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Where to get the Best Brunch in Austin | Best Austin Brunch Spots

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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.

Best Brunch Spots in Austin:

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  • Blue Dahlia Bistro

    Blue Dahlia Bistro features a European vibe, private outdoor deck and a menu filled with French-inspired cuisine. They use organic and local products whenever available and strive to be conscious of the effect we have on our bodies, our community, and the planet. During the weekend, their brunch consists of croissants, crêpes, Belgian waffles and other fresh food. Blue Dahlia is known for their positive attitude, fairness, understanding, and generosity and provides the best brunch experience!

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  • Bouldin Creek Cafe

    Bouldin Creek is an eclectic cafe that provides wholesome vegetarian food that is flavorful, satisfying and will not disappoint! They serve breakfast all day, every day with over half of their menu dedicated to options to choose from. Their options range from salads to tacos to sandwiches, plus a gluten-free menu, coffees, and juices. Their baristas are well trained, and all their coffee is locally roasted and organic. This funky space, dog-friendly patio, and vegetarian food draw everyone from parents to hipsters.

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  • Café No Sé

    Located in South Congress Hotel, a minimalist-chic and trendy hotel, Café No Sé is an all-day rustic-modern cafe featuring healthy and delicious seasonal breakfast, lunch and dinner fare, as well as weekend brunch. Choose from quinoa porridge, a bagel board, egg sandwich to eat and enjoy Café No Sé all day rosé, featuring 25% off bottles of rose from sunrise to sundown! Now that’s a good deal!

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  • Canyon Grille

    Located above the Rough Hollow Yacht Club and tucked deep in the heart of Lakeway, Canyon Grille offers a waterfront dining experience with spectacular views of Lake Travis! Bring your family and friends and pair the view with their crab cakes benedict or oysters on the half shell, and you’ve got an upscale experience that won’t break the bank!

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  • Contigo

    This East Austin restaurant serves fresh locally sourced food from sliders to dumplings, and cold cocktails in an atmosphere that is family friendly and pet-friendly. Contigo is also known for serving amazing Bloody Mary’s during brunch and have mouth-watering menu choices. They have a heated patio with family-style picnic tables and lights strung across the patio to create a warm and inviting outdoor space.

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  • Eastside Cafe

    Eastside Cafe has fresh, seasonal dishes for people looking to eat healthier or gluten-free. They also have vegetarian, and vegan options available. Named one of Austin’s 10 Best Restaurants by USA Today Travel, Eastside Cafe has always been beloved by Austinites and visitors alike! They serve brunch, lunch, and nearly everything is made from scratch, including the restaurant’s famous feta salad dressing, jalapeno cornbread muffins, seasonal soups, and daily specials.

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  • EastSide Tavern

    EastSide Tavern is a modern, rustic restaurant serving up craft beer and cocktails as well as some of Austin’s best BBQ with a full brunch menu to compliment. With a rooftop deck, plenty of patio seating and an eye-catching interior, you can enjoy their delicious brunch favorites such as whiskey-infused banana bread French toast and the Brisket “S.O.S.”! You don’t want to miss out on what they’re cookin’ up!

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  • Eberly

    Named after a rebellious Austin icon full of courage and free spirit, Eberly offers a great range of brunch classics from chicken and waffles to crab and grits as well as lite fare such as avocado toast. You’ll discover contemporary American cuisine, a welcoming study, a rooftop terrace, and a historic Cedar Tavern Bar! Don’t pass up the chance to check out this beautiful restaurant.

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  • Elizabeth Street Cafe

    Elizabeth Street Café is a charming converted bungalow that offers French breakfast bits with creative Vietnamese dishes. The little restaurant boasts sunny dining rooms and a shady garden patio and serves fresh breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as takeout. They will fill up your stomachs with Nutella and banana stuffed french crêpes, bánh mì, steaming bowls of pho, sticky rice with ginger sausage and poached eggs and tropical macarons!

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  • Freedmen’s

    Freedmen’s is a laid-back lounge, beer garden, and smokehouse serving barbecue and retro-inspired cocktails in a historic Austin building. Their outdoor area is the perfect spot to grab drinks and catch up with your friends. It’s spacious, has a chill vibe and is a hidden gem in west campus. Sunday brunch doesn’t disappoint with barbecue benedict and jalapeño cheddar grits!

