Because sometimes, you stay out so late that breakfast appears just a bit sooner than you anticipated. When it's dark outside but you are legitimately starving, here's where to go.
An Austin hippie original, Magnolia Cafe, like its 24-hour doppelganger Kerbey Lane, should be a required stop. The pancakes are the best on the menu, but the food isn't really the reason you visit. I think it's the atmosphere, what with the slipshod decor and charm of Texas' funkiest city.
The gold standard for late-night, drunk-munching queso: Is it any surprise this legendary stuff was invented by college students? It's guacamole covered with queso, then topped off with fresh pico de gallo -- which I'm pretty cancels out calories from the bottom two layers.
24 Diner specializes in upscale riffs on comfort food, and man oh man, could I get used to this kind of comfort. If the chicken and waffles aren't enough to make your bleary eyes pop open, the bacon gorgonzola cheeseburger is.
Twenty-four Bennu Coffee is a freelancer's/student's paradise -- not the least of which because of their electrical outlets, which hang, fire code approved I'm sure, from the ceiling. The coffee is wonderful and the food options have expanded, so when it's time for a lunch break -- or a midnight snack, depending on how the day's going -- I order a Fricano's Deli-edition Turkey Special.