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The breakfast sandwich at Better Half.
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Where to Find Enjoyable Breakfast Sandwiches in Austin

Fried eggs, melty cheese, and toasty bread

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The breakfast sandwich at Better Half.
| Nadia Chaudhury/Eater Austin

Austin will always have breakfast tacos, but breakfast sandwiches are just as satisfying a way to start the day.

Austin’s best options range from Better Half’s perfect English muffin creation with a hash brown patty, many options from Paperboy, bagels from Rosen’s Bagel Co., breakfast arepas at Cafe Nena’i, and others. This update adds Swedish Hill, Spread & Co., Little Ola’s Biscuits, Heaven’s Bistro, Biderman’s Deli, P. Terry’s, and Brooklyn Breakfast Shop.

For other morning needs, scope out Austin’s best bagels, best breakfast restaurants, cheap breakfasts, breakfast tacos, and coffee shops. For the weekends, check out the city’s essential brunch spots and brunch heatmap. Then, for more sandwiches, there are the best sandwich shops, spots for barbecue sandwiches, and great grilled cheese sandwiches.

As with all businesses right now, be sure to call ahead to make sure each restaurant/truck is still open or if there are updates on current offerings and service models, as things are changing constantly. Be sure to wear a mask, tip well, and, if you’re ordering delivery, try to order directly from the restaurants/trucks themselves.

Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Little Ola's Biscuits

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Olamaie’s famous fluffy biscuits gained their own shop as a pandemic pivot. Try the biscuit with thin-sliced ham and melty cheese or the one with pimento cheese and tomato jam. Pickup and DoorDash delivery orders can be placed online, and there are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

A breakfast biscuit sandwich from Little Ola’s
A biscuit sandwich from Little Ola’s.
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Heaven's Bistro Bakery

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The French halal bakery serves up excellent croissant breakfast sandwiches, with eggs cooked to your preference. The scrambled comes with a load of vegetables plus optional meat. Takeout orders can be placed online; there is an indoor dining area.

Biderman's Deli

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The Northwest Hills deli has a variety of bagel sandwiches, from corned beef-egg-Swiss to bacon-avocado-schmear. Takeout orders can be placed in person, and there are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

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The breakfast sandwich at this cute neighborhood restaurant and market comes with sausage, scrambled eggs, cheddar, jalapeño, and Urfa aioli on a freshly baked croissant. Try one of their buttery pastries, too. Takeout orders can be placed online and there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Nervous Charlie's

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The New York-style deli slings up all sorts of bagels for breakfast, with optional fillings from eggs, lox, cheese, breakfast potatoes, and even Taylor ham. Takeout orders can be placed online, and there are indoor and outdoor dining areas.

A breakfast sandwich bagel from Nervous Charlie’s
A breakfast sandwich bagel from Nervous Charlie’s
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Spread & Co.

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Both locations of this cheese-centric counter-service cafe have breakfast sandwich options. The Jefferson Square cafe has two options on brioche: a breakfast sandwich with sausage, cheddar, and soft-scrambled eggs, or an egg sandwich with lettuce, tomato, mayo, and house hot sauce. The Laguna Gloria location has a cheddar biscuit sandwich with prosciutto and comté. Takeout orders can be placed online and there are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Cherrywood Coffeehouse

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The neighborhood coffee shop keeps it simple with egg and cheese plus a choice of bacon, grilled ham, avocado, or sausage on a choice of bread. Takeout orders can be placed over the phone, deliveries online, and there are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Mary's Cafe

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The small central Austin cafe serves up all-day breakfast sandwiches, with several options to customize your own. Try the bacon-avocado-tomato-egg-cheese combination on a bagel or the egg-ham-tomato-Swiss cheese on a croissant. Pickup orders can be placed online, and there are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

A breakfast sandwich from Mary’s
A breakfast sandwich from Mary’s
Mary’s Pop Shop/Facebook

Bird Bird Biscuit

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The small fast-casual Cherrywood spot is all about biscuit sandwiches, like the Bird Bird Bacon with cheddar cheese and bacon-chipotle mayonnaise and the popular Lovely Day with chicken sausage, eggs, cheese, and basil pesto. There’s a second location on Koenig, too. Pickup orders can be placed online.

