9 breakfast spots to try in ATX

Wake up on the right side of the bed with a quality breakfast.


This is what you’ll get if you order “The Longhorn” at Nervous Charlie’s Bagels.

Wakey, wakey eggs and bakey — it’s breakfast time. 🥓

Arguably the most important meal of the day, the breakfast scene is alive and well in Austin, so we wanted to share a few of our favorite spots to get a morning meal.

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Better Half Coffee & Cocktails, 406 Walsh St.

For an American breakfast spread, try this all-day spot. Cozy up on the outdoor patio with a rosemary matcha latte, granola bowl, or over-easy breakfast sandwich — all part of a balanced breakfast.

City Editor Figi here. 👋 If you haven’t heard me say this already, I could eat at Better Half for the rest of my life. I recommend visiting outside of peak hours though, because both parking lots fill up fast.

Bird Bird Biscuit, 2701 Manor Rd. + 1401 W. Koenig Ln.

If you have a hankering for a breakfast biscuit sandwich, look no further than Bird Bird Biscuit. Enjoy a “Lovely Day” pesto sausage sandwich or Bird Bird Bacon for breakfast, then come back for a lunch time “Queen Beak.”

Bouldin Creek Cafe, 1900 S. 1st St.

This all-vegetarian cafe has been serving Austinites in the Bouldin Creek neighborhood for over 20 years. We recommend the grilled blueberry cornbread with a Tokyo Fog tea latte.

KCtoday Senior City Editor Travis Meier and the ATXtoday team standing in front of an octopus sculpture at Cenote.

Your ATXtoday team chose Cenote to show off the local cuisine when KCtoday’s Travis Meier came into town.

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Cenote, 1010 E. Cesar Chavez St.

This East Austin cafe is the place to get that quintessential breakfast taco, migas, and a house-made chai.

Nervous Charlie’s Bagels, 5501 N. Lamar Blvd.

Once you spot the bagel-loving beagle, you know you’ve found the bagel sandwich of your dreams. These sandwiches were named Best Bagel in Texas in 2022.

Paperboy, 1203 E. 11th St.

For a fancy feast to break your fast, Paperboy has you covered — if you can get a reservation. Have your pick of espresso drinks, cocktails, and tea before you nosh on some lox toast.


Patika’s brunch is so low-key, it turns off the Wi-Fi during certain hours to focus on rest.

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Patika, 2159 S. Lamar Blvd.

For a reliable walk-in brunch, head to Patika and order some fingerling potatoes, pronto. During the week, try the chilaquiles. On the weekends, we recommend the Shakshuka toast.

Proud Mary Coffee, 2043 S. Lamar Blvd.

Don’t sleep on this Australian-inspired brekkie. Sure, they have vegemite toast, but you can also get cookie oatmeal, ricotta hot cakes, and lamington tres leches.

Texas French Bread, 2900 Rio Grande St.

In a triumphant return, Texas French Bread’s new Airstream kitchen and garden is back to serving its famous pastries.

Don’t see your favorite? Let us know which restaurant we should try next.

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