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Breakfast near the airport

barbinaustin Oct 3, 2009 04:04 PM

Looking for a Sunday morning breakfast between Manor and the Airport. I am picking up an old friend in Manor and dropping her off at the airport. We hope to find breakfast somewhere but imagine wandering around looking for a place and running out of time. We don't have time to drive back to Austin to Kerby Lane or Torchy's, so I'm sort of stuck. Thanks!

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    sighmesigh Oct 5, 2009 08:16 AM

    Too late for this particular breakfast, but the Cafe 290 in Manor always provides a reliable breakfast. They are not on the menu, but if you ask, they will make you banana pancakes or even banana nut pancakes.

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    1. re: sighmesigh
      sanmiguel Oct 5, 2009 06:53 PM

      For a good basic breakfast near the airport we always opt for Dan's on Airport Blvd. It opens at 5 AM.


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      Allison L. Oct 5, 2009 08:01 AM

      I know it's a day late, but perhaps this will help someone else stuck in the Manor-East Austin corridor. Don's BBQ on 969 (between Decker Lane and 973) is open for breakfast every morning. Nothing fancy - cafeteria style ordering with a big dining room. No homemade tortillas or anything like that, but a few standouts. The brisket & egg taco is pretty dreamy - they save all the crispy, fatty end bits from the lunch/dinner bbq, chop and fry them up on the flat top and pour a scrambled egg over. Same with the sausage. Homemade salsa - two kinds - one chunky not very spicy, one a little hotter and darker. Also fresh pico. Pancakes are tender with cinnamon in the batter. Decent cup of coffee. Also, I'm not into menudo but I often see the locals hunkered down over it. Friendly staff and atmosphere. Also, I think as a bbq joint it's often overlooked. The brisket is reliably good, and they make my very favorite pork ribs in town.

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        donmack Oct 3, 2009 06:19 PM

        Depending on how early you leave the airport, you could try El Meson on Burleson, just west of Montopolis. It'll be on your right, maybe a half mile to a mile. Not sure of their hours or if they're open on Sunday, so you should give them a call. If they're not open, Curra's will be (on Oltorf, about a mile west of I-35).

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          barbinaustin Oct 4, 2009 10:29 AM

          Thank you very much for your reply. We checked the website for El Meson and it said that it would be open but I should have given them a call as you suggested because found them closed this morning. I am looking forward to trying it and Curra's another day. We ended up going west of the airport and ate at El Borrego de Oro at 71 and Congress with just a ten minute drive back to drop our friend off for her flight. Thank you again for your help...

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