Brunch Spots in San Antonio

Brunch is my love language. I can delve into some eggs Benedict or taste pancakes pretty much anytime someone even begins to mention eating out. It takes some serious self-control not to eat out every day of the week, but come Saturday and Sunday all bets are off and luckily the brunch game in San Antonio is STRONG. The only struggle I have when it comes to brunch is deciding where to go, so I decided to poll our contributors and readers and give you a go to spot for all things brunch (mostly focusing on small, locally-owned restaurants). 

I’ve updated each location with information on whether they are open and what they are serving due to the current shelter-in-place order due to COVID-19 (* indicates they are open for business).

 

Saturday & Sunday Brunch

* Alamo Biscuit Co.

9630 Huebner Rd. Ste 103 SATX, 78240 ● (210) 265-5585

Well-known for their flaky biscuits and panaderia goods; a perfect brunch spot you can enjoy any day of the week.

*Offering special family meals for four and select items

* Bakery Lorraine

306 Pearl Pkwy, Ste 110 SATX 78215 

A personal favorite on a weekday or amidst the bustle of the Pearl Farmer’s Market. Their pastries taste as good as they look and I highly recommend the crouque madame or quiche d’jour. Click the link for info about the other locations in town.

*Open for pickup or delivery and currently offering “emergency cookies” to support the employees unable to work during the pandemic.

* Boiler House

312 Pearl Pkwy, Bldg 3 SATX 78215 ● (210) 354-4644

Another awesome spot at the Pearl. We’ve stopped by for weekend brunch and dinner and both were delicious. 

*Offering specific dinner items for delivery/take-out every night from 4pm-9pm.

* Candlelight Coffeehouse

3011 N St. Mary’s SATX 78212 ● (210) 738-0099

Located just north of downtown, you get the feel of eating brunch at a friend’s house with the cozy set-up and homey feel. Brunch is served from 10:00am-2:00pm.

*Open for delivery/take-out Tuesday through Sunday from 11:00am-7:00pm and offering a roll of toilet paper with every order and a dozen eggs with any entree order.

* Cappy’s

5011 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209 ● (210) 828-9669

An Alamo Heights favorite, this place is packed anytime I’ve visited and they have something for everyone on the menu. I’d suggest making a reservation for this one.

*Open for curbside pick-up, check the website for daily dinner options. Open from daily 4:00-8:00pm.

Eastside Kitchenette

2119 N Interstate 35 SATX 78208 ● (210) 507-2568

Close to downtown, but away from the hustle and bustle of the River Walk. Niki said, “We went there for the first time a couple weeks ago. It was sooo good and I can’t wait to go back!” Only open Monday-Saturday, so don’t plan to go for Sunday brunch.

Temporarily closed due to COVID-19.

Full Belly Cafe

427 N. Loop 1604 #202 SATX 78232 ● (210) 236-5374

New to San Antonio and located in the Stone Oak area, reader Lauren said “Love the eggs Benedict with pork belly” and one ACM contributor said it’s ”amazingly delicious.”

Temporarily closed due to COVID-19.

* Grayze

521 E Grayson Street SATX 78215 ● (210) 481-8776

Cozy and quaint, near downtown and the Pearl but set aside so you can avoid a bit of the hustle and bustle. Make a reservation if you have a group larger than four since seating is limited.

*Offering items to go as well as grocery packs. You can also donate online to help provide food to families in need.

* Halcyon

1414 S. Alamo St. SATX 78210 ● (210) 277-7045

This one is a favorite because we used to walk our dog here on Saturday mornings to enjoy the patio, delicious fare, and coffee, but also because they start lunch at 8:00AM (a major pro for this early riser). 

*Partnered up with Stella Public House, they are offering curbside and delivery options for meals, alcohol and grocery items. Just follow this link to make your choices

* Hop and Vine

5619 W. Loop 1604 N. Suite 109 SATX 78253 ● (210) 878-4071

Another hot spot in north San Antonio, with a decadent brunch menu and plenty of wine and beer options.

*Open for curbside or delivery and also offering select grocery items.

* Ida Claire

7300 Jones Maltsberger Rd SATX 78209 ● (210) 667-2145

New to the Quarry area and a major hit. Make sure to make a reservation, especially on the weekends.  ACM reader, Jilly, says they have “an amazing Blueberry Mule.”

Check their Facebook for daily curbside specials, sometimes they offer essential grocery items as add ons.

Liberty Bar

1111 S Alamo St SATX 78210 ● (210) 227-1187

We used to live around the block from this amazing restaurant in Southtown and it took every ounce of my self-control not to eat here daily. You’ll be happy with anything you order.

