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12 Excellent All-Day Restaurants in Austin

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The all-day dining trend has hit Austin hard, where casual restaurants offering every meal of the day provide reliable destinations to satisfy every craving any time. Breakfast? Check. Coffee while working? Check. Filling dinners? Check. Happy hour drinks? Check.

Prepare to linger at Austin’s best all-day restaurants, like the breakfast dishes at Blue Dahlia Bistro, vegetarian-friendly options at Bouldin Creek, wine and heart bone marrow bolognese at June’s All Day, the excellent easygoing vibes of Better Half, plus others. This update adds Sour Duck Market to the mix.

Looking for a more specific type of meal? Check out Eater’s picks for essential breakfast, cheap lunch specials, best bets for weeknight dining, and brunch spots.

Don’t see a favorite all-day restaurant listed? Let Eater know through the tipline or within the comments.

With updates by Nadia Chaudhury.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Josephine House

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1601 Waterston Ave
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 477-5584
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Josephine House serves New American cuisine in an updated Clarksville cottage for every meal of the day. Early-risers can enjoy small bites from the bakery or opt for entrées like huevos rancheros or lemon ricotta pancakes. Patrons visiting later in the day will find options ranging from the roasted cauliflower salad to the smoked Berkshire pork chop.

Food at Josephine House
Food at Josephine House
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2. Sour Duck Market

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1814 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 394-5776
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The ambitious all-day restaurant from the Odd Duck/Barley Swine team focuses on the same seasonal, local food approach with creative results for all sorts of meals in a casual, counter-service setting. There are pastries and breads, sandwiches (including a stellar burger), loads of drinks, and more.

A dish from Sour Duck Market
A dish from Sour Duck Market
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3. 24 Diner

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600 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 472-5400
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Satisfy comfort food cravings around the clock with the diner’s dishes like biscuits and gravy, Belgian waffles, meatloaf, or burger and fries.

Breakfast at 24 Diner
Breakfast at 24 Diner
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4. Better Half

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406 Walsh St
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 645-0786
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Better Half boasts a menu that spans from sweet to savory and light bites to hearty meals. The early menu offers dishes like the breakfast sandwich, a ham biscuit, and a granola bowl, while the late menu includes cheeseburgers, chicken fried steak, and savory churros. Be sure to order the cauliflower tater tots. This is all alongside expertly made coffee and cocktails.

The greens and grain bowl from Better Half
The greens and grain bowl from Better Half
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5. Holy Roller

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509 Rio Grande St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 502-5119
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Brunch-centric fare like biscuits, sandwiches, and hearty egg dishes like the Casbah — a fried chicken sandwich served on a hot biscuit with a fried egg and syrup — is what you’ll find at Holy Roller. Pair dishes with an innovative cocktail or opt for a beer from the restaurant’s extensive beer list.

The array at Holy Roller
The array at Holy Roller
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6. Blue Dahlia Bistro

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1115 E 11th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 542-9542
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With fresh and simple fare, Blue Dahlia Bistro offers meals all day long, with options ranging from the Parisian sandwich complete with ham, Havarti, tomato, and butter on a freshly made baguette, to refreshing salads and inviting tartines. Be sure to try the meat and cheese boards.

The Parisian sandwich at Blue Dahlia
The Parisian sandwich at Blue Dahlia
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7. Sa-Tén

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3, 916 pringdale Road #101
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 524-1544
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Japanese toasts and sandwiches are served all day long at this east Austin café. There’s a second location in Hyde Park too.

Dishes from Sa-Ten
Dishes from Sa-Ten
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8. Cenote

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1010 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 524-1311
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This old Austin home-turned-café boasts breakfast items like the Cenote scramble or migas tacos for breakfast, stuffed sandwiches like the beet and turkey avocado for lunch, and seafood dishes like fish and chips for dinner. Be sure to check out the daily specials. There’s a second location up in Windsor Park too.

Queso, salsa, and chips from Cenote
Queso, salsa, and chips from Cenote
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9. Sawyer & Co

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4827 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 531-9033
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New Orleans cuisine with Texas flare is this east side diner’s ethos. Dishes like the Cajun scramble, po’ boys, gumbo, jambalaya, and crawfish etouffée further highlight the New Orleans vibe of the restaurant.

Dishes from Sawyer & Co
Dishes from Sawyer & Co
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10. Bouldin Creek Cafe

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1900 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 416-1601
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This South Austin café is a favorite for a reason, serving up vegan and vegetarian fare to satisfy any craving all day long, from omelets to curry bowls to sweet potato enchiladas.

Tacos at Bouldin Creek Cafe
Tacos at Bouldin Creek Cafe
Bouldin Creek Cafe/Facebook

11. June's

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1722 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 416-1722
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Located on South Congress Avenue, this café/wine bar offers an all-day bistro menu. On the breakfast menu, you’ll find sourdough pancakes and a farm egg omelet to start your day. And on the bistro menu, a bone marrow bolognese, steak tartare and frites, and a roasted catch of the day. The happy hour offerings are worth noting and twine list is expertly curated.

Food at June’s
Food at June’s
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12. Full English

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2728, 2000 Southern Oaks Dr
Austin, TX 78745
(512) 240-2748
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British-inspired foods like all-day breakfast, fish and chips, and teas and coffees anchor the menu at this eclectic café. Stop in for high-tea service available Wednesday through Sunday.

