Try These Five Monster Breakfast Dishes in Houston
There's no bigger bun in town.
Photo by Brooke Viggiano
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. We agree...especially when it involves one of these completely gluttonous, monster-sized morning treats.
From a bacon-iced cinnamon roll to something nicknamed "7 Layers of Heaven", here they are:
Warning: Consuming the following will likely result in food coma.
See also: Try These Five Monster Sandwiches Try These 5 Absolutely Loaded Pizzas Try These 5 Absolutely Loaded Fries Try These 5 Chili-Smothered Dishes Try These 5 Awesomely Outrageous Burgers in Houston
What: Bacon-Iced Sinaroll Roll Where to get it: Cook & Collins
Imagine a normal cinnamon bun. Now imagine that normal cinnamon bun took performance enhancing drugs. That's what you'll get at this Midtown eatery, where the brunch starter ($7) comes bigger than your head. A healthy slathering of bacon icing (yes, we said BACON icing) and a few slithers of toasted almond finishes this bad boy off. Oh, and a giant steak knife stabbed in the center; you'll be needing that.
CFS for breakfast: One of the many reasons we love Houston.
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What: Biscuits & Gravy w/ Chicken-fried Steak Where to get it: Ousie's Table
Classic biscuits and gravy are pretty heavy on their own, but add on a chicken-fried steak and you have a breakfast worthy of a true Texan. Available at 7 a.m. on weekdays (and 8 a.m. on weekends), this Southern-style breakfast plate ($16) comes piled with a giant hunk of crisp and craggly CFS, fluffed and buttery housemade biscuits, and thick, creamy black pepper milk gravy.
Just add syrup.
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What: The Pancake Omelet Where to get it: Harry's Restaurant & Cafe
This Midtown diner has no shortage of awesome breakfast-stuffs, but their egg-and-pancake hybrid takes the cake (or the pancake, really). The pancake omelet is pretty much just what it sounds like: a fluffy 2-egg meat-and-cheese omelet (choose bacon, ham, sausage, or screw it -- all three) with a seriously huge pancake wrapped around it. Just add syrup and attempt to destroy. Good luck!
Have fun finishing these guys.
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What: A 7-Stack Where to get it: Union Kitchen
Forget measly 3-stacks, this funky kitchen's 7-stack ($8) is where it's at. The fluffy, nutty, and absolutely buttery hotcakes come piled high and served with REAL maple syrup. You may not have trouble finishing them after all.
You'll never look at croque madames the same way.
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What: 7-Layer Croque Madame Where to get it: Eleven XI
If you thought seven layers of pancakes was cool, just wait until you try this Eleven XI's "7 Layers of Heaven" ($23). That's a croque madame stacked with buttery toasted challah, Prosciutto de Parma, speck, sopressata and smoked duck breast -- with more buttery challah stuffed in between, of course. And as if it needed any more decadence, the delicious monstrosity gets smothered with a rich Manchego béchamel and topped with a fried egg. Perhaps you want to share this one.
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