Temporarily closed due to COVID-19.

* Maverick Texas Brasserie

710 S. St. Mary’s St. SATX 78205 ● (210) 973-6050

Located in the heart of Southtown, the beautiful ambiance and delectable food are hard to beat. Another popular spot, so I encourage making a reservation.

* Offering three-course, heat-at-home kits available for pick up Tuesday-Saturday from 4:00-7:00PM. Just make sure to call ahead to order.

* Max and Louie’s New York Diner

226 W. Bitters Rd Suite 26 SATX 78216 ● (210) 483-7600

Breakfast is served all day everyday so you can satisfy that brunch fix whenever it may arise. The menu is extensive so you’ll definitely find something to make the whole family happy. Alaena said, “Purely for the french toast! [The best] I’ve ever had and the portions give you enough to take home.” 

* Currently open with a temporary menu for takeout/curbside and delivery through Favor. 

* NOLA Brunch & Beignets

111 Kings Court SATX 78212 ● (210) 320-1572

New Orleans style brunch Tuesday-Sunday. Everything from the shrimp and grits to the signature beignets are fantastic. Show up early to get a spot, because they are especially busy on the weekends.

*They are currently open on their regular days from 9:00AM-1:00PM and are offering some of their delicious favorites, meal and grocery kits (alongside their sister restaurant, Cookhouse) using curbside pickup or delivery via Favor.

* Sangria on the Burg

5115 Fredericksburg Rd. SATX 78229 ● (210) 265-3763

Well-known for their craft sangria, margaritas, sliders, and tacos, and to top it all off they have awesome a delicious weekend brunch.

* Operating Tuesday-Sunday from 11:00am-8:00pm, offering daily specials, sangria and meal kits and free delivery for orders of $50 or more within a five mile radius.

* Southerleigh

136 E. Grayson St. Ste. 120 SATX 78215 ● (210) 455-5701

The “Frosé” and “Southern Slush” will draw you in from the buzz of the weekend Pearl Farmers Market, but the delicious southern style brunch will have you returning weekend after weekend.

* Offering snacks and plates to go as well as family style meals and select grocery items through their online ordering/pick-up service.

* Supper

136 E. Grayson St. SATX 78215 ● (210) 448-8351

This place always seems to have a heavy flow of traffic, so I suggest making a reservation, but once you sink your teeth into those blueberry pancakes with ricotta and lemon, you’ll never be the same.

* Serving an all-day-to-go menu from 8:00AM-8:00PM. Check out the website for the daily menu, call to order and then pick up at Hotel Emma Valet.

* Stella Public House

1414 S. Alamo St. SATX 78210 ● (210) 277-7047

Pizza for brunch, need I say more? Well actually yes, because the Benedict and hash options are also hard to beat, but you’ll just have to try them all because I cannot pick a favorite.

*See Halcyon for COVID-19 info.

* The Bread Box

555 W. Bitters Rd. SATX 78216 ● (210) 277-8612

Known for their baked goods, but every made-to-order item that you try is sure to bring a smile to your face. Layla said, “Anything there is phenomenal BUT you cannot leave without having their homemade oatmeal cream pies.” 

*Open for new hours: 9:00AM-3:00PM for pick-up and 10:00AM-2:00PM for delivery. Check out their website for ordering options.

The Broken Egg

2405 S. Hackberry SATX 78210

Open Tuesday-Sunday, if you’re looking for a hearty, hole-in-the-wall diner style breakfast, this place is your spot. They have all the delicious breakfast favorites and plenty of lunch sandwiches. Just be prepared to go into a food coma afterwards since you’ll want to eat every last bite.

Temporarily closed due to COVID-19.

* The Good Kind Southtown

1127 S. St. Mary’s St. SATX 78210 ● (210) 801-5892

ACM co-owner, Amanda said, “I like the food but I really love that it feels like I’m sitting in the perfectly landscaped backyard of a friend’s with tables tucked in here and there where my kiddo can wander around like she’s in a secret garden. It’s brunch dreams come true.”

* Check out their website for wholesome food delivery options or items you can pick up in Southtown.

* The South Chicken and Waffles

5739 Callaghan Ste. 100 SATX 78228  ● (210) 647-6677

Serving ALL the delicious breakfast, brunch, and supper items from 11:00AM-3:00PM everyday but Monday. Ceseli said, “The chicken and waffles is good (they have a red velvet waffle) and the oxtail grits.” Don’t let the name fool you, they have plenty of other delectable options. Check out their second location in Selma. 

* Call to order curbside or use Doordash for delivery. Selma location is offering meal deals.

