Summer 2022: Best Breakfast! 33 Top Spots

Houstonia summer is here! This season, check out the creative hub that is Alief Art House and tour the city on an electric scooter. Learn all about NFTs in Houston and just in time for a much-needed summer break-fast, we found 35 of the best breakfast spots in town. From bodegas and ethnic grocery stores to Mexican candy vendors, thrift stores, speakeasies, and sculptures, flip through Houstonia’s summer issue to discover the city’s hidden treasures.

In this issue:

Arts & Culture

On The Town

At Some Point in the Near Future, the River Oaks Theater Will Rise Again

River Oaks Theatre Inc. is planning to renovate the theater into a dine-in complex, but will movies still be shown there?

07/28/2022 By Craig Lindsey

Hidden Gems

Houston's Outdoor Sculptures Offer a Window into a Lively Art Scene

Seek out these alfresco artworks as a way to explore the city and experience the charms of Houston’s burgeoning art scene.

07/20/2022 By Brianna Benitez

Summer Beats

Texas Summer Music Playlist

Take an epic summer road trip with our Texas summer music playlist, which includes artists such as Parquet Courts, Aaron Stephens, and more.

06/20/2022 By Sama’an Ashrawi

Local Artist Profile

A Houston-Based Contemporary Artist You Should Know

From YouTube to archives, Houston contemporary artist Tay Butler shares five things he loves and is inspired by.

06/14/2022 By Amarie Gipson

Meet The Houstonian

Planting Creative Seeds in Alief

Visual artist and founder Matt Manalo created Alief Art House for creatives to express themselves without repercussions.

06/09/2022 By Amarie Gipson Photography by Troy Montes

On The Town

Houston Summer Arts Guide

Watch the broadway version of Mean Girls at the Hobby Center, or attend the free Rainbow on the Green event to celebrate Houston’s LGBTQ+ community.

05/30/2022 By Chris Gray

Eat & Drink

Hidden Gems

These Speakeasies Are Some of Houston's Best-Kept Secrets

At these Houston speakeasies, adventurous eaters and drinkers will find romantic settings, unforgettable meals, and a tempting frisson of transgression.

07/21/2022 By Megha McSwain

Hidden Gems

Discover Houston's Best Community-Led Grocery Stores

From Asian to African to Middle Eastern to Latin American, Houston's community groceries offer authentic tastes of home for its multicultural communities.

07/18/2022 By Shelby Stewart

Hidden Gems

Houston's Homegrown Mexican Candies Mix Spicy and Sweet

Pica Queen, Tijuas Candies, and Chingona Picosita Candies infuse their snack mixes and sauces with tongue-tantalizing flavors of their Mexican heritage.

07/15/2022 By Geneva Diaz

Hidden Gems

The Backbone of Bayou City’s Warehouse District

The neighborhood shop has built a following with convenience-store staples and unique style, from candy and beer to clothing and handpicked trinkets.

07/14/2022 By Amarie Gipson Photography by Michael Starghill

Music Brunch

10 Houston Brunch Spots with Live Music

Ring in the weekend with live music at BB Lemon, The Rustic and other Houston brunch spots.

06/20/2022 By Megha McSwain and Meredith Nudo

Best Waffles

Who Has the Best Waffles in Houston?

From powder sugar-dusted waffles at Adair Kitchen to savory waffles at Jupiter Pizza & Waffles, these are the best in the city.

06/20/2022 By Megha McSwain and Meredith Nudo

Brunch Time

Spice Up Your Weekend at These Houston Brunch Spots

From flavorful huevos rancheros at La Guadalupana to savory bacon cheddar biscuits at Revival Market, brunch in Houston is decadent.

06/20/2022 By Megha McSwain and Meredith Nudo With Stephanie Bartels

Early Bird

These Are the City’s Best Breakfast Spots for Early Diners

Chocolate chip pancakes, kolaches, and iced chai lattes all before 7 a.m.

06/20/2022 By Megha McSwain and Meredith Nudo

Rise & Dine

The Best Breakfast Spots in Houston

Stop skipping breakfast and head for the most delicious spots in Houston.

06/20/2022 By Megha McSwain and Meredith Nudo

Pour

Cool Off with These Refreshing Summer Cocktails

Try the Kool-Aid (Oh Yeah) at Present Company, the Chienne De Base at Brasserie 19, and more.

06/09/2022 By Shelby Stewart Photography by Jenn Duncan

Bayougraphy

Meet the Chef Personifying Houston Through Cooking

The Houston native represents Bayou City on the latest season of Bravo’s Top Chef.

06/01/2022 By Shelby Stewart

A Pizza is a pizza is a pizza

The Gypsy Poet Studio: Where Music, Pizza, and Art Collide

The Gypsy Poet Studio in Midtown builds community for artists and pizza lovers.

05/31/2022 By Mai Pham

Health & Wellness

That Clean Feeling

Why a Water Flosser Should Be Part of Your Dental Hygiene Routine

For cleaner teeth, healthier gums, and a more confident smile, ADA-approved water flossers like the Waterpik can work wonders.

07/12/2022 By Geneva Diaz

Community First

Project Saving Smiles Enhances Oral Health Access in Houston

The public-private program aims to enhance oral health among schoolchildren from underserved local communities.

07/11/2022 By Geneva Diaz

News & City Life

City Hall

Here’s Who Has Announced They Are Running for Mayor

Amanda Edwards, John Whitmire, Robin Williams, and Chris Hollins have announced they are running for Houston Mayor in 2023.

07/28/2022 By Kennedy Sessions

Treasure Trove

Discover Houston's Best Hidden Gems

From community grocery stores to Mexican candy vendors, speakeasies and thrift stores, these are Houston's best-hidden treasures.

07/22/2022 By Houstonia Staff

Astrobytes

Houston’s NFT Landscape Is Changing the Way We Look at Art

Meet the digital wizards reshaping Houston through virtual spaces.

07/14/2022 By Shelby Stewart

All In

Houston Nonprofit Helps Lift Up Father Figures

CoolxDad was created in March 2020 and has several avenues to help fathers with financial literacy, mental health, or community outreach.

05/30/2022 By DeVaughn Douglas

Style & Shopping

Hidden Gems

Try These Top Houston Flea Markets for Bargain Buys and Family Fun

Find one-of-a-kind bargains and a variety of food, entertainment, and vintage goods at Houston's best flea markets.

07/22/2022 By Danielle Wright

Hidden Gems

An Insider's Guide to Houston’s Vintage Thrift Stores and Boutiques

From biker chic to Western wear and reclaimed couture, Bayou City has vintage clothing shops for every taste and style.

07/18/2022 By Danielle Wright

Clutch City

Beat the Heat with These Summer Beauty & Grooming Essentials

Shop summer beauty and grooming favorites from Jack Black, Glow Recipe, and Touchland to beat the Houston heat.

06/06/2022 By Danielle Wright

Gift Guide

Dads Need Love, Too

Shop select Father's Day favorites from Louis Vuitton, Uncommon Goods, and Yeti.

06/02/2022 By Danielle Wright

Travel & Outdoors

Rent this

Explore Downtown with an Electric Scooter Rental

Rent e-scooters from Glyderz, ScootsTX, Electric Ride HTX, plus more shops around Houston.

06/06/2022 By Stephanie Bartels

Open Road

8 Water-Based Activities to Experience in Texas

Escape the Texas heat at Great Wolf Lodge, Balmorhea State Park, Barton Springs Pool, plus more.

06/02/2022 By Stephanie Bartels