Eat + Drink Eat + Drink

The 23 Best Brunch Spots In Austin, Texas

Everything is bigger — and better — in Texas and that includes brunch. Gone are the days when brunch meant a few eggs, bacon, and some slices of toast. Today’s brunch spots in Austin deliver everything from classic French toast to tacos and Southern-inspired dishes that will keep you coming back for more. If you’re in the Austin area and looking for your next brunch spot, we’ve got a list of the best places to check out. They’re all so tasty, you’ll be exploring your options for weeks to come.

Best Brunch Spots in Austin

1. Elizabeth Street Café
1501 S 1st St
Brunch hours: Saturday and Sunday 11:00-2:30
Elizabeth Street Café is an upscale restaurant that serves brunch on Saturdays and Sunday. The exquisitely decorated dining room and patio offer a stunning environment to enjoy tasty cocktails and French-inspired cuisine. An elite vibe and fancy décor make this the perfect location for celebrating life’s special moments. Snack on sweet treats such as éclairs and macarons or opt for something savory with a ham and gruyere croissants. For the main course, try the roasted pork and mushroom omelette or the breakfast Bahn mi sandwich.

2. Lucky Robot
1303 S Congress Ave
Brunch Hours: Saturday and Sunday 10:30-3:00
Lucky Robot offers a Tokyo brunch featuring seafood and sushi delights. Get there early for brunch happy hour and enjoy a 30 percent discount on all food purchase between 10:30 to 11:30. Feeling like avocado toast? Try the King + toast menu item featuring avocado, ora king salmon, peppers, tobiko, tiger’s milk, and micro greens. For pancakes, check out the nomnomiyaki a savory pancake with pork belly, a sunny side up egg, and spicy mayo.

3. Banger’s Sausage House and Beer Garden
79 Rainey St
Brunch Hours: Sunday 10:00-4:00
Banger’s is the place to go if you’re looking for a brunch experience like the ones in Munich, Germany. It’s also one of the best places in Austin for BBQ. Featuring more than 200 beers on tap, you’ll be delighted at the endless options of ales, lagers, and porters. The brunch menu features breakfast sandwiches, steak and eggs, and corned beef hash. You’ll find sausage options from pork and beef to chorizo. Swap out your avocado toast for Banger’s Freedom Toast featuring a brioche soaked in cinnamon custard that is browned to perfection on a griddle.

4c8BLZ6oh7Q1Th2odS NViYeMt2eSHgq9DvxO4aLUFoisUA4 zqY2xhdw3ukqolTqa9Y7cySWVoUOK3MxGEfeoWKZ1X 2kb9dL 6oWfOpqS N5DGC mw8d9 AwBWa5eECXarn3T0 - The 23 Best Brunch Spots In Austin, Texas4. Emmer & Rye
51 Rainey St #110
Brunch Hours: Sunday 11:00-2:00
Emmer & Rye keeps things interesting by mixing up the menu every three months. Not only does the menu change, but so does the décor, music, and staff uniforms. The previous brunch menu featured a Caribbean theme while summer 2019 features an American-inspired menu. Current brunch options include red corn waffles, patty melts, and biscuits and gravy. Starting in October, the menu will switch over to French Brasserie and Bubbles.

5. Mattie’s
811 W Live Oak St
Brunch Hours: Saturday and Sunday 11:00-2:00
Mattie’s is part of the Green Pastures estate, an estate that has transitioned from a farmhouse to a high-quality restaurant and event space. The location has served as host to governors, celebrities, and grand celebrations for Austin’s oldest families. The exquisite décor makes this restaurant a delightful place to enjoy brunch. The menu features a blend of French and American cuisines with a tradition of using farm-to-table ingredients. Tasty brunch treats include brioche French toast, duck confit hash, and chicken fried eggs benedict. Round things out with one of their craft drinks including the Green Pastures Julep and the 1965 Milk punch.

6. Suerte
1800 East 6th Street
Brunch Hours: 10:30-2:30
Suerte is located in East Austin and is the place to go when you’re craving a Mexican-inspired brunch. The kitchen staff puts a spin on the Austin favorite migas with the addition of hollandaise sauce and fresh salsa to spice up those eggs and tortilla strips. You’ll find a tasty menu of bloody marys and micheladas to help you recover from last night’s escapades. Take a seat on the patio overlooking the east sixth street and enjoy the people-watching along with your brunch.

