There’s nothing like classic American comfort food breakfast. So if you’re looking for somewhere to go, our guide to the 7 best breakfast spots in Houston can help point you in the right direction.
There are lots of places to go in Houston for breakfast. From vegan cafes through to traditional eggs and bacon, there’s something out there for everyone!
Best Breakfast Spots in Houston
Finding the best restaurant or cafe can be tricky when there are so many of them. We’ve outlined a few of our favorites, giving you the gist of the kind of food they offer, what the pricing is like, and our recommendation if you want to try out a delicious new dish.
So in no particular order, here are our favorites:
1. The Breakfast Klub
|Address:||3711 Travis St Houston, TX 77002|
|Food:||Eggs, toast, pancakes, grits, sandwiches, salads|
|Our Recommendations:||The Breakfast Special|
Loved by many Houstonians, The Breakfast Klub has everything you could hope for when it comes to breakfast. It’s a warm, family-friendly place to be, with attentive and kind staff members. It’s popular, so it can get pretty busy, but it offers takeout if you’d rather eat at home.
With eggs, toast, pancakes, grits, biscuits and gravy, and breakfast sandwiches on the menu, there’s something for just about everybody here. Signature dishes include The Breakfast Special (your choice of bacon, homemade pan sausage, ham or turkey with 2 eggs, potatoes or grits, and toast or biscuits), the catfish and grits (catfish fillets and grits with potatoes or eggs), and the wings and waffle (a golden Belgian waffle with 6 wings, topped with powdered sugar).
They have a decent range of coffee (you can pick up a bottomless coffee if you need extra caffeine) and tea to choose from, as well as juice.
The pricing is fairly average, with breakfasts at around $12-15 and lunches averaging $13.
There are a couple of vegetarian options available, but most of the meals include meat.
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2. Barnaby’s Cafe
|Address:||602 Fairview St Houston, TX 77006|
|Food:||Burritos, steaks, waffles, pancakes, eggs, french toast, fruit bowls, breakfast sandwiches
|Our Recommendations:||Green Eggs Breakfast|
Barnaby’s Cafe is a cute, friendly, welcoming breakfast spot with takeout and delivery available. It has a bustling atmosphere, and it’s family-friendly, so it’s a great place to take your kids. It’s dog-friendly, too. Named for the owner’s late dog, Barnaby, they have a puppy menu with free water and a small selection of dishes for your pet for $5 (they even sell ice cream for dogs for a dollar).
For humans, there’s a wide selection of breakfast foods. The Green Eggs Breakfast (scrambled eggs with spinach, artichoke hearts, and jack cheese with chicken apple sausage, potatoes, and wheat toast) is a filling, wholesome breakfast. Their steak breakfasts are pretty good, too. Or you could go for Bob’s Healthy Plate (egg whites, chicken apple sausage, a fruit cup, and dry wheat toast) if you want to keep things healthy.
You can get coffee, tea, and juices here. They have an excellent selection of cocktails, too, if you’re heading out to Barnaby’s for lunch or dinner!
The pricing is very reasonable. For example, you can pick up breakfast for around $7-15, and the portion sizes are generous.
They have some vegetarian options, including pancakes, fruit bowls, and yogurt bowls.
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3. Dandelion Cafe
|Address:||5405 Bellaire Blvd Bellaire, TX 77401|
|Food:||Eggs, tacos, bagels, smoothies|
|Our Recommendations:||The Veggie Scramble|
Dandelion Cafe is a family-friendly destination. It’s busy and popular, offering takeout and delivery, as well as indoor and outdoor seating. The staffs are friendly and welcoming.
If you’re a vegetarian, you’ll have a little more choice here. The Veggie Scramble (scrambled eggs, mushrooms, asparagus, tomatoes, and spinach topped with feta) is a filling and hearty breakfast, or you could go for the avocado toast. You can create your own omelet with a range of toppings, or you could try buttermilk pancakes. Their tacos are delicious too.
There is a varied drinks menu. You can pick up coffee, tea, juices, and fresh smoothies, and they sell cocktails too.
The pricing is great. You can expect to pick up a generous portion of breakfast for around $15.
They have many vegetarian options and some vegan dishes too (like the oatmeal, avocado toast, peach toaster strudel, and veggie delight panini).
