Surprising no one, I love brunch. You get the deliciousness of breakfast food without the early wake-up call + mimosas + rosé abound. Wins all around. Brunch restaurants are the first things I decide on when planning a vacation – #noshame. It should come as no shock to you then that when I lived in Austin, I got around to my fair share of brunch places. It is truly a city for brunch lovers. Whether you’re a local or a tourist, you gotta check out these Austin brunch spots.
- Irene’s – Sangria, to die for + so are all their toasts! I opt for Nutella.
- Easy Tiger – this bake shop + beer garden is a fun place spend a morning.
- Elizabeth Street Cafe – Vietnamese food by night, Vietnamese-inspired brunch by morning.
- Holly Roller – why not have brunch with punk rock vibes?
- Caroline + Upstairs at Caroline – truly one of my favorite spots in the city. The drinks are amazing + so is the food!
Austin Brunch Spots: SoCo
- Café No Se – located in the adorable South Congress hotel, with lighter food without the sacrifice of taste.
- June’s All Day – delicious breakfast with a cute bakeshop, to boot!
- South Congress Cafe – my SoCo spot of choice. It is all so good.
- Magnolia Cafe – this place is open 24/7 so you can always get a fix of queso or Lox + bagel.
- Central Standard – oysters, Bloody Mary’s, and chicken biscuits, what more do you want?
- Snooze – technically a chain from Denver, but if it’s good enough for Jason Ritter (the nicest human alive), it’s good enough for you
- Kerby Lane (South Lamar) – 24/7 diner is always a solid choice for your favorite breakfast foods.
- TLC – they have bacon flights. I mean…HELLO.
- Austin Java (Westgate) – the newest location doesn’t have my beloved egg-in-a-hole burger, but it still makes great food.
- Biscuits + Groovy – they serve biscuits like nachos + that is something I can get behind.
Austin Brunch Spots: East Austin
- Last Straw – an amazing fusion of Tex-Mex + Asian influences.
- Sawyer & Co. – a little off the beaten path, this place has delicious New Orleans-style food.
- Eden East – located in a charming farmhouse with food that tastes truly fresh.
- Launderette – what I would consider “fancy brunch food” with the chill vibes of the eastside.
- Counter Cafe – an authentic diner feel with organic food + global love.
- Taco Deli – these are the best breakfast tacos in ATX, come at me!
- Dai Due – butcher shop + farm to table Texas goodness.
- St. Genevieve – a great place to day drink + enjoy fancy brunch food.
- Culinary Dropout – technically a chain, this place as food so good you won’t care who made it.
- Toulouse Cafe + Bar – make Julia Child’s proud by enjoying some French cooking in Austin, TX
These are all great Austin brunch spots, but I would like to give a special RIP to the Barton Springs Austin Java + Threadgill’s Gospel Brunch. If you’re in my new city, check out this list of my favorite brunch spots in Memphis or plan your own brunch!