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Vital Breakfast Spots To Know in Houston

Still the most important meal of the day.

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Breakfast is likely the most underrated meal. It gets skipped during the weekdays or forced into a brunch on the weekends. This week we celebrate Breakfast Week and whether your go-to is a greasy spoon or a drive-thru taco spot, here are Houston's best breakfasts according to you, the readers.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Villa Arcos

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3009 Navigation Blvd
Houston, TX 77003
(713) 227-1743
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Fat, fluffy flour tortillas stuffed with chorizo and potatoes might be among the best values in Houston at this tiny 37-year-old spot which will soon be making a move.

2. La Guadalupana Cafe and Bakery

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2109 Dunlavy St
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 522-2301
Reader Andy Ramzel says: "Señor Díaz and his great staff make the best breakfast croissants in town (Mexican omelet inside another-worldly plain croissant). Enjoy it with cinnamon coffee ground and mixed by a family member in Mexico, and finish your meal with an almond tart or almond croissant. His son, Robert, will check you out with a smile at the end of your meal. We try to only go once every weekend."

3. Laredo Taqueria

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915 Snover St.
Houston, TX 77007
Reader Jim S. says that "no matter what tacos you order, get the green salsa with them." Personal rec: Order the barbacoa on corn tortillas.

4. Frank's Grill

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1915 Mangum Rd
Houston, TX 77092
Former Eater editor Amber Ambrose suggested this spot. Big, hearty Southern breakfasts ensure plenty of meat and eggs in a no-frills diner setting.

5. Goode Company Taqueria

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4902 Kirby Dr
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 520-9153
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Marchell Mascheck ‏reached out on Twitter: "Goode Company Taqueria is best for breakfast!"

6. Buffalo Grille

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4080 Bissonnet St
Houston, TX 77005
(713) 661-3663
You'd be remiss not to order the massive, plate-covering fluffy pancakes at this breakfast-centric spot. Also, the hash browns are made with fresh potatoes and the coffee is a nice break from Starbucks.

7. Chilosos Taco House

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701 E. 20th St.
Houston, TX 77009
(713) 868-2273
This spot got a nod for the hand-made tortillas, chorizo and egg tacos and the lunch offerings for when you're not in a breakfast mood in the morning.

8. Fountain View Cafe

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1814 Fountain View Dr
Houston, TX 77057
(713) 782-6770
Eater photographer Eric Sauseda says that the "pancakes that are thin, light and delicious and really good morning smoothies try the Smooth Juice."

9. Cocina De Colima Mexican Restaurant

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3356 Fountain View Dr
Houston, TX 77057
(713) 781-1794
Reader Susan Terry recommends this tiny Mexican spot on Fountain View. It doesn't get points for decor, but that hardly matters when you taste the hand-made corn tortillas and nopales tacos.

10. Honduras Maya Cafe and Bar

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5945 Bellaire Blvd, Ste B
Houston, TX 77081
(713) 668-5002
Sauseda says they make "incredible baleadas. They're like giant tacos with egg, avocado and other fixings. Tasty!" Another reader mentioned the place for its cheap, authentic Honduran food.

11. B&B Donuts

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515 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 520-7557
A reader says they have the "best croissant breakfast sandwich in town. Cheap, good and filling. Grab a blueberry cake donut while you're there."

12. La Mexicana

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1018 Fairview St
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 521-0963
Sauseda tells Eater: "Weekends are packed at this Montrose institution but get a few breakfast tacos to go and skip the wait! Chorizo and egg and potato and egg are favorites on flour tortillas you can add beans and cheese if you like! Get the green sauce!"

13. Cafe Brasil

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2604 Dunlavy St
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 528-1993
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This Montrose spot got more than a few votes for its breakfast tacos and blueberry pancakes. A reader raves about the "amazing waffle with fruit."

14. Emma's Mex Grill

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5010 Broadway St
Pearland, TX
(281) 412-5500
Amanda M Dietrich ‏reached out to us on Twitter with her pick, writing that Emma's "in Pearland has some awesome breakfast for a 'burb." Emma's offers traditional Mexican breakfast items, like migas and chilaquiles.

