Sisters Coffee Company
Excellent, absolutely top-tier breakfast burrito. Busting with flavor. Didn’t need any sauce — the chipotle source cream does it all. It always helps when you eat a freshly-made burrito like this moments after it comes out of the pan and is wrapped, and the fact that I hanging out at the cafe doing a bit of co-working made it the perfect situation for that.
It’s all the way out in Sisters, and that cafe is just massively popular there. I had quite a wait, which would have been more than I wanted if I wasn’t just hanging out anyway. There is a Sister’s Coffee in the Old Mill, but they don’t have a breakfast burrito.
Shari's Cafe and Pies
I was expecting this to be bad. I actually love Shari’s in general so it’s not that. I just figured it would be phoned in. They have hash browns, eggs, and sausage anyway, so why not just spatula them into a tortilla and flesh out the menu? But this has more care than that. There is a sauce on it that’s uniquely for the burrito (best I can tell) that is quite good. Hash browns as the potatoes in the burrito is more rare than you’d think in Bend and it really works here, along with the chopped bacon that was cooked perfectly burrito usage. I’m a fan of getting sour cream and a kinda “normal” salsa automatically with burritos, and that’s exactly what they do here.
I enjoy how Shari’s is ruthless about their mask mandate. Literally every time I’m there there is always multiple people who come in maskless and someone calls them out on it and they either leave or put one on. I just find that comforting. If you have a rule, and the rule is posted on the door, enforce the rule. If they put a rule that said everyone had to wear purple hat to come in, I’d wear a damn purple hat.
I’ve been to Shari’s maybe a half dozen times the last few months and they seem to be constantly struggling with short staff, computer issues, and whatever else that causes wait times and slow service. They always seem like they are doing their best to overcome it, and this struggle isn’t unique, I just point it out as feedback.
Market of Choice
It’s in a league of it’s own as far as approach. It’s very saucey and wet and kinda looks like it’s going to be gross, but it’s actually quite good. Perhaps the most flavorful of all the burritos in the area.
They only come pre-made and cold. It’s such a wet burrito that the tortilla is kinda soaked through and sloppy. The trick is to microwave it to get it warm, but then toast the outside to get the tortilla back in shape, and even then, it’s a knife and forker.
Lucy's Taco Shop
They know what they are doing with the Bacon at Lucy’s. The bacon is thick and cooked until very crispy so it holds up to the moist burrito filling. It’s quite large, and at the price, quite a value. I also like that they open at 6am.
The location on 3rd is too close to the stupid stoplight and it’s always hard to pull out of there.
This was the #1 request after first publishing this site! No disappointments here. I actually ordered the Bacon Burrito also, which was good but fairly typical. The Machaca Burrito though was very good. The Machaca shredded beef was super tasty, paired great with the bell peppers, and made for a hell of a burrito.
Despite the egg in there, it didn’t scream “breakfast” burrito.
Super solid, perfectly made burrito. I drove by and ordered at the counter so I got it super fresh. Lovely to look at as well, look at those insides! I was almost going to give it a 4, but I think the thing that pushes it up to a 5 is how they make it with the cheese between multiple layers of tortilla wrapper, almost like it’s wrapped in a thin quesidilla.
There are something like 6 salsa choices but nothing standout.
Taqueria El Nava
This joint is tucked behind Bevel in the little food court back there. I’m not in love with Bevel beer, but I like their style and I like the physical location. And they have good taste in food trucks. From what I’ve seen come and go from there, it’s all pretty good.
From the outside, Taqueria El Nava looks a lot like any other kitchen-sink-style Mexican cart (they have hot dogs, chicken teriaky bowls, french fries, and all sorts of stuff in addition to a thick Mexican menu). That heavy of a menu is normally a red flag to me, but I’ve had nothing but good food from there, including the Bacon Breakfast Burrito.
I really dig the use of french fries as the potato. I think that’s unique in Bend, at least in my travels so far. It’s big, it’s fresh, and it’s well-crafted. I’ve tried it twice, and it was equally good both times. It’s not a 5 because it doesn’t offer any terribly unique flavors on its own. It begs for hot sauce — so I recommend bringing your own favorite to the party.
They also only open at 10am so it’s a bit late for breakfast for me normally, but thankfully they serve them anytime.
Hefty! The melted cheese inside was glorious. Just a well made burrito and a good price for a large freshly made burrito.
It’s a lot of potato in there, so if that’s not an ingredient you enjoy it’s probably not for you.
Damn fine burrito made to order. I’ve only been this one time, and I have a feeling I scrweed up by going bacon. Somethings tells me I should have gone chile verde and got the green chile sauce, as the bacon wasn’t busting with flavor.
I think the cart is only there for a couple months in the summer months. I go by there nearly every day and it’s always busy. Good for them, good for business, but it makes getting a burrito a bit slow.
Rockin' Daves Bistro & Backstage Lounge
Unique take on a breakfast burrito! I’ve literally never seen a sausuage gravy smothered breakfast burrito before. Sauce-covered burritos for lunch, sure, but this was a cool approach. Well made and tasty, if a bit of a gut bomb. My favorite part is the diced biscuit chunks within the burrito itself.
Not the world’s biggest fans of the sausage. Weirdly perfectly rectangular bits, giving off an extra-processed vibe. Mr. Dave’s spot is also super popular! I had to abort mission one morning as the line was nuts. I ultimately did Uber Eats on a weekday lunch.
