Best Brunch Spots in Austin

If New York is the city that never sleeps, Austin just might be the city that never goes hungry. Being the live music capital of the world can often lead to late nights, and potential lost opportunities for early morning scrambled eggs and bacon. Enter brunch: the saving grace and favorite pastime activity for hundreds of Austinites every weekend. Where other cities may come up short on brunch locations, Austin has plenty of top-notch brunch spots to choose from. We’ll save you the trouble of swiping through hundreds of online reviews, and provide you with our top select of brunch spots in Austin.

Verde’s Mexican Parrilla

16018 Hamilton Pool Rd
Austin, TX 78738
(Additional location in Round Rock)

 

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Verde’s is a Bee Cave staple that’s perfect for families. There’s a grassy play area where kids can burn off some of those brunch calories, while parents enjoy a refreshing beverage on the covered patio. The restaurant’s casual atmosphere and authentic Mexican food make for a great south-of-the-border Mother’s Day escape.

The Grille at Rough Hollow

103 Yacht Club Cove
Lakeway, TX 78734

 

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Located above the Rough Hollow Yacht Club, The Grille at Rough Hollow offers a waterfront dining experience with spectacular views of Lake Travis. Pair the view with The Grille at Rough Hollow’s crab cakes benedict or oysters on the half shell, and you’ve got an upscale experience that won’t break the bank.

Jack Allen’s Kitchen

7720 Highway 71 West
Austin, TX 78735
(Additional locations in Round Rock and Westlake Hills)

 

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Jack Allen’s southern-style dishes have been drawing Austinites from all over to highway 71 for the past several years. Jack Allen’s locally sourced food is delicious and helps bolster the Central Texas community. The restaurant’s brunch buffet offers an assortment of southern and Mexican-inspired dishes, as well as fresh fruits and salads.

Opal Divine’s

3601 S. Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
(Additional location in North Austin)

 

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Known for their robust drink offerings and extensive selection of eggs benedict, Opal Divine’s is the perfect brunch spot if your ideal Mother’s Day brunch includes something sweet and strong. Wash down Opal’s local and humanely sourced brunch offerings with one of their Divine Carafes (made with Texas liquors).

Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill

303 Red River St
Austin, TX 78701

 

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Located in the heart of downtown Austin, Moonshine Grill’s massive Sunday brunch buffet will intimidate even the biggest eaters. The diverse offering of southern food, tex-mex and traditional breakfast foods is ideal for families with picky eaters.

Olivia

2043 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

 

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If you are looking for something more upscale, Olivia’s eclectic seasonal menu is just the thing. Olivia brunch dishes are made with locally sourced ingredients, and while the offerings look like traditional brunch fare, they’re often offered with a slight twist. Olivia’s large windows and backyard community garden make for a beautiful setting on a sunny day.

Pacha Organic Cafe

4618 Burnet Road
Austin, TX 78756

 

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Pacha’s intimate space and eclectic decor give it an ineffable old Austin charm, and the speciality pancakes (filled with organic seasonal fruit, or, if you’re feeling adventurous, meat) complement the atmosphere. Regulars also swear by the Pacha Latte. Space is limited, so you’ll want to get there early or call ahead.

Fonda San Miguel

2330 W. North Loop
Austin, TX 78756

 

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Fonda San Miguel takes on traditional Mexican cuisine prepared with authentic recipes and ingredients but adds a sophisticated touch to every dish. Enjoy the lavish brunch selections while sitting in their colorful, hacienda-style space. And don’t forget to try one of their delicious cocktails!

Hillside Farmacy

1209 E 11th St
Austin, TX 78702

 

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Located in the old Hillside Drugstore building and restored using original pharmacy cabinetry, Hillside Farmacy is an antique-chic eatery and specialty grocery store. Known for their fresh and delicious brunch, you might have to wait awhile to be seated on the weekends but is well worth the wait once the food arrives!

Nightcap

1401 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78703

 

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Nightcap, a sweets lounge, offers the classics but with their own signature brand of decadence. Every Sunday they host a brunch with delectable treats and libations. The restaurant is designed with timeless, candlelit ambiance and purposely placed spot lighting.

Italic

123 W. Sixth St
Austin, TX 78701

 

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If you’re looking for a Italian themed brunch, look no further than Italic! Antipasti selections range from cured meats, Italian cheeses, olives and house-marinated produce to house-baked focaccia. To complement your meal, choose a yummy cocktail or select from their 100-percent Italian wine list.

Sway

1417 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704

 

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Thai food may not be the first thing that pops in someone’s head when they think of brunch but Sway is unlike no other place! The hip eatery’s brunch includes mussel omelette, thai basil waffles with chicken, brioche french toast and many more tasty, Thai dishes.

