When faced with summertime in San Antonio, there's nothing better than the respite of a ventilated room or a shaded outdoor patio with an ice-cold Bloody Mary in hand. Lucky for you, the La Cantera area has a great cluster of elevated brunch options to try. So the next time you find yourself on the north side of town, consider cooling down at one of these favorites.
This rustic American eatery has been a city mainstay for years, but it just began to offer brunch this month. Highlights of the new menu include the carne guisada poutine and huevos rancheros flatbread and lighter brunch options like parfaits and smoothies. Brunch also features carafes of house-made sangria and mimosas.
Must-try dish: Any of the creative eggs Benedicts like fried oysters, pulled pork, prime rib, or crab cake
Di Frabo Ristorante Italiano
Located in the Dominion Ridge shopping center, Di Frabo’s heavenly Sunday brunch is definitely worth the few extra miles. The menu is a mixture of classic Italian and traditional brunch dishes, and all the food is freshly prepared and delectable. Indulge in a hot chocolate or — if you are looking for something a bit stronger — bottomless mimosas and bellinis for $14.
Must-try dish: Stack of blueberry, chocolate chip, or apricot old-fashioned pancakes topped with whipped cream and granola
This American-style restaurant serves calorie-busting brunch dishes in a laid-back atmosphere. Many of its signature dishes are downright sinful like the 14-inch Manhole Cover Pancake or the Mash’D Tater Eggsplosion (a cast iron skillet of tater tots, cheese, bacon, and eggs). Combine that with its delicious moonshine flights and $2 mimosas and you’ll never want to leave.
Must-try drink: Bloody Mary’s Hillbilly Cousin
This restaurant is committed to serving dishes prepared from scratch with locally sourced ingredients. But that commitment does not stop Whiskey Cake from offering tons of options. Both the drink and brunch menus are extensive, and some favorites include the French press coffee, chicken and waffles, and of course, the eponymous signature Whiskey Cake dish.
Must-try dish: Poblano white-cheddar grits
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