15. Teotihuacan Mexican Cafe

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1511 Airline Dr
Houston, TX 77009
(713) 426-4420
This spot made our Eater Essential in large part due to the cheap, always satisfying Mexican breakfasts they offer.

16. Blacksmith

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1018 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
(832) 360-7470
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Greenway coffee & Vietnamese steak and eggs. Enough said.

17. Common Bond Cafe & Bakery

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1706 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 529-3535
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Common Bond is already a Houston classic, management and ownership changes aside. The baked goodies are nothing short of supreme, the OJ is fresh squeezed and the outdoor patio peers over one of the coolest blocks in town.

18. La Table

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1800 Post Oak Blvd Ste 6110
Houston, TX 77056
(713) 439-1000
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Macarons, the bakery on the first floor of La Table, has a fantastic breakfast menu to sit and eat or take away. It's not just the baked goods (although those are amazing) check out the pulled pork burrito, it's delicious.

19. Lee's Fried Chicken & Donuts

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601 Heights Blvd
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 426-5840
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Fried chicken and donuts for breakfast? Yes please.

20. Three Brothers Bakery

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4606 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 522-2253
Three Brothers Bakery is a family-run jewel with several locations. Everything baked fresh and consistently ranking high on our bakery maps, this is definitely worth a sit a coffee and a bite, no matter how rushed you are. Or take it to go if you have to.

21. House of Pies

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3112 Kirby Dr
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 528-3816
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Since reopening after renovations, this Houston go-to favorite is busier than ever before. All the diner classics you can conjure and served with a smile. A smile that you may have to wait upwards of an hour for, but it's worth it.

22. The Breakfast Klub

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3711 Travis St
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 528-8561
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Famous for chicken and waffles, but don't overlook the catfish and grits. Huge portions and a lotta love.

23. Revival Market

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550 Heights Blvd
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 880-8463
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Revival Market is a staple for American breakfast in the Heights. Underbelly's Chris Shepherd approves. Need we say more?

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1. Villa Arcos

3009 Navigation Blvd, Houston, TX 77003
Fat, fluffy flour tortillas stuffed with chorizo and potatoes might be among the best values in Houston at this tiny 37-year-old spot which will soon be making a move.
3009 Navigation Blvd
Houston, TX 77003

2. La Guadalupana Cafe and Bakery

2109 Dunlavy St, Houston, TX 77006
Reader Andy Ramzel says: "Señor Díaz and his great staff make the best breakfast croissants in town (Mexican omelet inside another-worldly plain croissant). Enjoy it with cinnamon coffee ground and mixed by a family member in Mexico, and finish your meal with an almond tart or almond croissant. His son, Robert, will check you out with a smile at the end of your meal. We try to only go once every weekend."
2109 Dunlavy St
Houston, TX 77006

3. Laredo Taqueria

915 Snover St., Houston, TX 77007
Reader Jim S. says that "no matter what tacos you order, get the green salsa with them." Personal rec: Order the barbacoa on corn tortillas.
915 Snover St.
Houston, TX 77007

4. Frank's Grill

1915 Mangum Rd, Houston, TX 77092
Former Eater editor Amber Ambrose suggested this spot. Big, hearty Southern breakfasts ensure plenty of meat and eggs in a no-frills diner setting.
1915 Mangum Rd
Houston, TX 77092

5. Goode Company Taqueria

4902 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77098
Marchell Mascheck ‏reached out on Twitter: "Goode Company Taqueria is best for breakfast!"
4902 Kirby Dr
Houston, TX 77098

6. Buffalo Grille

4080 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005
You'd be remiss not to order the massive, plate-covering fluffy pancakes at this breakfast-centric spot. Also, the hash browns are made with fresh potatoes and the coffee is a nice break from Starbucks.
4080 Bissonnet St
Houston, TX 77005

7. Chilosos Taco House

701 E. 20th St., Houston, TX 77009
This spot got a nod for the hand-made tortillas, chorizo and egg tacos and the lunch offerings for when you're not in a breakfast mood in the morning.
701 E. 20th St.
Houston, TX 77009