7. Fonda San Miguel
2330 W. North Loop
Brunch Hours: Sunday 11:00-2:00
This restaurant delivers a high-end brunch buffet featuring Mexican favorites. You’ll savor all the ceviche, mole, and cochinita pibil you can handle for $38.95 per person. The price includes an all-you-can-eat dessert buffet to round out your tasty Sunday morning. The brunch offerings vary from week to week, but most of the time you’ll find tamales, chilaquiles, noaples, and egg dishes.

l9LPsB7PUhP2j8EaH4t82rJYbW05yeAmMZNYOHMlBPMXs1S4BNe Z9rZcnJkAxcNm9 rroF5b3AFxBP MBFCnzRAw5xgI3hESK4dfLdGZWBns7FBqqIss5UOwX 9DUF5FomPOpCP - The 23 Best Brunch Spots In Austin, Texas8. Le Politique
110 San Antonio St
Brunch Hours: Saturday and Sunday 10:30-3:00
Looking for a classic French brunch complete with stunning table decorations and tasty patisseries? Le Politque is the brunch spot for you. This French brasserie brunch menu features fruits de mer, chocolate croissants, eggs benedict, and quiche. Try the galette norvégienne — an ale and buckwheat crème topped with smoked salmon, gruyere cheese, spinach, and a sunny-side-up egg. For something sweet, check out the gaufres — a waffle drizzled with maple syrup and a dollop of Chantilly cream.

9. Jack Allen’s Kitchen
7720 Highway 71 West
3600 North Capital of Texas Highway, Building D
3010 W Anderson Lane, Suite D
Brunch Hours: Sunday 10:00-2:00
Jack’s Kitchen delivers a comfort food brunch full of savory and sweet flavors. This spot features an all-you-can-eat brunch for $17.99 per person. Kids 12 and under get a rocking deal at just $5.99 each. Beverages are not included, but you can add a bloody mary, mimosa, sangria, or screwdriver for $4. The jalapeno sausage is a crowd favorite along with the green chile pork and eggs.

10. Holy Roller
509 Rio Grande St
Brunch Hours: Sunday 10:00-4:00
Comfort food is the Holy Roller’s specialty. Located in downtown Austin, Holy Roller blends religious kitsch, whimsy, and punk rock vibes for a fun brunch experience. Meal options include migas, brisket fries, Brussel sprouts, and Casbah.

11. Contigo
2027 Anchor Ln
Brunch Hours:  Sunday 10:00-2:00
Enjoy the gorgeous summer with an outdoor brunch at Contigo. Featuring farm-to-table delights this restaurant delivers a stunning view along with healthy foods.  Try the whipped feta benedict or ox tongue hash.

ypEyzDW9jEzsNMcLW7B9LW3ol6BAJ gJ0AyTs 4EUt jdqDeJGO11LYlo3cd0ORBKu3Gi1m TyQNzHA5R y4Z bd3H867OuSxmXwBRFnbOmHjHZTeS8CU79vH2qjISnbU6UukZjz - The 23 Best Brunch Spots In Austin, Texas12. Fresa’s
915 North Lamar Blvd – Drive Thru/To-Go Only
1703 South First – Dine In
Breakfast hours: 8:00-11:00
Fresa’s breakfast options include an array of tacos, migas, quesos, and chilaquiles. Summertime brings special offerings including shrimp cocktail. There are gluten-free and veggie options for all meals, which are cooked over a wood grill. Authentic salsas and spirited salads round out the menu for a colorful and lively brunch experience.

13. Josephine House

1601 Waterston Ave
Brunch Hours: Saturday and Sunday 10:00-3:00
Located in the Clarksville area of Austin, this fine dining brunch spot is the place to go for an upscale weekend meal. Enjoy cocktails or a cup of Joe at the marble bar or have an intimate brunch at one of the stunning tables in the dining room. Enjoy zucchini bread or a lemon poppy seed croissant from the bakery if you’re looking for a small snack. For a full meal, try the lemon ricotta pancakes, huevos rancheros, or steak and eggs.

