Back in the ’80s, McKinney, Texas, was known for its Bed and Breakfasts. Where you stayed was where you ate the next morning. Quaint charm ruled they day, as well as the downtown area. Times have changed, and so have the breakfast options. You can still find quaint, but you can also find Mimosas too. Here’s a list of the top five restaurants.
5. Snug On the Square
Needing a delicious coffee to wash down a ridiculously good omelet? Start at Snug on the Square. Not too many breakfast locations offer live music, but the vibe isn’t to be missed at this coffee house. No time restrictions on the breakfast menu means you can linger and enjoy. Conveniently located next to the best hotel in town, the Grand Hotel.
Across the square from Snug, Churchill’s might as well be around the world. They serve breakfast only on the weekends, and feature local favorites of migas, and biscuits and gravy. Nowhere else in McKinney can you find smoked trout, Scotch eggs, or a proper British Fry Up for breakfast. Unlike other entries, they have a full bar and outdoor seating.
You won’t miss Spoon’s if you’re looking for breakfast in downtown McKinney. They’re the ones with the line out the door. Prepare to wait quite a while on the weekends. Fortunately, they serve all day, with a full menu around eggs and waffles. If the wait gets too long, then next door Spoon’s Garage offers pastries and coffee.
2. Bill Smith’s Café
The only entry not on the Square is Bill Smith’s Café. You’ll have a short drive up to Highway 380, also known as University Street. During the drive, you may notice more than one humorous bumper sticker for the restaurant. A McKinney institution, that only stays open until noon, draws in the locals like no other. Classic, timeless diner food – this is the place to go for steak and eggs. The atmosphere will remind you of another time; the food will keep you coming back into the future.
1. Rick’s Chop House
On the opposite end of the spectrum — both budget and style — from Bill Smith’s is Rick’s Chop House. Their champagne brunch is only on the weekends, but it is so very worth it. Prime rib, eggs benedict, and complimentary champagne, along with handcrafted favorites make this buffet a stand out in McKinney.
McKinney now offers sophisticated options for the breakfast diner without leaving behind bacon and eggs. Locally owned and unique, they all make breakfast as remarkable as McKinney is.