Do you remember what your principal told you before the TAKS (TASS) test? "Stay at home if you're stupid." Not really. They told you to eat a balanced breakfast beforehand so you wouldn't die during the test and count as a failure.
So where can you get a balanced breakfast? Nowhere good. But you can get a delicious and cheap breakfast at Daybreak Cafe. They even balance the cheese and grease components to make sure you're getting equal portions of both. But most important about Daybreak revolves around the decoration. After the review I'll talk about the ambiance created by the decor.
Daybreak is on White Settlement, near Angelo]s and has a combination of traditional breakfast fare and mexican breakfast foods. As your liaison for food, I attempted to eat both kinds of food on one morning. You're welcome.
The breakfast plate which includes eggs (fried hard for me), bacon and hash browns was good and was very affordable. I can't remember the price now because of my weekly stroke but I remember it was cheap (because I paid). I also had a chorizo, egg and cheese breakfast burrito. I'm not actually a chorizo fan because I'm not sure what its made of. I mean, if it was pork, why wouldn't it be called puercizo, or if it was beef, couldn't they call it carnizo? No. Because its made of chorros (spanish for food reviewers).
The eggs were fried hard with no runny yolk, the bacon was chewy (which is how I like it) and the hash browns had a little crisp on the top and were warm. All in all it worked. The burrito, despite my chorizo avoidance, was delicious. It was very large for the size and definitely worth the cost. I would recommend all of these options but not at once. I only got about half way through my food reviewer burrito and half way through my breakfast plate.
Now to the decor. The restaurant looks like a place that started as one size and then expanded. It's decorated with lots of stuffed animals (taxidermy style, not pile on your kids' bed style). This isn't necessarily unique here in the Fort. Something is unique, however. Atop a coke machine in the back corner sits something I've never seen mounted before. A deer, a female deer. But more than that. A fawn. So either somebody killed a fawn with its spots...and mounted it. Or this was found and donated like you see at museums. For my imagination, I'm going to imagine a grizzlied hunter tracking down a fawn. This may bother some people but I found that it added to the ambiance. Seeing deer on the wall in the morning gets the hunter going in me and makes me prepared for the day. Those that don't have the same experience are obviously the spotted fawns sititng atop coke machines.
If you've been and have recommendations, please let me know.
Daybreak is located at 2720 White Settlement Road.