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Aaron Altermen

The 9 Hottest New Brunches in Austin Right Now

The most important meal of the weekend, updated for January

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A Benedict from Asti.
| Aaron Altermen

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 January update adds Mum Foods’s new deli.

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.

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Lazarus Brewing Co.

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The highly anticipated second location of the brewpub up in North Loop, which opened in November, offers weekend breakfast tacos, tortas, and chilaquiles, as well as its beers, starting at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Mum Foods

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The returning deli’s meat-heavy menu — pastrami sandwiches to matzo ball soup with poached chicken — lends itself well to brunching purposes, especially when you throw in some mimosas. It opens at 11 a.m. on the weekends, and there are indoor dine-in areas.

Asti Trattoria

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The Italian Hyde Park restaurant added brunch to its lineup in December, under the helm of head chef and co-owner Bryan Beneke. This means dishes like puffed farro granola, sweet ricotta toasts with lemon curd, egg white frittatas, and biscuits. The Saturday and Sunday brunch hours will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

The new rooftop restaurant at the new luxury hotel the Loren in South Austin is now offering weekend brunch as of November. The new American menu includes dishes like soft-shell crab rolls with bacon, Gulf crab omelets, mochi waffles, shrimp and grits, and much more. Brunching hours are from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Fareground Austin

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The downtown food hall is now offering a collaborative weekend brunch menu as of October from each of its vendors. This means croque-monsieurs and breakfast croissants from Austin Rotisserie; bao with pork belly or egg creams from Little Wu; sourdough pancakes from Henbit; falafel waffles from TLV; tortilla soup from Taco Pegaso, and much more. There are also brunch cocktails like bloody marys and mimosas. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas. Takeout orders can be placed online.

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A croque-monsieur from Austin Rotisserie.
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The San Marcos import brought along its Sunday brunch service to East Austin in October. On deck’s food and music, the former with dishes like smoked cheeseburger Benedicts, buttermilk pancakes topped with pork pastor, and brunch cocktails. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Electric Shuffle Austin

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The new downtown shuffleboard bar offers weekend brunch as of November in the form of its meal package Brunch Social. It comes with dishes like bacon jam breakfast pizza, fruit, chicken and biscuits, pastries, a bottle of bubbly wine, and access to shuffleboard games and live DJs. It’s $50 with alcohol and $35 without. There are also a la carte brunch cocktails. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Proud Mary Coffee

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The Portland Australian cafe debuted in Austin in mid-September full of weekend morning dishes from loaded toasts (yes, there’s vegemite), ricotta hot cakes, and potato hash. It serves food daily (which means Saturday and Sunday too) from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. (the space remains open until 4 p.m.). There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Maie Day

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The South Congress hotel restaurant added long weekend brunch to its menu as of December. Expect American dishes like steak and eggs, sibling restaurant Olamaie’s/Little Ola’s famous biscuits with gravy, waffles, sticky buns, and its take on the Bob Armstrong dip dubbed the Roberta Armstrong Dip, which is served with biscuit chips. Brunch hours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday through Sunday. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

A plate of stacked waffles with creams and berries.
Waffles at Maie Day.
Maie Day

Lazarus Brewing Co.

The highly anticipated second location of the brewpub up in North Loop, which opened in November, offers weekend breakfast tacos, tortas, and chilaquiles, as well as its beers, starting at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Mum Foods

The returning deli’s meat-heavy menu — pastrami sandwiches to matzo ball soup with poached chicken — lends itself well to brunching purposes, especially when you throw in some mimosas. It opens at 11 a.m. on the weekends, and there are indoor dine-in areas.

Asti Trattoria

The Italian Hyde Park restaurant added brunch to its lineup in December, under the helm of head chef and co-owner Bryan Beneke. This means dishes like puffed farro granola, sweet ricotta toasts with lemon curd, egg white frittatas, and biscuits. The Saturday and Sunday brunch hours will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Nido

The new rooftop restaurant at the new luxury hotel the Loren in South Austin is now offering weekend brunch as of November. The new American menu includes dishes like soft-shell crab rolls with bacon, Gulf crab omelets, mochi waffles, shrimp and grits, and much more. Brunching hours are from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Fareground Austin

The downtown food hall is now offering a collaborative weekend brunch menu as of October from each of its vendors. This means croque-monsieurs and breakfast croissants from Austin Rotisserie; bao with pork belly or egg creams from Little Wu; sourdough pancakes from Henbit; falafel waffles from TLV; tortilla soup from Taco Pegaso, and much more. There are also brunch cocktails like bloody marys and mimosas. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas. Takeout orders can be placed online.

A sandwich covered in melty cheese with a toothpick with the French flag.
A croque-monsieur from Austin Rotisserie.
FOHNY

Industry

The San Marcos import brought along its Sunday brunch service to East Austin in October. On deck’s food and music, the former with dishes like smoked cheeseburger Benedicts, buttermilk pancakes topped with pork pastor, and brunch cocktails. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Electric Shuffle Austin

The new downtown shuffleboard bar offers weekend brunch as of November in the form of its meal package Brunch Social. It comes with dishes like bacon jam breakfast pizza, fruit, chicken and biscuits, pastries, a bottle of bubbly wine, and access to shuffleboard games and live DJs. It’s $50 with alcohol and $35 without. There are also a la carte brunch cocktails. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Proud Mary Coffee

The Portland Australian cafe debuted in Austin in mid-September full of weekend morning dishes from loaded toasts (yes, there’s vegemite), ricotta hot cakes, and potato hash. It serves food daily (which means Saturday and Sunday too) from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. (the space remains open until 4 p.m.). There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Maie Day

The South Congress hotel restaurant added long weekend brunch to its menu as of December. Expect American dishes like steak and eggs, sibling restaurant Olamaie’s/Little Ola’s famous biscuits with gravy, waffles, sticky buns, and its take on the Bob Armstrong dip dubbed the Roberta Armstrong Dip, which is served with biscuit chips. Brunch hours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday through Sunday. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

A plate of stacked waffles with creams and berries.
Waffles at Maie Day.
Maie Day

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