Perhaps it's the cooler weather or maybe just all the pumpkin spice, but fall is the season for rest and relaxation. And if you're thinking about having a leisurely autumn brunch, consider one of these top spots in Alamo Heights.
Anne Marie's Carriage House Bistro
This charming carriage house is one of Alamo Heights' better kept secrets, hidden outside the entrance to the San Antonio Botanical Garden. The gorgeous garden views from the outdoor patio will make you want to sit and unwind here all day. Serving traditional Continental favorites like crepes and quiches, this bistro prides itself on dishes made from scratch with fresh ingredients. And for $14, you can get a carafe of orange juice and bottle of champagne to make your own mimosas.
Must-try dish: Dip Sampler — crostini served alongside eggplant and olive tapenade, corn salsa, and an avocado and jalapeno dip
An upscale American restaurant known for its fresh seafood, Cappy's is where you go when you want a lobster tail with your eggs. With a posh interior showcasing local art, the decor is best described as yacht club meets San Francisco. The lavish brunch selections make Cappy's perfect for any special occasion. Add to that the complimentary scone and muffin basket, and Cappy's becomes a no-brainer brunch pick.
Must-try dish: Gulf shrimp omelet with avocado and poblano cream
Paloma Blanca Mexican Cuisine
This restaurant has both an upscale ambiance and mouthwatering, authentic Mexican dishes. With the tableside guacamole and 100 percent blue agave tequila, Paloma Blanca has all the makings of a modern Tex-Mex restaurant, but it sets itself apart from the competition by handcrafting everything — be it the ceviche or the margaritas — to perfection. The elegant outdoor patio and sleek, modern decor are added bonuses.
Must-try dish: Desayuno Especial — chilaquiles served with spicy pork and Monterrey queso
Twin Sisters Bakery and Cafe
For a healthier organic brunch, look no further than Twin Sisters. There are ample vegetarian and gluten-free options, and patrons have the ability to build their own omelet, pancakes, or breakfast tacos. If you are looking for more indulgent fare, however, the sugary confections from the bakery cannot be beat. The atmosphere is laid-back and homespun, and the specials are always changing, which makes it an ideal place to return time and time again.
Must-try dish: Cinnamon roll pancake