Ahhh, breakfast. It’s the most important meal of the day, but outside of a few chain restaurants like IHOP and Waffle House, it seems as though not enough restaurants cater to the breakfast crowd. Luckily, Fort Worth has lots of great places to grab a bite in the morning. Here are 10 not-to-miss breakfast spots in Fort Worth.
1.Ol’South Pancake House
Located on University Drive, this diner has been voted one of the best places to eat breakfast in Texas by Southern Living, and it’s easy to see why. Their homestyle meals and down-home family atmosphere has made Ol’South a favorite amongst families and college students alike. During finals week at nearby Texas Christian University, it’s common to see students poring over books and laptops while sipping the bottomless house coffee. It’s a great place to relax and study, as well as to eat!
2. West Side Cafe
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Self-described as “just a small, family owned home-cooking cafe,”West Side has quickly become a local favorite. Offering comfort foods such as smoked sausage and their outstanding biscuits, West Side is a classic cafe with one of the best breakfasts in Fort Worth, hands down.
3. Stevie’s Diner
A ‘50s style diner located in the heart of Fort Worth, Stevie’s offers a traditional menu with lots of flavor. Their omelets are fantastic, as are their breakfast plates, and their healthier options keep the same great taste with less of the guilt. Stevie’s is perfect for anyone looking for a classic American breakfast.
4. Cafe Brazil
With several locations around the D/FW area, Cafe Brazil is making quite the name for itself. Famed for their gourmet coffee from around the world, Cafe Brazil also offers a wide selection of breakfast platters with a Spanish flavor. Try the “Not Just Another Eggs Benedict”for a delicious twist on an old classic.
5. Corner Bakery Cafe
While it may be a nationwide chain, the deliciousness of the Corner Bakery Cafe rivals that of any local spot. Its breakfast paninis are mouthwatering, and the healthy options are an added bonus. It has several restaurants in Fort Worth, so there’s no excuse to miss out!
6. Esperanza’s Bakery and Cafe
There’s no better Tex-Mex breakfast in Fort Worth than Esperanza’s. From chorizo to migas, the menu is stacked top-to-bottom with great specials. There’s plenty of bang for your buck as well, because Esperanza’s prices are staggeringly low for such tasty food. This is definitely a can’t-miss spot.
7. Montgomery Street Cafe
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This cafe may be a little hole in the wall, but its food is good enough for the big stage. The Montgomery Street Cafe got its start over 50 years ago, and they’ve been serving the same great food ever since. They make the standards – hash browns, eggs, biscuits and gravy – but they make them with a homestyle flair that is irresistible.
8. Vickery Cafe
Promising a “homemade quality product using all fresh ingredients,”Vickery is dedicated to ensuring that no sacrifices are made in cooking their tasty breakfast platters. With everything from French toast to breakfast burritos to a “Cajun filet breakfast,”all of Vickery’s dishes are made with the customer in mind.
9. Boopa’s Bagel Deli
There’s only a handful of shops in Fort Worth that make their own homemade bagels, and Boopa’s does it better than anyone. With gourmet cream cheeses and authentic water bagels, Boopa’s Deli spares no expense to bring real bagels to Texas. As they say on their website, “If you don’t like bagels, you haven’t been to Boopa’s.”
10. McKinley’s Fine Bakery and Cafe
While McKinley’s is known for their baked goods, their cafe also offers a wide selection of breakfast plates. Specializing in healthy options, they offer a “paleo plate”and a great egg white scramble. For anyone looking to eat breakfast without maxing out on calories, McKinley’s is a great option.