8. Fountain View Cafe

1814 Fountain View Dr, Houston, TX 77057
Eater photographer Eric Sauseda says that the "pancakes that are thin, light and delicious and really good morning smoothies try the Smooth Juice."
1814 Fountain View Dr
Houston, TX 77057

9. Cocina De Colima Mexican Restaurant

3356 Fountain View Dr, Houston, TX 77057
Reader Susan Terry recommends this tiny Mexican spot on Fountain View. It doesn't get points for decor, but that hardly matters when you taste the hand-made corn tortillas and nopales tacos.
3356 Fountain View Dr
Houston, TX 77057

10. Honduras Maya Cafe and Bar

5945 Bellaire Blvd, Ste B, Houston, TX 77081
Sauseda says they make "incredible baleadas. They're like giant tacos with egg, avocado and other fixings. Tasty!" Another reader mentioned the place for its cheap, authentic Honduran food.
5945 Bellaire Blvd, Ste B
Houston, TX 77081

11. B&B Donuts

515 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006
A reader says they have the "best croissant breakfast sandwich in town. Cheap, good and filling. Grab a blueberry cake donut while you're there."
515 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

12. La Mexicana

1018 Fairview St, Houston, TX 77006
Sauseda tells Eater: "Weekends are packed at this Montrose institution but get a few breakfast tacos to go and skip the wait! Chorizo and egg and potato and egg are favorites on flour tortillas you can add beans and cheese if you like! Get the green sauce!"
1018 Fairview St
Houston, TX 77006

13. Cafe Brasil

2604 Dunlavy St, Houston, TX 77006
This Montrose spot got more than a few votes for its breakfast tacos and blueberry pancakes. A reader raves about the "amazing waffle with fruit."
2604 Dunlavy St
Houston, TX 77006

14. Emma's Mex Grill

5010 Broadway St, Pearland, TX
Amanda M Dietrich ‏reached out to us on Twitter with her pick, writing that Emma's "in Pearland has some awesome breakfast for a 'burb." Emma's offers traditional Mexican breakfast items, like migas and chilaquiles.
5010 Broadway St
Pearland, TX

15. Teotihuacan Mexican Cafe

1511 Airline Dr, Houston, TX 77009
This spot made our Eater Essential in large part due to the cheap, always satisfying Mexican breakfasts they offer.
1511 Airline Dr
Houston, TX 77009

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16. Blacksmith

1018 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006
Greenway coffee & Vietnamese steak and eggs. Enough said.
1018 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

17. Common Bond Cafe & Bakery

1706 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098
Common Bond is already a Houston classic, management and ownership changes aside. The baked goodies are nothing short of supreme, the OJ is fresh squeezed and the outdoor patio peers over one of the coolest blocks in town.
1706 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77098

18. La Table

1800 Post Oak Blvd Ste 6110, Houston, TX 77056
Macarons, the bakery on the first floor of La Table, has a fantastic breakfast menu to sit and eat or take away. It's not just the baked goods (although those are amazing) check out the pulled pork burrito, it's delicious.
1800 Post Oak Blvd Ste 6110
Houston, TX 77056

19. Lee's Fried Chicken & Donuts

601 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX 77007
Fried chicken and donuts for breakfast? Yes please.
601 Heights Blvd
Houston, TX 77007

20. Three Brothers Bakery

4606 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007
Three Brothers Bakery is a family-run jewel with several locations. Everything baked fresh and consistently ranking high on our bakery maps, this is definitely worth a sit a coffee and a bite, no matter how rushed you are. Or take it to go if you have to.
4606 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007

21. House of Pies

3112 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77098
Since reopening after renovations, this Houston go-to favorite is busier than ever before. All the diner classics you can conjure and served with a smile. A smile that you may have to wait upwards of an hour for, but it's worth it.
3112 Kirby Dr
Houston, TX 77098

22. The Breakfast Klub

3711 Travis St, Houston, TX 77002
Famous for chicken and waffles, but don't overlook the catfish and grits. Huge portions and a lotta love.
3711 Travis St
Houston, TX 77002

23. Revival Market

550 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX 77007
Revival Market is a staple for American breakfast in the Heights. Underbelly's Chris Shepherd approves. Need we say more?
550 Heights Blvd
Houston, TX 77007

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