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A brunch plate from Beerburg.
Lisa Hause

The 11 Hottest New Brunches in Austin Right Now

The most important meal of the weekend, updated for September

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A brunch plate from Beerburg.
| Lisa Hause

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 is 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 returning guide to the newest and buzziest destinations for the weekend and daytime drinking and dining.

This September update includes food truck Bummer Burrito, Japanese restaurant Lucky Robot, Hill Country brewery restaurant Taqueria La Violeta, seafood truck Huckleberry, pizza truck Side Eye Pie, and New American restaurant Oasthouse.

For more mid-morning weekend ideas, check out Eater's guide to essential brunches, and dim sum. If there is a favorite new restaurant or bar — or an established one trying new things — that is missing from the brunch map, let Eater know through austin@eater.com

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.

Provision Dining House

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The return and relocation of the New American restaurant into the Triangle in June means there’s a new brunch option in the neighborhood. Expect veggie-filled migas, prime rib hash, and lots of bubbly boozy brunch drinks. Brunch hours are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. There are indoor dine-in services.

La Plancha

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The Mexican street food restaurant in Blackland offers eggy brunch tortas since July, including a chilaquiles sandwich and the La Brunch with a choice of bacon or cham plus refried black beans. There are also other morning tortas and tacos available. Weekend brunch begins at 8 a.m.; takeout orders can be placed online and there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Pecan Square Café

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One of the newer McGuire Moorman Lambert restaurants in Clarksville offers up weekend brunch with New American with Californian tinges. This means pecan sticky buns, chili sausages with soft scrambled eggs, and chickpea crepe Suzette; rounded out by coffee, teas, and morning cocktails. Brunch is available from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Hold Out Brewing

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The Clarksville-ish brewery added a whole bunch of new brunch dishes to its weekend brunch lineup in March. There are Japanese pancakes served with fried chicken and sweet-savory-spicy butter, biscuits with gravy, Monte Cristos, and tacos, alongside a sturdy selection of house beers and cocktails. Saturday and Sunday brunch hours are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Takeout orders can be placed online. The brewery is open for indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Diner Bar Austin

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The less-casual Thompson Austin hotel restaurant added a dedicated brunch menu as of June. The Southernish array spans coddled eggs with baked red peas; quiches; and fruits paired with shaved ham, cheese, and pastries. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There are indoor dine-in services.

Bummer Burrito at Hotel Vegas

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The expansion of the food truck onto East Sixth means there are now brunch eggy burritos available on Sunday. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas. Sunday brunch hours are from noon to 3 p.m.

Lucky Robot

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The South Congress Japanese restaurant refreshed its brunch cocktail offerings in August. Options include the Shoga Bloody Mary made with vodka, hoisin, ginger, and wasabi salt; the Rising Run with tequila, lychee, oranges, and grenadine; and the Shiso Lucky with sparkling wine, yuzu, and shiso. Brunch hours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Taqueria La Violeta

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 The Hill Country brewery’s on-site restaurant Taqueria le Violeta debuted a new brunch menu in July, full of South Texas-Mexican options like chilaquiles, carnitas y pan de campo, barbacoa plates, and more. It’s available from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and then from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

 

Huckleberry

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The seafood truck that relocated into the St. Elmo area added brunch to its lineup in August. This means shrimp and grits, pimento cheese sandwiches, and sweet French toasts. Brunch hours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Side Eye Pie

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From the former popular pizza trailer Dough Boys comes this new food truck with wood-fired pies as of July. The weekend brunch options include a whole potato-vegetable-cheesy pie, a ham-egg-cheese pie, and even skillet pancakes. Takeout orders can be placed online. Saturday and Sunday hours are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Oasthouse Kitchen + Bar

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The New American restaurant added long weekend brunches to its South Austin location from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday through Sunday, and started offering Friday brunch at its North Austin location from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., all as of August.

Provision Dining House

The return and relocation of the New American restaurant into the Triangle in June means there’s a new brunch option in the neighborhood. Expect veggie-filled migas, prime rib hash, and lots of bubbly boozy brunch drinks. Brunch hours are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. There are indoor dine-in services.

La Plancha

The Mexican street food restaurant in Blackland offers eggy brunch tortas since July, including a chilaquiles sandwich and the La Brunch with a choice of bacon or cham plus refried black beans. There are also other morning tortas and tacos available. Weekend brunch begins at 8 a.m.; takeout orders can be placed online and there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Pecan Square Café

One of the newer McGuire Moorman Lambert restaurants in Clarksville offers up weekend brunch with New American with Californian tinges. This means pecan sticky buns, chili sausages with soft scrambled eggs, and chickpea crepe Suzette; rounded out by coffee, teas, and morning cocktails. Brunch is available from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Hold Out Brewing

The Clarksville-ish brewery added a whole bunch of new brunch dishes to its weekend brunch lineup in March. There are Japanese pancakes served with fried chicken and sweet-savory-spicy butter, biscuits with gravy, Monte Cristos, and tacos, alongside a sturdy selection of house beers and cocktails. Saturday and Sunday brunch hours are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Takeout orders can be placed online. The brewery is open for indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Diner Bar Austin

The less-casual Thompson Austin hotel restaurant added a dedicated brunch menu as of June. The Southernish array spans coddled eggs with baked red peas; quiches; and fruits paired with shaved ham, cheese, and pastries. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There are indoor dine-in services.

Bummer Burrito at Hotel Vegas

The expansion of the food truck onto East Sixth means there are now brunch eggy burritos available on Sunday. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas. Sunday brunch hours are from noon to 3 p.m.

Lucky Robot

The South Congress Japanese restaurant refreshed its brunch cocktail offerings in August. Options include the Shoga Bloody Mary made with vodka, hoisin, ginger, and wasabi salt; the Rising Run with tequila, lychee, oranges, and grenadine; and the Shiso Lucky with sparkling wine, yuzu, and shiso. Brunch hours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Taqueria La Violeta

 The Hill Country brewery’s on-site restaurant Taqueria le Violeta debuted a new brunch menu in July, full of South Texas-Mexican options like chilaquiles, carnitas y pan de campo, barbacoa plates, and more. It’s available from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and then from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

 

Huckleberry

The seafood truck that relocated into the St. Elmo area added brunch to its lineup in August. This means shrimp and grits, pimento cheese sandwiches, and sweet French toasts. Brunch hours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Side Eye Pie

From the former popular pizza trailer Dough Boys comes this new food truck with wood-fired pies as of July. The weekend brunch options include a whole potato-vegetable-cheesy pie, a ham-egg-cheese pie, and even skillet pancakes. Takeout orders can be placed online. Saturday and Sunday hours are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Oasthouse Kitchen + Bar

The New American restaurant added long weekend brunches to its South Austin location from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday through Sunday, and started offering Friday brunch at its North Austin location from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., all as of August.

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