Kids tend to put a damper on leisurely brunches, but they don’t have to eliminate the meal altogether! We’ve rounded up some places and strategies to make brunch (with kids) great again.
Grand House’s weekend Dim Sum invites families to gather around the table. Dim Sum can be described as eating by sampling. Servers walk around with various items loaded up on their trolleys. Take what you like and they’ll make a note on your table card. Eat until you’re full which, with kids, can be very little or a lot depending on the day. Kids will be entertained by all the new things arriving at the table.
On the north side, Neighborhood Jam is perfect for early risers. They open at 6:30am and have a wide range of brunch and lunch offerings that will please the whole family. Maybe not at 6:30am, but we highly recommend you use the waitlist app for this one. The vibe is lively and can get kind of loud, perfect for spirited children.
For the days the kids are just not going to sit still, we recommend swinging by Holey Rollers in the Paseo for donuts, breakfast tacos and coffee. They have a small seating area inside or take it to go and enjoy at Perle Mesta Park. Alternatively, stop in Elemental for a quick brunch (served on weekends), pastry and coffee then head to the Myriad Botanical Gardens or Scissortail Park to let the kids roam.
Cafe Kacao offers excellent brunch with a somewhat daunting wait. Our best advice is to use the waitlist app. Once at a table, the service is pretty quick. Order a horchata or agua fresca for the kids while you get your caffeine fix. They don’t have a kid’s menu, but their servings are great for sharing. Get a community pancake or waffle for the table to share.
HunnyBunny Biscuit Co. offers scratch-made biscuits in a quaint, laid back environment. Order at the counter and they’ll bring hot biscuits to your table as they’re ready. They have a coffee and espresso bar, mimosas, bloody mary’s and beer available for adults and offer quality meals for kids at a reasonable price.
The Kitchen at Commonplace offers thoughtfully made breakfast options and brunch on Sundays with a reward at the end. After you finish your coffee, mimosa, breakfast taco and tres leches toast, treat your kids to a look around the bookstore adjacent to the kitchen. This place is super inviting, let the kids kick back and read while you sip your coffee.