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The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 5 Breakfasts

Cathead biscuits and breakfast served all day at our No. 1 spot.
Cathead biscuits and breakfast served all day at our No. 1 spot.
Photo by John Kiely

For the next 20 weeks, we'll be rounding up the runners-up to our 2011 Best of Houston® winners. In many categories, picking each year's winner is no easy task. We'll be spotlighting 20 of those categories, in which the winner had hefty competition from other Houston bars and restaurants.

Mesquite-grilled catfish tastes great in a tortilla.
Mesquite-grilled catfish tastes great in a tortilla.

5. Goode Co. Taqueria

You've heard of Mexican breakfast; it's a Houston standard. This is Texican breakfast, a brilliant mashup of Texan favorites and Mexican classics, all finished off with a signature pecan waffle. Here, you can get venison sausage with your migas, or quail with your huevos motuleños. And you can even get a pretty peppy bloody mary to wash it all down. And with weather perking up, the mostly outdoor taqueria has never looked better.

A bacon-filled quiche will start anyone's weekend right at Flora & Muse.
A bacon-filled quiche will start anyone's weekend right at Flora & Muse.
Photo by Troy Fields

4. Flora & Muse

Flora & Muse is where I go when I want to pretend that I'm a fancy lady who doesn't spill things in her hair or drop four knives in the course of one meal, and that's for two reasons: The excellent breakfast food is served on elegant trays with equally elegant French press coffee service and beautiful glasses of bloody marys, and because Flora & Muse -- like me -- is not really fancy at all, deep in its cozy heart. It's like the grown-up version of a tea party here, which is endlessly charming. And whether you choose the lovely, plant-twined patio or one of the quirky dining rooms, you'll be charmed here over breakfast too.



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