Top 5 Brunches in Allen



 

Brunch is defined as; a meal usually eaten late in the morning that combines a late breakfast and an early lunch. It does not matter how anyone defines it, brunch is seriously the best meal of the day and I was super lucky to get to try several of Allen’s best brunches. I had to narrow it down to my TOP FIVE so read along to see what I chose. I picked each of these restaurants for different reasons, so you really need to try all of them out to see which you like best! If you have any brunches that you would like to tell me about, please send them my way!

Brunch is just the socially acceptable excuse for day drinking!”

 

 

 

 

 

Cru' Wine Bar in Watters Creek

A wine bar for brunch, really? You would never think that a wine bar would have an amazing brunch, but I was pleasantly surprised. Actually Jordan, the chef there, knocked my socks off! I dabbled into everything from their Fresh berries and Goat Cheese Beignets and Fig and Gorgonzola Bruschetta to their Cru’ Crabs Benedict and Cru’ Scramble that included huge pieces of lobster and rock shrimp. We topped it off with a pitcher of their Bellini Cipriani’s which contained white peach puree and prosecco. I was so stuffed but the best thing was, that I had a few left overs for later. I will for sure be going back! Delicious!

Brio in Watters Creek

Oh be still my heart! The southern girl in me did a little tap dance after this brunch! First, Brio has several delicious brunch drinks; anything from a rich and full Bloody Mary to an Italian Mule, but when it comes to the food, rich and satisfying are the words that come to my mind. I started out with the Berries and Cream French Toast and ended with their mouthwatering Shrimp and Grits. Their grits are made with a smoked Gouda polenta that was talked about for days. I know that many people go to Brio for lunch and dinner, but brunch-time at Brio is my new favorite time! 

Bar Louie in Village of Allen 

Bar Louie was new to me. This was the first time that I actually walked into this restaurant/bar and I was so glad that I did! It is not only huge but they have the best outdoor patio with fire pits that I have seen. Their brunch is Saturday and Sunday from 10am-3pm, which is nice because most brunches are only on Sundays. I started out with their Hangover Helper, which is to die for! It includes; tater tots covered with onions, red and green peppers, two eggs any style, your choice of chorizo or crumbled bacon and queso sauce! Oh so rich, but oh so good! I ended with their PB & J Cakes which tasted exactly like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich except it was pancakes! Yes, of course, I had a drink, the bartender mixed up a strawberry peach Bellini that was so good, I had two!

Cheesecake Factory in Watters Creek

The Cheesecake Factory is a favorite of many in Allen, their food is always good, quality is superb and choices are plentiful. The brunch is no different! I started off with their crab and artichoke dip that was accompanied by delicious garlic toast and then moved on to their French baguette Powdered Sugar and Strawberry French Toast! Their presentation is gorgeous and the brunch was delicious too. The Cheesecake Factory does not disappoint. 

Cajun Bar & Grill in Village of Allen (formerly Dodie's)

If you are looking for a fun brunch, look no farther. Dodies is totally different from the other brunches but makes for such a fun, relaxed Sunday morning. They have music and a never-ending Bloody Mary bar! When you pay for the Bloody Mary, the bar fills your glass up with vodka and then you get to go and choose your own mix and little extras to add in. They had everything from bacon, okra and olives to celery, jalapenos and chicken wings. It was almost a meal in a glass! After we filled up our schooners, I ordered the Migas Dodies, which was three eggs scrambled, corn tortilla strips, tomatoes, cheese and bacon served with potatoes. Delicious!

 

Brunch is defined as; a meal usually eaten late in the morning that combines a late breakfast and an early lunch. It does not matter how anyone defines it, brunch is seriously the best meal of the day and I was super lucky to get to try several of Allen’s best brunches. I had to narrow it down to my TOP FIVE so read along to see what I chose. I picked each of these restaurants for different reasons, so you really need to try all of them out to see which you like best! If you have any brunches that you would like to tell me about, please send them my way!

Brunch is just the socially acceptable excuse for day drinking!”

Cru’ Wine Bar in Watters Creek

A wine bar for brunch, really? You would never think that a wine bar would have an amazing brunch, but I was pleasantly surprised. Actually Jordan, the chef there, knocked my socks off! I dabbled into everything from their Fresh berries and Goat Cheese Beignets and Fig and Gorgonzola Bruschetta to their Cru’ Crabs Benedict and Cru’ Scramble that included huge pieces of lobster and rock shrimp. We topped it off with a pitcher of their Bellini Cipriani’s which contained white peach puree and prosecco. I was so stuffed but the best thing was, that I had a few left overs for later. I will for sure be going back! Delicious!


Brio in Watters Creek

Oh be still my heart! The southern girl in me did a little tap dance after this brunch! First, Brio has several delicious brunch drinks; anything from a rich and full Bloody Mary to an Italian Mule, but when it comes to the food, rich and satisfying are the words that come to my mind. I started out with the Berries and Cream French Toast and ended with their mouthwatering Shrimp and Grits. Their grits are made with a smoked Gouda polenta that was talked about for days. I know that many people go to Brio for lunch and dinner, but brunch-time at Brio is my new favorite time! 


Bar Louie in Villages of Allen

Bar Louie was new to me. This was the first time that I actually walked into this restaurant/bar and I was so glad that I did! It is not only huge but they have the best outdoor patio with fire pits that I have seen. Their brunch is Saturday and Sunday from 10am-3pm, which is nice because most brunches are only on Sundays. I started out with their Hangover Helper, which is to die for! It includes; tater tots covered with onions, red and green peppers, two eggs any style, your choice of chorizo or crumbled bacon and queso sauce! Oh so rich, but oh so good! I ended with their PB & J Cakes which tasted exactly like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich except it was pancakes! Yes, of course, I had a drink, the bartender mixed up a strawberry peach Bellini that was so good, I had two!


Cheesecake Factory in Watters Creek

The Cheesecake Factory is a favorite of many in Allen, their food is always good, quality is superb and choices are plentiful. The brunch is no different! I started off with their crab and artichoke dip that was accompanied by delicious garlic toast and then moved on to their French baguette Powdered Sugar and Strawberry French Toast! Their presentation is gorgeous and the brunch was delicious too. The Cheesecake Factory does not disappoint. 


Cajun Bar & Grill in Village of Allen (formally Dodies)

If you are looking for a fun brunch, look no farther. Cajun Bar & Grill (formally Dodies) is totally different from the other brunches but makes for such a fun, relaxed Sunday morning. They have music and a never-ending Bloody Mary bar! When you pay for the Bloody Mary, the bar fills your glass up with vodka and then you get to go and choose your own mix and little extras to add in. They had everything from bacon, okra and olives to celery, jalapenos and chicken wings. It was almost a meal in a glass! After we filled up our schooners, I ordered the Migas Dodies, which was three eggs scrambled, corn tortilla strips, tomatoes, cheese and bacon served with potatoes. Delicious!