Posted on 2/26/2024

11 Best Brunch Spots in Galveston

While you may have booked your Galveston vacation for the  beaches and family fun, the island is also a not-so-secret foodie destination brimming with delicious southern, Cajun, and coastal flavors.

And dinner isn’t the only time of day to indulge in hearty meals and custom cocktails. Brunch restaurants in Galveston bring Tex-Mex, seafood, and other regional favorites to the table with a morning twist, from eggs benedict topped with succulent shrimp to spicy huevos rancheros.

Join us on a flavorful journey to Galveston’s best brunch spots, from swanky dining rooms on the Strand to casual eateries with a Gulf view.

Mosquito Cafe

  • Address: 628 14th St, Galveston, TX
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  • Favorite menu item: Mosquito Benedict topped with sauteed shrimp, poached eggs, sundried tomatoes, and artichoke hearts.
  • Price Point: $$

Mosquito Cafe is a must-try Galveston brunch spot on the historic east side of the island. Housed in a building from the 1870s, the casual eatery serves up an eclectic menu of breakfast and lunch specialties.

If you want to get a taste of the local seafood, the Crab Omelette stuffed with mushrooms and artichokes is a must. Or, go for regional specialties like Huevos Rancheros topped with feta and pico de gallo or Shrimp, Grits, and Eggs with grilled veggies.

Sunflower Bakery & Cafe

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  • Address: 512 14th St, Galveston, TX
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  • Favorite menu item: Barbacoa omelet with slow-cooked brisket, guajillo chili sauce, and pico de gallo.
  • Price Point: $$

Sunflower Bakery and Cafe is one of the most popular Galveston brunch spots, located in a historic neighborhood on the East End. Brunch specialties are served until the early afternoon, including savory dishes like Texas Crab Cakes and Eggs and sweet plates like Belgian Waffles topped with whipped strawberry butter and maple syrup.

The dining room is casual and cozy, with a bakery counter full of pastries, cakes, and pies to go.

Mario’s Seawall Italian & Pizzeria

  • Address: 628 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX
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  • Favorite menu item: Big Easy Beignets for a taste of New Orleans.
  • Price Point: $$

Throughout the week, Mario’s Seawall Italian & Pizzeria dishes out classics like pizza and pasta for lunch and dinner, but this is the spot to go for Sunday brunch. Order a classic Bloody Mary with brunch specialties like the Mozzarella Caprese Avocado Toast; the Tex-Itali omelet served with charro beans and brioche toast, or the Shrimp Po-Boy on a hoagie roll.

The patio courtyard is a great spot for outdoor seating with Gulf breezes and water view.

Yaga’s Cafe

  • Address: 2314 The Strand, Galveston, TX
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  • Favorite menu item: Huevos Diablos, deviled eggs topped with fried or blackened shrimp.
  • Price Point: $$

Located on The Strand, Yaga’s Cafe is a popular downtown hangout from day to night, with live music and fruity cocktails in a casual and colorful setting. Brunch at Yaga’s is a weekend thing, served on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The menu includes a couple of keto-friendly options — the Salmon Avocado Pizza on a cauliflower crust and the Keto Bowl with mixed greens, avocado, honey-smoked salmon, watermelon radish, and a lemon dill olive oil drizzle. Indulge in a classic mimosa or the Sangria Blanca, a refreshing citrus and strawberry cocktail.

Miller’s Seawall Grill

  • Address: 1824 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX
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  • Favorite menu item: Steak and Eggs served with hashbrowns or grits.
  • Price Point: $$

If you’re looking for brunch with a view, you can’t beat the Gulffront Miller’s Seawall Grill. The casual dining room dishes out an all-day breakfast throughout the week, perfect for brunching.

Since seafood is the specialty at this restaurant, it’s a great spot to try the eggs benedict with lump crab and hollandaise or the shrimp and grits with smoky gouda cheese. Big appetites can order the Moby Dick, a giant platter of pancakes, bacon, eggs, and hashbrowns.

