Summer is a great time to get out and try new restaurants or visit favorites that you enjoy. The guide provides a list of dining options for morning eaters and finding a new brunch spot. The following list is not comprehensive.

Key: ★ Dish to try | O Outdoor seating | A Alcohol | K Kids Menu

San Marcos

1 | Blue Dahlia Bistro

★ Savory Crepes: This dish comes with a plate of crepes stuffed with ham and havarti cheese and topped with chive, creme fraiche and served with greens.

Breakfast served all day.

O, A 107 E. Hopkins St. 512-667-9539 •

2 | Cafe on the Square

★ Bacon and Swiss Omelet: This dish comes with five slices of bacon and is served with beans, two tortillas and choice of hash browns or fries.

Breakfast served all day.

O, A, K 126 N. LBJ Drive 512-396-9999 • Facebook: search Cafe on the Square

3 | The Davenport

★ Steak and eggs: This comes with a rotating steak cooked to temperature and served with two eggs sunny side up.

Breakfast and brunch served Sat.-Sun. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

O, A 194 S. Guadalupe St. •

4 | Dos Gatos Kolache Bakery

★ Texas kolaches: A jalapeno, sausage and cheese kolache as well as a Philly cheesesteak kolache are just some of the specialty kolaches available.

Breakfast served from 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

O, A 700 N. LBJ Drive, Ste. 102A 512-392-1444 •

5 | Industry

★ The Sweet Benny: This comes with housemade sausage on mini pancakes, fried eggs, maple syrup and red chile hollandaise.

Brunch served Sundays 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

O, A, K 110 E. Martin Luther King Drive, Ste. 126 512-392-8686 •

6 | Kerbey Lane Cafe

★ Crispy Chicken Benedict: This eggs Benedict comes with a fresh biscuit, golden fried all-natural chicken breast, poached eggs, hollandaise, green chile sauce and citrus marinated onions and a choice of one breakfast side.

Breakfast served all day

O, A, K 221 E. Sessom Drive 512-879-2825 •

7 | Loli’s Cafe

★ Picadillo Loaded: This taco comes with picadillo, potatoes, beans and cheese. Loli’s offers an array of breakfast tacos and sides.

Breakfast served 5:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 1501 Aquarena Springs Drive 512-392-3441

8 | Palmer’s Restaurant Bar & Courtyard

★ Brunch Mary Burger: An all beef-patty seasoned with bloody Mary ingredients, pepper jack cheese, fried egg, lettuce, tomato, onion, house made pickle and chipotle aioli on a Kaiser bun.

Brunch served Sun.10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

O, A, K 218 Moore St. 512-353-3500 •

9 | The Root Cellar

★ Hill Country Breakfast Platter: The dish consists of a split biscuit, sausage patties, scrambled eggs and housemade gravy with homestyle potatoes.

Breakfast served all day.

O, A 215 N. LBJ Drive 512-392-5158 •

10 | Texas Bean and Brew House

★ Chicken and waffles: Served with a light buttermilk waffle topped with two crisp chicken tenders, two eggs made to order dusted with cinnamon sugar. Served with horseradish maple syrup or maple syrup.

Breakfast served all day.

O, A 1328 N. I-35 512-214-8101 •

11 | Wow-Wees Cafe

★ Breakfast burritos: These are offered—as well as their tacos—in regular or extra large size. Breakfast served 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

1505 Aquarena Springs Drive 512-878-0339


12 | Brooklyn’s Down South

★ Salmon Benedict: This comes with grilled salmon, sauteed spinach and poached eggs topped with hollandaise sauce.

Brunch served Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

O, A, K 100 N. Main St. 512-312-4387 •

13 | Dan’s Hamburgers

★ Western Omelet: The omelet at Dan’s is a blend of bell peppers, onions and ham.

Breakfast served Mon.-Sat. 6 a.m.-10 a.m.; Sun. 6 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

O, K 610 Old San Antonio Road 512-312-5361 •


14 | El Roble

★ Breakfast Plates: These come in many variations such as with French toast with sausage and two eggs, two pancakes with bacon and two eggs, and a BLT sandwich with mayo and two eggs. Breakfast served all day.

O, K 721 N. Old Stagecoach Road 512-504-3705

15 | Los Vaqueros Cafe & Grill

★ Steak Ranchero and Egg Plate: This comes with two eggs any style topped with ranchero sauce and served with steak topped with grilled tomatoes, onions and jalapenos.

Breakfast served all day.

O, A, K 804 W. Center St. 512-262-0336 •

16 | Rosie’s Diner

★ Huevos Rancheros Plate: The dish comes with eggs. The pancake plate comes with two eggs and one pancake.

O 3 N. Camino Real 512-644-6776 •

17 | Spicy Bite

★ Super Breakfast Plate: This comes with two eggs any style with choice of carne guisada or barbacoa served with beans, potatoes, two pancakes and two tortillas.

Breakfast served all day.

A, K 101 Hall Professional Center A 512-268-8051 •

4 doughnut shops to try

1 | Babe’s Doughnuts and Coffee

This downtown shop also offers a full espresso coffee menu and cold brew.

214 N. LBJ Drive, San Marcos 512-216-6217 •

Hours: Tue.-Thu. 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; Fri.-Sun. 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; closed Mon.

2 | Mochinut

The Mochi doughnut, originally from Hawaii, combines Japanese mochi with American-style doughnuts. The doughnut flavors rotate daily, and the shop also offers Korean rice flour hot dogs and bubble tea drinks.

700 N. LBJ Drive, San Marcos 512-392-1717 •

Hours:• Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

3 | Kyle Donuts

This shop offers a variety of doughnuts, kolaches and pastries.

214 N. LBJ Drive, Kyle 512-216-6217 •

Hours:• Mon-Sat 5 a.m.-1 p.m.; closed Sun.

4 | Fresh Donuts

Fresh Donuts offers a variety of doughnuts, pastries and breakfast sandwiches.

1567 Main St., Ste. 600, Buda 512-523-8687

Hours: Tue.-Sun. 5 a.m.-1 p.m.; closed Mon.