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14 Breakfast Sandwiches Worth Getting Out of Bed For

Forget brunch — treat yourself to a weekday breakfast once in a while.

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Weekend brunch may get all the attention, but breakfast is the most important meal of the day — or so the old adage goes. Set yourself up for weekday success by snagging a tasty breakfast sandwich that's head and shoulders above the standard drive-thru Egg McMuffin. Whether you need something quick or want to linger a while over multiple cups of coffee, here are 14 solid breakfast sandwich options in Dallas — including a couple that can be had without even getting out of your car.

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East Hampton Sandwich Co.

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Breakfast at East Hampton is perfect for picky eaters and control freaks, because every aspect is customizable. Pick your bread (English muffin or the much larger sesame seed bun), your egg style (fried, scrambled, or whites), your cheese (goat, cheddar, swiss, or American), and your protein (fried chicken, maple bacon, ham, or turkey sausage). Then dress it up with your choice of sauces -- think honey or spicy aioli -- and extras like spring mix, caramelized onions, tomato, and avocado. [Photo: Lori Bandi]
It's hard to beat the convenience of a drive-thru breakfast sandwich, but McDonald's is generally a one-way ticket to Regret Town. Hit up Start instead, where you can snag a bacon, egg, and cheddar on a toasted English muffin, or get a little healthier with the still-rather-tasty egg white and veggie option that gets an extra punch of flavor from curry butter. (Bonus: There's also now a second location on Lemmon Avenue near Oak Lawn.) [Photo: Start/Facebook]

Latin Deli

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This little Lakewood gem has a great Cuban, but the breakfast sandwiches are also pretty awesome -- and they pair perfectly with the deliciously sweet and strong Cuban coffee. Try the the ham and scrambled egg on ciabatta, which gets added zing from pickled red onions and spicy mayo.

Bubba's Cooks Country

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Breakfast at this Snider Plaza temple of Southern home-cooking is cheap and quick, thanks to a drive-thru window. From 6:30-11 a.m. they serve a simple breakfast menu, including biscuit sandwiches with sausage patties or excellent crispy bacon. Don't forget to ask for a side of the rich cream gravy. (Hey, no one said it was healthy.) [Photo: Bubba's]

Benny's Bagels

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Dallas certainly isn't known for great bagels, but this Lakewood staple serves up some very serviceable bagel sandwiches. Lox lovers can opt for the classic smoked salmon and cream cheese option, or try the bacon, egg, and cheese on a jalapeno-cheddar bagel. [Photo: Benny's]

Hypnotic Donuts

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Hypnotic Donuts' fried chicken biscuits are the stuff breakfast dreams are made of. The Amy is a reliable standby, with whipped cream cheese, pepper jack, and spicy jalapenos, or gild the lily with The Jim, which plops fried chicken on top of a warm glazed doughnut. Pssst: You can call in your order during the week so it's ready when you get there, making getting to work on time all that much easier. They also now offer delivery through the Caviar app. [Photo: Garrett Hall]

Wingfield's

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Wingfield's is known for its gigantic, gut-busting burgers, but as its name indicates, they've got breakfast too. Served till 10:30 a.m., the breakfast sandwiches are equally huge and come in several different varieties including the classic bacon, egg, and cheese on toast. [Photo: Garrett Hall]

La Duni Latin Cafe

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La Duni's excellent espresso options and pastries are enough to make it a breakfast destination, but there's also some seriously good breakfast sandwiches. Try and ham and egg scramble on a deliciously custard-y house-baked popover. [Photo: La Duni]

All Good Cafe

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This funky Deep Ellum standby has decent coffee, fantastic bacon, and an aptly named "Mega-Egg Sandwich" that makes for a very good breakfast: one egg over hard, shaved ham, avocado, tomato, and cheddar are stacked on sourdough toast that's been slathered with Tabasco mayo. Open bright and early at 8 a.m. daily. [Photo: Skip M./Yelp
For a leisurely weekday breakfast, look no further than Smoke at the Belmont Hotel. The English muffin sandwich with bacon, egg, and cheddar is far from average, thanks to the amazing thick-cut, housemade bacon. (You can also snag a pound to-go, FYI.) [Photo: Smoke/Facebook]

Bread Winners

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This McKinney Avenue breakfast and brunch staple has a couple a.m. sandwich options, but the one you want is aptly named The Deluxe: pork belly and a sunny-side-up egg on a brioche bun with caramelized onions, Sriracha mayo, and avocado. [Photo: Bread Winners/Facebook]

CBD Provisions

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CBD's sausage and egg sandwich is definitely a splurge at $14, but it's worth it: The sausage patties are housemade, the egg is sunny-side up and perfect, it's spiked with spicy house-cured chilies, and it comes served on the same excellent potato bun as the famed burger, flanked by a generous portion of skillet potatoes. [Photo: Margo Sivin]

LYFE Kitchen

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For a breakfast sandwich that won't use up half your daily calorie allotment, look to this healthy fast-casual chain. LYFE's tasty version has eggs, tomato, arugula, and cheddar on a harvest seeded English muffin, and it's only got 345 calories. (Gluten-free muffin available, too.) [Photo: LYFE Kitchen/Facebook]

Oddfellows

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Play hooky from work and have a nice leisurely breakfast at Bishop Arts' hipster central breakfast destination. Their breakfast sandwich is made with egg, bacon, cheddar, and fresh ripe tomato on a buttery croissant, and would ideally be paired with a carafe of mimosas. Open daily at 7 a.m. [Photo: Oddfellows/Facebook

East Hampton Sandwich Co.

