We love breakfasts, in case you couldn’t figure that out from all of our other posts. There really is something about a big, unhealthy, slowly-eaten breakfast with coffee and juice and all the time in the world. It slows you down, and we could all use more of that in our lives, right? When I was growing up, big Saturday and Sunday breakfasts were common, and I still remember those times as some of my favorite childhood memories. We would have pancake Saturday, and we would make mounds and mounds of pancakes with hot maple syrup, fresh berries, whipped cream, butter… We made whole wheat waffles the same way, always 4 or 5 pounds of waffles more than we could eat. Or we would all pack into our kitchen and make the traditional eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, orange juice, coffee, grits…and we would sit around for the entire morning, eating great food, reading the comics, and spending time with family.
All that to say, I love breakfast, and I love restaurants that have a mean breakfast menu. These restaurants are tough to find, but once you find a few good ones, you are all set. Our goal here at Revenge of the Calories is to give you an All Star short list for breakfast restaurants, and the 5th Street Patio Cafe is one the top on our breakfast list. Located in the heart of Frisco close to downtown, it is a bit of a drive to get there, but you will not regret making the trip.
The interior is warm, welcoming, and perfect for a mid-morning breakfast. There are plenty of big windows, local art, fresh flowers, wood floors, and as many cups of coffee that you can handle.
This place has the wonderful benefit of being a bakery as well, so there are endless choices of cupcakes, cookies, cakes, pastries, breads… And they do a GREAT job. Take a look.
Lemon bars, red velvet cup cakes, cranberry white chocolate cookies, double fudge cupcakes… Like I said, they make all of their cakes from scratch. They look incredible, and they seemed to be reasonably priced as well. If you have a birthday or anniversary coming up, you might want to check this place out. I took these pictures on the sly, so they are not great, but hopefully you will give me some mercy. These cakes can get pretty big and creative, too.
But they don’t just do cakes and muffins. They can make a mean breakfast as well, incorporating classic American dishes with Mexican influences. Some of their specials include Captain Crunch French Toast, Bananas Foster French toast with sugar rum sauce, Biscuits and Sausage Gravy, and Belgian Waffles. I got the scrambled egg and chicken burrito with jalapeno sauce. It was very good. Cheesy, chickeny, and with a spicy sauce. The breakfast potatoes were a nice surprise, because they had thrown in bacon crumbles and chives.
Carissa got the sausage and scrambled egg tacos. They came with homemade tomatillo and chili relleno sauce. It was a nice light, simple meal with great flavor.
You can’t go to this place and not get some kind of dessert. So we broke down and got a red velvet cupcake and a cranberry white chocolate cookie. And yes, they were as gooey and delicious as their names imply.
You gotta give this place a try. Bottomless coffee (and it was very good coffee – Seattle’s Best coffee!), endless pastry options, and good hot classic breakfast food. The atmosphere is quiet, warm, and perfect for a nice slow breakfast. They also have a small patio if it is warm enough. Next door is a little retail shop that can keep you busy if you have to wait for a table.
5th Street Patio Cafe
8621 5th St., Frisco, TX 75034