Want some options for eating breakfast like a local in Houston?  Sure, there are places to have breakfast all over the city, but here are some recommended "inside the loop" [that's Loop 610] locations where you'll get a great breakfast and see a bit of some Houston neighborhoods.

There are 5 locations of Barnaby's Cafe, all with the same high quality breakfast menu and good coffee.  The Breakfast Klub  will give you a taste of urban Houston, and the people watching is as rich as the down-home food.  For great pancakes, try the Bissonet location of The Buffalo Grille . The Empire Cafe has a spacious interior and a well-shaded patio, along with an interesting variety of breakfast choices.  They've also got a large parking lot, which can be filled on the weekends.

Of course, all of these places are likely to be busy on Saturday and Sunday, but the wait is worthwhile!