UPDATED: Nov 2017
Best brunch in Austin is a question I’m asked all the time – so I’ve created the ultimate brunch list showcasing the best hungover brunches, fancy brunches, cheap eats, and Bloody Marys that come with a BBQ feast.
When updating this best brunch in Austin city guide, Le Politique takes the top. The croque madame, Legation burger (best burger in Austin IMO), omelette with herbs, and Benedicte with Parsian ham are delicious. You’ll also want to try their pastries like the pain au chocolat, croissant, and ham & cheese croissant.
110 San Antonio St, lepolitiqueaustin.com
AH SING DEN
Go to ancient Asia for brunch at Ah Sing Den. You’ll feel transported back into time in this beautifully designed space. Head to the back and you’ll feel like you’re dining on a fancy street in old Asia. The brunch menu features Chai tea French toast, congee (rice porridge), fried chicken & waffle, and egg foo young (Asian veggie omelet). The Thai curry green tea soba noodles in a coconut curry broth is my favorite item here. It’s a dinner item but you can order it during brunch.
1100 E 6th St, ahsingden.com
All-you-can-eat brunch for only $25 at Cafe Josie! Here’s what’s on the menu: Pamp’s buttermilk biscuits & gravy, buttermilk pancakes, Mexican vanilla yogurt parfait, gulf shrimp & bacon cheddar grits, pumpkin roll, baby bok choy, grilled sourdough, bagel bites, pigs in a blanket, Brussels sprouts, Texas Ruby grapefruit, fried chicken, and pecan square benny.
1200 W 6th St, cafejosie.com
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SOUTHERN BRUNCH AT MATTIE’S
The iconic Green Pastures estates has finally reopened with its own restaurant called Mattie’s. This is one my new favorite brunch spots in Austin for it’s laid back Southern vibe, melt-in-your-mouth biscuits on the brunch menu, and classic cocktails. Linda & I spent 4 hours here for brunch catching up over food and cocktails and listening to the peacocks squawk. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to watch a wedding in session at Green Pastures like we did!
811 W Live Oak St, Austin, TX 78704, mattiesaustin.com
BRUNCH BUFFET AT GRIZZELDA’S
Start off Sunday Funday with Grizzelda’s brunch buffet with all-you-can-eat queso, guacamole, and tacos. Brunch buffet is $28 per person every Sunday from 10am to 2pm.
105 Tillery St, Austin, TX 78702, grizzeldas.com
MEXICAN BRUNCH AT LA CONDESA
Frozen margaritas at brunch make me very happy, and La Condesa has my favorite. Brunch at La Condesa is Saturday and Sunday from 11am – 3pm.
400 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701, lacondesa.com
FANCY BRUNCH AT VOX TABLE
VOX Table is another one of my favorite brunches in Austin. The olive oil pancakes with fig + walnut butter and maple syrup is a must. Brunch is both Saturday and Sunday from 11 am – 2 pm.
1100 S Lamar Blvd #2140, Austin, TX 78704, voxtableaustin.com
HANGOVER BRUNCH AT BANGER’S
Hungover? Banger’s serves up a meat-tastic brunch with sausages, pork belly benedict, bacon, and of course, manmosas to cure your hangover.
79 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701, bangersaustin.com
HEALTH(IER) BRUNCH AT CAFÉ NO SÉ
For a health(ier) brunch, Café No Sé has ricotta pancakes, avocado toast, and crispy sunny egg with romesco toast. Brunch is both Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 3pm.
1603 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, cafenoseaustin.com
BLOODY MARY’S FOR BRUNCH AT FREEDMAN’S
Holy Mary’s (a quart of Forty Creek, smoked tomato, lemon, Worcestershire, divine intervention: topped by a half pound brisket, sausage & spare ribs) every Sunday from 11am to 3pm.
2402 San Gabriel St, Austin, TX 78705, freedmensbar.com
BEST BRUNCH IN AUSTIN: ELIZABETH ST CAFE
Ladies who brunch will want to brunch at Elizabeth St Cafe – the marble tables, egg porn dishes, and French macarons make for plenty of Insta-worthy pictures.
1501 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704, elizabethstreetcafe.com
I love Zocalo Cafe for it’s airy space and fresh, Mexican brunch. The tableside guacamole and pozale soup is so good!
1110 W Lynn St, Austin, TX 78703, zocalocafe.com
FARM-TO-TABLE BRUNCH EMMER & RYE
Looking to impress? Take your date to Emmer & Rye’s farm-to-table brunch on Rainey Street! It’s only on Sundays and starts at 11am.
51 Rainey St #110, Austin, TX 78701, emmerandrye.com
SUNDAY BRUNCH AT FONDA SAN MIGUEL
Looking to indulge? Fonda San Miguel has an all-you-can-eat Sunday brunch buffet from 11am – 2pm for only $39. You can have all the queso, cochinita pibil, ceviche, and mole that you want.
2330 W N Loop Blvd, Austin, TX 78756, fondasanmiguel.com
HEALTHY BRUNCH AT THE STEEPING ROOM
Sundays best at The Steeping Room – the Take The B.A.T.E is my favorite. The Steeping Room has gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian brunch options!
4400 N Lamar Blvd #102 & 11410 Domain Dr #112, thesteepingroom.com
CLARKSVILLE BRUNCH AT JOSEPHINE HOUSE
Start your Sunday in Clarksville at Josephine House with huevos rancheros, lemon ricotta pancakes, avocado toast, and steak & eggs.
1601 Waterston Ave, Austin, TX 78703, josephineofaustin.com
DIM SUM BRUNCH AT WU CHOW
Where can you get the best dim sum and tiki drinks in Austin? Wu Chow! Be warned: there can be a long time.
500 W 5th St #168, Austin, TX 78701, wuchowaustin.com
SUNDAY BRUNCH AT CONTIGO
Contigo’s farm-to-table Sunday brunch from 10am – 2pm has always been one of my top picks for best brunch in Austin! The duck hash with crispy potatoes is always my go-to.
2027 Anchor Ln, Austin, TX 78723, contigotexas.com
ITALIAN BRUNCH AT L’OCA D’ORO
Weekend brunch is from 10 am to 2 pm at L’Oca D’Oro – the full Italian and Porchetta Hash are my favorites.
1900 Simond Ave, Austin, TX 78723, locadoroaustin.com
BRUNCH EVERY SINGLE DAY AT SNOOZE
For the best deal on brunch, go to Snooze on North Lamar or South Lamar. The Snooze classic with 3 farm fresh cage free eggs, chorizo, crispy hash browns, and an English muffin is my jam. Be sure to ask for the crispy hashbrowns and a bottle of Cholula hot sauce.
3800 N Lamar Blvd #120 & 1700 S Lamar Blvd #301, snoozeeatery.com
This best brunch in Austin guide is part of the Austin Food Bloggers Alliance 2017 City Guide. For more info about the Best Eats in Austin, check out our complete list of guides to delicious food in ATX!