Location2305 E. 7th Street
Austin, TX 78702
If I’m going our for breakfast, it has to be eggs, it has to be spicy, and it has to be wrapped in a tortilla. Head to Joe’s Bakery & Coffee Shop for breakfast tacos that have been feeding the east side since the ’60s. Currently run by three generations of Avila women—Joe Avila passed away in 2010—the restaurant is a community hub for this rapidly changing neighborhood. Everyone eats at Joe’s: old-school neighborhood regulars, newly arrived hipster transplants, and even a former Texas governor.
I’m partial to the huevos rancheros, but the migas—eggs cooked with tomatoes, tortilla chips, onions, jalapeños, and cheese—and the classic two-item breakfast tacos (bacon and egg, chorizo and egg) are killer, too. Not feeling eggy? Hit up the menudo, a beef tripe stew. But no matter what you order, make sure you get it with a side of Joe’s legendary crispy bacon. You won’t regret it.