The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 5 Breakfasts
For the next 20 weeks, we'll be rounding up the runners-up to our 2011 Best of Houston® winners. In many categories, picking each year's winner is no easy task. We'll be spotlighting 20 of those categories, in which the winner had hefty competition from other Houston bars and restaurants.
Photo by John Kiely Cathead biscuits and breakfast served all day at our No. 1 spot.
5. Goode Co. Taqueria
Mesquite-grilled catfish tastes great in a tortilla.
You've heard of Mexican breakfast; it's a Houston standard. This is Texican breakfast, a brilliant mashup of Texan favorites and Mexican classics, all finished off with a signature pecan waffle. Here, you can get venison sausage with your migas, or quail with your huevos motuleños. And you can even get a pretty peppy bloody mary to wash it all down. And with weather perking up, the mostly outdoor taqueria has never looked better.
4. Flora & Muse
Photo by Troy Fields A bacon-filled quiche will start anyone's weekend right at Flora & Muse.
Flora & Muse is where I go when I want to pretend that I'm a fancy lady who doesn't spill things in her hair or drop four knives in the course of one meal, and that's for two reasons: The excellent breakfast food is served on elegant trays with equally elegant French press coffee service and beautiful glasses of bloody marys, and because Flora & Muse -- like me -- is not really fancy at all, deep in its cozy heart. It's like the grown-up version of a tea party here, which is endlessly charming. And whether you choose the lovely, plant-twined patio or one of the quirky dining rooms, you'll be charmed here over breakfast too.