Bird Bird Biscuit’s biscuit sandwiches
Bird Bird Biscuit’s biscuit sandwiches
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Swedish Hill

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Local hospitality giant McGuire Moorman Lambert’s all-day cafe and bakery has a breakfast sandwich with soft-scrambled eggs, bacon, cheddar, and herbs on a bun, bagel, or croissant. Takeout orders can be placed online and there are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Better Half

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One of the best breakfast sandwiches in Austin can be found at the West Fifth restaurant, where the English muffin houses a crispy hash brown patty, fried egg, arugula, and smoked paprika aioli. Amp it up by adding meat (bacon or sausage patty), a thick tomato slice, and an avocado. Pickup orders are placed online, and the restaurant is open for indoor and patio dine-in services.

Walton's Fancy and Staple

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The deli at Walton’s offers up a dependable ham and egg sandwich and biscuit sandwich with either bacon, ham, or sausage. Takeout orders can be placed online or in person, and there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

The biscuit breakfast sandwich at Walton’s
The biscuit breakfast sandwich at Walton’s
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Paperboy

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The chef-adored trailer is now a restaurant in East Austin with a brunch-centric menu and rooftop patio. The breakfast sandwich on a sesame seed bun has egg, bacon, and pimento cheese. Takeout orders can be placed online, and there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Paperboy’s breakfast sandwich
Paperboy’s breakfast sandwich
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Counter Cafe

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Another classic breakfast sandwich can be found at Counter Cafe, with nine-grain toasted bread, fried eggs, bacon, cheese, Bibb lettuce, tomato, and onion. Takeout orders can be placed online, and there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

P. Terry's Burger Stand

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The ubiquitous local burger stand has a cheap, solid breakfast sandwich. Served on a soft bun, it has a well-seasoned egg and American cheese, with the option to add meat or make it spicy.

A sturdy breakfast sandwich can be found at both locations of Cenote (the other in Windsor Park) with eggs and cheese between ciabatta bread or a croissant, topped with bacon, chorizo, turkey, or avocado. Takeout orders can be placed online, and there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

A breakfast sandwich from Cenote
A breakfast sandwich from Cenote
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The breakfast sandwich from the South Lamar coffee shop comes with fried eggs, grilled tomatoes, bacon, and a spicy aji Amarillo mayonnaise, all within a pretzel roll. Takeout orders can be placed online, and there are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

A breakfast sandwich from Patika
A breakfast sandwich from Patika
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Bouldin Creek Café

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Choose either eggs or tofu spiked with spinach and chili flake before joining cheese, basil aioli, and tomato on ciabatta at the vegetarian-friendly cafe. Takeout orders can be placed online and there are indoor and dine-in services.

Cafe Nena'i

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The Latin American cafe’s take on breakfast sandwiches makes use of arepas filled with eggs, ham, and cheese. Pickup orders can be placed over text message at (512) 387-0962 or online.

The breakfast arepa at Cafe Nena’i
The breakfast arepa at Cafe Nena’i
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Wholy Bagel

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One of Austin’s go-to bagel stores offers plenty of breakfast bagel options and simple fillings like Taylor ham, Canadian bacon, pastrami, eggs, and cheese. Takeout orders can be placed online.

Brooklyn Breakfast Shop

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This South Austin breakfast trailer has a variety of breakfast sandwiches, from a classic bacon-egg-cheese on a house-made bagel to a biscuit with sausage, Fresno pimento, egg, and pickles. The trailer frequently sells out so plan ahead. Takeout orders can be placed online and there are outdoor seats and tables available.