The Hideaway Tavern
The Hideaway wasn’t on my list, I just happened in there with some friends the other day for brunch and they had the burrito on the menu and I felt compelled. I’m glad I did as it was very well done! I feel like the food at Hideaway is way better than it has any business being (it’s a dark sports bar!) but it’s sister restaurant is The Victorian Cafe so I guess that makes sense. Four stars only because it didn’t do anything above and beyond or unique.
This isn’t rare or inherently bad, but it falls into the category of “we already make all the stuff that goes in this burrito for other dishes, so we scoop them into a tortilla as an option too.” Price is a little high too, but it comes with a side.
My fourth time was a charm here. The Supreme Burrito was a damn fine take. Where Bend Breakfast Burrito kinda mixes all the burrito filling ingredients together making it homogenous (but great), Burrito Sunrise keeps all the ingredients very separate but layered. It’s the difference between crafting/grilling the burritos on the spot (Burrito Sunrise), and making them well ahead of time (Bend Breakfast Burrito). I’m fond of them both, but I think it’s fair to say a Burrito Sunrise has a higher peak-deliciousness point (one minute after they give it to you), and fades quickly, where Bend Breakfast Burrito remains delicious for hours/days. In other words, don’t take your Burrito Sunrise burrito to the mountain.
This place has all the burrito buzz right now. Perhaps because of the iconic yellow truck right on Greenwood. It took me four tries to find a burrito I found worthy of the buzz. I’ve had The Hog, The Carne Asade, and The Chorizo and I didn’t like any of them. Fortunately, the one I’ve found here is damn good.
My main gripe is it’s always the same fella who I order from, and I find him a bit curt in a way that I’m not used to in Bend. No greeting, he just waits for you to speak when you get to the counter. And one time I asked for Jalepenos on the side (rather than doing the add-spice add-on thing they do to the burrio itself) and was told “do you have a way to grill them and apply them internally to the burrito where you are going?” and I was like “uhhhhh, no”, and I didn’t get them. Jeez sorry for asking.
Bend Breakfast Burrito
You’d hope a place called “Bend Breakfast Burrito” would make a killer breakfast burrito. Good news: they do. I like how the burrito stuffing is so equalized, almost like they make a huge casserole of burrito guts and inject it into the tortilla. They are not made fresh, but that can be an advantage. Since they are designed to last, you can absolutely buy one to eat later in the day or the next day.
Get the delicious avocado crema, it’s much better than the (unfortunately lackluster) salsas that come with it. Otherwise it begs for Cholula.
The bowl is also great, and they do fun limited time offer things that are usually worth getting.
While the burritos are quite consistent, ordering them is not. Since the beginning you never really know where they are going to be. Instagram is the best way to find them, and it seems to change every week.
It’s on the small size compared to other local burritos.
The filling mixture I know is a turnoff for some. It’s certainly a unique approach.
Everything Active Culture makes is pretty high quality. Good ingredients, made from scratch, done with care. I’m not sure they promise it, but you get the feeling things are organic and sourced locally. It probably won’t blow your socks off (and I’d probably get something else from their overall great menu, honestly), but it’s a good burrito. Get the OG sauce for some extra unusual flavor.
This burrito doesn’t feel particularly breakfasty, despite the eggs.
Beware lots of upsells when ordering. Prosciutto is the only meat option ($2.00 upsell),making it double the cost of most other options.
Certainly a made-to-order burrito, as I waited over half an hour for it in the drive through, like they totally forgot about it. They are nice but disorganized.
I’d say it was nearly worth the wait as it certainly was hot and fresh. A solid, well-done burrito — just nothing particularly special about it.
Need to try the Bronco next time with the Refried Beans, Sour Cream and Fresh Avocado Slices.
It’s your basic breakfast burrito. Essentially recycled ingredients from other dishes in a tortilla. Comes with sour cream which works with it well.
There is just nothing stand out about it at all. No special love that makes it anything worth seeking out. The salsa is watery and bland.
Life & Time
There is a really tangy and tasty sauce in there. I buy the hype that only buy and use high quality clean ingredients.
The dryest of the burritos around. I feel like I should have got the sweet potato version. The sauce, while good, doesn’t feel particularly well distributed and leaves the dry ingredients (particularly the small-cut potatoes) particularly dry.
Great presentation. Great salsa. Ultimately just a decent burrito.
I think it’s just a Sunday-brunch-only thing, making it harder to get your hands on than most of the others here.
Black Bear Diner
The price includes a heaping helping of a side, plus fruit. I enjoyed the country potatoes more than the burrito.
It was quite burned, both the eggs and tortilla on the inside. I can’t imagine that’s normal, but that’s how mine came.
I like chorizo, but I think it’s an odd choice for an only choice at a joint like Black Bear Diner where they could clearly pull off a bacon-based version.
Relatively cheap, I guess.
This is a phoned in burrito. They literally make them fresh each morning. I’ve been there at 6am when the open and have watched them do it. You’d think getting them that fresh would be good, but they are just weak ingredients slapped together with no vision at all. I hate to imagine what they are like by noon. Everything about them is bad surrounded by a dry tortilla.
I find something comforting and satisyfing about this little garbage burrito. It’s always exactly the same, whether you get it on Century drive, the heart of Los Angeles, or off some country highway in Virginia. It has that “tested by thousands of people and nobody found it too offputting” feel to it.
It’s a little garbage burrito. It’s not particularly tasty. It’s weirdly soft, like little edible microwaved feather pillow.
The little round hash brown thingies that come with the meal are pretty OK.
It’s just a soggy sloppy kinda gross tasting burrito. Sorry Burger King, the Whopper is a very decent fast food burger and since it’s available for breakfast, if you find yourself at a Burger King for breakfast, just do that.