The food scene in Austin is one of the best in America, so it’s not surprising to see the brunch trend take over the city, with some of your favorite restaurants opening their doors a little earlier to supply locals and tourists with mouth-watering menu options. If you’re in the mood for a Bloody Mary, a mimosa, French toast, or a stack of pancakes, here are ten of the best brunch spots in Austin, Texas.
Moonshine specializes in classic American comfort food. They’re serving up your favorite dishes in a comfortable, cozy setting, including chicken and waffles, shrimp and grits, skillet apple pie, and a cornflake chicken salad. Their Sunday brunch is an all-you-can-eat buffet, and keep in mind that it’s first come first served.
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Lamberts is a cozy spot with eclectic décor, boasting a brunch menu that includes dishes like deviled eggs with caviar, applewood smoked bacon, brown sugar and coffee rubbed brisket, breakfast Frito pie, and eggs benedict with house cured ham, bacon, a poached egg, and Cholula hollandaise sauce.
8. Jack Allen’s Kitchen
Jack Allen’s Kitchen has three locations across Austin, people just can’t get enough of this hotspot, especially during their brunch time hours on Sundays. Their dishes are made with locally sourced food, the menu features a fresh tomato and basil pie, jalapeño sausages, and fresh squeezed juice mimosas.
7. Sawyer & Co
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Retro diner Sawyer & Co. will transport you back in time, yet their dishes still feel innovative and new, including breakfast tacos, steel cut oatmeal with cinnamon, brown sugar, golden raisins, and pecans, and the ‘Spanky Special’ sandwich, made with a fried egg, ham, provolone, lettuce, tomato, grilled onions and creole mustard.
6. Magnolia Café
As their website claims, Magnolia Café is open “24/8”. With breakfast anytime of the day, we’re all very grateful they never close their doors. Their menu features gluten-free French toast, a Nova Scotia smoked salmon bagel, and ‘The Magnolia’ omelet, made with avocado, tomato, black olives, cheese, and lemon sour cream sauce.
5. La Condesa
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If you’re looking for authentic Mexican food for brunch, check out La Condesa. The ‘Huevos Condesa’ dish is made with roasted chicken, fried eggs, poblano rajas, duck fat potatoes, grilled onions, bacon, swiss chard, and tortillas. While the ‘Tora Al Pastor’ is comprised of roasted pork shoulder, avocado puree, tomatillo salsa, cebollitas, and compressed pineapple.
4. Fonda San Miguel
Another Mexican hotspot, Fonda San Miguel, has a brunch buffet that will have you coming back again and again. Including a fresh spinach salad with toasted almonds and pasilla chiles, baked zucchini filled with corn and cheese, or tortilla soup with chicken and avocado.
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Searsucker prides themselves on being “a place to get together”, so why not get together with friends or family and enjoy a hip atmosphere and a delicious menu, featuring dishes like pork belly hash, green eggs and ham, biscuits with duck fat gravy and a ‘Skinny Jenny’ cocktail, made with citrus vodka, lime, lavender, and ginger beer.
If you can’t afford a plane ticket to Italy, head to Taverna instead. A stylish Italian bistro with an inventive menu, that features the likes of a chorizo omelet, vanilla French toast, eggplant parmigiana, a buffalo mozzarella caprese salad, and several different kids of pizza.
1. South Congress Café
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The daily brunch at South Congress Café is as cool as the restaurant’s staff and décor. The menu includes a goat cheese and bacon omelet with caramelized onions and artichoke hearts, crab cake eggs benedict, a baby kale and avocado salad with a jalapeño agave vinaigrette, and carrot cake French toast with a cream cheese and pecan syrup.