A biscuit sandwich with a patty and fried egg.
A breakfast sandwich from Brooklyn Breakfast Shop
Brooklyn Breakfast Shop/Facebook

Little Ola's Biscuits

A breakfast biscuit sandwich from Little Ola’s
A biscuit sandwich from Little Ola’s.
Little Ola’s Biscuits/Facebook

Olamaie’s famous fluffy biscuits gained their own shop as a pandemic pivot. Try the biscuit with thin-sliced ham and melty cheese or the one with pimento cheese and tomato jam. Pickup and DoorDash delivery orders can be placed online, and there are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

A breakfast biscuit sandwich from Little Ola’s
A biscuit sandwich from Little Ola’s.
Little Ola’s Biscuits/Facebook

Heaven's Bistro Bakery

The French halal bakery serves up excellent croissant breakfast sandwiches, with eggs cooked to your preference. The scrambled comes with a load of vegetables plus optional meat. Takeout orders can be placed online; there is an indoor dining area.

Biderman's Deli

The Northwest Hills deli has a variety of bagel sandwiches, from corned beef-egg-Swiss to bacon-avocado-schmear. Takeout orders can be placed in person, and there are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

épicerie café & grocery

The breakfast sandwich at this cute neighborhood restaurant and market comes with sausage, scrambled eggs, cheddar, jalapeño, and Urfa aioli on a freshly baked croissant. Try one of their buttery pastries, too. Takeout orders can be placed online and there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Nervous Charlie's

A breakfast sandwich bagel from Nervous Charlie’s
A breakfast sandwich bagel from Nervous Charlie’s
Nervous Charlie’s [Official]

The New York-style deli slings up all sorts of bagels for breakfast, with optional fillings from eggs, lox, cheese, breakfast potatoes, and even Taylor ham. Takeout orders can be placed online, and there are indoor and outdoor dining areas.

A breakfast sandwich bagel from Nervous Charlie’s
A breakfast sandwich bagel from Nervous Charlie’s
Nervous Charlie’s [Official]

Spread & Co.

Both locations of this cheese-centric counter-service cafe have breakfast sandwich options. The Jefferson Square cafe has two options on brioche: a breakfast sandwich with sausage, cheddar, and soft-scrambled eggs, or an egg sandwich with lettuce, tomato, mayo, and house hot sauce. The Laguna Gloria location has a cheddar biscuit sandwich with prosciutto and comté. Takeout orders can be placed online and there are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Cherrywood Coffeehouse

The neighborhood coffee shop keeps it simple with egg and cheese plus a choice of bacon, grilled ham, avocado, or sausage on a choice of bread. Takeout orders can be placed over the phone, deliveries online, and there are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Mary's Cafe

A breakfast sandwich from Mary’s
A breakfast sandwich from Mary’s
Mary’s Pop Shop/Facebook

The small central Austin cafe serves up all-day breakfast sandwiches, with several options to customize your own. Try the bacon-avocado-tomato-egg-cheese combination on a bagel or the egg-ham-tomato-Swiss cheese on a croissant. Pickup orders can be placed online, and there are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

A breakfast sandwich from Mary’s
A breakfast sandwich from Mary’s
Mary’s Pop Shop/Facebook

Bird Bird Biscuit

Bird Bird Biscuit’s biscuit sandwiches
Bird Bird Biscuit’s biscuit sandwiches
Chelsea Laine Francis

The small fast-casual Cherrywood spot is all about biscuit sandwiches, like the Bird Bird Bacon with cheddar cheese and bacon-chipotle mayonnaise and the popular Lovely Day with chicken sausage, eggs, cheese, and basil pesto. There’s a second location on Koenig, too. Pickup orders can be placed online.

Bird Bird Biscuit’s biscuit sandwiches
Bird Bird Biscuit’s biscuit sandwiches
Chelsea Laine Francis

Swedish Hill

Local hospitality giant McGuire Moorman Lambert’s all-day cafe and bakery has a breakfast sandwich with soft-scrambled eggs, bacon, cheddar, and herbs on a bun, bagel, or croissant. Takeout orders can be placed online and there are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Better Half

One of the best breakfast sandwiches in Austin can be found at the West Fifth restaurant, where the English muffin houses a crispy hash brown patty, fried egg, arugula, and smoked paprika aioli. Amp it up by adding meat (bacon or sausage patty), a thick tomato slice, and an avocado. Pickup orders are placed online, and the restaurant is open for indoor and patio dine-in services.

