The Breakfast Bucket List: 50 Fort Worth Breakfast Spots

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The Breakfast Bucket List: 50 Fort Worth Breakfast Spots

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so they say. With at least 50 places to have breakfast, Fort Worth has plenty of options to satisfy whatever you're craving.

If we happened to miss your favorite spot, let us know in the comments – we're always up for a good breakfast.

And to make it easier, we divided our list into the following categories:


“Classic” doesn't equal “boring.” If you want the good, old-fashioned bacon, eggs and pancakes, here's where to go.

1. The Lunch Box

The Lunch Box took some emphasis off the “lunch” part of its name last year when it began serving breakfast. And while The Lunch Box is a tiny spot hidden in the Village on Camp Bowie, its breakfast menu is anything but small. The restaurant offers omelettes and benedicts, breakfast sandwiches and tacos, Belgian waffles, pancakes, toast, hash browns, bacon, sausage, biscuits, fruit, juices, coffees and sodas. Goodies from the Black Rooster Bakery, whose owner Imran Khan also owns The Lunch Box, will soon be available as well, so expect bacon cheddar scones to join the lineup.

6333 Camp Bowie Blvd.

Daily 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  

2. Ol' South Pancake House

Best of Winner: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Ol' South is best known for – you guessed it – pancakes. The restaurant offers buttermilk, buckwheat and corn cake pancakes with toppings ranging from chocolate chips to spiced apples. German Pancake Mix is available for customers who wish to replicate Ol’ South pancakes at home for $8.99. The restaurant also makes its own coffee, which is perfect for the TCU students having study sessions in the middle of the night.

1509 S. University Dr.

Open 24/7

3. Yogi's Deli & Grill

While not 24/7, Yogi's offers breakfast during all of its working hours. The restaurant has been around since 1997 and is known for its bagels in varieties like cinnamon sugar. In addition to bagels, the deli and grill also serves various egg scrambles, omelettes, Tex-Mex and even “lite” options.

2710 S. Hulen St.   

Mon.-Fri. 6 a.m. - 3 p.m., Sat. 7 a.m. - 3 p.m., Sun. 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

4. Local Foods Kitchen

Best Of Winner: 2016, 2017

The “Fort Worth Comfort Food” establishment lives up to its name by using farm-raised and seasonal ingredients in every meal item. Customer favorites are the avocado toast, breakfast taco and omelette.

4548 Hartwood Dr.

Mon.-Fri. 7:30 - 11 a.m., Sat. 7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

5. Swiss Pastry Shop

Best Of Winner: 2016

Although it's wildly famous among Fort Worthians for its Black Forest Cake, Swiss Pastry Shop is much more than, well, a pastry shop. The breakfast menu offers sandwiches like the Fried Egg, omelettes and an unexpectedly extensive coffee menu. The Swiss Pastry Shop doesn’t stop at the traditional espresso – it offers extra espresso shots, as well as the Caffe Dulce Freddo, a double espresso with sweetened, condensed milk and ice.  

3936 W. Vickery Blvd.

Tues.-Sat. Bakery 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., Breakfast 7 - 11 a.m.

6. Lucile's Stateside Bistro

Best Of Winner: 2016, 2017

This building along Camp Bowie has been home to three successful restaurants since it was built in 1927: Steve's Cafe for 19 years, Finley's Cafeteria for approximately 30 years and now Lucile's, a Fort Worth classic that opened 24 years ago. The breakfast food at Lucile’s is worth the weekday wait. I mean, they have a breakfast pizza, made with eggs, sausage, salsa, bell pepper and – of course – cheese. Customer favorites are the benedicts: Lucile’s Egg Benedict, eggs florentine, eggs blackstone, country and lump crab.  

4700 Camp Bowie Blvd.

Weekends 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.   

7. McKinley's Fine Bakery and Café

Best Of Winner: 2013, 2015, 2016

Every bakery and café item has been made from scratch with no preservatives at this University Park spot since 2001, from the breakfast menu to the pastry shop. McKinley's breakfast menu includes items like Baked Praline French Toast and cinnamon muffins. The bakery also has practically any sweet treat you could desire. Don’t leave without trying a thumbprint and don’t feel guilty for splurging – McKinley’s gives some of its earnings to Fort Worth charities through Eli and Emma’s Clubhouse.  

1616 S. University Dr.

Mon.-Fri. 7 - 11 a.m., Sat. 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.



