Everything’s coming up roses at a new floral-flocked “brunch boutique” now open up at River Oaks District, 4444 Westheimer.

Minimal Hen, the first Texas outpost of the Miami-based mostly cafe, is a pastel-colored enclave for Anglophiles searching for English-encouraged breakfast, brunch and afternoon tea. Having up property in the former East Hampton Sandwich house at ROD, Small Hen features almost 2,700 sq. feet of blooming bouquets, floral prints and really styled tabletops along with a 1,050-square-foot champagne back garden.

Layout information contain chandeliers, velvet chairs and lace-embroidered cushions. And Tiny Hen desires you to look the part for this pink-hued indulgence. According to its website, the restaurant implies a “glamorous dress code” of “smart chic” (that signifies no tank tops, energetic don or seaside dress in adult males are not permitted to wear flip flops or sports sandals).

Minimal Hen, an English-motivated cafe offering breakfast, brunch, and afternoon tea, opens its 1st Texas site at River Oaks District.

Minimal Hen

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The menu features avocado toast, yogurt and berry parfait, omelets, egg dishes (a wide range of Benedicts, steak and eggs, chilaquiles, goat cheese frittata, egg and pork carnitas tacos), hen and waffle, French toast, waffles, pancakes (which include signature rose petal pancakes with rose water-infused syrup), salads, and pastries. Afternoon tea involves a range of petits fours, sandwiches, and scones served with a preference of tea and the selection of bubbles. The cocktail software provides mimosas, champagne, and signature cocktails these as the Champagne Sweet Cloud topped with a halo of cotton candy and sprinkled with rose petals.

Table top at Little Hen, Miami.

Desk major at Little Hen, Miami.


“We’re thrilled to be growing Very little Hen into Houston, which, till now, has not been house to an elevated breakfast boutique,” said Very little Hen founder and owner Enrique Altamirano, who has areas in Miami and Weston, Fla. “At Little Hen, we offer you an eclectic European-inspired menu with American classics and Mexican specialties, alongside with an elevated tea service into a totally immersive working experience that is definitely compared with anything else. We’re unbelievably energized about introducing Houstonians to our brand name and our exclusive style and look forward to bringing a tasty and attractive place to Houston exactly where breakfast and brunch is not only for the weekends, but a day by day practical experience.”

Minimal Hen will be open up from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday via Friday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Reservations will be readily available by means of Resy.com. 

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