Who ever said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, clearly never had brunch before. It’s the perfect meal for anyone who wants a little bit of everything to eat, and there’s nothing better than sleeping in on the weekend and starting off your day with a fresh omelette and stack of pancakes. And to top it all off, you can even order a drink before noon without anyone looking at you funny!
Luckily for the people in San Antonio, this huge city offers hundreds of great brunch options for you to indulge yourselves, and to help you find some of the best, we’ve narrowed down a list of our favorites. So set your alarm late, grab some friends, and make sure you check out these 5 spots to get brunch in San Antonio:
If you’re a reader of the San Antonio Current, you’ve probably seen Candlelight’s name mentioned before. They’re a perennial favorite in the Current’s “best of” lists for brunch and patio, and it’s certainly well-deserved. With their heaping portions and unique twists on classic brunch favorites, they’ve earned quite the reputation among the locals. And if you want a place to sit on Saturday and Sunday, make sure you get there before they open at 10 am. Their $10 “bottomless” Mimosas are also another great reason to make the trip.
2.Barbaro 2720 McCullough Avenue San Antonio, TX 78212
Two words: skillet pancakes. Just look at that thing! Brought to you by the same people who run The Monterey (another great brunch spot worth trying), Barbaro is one of San Antonio’s best-kept brunch secrets. Even if you’re not in the mood for pancakes, they offer a variety of different options, including frittatas and build your own pizza. There’s hardly ever a wait, so if you’re craving some great food and don’t want to deal with the brunch crowds, head on over to Barbaro’s.
If you’re craving chicken and waffles, there’s no better place to go for brunch than Max’s Wine Dive. Max’s is proud to serve some of the city’s best comfort food with a side of champagne, and that’s exactly the type of atmosphere you get when you walk in. You can tell that all of their dishes are expertly prepared, but their huge portions and melt in your mouth taste make you feel like you’re eating at grandma’s house again.
If you’re looking for a Mexican twist to your traditional brunch, but don’t want to give up the patio seating or mimosas, make sure you check out Taps y Tapas. Served Saturday from 11 am – 2 pm and Sunday from 10 am – 3 pm, Taps y Tapas’ brunch is one of the most unique in San Antonio. Think biscuits and gravy sound good? Wait till you try their queso cotija biscuits with their habanero chorizo gravy. They also offer bottomless mimosas as well, so get there early so you don’t miss out!
Since opening in 2000, Magnolia Pancake Haus has been one of the city’s best brunch spots. As you can imagine, their pancakes are knock-your-socks-off good, and you can’t go wrong with any of their omelettes, scramblers, benedicts, or waffles either. They use locally sourced organic greens wherever possible, and they even smoke their own Canadian Bacon in haus. If you’re looking for a restaurant that really knows brunch, you have to try Magnolia’s.
Can you think of any other local favorites where you like to go for brunch? Share them in the comments below! You can also check out the San Antonio Current’s article: 32 Ways to Brunch Around Town.