14. Café No Sé
1603 South Congress Ave
Brunch Hours: Everyday 7:00-3:00
This brunch hotspot offers healthier breakfast options from granola and yogurt to quinoa porridge. Their all-natural ingredients and garden-fresh options make it a perfect spot for vegans and those on the Paleo or Whole30 diets. Try the summer crudités with local market vegetables or yellowfin tuna poke with coconut rice and spicy rice chips. Other tasty and healthy brunch options feature include ricotta cheese, salmon, and peach compote.

15. Paperboy
1112 E. 12th Street
1105 S. Lamar Blvd (Merit Coffee)
Brunch Hours: 8:00-2:00
Paperboy is a food truck that serves up breakfast sandwiches when you want to brunch on the run. They make their own jams and preserves as well as tasty pastries you can take on the go. The menu includes favorites such as the Texas hash with sweet potatoes and pecan mole along with a BLT made on a flax loaf.

FB8D16GjjRHC3qfi55LzT7uH6g Tdcdbx TbD44fsv3DJnYMKCSHnORYuLd1pbjXDJYEa2JBQwvIWI11R5CGRXQGiZMqkLiGRAoG3LeH8tWJw VsQgDx7qXEsWEncZCsbbbDPv 1 - The 23 Best Brunch Spots In Austin, Texas16. La Barbecue
2027 E Cesar Chavez St
Their motto says it all “Just Meat It”. La Barbecue is a haven for meat lovers looking to chow down on a robust Sunday brunch. Try one of their homemade sausages featuring jalapenos and chipotle or opt for ribs or brisket instead. You can get the meat a la carte by the pound or as a sandwich.

17. El Naranjo
85 Rainey Street
Brunch Hours: Saturday and Sunday brunch from 11:00-2:00
El Naranjo is a delightful brunch spot offering traditional Mexican foods from huevos rancheros to chicharrón. Their brunch menu offers ceviche, enchiladas, mollette and of course brunch beverages including mimosas and bloody marys. Try the chef’s spin on eggs benedict which features pouched eggs on a corn and cheese gordita with a chile-infused hollandaise sauce and a side of potatoes.

18. New Fortune
10901 N Lamar Blvd
Brunch Hours: Saturday and Sunday 10:00-3:00
Not your traditional brunch spot, New Fortune delivers a Chinese-inspired brunch menu that features dim sum and seafood. Dim sum (no soup dumplings) is served on carts that are replenished throughout the brunch hours. Best to get here early to get first pickings of all the dishes. Some options may not be available during later hours depending on how busy the restaurant is.

19. Grizzelda’s
105 Tillery St
Brunch hours: Sunday 10:30-2:30
Grizzelda’s offers a tasty Tex-Mex brunch featuring sweet corn salad, huevos rancheros, and breakfast tacos. Try the horchata French toast which features candied pecans, hibiscus agave, and mixed berries. Turn brunch into a fun affair with one of their margaritas. With names like Queen Bey, Cardi B, Cash Money, and Matcha Marg, you’re sure to find a blend of el Jimador, lime, and agave that you’ll love.

twxUfBQgDDWEcGws4kMyAjxwuhnB23Hn6WtYGVpVPVUkCV5cVX G0O N5AhpS r 8 5qWqe7uqCOyqxJGFhD lIAhrcVUzNjWTKuztFNrOdX19Y9iiujpnIG4KLYnne5PojdCXMM - The 23 Best Brunch Spots In Austin, Texas

20. Launderette
2115 Holly St
Brunch Hours: Saturday and Sunday 11:00-2:30
Launderette is a sunny brunch spot located on the east side. Try sweet breakfast options including the whipped ricotta toast or biscuits and jam. Make sure to check out their specialties including the asparagus eggs benedict, fried chicken sandwich, and sunshine bowl featuring hummus, beets, quinoa, and tahini dressing.

21. La Condesa
400 W 2nd St
Brunch Hours: Saturday and Sunday 11:00-3:00
La Condesa is one of the hit places to go for the best brunch in Austin. It offers Southern treats from striped bass and braised octopus to huarache and tortas. Other popular brunch items include barbacoa, chilaquiles, and beef tongue tacos. The restaurant offers a wide selection of tequila and mezcal in addition to beer and wine.

Erika Marty

Erika is an avid traveler who has been to more than 60 countries where she finds food, activities, and hidden locales for touring like a local. When she’s not writing, she enjoys mountain biking, hiking, and planning her next adventure.

Learn more about Erika

Comments (13)