BLVD Seafood

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  • Address: 2804 Avenue R 1/2, Galveston, TX
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  • Favorite menu item: Dlux Bloody Mary with over-the-top garnish.
  • Price Point: $$

Sunday brunch at the stylish BLVD Seafood is a can’t-miss in Galveston. The modern and bright restaurant near the Pleasure Pier is open daily for lunch and dinner, with a morning menu on Sundays only.

The brunch seafood menu includes Cajun Eggs Benedict with a blackened hollandaise, Flagship Shrimp and Grits, and The Jobber, a gumbo, shrimp, crab, and sausage rice bowl. The boozy drinks are the cherry on top, though, with fun blends like a Creamsicle Mimosa (infused with vanilla and whipped cream) and the Man-Mosa (beer and orange juice).

Shykatz Cafe

  • Address: 1528 Avenue L, Galveston, TX
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  • Favorite menu item: The Smuggler breakfast burrito with eggs, fries, sausage, jalapenos, and cheese.
  • Price Point: $$

ShyKatz Cafe is a fun spot to grab Galveston brunch any day of the week. Located in a historic neighborhood full of old grand architecture and storied mansions, this eatery has a colorful and eclectic vibe with murals and picnic tables outside.

The menu here has a few Mexican and Tex-Mex specialties, like Migas (eggs sauteed with peppers and corn tortillas), Benni’s Breakfast Tostados (crisp tortillas topped with eggs, veggies, bacon, sausage, and beans), or breakfast quesadillas stuffed with your choice of meat.

Grand Galvez Sunday Brunch

  • Address: 2024 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX
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  • Favorite menu item: The entire dessert table!
  • Price Point: $$$

The famous Grand Galvez Sunday Brunch is one of the swankiest weekend breakfasts on the island. The menu is a prix-fixe buffet with a carving station, seafood gumbo, custom-made omelets, and an assortment of fresh baked goods and sweets. Top it off with champagne or a mimosa for a laid back start to your day!

The dining room has a dress code that excludes casual beachwear, and reservations are required.

Blake’s Bistro

  • Address: 5222 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX
  • Favorite menu item: Caramelized Brioche French Toast topped with strawberries and cream.
  • Price Point: $$

Blake’s Bistro serves breakfast daily, with a brunch buffet offered on Saturdays and Sundays. The traditional morning menu includes avocado toast, biscuits, and gravy, and a Veggie Benedict with beefsteak tomato, poached eggs, and spinach artichoke dip atop an English muffin. On weekends, the buffet features a spread of omelets, fresh fruit, pastries, soups, and more.

The mocktails here are a fun addition to the standard mimosa or bloody mary — try the Passion Fruit Pineapple Paradise with grenadine and ginger ale.

Hearsay on The Strand

  • Address: 2410 The Strand, Galveston, TX
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  • Favorite menu item: Creme brulee French toast with a candied pecan topping.
  • Price Point: $$

Located in an 1898 building in the Strand Historic District, Hearsay on the Strand has a trendy antique vibe with classy chandeliers and exposed brick. The venue is known for its cocktails and happy hour, but the weekend brunch is delicious, too.

Served Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, the brunch menu includes a breakfast taco trio, a prosciutto and cheese omelet, and the Short Rib Hash of shredded beef, fried potatoes, fried eggs, and peppers.

Riondo’s Ristorante

  • Address: 2328 The Strand, Galveston, TX
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  • Favorite menu item: Tiramisu Crepes with wild berry compote.
  • Price Point: $$$

Another great spot for a Sunday brunch in Galveston is Riondo’s Ristorante, a classy Italian restaurant on The Strand with an extensive wine menu. Brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and features $5 mimosas, bellinis, and bloody Marys.

To eat, you can’t go wrong with the Grand Marnier French Toast served with sausage and bacon, the Italian Sausage Egg Bake, or the Breakfast Prosciutto Pizzetta topped with eggs, spinach, mozzarella, and mushrooms.

Stay and Brunch in Galveston

Whether it’s a swanky weekend buffet or a hearty weekday breakfast, brunch on Galveston is one of the best ways to dine around the island. When it comes to the best places to stay, Sand ‘N Sea Properties has a full menu of vacation rentals for every type of traveler.

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