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The Best Brunches in Austin

When it comes to brunch, some of our favorite restaurants are serving up creative and classic plates with tasty cocktails and locally-roasted coffee. If you’re looking for your next spot for the perfect weekend brunch, these are your best bets.

(photo courtesy of Lutie’s Garden Restaurant)

Lutie’s Garden Restaurant

4100 Red River St.

Not only is Lutie’s at the Commodore Perry Estate one of Austin’s most beautiful settings for an indulgent brunch, it offers some of the most delicious dishes as well. Savor the delicious pastries such as Pain au Chocolat, Cheese Danish or Kouign Amann from Chef Susana Querejazu. Then, choose from a wonderful menu of Executive Chef Bradley Nicholson’s dishes. Enjoy a Seafood Tower with caviar and bluefin tuna, Croque Madame, or a Waffle with roasted banana and pumpkin seed. Lutie’s is a gorgeous space to linger with friends over brunch, served Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Mattie’s (photo by Knoxy Knox)


901 West Live Oak St. 

At Mattie’s, delicious southern fare is served in a picturesque and historic setting — what more could you want for a weekend brunch? Situated in a South Austin farmhouse previously owned by Henry and Martha “Mattie” Faulk, the property’s stunning trees frame an expansive outdoor seating area, where diners can enjoy the Fried Chicken Eggs Benedict, Lobster Cobb, Cinnamon Sugar Brioche Doughnuts and other delightful dishes. 

Hillside Farmacy (photo by Dagny)

Hillside Farmacy

1209 East 11th St. 

Quaint and quirky Hillside Farmacy uses freshly-sourced ingredients from local vendors to bring their scrumptious plates to life. The building, which was previously a pharmacy owned by pharmacist Doc Young, is a Texas Historical Landmark. The Young family still owns the building, and the Hillside Farmacy team renovated the space in 2011. Beyond that, the food is always wonderful, and the soda fountain drinks bring all the nostalgia.

épicerie (photo by Holly Cowart)


2307 Hancock Dr. 

The Sunday Brunch at épicerie is an ideal way to experience all that the French-American cafè and grocery has to offer. The non-waste farm-to-table eatery is constantly changing its menu with the seasons, but no matter the current offerings, you must try their authentic and unbelievably tasty pastries, especially the Pain Au Chocolate and Kouign Amann. 

Lin Asian Bar + Dim Sum (photo by Holly Cowart)

Lin Asian Bar + Dim Sum

1203 West 6th St. 

Served from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday, the Dim Sum Brunch at Lin Asian Bar + Dim Sum is more than your average brunch. The traditional Chinese meal from Chef Ling Qi Wu features a full lineup of potstickers, bao and more. Be ready to share with a group and don’t forget the signature soup dumplings! 

Hank’s (photo by Holly Cowart)


5811 Berkman Dr. 

At Hank’s, the expansive patio and contemporary interiors provide a perfect setting to relish in an extensive list of breakfast and lunch options. Go all out with the Mimosa Carafe or Surf ‘N’ Turf Bloody Mary for the beverage portion of your meal. As for your main course, keep it light with the Garden & Goat Salad or fully indulge with the Eggs Benedict or Hot Fried Chicken Sandwich. Hank’s is a crowd pleaser, perfect for birthdays, family gatherings and special occasions.

Oseyo (photo by Liz Harroun)


1628 E Cesar Chavez St

Oseyo serves an incredible Korean-inspired brunch from the highly regarded chef team of Mike Diaz and James Beard nominee Laura Sawicki. While traditional Korean cuisine does not typically have distinguishable brunch-style dishes, American and Korean flavors are creatively blended to create unique offerings, such as a Mochiko Funnel Cake and K-Cobb Salad. The brunch menu is a fun interpretation of Korean food — using stocks, braised meats and all parts of the vegetables in dishes like the Hot Pot Ramyun (a creamy chicken broth full of tender pork belly, sausage, charred corn, cabbage and Korean ramyun noodles). Everything is served family-style, making it a great way to refuel and rejuvenate together after a long week or a late night out. 

Photo courtesy of Bouldin Creek Cafe

Bouldin Creek Cafe

1900 South 1st St. 

This woman-owned restaurant is one of our favorite vegan and vegetarian spots in town, and they make a mean brunch! Their made-from-scratch breakfast menu is served all day so visitors can sit for the meal anytime they please. The eatery is a neighborhood favorite, full of regulars who keep coming back for the organic coffee, fresh dishes and friendly staff. 

Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Street Cafe

Elizabeth Street Café

1501 South 1st St. 

A Vietnamese café and a French bakery all in one! That’s Elizabeth Street Café. The bright, sunny restaurant brings the best of those cuisines together in its brunch offerings, which ranges from Bánh Mì sandwiches on house-baked baguettes to slurp-worthy Pho and sweet and savory crêpes. We also recommend the creative brunch cocktails and tasty Iced Vietnamese Coffee. And if you’re an early bird, you’re in luck because brunch is served from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the weekends. 