Want to be daring while still eating your traditional favorites? Say no more. These restaurants offer something a little extra for sophisticated, or simply adventurous, palates.

8. Mash'd

Simply looking through the brunch menu explains the Mash'd slogan, “Rebellious American.” Pigs in a blanket? Nah – Bulls in a Blanket, made with applewood smoked bacon, two all-beef hot dogs, pancake crepes and cheese. The restaurant even manages to make some of its vegetarian options sound rebellious, such as the Manhole Cover Pancake – it’s 14 inches, filled with blueberries and butterscotch chips, and topped with more blueberries, sprouted pumpkin seeds and cream cheese syrup.

2948 Crockett St.

Weekends 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

9. Hot Box Biscuit Club

This pop-up restaurant has been a, well, “hot” spot for biscuits since it started hosting spontaneous brunches in November. The chefs send an email out when brunches are scheduled and spots usually fill up within minutes. Each brunch is different, but past menu items have included chicken and dumplings, cornflake fried green tomatoes, and several flavors of jams and butters – all with a pinch of naughtiness – some biscuits have elderflower liquor in them.

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10. MAX's Wine Dive

Best Of Winner: 2014, 2015

Fried chicken and champagne is the name of the game at MAX's brunch.  Other popular menu items includegrilled shrimp tacos with fruit pico and Max N’Cheese. The Max N’Cheese is made with cavatappi pasta in a truffle cream sauce with four types of cheese – plus, you can add bacon, fried chicken or lobster for an extra cost. But don’t get too attached to one dish, as the dive changes its menu regularly. It’s clear that MAX’s Wine Dive is partying before 11 a.m., and after breakfast, the party can continue at the neighboring game bar, Barcadia.

2421 W. 7th St., Ste. 109

Weekends 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

11. HG Sply Co

Best Of Winner: 2017

All of the dishes at HG Sply Co are either gluten free or can be made gluten free, except for muffins and items with bread. The restaurant also serves vegan items and caters to all food allergies. So feel free to enjoy HG Sply Co’s breakfast menu, featuring items like huevos rancheros and shrimp and grits, as well as side items like sweet potato hash and uncured bacon. And because breakfast is served along with brunch, you can also order nachos, salads, burgers, bratwursts and desserts.

1621 River Run

Weekends 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

12. Yolk

This downtown eatery is always packed, as Yolk has one of the biggest menus around: benedicts, skillets, frittatas, omelettes, sandwiches – you name it. One customer favorite is the Cinnamon Roll French Toast. How could a combination of cinnamon rolls and French toast possibly be a bad idea?

305 Main St.

Mon.-Fri. 6 a.m. - 3 p.m., Weekends & Major Holidays 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

13. The Tavern

This chef-driven restaurant offers a stylish yet relaxed atmosphere, along with a menu that mixes Tex-Mex with American classics. While The Tavern has Huevos Rancheros and Mexican Migas, it also has Blueberry Pancakes and Frosted Flake French Toast, topped with maple syrup and powdered sugar with bacon on the side. The Tavern also offers a cocktail menu featuring Bloody Marys, Armenta’s Margaritas, greyhounds and – of course – various mimosas.

2755 S. Hulen St.

Weekends 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

14. Cat City Grill

Do you want a burger for breakfast? Cat City Grill offers one that weighs half a pound, built with lettuce, tomato, cheddar, bacon and an egg with a side of waffle fries. Do you want alcoholic drinks for breakfast? The grill serves Screw Drivers, Bloody Marys, Bellinis, mimosas and champagne. However, there are traditional options as well, such as omelettes.

1208 W. Magnolia Ave.

Sun. 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

15. Café Modern

Best Of Winner: 2016, 2017

Café Modern gets its name from the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, its home base. Glass windows surround the restaurant, giving diners a nice view of the pond. Café Modern’s weekend brunch menu consists of appetizers, salads, soups, sandwiches and entrées. The veggie sandwich  is approved by Blue Zones, an initiative designed to make selecting healthy food options simpler.  The Loaded Homestead Grits, Truffled Deviled Eggs, Ginger Turmeric Carrot Soup, Greek Chicken Salad, and Sweet & Spicy Chicken Confit Bowl can be made without gluten. Then after breakfast, take a stroll through the museum’s beautiful galleries.

3200 Darnell St.

Weekends 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.


