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35 great brunch restaurants to try in Austin

Check out these brunch restaurants, cafes, and diners in town, serving a variety of egg dishes, mimosas, micheladas, and more.

An overhead view of Summer House food.

When visiting Summer House on Music Lane, ordering an array of cocktails is key.

Photo by @crissyfish

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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 (35 total), along with menu recs, pro tips, and an interactive map to track ‘em. Plan your weekend and pour those mimosas.

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Note: All times listed are brunch-only.

Bottomless mimosas

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 | 12-6 p.m. 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.

A close-up of a croissant, cut in half.

You won’t want to miss the pastries at épicerie.

Photo by Sarah McIntosh, @epicerie_austin chef/owner


Épicerie | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday | 2307 Hancock Dr.

The menu changes often at this French-American bistro, which is inside a house and uses simple furnishings that will make you feel right at home.

Geraldine’s | 9 a.m.-2 p.m Saturday + Sunday | 605 Davis St.
Named after the guinea fowl that once roamed Rainey Street, this restaurant serves new American favorites like buttermilk biscuits, chilaquiles, and upscale cocktails.

Honey Moon Spirit Lounge | 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | 624 W. 34th St.
Try an Asian-American take on brunch classics, like stuffed Shokupan French toast, the Seoul hot Slapjack, and shakshuka.

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.

Trace | 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Saturday - Sunday | 200 Lavaca St.
Indulge in luxurious takes on staple dishes, like fried quail and tasso grits, bourbon French toast, brunch enchiladas, ans smoked salmon eggs benedict.

An aerial view of three dishes at Honey Moon Spirit Lounge, on a blue table.

It’s hard to beat a brunch combo of Brussels sprouts and bacon, eggs benedict, and Seoul hot slapjacks at Honey Moon Spirit Lounge.

Photo by @tasteoftashh


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.

Group Therapy | Starting 6:30 a.m. Saturday + Sunday | 400 Lavaca St.
Stay awhile and fill up on aguachile ceviche, brioche french toast, and a choose-your-own adventure mimosa.

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.

A close-up of an egg, capers, and thinly sliced meat on a biscuit.

Treat yourself to an upscale southern meal at Josephine House’s brunch.

Photo by @foodfialoves

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.

A close up of a breakfast taco from Cenote.

Cenote’s breakfast tacos are so big, you might need to eat them with a fork.

Photo by @konarik305

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.

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.

Veggie focused

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.

An overhead shot of Counter Culture dishes.

It’s all vegan, but there’s something for everyone at Counter Culture.

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.

Weekend musts

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.

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