Review: Brunch at Farley Girls Cafe, Galveston, TX

Sep 17, 2015 | Restaurant review

Farley Girls Cafe
801 Post Office
Galveston, TX 77550

Hopped down to Galveston last weekend for a bestie’s 30th birthday party weekend. I love birthday party weekends. Like a little mini vaca, there was this buildup for everything that a weekend away with the girls could be, and the weekend did not disappoint. The weather was gorgeous, the quiet and empty beach was a short walk from the house, and the time to be silly with girlfriends was refreshing, as always.

Pirates Beach, Galveston, TX

Every time I go to Galveston there seems to be a new place that has popped up. This place was recommended by a friend at the party so we drove into town. Parking is a breeze in the private lot, even though the place was slammed on this particular Saturday morning. I’m guessing the high marks on Yelp and being named one of The 5 Best Brunch Spots in Galveston by Houston Press had a hand in 15+ person line at the order counter. Or maybe it’s just the awesome food that gets people to drive down from the mainland for a little weekend brunch. Yes, it’s all of that.

The order line snaked through some of the tables in the dining room, but it moved fast enough. We had hoped to sit on the patio after ordering, but there are only a few tables on the sidewalk, so we snagged some tables already pushed together inside the main dining room. The classic decor has some modern elements and overall feels clean and fresh (sans the ugly, too-early fall decorations).

Farley Girls Coffee

I was disappointed by their sub-par OJ (aka sugar juice), so I opted for a champagne straight up ($5 glass, $15 carafe). My friends weren’t thrilled with with the lack of specialty coffee options. (Us city girls. Ha!) While a full coffee bar may not fit in with the simple and modest concept, even a small upgrade in that department would bring it closer to the level of the quality dishes they serve. And let me tell you, there were no disappointments when it came to the food.

Farley Girls Hangover Helper - Galveston, TX

Hangover Helper Bowl

The brunch menu has so many enticing options, you might need a long wait in line to study it. It’s packed with familiar dishes with a Farley Girls touch. Eggs and grits? Make those gouda and mushroom grits. Eggs Benedict? Make that Texas style and smother it in queso. Need a hangover cure? They’ve got you covered with the Hangover Helper Bowl filled with eggs, potatoes, sausage, bacon, cheese, avocado, and salsa.

Farley Girls Huevos Rancheros - Galveston, TX

Huevos Rancheros

Boring old me always gets the thing with beans and corn tortillas. I like to think of it as my baseline for a restaurant’s brunch capability. In this instance, it was Huevos Rancheros and it was no where near boring. (Though the beans were slightly over salted.)

Chicken Schnitzel

Chicken Schnitzel

The Chicken Schnitzel (aka fried chicken on a waffle) was a hit at the table, and only $10!

Chicka Tacos

Chicka Tacos

In fact, everything on their menu is very reasonably priced. The three Chicka Tacos are only $5 before you add bacon or chicken. And served on corn tortillas, they’re just my style.

Breakfast Pizza

Breakfast Pizza

This place claims they have “a little bit of everything.” Yeah, like Breakfast Pizza! Mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses, bacon, chives and fried eggs. Also on their “a little bit of everything” list: steak and eggs, regular pizza, french toast, and this thing called the OMG (chicken fried steak on a pancake topped with sausage gravy and a fried egg), which I’m guessing is what people say when it’s set in front of them. You’ll be hard pressed to find any “light” options on the menu (other than fruit and yogurt or a build-your-own omelette).



My friend couldn’t stop talking about the creamy avocado on her BTA (fried egg, bacon, tomato, avocado on country bread with breakfast potatoes). In fact, everyone at the table thoroughly enjoyed their meals with only rave review about each dish.

Alas, fall is coming, so Farley Girls closes up at 3:00 during the off-season. I’ll have to wait until spring to drive down and enjoy their dinner menu (full of seafood, steak, burgers, and “a little bit of everything”). Though a day trip for lunch before the weather gets too cold is not out of the question.

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