The Five Best Underrated Breakfast Spots (According to You)

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Photo courtesy Avalon Diner
Your No. 5 pick is a classic diner serving Houston since 1938.
This was a tight and contentious race, if e'er I saw one.

Much of the discussion revolved around what is or is not an underrated spot for the most important meal of the day. For example, some of you posited that Down House might be the most underrated because you absolutely love it and fear it doesn't get enough credit, while others argued there's nothing underrated about the beloved Heights restaurant.

De gustibus non est disputandum, eh?

Anyway, after the votes were tallied, we ended up with the closest results we've had yet in one of these polls. In fact, there's a tie for first place between two totally different restaurants. I'm happy to know we're still a super diverse city, Houston, even when it comes to something as simple as breakfast.

5. Avalon Diner
Open since 1938, Avalon Diner is known for its Blue Plate specials and its all-day breakfast, which includes some of the best greasy spoon-style grub in town. Whether you want an omelet packed with steak and cheese or a pancake sandwich--yes, that's two eggs sandwiched between two pancakes--Avalon will continue to put out the same comfort food it's been selling consistently for the past 76 years. It's fast, cheap and home of the best milkshakes in Houston year after year.

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Location Info

Happy Fatz

3510 White Oak, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

La Guadalupana Bakery and Café

2109 Dunlavy St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Avalon Diner

2417 Westheimer, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Natachee's Supper 'n Punch

3622 Main St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant


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15 comments
Ian T. Komouss
Ian T. Komouss

I know right? It's like, yeah we're an advertising rag. We aren't even pretending to represent Houston.

Patrick Marshall
Patrick Marshall

Out of all the great restaurants in Houston, you include Waffle House on this list? It's a chain diner. Really?

Karen Dressel
Karen Dressel

last time I was in Avalon there was an enormous cockroach on the floor near my table. staff didn't seem to care. I would not eat here!

Vaughn Chung
Vaughn Chung

All of these places are great, but I'm a banh mi and cafe sua da kind of guy :)

Hector Ayala
Hector Ayala

Sunrise Taquitos should have made the list!

ESandler
ESandler

I'm more than happy with a dozen donuts, cronuts or croissants. Protein is for lunch and dinner. 

jensen
jensen

Harry's Cafe....fun to see which famous Houstonians you'll spot there. And the food is good. 

Kristopher Jordy
Kristopher Jordy

I would make a suggestion, but nobody considers anything outside of the loop to be "Houston" much-less outside of the beltway, so why bother?

521729
521729

It's hip to like Waffle House dude.

KaitlinS
KaitlinS topcommenter

@jensen True, but I don't think anyone would consider Harry's underrated.

521729
521729

Not everyone... just this dumb bitch.

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