Staying on South Congress but will drive. Thinking La Condesa, Lucy's, or Foreign and Domestic. A friend of mine said to go to Takoba. Any thoughts?
Ok, you want something special? Takoba is nice but not particularly special.
There are several great places right downtown.
La Condesa -- per its theme, rather exotic Mexican, some very interesting
Malaga -- a buffet brunch that is remarkably good. Very Spanish, eggs are quite fresh, lots of options
2nd & Congress -- a creative American brunch. Eggs with interesting polentas, pork, etc.
Haddington -- another creative brunch
Lambert's -- good egg dishes with loads of barbecue meats and some buffet sides.
Garrido's is also pretty good but pretty standard Mexican.
Menus should all be online, check them out.
I'll throw in Max's Wine Dive. Good brunch and drinks. The egg sandwich is very good as is the french toast and the fried chicken.
Handingtons has our favorite brunch right now. They have Benton's bacon and country ham. Their foie biscuits and gravy are great.
Elizabeth St. Cafe has great pastries and interesting fusion brunch dishes. My scrambled egg bahn mi with Vietnamese sausage was great recently. Their ham and cheese croissant will make you regret wearing a dark shirt it is so flakey. Limited inside seating if the weather is sketchy.
A few of my friends are obsessed with F&D's brunch right now. I've enjoyed Haddington's, Green Pastures and Perla's.