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7 Must-Try Breakfast And Brunch Eateries

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Best Breakfast & Brunch Is At Town & Country Village

We all know that old adage that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”, but in the morning, who has the energy to do all the work? We grab a coffee and perhaps a piece of toast to calm to rumble in our stomach and rush out the door. Why not allow for a better way to start the day? If you’re near or traveling through Houston’s west side area (I-10 & Beltway 8) you can get a healthy, delicious meal at one of the many breakfast restaurants and eateries at Town & Country Village

Looking For “Breakfast Or Brunch Near Me” 

Hungry Houstonians, we have some mouthwatering breakfast and brunch options for you, all conveniently located at Town & Country Village on Houston’s west side of town, adjacent to CityCentre.

1.) Snooze An AM Eatery

Founded by brothers Jon and Adam Schlegel in Denver, Colorado. This AM eatery has elevated the art of breakfast and brunch with homemade culinary innovations. Add to that an eclectic, energetic atmosphere combined with fun and friendly service. Breakfast and brunch are served everyday from 6:30AM to 2:30PM. 

The brunch menu ranges from sweet and decadent to savory and healthy. There’s everyone’s favorite breakfast classics plus new creative menu twists to ponder over. Highlights include: Blueberry Danish Pancakes, Smashed Avocado Benny, Shrimp & Grits, Breakfast Pot Pie and Ooo La La Frittata. You’re also encouraged to get creative and order breakfast your way.

Want to pair your meal with a refreshing cocktail? Punch it up with the Boss Hog (bacon infused Cyrus Noble Bourbon & House Bloody Mix) or a Wicked Watermelon Margarita (Tequila or Jalapeno-Infused Tequila for Extra Heat, Jalapeno-Watermelon Agua Fresca, House Sour, fresh lime served with a salted rim). On the barista front there’s Lattes, Cappuccinos Mocha, Macchiatos, Cortados, Americano/Espressos, Tea and Chai’s. Snoozers here we come! For more information visit: Snooze An AM Eatery

2.) Einstein Bros.® Bagels

Bagel lovers know Einsteins has the very best. Did you know their bakers get to the store at 2AM every day and bake fresh bagels every four hours? It’s true. Einsteins is the place to get every variety of breakfast bagels you could want. Meaning there’s a multitude of flavors, all freshly made. They use the finest ingredients to create the most delicious combinations. Gourmet flavors include: Six Cheese, Jalapeno Cheddar, Apple Cinnamon, Power Protein, Spinach Florentine, Green Chili and Cheesy Hashbrown. Signature bagels include: Asiago Cheese, Blueberry, Chocolate Chip, Cinnamon Sugar, French Toast and Pretzel. Classics include: Plain, Everything, Sesame Seed, Cinnamon Raisin, Honey Whole Wheat, Cranberry, Poppy Seed, Onion, Ancient Grain, Garlic and Pumpernickel. Shmearfuls include: French Toast, Asiago and Plain.

New on the menu are the Twice Baked Hashbrown, with 4 kinds of cheese and two classic shmears. Now all other hash browns have met their match. It’s a perfect side to your next egg sandwich. The Croissant Deluxe is also a new favorite for breakfast lovers. The Deluxe uses crisp bacon, fresh-cracked eggs, and savory cheddar cheese stacked inside a flaky croissant. It’s the perfect balance of all the right breakfast flavors. Want to kick it up a notch for breakfast? Go for the Chorizo, Pepper Jack, Egg Sandwich. A spicy Chorizo patty topped with soft pepper jack cheese gives a traditional egg sandwich the right mix of flavors with a dash of heat. There’s also marvelous muffins, hot coffee, juices and smoothies too. 

Bottom line, there’s every kind of breakfast bagel sandwich you could want from the Crispy Chicken Tater, Bacon Avocado and Tomato Turkey Sausage to Nova Lox. Looking for a quick lunch spot? Einsteins is open seven days a week. You can design your own deli style bagel sandwich or go for one of Einstein’s favorite creations. Think Ham and Swiss, Turkey and Cheddar, Hummus VegOut® or Pizza Bagel Pepperoni!

Don’t forget the office crowd. Be the breakfast hero with the Baker’s Dozen Bagel Box! Pick your perfect baker’s dozen of bagels (12 + 1 to grow on), then mix and match 2 Shmear tubs. Doughnuts don’t stand a chance when you give a Baker Box to the team. Einstein’s offers catering services, with experts standing by and deliveries of your favorite bagel fare, made right to your home or office. Open Monday – Friday 5AM-4PM and Saturday – Sunday 6AM-3PM (early birds welcome). For more information visit: Einstein Bros.® Bagels

3.) Cafe Express

Cafe Express opened in 1984 out of a passionate desire to craft quick, flavorful meals from fresher ingredients. Back then recipes were crafted by Chef Robert Del Grande, a notable James Beard Award winner. Now 35 years later Cafe Express is serving up scratch food fast by a team team that cares. Many of Del Grande’s original Southwest inspired recipes are still on the menu today. 

