Caribbean Inspired Brunch At Isla Austin

January 16, 2016

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Isla Caribbean Inspired Brunch

Bummed out by all of the cold weather in Austin? Head to Isla for an island-inspired brunch with the most amazing ceviche, rum drinks, and palm tree wallpaper!

Fresh into the new year, executive chef and chef de cuisine of Isla, JohnLichtenberger and Roman Murphy, are excited to introduce downtown Austin to a different kind of brunch – of the Caribbean variety. A menu uniquely its own, guests can rise and brunch with dishes like Housemade Pineapple Sweet Rolls with Pork Shoulder and Jalapeño Mustard Mornay; Johnny Cakes & Shrimp with Crumbled Bacon and Habanero Honey; and Bananas Foster French Toast with Rum Syrup. Select items from Isla’s dinner menu, including oysters, sandwiches (the Cubano and Spam Sliders) and tacos (with some new additions) will also be available during brunch service.

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And accompanying the savory dishes, bar manager Miguel Lopez will keep patrons satisfied with morning appropriate libations, such as Mimosas (traditional, passion fruit and prickly pear) and the (Goodie Goodie) Rumdrop (rum, blood orange and ginger).

With brunch on Saturday and Sunday, I’ll be sipping rum drinks with paper umbrellas all weekend long!


What To Order: Ceviche trio, goat fundito, steak and eggs, and bananas foster french toast with rum syrup.



Tiki Drink

Rum drinks

Isla features rums drinks from all the different Caribbean islands so get ready for some island hopping without the sunburns.


Goat Queso

Goat Queso

Goat Fundito

Goat cheese queso with a dollop of guacamole, served with fresh tortilla chips. I love restaurants that fry their own tortilla chips!



Ceviche Trio

Party-sized ceviche trio with marlin and snapper served with fresh tortilla chips. Perfect for sharing over rum drinks! My favorite item from Isla’s menu, also available during happy hour.


Steak & Eggs

Steak & Eggs

With poblano aioli, youkon golds, goat cheese and herbs.


Johnny Cakes

Johnny Cakes

With shrimp and crumbled bacon with habanero honey.


Bananas Foster French Toast

Bananas Foster French Toast

You have to end brunch on a sweet note with bananas foster french toast with rum sauce.


Isla's Austin



208 W 4th St
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.