Where to Enjoy Mother’s Day Brunch in Pearland

The Tamale Benedict from Tecas Tex-Mex in Pearland

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Show appreciation to the mothers in your life through the love language of food with a special meal in Pearland. From Tex-Mex cantinas, soul food hotspots and tapas bars to more elegant spreads for brunch and dinner, there’s a place sure to match your family’s style. 

There’s a special event the day before Mother’s Day, too. On May 13, head out with your mom and explore all of the best shopping at the Pearland Boutique Shop Hop event. Explore the city and check out over 10 local boutiques for drinks, snacks and shopping. This interactive event gives guests a chance to complete their #PearlandBoutiqueShopHop passport; aim for five or more passport stamps from the participating stores to win a gift card. Foodies can start their Shop Hop journey at local favorite The Butcher, the Baker, the Cheese Board Maker, then grab a coffee at Pearland Coffee Roasters. Shop ’til you drop, and support local Pearland businesses at this interactive event.

Learn more below about Mother’s Day dine-out and at-home options, and find additional ideas on the Visit Pearland website.

Tecas Tex-Mex, 1930 Pearland Parkway: For a boozy brunch with Mom, head to this Tex-Mex favorite for brunch platters of Biscuits and Gravy, Huevos Rancheros and Breakfast Burritos. Craving something more adventurous? Try the Albondigas Bowl — braised prime beef meatballs with potatoes, cabbage, cilantro and pickled onions.

The cocktails are the real kicker here. Get the entire table a Brunch Pass, a bottomless deal that’s $14 for Mimosas and $16 for Bloody Marys or Sangria Mimosas. Looking for an extra kick? Try the Espresso Martini with Mr. Black coffee liqueur, Bailey’s, Tito’s and cold brew. With hearty Tex-Mex paired alongside well-made cocktails, this will be a Mother’s Day brunch to remember. 

The Charlotte Board from The Butcher, the Baker, the Cheese Board Maker
The Charlotte Board from The Butcher, the Baker, the Cheese Board Maker. Courtesy Photo.

The Butcher, the Baker, the Cheese Board Maker, 5012 Broadway: What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than with an elegant, curated spread of charcuterie and cheese? This specialty shop offers grazing boards of different varieties such as the Paris laden with brie, port-infused Derby (a mild, semi-firm cheese made in Derbyshire, England), feta, prosciutto, salami, grapes, figs, cucumber, tomatoes and crackers. Boards are available in small and large varieties, and the shop even has wine selections to compliment to the umami-rich flavors of the cured meats and cheeses. Treat Mom to a Parisian-esque meal — boards are available for delivery and to-go — or enjoy the lively wines and appetizers at this aperitivo hotspot.  

Busy Bee Cafe, 4009 Broadway: For comfort food classics such as biscuits and gravy, waffles and omelets, head to this all-day cafe. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, expect down-home vibes and healthy helpings of diner classics-with-a-twist like the Cajun Breakfast, scrambled eggs with smoked sausage, bell peppers, potatoes, and onions all marinated in a Cajun seasoning. The house speciality is Chicken Fried Steak — pair it with a side of biscuits and there’s no way Mom is going to leave without a huge smile on her face. 

Braised Short-Rib Poutine at Cleo Tapas
Braised Short-Rib Poutine at Cleo Tapas. Courtesy Photo.

Cleo Tapas, 9603 Broadway: Brunch is the name of the game at this popular tapas lounge and restaurant. Open until 4 p.m. on Mother’s Day, Cleo’s serves elevated takes of popular brunch staples like Challah Bananas Foster French Toast complete with candied pecans, bourbon caramel and country pork pan sausage. The restaurant’s pièce de résistance is its signature Baby Lamb Chops — a dinner entrée favorite that is also available for brunch. The Crab Cake Benedict is also a worthy order and is served atop fried green tomatoes with chipotle hollandaise. Great ambiance, steady pours of mimosas and refined brunch fare make this a great Mother’s Day option.

Tamales De Puerco at Emma's Mex Grill in Pearland
Tamales De Puerco at Emma’s Mex Grill in Pearland. Photo by Samantha Morris.

Emma’s, 5096 Broadway: This Tex-Mex haven is a premier destination for brunch with all the chilaquiles, huevos rancheros and menudo you can handle. Open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Mother’s Day, diners can expect all of their favorite Tex-Mex favorites such as Enchiladas de Huevo — egg enchiladas — and Tacos de Barbacoa alongside traditional breakfast dishes of French toast and pancakes. A house margarita is always a good choice, whether for brunch or dinner. 

crab cake benedict at Good Vives Coastal Kitchen in Pearland
The Crab Cake Benedict is on the brunch menu at Good Vibes Coastal Kitchen in Pearland. Courtesy photo.

Good Vibes Coastal, 1329 Broadway: The vibes are immaculate at this breezy, all-day café and brunch hotspot. Mother’s Day brunch service runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the menu plays all the hits with dishes such as Smoked Lox and Egg Croissant, Birria Huevos Rancheros and the show-stopping Crab Cake Benedict, a pan-seared lump crab cake and poached egg atop a toasted English muffin with sautéed spinach and hollandaise. Health-conscious diners look to the açai bowls, while those looking for an Italian twist will enjoy Tuscan Toast, complete with sun-dried tomatoes, hot coppa, salami, prosciutto, burrata and egg. Couple that with an orange, pineapple, grapefruit or cranberry mimosa carafe, and you’ve got yourself a fabulous Mother’s Day meal.

Dine on a variety of specialties at Grazia Italian Kitchen in Pearland. Photo by Phaedra Cook.

Grazia Italian Kitchen, 9415 Broadway: For a truly decadent Mother’s Day brunch, head to this family-run Italian restaurant. The Benedict plates are a great place to start, including the Filet Mignon Benedict with grilled Prime filet, a toasted English muffin, poached eggs, chipotle hollandaise and asparagus. Chicken fried steak is taken to new heights with Grazia’s Wagyu iteration of the diner favorite. It’s a R-C Ranch Wagyu sirloin topped with a fried egg and served with garlic mashed potatoes and 40 Clove garlic cream gravy. Pizza for brunch? You read that right. The Breakfast Calzone is another bonafide winner complete with eggs, pork shoulder bacon, ricotta, basil, garlic and garlic gravy. Brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

chicken and waffles
Cajun Fried Chicken and Waffles is a menu staple at The Greasy Spoon Soulfood Bistro in Pearland. Courtesy photo.

The Greasy Spoon Soulfood Bistro, 10009 Broadway: The Pearland outpost of this popular Southern food restaurant is home to some of the best soul food in town. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and features dishes such as Lamb Chops and Grits, Cajun Fried Chicken and Waffles and Cajun Fried Lobster and Crab Grits. On Sundays only, the restaurant also offers Cajun Chitlins, a Southern delicacy. Expect some Cajun kick with all of the entrées, and while the portions are generous, save room for the Homemade Peach Cobbler.

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