The Most Underrated Breakfast in Houston...According to You

The breakfasts at Tel-Wink Grill are the stuff of legend.
The breakfasts at Tel-Wink Grill are the stuff of legend.
Photo by John Kiely

They say it's the most important meal of the day. As someone who rarely takes the time to eat breakfast and is doing fairly well in life, I don't think I buy that. It is, however, the most delicious meal of the day.

French toast, omelets, pancakes, hash browns, bacon, grits, tacos. Tacos. Tacos. Breakfast foods are the best, no matter what time of day you indulge.

Here in Houston, we take breakfast seriously, probably because we take tacos seriously. But we have so much more than just tacos. There's Tel-Wink Grill, open as long as anyone can remember. There's Fountain View Cafe, famous for its thin but hearty pancakes. There's the breakfast klub, purveyor of enormous platters of soul food. And then there are all the taco joints, from Taqueria la Macro to Tacos A Go-Go and all of the other wonderful breakfast taco makers scattered throughout town.

But these places, along with the likes of Harry's, Pondicheri and even Blacksmith, all get their fair due. What we want to know is who makes the most underrated breakfast in town?

As we clarified in the last underrated post (barbecue!), we consider an underrated spot or dish to be something that isn't often covered by local or national media. We want to know which places make really good food, but may not get enough credit because they're overshadowed by other, more media-friendly spots or because, simply, not many people know about them.

Alternatively, you could consider something underrated if many people know about it, but you think it's better than anyone gives it credit for. In the case of breakfast, that might be a spot like Le Peep. It's a local chain; most people know about it. But a lot of people discount it because it's a chain. Maybe you love it, though. That would make it underrated in your book.

Leave us a note in the comments here or on Facebook, or Tweet at us to let us know what you think is the most underrated breakfast spot in town and why. If your comments are particularly eloquent, we might feature them in the final roundup. We'll then tally the votes and put it to a runoff poll.

So tell us, Houston: Which cream of wheat is the cream of the crop?

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Related Locations

The Tel-Wink Grill

4318 Telephone
Houston, TX 77087


Fountain View Cafe
the breakfast klub
Taqueria La Macro - Closed

1822 N. Main St.
Houston, TX 77009


Tacos A Go-Go

3704 Main St.
Houston, TX 77002


Harry's Restaurant & Cafe
Blacksmith Coffee Bar

1022 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77006


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