Houston's Top 10 All-Day Breakfasts
Photo by Troy Fields The Larissa plate at Harry's.
Since 1948, Harry's has served reliable and tasty steam-table lunches to the Midtown and Montrose neighborhoods, but is more well known now for breakfast. Take a seat in the sunny, bustling dining room in the morning -- get there early to avoid the inevitable wait -- and enjoy American classics like biscuits and gravy alongside Greek and South American-tinged dishes, like the crowd-pleasing Larissa plate. Fresh-squeezed orange juice, blueberry waffles and enormous Greek omelets are can't-miss breakfast items.
2. Fountain View Cafe
Photo by Katharine Shilcutt Pancakes at Fountain View Cafe.
There are simply no other pancakes in Houston that come close to the lacy, vanilla-perfumed, plate-sized pan-crêpes that are served at this Galleria-area favorite from open to close. Build-your-own omelets allow you to make triumphant concoctions like a chili, Cheddar and sour cream omelet topped with jalapeños, while the rest of the egg dishes are cooked perfectly to order, and are particularly great atop a mound of hashbrowns -- crispy on the outside, soft on the inside -- and spiked with Cholula sauce.
A sign out front used to read "Best Breakfast in Texas," and had they merely added the word "Cheap", it wouldn't have been a boast. Where else can you get two eggs, to your exact specifications, thick bacon at the nexus of chewy and crisp, a mound of Helen Corbitt-worthy hash browns, and two fist-size biscuits for $4.75?
Even CBS News and Mo Rocca made Tel-Wink their breakfast spot of choice when doing a national feature on the battle between breakfast and lunch, concluding: "At the Telwink Grill in Houston, Texas, it's breakfast all day, seven days a week. What the menu lacks in fancy European hot beverages, it makes up for abundantly. Deep inside breakfast country, the law of the land is clear. Asking for your eggs to get poached is not enough to get you shot. Eggs Benedict will get you shot."
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