The most important meal of the day, breakfast (or brunch depending on when you're waking up) shouldn't be missed in Fort Worth. Ready for something smothered and covered or a little lighter, fresher and full of flavor? Here's our round up of the not-to-miss spots you must break for breakfast in Fort Worth.

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Ol' South Pancake House

There’s a reason why this Fort Worth staple has been serving up hearty meals for over 50 years. It’s where family memories are made with a heaping helping of maple syrup. They serve pancakes up five ways with endless topping combos. Plus, their six-page menu has a little something for everyone. More details

 

 

Swiss Pastry Shop

If you’re looking for a good breakfast on a budget, this is the place to go! Everything on their breakfast menu is under $6.50, but that doesn’t mean they’re skimping on portions. Try the Morning Special to get a little taste of everything. 

 

 

Pearl Snap Kolaches

There are some days that only kolaches will make your kiddos day complete. But incredible kolaches aren’t all you can get from Pearl Snap. In true Texas fashion, they also serve breakfast tacos, sandwiches and tasty cinnamon rolls. 

 

 

FunkyTown Donuts

THE spot for fab donuts in Fort Worth that won over our hearts now has two locations! With an ever-changing menu, you can always find an Instagram-worthy sweet treat to make your taste buds boogie. 

 

 

Brewed

Since this place popped up on Magnolia Ave., the whole area has perked up! The Magnolia Chicken Biscuit Sandwich will rock your socks off and the Bacon Banana Belgian with Nutella ganache brings the kid out in everyone. 
 

 

 

Max's Wine Dive

This option is for the mamas. While the first four items on the menu will make your mouth water (oh that fried egg sandwich with truffle oil), it’s the Fried Chicken and Champagne that drives the masses (especially when it can come gluten free too!). Sip back with your gal pals and enjoy mama's day out. 

 

 

HG Sply Co.

This place is heaven for the health-conscious families. They only use the cleanest, whole foods, but that doesn’t mean it’s all salads and hummus (even though they have those too). We love their Cochinita Nachos and their Street Corn Avocado Toast. 

 

 

Cafe Modern

Have you ever brunched in a museum? Well here’s your chance. Cafe Modern is located in the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and serves up a special Children's Brunch Menu featuring French Toast with Maple Syrup, a Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Crispy Chicken Tenders and traditional scrambled eggs and toast. 

 

 

Press Cafe

Located on the banks of the Trinity River, Press Cafe is a fit-fam's dream come true. With access to 70+ miles of hiking and biking trails and an ample lawn that often hosts FIT4MOM fitness classes, Press is the perfect place to dig in after burning off some calories. We can get behind that!
 

 

 

Esperanza's

From the popular Joe T. Garcia family, Esperanza's serves traditional Mexican-style breakfast all day. Both locations offer eye-popping amounts of food, but no fear, the half-order is an option. For the littles, order a child's plate for $5.39 with option of meat and eggs, served with potatoes, beans and a tortilla.
 

 

 

Old Neighborhood Grille

This cozy diner is known for its downhome cooking and affordable prices. The chalkboard menus at the counter offer almost too many choices, but rest assured that you can’t go wrong no matter what you pick. Traditional bacon and eggs, chicken and waffles, bisciuts and gravy are just a few of the options to ponder. 

Love the family-style diner? Montgomery Street Cafe and Paris Coffee Shop have been serving customers for 50+ years. 

 

 

Yolk Sundance Square

Yolk is one of the few breakfast options in downtown Fort Worth. The kids menu features a sugar-filled delights such as Oreo Pancakes and Happy Cakes (pancakes with powdered sugar) as well as traditional options for the non-breakfast lover (chicken fingers and a turkey burger). Adults can select from over 50 tasty brunch plates as well.