Springtime Brunch

4 delectable spots for brunch along San Antonio's Loop 1604

4 delectable spots for brunch along San Antonio's Loop 1604

Springtime is for brunch and mimosas. Courtesy photo

There is no better time for brunch al fresco, as we welcome the first signs of spring. And from Hollywood Park to Shavano Park, there are delectable brunch options. If you don't live in the area, the benefit of a weekend visit is bypassing any traffic. Next time you are traveling down Loop 1604, consider stopping at one of these four great spots for brunch:

Cover 3
This upscale sports bar is an Austin transplant known for cocktails and award-winning burgers. The large outside deck has a laid-back atmosphere, but during football season expect to see a rowdier crowd of fans. There are gigantic televisions both inside and out, so if you are trying to drag someone to brunch while a game is on, Cover 3 is the ideal spot. On the weekends, there's a self-serve Bloody Mary bar, as well as a full brunch menu.

Must-try dish: The Eggs Tournedos — seared beef and poached eggs served on an English muffin with Hollandaise sauce

The menu here is really already a brunch menu. With over four pages of food selections (seven types of eggs Benedict!), Eggspectations could not be more well-suited for an indulgent brunch. The restaurant serves plenty of morning cocktails, but if you want to opt out of booze, there is a juice and mocha bar as well. While it can be pricey, the portions are huge and the waitstaff provides unparalleled service.

Must-try dish: Smoothies, made from fresh squeezed fruit daily

The Hoppy Monk
One of the most sustainable restaurants in San Antonio, the Hoppy Monk partners with local farms and ranches to serve only locally sourced, hormone free, and pasture-raised food. With a large, dog-friendly outdoor patio, be sure to check out the hydroponic garden where they grow ingredients. The brunch craft cocktails, extensive local beer selection, and boozy Italian coffee are also highlights. The Hoppy Monk serves brunch all day Sunday, until midnight.

Must-try dish: Barbacoa migas frittata

Mimosa Restaurant and Lounge
This modern French restaurant boasts the most extensive selection of mimosas in San Antonio. With over 20,000 possible juice and flavor combinations, guests can try flavors ranging from hibiscus to elder flower to lavender. The bar also offers mimosa cocktail hybrids, like the popular mai tai mimosa. Don't let the restaurant name fool you though, patrons also rave about the food, which is made fresh in-house. During brunch, Mimosa offers an omelet and crepe bar, as well as a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar.

Must-try dish: The Berries Medley — sourdough French toast with vanilla bean, berries, and crème anglaise