In this town, brunchin’ ain’t easy but it’s necessary. Whether you’re on the hunt for fluffy eggs, fried chicken and waffles or mind-blowing bloody marys, the options can get as overwhelming as the lines at times. 🍳
Luckily, you have us to scout things out. We listed a whole bunch of brunch options (30 total), along with menu recs, pro tips, and an interactive map to track ‘em. Plan your weekend and pour those mimosas.
Note: All times listed are brunch-only.
Eastside Tavern | Saturday + Sunday | 1510 E. Cesar Chavez St. | Set yourself up on the rooftop deck and order some $14 bottomless mimosas for a good time.
Grizzelda’s | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday + Sunday | 105 Tillery St. | Get boozy at this Mexican brunch, which offers all kinds of cocktails, in addition to $20 bottomless mimosas.
Lucky Robot | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday + Sunday | 1303 S. Congress Ave. | While they’re not bottomless, Lucky Robot’s mimosa carafe is an affordable $10. Whether or not you’ve got some bubbly, this Japanese brunch is one to write home about.
Wanderlust Wine Collective | Sunday | Multiple locations | This self-pour wine bar offers $30 bottomless mimosas on Sundays only, and wine pricing by the ounce, which ain’t bad.
Gabriela’s | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday + Sunday | Multiple locations | This colorful Mexican brunch spot doesn’t take reservations, but it does offer cocktails in souvenir cups, birria tacos, and a killer happy hour if you’re late to brunch.
El Alma | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday + Sunday | 1025 Barton Springs Rd. | Come for the tranquil rooftop patio, $5 mimosas or micheladas, and chilaquiles verdes.
Elizabeth Street Cafe | 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday + Sunday | 1501 S. 1st St. | This French-Vietnamese cafe offers a healthy mix of macarons and bánh mì from its picturesque patio.
Mattie’s Austin | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday + Sunday | 811 W. Live Oak St. | Enjoy a perfect mix of sweet and savory options, from the milk punch french toast to the chipotle pork chilaquiles.
Summer House on Music Lane | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | 1101 Music Ln. | Nestled in the new Music Lane development, we recommend starting with the eggs in purgatory and a Mary Magdalene cocktail.
For a special occasion
El Naranjo | 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Sunday | 2717 S. Lamar Blvd. | The chef at this restaurant is a James Beard Award winner, so prepare yourself for a treat. Start with some raspberry bubbles and the ceviche of the week.
Forthright | 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday + Sunday | 35 Brazos St. | Don’t skip the hash al pastor and make sure you scour the expansive drink menu before you choose a specialty bev.
La Condesa | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday + Sunday | 400 W. 2nd St. | We recommend the pollo en mole or the torta of the month, if you’re feeling adventurous.
Paperboy | 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday-Sunday | 1203 E. 11th St. | You’re going to want to plan way ahead if you want a table at Paperboy, which is notorious for its long waitlist and eclectic menu.
Suerte | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday + Sunday | 1800 E. 6th St. | Start out with one of Suerte’s many special brunch cocktails before diving into a plate of huevos tejanos.
Quick and easy
Better Half | 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday + Sunday | 406 Walsh St. | A certain City Editor (hi, it’s me, Figi 👋) could spend the rest of her life at this upscale American restaurant. We recommend getting a “sloppee,” some cauliflower tots with beet ketchup, and some blue corn buttermilk pancakes.
Cenote | 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Sunday | 1010 E. Cesar Chavez St. | You can’t go wrong with Cenote’s breakfast tacos, breakfast sandwich, or elite coffee options.
Easy Tiger | 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday + Sunday | Multiple locations | Grab a namesake Bengal spice latte and breakfast bowl combo next time you stop by.
Hillside Farmacy | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday-Sunday | 1209 E. 11th St. | This legacy restaurant sources food locally and runs an old timey soda fountain. It’s walk-ins only during brunch, so don’t even worry about a reservation.
Josephine House | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. daily | 1601 Waterston Ave. | At Josephine House, it’s brunch time on all days that end in “y.” This is the place to grab pastries, fruity pancakes, and a full wine selection.
Magnolia Cafe | 8 a.m.-10 p.m. daily | 1920 S. Congress Ave. | Magnolia doesn’t limit brunch to morning — you can get Tex-mex breakfast all day long at this cafe.
Bouldin Creek Cafe | 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 8 a.m. - 11 p.m. Friday-Saturday | 1900 S. 1st St. | This vegan and vegetarian restaurant has been an Austin staple — for those of all dietary preferences — since the year 2000. Try the Renedict breakfast plate or the South Austin stir fry, and wash it down with an Island Fog tea latte.
Citizen Eatery | 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday | 5011 Burnet Rd. | It’s always vegetarian breakfast at Citizen Eatery, where everything on the menu is 100% free of meat.
Counter Culture | 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturdays + Sundays | 2337 E. Cesar Chavez St. | This all-vegan restaurant offers (cashew) cheesy American food options and $6.50 brunch mimosas. Read more about Counter Culture’s sustainability practices.
Phoebe’s Diner | 7 a.m.- 3 p.m. daily | Multiple locations | Phoebe’s is another great option for midday breakfast lovers — we recommend the baked eggs and Brussels sprouts.
Hideaway Kitchen + Bar | 8 a.m.-3 p.m. daily | 4323 N. Interstate 35 Frontage Rd. | Have your pick of waffles, benedicts, sandwiches, soups, and more. Don’t forget to check out this spot’s “liquid brunch” menu.
Jacoby’s Restaurant + Mercantile | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday + Sunday | 3235 E. Cesar Chavez St. | Dine on some old-fashioned American brunch and a full boozy bubbles menu, and finish it off with a slice of grandma’s strawberry cake.
Launderette | 11 a.m.-2:15p.m. Saturday + Sunday | 2115 Holly St. | Try the pastry of the day with a plate of salmon gravlax paired with a mimosa.
Perla’s Austin | 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday + Sunday | 1400 S. Congress Ave. | SoCo’s seafood staple, Perla’s is known for its oyster bar, $50 mimosa service, and views of the strip.
Wu Chow | 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. | 500 W. 5th St. | Dim Sum brunch, here we come. Try as much as you can fit in your belly, but we recommend the chicken and taro eggrolls, or shrimp and scallop shumai.