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4. Bosscat Kitchen and Libations
|Address:||4310 Westheimer Rd, Ste 150, Houston TX 77027
|Food:||Waffles, chicken fried, burgers, burritos, French toast|
|Our Recommendations:||Apple cheesecake waffles|
Bosscat Kitchen is the perfect place to go if you like whiskey (they have over 300 varieties), but they also have an incredible brunch menu. It’s a lively, welcoming place, suitable for families as well as groups of friends. They offer takeout and delivery.
The brunch menu is delicious. You can go for totchos (tater tots, chorizo, nacho cheese, jalapeno, and a fried egg) or something lighter like the avocado toast. The donut burger (midwest beef patties, bacon, American cheese, and egg fried in duck fat) is pretty good too. We’d recommend the apple cheesecake waffles. They’re waffles topped with caramel apple cheesecake topping and whipped cream, perfect if you have a sweet tooth.
As well as offering coffee, tea, and soft drinks, they have a pretty good variety of cocktails for brunch. The Wake Up Call (vodka, black coffee liqueur, and Irish cream) is a good pick-me-up.
The pricing is reasonable. You can pick up a decent-sized breakfast for anywhere between $10-20.
They have a few vegetarian options available, including avocado toast and overnight oats.
5. The French House
|Address:||5901 Westheimer Rd Houston, TX 77057|
|Food:||French toast, pancakes, waffles, eggs|
|Our Recommendations:||Egg Breakfast|
The French House is a nice little spot for breakfast. A cozy, welcoming place, it’s suitable for families. They offer takeout and delivery too.
They have some classic dishes, including waffles, pancakes, and french toast. You can go for the Egg Breakfast, having eggs cooked precisely the way you like them, with your choice of meat and bread. They offer breakfast sides, too, including sausage, bacon, turkey sausage, grits, and biscuits.
They have different types of coffee, tea, and juices on offer too.
The pricing is excellent. For example, you can grab a plate of waffles for $10 or a breakfast burrito for just under $10. Even if you add a side, you can get a decent portion of breakfast for under $15.
It’s a good place to go for vegetarians. You could go for waffles, pancakes, or French toast, and you don’t have to have meat as a side.
6. Backstreet Cafe
|Address:||1103 S Shepherd Dr Houston, TX 77019|
|Food:||French toast, tacos, eggs, grits|
|Our Recommendations:||Brioche French Toast|
The Backstreet Cafe is another spot for brunch, but you can only go on a Saturday or Sunday. It’s a classy place, so if you want to get dressed up for brunch, this is a good choice. It’s still family-friendly, and dogs are allowed, which is nice. You can get takeout or delivery, too.
The brunch options vary. You can go for anything from smoked chicken and potato hash, to burgers, to spaghetti carbonara. The portions are generous, so it may be worth skipping breakfast and eating a big brunch instead. The Brioche French Toast is excellent (it has roasted bananas, vanilla mascarpone, almond brittle, caramel, and syrup).
In terms of drinks, you can grab a coffee or a soft drink. They also have a decently stocked wine bar.
It’s a little more expensive than the others on this list. If you want to go somewhere a little fancier for a special occasion, it’s worth the cost (as the food is delicious too).
Vegetarians and vegans will have a few options here, including salads and French toast.
7. Mo’ Better Brews
|Address:||1201 Southmore Blvd Houston, TX 77004|
|Food:||Waffles, sandwiches, pancakes, grits|
|Our Recommendations:||Hot Honey Shrooms 'n Grits|
Mo’ Better Brews has some mouth-wateringly good dishes. It’s a busy spot and can get fairly noisy, but it’s welcoming, and the staff are kind and helpful. They offer takeout, which is great if you’d rather stay home to eat. The menu is entirely vegan, making it a popular place to go (it’s best to turn up early if you want to get a seat).
Some standout dishes include the Mo’ Better Breakfast Combo (grits, truffle hash/tofu scramble, breakfast sausage, and toast with elderberry jam) and the Cajun Croissant (Boudin rice stuffed croissant with mushroom cream sauce). The Hot Honey Shrooms ‘n Grits (fried mushrooms tossed in hot honey syrup over a bed of grits) is a must-try.
You can get good coffee and juice here, too.
It’s pretty average in terms of pricing. A full plate of food will cost you around $15, and the portion sizes are generous.
It is, of course, an excellent place to go for vegetarians or vegans.
We hope this has helped you to find your new favorite spot for breakfast. Houston has a lot of delicious food to offer, so it’s worth trying them all out to see which one you like the best!