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Breakfast lovers, take a seat at the Bellaire Coffee Shop (5422 Bissonnet St.), where the price is right and the bacon is perfectly cooked. You don’t have to go far for lunch because Firehouse Pizza (5424 Bissonnet St.) is next door and a favorite of Rogers’ family.
Formerly a burger place that did Greek and now a Greek place that does burgers, Roadster Grill (5210 Bissonnet St.) is a family-owned joint with a killer souvlaki salad. Nearby, the Bellaire Broiler Burger (5216 Bellaire Blvd.) serves up chili cheese dogs and onion rings along with a heaping portion of nostalgia.
One shopping plaza has a trifecta of great restaurants: try the Massaman Chicken Curry at the Asian fusion Lemongrass Café (5109 Bellaire Blvd.); come for some Italian fare at the family-friendly Auntie Pastos (5101 Bellaire Blvd.), and step outside the box for Spanish and French cuisine at Costa Brava Bistro (5115 Bellaire Blvd.), where chef and owner Kitty Bailey serves up “delicious, healthy” food inspired by her favorite places.
It’s a Cuban beat at Café Piquet (5757 Bissonnet St.), where roasted pork and maduros (sweet plantains) are a must. Don’t miss the burgers at Union Kitchen (4057 Bellaire Blvd.) either. Shrimp or Akaushi beef, either one washes down wonderfully with a Bloody Mary.