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Apr 26, 2009 12:28 PM

Good Place for Breakfast in Wimberley/New Braunfels/San Marcos

Can someone recommend a good place for breakfast in this Hill Country area? Two of our favorite Breakfast places are gone; The Cypress Creek Cafe in Wimberley closed down and the New Braunfels Smokehouse no longer serves Breakfast. Any good suggestions for a full breakfast or good breakfast tacos? We will be down in that area in a few weeks.

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  1. Taqueria El Tapatio
    220 S. Seguin
    Near the traffic circle in New Braunfels

    This is our go to place for breakfast tacos when we are in the area. There's also one on hwy 46 and the 35 by the same name but we've not been to that one.

    El Nopalito
    on hwy 46 almost at Gruene Road
    This place we want to try next time we are in the area. The dirt parking lot was always full and they are suppose to have good breakfast tacos.

    1. Root Cellar Cafe in San Marcos? Their skillet eggs w. red potatoes are really good, ditto the French toast. They're right off the San Marcos square.

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      1. re: stgrove

        Try out the Union Street Depot on San Antonio and Union Street behind the water park. in New Braunfels. This restaurant is known for good breakfasts.

        1. re: ajphap

          Gils Broiler in San Marcos for the legendary Manske roll. the greatest sweet roll on the planet .

          1. re: joedontexan

            .....another vote for the Root Cellar. Nice find in that area.

            1. re: joedontexan

              Ditto on Gils - I haven't been to San Marcos in years but love this place when I went to school there in the 70's.......yes, the 70's.

              Manske rolls are amazing!

          2. re: stgrove

            Completely worth the drive if you are coming from New Braunfels.

            Root Cellar Cafe
            215 N L B J Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666

          3. used to be a great place in san marcos called cafe on the square.

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            1. re: davhud

              Cafe on the Square's still there, but I wouldn't really recommend it. Pedestrian and greasy burgers, breakfasts, Tex-Mex, etc.

            2. we really enjoyed Fork & Spoon (or is it Knife and Fork???) in New Braunfels. It is a small place but the food was great. It is on the freeway in the same shopping plaza as the movie theater and Mamacitas Tex mex is there too.

              1. If you are out and about in the San Marcos area at 7am and want a great breakfast...try Herbert's! Order an order of Huevos Rancheros with cheese on top , with bacon or sausage (or both, as I do when i'm really hungry). Be sure to ask for salsa and chips and maybe a side of chile con queso...DELISCIOUSO!!! ABSOLUTELY 5 STAR!!!! Or you can try their bean and meat tacos with a side order of hash browns (actually just cut up potatos). MUY EXCELLENTE!!! Enjoy!

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                1. re: bobchag

                  I've tried to like Herbert's, really, I have. It's been around forever and all those alums have such fond memories of it. But the food is just Not Good. The ranchero sauce is thin and flavorless, queso is gloppy and industrial (queso? how can someone mess up melty cheese?) salsa nothing special, refried beans lacking spice/porkiness/deliciousness, etc.

                  Maybe it survives because of the strength of its history, but it's certainly not because of the food.

                  1. re: stgrove

                    I have to agree with most of what stgrove said. The only dish worth mentioning is Herbert's cheese enchiladas. They exemplify old school TexMex at its finest, and bring back memories of eating in restaurants with walls adorned in velvet paintings of bull fighters and their ladies.

                    What I have to pull out my soap box for is the fact they CHARGE for chips and salsa after your first bowl. I realize it's a college town, and students love them some chips and salsa, but it's their college bucks that have helped your business thrive over the years. I'm just sayin'...

                    1. re: chowngroove

                      I went to SWTSU in the late 70's and early 80's ( 8 years...I enjoyed the place :) ) Herberts was one of the places I frequented, because they did have the best cheese enchiladas. After 30 years, I went back with my family , telling them about the great food. I was very disappointed. The enchildas were ok, nothing to brag about. I think when the owner died, they painted a memorial to him and then forgot about his legacy.
                      Gil's Broiler was another big disappointment. I took the family there for a Manske Roll and coffee. The guy at the counter said they didn't serve coffee and whatever he served me , sure wasn't a Manske roll. The original owner sold the place years ago. Not the same restaurant.
                      Does anyone remember OST Restaurant in San Marcos. The best chicken fried steak I ever had and I' ve had a few! The gravy was orange, the owner raised his own cattle. Darn, I miss that steak...

                      Gil's Broiler
                      328 N L B J Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666

                      1. re: ScottTeaux

                        My ex brother in law owned OST.
                        Yes, the chicken fried steaks were awesome...
                        I've tried to replicate his gravy.. Just can't seem to get it right