Houston is the most populated city in Texas, and the restaurants in its epicenter don’t slack on satisfying the myriad tastes of its residents and visitors. Houston’s inner loop has plenty of fantastic places for breakfast and brunch; we list some of the best.
Walking into Tacos A Go-Go feels more like stepping into a dive bar than a restaurant, but don’t let the quirky interior dull your expectations, because the tacos are top notch. If you haven’t had a breakfast taco before, this is a great place to get introduced to them.
If you are looking for classic breakfast and brunch staples, Backstreet Caféis your ideal choice. It is a beautiful location with classic décor and a stunning patio that is always full when the weather permits outdoor dining. Although the ambiance is a big draw for Houston residents, the food is what makes this café a stand out.
Common Bond Bakery and Cafétransports you to a Parisian café. The inside of the café is amazingly bright thanks to the large open windows that let in copious amounts of natural light. The décor is minimalist, featuring stylish marble tables and neutral color palettes. Common Bond also has an extensive selection of coffees.
If you’ve never had coffee that is brewed using the siphon method, make a point to stop by Siphon Coffee. This hip café offers a coffee drinking experience like no other. Burners are used in order to brew a coffee that is has a crystal clear taste and doesn’t require cream or sugar. Siphon Coffee also provides espresso-based drinks.
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Toasters is an excellent choice for a quality brunch or breakfast in Houston. The French toast is a crowdpleaser; you can go for a classic serving or you can try the Bananas Pecan Foster if you’re feeling a little more adventurous. The Philly cheesesteak is another highly satisfying dish; it is seasoned and cooked to perfection on a toasted bun and adorned with melted Swiss cheese.
The Breakfast Klub is a Texas institution. If you want to get a seat at this spot on the weekend, you better be prepared to stand in a line of hungry patrons that is wrapped around the building. The dishes add a Southern flair to breakfast classics. The winning combination of perfectly fried chicken wings and fluffy waffles is what keeps people coming back to The Breakfast Klub.
Perusing Revival Market is a fantastic way to spend an afternoon or morning. As the name suggests, it is not only a fantastic place to get breakfast but also an eclectic market with stalls that sell a variety of goods, including artisan cheese, local produce, and even hand-prepared jams.
Catalina Coffee crafts excellent drinks that are not only delicious but also aesthetically pleasing. The baristas at Catalina Coffee provide the best latte art in Houston. The café itself is also quite beautiful; it features distressed brick walls and exposed pipes and is outfitted with the work of local artists. The whole vibe is soothing and effortlessly rustic.
The Honeymoon Café and Bar offers cuisine with a New Orleans twist. The dishes at the Honeymoon incorporate classic Creole flavors while still keeping each dish hip and fresh. For breakfast and brunch there are many choices, including a ham and brie baguette with a sides of frites, a vegetable po’boy, and the much-loved beignets served with caramel sauce.
Kolaches are delicious pastries that originated in Central Europe. They have a soft outer shell that is similar to a dinner roll, and they are filled with myriad meats, cheeses, and vegetables. The locals are crazy about them, and Kolache Factory fills them with everything from classics like ham and cheese to more exotic fillings like barbecue beef and pulled pork.