Photo from Del Frisco's Instagram

Forget ordinary black coffee. How about a coffee with cinnamon syrup? Forget drinking at night. How about for breakfast? Forget stopping by the coffee shop on the way to work. What if the coffee shop was at work? These spots are known for specialty drinks that dare you to skip Starbucks.

16. Del Frisco's

Best Of Winner: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Del Frisco's offers the option to create your own Bloody Mary, using the restaurant’s house-made Bloody Mary mix, Tito’s vodka and the “plate of fixin’s.” Or you could opt for the other drinks on the restaurant’s weekend brunch menu, which includes mimosas, screwdrivers, and red and white sangrias.

154 E. 3rd St.

Weekends 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

17. Bird Café

Best Of Winner: 2014, 2016, 2017

Bird Café is known for its Bird Mimosa served each weekend. The drink is made with hurn hibiscus, orange juice and prosecco with a carafe option. Other alcoholic beverages include Aperol Spritz and Ryes ‘N Shine, while non-alcoholic beverages include the Fresh Basil-Lime Cooler and Saint Arnold Root Bear. Pair any of these drinks with dishes like the Mother and Child Reunion, a dish with fried chicken breast, poached eggs, Homestead grits and jalapeño gravy. All these can be enjoyed on the café’s patio overlooking Sundance Square, but be warned – it’s always packed, no matter what the weather.  

155 E. 4th and Commerce streets

Weekends 10 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

18. Brewed

Best Of Winner: 2013, 2014, 2016

The drinks at Brewed match the restaurant’s “hipster” vibe just as much as its eclectic setting does. The Candy Bar Latte is made with caramel and vanilla. The Thai-Licious is an espresso with sweetened, condensed milk and cinnamon syrup served over ice. But it doesn’t end with coffee. Brewed serves hot chocolate or tea with something a little extra mixed in. The Grasshopper adds mint syrup to hot chocolate, while the London Fog adds honey and steamed milk to Earl Grey Tea. They're also now serving breakfast all day.

801 W. Magnolia Ave.

Tues.-Wed. 8 a.m. - 10 p.m., Thurs. 8 a.m. - 11 p.m., Fri. 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

19. Fixture

Best Of Winner: 2016, 2017

Fixture has a drink named after Charlie Sheen, a combination of cold-brewed coffee and Coca-Cola. But the other drinks on its menu are just as #winning: Avoca coffee, nitro cold brews, agua frescas, orange juice, mimosas and Bloody Marys (regular and top shelf). All of these drinks are less than $10, and you can also enjoy a Fried Bologna Breakfast Sandwich or Roasted Duck Hash along with it.

401 W. Magnolia Ave.  

Sat. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

20. Little Red Wasp

Little Red Wasp offers drinks like the Pear Mimosa and Bitter Beauty, made with three kinds of juices, agave nectar, Deep Ellum IPA and cinco vodka. A calmer option is the non-alcoholic Mixed Berry Mule, which consists of berries, lime juice and ginger beer.

808 Main St.

Weekends 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  

21. Righteous Foods

Best Of Winner: 2015, 2016, 2017

You know you're at the right place when they have a separate drink menu categorizing the beverages as either detox, retox or coffee. Detoxes range from Sparkling Green Tea to Grilled Lavender Lemonade. Retoxes range from Hoppy Mojito to Himalayan Sea Salt Margarita. The menu also includes red and white sangrias; white, red and sparkling wines; and a variety of beer. There are also 12 flavors of coffee and tea...each.  

3405 W. 7th St.

Mon.-Fri. 7 - 11 a.m.  

22. The Social House

Best Of Winner: 2015

A customer favorite entree at The Social House is the chicken and waffles, while a favorite beverage is the Social Mimosa, which costs just $10 for individuals in a large party.  

840 Currie St.

Weekends 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

23. Winslow's Wine Cafe  

Best Of Winner: 2013

Winslow's has 33 wines from all regions of the world – all of which are blind-tasted before being put on the menu. The cafe offers merlots, chardonnays, bubbles and more. There is a full-service bar inside Winslow’s that also serves a variety of beers. On the weekends, Winslow’s serves a brunch of Eggs Benedict, tacos, chicken and waffles, pizzas, salads and more.

