Grill Master. Panini makers hold the magic of Fantasia in a simple silver countertop contraption. Second Best Coffee (328 w. 85th St.) knocks out three rotating options. The most recent were chili verde sausage, ground lamb (sourced from the Local Pig) and vegetarian breakfast burritos with inviting panini press marks. They arrive wrapped in twine and wax paper on an aluminum toaster tray. Look around the shop and you’ll see a lot of these trays (the pour over coffee is similarly plated) for good reason.
Budget-extender. Yos Donuts’ (7170 Renner Road, Shawnee) has a no frills breakfast burrito, but these things don’t need to be complicated people. The burrito comes dredged in red sauce and on a paper plate. They’re $1.45, but live big and throw down another 20 cents for bacon. Need something else? Yeah. They sell donuts.
Hunger-destroyer. Pancho’s Mexican Food (3546 Main Street) has an egg, cheese and potato burrito that is roughly the size of a Pringles can. For under $5, you can have in-car brunch (whether it’s 3 a.m. or 8 a.m., you won’t need lunch after this one) with a tortilla-enwrapped calorie avalanche.
Speedy Breakfast. Burritos to Go (701B Central, Kansas City, Kansas) is exactly that. Order the chorizo and huevo – a hefty combination of spicy Mexican sausage and eggs – at this human filling station. There are a few tables off the shared gas station parking lot if you want your burritos to stay.
Children of All Ages. The Record Bar (1020 Westport Road) knows what you want. For their breakfast burrito, served Sundays at brunch from 12 to 5 p.m., they sneak scrambled eggs, tater tots and three more ingredients of your choosing into a jalapeno cheddar tortilla. A nap is not included, but it’s strongly recommended.