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The Best Breakfast Sandwiches in Houston

Published On 05/18/2016 Published On 05/18/2016

Donut breakfast sandwich

Hugs & Donuts

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Heights

We’re just gonna keep piggy-backing here because it seems to be working. Speaking of freshly fried & glazed donut buns, this ultra-lovable donut shop will serve you some with bacon, egg, and cheese between. We're tearing up just thinking about it, it's so beautiful.

Ham & egg croissant

Les Ba'get Vietnamese Café

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Montrose

Cafe sua da pairs perfectly with its bestie, the Vietnamese-fashioned ham & egg croissant, at this tiny bistro and cafe. That's a colossal, butter-loaded pastry split and packed with Vietnamese ham, a duo of sunny-side-up eggs, and awesome stuff like paté, truffle aioli, jalapeño, and the other usual suspects of a great banh mi.

Courtesy of Max's Wine Dive

Fried egg sandwich

Max’s Wine Dive

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Washington (& Montrose)

Proving it’s not all about the breakfast taco, this all-day stunner weighs in at an additional 5lbs to your gut because there’s no way you’re recovering after eating three gooey eggs, a giant pile of applewood smoked bacon with melted Gruyère, a smear of black truffle aioli, and the ‘uge slices of buttery bread that encloses it all.

Revival Market

Hot chicken honey butter biscuit

Revival Market

Address and Info

Heights

Made with local honey and Memphis-style chicken absolutely smothered in sauce, when Revival Market calls this biscuit sandwich hot, they are keeping it 100. On another note, reason #547 why we love living in Houston: fried chicken is a completely acceptable breakfast item.

Lee's Fried Chicken & Donuts

Double donut fried chicken sandwich

Lee’s Fried Chicken & Donuts

Address and Info

Heights

Speaking of which, the only thing better than fried bird in the morning is having fried bird in the morning BETWEEN TWO FRESHLY FRIED & GLAZED DONUT BUNS. Get the sandwich whenever you want to wake yourself up and immediately take a nap.

Beaver's

Bacon omelette biscuit

Beaver’s

Address and Info

Washington

You know when your mom calls to make sure you’re eating breakfast? Say yes, but maybe don’t share the exact details. Those details being a cheese omelette stacked with copious amounts of bacon and sausage with a chipotle honey and cream gravy blanket. She probably doesn’t need to know all that.

Morning Glory

BB’s Cajun Cafe

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Montrose (& other locations)

Don’t let anyone ever tell you that queso isn’t a breakfast thing. Because when you shove it into an authentic Leidenheimer loaf with scrambled eggs, bacon, and creamy BB’s sauce, it is totally a breakfast thing (and an awesome one at that).

Blacksmith

Scratch square biscuit with butcher's sausage, egg & cheddar

Blacksmith

Address and Info

Montrose

Sure you can get this coffee all-star’s scratch-made biscuits with a side of creme fraiche and marmalade, but you can ALSO get them sandwiched with house-made sausage, melted cheddar, and a yolky egg just waiting to be broken bad. In case we were unclear, we're telling you to get both.

Common Bond

Egg on a croissant/breakfast sandwich

Common Bond

Address and Info

Montrose

On weekdays, the fried egg on a croissant bigger than your head is a pretty morning pick-me-up. But on weekends, the not so aptly named brunch-only “breakfast sandwich” is the way to go. A perfectly yolky 63-degree egg is the Justin Timberlake to the sandwiches' remaining members of NSYNC, blending harmoniously with a slab of pork sausage, melted cheddar, aioli, and a buttery, fluffy sesame roll. Which begs the question, which one's Joey Fatone?

Breakfast torta

La Guadalupana Bakery & Café

Address and Info

Montrose

Eggs, potato, cheese, chorizo, chiles, and beans are just some of players that you can have packed inside the incredibly buttery, pressed and crusty on the outside, soft and chewy in the middle, fresh out the oven telera roll. When we say it’s the bread that makes this sandwich reach nirvana-esque levels of excellence, we’re not kidding.

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1. Hugs & Donuts 1901 N Shepherd Dr Ste 4, Houston, TX 77008

Thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, the owners of popular food truck H-town StrEATs opened a brick-and-mortar donut and kolache shop. Gorge yourself on freshly baked gourmet goodness, including (but not limited to) options like lemon-curd filled lemon meringue pie donuts and Gatlin’s BBQ brisket kolaches.

