There is no shortage of places to go for lunch or dinner in the Lake Travis area. You’ll find plenty of spots to grab a juicy burger, or a slice of pizza and just about everything else to satisfy your hunger.
But what about breakfast? After all, it is the most important meal of the day, right?
When you wake up in the mood for fluffy blueberry pancakes, crispy bacon, Migas or Eggs Benedict, you have lots of great dine-in options nearby.
Located in the Village Square shopping center off Lakeway Drive, Cafe Lago is one of the most well-known coffeehouses in Lake Travis. For nearly 20 years, this quaint restaurant has been serving up some of the tastiest breakfasts in town.
At Cafe Lago, there is no such thing as a limited menu. From traditional dishes like fresh fruit, granola and “Eggs Your Way” to unique items like strawberry pancakes, cinnamon raisin French Toast, breakfast pie and a “EggCeptional” omelettes, there is no way you will leave feeling remotely hungry.
In addition to the amazing food, Cafe Lago boasts a friendly, upbeat atmosphere with cute gift items and new artwork adorning the walls every 30 days. In fact, wall space has been booked out through 2017!
There is indoor and outdoor seating, but the weekends are very busy, so expect a crowd — a hungry one!
Maudie’s Hill Country
It’s hard to beat the ambiance, convenience and deliciousness of chowing down at Maudie’s for breakfast. And if you had a particularly “fun” night, Maudies serves up Tito’s Blood Marys with homemade mix for $3.50 (on Saturdays and Sundays) that will cure whatever ails you.
In addition to breakfast tacos, bacon, eggs, french toast and pancakes, Maudie’s also has unique dishes like Tatiana’s Tamale Taco (tamale taco egg scrambled with pork tamale & cheese), the Marfa Stack (red chile cheese enchiladas, onions with two fried eggs on top), and Pete’s Tantalizing Tacos (all natural sausage, egg, potato, cheese, serranos and onions).
Rosie’s Tamale House
What was once a gas station back in the day, when Lakeway was considered “the country,” is now a quirky breakfast landmark complete with velvet artwork and 80s wood paneling. (Sweet!) Rosie’s is a family owned and operated business that has been around for 40 years.
Located off Highway 71 (13436 Texas 71), Rosie’s is a great place to grab delicious breakfast tacos like the Suicide Taco, Migas Taco, Tripas Taco and Sausage Wrap. They also have biscuits and gravy, pancakes and larger breakfast plates.
Lots of people call ahead to place orders for breakfast tacos, which is a great idea if you don’t want to wait in line. Rosie’s is hot spot for early risers too — open at 6:30 am!
Los Pinos Mexican Restaurant has two convenient locations in the area (11715 FM 2244 and 4919 Hudson Bend Rd.) and it’s a perfect option for early risers because they open at 7:00 am. This is a family owned and operated business that serves authentic Mexican food including great breakfasts.
In addition to breakfast tacos served on homemade tortillas, Los Pinos has breakfast plates like Chorizo & Egg, Machacado & Egg and Huevos Caribenos. They also have a terrific Child’s Breakfast Plate that comes with a pancake, eggs, bacon and potatoes for $4.99 ($3.99 under 12 yrs old).
Two Saints Baking Co. and Cafe
This is another little breakfast gem in Bee Cave located at 13011 Shops Parkway (Shops at the Galleria) with a wonderful weekend breakfast selection. The aroma of their fresh breakfast pastries makes it almost impossible not to splurge on danishes, muffins and croissants.
If quiche is your thing, you’re going to be a happy camper, because Two Saints offers them all day long: Quiche Florentine, Quiche Lorraine, a Garden Quiche and a Ham & Cheddar Quiche.
They have a bunch of tasty breakfast sandwiches too. Did we mention the Sweet Potato Biscuit topped with ham and apple butter? Y-U-M.
What’s your favorite Lake Travis breakfast joint?
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