Cafe Express offers up a bountiful weekend brunch with its French Quarter Toast, Organic Oatmeal Pancakes, Chef Jose’s Migas, Barbacoa Street Tacos, Hangover Hash, Blackened Shrimp & Gouda Grits and Chicken & Belgian Waffles to name a few. There’s a kids breakfast menu and free wifi. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday 9AM 2:30PM.  

Beyond traditional brunch fare, there’s Cafe Express’ daily menu with savory appetizers, soups, salads with house made dressings, sandwiches, burgers, grilled and roasted fare, signature pastas and dreamy desserts. Some of our favorite items include the Turkey Cobb Salad, Rustica Chicken Sandwich, Southwest Burger, Grilled Mediterranean Salmon, Roasted Half Chicken and the Fettuccine Shrimp Capri. For dessert we love the Warm Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce. The Scratch Cakes are not to be missed either with Carrot, German Chocolate and Black Forrest. All quite yummy, indeed!

You’re sure to love the casual bright decor and shaded breezeway patio dining. Ordering is fast and easy at the counter and the food is served up in a jiffy. Cafe Express also offers take-out and catering. Hours are Monday-Friday 10:30AM to 10PM and Saturday-Sunday 9AM to10PM. For more information visit: Cafe Express

4.) la Madeleine

A local’s favorite, la Madeleine is a little piece of France right here at Town & Country Village. Since they opened at Town & Country Village in 1998, a stop at la Madeleine for coffee, pastries and hearty French food has become a tradition. You are encouraged to go for the la Madeleine experience that fits your mood. Sit and sip quietly by the fireplace or choose the patio and do as the French do – enjoy the art of conversation. Smile, laugh and linger. 

Bonjour breakfast! Everyday this charming French Cafe chain opens early at 6:30AM to satisfy breakfast, brunch and coffee cravings. Whether you’re ready for a decadent chocolate croissant and coffee or a heartier meal, la Madeleine has you covered. All day breakfast classics include: Croque Madam, Country French or American Breakfast, Quiche Florentine or Lorrain, Croissant Sandwich, Custom Omelettes and Potato Galette. On the sweeter side there’s French Toast, Waffles and Crepes. Smart, healthy choices are on the menu too with the Veggie Egg White Omelette, Yogurt Parfait, Oatmeal, Strawberries Romanoff and Fresh Fruit Salade. 

Coffee aficionados can get Expresso, Cappuccino, Cafe Latte, Mocha or Americano, Caramel Macchiato and fresh brewed American or French roast. Not in the mood for coffee? Consider the Hot Chocolate with creamy steamed milk or a classic cup of Tea. 

The le Childrens breakfast menu for kiddos 10 years old or younger is sure to please. Catering, take-out and delivery is available. Need a place to host your next pow wow? There’s a party room here at the Town & Country Village bakery location. la Madeleine has free wifi plus a free App for earning surprise rewards, custom offers and more. la Madeleine is open 7 days a week from 6:30AM – 10PM. For more information visit: la Madeleine

5.) Caliente

Caliente is a chef driven farm to fork quick serve Mexican restaurant. Everything including the tortillas are made fresh daily in house. Signature entrées are scrumptiously made to your liking. There’s Migas made with 3 large fresh eggs, a blend of bell peppers, jalapeños, cheddar cheese, and tortilla chips. Migas are served with skillet potatoes, and your choice refried or black beans. The Caliente Omelet starts with 3 large fresh eggs, pick your favorite cheese, and add in your choice of fresh ingredients. It’s generously paired with 2 delicious sausage patties and skillet potatoes. The Pancake Platter includes 3 sweet buttermilk pancakes, drizzled with your choice of strawberry or chocolate sauce, dusted with powdered sugar, topped with meringue, strawberries, and mint. It’s served with a side of plantains and skillet potatoes. 

You’re sure to love the Breakfast Tacos (bacon, jalapeno sausage, chorizo and potato egg), Belgian Waffles, Red Velvet Pancakes, Chilaquiles Verdes and the yummy Five Center Cinnamon Roll. Order up fresh fruit, fresh squeezed orange juice and premium coffee to go along with your meal. The breakfast cocktails are mixed to perfection. The Orange Mimosa is made with fresh orange juice and the Bloody Mary is made with fresh tomatoes, fresh lime juice, black pepper and celery seed. The famous Caliente Spiked Watermelon Limeade is made with Persian limes, pureed watermelon and real cane sugar.

