Sunday is the day where everything seems to come back together. It’s the day of laundry, the day of grocery shopping, the day for church, the day for family… You get the point. It’s also the day for brunch. There was recently a post on one of those other sites about how brunch in BCS was lacking. Perhaps that’s the inspiration for this post. We are here to tell you that it’s simply not the case. We brunch and we brunch well.
My list is probably unnecessarily long but I love brunch. I’m a huge fan of that mid morning meal on a patio somewhere, mimosa in hand. Mornings in our house are rough anyway so we aren’t likely to make it anywhere before breakfast hours end! Insert brunch.
Blackwater Draw: This place pretty much has everything I’m looking for in a brunch. First off, start with a pitcher of mimosas. Share with your friends – or don’t – I’m not judging. Order the French toast – it’s topped with Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal and fresh fruit. The chicken and waffles is served with the plumpest chicken breast. The biscuits and gravy have their own unique flare of spice. And as I mentioned, I love outdoor dining. I’m sold on Blackwater Draw.
Hullabaloo: I feel like if you haven’t eaten at Hullabaloo you’ve been hiding in a hole somewhere. The building itself was an actual diner that was transplanted to BCS and the restaurant appears on Guy Fieri’s Diner’s, Drive-Ins, and Dives. Awesome French toast (noticing a trend here?), huge cinnamon rolls, breakfast pizza and all the traditional breakfast items you expect from a diner. My favorite thing is the massive burrito topped with green chile sauce. Amazing. This is definitely the place to order several items for the table and share. I promise you will have enough food and then some. And yes, there are mimosas.
Ozona Grill and bar: I’m sure Ozona wouldn’t be the first place you’d think of when considering where to brunch but I can promise you that it will not disappoint!
Just imagine sitting on the back patio of Ozona sipping on a mimosa while listening to the birds chirp on a cool and sunny Sunday morning. If that doesn’t appeal to you…well, YOU’RE CRAZY. The best things about brunch at Ozona are the Bloody Mary bar, the Mexican vanilla banana pankcakes, the Eggs Benedict (we suggest ordering with crispy bacon instead of ham) and the atmosphere.
The Bloody Mary bar is stocked with all the essentials: pickles, celery, carrots, a variety of mixes and hot sauces, pickled okra, peppers, lemons, limes and a whole slew of other things. After you’ve made your Bloody, order something sweet aka the vanilla-banana pancakes and something savory, the benedict (or try build your own tacos). And obviously make sure you sit outside if it’s a pretty day!
SWEET EUGENE’s house of java: Crepes, croissants, and caffeine. Bonus? Drive thru. For something a little lighter or more intimate, Sweet Eugene’s hits the spot. It’s not a family friendly place as it’s generally pretty quiet and filled with people studying, reading or working but if you’re looking for a place to hide in a corner, this is it. My personal favorite is Alexander the Crepe (ham, cheddar, tomatoes, spinach and honey mustard) and the Snickers Latte.
THe VIllage cafe: We never claimed to be brunch experts (we just don’t get out enough) and we apparently rarely hit up Downtown Bryan for breakfast. So we missed The Village Cafe and that was a grave mistake. Orange Oat Waffles, a Ham & Egg Panini and Cinnamon Toast are just a few of the delicious breakfast foods in The Village’s menu. I’m pretty sure one of our husband’s would go for their fresh baked scones or the build your own burrito. We’d just add a pitcher of mimosas to our side :).
The Village keeps everything local, so you should too!
Christopher’s World Grille: Last but certainly not least on our list of places to brunch in the BCS is Christopher’s (a restaurant that almost never is referred to by its’ full name). The menu consists of restaurant favorites while adding in all the gloriousness of breakfast options like Bananas Foster French Toast, the perfect Eggs Benedict, Chicken & Waffles, and even crepes. You CANNOT forget to try the Beignets (fluffy, moist and perfectly sweet) because they will easily be the best part of your meal. The most exciting thing about Christopher’s World Grille is that you have two chances each weekend to grab some mimosas and beignets because they serve brunch both Saturday and Sunday.
Our brunch options in town seem to be getting better and better. This time next year we will probably be able to double the list for good brunch in BCS!
Just remember you will always have a good time if you remember these little words…Mimosas! Mimosas! Mimosas!