Brunch – the overlap of both breakfast and lunch. What a wonderful idea. The best of both worlds. The hours of brunch may still be in question, but one thing is for certain – it takes places during the weekend and should be enjoyed with good company. Below, in no particular order, are some of our favorite places to grab brunch, celebrate friends and enjoy a mimosa or two

libertybarTo kick off our list we start with a cozy bright pink building including gorgeous greenery that makes it hard to miss as you drive by Liberty Bar located at 1111 S. Alamo St. Liberty Bar’s brunch menu features many Mexican favorites as well as some classic American dishes. Chilaquiles norteños, sandwich de dos (fried) huevos, huevos rancheros?! So many amazing dishes compiled into one menu. Next time you find yourself up early, or in the mood to eat amazing food at a very reasonable price, consider Liberty Bar. If the colorful exterior and all wooden interior doesn’t convince you, the food and drinks surely will. Liberty Bar serves brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sundays.

Frank BrunchNext, you can knock out going to church AND eating brunch simultaneously at Frank. Church turned restaurant located at 1150 S. Alamo St in Southtown offers some holy brunch dishes including: Chicken & Waffles, Grilled Cheese Waffle Sammy, Pork Belly Hash, and even a Biscuit & Gravy Burger. Don’t worry. You don’t have to wake up too early for these blessed breakfast beauties. Frank gives you plenty of time to grab brunch, especially for us late sleepers. Brunch is available on Sunday from 10 am – 3pm and even includes a ‘Brunch for Drunks Limited Menu’ from 3pm – 4pm for the Saturday night partiers.

francisbogside-3285Our newest favorite brunch spot is Francis Bogside, located at 803 S. St. Marys St. The Southtown Irish pub has recently welcomed hungry guests in for Saturday and Sunday brunch with dishes ranging from sweet to savory. The Bourbon pecan pancakes were the all around favorite. The three pancakes are drizzled with the perfect amount bourbon maple syrup, candied pecans and topped with whiskey whipped cream. You can’t go wrong with the classic biscuits and gravy, served with a pork sausage topped with bacon. Francis Bogside serves brunch on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. and on Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m.

southerleighLooking for something a little different? Your ‘not-so-typical-brunch?’ Seafood seems sparse in San Antonio besides the occasional fish tacos but you can brunch in seafood style at Southerleigh located at the Pearl. Southerleigh has a brunch menu that takes to the sea. With dishes like: Iced Gulf Shrimp & Oysters, Fried Oyster Sandwich, Ahi Tuna among other breakfast goodies. Don’t worry; they have omelets, homemade biscuits & gravy and other options for you land lubbers, but we just might have to sail back to Southerleigh for the Gulf Crab Spiked Mac & Cheese alone. Southerleigh serves brunch on Saturday starting at 10 a.m.

boilerhouseWhat better way to eat brunch than with the perfect combination of both breakfast and lunch? Boiler House presents the “David Lee Roth” Krispy Kreme Burger. A custom blend patty cooked to your liking in between a donut bun featuring smoked bacon, warm maple syrup, fried egg, lemon chive aioli AND gooey American cheese! Executive Chef Jeff White explains, “Its just ridiculous and fun…brunch is about having fun.” Brunch at Boiler House is just that – fun. Fun brunch options include: Hangover Hash, Green-Chili Pork, Poached Eggs & Popcorn Grits, BLT Mac & Egg. The atmosphere at Boiler House is relaxed and enjoyable. This brunch definitely lives up to that standard. Brunch at Boiler House is served Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This was a very tough list to compile! We love brunch so much we have to include some of our other places we enjoy visiting, because there are just too many! We also love to brunch at: Folc, Tacos & Tequila, Barbaro among others. What’s your favorite place to brunch with friends?