Full English
Full English
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1. Josephine House

1601 Waterston Ave, Austin, TX 78703
Food at Josephine House
Food at Josephine House
Jin C./Yelp

Josephine House serves New American cuisine in an updated Clarksville cottage for every meal of the day. Early-risers can enjoy small bites from the bakery or opt for entrées like huevos rancheros or lemon ricotta pancakes. Patrons visiting later in the day will find options ranging from the roasted cauliflower salad to the smoked Berkshire pork chop.

1601 Waterston Ave
Austin, TX 78703

2. Sour Duck Market

1814 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78702
A dish from Sour Duck Market
A dish from Sour Duck Market
Sour Duck Market/Facebook

The ambitious all-day restaurant from the Odd Duck/Barley Swine team focuses on the same seasonal, local food approach with creative results for all sorts of meals in a casual, counter-service setting. There are pastries and breads, sandwiches (including a stellar burger), loads of drinks, and more.

1814 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Austin, TX 78702

3. 24 Diner

600 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
Breakfast at 24 Diner
Breakfast at 24 Diner
24 Diner/Facebook

Satisfy comfort food cravings around the clock with the diner’s dishes like biscuits and gravy, Belgian waffles, meatloaf, or burger and fries.

600 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703

4. Better Half

406 Walsh St, Austin, TX 78703
The greens and grain bowl from Better Half
The greens and grain bowl from Better Half
Courtney Pierce/EATX

Better Half boasts a menu that spans from sweet to savory and light bites to hearty meals. The early menu offers dishes like the breakfast sandwich, a ham biscuit, and a granola bowl, while the late menu includes cheeseburgers, chicken fried steak, and savory churros. Be sure to order the cauliflower tater tots. This is all alongside expertly made coffee and cocktails.

406 Walsh St
Austin, TX 78703

5. Holy Roller

509 Rio Grande St, Austin, TX 78701
The array at Holy Roller
The array at Holy Roller
Holy Roller/Facebook

Brunch-centric fare like biscuits, sandwiches, and hearty egg dishes like the Casbah — a fried chicken sandwich served on a hot biscuit with a fried egg and syrup — is what you’ll find at Holy Roller. Pair dishes with an innovative cocktail or opt for a beer from the restaurant’s extensive beer list.

509 Rio Grande St
Austin, TX 78701

6. Blue Dahlia Bistro

1115 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702
The Parisian sandwich at Blue Dahlia
The Parisian sandwich at Blue Dahlia
Blue Dahlia Bistro/Facebook

With fresh and simple fare, Blue Dahlia Bistro offers meals all day long, with options ranging from the Parisian sandwich complete with ham, Havarti, tomato, and butter on a freshly made baguette, to refreshing salads and inviting tartines. Be sure to try the meat and cheese boards.

1115 E 11th St
Austin, TX 78702

7. Sa-Tén

3, 916 pringdale Road #101, Austin, TX 78702
Dishes from Sa-Ten
Dishes from Sa-Ten
Sa-Ten/Facebook

Japanese toasts and sandwiches are served all day long at this east Austin café. There’s a second location in Hyde Park too.

3, 916 pringdale Road #101
Austin, TX 78702

8. Cenote

1010 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702
Queso, salsa, and chips from Cenote
Queso, salsa, and chips from Cenote
Cenote/Facebook

This old Austin home-turned-café boasts breakfast items like the Cenote scramble or migas tacos for breakfast, stuffed sandwiches like the beet and turkey avocado for lunch, and seafood dishes like fish and chips for dinner. Be sure to check out the daily specials. There’s a second location up in Windsor Park too.

1010 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702

9. Sawyer & Co

4827 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702
Dishes from Sawyer & Co
Dishes from Sawyer & Co
Sawyer & Co/Facebook

New Orleans cuisine with Texas flare is this east side diner’s ethos. Dishes like the Cajun scramble, po’ boys, gumbo, jambalaya, and crawfish etouffée further highlight the New Orleans vibe of the restaurant.

4827 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702

10. Bouldin Creek Cafe

1900 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704
Tacos at Bouldin Creek Cafe
Tacos at Bouldin Creek Cafe
Bouldin Creek Cafe/Facebook

This South Austin café is a favorite for a reason, serving up vegan and vegetarian fare to satisfy any craving all day long, from omelets to curry bowls to sweet potato enchiladas.

1900 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704

11. June's

1722 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
Food at June’s
Food at June’s
June’s [Official]

Located on South Congress Avenue, this café/wine bar offers an all-day bistro menu. On the breakfast menu, you’ll find sourdough pancakes and a farm egg omelet to start your day. And on the bistro menu, a bone marrow bolognese, steak tartare and frites, and a roasted catch of the day. The happy hour offerings are worth noting and twine list is expertly curated.

1722 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704

12. Full English

2728, 2000 Southern Oaks Dr, Austin, TX 78745
Full English
Full English
Full English/Facebook

British-inspired foods like all-day breakfast, fish and chips, and teas and coffees anchor the menu at this eclectic café. Stop in for high-tea service available Wednesday through Sunday.

2728, 2000 Southern Oaks Dr
Austin, TX 78745

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