cheap breakfast spots in houston

Tacos are life. We get it – we understand. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day but it isn’t always cheap and you don’t always want tacos! That’s why we’ve wrangled together a guide for the best places to grab breakfast without breaking the bank.

Read more below for our list of the best cheap breakfast places in Houston:


Houston Breakfast places in Inner Loop


Empire Cafe  

This Montrose-area restaurant has a beautiful patio for you to enjoy while you eat your breakfast. Their prices are reasonable and they take great pleasure in their food and service. Many would argue they have the best breakfast in Houston.

La Guadalupana Cafe & Bakery

This Mexican restaurant serves all the traditional plates. You’ll find delicious conchas, pastries, and more. They’re open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, but get there early or be prepared to wait.


This restaurant near River Oaks offers Mumbai street food and small plates. Their fusion breakfast options are delicious and healthy.

Buffalo Grille 

This Houston favorite has two locations- one on Weslayan and one in Woodway. They aren’t the cheapest restaurant on the menu but their massive comfort food portions will leave you with leftovers, so it’s a great value for how much you get.


This Inner-loop diner will make you feel right at home. They serve American classics plus omelettes and Belgian toast. You can get a great meal for under $10, making it a staple among cheap breakfast spots in Houston.

Baby Barnaby’s

There are a few locations around town which serve breakfast. All of their breakfast plates are delicious and under $11.


Breakfast spots in Outer Loop of Houston


Avalon Diner

This American diner has four locations around Houston (both inside and outside the loop) and serves up classics with delicious extras. The caramel, banana & pecan challah french toast is to die for.

Mas Taco

This Memorial-area restaurant has cheap, delicious tacos. Their menu is basic because it doesn’t need anything more than that!

Omelette & Waffle Restaurant

This cozy restaurant on Beechnut has all the traditional breakfast dishes, plus crepes, enormous omelettes and waffles, and crunchy hash-browns.

House of Pies

With three locations in Houston (inside and outside the loop) and pies served all day, what more could you be looking for? Plus, they’re open 24 hours a day, making it a great spot to grab cheap breakfast in Houston at any time of the day or night.

El Rey Taqueria

This Cuban and Mexican restaurant offers traditional breakfast plates with a Cuban twist. Their plantains make the plate! They have multiple locations around Houston.


Greater Houston Breakfast Restaurants


Taquerias Arandas

Some of the best and cheapest Mexican breakfasts can be found here. They have locations all around town. Try the chicken entomatadas and fresh squeezed orange juice.

Tacos A Go Go

Tacos A Go Go has expanded to Katy but they also have three locations near Downtown and 610. Their delicious tacos are cheap and just a couple will fill you up!

Cracker Barrel

With three Houston- area locations, and a huge menu, Cracker Barrel has everything you want. Their huge plates will leave you fully satisfied, just go early.

Tacos La Bala 

This Mexican restaurant has locations all over Houston. They offer an amazing burrito. Try the green sauce – just not too much!

Plantation BBQ 

This might be a food truck but it’s one you don’t want to miss. This guy created the brisket taco and it’s the best brisket in Houston.

Chilosos Taco House

At Chilosos, you’ll get pioneer tacos and breakfast plates for less than $10. They have two locations in Houston!

Taqueria Del Sol 

This Southeast staple of Mexican plates serves up fresh and delicious food all day. Their breakfasts are out of this world.


Who do you think has the best cheap breakfast in Houston? Let us know in the comments.

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