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Houston’s 12 Essential Breakfast Spots

Where to eat the most important meal of the day

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Brunch may get a lot of shine, but breakfast is still the most important meal of the day. Whether a boozy place to spend a lazy Saturday morning is in order or a quick spot for good pastries and coffee is what you seek, these 12 essential breakfast spots in Houston will satisfy any A.M. cravings.

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1. The Toasted Yolk Cafe

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15135 North Fwy Ste 600
Houston, TX
(832) 446-6282
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Like the name suggests, the menu offers a pretty stunning array of eggy options. If the army of eggs benedicts don’t appeal, try the multigrain pancakes or french toast.   

2. Villa Arcos

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3009 Navigation Blvd
Houston, TX
(713) 227-1743
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If it’s breakfast tacos you’re after, Houston staple Villa Arcos can’t be beat. This spot also serves up a solid menu of Tex-Mex breakfast classics, including solid migas and huevos rancheros. 

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3. Dish Society

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5740 San Felipe St #100
Houston, TX
(832) 538-1060
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A farm-to-table breakfast and lunch spot with multiple locations, Dish Society brings local flavor to classic breakfast dishes. The menu includes pork belly hash, Nutella french toast and a citrusy “bromosa” cocktail mixed with beer.

4. La Guadalupana Cafe and Bakery

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2109 Dunlavy St
Houston, TX
(713) 522-2301

This family-owned Mexican restaurant has an impressive breakfast menu and a casual atmosphere. Try the cinnamon coffee with freshly-made churros, refreshingly sweet horchata or tasty breakfast tacos. It’s difficult to go wrong here. 

5. Brothers Taco House

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1604 Emancipation Ave
Houston, TX 77003
(713) 223-0091
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Start the morning at this essential Houston taqueria, where tortillas are loaded up with egg, sausage, potatoes, and more into giant breakfast tacos priced at less than $2 each.

6. Blacksmith

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1018 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX
(832) 360-7470
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This Vietnamese-inspired breakfast and lunch menu offers steak and eggs, kale chips, croissants with creme fraiche. Fuel up with one of Blacksmith’s famous coffee drinks, or a steaming cup of tea.

 

7. Snooze, an A.M. Eatery

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3217 Montrose Blvd Ste 100
Houston, TX
(713) 574-6655
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Snooze sort of made its name as a prime brunch spot, but this locally-minded eatery has a massive menu with plenty of offerings like breakfast pot pie, pineapple upside-down pancakes and sweet potato hash. The fall cocktail menu offers bubbly bellinis, Rummmosas, and a bacon-and-eggs whiskey cocktail.

8. Common Bond Cafe & Bakery

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1706 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX
(713) 529-3535
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Be sure to leave room for dessert when visiting Common Bond for breakfast. The bakery sells baguettes, macarons and pain au chocolat, while the cafe serves everything from lox tartine to biscuits and gravy.

9. Empire Cafe

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1732 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX
(713) 528-4176
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This gas station turned cozy cafe serves up hearty breakfast staples, like DIY omelets, breakfast tacos, and Italian-inspired frittatas. Round out the most important meal of the day with mozzarella-smothered potatoes and a prickly pear margarita.   

10. Pondicheri

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2800 Kirby Dr
Houston, TX
(713) 522-2022
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Pondicheri’s menu features delicious Indian-inspired takes on breakfast with gluten-free and vegetarian options. Try the gluten-free jaggery coconut pancakes (a weekend item), vegan morning oats, masala eggs and breakfast avocado salad. In a hurry? Head upstairs to the bake lab for grab-and-go pastries and coffee. 

11. Tiny Boxwoods

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3614 W Alabama St
Houston, TX
(713) 622-4224
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This restaurant’s pared-down breakfast menu focuses on the basics with pastries, along with healthier options like avocado toast and chia seed pudding. The dining area’s large windows and expansive patio overlooking the garden make it perfect for Sunday Funday hangs.  

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12. The Breakfast Klub

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3711 Travis St
Houston, TX
(713) 528-8561
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For a true Southern-style breakfast, come here for chicken and waffles, wings and grits and (no, really) green eggs and ham. Breakfast Klub also sells its own pancake mixes, so true believers can recreate their dishes at home.

