Houston's Top 10 All-Day Breakfasts
7. Rustika Café & Bakery
Photo by Troy Fields The "Rustika Mexicana Melt" at Rustika.
This Mexican-Jewish bakery and cafe is famous for Latin-American pastries like its dulce de leche-filled alfajores, but there is also a full menu of Mexican breakfast dishes (there were nearly 20 different egg dishes at last count) along with unlikely fusion dishes such as Jewish cheese blintzes filled with fruit preserves and topped with crema or breakfast tacos that can be filled with chorizo and cream cheese if you so desire..
6. La Guadalupana
Photo by Katharine Shilcutt Migas and refried beans at La Guadalupana.
The migas at La Guadalupana landed near the top of our recent list of 100 Favorite Dishes, and the cafe de olla (cinnamon coffee) and tartly sweet jamaica can't be beat. But those aren't the only things that make La Guadalupana (or, as we've started calling it, Iguana Lupana) special: Chef and owner Trancito Diaz is always on hand to make sure his diners are having a wonderful first meal of the day on the sunny patio, or slipping extra, freshly-baked ojarascas or fat marranitos into their bags of pastries upon checkout. What's Spanish for lagniappe?
5. Buffalo Grille
Photo by Katharine Shilcutt The giant pancakes at Buffalo Grille are large enough for a table to split.
This Western-themed counter service cafe is a breakfast bonanza on weekends, when the line snakes out the door with singles in need of morning-after migas, and soccer moms and dads feeding the clan giant apple-wheat pancakes and peppered bacon. This casual cafe also has a dinner menu. Breakfast has a strong Mexican accent -- try the bulging burrito stuffed with egg, sausage and green chiles -- but still speaks in more traditional Southern tones, too, with wake-up plates like hotcakes, creamy cheese grits and pecan-smoked sausage.
4. the breakfast klub
Photo by Katharine Shilcutt Wings and grits at the breakfast klub.
There's a reason why there is a constant line outside the door here -- breakfast. The hustle and bustle of this place is all part of the show, from hungry onlookers on the outside eagerly watching the food being delivered to tables, to the expression of satisfaction on the faces of customers leaving this shrine of soul food cuisine. Signature dishes include the incredible Katfish & Grits, the equally good Wings & Waffles or the knockout combo platter: Wings & Grits. While catfish and chicken may strike some as not fitting for breakfast, they simply don't know what they're missing.