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  • Fonda San Miguel

    Fonda San Miguel is recognized as one of the finest interior Mexican restaurants in the country. Their traditional Mexican cuisine prepared with authentic recipes and ingredients adds a sophisticated touch to every dish. Enjoy the lavish brunch selections while sitting in their colorful, hacienda-style space that feels like you’re stepping into a tropical paradise. And don’t forget to try one of their delicious cocktails!

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  • Full English Cafe

    Full English is a small family business serving all-day British breakfast, teas and coffees, hand-baked sweets and savories, with fish and chips on Friday evenings. Their cafe is a cozy, eclectic, artsy, vintage, funky place to relax with family, friends or just yourself. Sip your tea, wine or beer, flip through some books or play a game while enjoying a traditional English breakfast. They also have vintage, and second-hand finds for sale and the best part is that you can bring your pets on their outdoor patio!

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  • Geraldine’s

    Offering a bat’s eye view of Lady Bird Lake and the downtown skyline, Geraldine’s is named after the famed guinea fowl that once roamed Rainey Street. Austin’s history and culture seeps into every part of the restaurant, from the local ingredients to the concerts (because there is no Austin without live music). Enjoy their amazing rooftop lounge by having delicious brunch items such as crab toast, brioche French toast, masa pancakes and more!

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  • Grizzelda’s

    Full of character and charm with bright pops of pink and green lend a beach vacation vibe to this East Austin space. Grizzelda’s offers traditional Central Mexican dishes from ceviche, tacos, enchiladas and more and carry out this theme for brunch on Sundays. Grizzelda’s buffet includes a variety of eggs, a taco bar, enchiladas and more!

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  • Hillside Pharmacy

    Hillside Farmacy is a revived historic East Austin landmark showcasing simple and unique American large and small plates. Their inventive cocktails and menu full of bistro classics, brunch and oysters are all made with locally sourced ingredients! You will be charmed by the white honeycomb floors, glass chandeliers, copper-topped tables and reclaimed cabinetry and artifacts from an old Central Texas pharmacy. This well-designed space has a little bit of something for everybody.

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  • Italic

    If you’re looking for an Italian themed brunch, look no further than Italic! Their menu changes seasonally and supports local farmers and community partners. Antipasti selections range from cured meats, Italian cheeses, olives and house-marinated produce house-baked focaccia. Wood-fired pizzas and elegantly plated seasonal pasta are served in an open, polished space with a midcentury-modern flair that extends to a bar and a wine mezzanine. Italic is a great place to go to brunch with the entire family!

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  • Jack Allen’s Kitchen

    Jack Allen’s Kitchen brings Southern-inspired flavors infused with the spice of Southwestern cuisine to the Austin area. All their food is sourced from local farmers and is inspired by Texas’ rich history. They even offer a brunch buffet over the weekend with an assortment of southern and Mexican-inspired dishes, as well as fresh fruits and salads. Their heated patio creates a perfect environment for family and friends to enjoy a delicious breakfast!

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  • Jacoby’s

    Jacoby’s is a family operated, rustic, value-driven, ranch-to-table dining experience in East Austin. They feature old-school dishes such as chicken-fried steak boosted by ingredients from owner Adam Jacoby’s ranch. Their weekend brunch on Saturdays and Sundays includes quiche, migas, country ham schnitzel and other seasonal, fresh dishes! Jacoby’s has outdoor chicken coops, gardens and a picnic area overlooking the Colorado River Wildlife Sanctuary, plus an attached store with artisanal foods and vintage home goods.

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  • Josephine House

    The sister restaurant to Austin fine dining institution Jeffrey’s, Josephine House offers breakfast, lunch, brunch, happy hour, dinner and Monday night steak frites! The classy, simple interior features a white marble bar for coffee or cocktails, intimate tables in the dining room, shady nooks on their patio and a grassy front lawn for lounging. You can enjoy this charming and cute house by savoring their tasty and exquisite lemon ricotta pancakes or huevos rancheros for brunch!

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  • Juniper

    Juniper, a Northern Italian–inspired restaurant, is an East Austin destination with locally sourced, seasonal ingredients and artfully plated creations. Their classic style of cuisine connects the northern regions of Italy with central Texas through perfect entrees, desserts, and gin-focused cocktails. Their brunch includes frittata, carbonara, wagyu ribeye and other Italian inspired plates. All of it is served in a dining room with romantic luxe textures, dark wood, and pops of juniper-berry blue and sage green.

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  • L’estelle House

    L’estelle House combines French and Southern homestyle comfort classics. Rosemary biscuits with house gravy, grilled cheese, baked french toast casserole, seasoned pomme frites and prosecco mimosas. Need we say more? Plus, when in season, they offer vegetables from their family garden in Wimberly! Located in the heart of Austin’s Rainey District, this is a great brunch spot to check out!

