Gingerbread Pancakes

Ask the folks queued up at the Magnolia Cafe what their favorite breakfast dish is, and nine times out of ten the answer will be gingerbread pancakes. You can put syrup on these fat, fluffy beauties, but they’re great just by themselves. Recipe from Magnolia Cafe, Austin.

Buttermilk Biscuits

Rolled, dropped, beaten—however you make them, biscuits are synonymous with breakfast. The Daily Review’s fluffy buttermilk biscuits—rolled, incidentally—emerge from the oven buttery on the inside and golden on the outside. Recipe from The Daily Review Cafe, Houston.

Cottage Potatoes

There are hashbrowns, and there are hashbrowns. Then there are the Avalon Diner’s chunky, spunky homemade cottage potatoes, dressed up with onion, nuggets of bell pepper, paprika, and a shot of Tabasco. Recipe from Avalon Diner 2, Houston.

Egg in a Hole

History has not recorded the name of the genius who first cut a hole in a piece of bread and fried an egg in it, but no doubt the dish has been invented countless times by frazzled parents looking for anything that will get the kids to eat breakfast. Recipe from Austin Java Company, Austin.