You can get breakfast/brunch 7 days a week at Caliente. Open Monday – Friday 7AM – 9PM and on Saturday – Sunday 8AM – 9PM. Breakfast/brunch is served until 11AM Monday – Friday and on Saturday and Sunday until 1PM. For more information visit: Caliente

6.) McCormick & Schmick’s

Wanting a big, bold weekend brunch outing with all the trimmings? Book a table at McCormick & Schmick’s at Town & Country Village and dive into the extensive brunch & lunch menus. It’s happening every Saturday and Sunday 11AM-3PM. You’ll revel in the upscale atmosphere and be delighted with the gloriously fresh seafood, pasta, beef and brunch offerings. An experience not to be missed. 

There’s everyone’s favorite brunch classics like traditional eggs Benedict plus Benedict’s With A Twist selections that offer phenomenally fresh Crab Cakes or a Crawfish Creation that layers a crawfish grit cake and creamed spinach with crawfish hollandaise. The Chicken & Waffle, Chesapeake Buttermilk Fried Shrimp, Blackened Chicken Fettuccini, Cedar Roasted Atlantic Salmon, Stuffed Shrimp, Gulf Snapper Pontchartrain and American Kobe style Burger top our list as best brunch entrée’s.

Be sure to try the Maine Lobster Bisque, Seafood Gumbo, Hearts of Romaine Caesar or Lobster Cobb Salad. All are outstanding choices if you fancy an entrée salad, robust bisque or savory seafood gumbo. “Delicious” doesn’t do them justice. Pair your meal with $3.00 brunch cocktails from the bar. There’s a bloody mary, mimosa or a fuzzy sparkler (peach schnapps, orange juice, sparkling wine) on the special. There’s also a full bar for the mixology of your choice and a sublime wine list. 

 McCormick & Schmick’s menu is printed twice daily, featuring the signature “Fresh List” highlighting an impressive number of fresh seafood varieties, in addition to aged steaks, poultry, entrée salads and pasta creations. McCormick & Schmick’s commitment to local freshness is apparent in the seasonally inspired dishes and preparations offered for brunch, lunch, happy hour and dinner. Open 7 days a week, look for party, patio and kids menu offerings in addition to everything else. For hours and information: McCormick & Schmick’s.   

7.) Escalante’s Fine Tex Mex & Tequila

In the mood for a Tex Mex fix? Head over to Escalante’s for it’s renowned Tex Mex weekend brunch. You’ll love the colorful cantina style decor, large scenic wall murals and big windows. There’s also a lovely patio for outdoor dining with ceiling fans swirling above and an architecturally appointed water fountain. 

The brunch menu is punctuated with Tex Mex breakfast favorites. The Huevos Rancheros with
two eggs over easy layered on corn tortillas is topped with a savory Spanish tomato sauce and melted Chihuahua cheese. It’s served with refried beans, Mexican potatoes and fresh fruit. For beef lovers there’s Steak & Eggs Ranchero, a petite fajita steak topped with ranchero sauce, fried eggs and Cotija cheese. It’s also served with refried beans, Mexican potatoes and fresh fruit. You may want to consider the Chilaquiles and eggs or Cheese Enchiladas with scrambled eggs and chorizo sausage. The Blood Orange French Toast is amazing and served with agave syrup, bacon and fresh fruit. For a healthier choice go for the Avocado Toast, 9 grain toast with guacamole, pico de gallo, two eggs over easy, black refried beans and fresh fruit. 

Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday 11AM – 3PM. Escalante’s has wonderful Mex inspired cocktails, beer and tequilas for the asking. You can also order anything from the lunch menu which includes vegetarian and gluten free selections. Escalante’s, a favorite in the area for decades. For more information visit: Escalante’s Fine Tex Mex & Tequila

Visit Town & Country Village For Breakfast & Brunch!

That’s just a sampling of the breakfast eateries we have in store for you. Whether the breakfast that you’re searching for is a full blown brunch, fast and casual bite or coffee meet up to catch up with a friend, Town & Country Village is the place to go. We also have a surplus of shopping, service merchants and other remarkable restaurants and eateries for you and your family to enjoy.

Conveniently located at 12850 Memorial Drive in the heart of Houston, this expansive mecca of fun is the place to be. For more information visit the website at or call 713/464-7353. Join us for great food and good people. Let’s bring breakfast back!