Inexpensive: Dish Society
Sometimes "locally sourced" is code for "$$$," but not at this cheerful casual spot that supports Texas farms and ranches without breaking the bank. Visit either location in Houston or Katy for a generous weekend brunch available until 3:30 PM on Saturdays and 3 PM on Sundays, and try hearty fried chicken and biscuits with gravy, Nutella French toast or lunch-ier options like barbecue brisket and salads.
Moderately priced: Weights + Measures
Spread out with friends at this popular cafe housed in a 1950s industrial building that has its own bakeshop (yes, it smells amazing). Five featured brunch cocktails come in at $10 or less and form a convenient foundation for soaking sweet and savory fare like muffins, croissants and breakfast pizza with eggs, panchetta and basil. Afterwards, bond with pals over art and arthropods in the world-class Museum District just blocks away.
Worth a splurge: Brennan's of Houston
Settle into cushioned chairs and prepare for a Creole-inspired feast at this elegant Midtown mainstay where brunch is served in packages that include choice of appetizer, entree and dessert. Mix and match to suit personal tastes from selections like grilled oysters, pecan-crusted Gulf fish and bananas Foster prepared tableside. Splurge a little more on signature snapping turtle soup, which Houston has loved for 45 years.