4101 Camp Bowie Blvd.

Weekends 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

24. NM Cafe

When Neiman Marcus Fort Worth moved from Ridgmar Mall to the The Shops at Clearfork, it said goodbye to Zodiac and hello to NM Cafe. The delicious popovers with strawberry butter stayed on the menu and the new space has a wall of windows overlooking The Shops at Clearfork. But perhaps the star of the restaurant is the specialty cocktail menu including the Frose All Day – belvedere peach nectar, orange liqueur, mixed fruits and Miraval rose blended with ice. It’s the perfect summer drink.

5200 Monahans Ave.

Mon. - Satu., 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sun. Noon - 4 p.m.


Black Rooster Bakery

No breakfast is complete without carbs. From kolaches to funky doughnuts, Fort Worth has plenty of options to satisfy your sweet (and savory) tooth.

25. Black Rooster Bakery

Black Rooster Bakery is known for both its sweet and savory offerings, like bacon cheddar croissants, hand pies and fritattas. Customer favorites include filled croissants and Danish buns, which come in multiple varieties.

2430 Forest Park Blvd.

Tues.-Fri. 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.  

26. Funkytown Donuts

While the doughnut shop offers the typical glazed and sugar doughnuts, Funkytown is best known for its out-of-the-ordinary flavors. Grab a Maple & Bacon, topped with (as the name implies) candied bacon. Chocolate doughnuts can be topped with M&Ms, fresh strawberries with strawberry drizzle and salted potato chips to name a few. The bakery also offers gluten-free doughnuts every Wednesday and Saturday, as well as custom ordering daily.

1000 8th Ave., Ste. 101

Tues.-Sat. 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.  

27. Busy B's Bakery

Best Of Winner: 2016, 2017

Busy B's has been located on the Weatherford traffic circle for more than 25 years. While best known for its kolaches, the bakery also offers muffins, croissants, fritters and scones that can be enjoyed on the tiny outdoor patio. Plus, every Sunday, Busy B’s hosts classic car enthusiasts, attracting vehicles from as far back as the 1920s.

3701 Southwest Blvd.

Tues.-Sat. 5:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., Sun. 6:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

28. Pearl Snap Kolaches

Best Of Winner: 2016, 2017

The “Pearl Snap” name comes from the pearl snap button on western-style shirts. The shop offers nine year-round and four seasonal kolaches, even making them into burgers. The Sausage, Cheese, & Jalapeño kolache isn’t your average pig in a blanket – it’s made with beef and pork Texas Sausage and Colby cheddar wrapped in Pearl Snap’s secret recipe dough. There’s also a “Not Kolaches” menu that includes cinnamon rolls, as well as breakfast tacos and sandwiches.

4006 White Settlement Road

Mon. - Fri. 6 a.m. - 2 p.m., Weekends 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.

29. Stir Crazy Baked Goods

Best Of Winner: 2016

This hip, Near Southside spot is favored for items like sweet rolls, covered with toppings such as fruit, chocolate and cinnamon. Stir Crazy also serves an extensive variety of quiches, from Tomato Basil Parmesan to Mushroom Cheddar Thyme, all of which can be made gluten free. And hey, go ahead and grab a cupcake for the road.  

1251 W. Magnolia Ave.

Mon. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tues.-Thurs. 8 a.m. - 9 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.


Vickery Boulevard Cafe

Don't judge a breakfast spot by its cover. These eateries take you back in time with homestyle comfort food.

30. Vickery Boulevard Café

Known for its classic, black-and-white checkered floor accented with bright red seating, Vickery Boulevard Cafe is a neighborhood diner that serves toast, omelettes and specialty dishes like the Breakfast Quesadilla and Breakfast Monte Cristo. Some favorites include eggs benedicts, pancakes and Texas-shaped waffles. There’s also a running juice machine in sight that makes your freshly squeezed orange juice. Opt to sit at the counter for a true old-school diner experience.

4120 W. Vickery Blvd.

Mon.-Fri. 6 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sat. 6 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Sun. 7 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

31. Stevie's Diner

With retro decor and old-school arcade games, Stevie's Diner offers traditional breakfast items that include Belgian waffles, French toast and pancakes, as well as steak and eggs. Non-traditional breakfast items include breakfast quesadillas and The Hangover – alcohol is not an ingredient, but grilled corn beef hash, eggs and toast are.

5540 N. Tarrant Parkway

Daily 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.

32. Montgomery Street Café

Best Of Winner: 2014, 2016

Montgomery Street Café has been a Fort Worth staple since 1949. Its atmosphere reflects that of a 1950s diner, filled with pictures and other memorabilia from that time period. The café is best known for its breakfast, serving classic dishes like waffles, bacon and toast.

