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Breakfast

is the most important meal of the day. I usually wake up a grab a bowl of cerealwhile watching SportsCenter or listening to the Bobby Bones Showand then head on out to work. But on some weekends me and my wife like to head out to eat breakfast at the many great breakfast places in Austin.

I found thisarticle talking about breakfast places and wanted to agree/disagree with some of his choices.

Biscuits and gravy. Two large, split, soft, homemade biscuits covered with smooth cream gravy with little chunks of sausage fill the plate at Dan’s Hamburgers. 4308 Manchaca Road. 443-6131. Opens: 6 a.m. daily.

I love biscuits and gravy… maybe it is because I was born in South Carolina, but this is good stuff. I have never tried Dan’s version but I will.

Cinnamon roll.Slowly peel the layers of flaky dough like an onion, unwrapping the nontraditional sugar-and-cinnamon treat at Upper Crust Bakery. 4508 Burnet Road. 467-0102. Opens: 6:30 a.m. Mondays-Fridays, 7 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

My boss loves this place. I think he knows the owner and gets these rolls to work often. I like the rolls and many of the delicacies from Upper Crust.

Cocoa. At Little City, it’s just steamed milk and syrup combined in a tall glass for a simple, sweet, chocolatey alternative to a cup of joe. 916 Congress Ave. 476-2489. Opens: 7 a.m. Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Cocoa for breakfast?? no thanks

Coffee. Try Mozart’s, the coffeehouse on Lake Austin, for a rich brew made from beans roasted there. 3825 Lake Austin Blvd. 477-2900. Opens: 7 a.m. Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m. Fridays-Saturdays.

I can’t argue with Mozart’s. I had my first date with my wife there… so nothing bad to say here. Not sure they have the best coffee in Austin… but again nothing bad to say here because of aforementioned wife and aforementioned first date.

Coffee cake. Nuts and cinnamon swirl through yellow cake topped with a streusel-style mix and drizzled with icing at Texas French Bread. 2900 Rio Grande St. 499-0544. Opens: 6:30 a.m. daily.

Coffee cake is good… need to try this place.

Doughnut. The yellow rings from Lone Star Bakery — recognizable by their bright color, the result of egg yolks in the dough — are the best around. 106 W. Liberty Ave., Round Rock. 255-7268. Opens: 4 a.m. daily.

I still like Krispy Kreme and Round Rock Donuts but to each his own…

Eggs and machacado. At Juan in a Million, the eggs are scrambled with machacado (dried, shredded Mexican beef), tomatoes, onions and jalapeños for a substantive, zesty mix. 2300 E. Cesar Chavez St.. 472-3872. Opens: 7 a.m. daily.

I just learned what machacado is… again another place to add to the to-go list.

French toast. The ultimate decadence is the crème brûlée French toast at Chez Zee, a wedge of challah bread soaked overnight in crème brûlée custard and then baked. 5406 Balcones Drive. 454-2666. Served: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

I love this place. I love this version of French Toast…. Matt Lauer tried to bake it on the Todayshow…

Omelette.Head to the Omelettry for a large, fluffy, three-egg omelette, such as the vegetarian stuffed with guacamole, tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, bell peppers and cheese. 4811 Burnet Road. 453-5062. Opens: 7 a.m. daily.

My wife loves Omelettes, so I think we are going here soon also

Pancakes. The size of saucers, the thick pancakes are a crowd pleaser at Kerbey Lane Cafe. The daily special pancakes — frequently heavy with fresh berries — are my favorite. 3704 Kerbey Lane. 451-1436. Open: 24 hours.

Of course… although I also like the pancakes at the Original Pancake House and while there grab a dutch baby (the picture does not do it justice… its really tasty).

Taco.At Taco X-press, eggs get mixed with a wide variety of ingredients and wrapped in warm tortillas. 2529 S. Lamar Blvd. 444-0261. Opens: 7 a.m. Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m. Sundays.

ehhh.. its ok but try Taco Deli. I like their Dona green hot salsa. Its blazing and addictive.

Elicia Michaud

Elicia Michaud

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