So this one took a little longer than it should have… but better late than never right?!
Two weekends ago, I was very excited to be invited to the soft opening of the new Snooze An A.M Eatery (Snooze) in the Houston Heights. For those of you who don’t know, every time a Snooze opens they hold three soft-launch community days before their official launch day, in order to benefit local non-profits. This particular Snooze venue is working with HITS Theatre, Friends For Life and Buffalo Bayou Partnership and on the day I attended, it raised more than $4,000 for HITS.
The new location is fresh and vibrant with their on-brand seating areas, parking out the back (a plus in the Heights) and a quaint little patio at the back of the building; perfect for those warm sunny days.
The smell of coffee and syrup hits you as you walk in the door of this very busy, slightly hectic brunch venue but even with all the chaos, the servers were all super friendly and eager to help.
Here comes the problem though… what to order for brunch! The menu is filled with endless options of pancakes, French toast, eggs benedict, and other savory delights.
Pancake Flight, Corned Beef Hash & Egg Benny Duo.
As my colleagues and I were arguing over which pancake stack to get, our server very kindly recommended the pancake flight to share to complement each of our own breakfast dishes. Sold! And out came a trio of delicately fluffy pancakes and French toast. One heavenly sweet potato pancake topped with homemade caramel, candied pecans and ginger butter. A blueberry Danish pancake, which tastes like you’re eating dessert for breakfast and their OMG! French toast, the tastiest I’ve ever tried.
Pancake Flight: sweet potato, blueberry danish & OMG! French toast.
If you’re not one for a sweet breakfast though, fear not. The menu offers an array of savory dishes, not to mention six different options of eggs benedict. Can’t decide? Pick the benny duo. After much deliberation, we went for the Ham Benedict III that has a small twist on the classic and tastes subtle and smoky with just the right amount of hollandaise poured on top. The Bella! Bella! Benny comes with prosciutto instead of ham, ciabatta instead of a muffin, plus Taleggio cheese and a cream cheese hollandaise. The sweet hint from the balsamic glaze and peppery arugula finish this dish off to perfection.
Breakfast Pot Pie was not one for me but it arrived with delicately flaky puff pastry and went down a treat for everyone else. The Corned Beef Hash was delicious and topped with more perfect poachies to mix through your hash combo.
Corned Beef Hash with poached eggs.
If you like a caffeine fix with your brunch, stick to the freshly brewed coffee. Like something a little stronger? They have a good range of bubbles and “bloodys” to work your way through.
Quick facts: Indoor/outdoor seating, parking, no reservations, open daily from 6:30am – 2:30pm
Pro-tip: Get there early! The wait times at other Snooze locations can be 2+ hours and I’m sure it’ll be the same with this one.
Heights Location: 718 A. W 18th Street, Houston, TX, 77008
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