New Braunfels in the Morning: A Spotlight on the Best Breakfast & Coffee

If breakfast is your favorite meal, and/or you can’t form two complete sentences without at least one cup of freshly brewed coffee, this list is for you. Because if you’re able to pry yourself away from the comfort of your bed and launch into the early waking hours of the day, you deserve a little New Braunfels magic in your morning!

The Buttermilk Cafe

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The Buttermilk Cafe is one of New Braunfels’ most popular breakfast spots in town for plenty of good reasons. For a sweet and savory meal, opt for the chicken and waffles. Or, if you’re into something more traditional, grab the cafe breakfast, which gets you a standard set of options for a classic big breakfast plate. There is a bit of a wait if you get there during typical breakfast hours, so prepare for that, but they will serve you some delicious coffee while you wait and prepare for the best food you’ll have all day!

Where: 1324 E Common St

Palm Cafe

The Palm Cafe is a no-nonsense diner that should not be overlooked for your breakfast outings. The Palm Breakfast will get you pancakes, eggs, pappas, beans, and barbacoa, bringing a variety of flavor to the table that you wouldn’t normally see at breakfast. At this little hole in the wall, you can get breakfast all day at amazing prices. Go for the breakfast tacos and make your own!

Where: 725 S State Hwy 46

Union Station Diner

Union Station Diner is located in the historic district of New Braunfels where the “friendly folks meet and eat.” Another prime spot for cheap eats, Union Station has got all your favorites on the menu. We recommend getting a custom omelet or a Belgian waffle. Don’t try to come here after 2:30 pm, because this place shuts down for the day.

Where: 512 E San Antonio St

The Downtowner

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The Downtowner is a great option if you want breakfast-style foods without having to wake up early. They are serving up farm fresh eggs, locally sourced vegetables, grass-fed ground beef, single-origin coffee, and a fantastic variety of proteins that will make your heart hum with excitement. They have got discounts on every food and beverage that hails from the state of Texas, and they offer happy hour deals that are worth checking out! We are currently salivating over their Chicken Biscuit Sandwich with Honey Butter, which is a shout out to all the Whataburger fans who can’t get that sandwich during the day.

Where: 208 S Castell Ave

Hanna’s Kitchen

Hanna’s Kitchen is one of those places that you might miss if you aren’t looking for it. This charming little hole-in-the-wall has a simple menu with just the basics. Make Hanna’s your breakfast taco stop because each day of the week they offer a $1 Taco special with homemade hot sauce and handmade flour tortillas. A lot of reviews about this place say that the Carne Guisada tacos are a must, so next time you’re passing by Hanna’s, make sure to pull over and grab some delicious tacos.

Where: 1101 N Walnut Ave

Naegelin’s Bakery

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After nearly 150 years of operation,  Naegelin’s Bakery is one of the oldest continuously operating bakeries in the state of Texas. If you’re looking for something sweet to go with your coffee, pop into the bakery for a quick pastry. The Granzin family still runs this place, and they strive to maintain a blend of consistency, quality, and legacy into their baked goods every day. I can’t write about Naegelin’s without recommending a strudel or a kolache for a breakfast bite. Beyond breakfast, they have delicious desserts and more!

Where: 129 S Seguin Ave

Los Gallos Taco House

Los Gallos Taco House is rated a Reader’s Choice in 2015 by the Herald-Zeitung Newspaper and ranked in the top ten for Hill Country Mexican restaurants by We Texans can hardly escape the desire for Mexican food, even in the early hours of the morning. Our bodies have adapted to our environment, and we crave dishes like huevos rancheros, migas, and the coveted chorizo...all of which are available at Los Gallos. True to form, there are tacos of any variety available at Los Gallos, but make sure you peruse their extensive menu before landing on your order - there are too many good choices!

Where: 974 Loop 337

Crosswalk Coffeehouse

Crosswalk Coffeehouse is one of these breakfast-and-coffee crossovers (see what I did there?) that serves equally delicious breakfast as well as specialty coffee drinks. Pick one of their great locations for a quick breakfast and a yummy coffee like a caramel monkey-ato or a white mocha!

Where: 1667 Hwy 46 / 471-A Main Plaza

Gruene Coffee Haus

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Gruene Coffee Haus has a cool rustic-looking exterior that makes customers feel like they are walking into a Texas treasure for a good cup of coffee. Come in for a great cup of hot or iced joe. To add to its appeal, Gruene Coffee Haus roasts their beans in house, giving a perfect aroma to the room!

Where: 1720 Hunter Rd

2 Rivers Coffee

2 Rivers Coffee is your one stop shop for lovely brewed coffee and espresso. They serve simple breakfast, as well as and lunch options and delicious pastries every day. This is a great place to have a meeting with a friend or work from the computer.

Where: 2351 TX-337 Loop

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Kora Kora Coffee

If you want great coffee made by a meticulous and caring barista, Kora Kora Coffee needs to be your new place. While you are touring the shops in Gruene, stop in and get a drink exactly made to your specifications. What’s better is that they serve tacos from Los Gallos in the mornings.

Where: 2348 Gruene Lake Rd

Wicked Voodoo Espresso

I have one question: y’all ready to get wicked? (I’m sorry, I’m buzzing from my coffee already).  Wicked Voodoo Espresso is a great stop for unique tasting coffee served fresh every day. Wicked Voodoo serves all the standards for coffee lovers, but they also offer teas and smoothies.

Where: 513 I-35BL

On the Grind

On the Grind is committed to making sure your experience with them is a highlight of your day. They provide fast and friendly service on top of an amazing cup of coffee. Oh yeah, did I mention it is a drive-thru? Perfect for those who need coffee on the go - rise and grind!

Where: 1082 Walnut Ave

2Tarts Bakery

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I’m not going to talk about all the delicious desserts they offer because this is not that kind of post, but  2Tarts serves up amazing quiches and quality espresso made with manual presses and tender love and care. Get a little morning snack while you are here!

Where: 139 N Castell Ave Suite 300

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