DENTON – OLD WEST CAFE
I-35 and Loop 288
A grand breakfast stop! Excellent traditional fare (biscuits, chicken-fried steak) and some delightful “upscale” fare (Robin loves the almond-encrusted french toast). Very busy.
DENTON – LOCO CAFE
603 North Locust
A very hip breakfast, with soy-milk for your coffee, milk that comes served in chilled cocktail shakers, and corn-meal flapjacks (the very old is new again). I admire their jalapeno biscuit, a meal unto itself. Done in the Brutalist style of exposed-concrete and pipes interior, it’s a bit noisy, if its crowded, which it rarely is.
GRAPEVINE – GREEN CHILE CAFE
Bass Pro/Old Betheul Rd and 121 frontage, in the Quickway Beverage station
Admittedly not really in Denton County, and not really even a restaurant, this is nevertheless too important to quibble over. This little counter in a gas/liquor station makes NM-style breakfast burritos as good as any gas station in the Land of Enchantment! In other words, authentic NM roadside food! Fresh warm tortilla, eggs, potatoes, cheese grilled up with heaping scoops of green. Many add-ons available, but why mess with perfection? Outstanding.
LEWISVILLE – MAMA’S DAUGHTER’S DINER
(Main St / FM1171 & corner of Old Orchard)
Outstanding local greasy spoon with top-notch breakfasts (order the hash browns “extra-crispy”). Biscuits are simply the best in Denton County. Good lunches too. And you can keep your John Deer cap on while you eat.
HIGHLAND VILLAGE – SEVEN MILE CAFE
(2300 Justin Rd./FM 407)
Hip farm-to-market breakfast house, it is a stand-out for its spicycorned beef hash, coffee concoctions, and top-notch toast and raspberry preserves. I most love that they have ample non-pork meat options, not so fond of their stingy approach to blueberries and chocolate chips on and in the eponymous pancakes.
Yeah, right. 😤 But I do haunt Einstein’s on occasion.