Everything’s bigger in Texas and that includes our breakfast! We like the most important meal of the day to be piled high, smothered in syrup and served with extra bacon. Whether you’re a sweet pancake person or you like your breakfast like your Tex-Mex, smothered in melted cheese and hot sauce, we have a spot for you. In celebration of Season 6 of Goodtaste with Tanji airing the first weekend of October 2-4, I’m sharing 6 of my go-to breakfast places we’ve featured on the show.
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Pecan Creek Grille is one of the busiest breakfast joints in Houston – and for good reason. Its signature oversized buttermilk pancakes are loaded with whatever you’re craving: berries, pecans, granola – even bacon! Not only does this all-day breakfast spot serve up killer pancakes, it also makes some of our favorite Southern dishes like Shrimp and Grits with extra cheese and spicy jalapeño. This savory dish is a fan favorite at the restaurant and now you can make it at home without the wait!
They are open for dine-in service, offering curbside to-go orders, and delivery via DoorDash. Place your orders online or by phone at 281-759-3663.
Joe’s Bakery – Austin
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For over 50 years, the Avila family has been serving Tex-Mex breakfast plates and piping hot coffee at Joe’s Bakery in Austin. Adored by generations of locals, it’s a place where you’ll feel like family the minute you walk in the door. The baked goods, like the crackly-topped conchas (a Mexican sweet bread) and the flaky empanadas, are all recipes passed down through the family.
They are open only for offering curbside to-go and drive-in orders. Place your orders by phone at 512-472-0017.
Ol’ South Pancake House – Fort Worth
Open 24/7 and just blocks away from Texas Christian University, Ol’ South Pancake House serves as a second library for hungry, studying college students. The signature German Pancakes are the star here (imagine if a soufflé and a pancake had a baby) and are best eaten with butter, lemon zest and a generous dusting of powdered sugar. Craving this dish even when you’re not in Fort Worth? They sell a dry mix so you can cook these up at home.
They are open for dine-in service, offering curbside to-go orders, and delivery. Place your orders online or by phone at 817-336-0311.
The Breakfast Klub – Houston
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The Breakfast Klub is a casual, family-style spot serving soulful Southern breakfast plates like “katfish and grits”, “biskits and gravy” and a great cup of “koffee”. This neighborhood spot has been a local favorite since 2001 and has also received national attention from Good Morning America, USA Today, Esquire and Forbes.
They are open for dine-in service, offering curbside to-go orders, and delivery. Place your orders online or by phone at 713-528-8561.
The Buttermilk Café – New Braunfels
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When The Buttermilk Café opened, Chef Carol Irwin wanted to go back to basics and give people the real food they crave. Irwin serves up a no-fuss (but flawless) breakfast spread with perfectly-cooked sunny side-up eggs, the fluffiest buttermilk biscuits and a crispy corn beef hash worth ordering daily. Her signature dish is a New Orleans-style “coastal breakfast” with fresh Gulf shrimp, green chili grits and a poached egg.
They are open for dine-in service and offering curbside to-go orders. Place your orders by phone at 830-625-8700.
Magnolia Pancake Haus – San Antonio
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Fans line up early for the “World’s Best Buttermilk Pancakes” at Magnolia Pancake Haus in San Antonio. Chef and owner Robert Flemings keeps the secret for his amazing pancakes to himself, but he did share that making the best buttermilk pancakes at home starts with having the freshest ingredients: quality flour, fresh eggs, full-fat buttermilk and a very good butter.
They are open for dine-in service and offering curbside to-go orders. Place your orders online.