The 7 Best Places for Breakfast in Corpus Christi

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With so many breakfast places to choose from in Corpus Christi, sometimes it is hard to know where to go.

Worry not!

This list goes over the best breakfast spots in Corpus Christi. There is a restaurant for everyone, even the most finicky eater!

So whether you are an early morning riser or more of a brunch-goer, you should check out the following 9 best breakfast spots:

Map of the Best Breakfast Spots in Corpus Christi

Best Breakfast Tacos: Taqueria El Potro

Taqueria El Potro has the best breakfast tacos in Corpus Christi, and these breakfast tacos also come in massive portions so you definitely get your money’s worth.

And fear not, the rest of the food is just as authentic, high-quality, and affordable. Add in a drive through, and El Potro also happens to be one of the most convenient restaurants in Corpus Christi. (Many people love to stop here before work to get their breakfast burrito, and the fast, friendly staff gets your dish out quickly so you’re never late!)

The Trash Taco is by far the best item on the Taqueria El Potro breakfast menu. This delicious breakfast burrito is packed full of up to five different breakfast taco stuffings, then mixed together perfectly to create one massive burrito!

  • Address: 1401 Rodd Field Road Corpus Christi, TX 78412
  • Website: El Potro

Best Brunch: Hester’s Cafe

Hester’s is a unique cornerstone of Corpus Christi. Founded in 2006 by two high school sweethearts who share the love of cooking, this reasonably priced cafe really does cook with love! The scrumptious Hester’s serves everything from their signature B.E.A.T (bacon, egg, avocado, and tomato) all the way to a morning bowl of oatmeal.

The unique menu is why Hester’s is the best brunch spot in Corpus Christi and also why it can get crowded so quickly. It can be worth making a reservation ahead of time to secure a table, just be sure to check the location. (Hester’s has two locations, one on Lamar Park and the other on Six Points.)

  • Address1: 1714 S Alameda St. Corpus Christi, TX 78404
  • Address 2: 3812 S St. Alameda Corpus Christi, TX 78411
  • Website: Hester’s Cafe

The Homiest Breakfast: Andy’s Kitchen

Evolving from a coffee shop established in 1958, Andy’s Kitchen is a Mexican-American-style diner that has the homiest breakfast food in Corpus Christi. Whether you are craving Belgian waffles or chorizo breakfast tacos, Andy’s has the breakfast food for you!

Andy’s Kitchen is affordable and family-friendly, so feel free to bring along kids and friends. But keep in mind that this is one of the most popular restaurants in the Gulf, so you might want to make a reservation for a larger group.

There are a variety of choices available at Andy’s Kitchen, but one of the signature dishes is their ‘Breakfast Enchiladas’ which are two cheese enchiladas topped with eggs and served with refried beans!

  • Address: 5802 S Staple Street Corpus Christi, TX 78413
  • Website: Andy’s Kitchen

The Best Breakfast Buffet: Price’s Chef

A Corpus Christi favorite since 1940, Price’s Chef is the best breakfast buffet in Corpus! Located right in the heart of Six Points, Price’s Chef has been taking breakfast to the next level for the past 60 years with their classic, Mexican-American menu. It comes complete with pancakes and delicious Huevos Rancheros, but don’t sleep on the famous Price’s Breakfast – a classic mix of eggs, meat, and your choice of toast or biscuits and hash browns or grits.

  • Address: 1800 S Alameda Corpus Christi, TX 78404
  • Website: Price’s Chef

The Best Omelettes: Atomic Omelette

Atomic Omelette serves every kind of omelet you can imagine, and if that’s not enough, the build your own omelette choice lets you fill yours with any ingredients you want!

Our favorite omellete is the ‘Crawfish Eggtoufe’ but for folks who are not interested in omelettes, Atomic Omelette still has you covered with over ten types of pancakes and a tropical crab cake benedict.

The result is an endless collection of delicious choices, while also saluting the native gulf flavors of Corpus Christi.

The Best Mexican Breakfast: El Canelo Restaurant

With their unique, Mexican-style breakfast, El Canelo harnesses the spirit of Corpus Christi’s Mexican heritage better than any other breakfast spot.

Popular menu items at El Canelo Restaurant include their many mixed-egg plates like the ‘huevos con papas’ and ‘huevos con chorizo’. But for our money, you must get the Chilaquiles Plate. This mouth-watering dish is smothered in spicy green sauce with a side of refried beans and fried potatoes!

No matter what you choose, El Canelo’s menu is delicious, affordable, and the portions are big enough to satisfy even the hungriest person’s appetite.

  • Address: 1805 South Padre Island Drive Corpus Christi, TX 78416
  • Website: El Canelo

The Fanciest Breakfast: Sugarbakers

When you hear the word ‘Sugar’ you might think of love, and that is exactly what Sugarbakers is… full of love!

Although the atmosphere here is relaxed and the pricing affordable, the menu here is much more sophisticated than the average waffle house. The imaginative breakfast menu is available on weekdays from 8 AM through 12 PM and on Saturdays from 9 AM to 3 PM.

The most popular staple is probably their signature Mediterranean Omelet which is packed full of chopped veggies and fresh fish, but each day, Sugarbakers has a new special which can be ordered and served with their legendary cheesy potatoes and choice of toast or mini croissant! But maybe the best part about Sugarbakers is the Saturday brunch specials, where they offer scratch-made breakfast pastries, crepes, and more!

  • Address: 2766 Santa Fe St Corpus Christi, TX 78404
  • Website: Sugarbakers