Breakfast at East Hampton is perfect for picky eaters and control freaks, because every aspect is customizable. Pick your bread (English muffin or the much larger sesame seed bun), your egg style (fried, scrambled, or whites), your cheese (goat, cheddar, swiss, or American), and your protein (fried chicken, maple bacon, ham, or turkey sausage). Then dress it up with your choice of sauces -- think honey or spicy aioli -- and extras like spring mix, caramelized onions, tomato, and avocado. [Photo: Lori Bandi]

Start

It's hard to beat the convenience of a drive-thru breakfast sandwich, but McDonald's is generally a one-way ticket to Regret Town. Hit up Start instead, where you can snag a bacon, egg, and cheddar on a toasted English muffin, or get a little healthier with the still-rather-tasty egg white and veggie option that gets an extra punch of flavor from curry butter. (Bonus: There's also now a second location on Lemmon Avenue near Oak Lawn.) [Photo: Start/Facebook]

Latin Deli

This little Lakewood gem has a great Cuban, but the breakfast sandwiches are also pretty awesome -- and they pair perfectly with the deliciously sweet and strong Cuban coffee. Try the the ham and scrambled egg on ciabatta, which gets added zing from pickled red onions and spicy mayo.

Bubba's Cooks Country

Breakfast at this Snider Plaza temple of Southern home-cooking is cheap and quick, thanks to a drive-thru window. From 6:30-11 a.m. they serve a simple breakfast menu, including biscuit sandwiches with sausage patties or excellent crispy bacon. Don't forget to ask for a side of the rich cream gravy. (Hey, no one said it was healthy.) [Photo: Bubba's]

Benny's Bagels

Dallas certainly isn't known for great bagels, but this Lakewood staple serves up some very serviceable bagel sandwiches. Lox lovers can opt for the classic smoked salmon and cream cheese option, or try the bacon, egg, and cheese on a jalapeno-cheddar bagel. [Photo: Benny's]

Hypnotic Donuts

Hypnotic Donuts' fried chicken biscuits are the stuff breakfast dreams are made of. The Amy is a reliable standby, with whipped cream cheese, pepper jack, and spicy jalapenos, or gild the lily with The Jim, which plops fried chicken on top of a warm glazed doughnut. Pssst: You can call in your order during the week so it's ready when you get there, making getting to work on time all that much easier. They also now offer delivery through the Caviar app. [Photo: Garrett Hall]

Wingfield's

Wingfield's is known for its gigantic, gut-busting burgers, but as its name indicates, they've got breakfast too. Served till 10:30 a.m., the breakfast sandwiches are equally huge and come in several different varieties including the classic bacon, egg, and cheese on toast. [Photo: Garrett Hall]

La Duni Latin Cafe

La Duni's excellent espresso options and pastries are enough to make it a breakfast destination, but there's also some seriously good breakfast sandwiches. Try and ham and egg scramble on a deliciously custard-y house-baked popover. [Photo: La Duni]

All Good Cafe

This funky Deep Ellum standby has decent coffee, fantastic bacon, and an aptly named "Mega-Egg Sandwich" that makes for a very good breakfast: one egg over hard, shaved ham, avocado, tomato, and cheddar are stacked on sourdough toast that's been slathered with Tabasco mayo. Open bright and early at 8 a.m. daily. [Photo: Skip M./Yelp

Smoke

For a leisurely weekday breakfast, look no further than Smoke at the Belmont Hotel. The English muffin sandwich with bacon, egg, and cheddar is far from average, thanks to the amazing thick-cut, housemade bacon. (You can also snag a pound to-go, FYI.) [Photo: Smoke/Facebook]

Bread Winners

This McKinney Avenue breakfast and brunch staple has a couple a.m. sandwich options, but the one you want is aptly named The Deluxe: pork belly and a sunny-side-up egg on a brioche bun with caramelized onions, Sriracha mayo, and avocado. [Photo: Bread Winners/Facebook]

CBD Provisions

CBD's sausage and egg sandwich is definitely a splurge at $14, but it's worth it: The sausage patties are housemade, the egg is sunny-side up and perfect, it's spiked with spicy house-cured chilies, and it comes served on the same excellent potato bun as the famed burger, flanked by a generous portion of skillet potatoes. [Photo: Margo Sivin]

LYFE Kitchen

For a breakfast sandwich that won't use up half your daily calorie allotment, look to this healthy fast-casual chain. LYFE's tasty version has eggs, tomato, arugula, and cheddar on a harvest seeded English muffin, and it's only got 345 calories. (Gluten-free muffin available, too.) [Photo: LYFE Kitchen/Facebook]

Oddfellows

Play hooky from work and have a nice leisurely breakfast at Bishop Arts' hipster central breakfast destination. Their breakfast sandwich is made with egg, bacon, cheddar, and fresh ripe tomato on a buttery croissant, and would ideally be paired with a carafe of mimosas. Open daily at 7 a.m. [Photo: Oddfellows/Facebook

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