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Green Pastures’ Legendary Brunches Are Coming Back

Milk punches, juleps, and biscuits

A cream-colored drink in a stemless goblet glass.
Green Pastures’ milk punch
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Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

Green Pastures’ brunches was the stuff of legends, perfect for all sorts of special occasions from graduation celebrations to Mother’s Day. And now the meal is back at the newly-redubbed restaurant Mattie’s come Saturday, April 22, with a few changes. First, it will be available on both Saturday and Sunday. Second, it’s no longer served as a buffet; items will be available a la carte.

Joshua Thomas, the restaurant’s executive chef, is paying homage to Green Pastures’ Southern brunch menu, serving up biscuits, fried chicken eggs, and the famous milk punch, and more. Read on for the full menu below. Brunch hours are from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Mary Faulk Koock opened Green Pastures' restaurant back in 1946. La Corsha Hospitality Group, developer Greg Porter, and others purchased the property in 2015, unveiling the renovated space this past March. Next to come for the property is a boutique hotel opening next year.

Mattie’s Brunch Menu

Buttermilk Biscuits: guava butter and local honey
Pimento Cheese: grilled ciabatta, Irish cheddar, and cornichons
Butter-Poached Gulf Shrimp Cocktail: Del Maguey mezcal cocktail sauce and horseradish
Chicken Liver Pate: Dewberry Hills chicken liver, baguette, pickled shallots, fennel, and apple chutney
Pommes Frites: thyme salt and chipotle ketchup

Fried Chicken Eggs Benedict: buttermilk biscuits, hollandaise and green salad
Anson Mills Rice Grits: two eggs, cheddar cheese, crispy bacon, and Steen’s cane syrup
Vegetable Breakfast Bowl: poached eggs, roasted sweet potato, kale, cilantro, avocado, and chipotle yogurt sauce
Mattie’s Breakfast Plate: two eggs, sage sausage or slab bacon, and spicy home fries
English Muffin Breakfast Sandwich: fried eggs, Spanish chorizo, pimento cheese, frites or green salad
Brioche French Toast: candied pecans, fresh berries, bourbon maple syrup
Grassfield Farms Beef Burger: Irish cheddar, sweet onion dip, and house frites


811 West Live Oak Street, , TX 78704 (512) 444-1888 Visit Website

Green Pastures

811 W Live Oak St, Austin, TX 78704 (512) 444-4747 Visit Website