Food & Drink

5 crave-worthy Austin breakfasts for less than $5

Published On 04/10/2014 Published On 04/10/2014
The Omelettry
Tamale House East
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1. Tyson's Tacos 4905 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78751

A tortilla-stuffer with some serious bite, Tyson's Tacos has $.99 migas, tacos like pork belly (w/ fried parsley & salsa taquera), baby back ribs (w/ pineapple salsa), and fried drum (w/ slaw, avocado, escabeche & Sriracha), as well as burgers featuring half-pound, house-ground rib eye.

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2. Donut Taco Palace III 6214 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751

Definitely the place to treat yourself like breakfast royalty, head to Donut Taco Palace III, try the donuts, or the tacos, or the "taco donuts" -- with these prices, you’re just a few bucks away from eating like a king.

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3. The Omelettry 4811 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756

One of Austin's original go-to breakfast spots, The Omelettry has a quality, cheap breakfast just waiting for you. Treat yourself to french toast for less than $5.

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4. Juan In A Million 2300 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702

Juan serves up not only a hilarious name but tasty Tex-Mex classics, too, including their signature Don Juan taco -- a massive 1lb monster of bacon, potato, egg, and cheese.

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5. Tamale House East 1707 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

If you have less than 10 dollars in your pocket but still want to pig out on tacos, Tamale House East is the place to go. The original location shuttered when owner Moses Vasquez died in 2014, but his granddaughters brought it back to life at this counter-serve location on East Sixth Street. The massive dog-friendly patio provides ample room to enjoy a few breakfast tacos and an agua fresca.