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  • Moonshine Patio and Grill

    Located in the heart of Downtown Austin, Moonshine Patio Bar and Grill takes you back to a simpler time with a comfortable and familiar restaurant atmosphere. Moonshine’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. Take the time to relax on their outdoor patio and enjoy a delicious brunch!

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  • Olamaie

    Southern food gets a modern, farm-to-table spin at this Tarrytown American from chef Michael Fojtasek. Olamaie’s menu is elegantly plated in a former home tastefully refurbished with neutral hues, tufted banquettes, and charming art from local artists. On Saturdays, their brunch provides the classics like country ham and fried cauliflower sandwiches. Olamaie is reflecting their attitudes of acceptance of others, unending patience, boundless love and soulful allegiance to their food.

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  • Opal Divine’s

    Known for their three dozen craft beers, 60 different whiskeys and an 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, humanely sourced and hormone free brunch offerings with one of their Divine Carafes or any of their other drinks made with craft ingredients and Texas liquors.

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  • Pacha Organic Cafe

    Pacha Organic Cafe makes everything in-house and with mostly organic ingredients. Pacha’s intimate space and eclectic decor give it an ineffable old Austin charm and their menu compliments the atmosphere. They feature every kind of pastry imaginable, organic breakfast tacos, pancakes, omelets, granola, veggie and meat empanadas, Bolivian salteñas and more! Pacha sources all their ingredients from local and organic produce, grains, soy, dairy and pastured eggs, as well as the world’s best Fair Trade organic coffees.

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  • Snooze AM Eatery

    Snooze Am Eatery, a Colorado-based diner, has led the way serving creative twists on America’s favorite breakfast classics in a casual, friendly and vibrant atmosphere! They offer many different classics such as pancakes, eggs Benedict, Bloody Marys and mimosas! At Snooze, they believe life is for the living and each person and each day is worth celebrating. Breakfast marks the beginning of a new day, so come out to Snooze for a great start to your day!

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  • South Congress Cafe

    What two words can produce a huge smile on a foodie fanatics face? Daily brunch! Known for its Bloody Marys, carrot cake French toast, daily brunch, and elegant dinners, South Congress Cafe is the perfect brunch spot! South Congress Cafe’s retro-modern design, with just the perfect amount of casual and cozy, makes brunch even better. Let’s not forget to mention that they offer brunch every day with amazing drink specials!

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  • St. Genevieve

    Located in the Rock Rose entertainment district of the Domain, St. Genevieve is a sophisticated watering hole serving signature cocktails, an extensive wine list, and plates such as curried chicken samosas, spicy Spanish meatballs, and Greek flatbread! The spacious, bright, and airy lounge and circular bar are befitting for a saint! St. Genevieve is a 21 and up only establishment and will not allow children.

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  • Sway

    Thai food may not be the first thing that pops into someone’s head when they think of brunch, but Sway is unlike no other place! The hip eatery brings brunch to a whole new level by including mussel omelets, Thai basil chicken waffles, brioche french toast, hibiscus and grapefruit mimosas and many more tasty Thai dishes on their menu. It’s dimly lit dining rooms and large communal tables enhance your brunch experience!

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  • Texas French Bread

    Bakery by day and bistro by night, Texas French Bread offers everything from coffee, muffins, and sandwiches to steak frites, housemade pappardelle and offers a vast wine selection. They seek out local, fresh, simple, nutritious and beautiful ingredients just for you! Their country and Mediterranean space and dishes make this a restaurant you want to come back to.

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  • The Factory

    A giant, whimsical, casual, funky and eclectic mural of celebrities looms over this stylish, all-day Allandale cafe! The Factory’s menu ranges from imaginative coffee drinks to homemade chicken and waffles paired with a wide range of beer and wine. The airy, inviting space features high ceilings, rustic woods, cozy couches and built-in swings. This is a fun and creative cafe to have a cool and hip brunch!

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  • The Hightower

    The Hightower is an eclectic restaurant serving elevated comfort food with global accents and amazing craft cocktails. They are inspired by Eastern European and Mexican flavors that represent Texas heritage by using local, seasonal ingredients, and their food and drinks represent New Texan Cuisine.The Hightower’s weekend brunch doesn’t disappoint, with their peanut butter brussel sprouts and fried chickpeas as the popular dishes!

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