From counter cafes to outdoor patios and marble bars, breakfast places in Austin offer a wide range of ambiances to wake up for. Whether you’re trying to grab a quick pastry for the road or want an hours-long brunch experience, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Austin. Check out this list of the best breakfast in Austin to find the next place you’ll look forward to waking up for.
The Best Breakfast Places in Austin
Kerbey Lane Café
Multiple locations across Austin
Kerbey Lane offers breakfast all day long and started out as a small house on Kerbey Lane in North Austin. Today, the café has several locations across Austin. Try the California or Baked Potato omelettes or the fried chicken platter, which has chicken breast and mashed potatoes covered in a bacon-peppered gravy.
Multiple locations across Austin
Magnolia Café has been serving breakfast to Austinites and visitors alike for 40 years. The 24-hour breakfast menu features scrambles, migas tacos, and omelets packed with ingredients like salmon, tofu, and seasoned sausage.
Bouldin Creek Café
1900 South 1st St
Bouldin Creek focuses on vegetarian and vegan breakfast foods that are flavorful and satisfying. Try Charlotte’s green enchiladas with cheddar jack cheese, roasted potatoes, black beans, and vinaigrette. Another great choice in the Farmer’s Plate featuring sweet potato and pecan tamales with avocado mash and house-made salsa.
3800 N Lamar Blvd
The menu changes seasonally to feature the freshest ingredients. The owners also feature a lively range of creative morning cocktails for a Sunday brunch-type experience. Try the Snooze Classic with eggs, your choice of meat including chorizo or chicken sausage, and hash browns. This breakfast spot also makes excellent huevos rancheros, breakfast burritos, and breakfast bowls.
1601 Waterston Ave
Josephine House is an amazing café with a marble bar and shady patio seating that’s perfect for serving up breakfast treats. Try a cheddar scone or Nutella morning bun from the bakery or dig into the lemon ricotta pancakes from the kitchen.
Café No Se
1603 S Congress Ave
Located in the South Congress Hotel, this café offers healthy breakfast options. Try the red quinoa porridge or English pea beignets for a small meal or opt for something more substantial like the Mexican-inspired torta or gravlax bagel sandwich with cream cheese and egg.
Elizabeth Street Café
1501 S 1st St
This café and boulangerie serves up a weekday breakfast menu and weekend brunch that blends Vietnamese and French flavors into one delicious infusion. Here, you’ll find sweet Vietnamese coffees using condensed milk along with café au lait. Don’t miss one of the French pastries, omelets, or steamed buns.
Veracruz All Natural
Five locations across Austin and Round Rock
Veracruz is one of the cities best breakfast taco places. Try their migas tacos, which is a blend of eggs and crispy tortillas that is a must-try Austin food. The taco trucks can be found from South Austin to East Austin and feature other Tex-Mex favorites like cheese empanadas, flautas, and chilaquiles. Pair it with one of their agua frescas or fresh smoothies.
1010 E Cesar Chavez St
Cenote is a neighborhood patio café that offers savory and sweet breakfast options. It’s one of the best coffee houses in Austin, but it also serves up wine and beer. The rotating selection of coffee features roasters including merit Coffee and Casa Brasil.
June’s All Day
1722 S Congress Ave
June’s offers breakfast options that are suited for all mornings. Whether you want to grab a leisurely brunch or snag a pastry to-go, June’s has something for you. The petite patio is pet-friendly and the perfect place to enjoy a quiet morning with a great breakfast. Try their housemade granola with stonefruits or their Croque Madame featuring gruyere cheese, a fried egg, Paris ham, and mixed greens.
2406 Manor Road
Dai Due — one of Austin’s best restaurants — offers a breakfast menu that ends at 3 pm for people who prefer to get a late start. Located in Fareground, this taqueria makes tortillas in-house and focuses on wild game and naturally-raised meats including duck, quail, turkey, and seafood. The options here are endless as the menu changes seasonally, but one of our favorites is the Gulf shrimp and wild boar chorizo tacos.
2307 Hancock Dr
Epicerie is a cheerful coffee shop and breakfast spot brought to Austin by owner and chef Sarah Mcintosh. Try the pastrami muffin or the eggs Roxanne featuring dirty rice, coddled egg, hot sauce, and a honey butter biscuit.
4801 Burnet Rd
Picnik offers a wide range of Paleo and gluten-free breakfast options. The healthy restaurant focuses on high-quality ingredients that are all corn-free, soy-free and peanut-free.
Their flagship Austin location features a full butter coffee menu, bone broth, and breakfast delights like their Harvest Hash. Filled with sweet potatoes, spinach, sausage, and toasted pecans it’s a real treat! If you’re looking for something sweet, try their hotcakes or French toast baked with homemade bread and drizzled with maple syrup and berries.
1112 E. 12th St | 1105 S. Lamar Blvd
Paperboy is one of Austin’s favorite breakfast restaurants. The restaurant and café offers a thoughtfully-crafted menu that uses high-quality and locally-sourced ingredients. In fact, all preserves, sauces, juices, and bread are made in-house. Try the steak and egg breakfast, which features Texas Wagyu beef on a buttermilk bun. The eatery also serves up a daily selection of quiche and crispy cheddar hashbrowns with carrot habanero sauce that are not to be missed.
Sixth and Waller
1108 East Sixth St.
Located in the newly opened East Austin Hotel, hip spot Sixth and Waller serves breakfast tacos, queso eggs benedict and steak and eggs. Their blueberry cream cheese French toast is to die for and there are several vegan choices for patrons as well including popular ingredients such as kale and avocado.
533 West Oltorf St
Phoebe’s Diner is a classic diner that serves up greasy spoon fare. It’s a great place to head after a long night on the town or when you’re craving some comfort breakfast food. They offer a menu that blends Texas BBQ favorites with classic American diner fare using their lovingly-named smoker called Flapjack.
2159 S Lamar Blvd
If you want great coffee and tea to go with a delicious breakfast, head over to Patika on Lamar Street or Congress Avenue. The multi-roaster café also serves up one of the best brunch menus in Austin. Try their breakfast sandwich on a pretzel roll, the salmon stuffed avocado bagels, or basic avocado toast.
600 N Lamar Blvd
At 24 Diner, all-day breakfast means you can grab favorites like chicken and waffles 24 hours a day. The restaurant offers comfort food, local and organic options as well as a full bar. Located in the heart of Central Austin, it’s a great place to drop in when out with friends or exploring the city.
4631 Airpot Blvd
The Omelettry has been serving delicious breakfasts in the ATX since 1978. Stepping inside is like taking a trip back to authentic Austin — before the rents skyrocketed and skyrises popped up. The vibe here is truly all about keeping things weird and real. From french toast and pancakes to oatmeal, omelets, and chili con queso, there’s a breakfast treat for everyone.
Try One in A Million Delights With Breakfast in Austin
Belly up at a counter cafe and dive into a stack of pancakes or keep things healthy and sustainable with a veggie breakfast at the best breakfast spots in Austin. With true Texas influence, you’ll find omelets featuring brisket, migas breakfast tacos, and everything in between. From food trucks in East Austin to brick and mortar locations on South Lamar, you’re never far away from a delicious meal in Austin.