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Best Brunch in Austin: Emmer & Rye

August 23, 2016

Emmer & Rye Brunch

A couple of weeks ago, Kana from Dos Mundos Creative and I brunched at Emmer & Rye to film the behind-the-scenes of what a restaurant tasting looks like for my A Day In The Life Of A Blogger video (coming soon!). Last year I named Emmer & Rye best restaurant of the year and I still stand by that. Chef Kevin and his team get up early in the morning around 5am to mill their own grain to create flour for their homemade pasta. Hardly any restaurants do that in Austin. All the produce Emmer & Rye uses is locally sourced from Austin, and they use seasonal ingredients to create incredible dishes.

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Emmer & Rye is perfect for date night and is a must-try if you’re visiting Austin, and a great spot for brunch!

WHAT TO ORDER: Shakshuka with housemade roti, polenta, soft scrambled eggs, and anything from the dessert cart.




Pork Belly Pork Belly

Pork Belly with Toast


Dessert Cart

Be sure to pick something from the dessert cart

For dinner, Emmer & Rye offers a rotating “dim-sum” options that are served tableside and for brunch, it’s a dessert cart filled with options like orange marmalade scone, almond crumb cake, corn, strawberry & white chocolate muffins, pecan sticky buns, and lemon tartlets.


Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Rolls

Chocolate Tart



Sea Island Pea Shakshuka

With egg, fennel, turnips, and tomato. Served with housemade roti, which will change your life. I promise.




With charred kale, mushroom confit, and soft poached egg. I love Emmer & Rye’s dinner polenta and the brunch polenta is now my favorite too.


Emmer & Rye Brunch

Emmer & Rye

51 Rainey St #110
Austin, TX 78701


Jane Ko is the Austin blogger behind A Taste of Koko, Austin's top food and travel blog featuring the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways. Jane has been a speaker at South by Southwest (SXSW), Texas Conference for Women, BlogHer, and more on entrepreneurship and social media. She lives in Austin Texas with her dog and cat.


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