Bagels aren't the only breakfast food available, but they are the only one that doubles as the steering wheel of a tiny bread car. Don’t do donuts with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $10 for a Sunday brunch buffet for two (a $20 value)
- $18 for a Sunday brunch buffet for four (a $40 value)
- $26 for a Sunday brunch buffet for six (a $60 value)
Starting at 12:30 p.m. every Sunday, Cork Soakers lays out a spread of fruit, bagels, pastries, and other brunch delights. Diners may also take advantage of special $3 mimosas and $2 Texas beers.
"Don't worry if you don't know much about wine," Manager Mike Kurth told the Houston Press just after the restaurant's grand opening in 2010. "I'll find you something you like." Drawing from a palette of more than 170 wines, Cork Soakers' bottle-handlers exude a casual confidence in dispatching potions to pair with a menu of artisanal meats and cheeses. As they consider the flavor notes of herbed Da Vinci gouda, chévre goat cheese, and smoked duck breast, the wait staff never cross over from savviness into snobbery: as Kurth notes, "Anyone who says they know everything about wine is lying. You can always learn more."
While continuing to build their knowledge base, the Cork Soakers team marinates in an atmosphere of full-on wine culture: cork-covered tabletops and menus, wine-barrel light fixtures, and a giant grapevine slowly entrapping the kitchen staff. At the center of the rustic space, a big table carved from a single mighty tree trunk holds a scrumptious brunch spread every Sunday. In fine weather, diners can take their beverages and bites out to the expansive patio.