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2. Les Ba'get Vietnamese Cafe 1717 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006 (Montrose)

This tiny Montrose area kitchen brings the best of Paris and Saigon to Houston in a two fold way: satisfyingly crunchy baguettes and delectably seared pork belly in the form of a killer banh mi sandwich. Vietnamese/French-inspired breakfast items -- such as the ham and egg croissant -- appear alongside fresh sandwiches, a variety and spring rolls, and pho on Les Ba'get's cosmopolitan menu.

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3. MAX's Wine Dive 4720 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007 (Washington)

At Max’s Wine Dive, dining is a celebration. The exposed brick-walled joint, lit dimly by track lights and the glow of a green jukebox, boasts a buzzy energy that will spark your night. Embrace all the joys of Texas cuisine at Max’s: Get your hands on Nacho Mama’s Oysters on wontons with garlic aioli, then order a plate full of bison sliders topped with lip-puckering house-made pickles, ketchup, and grilled onions. At this point, you’ve already made the decision to stuff yourself silly, so add the fried egg sandwich to your order: three gooey eggs, a giant pile of applewood smoked bacon with melted Gruyere, a smear of black truffle aioli, and huge slices of buttery bread keeping it all safe inside.

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4. Revival Market 550 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX 77007

This craft butcher shop and cafe in The Heights offers breakfast, lunch and full-service dinner in addition to its in-house charcuterie program. Revival prides itself on preparing sustainable, thoughtfully grown food, from butchered meats to bottled jams, pickled vegetables and condiments. The butcher case offers beef, pork, chicken, lamb, and seasonal game (all cut and ground to your specifications), while the café serves house-made bagels, kolaches, salads, soups, and sandwiches. With plenty of seating in the open, industrial-chic space, you’ll be able to enjoy your bites in a friendly, relaxing atmosphere.

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5. Lee's Fried Chicken & Donuts 601 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX 77007 (The Greater Heights)

Offering fried chicken and donuts under one roof, there's not much more could you ask for at this Heights Staple. Lee's Fried Chicken & Donuts supplies Southern sides like creamed corn, gravy, and mashed potatoes, in addition to its claim-to-fame centerpiece: a golden brown, perfectly friend piece of bird flanked by two whole glazed donuts. There are also a number of daily-made donuts and sweet and savory kolaches in crazy good combinations -- think glazed with praline Bacon and caramel icing or iced blueberry cake.

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6. Beaver's 2310 Decatur St, Houston, TX 77007

Although this Sixth Ward BBQ spot offers top notch ribs and brisket, it has two main attractions: the first is a smoky queso (made with smoked asadero cheese, green chillis, and pico de gallo), while the second is a bacon omelette biscuit: an expertly crafted cheese omelette stacked with copious amounts of bacon and sausage with a chipotle honey and cream gravy blanket. Other menu items include Southern-style fare like fried pickles, barbacoa empanadas, and creative mac 'n' cheese.

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7. BB's Cajun Cafe 2710 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006 (Montrose)

This Cajun eatery in Montrose is a neighborhood staple serving up Texas and New Orleans cuisine in a laid back atmosphere. Get your hands on Cajun classics like ettouffe and crawfish boils in addition to full loaded po-boys. All of the food is pretty gut-busting, so bring some friends to go in on shareable apps like loaded fries. BB's is open late, making it the perfect stop after a night out.

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8. Blacksmith 1018 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77006

In a space that formerly housed Houston's most iconic gay bar, Blacksmith sets itself apart from the rest of the Houston coffee scene thanks to its all-star cast of city veterans, including the roaster of Greenway Coffee and the guys behind Beard-lauded establishments Anvil and Underbelly. Be sure to pair your java with scratch-made biscuits with a side of creme fraiche and marmalade.

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9. Common Bond 1706 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098 (Montrose)

Once you get your hands on the kugelhopf, you'll understand why this Montrose bakery and breakfast-ery has lines out the door. Butter-brushed and sugar-glazed, this German marble Bundt cake only rivals one other item on the menu: fried egg on a croissant bigger than your head. This breakfast sandwich is made with a perfectly yolky 63 degree egg that blends harmoniously with a slab of pork sausage, melted cheddar, aioli, and a buttery, fluffy sesame roll. A number of pastries and savory dishes are also available at Common Bond.

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10. La Guadalupana Cafe and Bakery 2109 Dunlavy St, Houston, TX 77006-1703 (Montrose)

This family-owned and operated eatery in Montrose slings a variety Mexican plates ranging from enchiladas, migas, chilaquiles, and a number of fresh baked goods. However, distracted as you may be by these selections, it's imperative that you order the breakfast torta: eggs, potato, cheese, chorizo, chiles, and beans are just some of players that you can have packed inside the incredibly buttery, pressed and crusty on the outside, soft and chewy in the middle, fresh out the oven telera roll.

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