When the space where Sizzle & Brew sits opened up—located on North Eldridge Parkway—Mackin said it was time for her and Powers to open their own restaurant rather than just working in one.
“We’re here every single day. We work in the kitchen; we run food; we bus tables,” Powers said. “This is our baby.”
Mackin said they wanted to have a breakfast or brunch concept but added a Cajun twist to make Sizzle & Brew different from other breakfast restaurants.
“Most of [the other breakfast restaurants] have a little bit of a play on the Tex-Mex side,” Mackin said. “Cajun’s been an up-and-coming popular thing, so we wanted to do that instead of what everyone else does.”
Sizzle & Brew offers a lunch menu as well, including sandwiches and salads, and both breakfast and lunch are served all day, Powers said.
Coffees, teas, mimosas, beer and wine are also available, which Powers said has been a selling point for the restaurant. Customers can also enjoy an outdoor patio with several picnic-style tables, she said.
“Having the option to have mimosas or Bloody Marys with their breakfast isn’t something you can do at every place,” Powers said.
Mackin said while the Tomball and Cypress area is growing, the small-knit community is what has helped drive business at Sizzle & Brew.
“For as big as Tomball and Cy-Fair [are], it’s still a small community. Everyone knows everyone,” Mackin said. “We’ve been pretty lucky as far as the locals supporting us, from the people to the other small businesses.”
16949 N. Eldridge Parkway, Tomball
Hours: Sun.-Sat. 7 a.m.-3 p.m.