1. The Toasted Yolk Cafe

15135 North Fwy Ste 600, Houston, TX

Like the name suggests, the menu offers a pretty stunning array of eggy options. If the army of eggs benedicts don’t appeal, try the multigrain pancakes or french toast.   

15135 North Fwy Ste 600
Houston, TX

2. Villa Arcos

3009 Navigation Blvd, Houston, TX
villa arcos
villa arcos

If it’s breakfast tacos you’re after, Houston staple Villa Arcos can’t be beat. This spot also serves up a solid menu of Tex-Mex breakfast classics, including solid migas and huevos rancheros. 

3009 Navigation Blvd
Houston, TX

3. Dish Society

5740 San Felipe St #100, Houston, TX

A farm-to-table breakfast and lunch spot with multiple locations, Dish Society brings local flavor to classic breakfast dishes. The menu includes pork belly hash, Nutella french toast and a citrusy “bromosa” cocktail mixed with beer.

5740 San Felipe St #100
Houston, TX

4. La Guadalupana Cafe and Bakery

2109 Dunlavy St, Houston, TX

This family-owned Mexican restaurant has an impressive breakfast menu and a casual atmosphere. Try the cinnamon coffee with freshly-made churros, refreshingly sweet horchata or tasty breakfast tacos. It’s difficult to go wrong here. 

2109 Dunlavy St
Houston, TX

5. Brothers Taco House

1604 Emancipation Ave, Houston, TX 77003

Start the morning at this essential Houston taqueria, where tortillas are loaded up with egg, sausage, potatoes, and more into giant breakfast tacos priced at less than $2 each.

1604 Emancipation Ave
Houston, TX 77003

6. Blacksmith

1018 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX

This Vietnamese-inspired breakfast and lunch menu offers steak and eggs, kale chips, croissants with creme fraiche. Fuel up with one of Blacksmith’s famous coffee drinks, or a steaming cup of tea.

 

1018 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX

7. Snooze, an A.M. Eatery

3217 Montrose Blvd Ste 100, Houston, TX

Snooze sort of made its name as a prime brunch spot, but this locally-minded eatery has a massive menu with plenty of offerings like breakfast pot pie, pineapple upside-down pancakes and sweet potato hash. The fall cocktail menu offers bubbly bellinis, Rummmosas, and a bacon-and-eggs whiskey cocktail.

3217 Montrose Blvd Ste 100
Houston, TX

8. Common Bond Cafe & Bakery

1706 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX

Be sure to leave room for dessert when visiting Common Bond for breakfast. The bakery sells baguettes, macarons and pain au chocolat, while the cafe serves everything from lox tartine to biscuits and gravy.

1706 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX

9. Empire Cafe

1732 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX

This gas station turned cozy cafe serves up hearty breakfast staples, like DIY omelets, breakfast tacos, and Italian-inspired frittatas. Round out the most important meal of the day with mozzarella-smothered potatoes and a prickly pear margarita.   

1732 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX

10. Pondicheri

2800 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX

Pondicheri’s menu features delicious Indian-inspired takes on breakfast with gluten-free and vegetarian options. Try the gluten-free jaggery coconut pancakes (a weekend item), vegan morning oats, masala eggs and breakfast avocado salad. In a hurry? Head upstairs to the bake lab for grab-and-go pastries and coffee. 

2800 Kirby Dr
Houston, TX

11. Tiny Boxwoods

3614 W Alabama St, Houston, TX
Tiny Boxwoods/Facebook

This restaurant’s pared-down breakfast menu focuses on the basics with pastries, along with healthier options like avocado toast and chia seed pudding. The dining area’s large windows and expansive patio overlooking the garden make it perfect for Sunday Funday hangs.  

3614 W Alabama St
Houston, TX

12. The Breakfast Klub

3711 Travis St, Houston, TX

For a true Southern-style breakfast, come here for chicken and waffles, wings and grits and (no, really) green eggs and ham. Breakfast Klub also sells its own pancake mixes, so true believers can recreate their dishes at home.

3711 Travis St
Houston, TX

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