Brunch is highly underrated – it brings the best of both worlds, the amazing and savory appetizers of breakfast merged with the hunk of meat filling our hearts with joy from lunch. Here we have some of the best brunch spots in Austin that you simply cannot miss. Here we go.
1. Café Blue Downtown
One of Austin’s classic seafood restaurants and oyster bars. Café Blue has some of the most extensive wine collections offered in a contemporary setting. The café also has an ocean theme that has a more Caribbean flavor compared to other restaurants in town.
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This place by far has the best seafood. The fish was succulent and flavorful. The wait staff was spot on with the wine selection for our food. The crab cake was delicious.
2. South Congress Cafe
Known for its delicious carrot cake and bloody marry, South Congress checks all the right boxes to be Austins’ favorite brunch spot. The place has a breathtaking, retro-modern ambiance that is simply hard to find anywhere else.
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I have been to the South Congress Cafe a few times and have enjoyed it every time. The food has always been great and the special has been superb each time I have been there.
3. Snooze an AM Eatery
Snooze is an exceptionally vibrant, retro chain that serves a seasonal menu along with some unique exquisite cocktails that are simply unforgettable. Perhaps one of the few places in Austin that has amazing flavor, is fresh and impeccable service altogether.
Address: 1700 S Lamar Blvd Suite 301, Austin, TX 78704, United States
Business Hours: Weekdays (7 am – 2 pm), Weekends (6:30 am – 2:30 pm)
Phone: +1 512-428-8444
Top Menu Items: Goldilocks Porridge and Potato pancakes
Reviews: Pleasantly surprised by how good the food is. If you eat outside though get a table under the roof.
Patika has a wide variety of daily baked pastries, made-to-order breakfast and lunch, and grab and go sandwiches that you simply cannot afford to miss. Whether you want a complete meal or just in for the coffee, you will definitely be eating more than you expected.
Address: 2159 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704, United States
Business Hours: 7am – 3pm
Top Menu Items: breakfast sandwich, biscuits & gravy.
Reviews: Food is tasty and coffee is delicious too. Indoor and outdoor seating.
5. Odd Duck
An upscale, high-end eatery that makes you feel like royalty. The place is famously knowns for its fresh and locally sourced ingredients. The place serves New American chow and drinks in a contemporary setting perfect for all occasions and events.
Address: 1201 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704, United States
Business Hours: Weekdays (11:30am – 10pm), Saturdays (5pm – 11pm), Sundays (10:30pm – 10pm)
Phone: +1 512-433-6521
Top Menu Items: sourdough bread (dark brown crust), and Burgers
Reviews: Excellent food, and equally excellent(and unique) cocktails. Rotating menu with farm to table options – every item on their menu shows where it was sourced.
6. Counter Cafe
If you are brunch lover, then better check this place out asap. Counter Café has a wide variety of organic, natural, and generally locally sourced fare with the ambiance perfect for dates and hangouts.
Address: 626 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703, United States
Business Hours: Weekdays (11 am – 10 pm), Weekends (9 am – 10 pm)
Phone: +1 512-708-8800
Top Menu Items: eggs Benedict, hotcakes and breakfast tacos
Reviews: I love love this place. I don’t even live in Austin and I think about it fondly and how I can’t wait to go back. Allllll the food was good! Coffee fresh and delicious.
7. Café No Sé
Cafe No Sé is one of two beautiful restaurants inside the South Congress Hotel. Head here if you’re looking for something healthy-ish. The casual Cafe No Se, the cool, breezy sister to the more brawny Central Standard, not only serves guests of the hotel but also has become a go-to for all-day dining in a city that could use more of it.
Address: 1603 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, United States
Business Hours: Wednesday to Sunday (7 am – 8 pm)
Phone: +1 512-942-2061
Top Menu Items: octopus dish. cauliflower, burrata, and roasted bronzini
Reviews: Cafe No Sé is one of two beautiful restaurants inside the South Congress Hotel. Head here if you’re looking for something healthy-ish.
Mattie’s at Green Pastures is a historical restaurant serving Southern food and a great brunch in Bouldin Creek. The coolest thing about Mattie’s is how you feel like you are out on a hill country ranch, even though you are right in the middle of Austin.
Address: 811 W Live Oak St, Austin, TX 78704, United States
Business Hours: Wednesday to Friday (5 am – 8 pm), Weekends (11 am – 2 pm)
Phone: +1 512-444-1888
Top Menu Items: Chicken Fried Steak, Fried Chicken, Pork Tenderloin, fried green tomatoes and the Heirloom carrots
Reviews: Mattie’s at Green Pastures is a historical restaurant serving Southern food and a great brunch in Bouldin Creek.