L’estelle House

88 1/2 Rainey St
Austin, TX 78701

 

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L’estelle House combines French & Southern homestyle comfort classics. Rosemary biscuits with house gravy, baked french toast casserole, and prosecco mimosas…need we say more? Located in the heart of Austin’s Rainey District, this is a great spot to check out!

Isla

208 W 4th St
Austin, TX 78701

 

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Isla means island in Spanish which makes sense why this Caribbean cantina serves up island-inspired food and drinks. Their brunch menu is packed with fresh seafood and if you want, add a tropical drink to make you feel like you’re relaxing on a beach somewhere.

Café No Sé

1603 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704

 

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Café No Sé can be found in the South Congress Hotel, a minimalist-chic and trendy hotel. Inside the rustic-modern restaurant, their brunch is a healthy and delicious affair. Choose from quinoa porridge, a bagel board, egg sandwich and much more!

Juniper

2400 East Cesar Chavez #304
Austin, TX 78702

 

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Juniper combines premier ingredients and old world technique to create comforting, yet inventive classic cuisine that connects the northern regions of Italy with central Texas. Brunch includes frittata, carbonara, wagyu ribeye and other Italian inspired plates.

Olamaie

1610 San Antonio St
Austin, TX 78701

 

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Olamaie serves southern food rooted in love and tradition while inspired by contemporary culinary concepts. On Saturdays, their brunch provides the classics like country ham and fried cauliflower sandwiches.

South Congress Cafe

1600 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704

 

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What two words can produce a huge smile on a foodie fanatics face? Daily brunch! South Congress Cafe’s retro-modern design, with just the perfect amount of casual and cozy, is a prime location for brunch. Plus, they offer it every day with amazing drink specials!

Full English Cafe

2000 Southern Oaks Dr
Austin, TX 78745

 

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Family owned and run, and 100% DIY since 2010, Full English is a genuine British cafe with funky and vintage decor. They serve all-day breakfast, which includes the traditional full english breakfast, British-style back bacon, and British-style pork sausages.

Blue Dahlia Bistro

3663 Bee Cave Rd
West Lake Hills, TX 78746

 

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Blue Dahlia Bistro features a European vibe, private outdoor deck and a menu filled with French-inspired cuisine. During the weekend, their brunch serves croissants, crêpes, belgian waffles and other fresh food using local and organic ingredients.

Elizabeth Street Cafe

1501 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704

 

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This charming, converted bungalow offers French breakfast bits with creative Vietnamese dishes. Elizabeth Street Cafe will fill up your stomach with nutella and banana stuffed french crêpes, breakfast báhn, sticky rice with ginger sausage and poached eggs, and many more tasty options.

Freedmen’s

2402 San Gabriel St
Austin, TX 78705

 

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Freedmen’s is a laid back lounge, beer garden, and smokehouse serving barbecue and retro-inspired cocktails in an historic Austin building. Sunday brunch doesn’t disappoint with barbecue benedict and jalapeño cheddar grits.

Frank

407 Colorado St
Austin, TX 78701

 

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From venison to veggie, Frank provides exotic hot dogs and sausages to serve to the public. Their Sunday brunch serves more than just hot dogs; with choices like chicken and waffles, pork belly benedict, shrimp and grits, makers toast and the list goes on.

Eastside Café

2113 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722

 

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Eastside Cafe has a myriad of fresh, seasonal dishes for people looking to eat healthier in the new year, as well as non-gluten, vegetarian, and vegan options available. The grow their fresh vegetables in their garden or buy from locally sourced places.

Jacoby’s

3235 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702

 

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Jacoby’s is a rustic, value drive, ranch-to-table dining experience in East Austin. Their weekend brunch on Saturdays and Sundays includes quiche, migas, country ham schnitzel and other seasonal, fresh dishes!

The Hightower

1209 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702

 

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This eclectic restaurant serves elevated comfort food with global accents and amazing craft cocktails. The Hightower’s weekend brunch doesn’t disappoint, with their peanut butter brussel sprouts and fried chickpeas as the popular dishes.

Texas French Bread

2900 Rio Grande St
Austin, TX 78705

 

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Texas French Bread is a relaxed, cozy bakery and cafe located near the University of Texas campus. Their french menu includes fresh baguettes, eggs benedict, pork milanese and steak & eggs. They offer an impressive list of wine, beer and cider.

Bouldin Creek Cafe

1900 S 1st St,
Austin, TX 78704

 

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Bouldin Creek Cafe is your typical Austin restaurant with a bohemian atmoshpere, eco-friendly environment and rotating monthly art show. They serve breakfast all day, every day with over half of their menu dedicated to options to choose from.

Contigo

2027 Anchor Ln,
Austin, TX 78723

 

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Modeled after a ranch in south Texas, Contigo is family-style seating restaurant with a large all-weather patio. They are known for serving amazing Bloody Mary’s during brunch and mouth-watering menu choices.

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