Best Houston Breakfast

It's important to start the day off right, whether that means a power jam with the shower radio or the best Houston breakfast. And being as diverse as it is, Space City has tons of options--country, fancy, Tex-Mex and Cantonese--for the most important meal of the day. So however you take it, it's here for the scarfing. (Photo: Catfish and grits at the Breakfast Klub)

Updated: October 05, 2010

Houston Breakfast Places

Baby Barnaby's Cafe

602 Fairview St, Houston, TX 77006

This cozy Montrose favorite is definitely one of, if not the best Houston breakfast--and everybody knows it. But a decadent plate of green eggs and breakfast potatoes is so worth the wait.

The Breakfast Klub

3711 Travis St, Houston, TX 77002

Legendary chicken and waffles and catfish and grits keep lines out the door on weekend mornings. People don't mention the French toast as often but with a perfectly crispy exterior, it deserves a bigger rep.

Tiny Boxwoods

3614 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77027

The house baked goods are Tiny Boxwoods' calling card, from soul-warming sourdough with fresh jam to the vanilla-tinged chocolate chip cookies (yes, we eat them for breakfast).

Buffalo Grille

3116 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005

Families flock here for a casual, down home breakfast with a Tex-Mex twist. The apple pancakes are as big as hubcaps and the pork chop special is an equally generous affair.

New York Bagel And Deli

9720 Hillcroft St, Houston, TX 77096

Whether you're craving a plain ol? bagel or a full spread of latkes, lox and egg salad, this is the place to go. Both a family and hangover friendly Houston breakfast.

La Guadalupana Bakery Cafe

2109 Dunlavy St, Houston, TX 77006

Authentic Mexican breakfast plates like migas and chilaquiles get pumped up by the house roasted cinnamon coffee.


1602 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

A jaw-dropping spread of mole, ceviche, tamales and dozens of other regional Mexican items make Hugo's a destination for celebratory brunch.

Fountain View Cafe

1842 Fountain View Dr, Houston, TX 77057

This breakfast-all-day spot makes die-hard fans out of Tanglewood locals with its paper thin flapjacks.

Rustika Cafe & Bakery

3237 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77027

To walk into Rustika is to be faced with cases of pastry temptations, from melty alfajores to softball sized macaroons. Stay for a well-executed Mexican breakfast.

Dim Sum King

9160 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77036

Not as large as some other ballroom-sized spots in Houston, Dim Sum King doesn't utilize the traditional push carts. But the food is just as varied and the picture menu makes it easy to pick and point.