9. Moonshine Grill
Moonshine is an all-you-can-eat Southern spot downtown that we like best for brunch. Fantastic food amazing service and extraordinary ambiance make it the perfect place to have a date night. The menu offers a great selection – comfort food with a twist!
Address: 303 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701, United States
Business Hours: Weekdays (4 pm – 9 pm), Sunday (10 am – 1 pm), Monday (closed)
Phone: +1 512-236-9599
Top Menu Items: fried green tomatoes, corn queso, pretzels, and the ribs
Reviews: Moonshine is an all-you-can-eat Southern spot downtown that we like best for brunch.
10. Copper Restaurant & Dessert Lounge
If you have a love for fine dine ambiance and quality food that this is the spot for you. Copper is an evolution of Hill Country cuisine and libations rooted in the sweeter side of life.
Address: 3401 Esperanza Crossing #104, Austin, TX 78758, United States
Business Hours: Friday (12-9pm), Saturdays (10am – 9pm), Sunday (10am – 4pm), Monday and Tuesday (3-8pm)
Phone: +1 512-215-3633
Top Menu Items: chicken and biscuit, blueberry lemonade, honey watermelon, and strawberry basil
Reviews: Copper is an evolution of Hill Country cuisine and libations rooted in the sweeter side of life.
A cool place with unique eats” say fans of this “always-packed” Mueller eatery where diners come together via “family-style seating” at picnic tables in a mostly outdoor, “dog-friendly” setting. So if you have any pets, bring em, they’re also gonna have a good time.
Address: 2027 Anchor Ln, Austin, TX 78723, United States
Business Hours: 4 pm – 10 pm
Phone: +1 512-614-2260
Top Menu Items: chicken schnitzel, El Pepino cocktail with a bowl of their fresh spicy popcorn
Reviews: A big, open indoor/outdoor space great for cocktails and Southern food.
12. Biscuits + Groovy
This low-key brunch spot has a groove you cannot find anywhere else. Popular daytime food truck serving a variety of biscuit dishes with creative toppings & gravies.
Address: 1210 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78748, United States
Business Hours: 9 am – 2 pm
Phone: +1 512-373-6031
Top Menu Items: MC Hammer with maple bacon and the Bee Gee biscuit with grape jelly
Reviews: The ultimate comfort breakfast food. Soft biscuits with hearty portions of gravy and other toppings. You can’t go wrong here.
13. Arlo Grey
Modern, airy lakeside stop from a Top Chef offering French & Italian-inspired plates & cocktails. Lakeside restaurant and bar located in the LINE Austin. Led by Top Chef 10 winner, Kristen Kish and featuring a menu rooted in French and Italian traditions with nostalgia for dishes from Kristen’s upbringing.
Address: 111 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701, United States
Business Hours: Weekdays (11 am – 10 pm), Weekends (9 am – 10 pm)
Phone: +1 512-478-2991
Top Menu Items: French toast, malfaldini, flat, wide pasta served with a beautifully rich mushroom sauce
Reviews: Our table enjoyed the Prix fixed menu at Arlo Grey for an engagement celebration dinner! Everything about our experience here was amazing!
14. Counter Cafe
Counter Cafe is a diner-y spot with locations on Rainey Street and the East Side. Head to the East Side if you’re with a group. Cafe serving natural, organic & generally locally sourced fare with breakfast served all day.
Address: 1914 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702, United States
Business Hours: 7 am – 3 pm
Phone: +1 512-351-9961
Top Menu Items: egg sandwich, pancakes with maple syrup
Reviews: Very nice breakfast spot, plenty of options! Everything was tasty but not “Wow”.
15. Josephine House
Get a feel for the famous and historical Clarksville Neighborhood with a drink at Josephine. Stop by for a drink and an appetizer; choose the casually elegant dining room or the airy patio. Josephine House is the epitomic home for those who, in a less thoughtful time, would have been called Ladies Who Lunch.
Address: 1601 Waterston Ave, Austin, TX 78703, United States
Business Hours: 10 am – 3 pm
Phone: +1 512-477-5584
Top Menu Items: steak and egg, Huevos Rancheros and Ginger beer
Reviews: Lovely atmosphere and design. Trendy. Food is hit or miss and prices are high.