An Ode to Breakfast, Brunch, Bacon, & Boerne

It turns out, the Texas Hill Country’s reputation for brilliant mornings isn’t limited to those famous jewel-tone sunrises and misty panoramic views. When paired with a strong cup of coffee, the famous Southern penchant for butter combines with a rich cultural heritage to make this region’s “first meal of the day” nothing less than artful.

Whether you’re a longtime local or a curious tourist craving something covered-in-syrup or drenched-in-salsa, this list of our favorite Boerne breakfast, brunch, and coffee spots is a must-read for all early risers.

Bear Moon Bakery

What: Coffee & Pastries

Where: 401 South Main

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Looking for a pastry case as colorful as a field of Texas wildflowers? Bear Moon Bakery is your one-stop-shop for homemade buttery treats, fresh-brewed coffee, and a classic breakfast menu (including fresh fruit!). This local favorite has small-town charm, an incredibly friendly staff, and the perfect atmosphere to enjoy a high-quality breakfast. Our go-to’s include the pigs-in-a-blanket, homemade bread, and scrambled eggs.

Boerne Grille & Daily Grind

What: Hearty & Home-Cooked

Where: 143 S Main St

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Far more than your average small-town diner, the Daily Grind/Boerne Grill is an exceptionally tasty breakfast spot in the heart of downtown Boerne. Since its inception in 1996, the Boerne Grill has been serving up classic home-cooked breakfast, high-quality coffee, and baked goods from scratch. We recommend the Boerne Omelette, Migas, and Smothered Biscuit! Click here to open the menu and see for yourself.

Electric Coffee

What: Craft Coffee & Pastries

Where: 215 W. Bandera, Suite 115

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If you’re an early-riser with high standards for your first cup of coffee, you can’t miss grabbing some morning fuel from Electric Coffee. A self-proclaimed “boutique coffee shop” with a values-driven work ethic, Electric Coffee boasts high-quality brews and customer service that keeps regulars coming back. Fueled by “energetic optimism,” this shop also serves hot tea, smoothies, bubble tea, and cold brew, as well as bagels, fresh pastries, and quiche from Bakery Lorraine. Check out the drink menu and stop by before work!

The Dienger Trading Co

What: Espresso & Bistro Breakfast

Where: 210 N. Main St.

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Located in a re-imagined historic building, the Dienger Trading Co boasts charming old-world vibes with an upscale twist. A combination espresso bar, bakery, deli, bookstore, and boutique, the Dienger Trading Co truly offers something for everyone. Starting at 7:00 AM, the Bistro’s breakfast menu offers everything from the Dienger House Breakfast (two sunnyside-up eggs atop ripe avocado and tender Klein Smokehaus pork loin, sourdough toast, and pan-fried country potatoes) to croissants, quiche, and coffee. And after you’ve enjoyed a delicious breakfast at the bakery/bistro, hole up with a book or discover your new favorite outfit!

Little Gretel

What: German & Czech Fare

Where: 518 River Road

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A world-famous kolache kingdom in itself, Little Gretel is Boerne’s own little taste of Czech and German fare. Open seven days a week (and offering outdoor seating!), Little Gretel doesn’t just stop with pastries. Enjoy Würst Kolaches, Lox (smoked salmon with cream cheese and capers), Kolaches Benedict, Poached Egg on Crab Cake, and more offerings from Chef Denise Mazal (a Czech native and recipient of the Best Chef America award in 2013)! This establishment’s extensive trophy case doesn’t lie: Little Gretel is truly a local gem. Take a gander at the Breakfast Menu and see for yourself.

Flagstop Cafe

What: Tacos & Everything Else

Where: 28425 IH-10

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Why would anyone eat anything but breakfast food? To quote the iconic breakfast devotee Ron Swanson (from the hilarious NBC original Parks & Rec), “Because people are idiots.” If you one of those “breakfast all day’ types, Flagstop Cafe is an absolute must. This surprisingly affordable Boerne original serves the best meal of the day all day, from tacos on fresh homemade tortillas to crispy hash browns. Try the Huevos Rancheros, Chicken Fried Steak & Eggs, and Migas! View the breakfast menu here.

La Cascada

What: Upscale Brunch

Where: 1 Resort Way

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When a casual breakfast just won’t do, head to the upscale vibes at La Cascada Table & Bar at Tapatio Springs. Now open to the public for breakfast and Sunday Brunch, La Cascada Executive Chef Scott Cohen’s acclaimed menu shines a fresh spotlight on Boerne breakfast by using locally sourced, farm-fresh ingredients. In addition, La Cascada Table & Bar was named one of the "Best Outdoor Dining Destinations" around San you can enjoy your eggs AND watch the sun rise.

Mary’s Tacos

What: Breakfast Tacos & Plates

Where: 518 E Blanco Rd

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Ask anyone in Boerne: “Where can I get the best breakfast tacos?” We can almost guarantee you’ll be sent straight to Mary’s Tacos. This local taco hub is open seven days a week for breakfast and lunch, specializing in authentic Mexican cuisine. One reviewer raved:, “Smells like Grandma's house... I can now permanently stay in Boerne now that I have this place!” It seems Boerne can’t get enough! We also love this spot’s fast service, friendly employees, and good’s clearly a good place to start your day.

Peggy’s On the Green

What: High-Quality Comfort Food

Where: 128 W Blanco Rd

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One breakfast cocktail and stack of pancakes at Peggy’s On the Green, and your Southern drawl may as well double. A high-quality eatery inspired by Southern soul food and that classic Texas affinity for good meat, Peggy’s is a sight to behold. Located in a beautifully restored 19th-century dining room at the historic Kendall Inn, this gorgeous restaurant’s Brunch Menu includes Country Ham Benedict, Short Ribs Benedict, Crab Omelet, Sweet Roll French Toast, Sweet Potato Pancakes, Buttermilk Fried Chicken (and waffles!), and more. We recommend trying the Milk Punch (bourbon, milk, sugar, and vanilla).

Scenic Loop Cafe & Bar

What: Classic Sunday Brunch

Where: 25615 Boerne Stage Rd

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