Have Your Pizza for Breakfast at These Five Eateries

Chorizo and hot sauce make for a killer breakfast pizza at Montrose's Royal Oak.
Chorizo and hot sauce make for a killer breakfast pizza at Montrose's Royal Oak.
Photo by Brooke Viggiano

Some mornings, you just want pizza for breakfast. And we're not talking about leftover Domino's from your post-bar 3:00 a.m. bad decision. We're talking fresh-out-of-the-oven, hot and bubbling breakfast pizza.

And because Houston is such a wonderful, wonderful place, you can get your fix of bright-and-early egg-topped pizza all over town. Here are five of our favorites:

1. The Southern

Where to find it: Royal Oak Bar & Grille Eggstraordinary ingredients: Hot Sauce, Chorizo, & Scallions

You can feast on this spicy flatbread during Royal Oak's weekend brunch, available from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The $7 mimosa pitchers and house DJ make for a fun time, but it's the breakfast pizza that keeps us coming back for more. Baked on ultra-thin lavash, the square pie is piled with fluffy scrambled eggs, crumbles of hot chorizo, mozzarella, fresh green onions and a healthy dose of hot sauce -- all of which the beautifully-charred crust holds up to with ease. For those of you who would like to keep your jeans buttoned, a vegetarian pie -- topped with eggs, tomatoes, zucchini, roasted mushrooms, red onion, and basil -- is just as satisfying.

2. Spicy Breakfast Pizza

Where to find it: Ruggles Green @ The Heights Eggstraordinary ingredients: Jalapeno Cream, Crispy Potato Strips, Sausage

Ruggles' wood-fired pizzas are a fan favorite. And with the Heights location now serving breakfast on the weekends, you can get your pizza bright and early from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

For this spicy pie, house-made organic wheat dough is topped with a jalapeño cream base, then piled high with mozzarella and fontina, hunks of sausage, fried potato strips, sliced red onion, and spinach. When it comes crisped and oozing out of the wood-burning oven, it's finished with fresh basil and an over-easy egg for good measure. Make sure to spread the love and coat each bite with the thick, luscious yolk. And be warned: This pizza is large enough to share.

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