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Via 313's brunch pizza
Via 313's brunch pizza
Hunter Townsend

Austin's 14 Hottest New Brunches, November 2017

The most important meal of the week

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Via 313's brunch pizza
| Hunter Townsend

Brunch is the cure-all for weekend hunger and hangovers with the right combination of breakfast, lunch, and lots of drinks. It's when it's acceptable to arm yourself with cocktails and coffee, while you hunker down with pancakes, burgers, and so many eggs. The Eater Austin brunch heatmap is your guide to the newest and buzziest destinations for weekend and daytime drinking and dining.

November brings three new brunching spots: Via 313’s brunch pies on Rainey Street, Pitchfork Pretty, and Unit-D Pizzeria.

For more mid-morning weekend ideas, check out Eater's guide to essential brunches, indulgent brunch buffets, or dim sum, plus our picks for Bloody Marys and mimosas, plus other related tidbits you might need to know.

The map points are not ranked in any particular order. If there is a favorite new restaurant — or an established one trying new things — that is missing, let Eater know on the tipline or in the comments below..

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Via 313

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Via 313 finally ventures into brunch territory with its morning-ready pies. The Austinite is made with a hashbrown crust and entire eggs for each slice, and then there's the French toast one. It’s only available at the Rainey trailer at Craft Pride from noon to 3 p.m. on Sundays, with paired drinks from the beer bar.

Pitchfork Pretty

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Sunday brunch at the Hill Country-inspired restaurant means bagel sandwiches and sweet and savory dishes like crab toast, fried chicken soup, and white chocolate waffles. It runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on East Cesar Chavez.

Unit-D Pizzeria

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The Cherrywood pizzeria’s new lunch service means there is a new weekend brunch player in the neighborhood. It’s sandwich-centric with East Coast-inspired fillings, like the mortadella with chicken liver mousse on a croissant and the turkey on a sesame hoagie. Plus there are salads, pizzas, and desserts, alongside morning-ready cocktails like micheladas, spritzes, and mimosas. It’s available from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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Le Politique

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The French brasserie’s take on brunch is full of pastries (croissants), eggs (omelettes, Benedicts, soft scrambled eggs), and crepes. It’s available on the weekends from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Ah Sing Den

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East Side cocktail lounge revamped its Asian-inspired brunch offerings, which now include chai French toast, vegetable pancakes with bulgogi Wagyu brisket, and chicken and sweet potato waffles. For brunch drinks, there’s the ginger shandy and kimchi Bloody Mary. Plus there’s live jazz. It takes place on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Eldorado Cafe

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Eldorado's Mexican comfort breakfast is available on the weekends, with build-your-own breakfast tacos, morning plates full of eggs, carnitas, tomatoes, and other morning sides like yogurt and biscuits. It begins at 7:30 a.m.

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Windsor Park's Cenote bears weekend brunch with items like chilaquiles, egg plates, tacos, and sandwiches starting at 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

El Chile Cafe y Cantina

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El Chile’s new brunch menu highlights omelettes (Nopalito with serranos and Monterey Jack cheese) one, tortas (like one with chorizo and eggs), and breakfast tacos. Weekend brunch is available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Holy Roller

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While brunch is basically on deck all day and week long at the funky downtown diner, its Sunday School brunch takes its inspiration from the seven deadly sins, with pastries, dishes, and cocktails themed around lust, gluttony, pride, wrath, and the others. For drinks, there are pitchers of spritzers and Bloody Marys. It runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery

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The cooperatively owned pub expanded its weekend brunch menu with newer items like crab cake Benedict, fried chicken paired with hoe cakes, and hash served with goat vindaloo. It’s available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Juliet Italian Kitchen

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The Barton Springs restaurant revamp included a new brunch, with Italian-American weekend dishes like gnocchi hash, truffle polenta and eggs, and bread pudding French toast, with drinks like mimosas, bellinis, Bloody Marys, and spritzes served in carafes or by the glass. Weekend brunch begins at 11 a.m.

