Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series (“The Quick Bite”) of Hill Country restaurant reviews featuring simple, affordable, and tasty food.
Here’s the deal: we love a good breakfast taco. And while there is a debate about whether this Hill Country morning staple originated in San Antonio or Austin, we are confident of one thing: Flagstop Cafe in Fair Oaks makes dandy bacon-and-egg tacos.
The restaurant’s full menu is large and extends into lunch and dinner options, but let us keep our focus on those morning tacos for a moment. Available on flour or corn tortillas, each one is made to order. Filling options include eggs, crispy bacon, sausage, ham, picadillo, cheese, chorizo, potato hash browns, beans, tomato, onion, serranos, bell pepper, and jalapeño. (In the mood for a little carne guisado? They can do that.)
We’re partial to topping our taco off with Flagstop’s fresh, handmade pico de gallo, but red and green salsa are at the ready on the self-serve condiment bar.
Omelettes and migas are on offer, too, as are fluffy pancakes with a bit of crispness near the edge. In the mood for biscuits and gravy or chicken-fried steak? (Yes, for breakfast!) They’ve got you covered.
The mid-day and evening menus are solid as well, although their crispy fried chicken has been known to run out early in the day. Fluffy biscuits and other baked items are popular, as are their burgers. Flagstop has a bakery case if you need to feed your sweet tooth, and a drive-thru if you’re in a grab-and-go mood.
Having just celebrated their thirtieth year in operation, Flagstop’s interior decor is everything you’d expect of a Texas roadside eatery with an attached drive-thru, convenience store, and gas station. On the restaurant side of the operation there are wide booths with bold Lone Star State colors (red, white, and blue) and Western-style kitsch on the walls. Customers are a mix of families, retired couples and good ol’ cowboys (real ones!) with boots and belt buckles. The staff is reliably friendly and efficient.
Basically, the Flagstop vibe, like the menu, is old-school Hill Country. So’s the food, making the place well worth a visit. And if you go, Wildflowers, we’re counting on you to tell them who sent you.
Story by Pamela Price
(830) 981-4413 (Call-in orders are welcome)
28425 IH-10 West
Boerne, Texas 78006