Comedor (photo by Julie Cope)


501 Colorado St. 

A modern Mexican mecca led by Chef Phillip Speer, Comedor is a can’t-miss culinary destination no matter the meal, but let’s talk about the brunch. You might not expect it, but the pancake is delicious, served with cajeta and brown butter to make a delectable treat to kick off your day. Looking for something more savory? Get a little bit of everything with the Plato Comedor, featuring a chorizo verde and black beans.

Honey Moon Spirit Lounge (photo by Holly Cowart)

Honey Moon Spirit Lounge

624 West 34th St. 

The vibes are top-notch at Honey Moon, a newer addition to Austin’s culinary scene. The 34th Street spot offers a decadent range of brunch plates, ranging from the humble but tasty Honey Moon Biscuits, served with beetroot butter and honey, to the epic Seafood Tower, complete with a dozen oysters, Argentinian prawns, crab claws and more delicacies from the sea. The lounge’s colorful, moody design will dazzle guests, along with its terrific drinks and dishes. 

(photo courtesy of Juliet Italian Kitchen)

Juliet Italian Kitchen

10000 Research Blvd
1500 Barton Springs Rd.

When delicious Italian cuisine meets breakfast favorites, you can expect perfectly hearty and tasty brunch dishes. Juliet Italian Kitchen, with two Austin locations as well as location in Georgetown, has a lovingly-crafted brunch menu featuring classic beverages along with highlights such as breakfast pizza with potato, onion, scamorza, chives, everything pizza crust, and two sunny side up eggs. Choose from staples such as avocado toast or pancakes with lemon ricotta, bacon or sausage, brunch potatoes, and two eggs. Or try the Italian benedict that features fried polenta prosciutto, poached egg, pesto hollandaise, and arugula.

Photo courtesy of Perla’s

Perla’s Seafood & Oyster Bar

1400 South Congress Ave. 

Founded in 2009 by hospitality industry giants Larry McGuire and Tom Moorman, Perla’s is known for its epic seafood offerings. Brunch is served from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday, and there’s options for everyone! Get something from the Oyster Bar for that classic Perla’s bite, or go for a more breakfast-inspired plate with the Perla’s French Toast. This hotspot is reliably delectable with every visit.

Photo courtesy of Magnolia Cafe

Magnolia Cafe

1920 South Congress Ave. 

Magnolia Cafe is an Austin institution. The original Lake Austin Boulevard location unfortunately closed in recent years, but thankfully, locals can still catch all their faves at Magnolia Cafe South, perched on South Congress Avenue. The family-owned business offers breakfast anytime, plus Tex-Mex plates, sandwiches and a myriad of heavenly pies. 

Better Half Coffee & Cocktails (photo by Alison Narro)

Better Half Coffee & Cocktails

406 Walsh St. 

Casual, trendy and great for a crowd, Better Half is an ideal spot for catching up with pals. Order at the counter and grab a table by the bar or in the ample seating area outside. Shareable plates include the famous Cauliflower Tots, crispy Waffle Iron Hashbrowns and signature Better Half Breakfast Sandwich. All the beverages are amazing as well — cheers to a fun weekend meal! 

Suerte (photo by Holly Cowart)


1800 East 6th St. 

Best known for their masa-inspired menu, Suerte creates a brunch that pays homage to Tex-Mex classics in the form of Chilaquiles and Huevos Tejanos, but also breaks the breakfast norm with dishes like Lengua Hash and Pozole Rojo. Plus, the eatery’s specialty brunch cocktails add an extra flair to the already fantastic meal. 

Josephine House (photo by Holly Cowart)

Josephine House

1601 Waterston Ave. 

Clarksville’s Josephine House will make you feel right at home. The cozy blue cottage house serves brunch all week, not just on the weekends, so you can get those wonderful Lemon Ricotta Pancakes any day you want. This is also a perfect venue for events thanks to restaurant buyout options and The Apartment, a private space located right above Jeffrey’s, Josephine House’s sister restaurant.

Tiny Boxwoods (photo by Holly Cowart)

Tiny Boxwoods

1503 West 35th St. 

Houston mainstay Tiny Boxwoods expanded to Austin several years ago, quickly gaining a legion of local fans who love their signature chocolate chip cookies, classic brunch offerings and date night-worthy dinner menu. With chic interiors and a plant-filled nursery, Tiny Boxwoods is the place to be on weekend mornings. 

Photo courtesy of Chioco Design


1203 East 11th St. 

Paperboy started as a food truck before opening as a brick-and-mortar on East 11th Street. The well-designed eatery has something for everyone. There’s the Classic Breakfast for basic brunch lovers, the Pho Grits for more adventurous eaters and the Paperboy Pancake for those with a sweet tooth. Plus, Paperboy’s baristas and bartenders are constantly whipping up amazing coffees and cocktails.