Walton's Fancy and Staple

The biscuit breakfast sandwich at Walton’s
The biscuit breakfast sandwich at Walton’s
Walton’s/Facebook

The deli at Walton’s offers up a dependable ham and egg sandwich and biscuit sandwich with either bacon, ham, or sausage. Takeout orders can be placed online or in person, and there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

The biscuit breakfast sandwich at Walton’s
The biscuit breakfast sandwich at Walton’s
Walton’s/Facebook

Paperboy

Paperboy’s breakfast sandwich
Paperboy’s breakfast sandwich
Paperboy [Official]

The chef-adored trailer is now a restaurant in East Austin with a brunch-centric menu and rooftop patio. The breakfast sandwich on a sesame seed bun has egg, bacon, and pimento cheese. Takeout orders can be placed online, and there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Paperboy’s breakfast sandwich
Paperboy’s breakfast sandwich
Paperboy [Official]

Counter Cafe

Another classic breakfast sandwich can be found at Counter Cafe, with nine-grain toasted bread, fried eggs, bacon, cheese, Bibb lettuce, tomato, and onion. Takeout orders can be placed online, and there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

P. Terry's Burger Stand

The ubiquitous local burger stand has a cheap, solid breakfast sandwich. Served on a soft bun, it has a well-seasoned egg and American cheese, with the option to add meat or make it spicy.

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Cenote

A breakfast sandwich from Cenote
A breakfast sandwich from Cenote
Cenote/Facebook

A sturdy breakfast sandwich can be found at both locations of Cenote (the other in Windsor Park) with eggs and cheese between ciabatta bread or a croissant, topped with bacon, chorizo, turkey, or avocado. Takeout orders can be placed online, and there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

A breakfast sandwich from Cenote
A breakfast sandwich from Cenote
Cenote/Facebook

Patika

A breakfast sandwich from Patika
A breakfast sandwich from Patika
Patika/Facebook

The breakfast sandwich from the South Lamar coffee shop comes with fried eggs, grilled tomatoes, bacon, and a spicy aji Amarillo mayonnaise, all within a pretzel roll. Takeout orders can be placed online, and there are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

A breakfast sandwich from Patika
A breakfast sandwich from Patika
Patika/Facebook

Bouldin Creek Café

Choose either eggs or tofu spiked with spinach and chili flake before joining cheese, basil aioli, and tomato on ciabatta at the vegetarian-friendly cafe. Takeout orders can be placed online and there are indoor and dine-in services.

Cafe Nena'i

The breakfast arepa at Cafe Nena’i
The breakfast arepa at Cafe Nena’i
Cafe Nena’i/Facebook

The Latin American cafe’s take on breakfast sandwiches makes use of arepas filled with eggs, ham, and cheese. Pickup orders can be placed over text message at (512) 387-0962 or online.

The breakfast arepa at Cafe Nena’i
The breakfast arepa at Cafe Nena’i
Cafe Nena’i/Facebook

Wholy Bagel

One of Austin’s go-to bagel stores offers plenty of breakfast bagel options and simple fillings like Taylor ham, Canadian bacon, pastrami, eggs, and cheese. Takeout orders can be placed online.

Brooklyn Breakfast Shop

A biscuit sandwich with a patty and fried egg.
A breakfast sandwich from Brooklyn Breakfast Shop
Brooklyn Breakfast Shop/Facebook

This South Austin breakfast trailer has a variety of breakfast sandwiches, from a classic bacon-egg-cheese on a house-made bagel to a biscuit with sausage, Fresno pimento, egg, and pickles. The trailer frequently sells out so plan ahead. Takeout orders can be placed online and there are outdoor seats and tables available.