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The 8 Hottest New Brunches in Austin Right Now

The most important meal of the weekend, updated for February 2024

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Brunch at Yamas.
| Wen Fitzgerald

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

This February 2024 update adds Greek restaurant Yamas, Mediterranean restaurant Gràcia, and Mexican restaurant Nomade.

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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The Greek restaurant in the Highland Park West expanded with weekend brunch in January 2024. Expect Greek daytime dishes like kayanas (tomato-feta-mint scrambled eggs) on bruschetta; fried eggs with potatoes, sausage, and a tomato sauce, and omelets. Brunch hours are from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Gràcia Mediterranean

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The Rosedale Mediterranean restaurant added brunch to its lineup in November 2023. This means daytime weekend dishes such as shakshouka, pistachio pancakes, and dolmas with crab, alongside cocktails such as bloody caesars and mimosas with lemon poppyseeds. Brunch hours are from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Playground ATX

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The North Loop restaurant incubator is currently home to pan-Asian spot East Meets West (from the Fil N’ Viet team) and added weekend brunch to its lineup as of late December 2023. This means soft egg-topped furikake tater tots and chicken, beignets, pandan lattes, and mimosas with lychee-lemon and pear. Brunch hours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Bureau de Poste at Tiny Grocer

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The French restaurant in Hyde Park, courtesy of Austin chef Jo Chan, opened in October 2023. This means weekend brunch with thoughtful French comfort dishes such as croque-madames, omelets , and eggs Benedicts, plus sweets like clafoutis and crepes. Brunch hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

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The clafoutis at Bureau de Poste.
Mackenzie Smith Kelley

The new hotel restaurant within the Frances Modern Inn in Central East Austin, courtesy of the Intero team, serves up a daily breakfast as of December 2023, which works for brunch, no? The Italian-tinged menu includes many egg-laden dishes such as arancini with poached eggs, Benedicts, and pork confit with baked eggs. Weekend brunch hours start at 10 a.m. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Bill's Oyster

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The downtown seafood restaurant added brunch to its lineup in October 2023. This means a weekend brunch menu with dishes like shrimp and grits, crab cake Benedicts, and Champagne with endless fries. Brunch hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

The East Cesar Chavez Korean American restaurant added first-time brunch to its lineup in December 2023, courtesy of chefs Mike Diaz and pastry whiz Laura Sawicki. This means items like kimchi jigae, the fish breakfast with a pan-roasted mackeral, eggs, and Brussels sprout salad, family-style hot pot ramyun, and mochiko funnel cake, For cocktails, there’s kimchi Bloody Marys and mimosas with pet-nat. Brunch hours are from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Nomade Cocina y Raw Bar

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The Bouldin Creek Mexican by way of the Yucatán added Sunday brunch in January 2024. The entirely gluten-free menu includes morningish dishes like the huevos motulenos (sunny-side-up egg with ham, tostadas, and plantains), eggy cheesy chorizo tacos, and masa waffles. Brunch hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Yamas

The Greek restaurant in the Highland Park West expanded with weekend brunch in January 2024. Expect Greek daytime dishes like kayanas (tomato-feta-mint scrambled eggs) on bruschetta; fried eggs with potatoes, sausage, and a tomato sauce, and omelets. Brunch hours are from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Gràcia Mediterranean

The Rosedale Mediterranean restaurant added brunch to its lineup in November 2023. This means daytime weekend dishes such as shakshouka, pistachio pancakes, and dolmas with crab, alongside cocktails such as bloody caesars and mimosas with lemon poppyseeds. Brunch hours are from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Playground ATX

The North Loop restaurant incubator is currently home to pan-Asian spot East Meets West (from the Fil N’ Viet team) and added weekend brunch to its lineup as of late December 2023. This means soft egg-topped furikake tater tots and chicken, beignets, pandan lattes, and mimosas with lychee-lemon and pear. Brunch hours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Bureau de Poste at Tiny Grocer

The French restaurant in Hyde Park, courtesy of Austin chef Jo Chan, opened in October 2023. This means weekend brunch with thoughtful French comfort dishes such as croque-madames, omelets , and eggs Benedicts, plus sweets like clafoutis and crepes. Brunch hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

An oval bowl of pudding stuffed with berries.
The clafoutis at Bureau de Poste.
Mackenzie Smith Kelley

Poeta

The new hotel restaurant within the Frances Modern Inn in Central East Austin, courtesy of the Intero team, serves up a daily breakfast as of December 2023, which works for brunch, no? The Italian-tinged menu includes many egg-laden dishes such as arancini with poached eggs, Benedicts, and pork confit with baked eggs. Weekend brunch hours start at 10 a.m. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Bill's Oyster

The downtown seafood restaurant added brunch to its lineup in October 2023. This means a weekend brunch menu with dishes like shrimp and grits, crab cake Benedicts, and Champagne with endless fries. Brunch hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Oseyo

The East Cesar Chavez Korean American restaurant added first-time brunch to its lineup in December 2023, courtesy of chefs Mike Diaz and pastry whiz Laura Sawicki. This means items like kimchi jigae, the fish breakfast with a pan-roasted mackeral, eggs, and Brussels sprout salad, family-style hot pot ramyun, and mochiko funnel cake, For cocktails, there’s kimchi Bloody Marys and mimosas with pet-nat. Brunch hours are from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Nomade Cocina y Raw Bar

The Bouldin Creek Mexican by way of the Yucatán added Sunday brunch in January 2024. The entirely gluten-free menu includes morningish dishes like the huevos motulenos (sunny-side-up egg with ham, tostadas, and plantains), eggy cheesy chorizo tacos, and masa waffles. Brunch hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

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