Foreign & Domestic (photo by Holly Cowart)

Foreign & Domestic

306 East 53rd St. 

Chefs Sarah Heard and Nathan Lemley focus on creative dishes made from Texas-grown ingredients at North Loop’s Foreign & Domestic. The restaurant partners with vendors like Village Farms, 44 Farms and Barton Springs Mill to ensure the impeccable taste of their brunch, which is offered from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., only on Sundays. 

Photo courtesy of 24 Diner

24 Diner

600 North Lamar Blvd. 

24 Diner has been in the Austin brunch game for years and it’s the place to go for all things classic. Their Belgian yeast-raised waffles are particularly amazing, featured in the Waffle Breakfast and Chicken & Waffle dish. Chef Andrew Curren, a two-time nominee for Food & Wine’s “People’s Best New Chef,” is elevating diner dishes to new heights. The best part? Breakfast is served all day, every day so enjoy your brunch whenever you please. 

Launderette (photo by Jessica Attie)


2115 Holly St. 

Helmed by Chef Rene Ortiz, Launderette is one of our favorite spots in East Austin. The covered outdoor patio is an ideal setting to partake in the satisfying goodness of each of their menu items. We recommend trying something sweet and something savory for the best of both worlds. 

Photo courtesy of Kerbey Lane

Kerbey Lane Cafe

3704 Kerbey Ln.

It’s a classic for a reason. Kerbey Lane Cafe is a comfort food mecca, bringing the goods to Austin eaters since 1980. A go-to for college students, families and the late-night crowd, Kerbey Lane is 100% family-owned and sources many of their ingredients from independent farms like HeartBrand Beef and Pederson’s Natural Farms. Now with eight locations across Austin, this beloved café is worth a visit.

L’Oca D’Oro (photo by Liz Harroun)

L’Oca d’Oro

1900 Simond Ave.

L’oca D’oro serves up mind-blowing Italian food at their bright Mueller location. Their brunch menu (available every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) includes the likes of panzanella with grilled peaches, egg salad toast on sourdough brioche, french toast sticks with cherry sorghum and whipped mascarpone, and classic pasta dishes. Everything is rich and fresh — a perfect blend of authentic Italian with some local flare.

(photo courtesy of Jane Yun/Giant Noise Partners)

1886 Cafe and Bakery

604 Brazos St.

A visit to this charming Victorian-style café tucked within the historic Driskill Hotel, is always a treat. The quaint downtown restaurant serves up delicious traditional Texas comfort foods that combine time-honored original recipes with brunch served daily, no reservations required. Indulge in their famous Texas Shaped Pecan Waffle and Quiche Lorraine.

(photo courtesy of The Peacock)

The Peacock

600 W 2nd Street

The Peacock Mediterranean Grill located in the chic Austin Proper hotel serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but their new brunch menu is a standout on weekends. The menu is inspired by Mediterranean cuisine with delicious shareable options such as the delicious toasted almond muhammara with warm pita, wood fired kebabs, or grilled prawns. Choose from an amazing brunch menu on Saturdays and Sundays, offered until 4 p.m., that features an indulgent french toast banana brûlée, a Greek omelette, and lamb meatballs with soft eggs, as well as light fare such as avocado toast with tomato jam.


705 Gunter St.

Nestled in the east side of Austin, Lynny’s offers quirky, laid-back brunch fare Wednesday through Sunday from their diner-inspired food truck. Signature items include the Cartoon Latte (sprinkled with Lucky Charms), the Deli Breakfast served on an everything biscuit, and the Toaster Pancakes that come in seasonal flavors. They also have a board of rotating specials, so there’s always something new to try.

Poeta (photo by Liz Harroun)


1123 E 11th Street

The all-day Italian café Poeta, located in the chic Frances Modern Inn in East Austin, has a great brunch menu on Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m., offering delectable options such as egg benedict and fried eggplant sandwiches. Their irresistible “Wafflegato,” featuring a homemade waffle with maple gelato, praline, and espresso, is a definite must-try. They also accommodate various dietary preferences, offering vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free substitutions.

Dish Society (photo by Julie Soefer)

Dish Society

1900 Aldrich Street, Ste. 130

Popular Houston restaurant, Dish Society, has a new home in Austin in the bustling Mueller neighborhood. With a seasonal farm-to-table menus offered seven days a week, you can expect mindful, modern takes on American classics with a dedication to sourcing more than 75 percent of ingredients from Texas farmers, ranchers and purveyors. Popular dishes include a brisket-loaded sweet potato, shrimp and smoked gouda grits, a quinoa-stuffed avocado. Don’t pass up the powdered sugar-topped beignets. You can also choose from grain bowls, salads, sandwiches and kid-friendly options, too.