I should preface this post by saying that breakfast is my favorite meal, and I’m sort of a Chubby’s zealot. That being said, the breakfast at Chubby’s is the most awesome breakfast I’ve ever had in Durham. And it’s only being served for three more days.**
Hopefully you’ve been to the regrettably-named Chubby’s and tried the barbacoa taco with tomatillo-avocado salsa or the homemade tinga gordita or any of their desserts and know how great it is. They very recently started serving breakfast, and although they don’t have freshly squeezed orange juice or brioche french toast, what they do have is incredible. Here is the blissfully limited menu:
I ordered a potato and egg taco and a chorizo and egg taco. I’ve had lots of overpriced breakfasts, and the eggs at Chubby’s aren’t just way better than anything I can make at home, they’re at least as good as anything I’ve gotten at fancier restaurants. The potatoes, like the coleslaw at Allen and Son, are archetypal – crispy, peppery, soft – and the chorizo is the least greasy, most delicious chorizo I’ve ever had, especially with their salsa verde.
The owner told me that staying open for breakfast when the undergrads aren’t around isn’t viable, so they’re just going to finish out the week. They may start offering some of the breakfast items during lunch. In any case, do yourself a favor and get to Chubby’s for breakfast before Saturday.
Breakfast at Chubby’s (map)
Monday – Saturday: 7 am – 11 am
**Update: It looks like they’re going to try out the Durham breakfast crowd for a couple more weeks. Go in and let them know what you think! I for one think that if they served the breakfast items all day Saturday, they could catch some Elmo’s spillover, especially if they served the dessert items too (I’m looking at you, quesadilla dulce). Thanks to you guys for being vocal and thanks to Tony for checking in!