore’s coffee shop. We tried the cookies and scones they served. 

          We did find the blueberry white chocolate scone to be delicious and crumbly. Whereas their chocolate chip cookies were brought to us cold, they warmed them up for us upon request.

          4. Another Broken Egg Cafe

          Another Broken Egg Cafe Homepage

          Website: Another Broken Egg Cafe

          Address: 118 A Vintage Park Boulevard, Building G

          Houston, TX 77070

          Contact Info: 281-257-3447

          Hours: Monday to Sunday: 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM

          Google Reviews Score4.4/5
          Yelp Reviews Score4/5
          Facebook Reviews Score4.3/5
          Total Reviews4/5
          Score Consistency4/5
          Dog-Friendly Menu 3/5
          Brunch Menu4/5


          • Cajun Brunch 
          • Delicious pancakes
          • Heavenly orange marmalade that a certain brown bear from the movies would definitely appreciate


          • Salty shrimp and grits
          • No dog treats

          Another Broken Egg Cafe is known for bringing Cajun brunch to Houston. At least, that’s what we’ve heard. 

          When we went, the service personnel were kind and helpful. As this was our first time eating there, the staff took the time to explain the many options available to us. 

          A bowl of water for our dog was also brought out on the terrace. But they had no treats to give to our dog. 

          We noted they had grilled andouille sausage on the menu, which is hard to come by in Houston. 

          Still, we ended up choosing the Napolean Temptation. With the Napoleon Temptation, we sampled a variety of breakfast favorites without committing to just one.

          Of all the dish’s components, we enjoyed the pancakes’ subtle vanilla flavor the best. Despite being delicious, the rum butter sauce wasn’t quite enough to dispense with the use of syrup. 

          We had some biscuit beignets, which were very tender and sugary. The honey-orange marmalade that comes on their biscuit beignets is heavenly! 

          The shrimp and grits were edible, but the onions and peppers were too crunchy for our taste and too salty. 

          But their lemon blueberry mimosas were the right amount of tart and sweet.

          5. Tiny Boxwoods

          Tiny Boxwoods Homepage

          Website: Tiny Boxwoods

          Address: 3614 West Alabama Street, Houston, Texas 77027

          Contact Info: 713-622-4224


          Monday: Closed

          Tuesday to Thursday: 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM

          Friday: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM

          Saturday: 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM

          Sunday: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

          Google Reviews Score4.4/5
          Yelp Reviews Score4/5
          Facebook Reviews Score3/5
          Total Reviews4/5
          Score Consistency4/5
          Dog-Friendly Menu 3/5
          Brunch Menu4.7/5


          • Generous portions
          • Free water refills for dogs
          • Botanical garden atmosphere


          • Far parking spaces
          • Non attentive service
          • High wait time

          Tiny Boxwoods did not allow us to make a reservation for brunch, so we arrived early.

          It wasn’t easy to find a parking spot. Nonetheless, they have separate parking spaces that are far from Tiny Boxwoods. Fortunately, a golf cart was provided to transport us to and back. 

          Even though we arrived when they had just opened, the wait time was already 45-60 minutes. 

          The high wait time may probably be attributed to the fact that there is only one cash register in use, which, in turn, facilitated smoother table turnover and quick meal preparation. 

          Although once seated, the service was prompt but not attentive. Other than that, Tiny Boxwoods has a very quaint vibe. 

          We spent the morning with our dog on their tranquil outdoor patio overlooking their mini botanical gardens. By the way, we brought our own dog water bowl, and the water was provided free of charge. 

          Menu items ranged from salads to sandwiches to meat and cheese platters, so there was something for everyone. All tables are open, and you place your order at the front. 

          There was a generous amount of grilled chicken, toasted nuts, and crumbled blue cheese in the summer salad we tried. Moreover, everything about the avocado toast topped with smoked salmon and sun-dried tomatoes was delicious and perfectly portioned.


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