Memphis is a city in love with food, from barbeque joints and gastropubs to fine dining, and breakfast is no exception. For the Memphian looking to avoid cold cereal and tired of basic bacon and eggs, Memphis is home to restaurants that serve up some serious south-of-border flavor at breakfast. Here is your guide to four of the best local sources for breakfast burritos.
Brother Juniper’s – Black Bean Breakfast Burrito
Brother Juniper’s, right off of the University of Memphis campus on Walker Ave., is very nearly an institution in its own right. A staple in its popular breakfast menu, the Black Bean Breakfast Burrito merges the best of two worlds. Served up on a flour tortilla, this burrito features a black bean chili, eggs, and cheddar. Completing this delicious fusion is salsa and sour cream.
Brother Juniper’s is located at 3519 Walker Ave, Memphis, TN 38111. Restaurant hours are Tuesday – Friday, 6:30 am – 1:00 pm; Saturday, 7:00 am – 12:30 pm; and Sunday, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm. A parking lot is available for customers.
BonTon Café – Memphis Burrito
Bonton Café, in the heart of downtown Memphis, embodies the diner experience with hearty food and reasonable prices. Their Memphis Burrito is a breakfast wonder. It features eggs, sausage and ham, cheddar, onion, bell peppers and comes with salsa and sour cream.
BonTon Café is located at 150 Monroe Ave, Memphis, TN 38103 and open Monday – Saturday, 7 am – 6 pm, and Sunday, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm. Limited street parking is available, but there is no designated restaurant parking.
Taqueria La Gaudalupana – Chorizo Burrito
For those in out near Shelby Farms, one of the best places to curb your need for a breakfast burrito is Taqueria La Gaudalupana. While you can get your choice of meats for the burrito, the chorizo is the way to go for breakfast. Rounding out this burrito is lettuce, tomato, beans, onions, sour cream and that most south of the border flavor, cilantro.
Taqueria La Guadalupana is located at 4818 Summer Ave., Memphis, TN 38122. It is open Monday – Thursday, 9:00 am – 11:00 pm; Friday 9:00 am – Midnight; and, Saturday – Sunday, 8:00 am – Midnight. A parking lot is available.
Elwood’s Shack – Elwood’s Breakfast Burrito
If you like a bit more kick to get your day going, then Elwood’s Shack is your go-to place. The Elwood Breakfast Burrito pulls no punches as it drops jalapeños and onions onto sausage, eggs, potatoes, cheese and tomatoes.
Elwood’s Shack is located at 4523 Summer Ave., Memphis, TN 38122. Its hours are Monday – Friday, 7:00 am – 7:00 pm, and Saturday, 7:00 am – 4:00 pm. A small parking lot is available.
Breakfast doesn’t mean boring when you’re in Memphis. Whether you’re downtown and looking for a quick bite before work or spending the day at Shelby farms, you can get that breakfast burrito your stomach is craving.