Featured Five: Brunch Spots in Midland, TX
Oilmen and West Texas cowboys have a history of starting the morning off right. That means a serious, hearty breakfast to give them the energy to sustain a hard day of work. Nowadays, that first meal of the day can double as a social gathering. And brunch is a whole different story. In Midland, we have the best of both worlds — especially on the weekends. Whether you’re an early riser or prefer a social, mimosa-forward brunch, these are our featured five picks for brunch in Midland.
1. Get Cozy at Mulberry Cafe
Mulberry has that classic, cozy coffee shop vibe and great eats to convince you to stay awhile. They’re family-friendly and have a little bit of everything on their menu. Start your Saturday with their famous Texas Omelet: bell peppers, bacon, and fresh jalapenos, all sauteed and smothered in a roasted poblano sauce! If you’re on the go, grab a convenient (& delicious!) breakfast burrito with one of their many craft coffee options. They have a full coffee bar to whip up your caffeinated favorite! If you’re lucky enough to hit Mulberry after sleeping the morning away, try out the lunch menu, available 10:30 AM until 3 PM on Saturdays. Get the weekend started with one of their massive salads or go the hearty route with something off their Favorites menu. The Big Mo’s Toaster has a juicy hamburger patty, pepper jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickle, served on jalapeno cornbread toast.
2. Fair to Midland
Fair to Midland is a unique state fair-style bar and restaurant that creates a lively brunch atmosphere! Opening at 11 AM daily, their menu is a whole lot of fun. Start your day with a Chicken and Waffle Cone served with green chili and hot honey. Keep the fun going with Cinnamon Sugar or Strawberry Delight Deep Fried Funnel Fries. For drinks, add on a Frozen Ruby Mule, a Texas Peach Punch, or get some caffeine in your system with The Big Top – a cocktail with Deep Eddy Lime Vodka and Watermelon Redbull. The fair-themed food, drinks, and games will surely keep the fun brunch vibes flowing.
3. Classics at Wall Street
Wall Street’s Sunday Brunch is hard to compete with. This is a Midland staple you will want to make a reservation for. It’s a classic, and the locals know it! For an iconic West Texas breakfast, try their standout bloody mary paired with eggs benedict, florentine, or a hearty mushroom and spinach omelet. They’re also known for their sticky buns, which will leave you licking your fingers in this fantastic antique bar & grill atmosphere.
4. Meet me at The Patio
The Patio Drafthouse has it all. And ‘it all’ pairs nicely with a Bart’s bloody mary, a West Texas staple Michelada, or a carafe of mimosa. Their Tex-Mex fare is their specialty, but hardly where the menu stops. Try the local go-to Mexican Benedict with corn tortillas, poached eggs, chorizo, guac, and queso. If you have a sweet tooth, go for the Three Cream Pancakes or Nutella French Toast. This indoor/outdoor venue has a beautiful open-air vibe with garage doors — cultivating a lively brunch experience that has quickly become a Midland favorite..
5. Indulge at Cork & Pig
Walking into Midland’s Cork & Pig weekend brunch offers the eats, the drinks, and all the vibes that your weekend mornings are yearning for. Their Fruity Pebbles French Toast has house-made bread topped with vanilla ice cream and maple syrup. If you’d rather satisfy your less sweet-sided taste buds, try the filling and flavorful french beignets or the hearty prime rib hash served with country potatoes, cheddar cheese, and topped with a sunny side egg. Add a bloody mary or bottomless mimosas for the ultimate Sunday Funday.
We Had to Sneak in One More Exciting Option: Basin Brunch
Now, this is a real Sunday Funday. Basin Brunch offers a rotating, pop-up brunch experience within existing local venues It’s basically brunch-meets-party with deliciously curated food pairings, live music DJs, premium access bottle service, and much more. Follow Basin Brunch’s Instagram page to be the first to know all the details on the next one. (Your social media feed will give major FOMO if you miss it, just FYI – we know from experience.)
Plan your Midland experience to feature one of these fabulous options and have an iconic Midland brunch experience.