Tiny Boxwoods

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The Houston import is known for its boozy brunches with white wine mojitos, sangria, and beer, paired with fresh and light dishes like avocado toast, eggs and avocados, and the beet and bean veggie burger. Saturday brunch is served from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday brunch is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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The downtown Southern restaurant added Sunday brunch. The morning dishes include brioche French toast and a whole bunch of eggs, along with brunch cocktails. Brunch hours are from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays.

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Bonhomie

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Dedicated brunch at the French bistro/American diner means rum baba French toast, omelet, egg toasts, pancakes, and shakshuka. Friday and Saturday brunch runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and then from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

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Via 313

Via 313 finally ventures into brunch territory with its morning-ready pies. The Austinite is made with a hashbrown crust and entire eggs for each slice, and then there's the French toast one. It’s only available at the Rainey trailer at Craft Pride from noon to 3 p.m. on Sundays, with paired drinks from the beer bar.

Pitchfork Pretty

Sunday brunch at the Hill Country-inspired restaurant means bagel sandwiches and sweet and savory dishes like crab toast, fried chicken soup, and white chocolate waffles. It runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on East Cesar Chavez.

Unit-D Pizzeria

The Cherrywood pizzeria’s new lunch service means there is a new weekend brunch player in the neighborhood. It’s sandwich-centric with East Coast-inspired fillings, like the mortadella with chicken liver mousse on a croissant and the turkey on a sesame hoagie. Plus there are salads, pizzas, and desserts, alongside morning-ready cocktails like micheladas, spritzes, and mimosas. It’s available from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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Le Politique

The French brasserie’s take on brunch is full of pastries (croissants), eggs (omelettes, Benedicts, soft scrambled eggs), and crepes. It’s available on the weekends from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Le Politique Wynn Myers

Ah Sing Den

East Side cocktail lounge revamped its Asian-inspired brunch offerings, which now include chai French toast, vegetable pancakes with bulgogi Wagyu brisket, and chicken and sweet potato waffles. For brunch drinks, there’s the ginger shandy and kimchi Bloody Mary. Plus there’s live jazz. It takes place on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Lake Markham

Eldorado Cafe

Eldorado's Mexican comfort breakfast is available on the weekends, with build-your-own breakfast tacos, morning plates full of eggs, carnitas, tomatoes, and other morning sides like yogurt and biscuits. It begins at 7:30 a.m.

Eldorado Courtney Pierce/EATX

Cenote

Windsor Park's Cenote bears weekend brunch with items like chilaquiles, egg plates, tacos, and sandwiches starting at 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

El Chile Cafe y Cantina

El Chile’s new brunch menu highlights omelettes (Nopalito with serranos and Monterey Jack cheese) one, tortas (like one with chorizo and eggs), and breakfast tacos. Weekend brunch is available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Holy Roller

While brunch is basically on deck all day and week long at the funky downtown diner, its Sunday School brunch takes its inspiration from the seven deadly sins, with pastries, dishes, and cocktails themed around lust, gluttony, pride, wrath, and the others. For drinks, there are pitchers of spritzers and Bloody Marys. It runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery

The cooperatively owned pub expanded its weekend brunch menu with newer items like crab cake Benedict, fried chicken paired with hoe cakes, and hash served with goat vindaloo. It’s available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Juliet Italian Kitchen

The Barton Springs restaurant revamp included a new brunch, with Italian-American weekend dishes like gnocchi hash, truffle polenta and eggs, and bread pudding French toast, with drinks like mimosas, bellinis, Bloody Marys, and spritzes served in carafes or by the glass. Weekend brunch begins at 11 a.m.

Tiny Boxwoods

The Houston import is known for its boozy brunches with white wine mojitos, sangria, and beer, paired with fresh and light dishes like avocado toast, eggs and avocados, and the beet and bean veggie burger. Saturday brunch is served from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday brunch is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Fixe

The downtown Southern restaurant added Sunday brunch. The morning dishes include brioche French toast and a whole bunch of eggs, along with brunch cocktails. Brunch hours are from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays.

Logan Crable

Bonhomie

Dedicated brunch at the French bistro/American diner means rum baba French toast, omelet, egg toasts, pancakes, and shakshuka. Friday and Saturday brunch runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and then from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

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