photo credit: Liz Silva
If Houston had a quintessential town square, Brasil, an American cafe, would be the artsy alternative to a more traditional diner. Open all day, Brasil sits at the literal cornerstone of Montrose and serves a grab bag menu fit for nearly anyone who might wander in off of the busy street. You can hang out here with a laptop (you will need to request a new internet connection password every hour) for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even a midnight snack on the weekends and probably never be interrupted or asked to move no matter how busy it gets. And while the food won’t blow your mind, it’s consistent. Plus there’s coffee, beer, and wine to suit whatever occasion, whether that’s snagging a table for eight, a quiet breakfast, or a late-night date post-game pizza refuel. Duck into Brasil’s plant-lined patios for some city-style forest bathing or simply bask in the dim lighting and air conditioning until once again braving the concrete oasis of Montrose.