Neighborhood Eats

The best spots for brunch in San Antonio's Tobin Hill neighborhood

The best spots for brunch in San Antonio's Tobin Hill neighborhood

Barbaro brunch
Barbaro is one of our top spots for brunching in Tobin Hill. Barbaro/Facebook

There is no better meal for relaxation, mingling, and perhaps a morning cocktail (or two) than brunch. At these local favorites around Tobin Hill, you can avoid the notorious wait times of trendier places downtown or at the Pearl. But worry not, these San Antonio brunch joints have all the necessary makings of your new favorite weekend spot.

This eclectic, artisan bar and restaurant is more known for its house pizzas and craft cocktails, but its wonderful brunch is one of its better-kept secrets. The small but ever-changing menu keeps dining here a new experience even for those of us who return time and time again. Whether you are in the mood for a strong breakfast cocktail or coffee, the staff at Barbaro takes pride in serving unique and well-crafted drinks that use only the freshest ingredients.
Must-try dish: Fried chicken and zeppole

With an inside of plush, comfy (and endearingly mismatched) furniture as well as abundant outdoor patio seating, Candlelight has a cozy yet lively atmosphere. Guests order their drinks and meal at the large coffee bar then sit down to wait for their food. A highlight: the self-serve bottomless mimosa option for $12. What could be better than make-to-taste mimosas? Candlelight also has fantastic seasonal options — pumpkin pie waffles or bananas Foster French toast anyone?
Must-try dish: Cowboy breakfast bowl

Regio Cafe
This cafe offers great, fresh Mexican selections. The bright, unfussy decor is the perfect setting for a low-key and laid-back brunch. We all know San Antonio has no lack of great Mexican options, but what sets Regio Cafe apart is its natural ingredients and dishes made from scratch — all at reasonable prices.
Must-try dish: Breakfast torta

Tribeca is the perfect blend of casual yet chic. Guests can dine inside by the wine cellar or at the outdoor patio bar. Tribeca offers some truly spectacular brunch dishes whether you are in the mood for something sweet, such as Tribeca's French toast (a heavenly concoction of banana and Nutella), or something hearty like shrimp and grits. If you are in the market for a more liquid brunch, Tribeca has you covered there too. There's a $15 bottomless mimosa option as well as carafes of flavored mimosas — watermelon, cranberry, pineapple, and traditional orange.
Must-try dish: Maple-glazed pork loin and eggs


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