2000 Montgomery St.

Mon.-Fri. 6 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sat. 7 a.m. - 12 p.m.

33. Old Neighborhood Grill

Best Of Winner: 2014

Old Neighborhood Grill is a hole-in-the-wall that tastes like the food at home. Regulars particularly enjoy the grill’s hash browns, beer-battered biscuits and breakfast tacos.

1633 Park Place

Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., Sat. 7 - 11:30 a.m.

34. Dixie House Café

Dixie House Café, is the self-proclaimed “home of the big buns” (a reference to its burgers), but serves breakfast all day as well. Its three Fort Worth locations serve classic dishes, with many of the orders coming from the omelette and specialty sections of the menu. Omelettes range from plain cheese to the Dixie House Loaded (ham, sausage, bacon, tomatoes, onions, bell peppers and cheese), and specials include the Dixie House Scramble and Chicken Fried Chicken & Eggs.    

5401 S. Hulen St., 3701 E. Belknap St., 6200 E. Lancaster Ave.

Mon.-Sat. 6:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m., Sun. 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

35. Heaven's Gate Restaurant

"Southern hospitality is not a thing of the past,” according to the appropriately-named Heaven's Gate Restaurant. Being located in the Stockyards National Historic District only helps the restaurant to have casual, homestyle meals. The weekend breakfast buffet includes an omelette station, chicken-fried steak and even pork chops.

3816 N. Main St.  

Mon.-Fri. 5:30 - 11 a.m., Weekends 8 - 11 a.m.

36. The Beacon Café

If you're a tired aviator or an average Joe who simply wants to watch planes take off or land, the outdoor deck at The Beacon Café is the place to be. It’s just off of the Hicks Airport runway, resulting in small planes and helicopters occupying some of the cafe’s parking lot. When it comes to food, Beacon is all about the basics. Favorite breakfast menu items are migas as well as blueberry and pecan pancakes. They also offer omelettes, hot cakes and gluten-free options.

171 Aviator Dr.  

Tues.-Sun. 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

37. Bluebonnet Cafe

Best Of Winner: 2013, 2015

Bluebonnet Cafe prides itself on having a welcoming environment and friendly staff. While it has cereal, waffles and omelettes, Bluebonnet also has dishes called Breakfast Trash (an open biscuit with two eggs, sausage, hash browns, cheese and gravy) and Hungary Man’s Breakfast (three eggs, two pieces of bacon, one spicy sausage, a small piece of ham and a biscuit). The cafe even has three themed party rooms. The larger two are Coca Cola and I Love Lucy, while the smaller, private one is Hollywood – all decorated with antiques that reflect its theme.

2222 Haltom Road, Ste. A, Haltom City

Mon. - Sat. 6:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.   

38. Paris Coffee Shop

Best Of Winner: 2014, 2016

Don't forget to grab a slice of pie at the Paris Coffee Shop – workers start making the desserts at 3:30 a.m. in order for them to be ready by 7:00 a.m. The restaurant’s menu is huge, serving a wide variety of omelettes, pancakes, waffles, side orders and beverages. Serving the city since 1926, the Paris Coffee Shop is a Fort Worth classic.

704 W. Magnolia Ave.

Mon.-Sat. 6 - 11 a.m.

39. Park Hill Cafe

Park Hill Cafe has many homemade dishes, including complimentary breads, scones and cinnamon rolls. You can also leave the restaurant with a bag of coffee beans.

2974 Park Hill Dr.

Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.  


Press Cafe

Who would pass up views of downtown Fort Worth or the Trinity River while having breakfast? When the weather is right, these spots are worth the visit.

40. Press Cafe

Best Of Winner: 2016, 2017

There are almost as many bikes parked outside of Press Cafe as cars. The cafe is just off the Trinity River along the Trinity Trails. Most people elect to eat on the patio or campfire-esque outdoor space. Press Cafe offers a variety of breakfast food, such as vanilla-spiced oatmeal and banana walnut waffles. After eating a Saturday meal, you can explore the Trailhead at Clearfork's farmer’s market or participate in a free yoga class – or head back to the trails.

4801 Edwards Ranch Road, Ste. 105

Mon.-Fri.: 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.