* Thyme for Lunch

9390 Huebner Rd. #104 SATX 78240 ● (210) 438-4963

Another spot where you can enjoy breakfast all day everyday and lunch starts at 11:00AM. They pride themselves on offering delicious, healthy, and fresh meal options.

*Open from 10:00AM-4:00PM check out their website for snack, entree and family meal options and to order pickup or use Favor for delivery.

Tlahco

6702 San Pedro Ave. SATX 78216  ● (210) 455-0135

This is a recent find, the promise of fresh conchas con nata and street tacos was too much to resist. It was packed on a Sunday morning and it took awhile to get food out, but once it came everyone was silent due to food-induced purgatory. 

Temporarily closed due to COVID-19.

Tycoon Flats

2926 N. St. Mary’s St. SATX 78212  ● (210) 320-0819

This spot has been a favorite since my days at Trinity. They have incredible burgers, but now that they serve breakfast seven days a week, we love to stop by after church on a Sunday. Don’t forget to order a frozen mimosa (the hubs likes his mixed with a Blue Moon).

Temporarily closed due to COVID-19.

Sunday Only Brunch

* Ajuúa

11703 Huebner Rd. SATX, 78230 ● (210) 877-0600

All you can eat brunch $12.95/adult and $5.95/children ten and younger. Stephanie said Ajuua is “One of our go-to spots, especially if we have a large party.”

* Open Monday-Saturday 11:00AM-8:00PM for curbside service for menu items, family meals and margaritas.

La Fonda on Main

2415 N Main Ave. SATX 78212 ● (210) 733-0621

A delicious Mexican take on brunch. Kathleen said, “Their mimosas are made with fresh fruit and are so refreshing! The chef is a genius with the flavors of the menu items as well.” It’s a Sunday brunch that won’t disappoint.

Temporarily closed due to COVID-19.

* Meadow

555 W Bitters Rd SATX 78216 ● (210) 481-4214

This spot was recommended by more than a few readers and contributors. Coral said you have to stop by for the “Great patio, great coffee, and the grits” and apparently the State Street Biscuit is fantastic.

*Check out their website for exciting meal kits and daily specials available for curbside pickup and delivery within seven miles. 

Ocho

1015 Navarro St. SATX 78205 ● (210) 222-2008

Located in Hotel Havana and a spot along the river worthy of all your Instagram brunch dreams. They have a unique take on brunch, fusing Mexican, Cuban and Texan flavors.
Temporarily closed due to COVID-19.

* Peggy’s on the Green

128 W Blanco Rd. Boerne, TX 78006 ● (830) 572-5000

The perfect spot for a delicious traditional brunch within the beautiful Ye Kendall Inn. Enjoy your Sunday brunch and then take a stroll along the historical streets of Boerne.

*Offering curbside dinners to-go. Check out their website for the daily menu and call by 8:00pm the day ahead to order.

Pigpen

106 Pershing Ave. SATX 78209 ● (210) 267-9136

Such a fun spot for the whole family. The Sunday brunch ($16/adult and $8/child 10 & younger) is a southern, soul food paradise.

Temporarily closed due to COVID-19 but check out sister restaurant Smoke Shack for take-out and delivery options.

Rosella at the Rand

114 E. Houston St. SATX 78705 ● (210) 595-1410

A swanky little spot downtown. Emilie said “This place is a gem! Amazing coffee! Hubz got chicken and waffles and I got the chicken and honey biscuit. They were SO delicious! It’s a small place so make a reservation!” 

Temporarily closed due to COVID-19.

 

Whether you’re a brunch fanatic, like me, occasionally need to find a good place to go on the weekend, or for a special occasion, this list includes a ton of amazing San Antonio favorites. So, keep this post tagged on your phone or favorite browser so you can access it easily and send a “cheers” when you lift that tasty mimosa.

Gracie
Gracie is a wife of five years, mom to an almost one year-old boy (2019) and a proud Wheaten Terrier dog mom. She is a New Mexico native that prefers a green lifestyle, but she still keeps a tub of Clorox wipes below the kitchen sink to rid of the “really bad germs”. She first moved to San Antonio to attend Trinity University where she achieved a Bachelors in Sociology and a Masters in Teaching. Gracie is a former Spanish Immersion teacher turned work-at-home mom currently digging into her clean-crafted wine business. While working from home she still channels her inner teacher into finding the next best thing for her son: ways to stimulate him, help him learn, teach him multiple languages, encourage him to be a healthy eater, etc. She loves reading, running and exploring the vivacious city of San Antonio. Favorite Restaurant: Supper Favorite Landmark: San Antonio Mission Reach Favorite San Antonio Tradition: San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo