The list of places to grab breakfast in Fort Worth is far too long to fit neatly into a small space. We’ve covered grab-and-go breakfasts and breakfast tacos extensively so here’s a longer list of the breakfast restaurants Fort Worthians love.
Traditional Cafes, Diners & Delis
Not fancy, but functional and very tasty. Grab a brisket breakfast taco to go, or enjoy an egg sandwich that’s built onto a glorious brioche bun.
Montgomery Street Café
Diners have enjoyed this west side favorite serving up simple, classic breakfast fare for 50 years. Conveniently located across from the Museum of Science and History and Dickies Arena, you can start your day exploring Fort Worth full of eggs and biscuits.
Ol’ South Pancake House
The restaurant that’s lovingly served TCU students at 3AM along with hungry early birds at 6AM is still open 24 hours Thursday through Saturday. It’s one of the few places where you can find a lemony Dutch Baby pancake crowned with powdered sugar and fruit topping if you like.
Old Neighborhood Grill
At this tiny jewel nestled where Mistletoe Heights meets Fairmount, the menu and specials are listed in brightly colored chalk on an old chalk board. Breakfast entrées are served with biscuits or toast –– get the biscuits. Trust us on this.
Paris Coffee Shop
One of the many restaurants in Fort Worth to be featured on the "Food Network," Paris Coffee Shop’s coconut meringue pie caught the eye and taste buds of “Sugar High” host Duff Goldman. And yes, pies are on the breakfast menu, along with your standard bacon and eggs. Meals under $10
Paul’s Subs, Donuts, and Gyros
There’s no website for this hidden gem just off Magnolia Avenue, but if you’re looking for a home-made apple fritter the size of a mitten, look no further. Paul’s also has traditional breakfasts, including the chicken-fried steak plate, with eggs, hash browns and toast, all smothered in gravy.
Swiss Pastry Shop
Swiss Pastry Shop's old school vibes makes it the perfect spot to enjoy a classic breakfast. There's a reason why this place fills up with regulars; they serve classic egg-and-pancake dishes along with omelets filled with meat and cheese. Any dish that uses their homemade breads like the French Toast or biscuits and gravy will give your morning a great start.
You can get breakfast all day or at least until they close at 2:30PM. One of the most unique, not-to-be-missed menu items is the sweetly savory Breakfast Monte Cristo: brioche French toast around bacon, ham and eggs covered in powdered sugar.
Yogi’s Deli & Grill
Another spot near TCU that’s been a student and alumni favorite for pre-game noshing, Yogi’s bills themselves as having the best bagels in town. Enjoy yours filled like a breakfast taco with eggs and meat, or splurge on the traditional lox, capers, tomato and cream cheese.
The long-standing Northside best-kept secret of a restaurant offers items like chicken chilaquiles with deliciously runny soft-cooked eggs along with eggs tamaleros. If you think about it, tamales are an incredibly easy portable breakfast.
Pandemic hours have changed things a little –– the venerable Mexican restaurant now opens at 9AM. On the weekends you can get your tacos or tortas until 3:30AM Saturday and 4AM on Sunday.
Esperanza’s Restaurant and Bakery
With two locations, Joe T. Garcia’s younger sister dazzles with breakfast all day. Breakfast tacos and burritos, a variety of egg dishes and omelets, and arroz con leche or oatmeal will fill you up.
The little shop on Vickery Boulevard doesn’t take any form of payment but cash. You can get tortas or burritos, but the best thing here are the tacos: the ultra-smooth lengua, the crunchy chicharron and even the vegetarian aguacate.
If you like your breakfast tacos on flour tortillas, Salsita’s multiple locations are the place for you. Breakfast taco, burrito and breakfast bowl fillings include chorizo, bacon, potato, bean/cheese, asada, barbacoa, chicken or pastor. Put an egg on it, Bomba style.
It’s another day, another taco at one of the most beloved food truck-turned-brick and mortar restaurants in the Fort. All the tacos are served all day long. The grilled veggie and egg, topped with a little cheddar cheese, is a filling, healthy indulgence.
Healthy Brunch Options
From oatmeal and avocado toast to the Roadrunner Burrito (scrambled egg whites, roasted chicken, avocado and cheddar), the beautiful location has two levels of outside seating and $4 mimosas every day if you’re in the mood.
You’ll find possibly the most extensive vegan and vegetarian menu in a non-exclusively vegan restaurant here, along with uncured Niman Ranch bacon, organic eggs and organic chicken sausage. The detox and re-tox beverage options are also stellar.
My family likes to play the “I can’t believe it’s not dairy” game at Spiral. Whatever you fancy, from traditional pancakes and tacos to breakfast sammies, you’ll find it here, with the promise that nothing you’re eating has meat products in it.
Breakfast all day – what could be better? Pastries, the Magnolia Chicken Biscuit, a variety egg options and waffles - savory or sweet or with mac’n’cheese! You know what a mimosa is, but have you ever tried a Dandelion (bubbles and Holy Kambucha)?
Dwell Coffee and Biscuits
The house-made biscuits and biscuit minis sure do appeal to folks near and on the TCU campus where the biscuiterie resides. The biscuit minis generally sell out quickly, but the coffee is ready all day.
Pearl Snap Kolaches
The traditional Czech treat is made with a sweet bread dough and stuffed with cream or fruit fillings. The klobasnicky is a kolache that’s stuffed with meat or cheese (and I learned that I’ve been calling both the sweet and the savory versions “kolaches,” which is wrong!). The restaurant now offers chilaquiles, breakfast sandwiches, tacos, and biscuits and gravy for breakfast.
Stir Crazy Baked Goods
If you need to grab a muffin, a sweet roll or a scone on your way, this is definitely the place to visit. Properly made scones are such a treat! The sweet bakery on Magnolia Avenue also offers quiche, savory rolls and hearty beer bread made with –– of course –– Rahr & Son's products.