41. Blue Mesa Grill

Best Of Winner: 2013, 2014

Blue Mesa's second-floor patio gives diners a view of downtown skyscrapers in the distance, all while enjoying the restaurant’s brunch buffet. Buffet offerings include glazed ham, Belgian waffles and eggs benedict, along with Tex-Mex favorites like chicken and mushroom enchiladas with chipotle cream sauce. There are also salad and street taco stations, along with assorted dessert and omelette bars.

612 Carroll St.

Sun. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

42. Reata Restaurant

Reata Restaurant's brunch menu includes biscuits and gravy, huevos rancheros and eggs benedict – all of which can be enjoyed on Reata’s rooftop patio, an ideal spot to view downtown Fort Worth.

310 Houston St.

Weekends 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

43. Woodshed Smokehouse  

Best Of Winner: 2013, 2016, 2017

Woodshed Smokehouse's patio and other outdoor spaces provide a great view of the Trinity River. While it’s mostly famous for its lunch and dinner meat offerings, the smokehouse also has a Sunday brunch and a weekday breakfast, serving items like scrambled eggs, fried chicken and chopped brisket. And you don’t have to leave your dogs at home, as the smokehouse has a Pup Menu with flavored bones and doggy treats.

3201 Riverfront Dr.

Sunday Brunch Buffet 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

44. Joe T. Garcia's

Best Of Winner: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

While Joe T. Garcia's is arguably the most famous spot in Fort Worth for authentic Mexican food, it’s also a good place to eat brunch (weekends only) on a beautiful patio. Patrons are surrounded by trees and, sometimes, serenaded by mariachi bands. It is absolutely worth the (sometimes extremely long) wait.   

2201 N. Commerce St.

Weekends 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.


Photo from Taco Heads Instagram

In Fort Worth, Mexican is our specialty. Tex-Mex restaurants abound. Here are a few that serve breakfast.

45. Esperanza's Mexican Bakery & Café

Best Of Winner: 2017

Esperanza's, owned by Joe T. Garcia’s, serves breakfast all day long. Its menu offers burritos, tacos and a “lite” option called Arroz con Leche (“Rice with Milk”), and its bakery offers authentic Mexican pastries. The Main Street location also serves as a backup dining option for Joe T.’s patrons when the lunch/dinner eatery is packed. And if you happen to beat the crowd, you can still order anything off of Esperanza’s menu for dessert.  

2212 N. Main St.

Daily 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

1601 Park Place Ave.

Mon.-Thurs. 6 a.m. - 9 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 6 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sun. 6 a.m. - 5 p.m.

46. Benito's

Best Of Winner: 2016, 2017

Much of Benito's menu items are in Spanish, such as the chuletas de puerco, which consists of a grilled pork chop, two eggs sunny side up, fried potatoes and refried beans. There’s also a six-ounce ribeye steak that also comes with two eggs sunny side up, fried potatoes and refried beans.

1450 W. Magnolia Ave.

Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m. - 9 p.m., Fri. 11 - 2 a.m., Sat. 10 - 2 a.m., Sun. 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

47. Salsa Limón

Best Of Winner: 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017

Fort Worthians can't get enough of the unapologetically Mexico City-style taco joint. Salsa Limón has four locations with a fifth coming soon. Salsa Limón serves breakfast every morning, offering tacos, migas, breakfast burritos and more.

4200 S. Freeway, Ste. 1099; 3017 Morton St.; 3005 S. University Dr.; 550 Throckmorton St.

48. Taco Heads

Best Of Winner: 2013, 2016, 2017

Taco Heads serves breakfast all day, pairing Texas-raised eggs with bacon, potatoes or chorizo. There’s a vegetarian option as well.

1812 Montgomery St.

Sun.-Thurs. 7 a.m. - 10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 7 a.m. - 11 p.m.

49. Hemphill's Restaurant

Hemphill's Restaurant serves homestyle American comfort food but is moreso known for its Mexican food. Customers enjoy burritos and Egg Mexicanas in addition to pancakes here.

3508 Hemphill St.

Mon.-Wed. 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., Thurs.-Fri. 10:30 a.m. - 9 p.m., Weekends 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.

50. Melis Taqueria

Melis Taqueria is a hole-in-the-wall that serves a variety of tacos, tortas and burritos that have Yelp reviewers raving. The taqueria also offers delicious breakfast tacos with eggs, bacon, ham and potatoes. And, it has arguably the best chorizo in town.  

4304 W. Vickery Blvd.

Daily 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.


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