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A chilaquiles dish at El Naranjo
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13 Great Spots to Eat Brunch in Austin

From breakfast tacos to pancakes to all sorts of egg dishes

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A chilaquiles dish at El Naranjo
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Everyone craves brunch, and Austin is lousy with great options. What makes for a good brunch? A good balance of sweet and savory dishes, plus brunch drinks from coffee to juices to bloody marys.

With that in mind, here are Austin’s essential brunch restaurants, offering reliable weekend meals and drinks. This ranges from dim sum at Jade Restaurant, Texas takes at Jacoby’s, Mexican offerings from El Naranjo, and more.

For related options, scope out Eater’s guides to breakfast, coffee, and baked goods.

As with all businesses right now, be sure to call ahead to make sure each restaurant/truck is still open or if there are updates on current offerings and service models, as things are changing constantly. Respect the rules, be sure to wear a mask, tip well, and, if you’re ordering delivery, try to order directly from the restaurant/truck themselves.

The latest CDC guidance for vaccinated diners during the COVID-19 outbreak is here; dining out still carries risks for unvaccinated diners and workers. Please be aware of changing local rules, and check individual restaurant websites for any additional restrictions such as mask requirements. Find a local vaccination site here.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Jade Restaurant

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3801 N Capital of Texas Hwy C-200
Austin, TX 78746
(512) 956-8816
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While older sibling restaurant and dim sum haven New Fortune permanently closed earlier this spring, the younger Davenport Ranch Chinese restaurant still offers a great brunch menu from chef and owner William Wong. On deck’s everything from dumplings to buns to scallion pancakes. Pickup orders can be placed online. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in services, and there is a patio. Weekend dim sum is available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Dim sum from Jade Restaurant
Dim sum from Jade Restaurant
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2. The Peached Tortilla

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5520 Burnet Rd #100
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 330-4439
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The Southern-Asian restaurant brought back its Sunday brunch menu. This includes cocktails, including mimosa kits, as well as Korean steak and eggs, a fried chicken sandwich with Japanese pickles and gochu sauce, and hashes. Pickups can be placed online. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in service too, and there is a patio. The menu is available starting at 11 a.m. on Sunday.

Whipped Nutella toast from Peached Tortilla
Whipped Nutella toast from Peached Tortilla
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3. Foreign & Domestic

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306 E 53rd St
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 459-1010
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The North Loop New American restaurant’s serving up a thoughtful Sunday brunch, featuring those popovers plus frittatas, crispy pork and grits, and lots of sweets. Pickups orders can be placed online. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in service, with a patio. Brunch is available from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.

4. Biscuits and Groovy

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5015 Duval St
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 220-9720
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The trailer with two locations — this one in Hyde Park and the other on Barton Springs — serves all sorts of fun buttermilk biscuit breakfast combos, most doused in gravy or jams. There’s a second truck serving South Austin on Barton Springs off South Lamar. Pickup orders can be placed online. Both locations offering outdoor dining areas.

5. Josephine House

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1601 Waterston Ave
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 477-5584
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The upscale-ish Clarksville restaurant offers a daily New American brunch. This includes its lemon-ricotta pancakes, the avocado toast with a sunny-side egg, and toast with jam. Weekend brunch orders can be placed online; otherwise, the brunch menu is available for dine-in daily, and there is a patio. Brunch hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every day.

A slice of toast covered in smashed avocado and topped with a sunnyside egg.
The avocado toast at Josephine House
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6. Better Half Coffee & Cocktails

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406 Walsh St
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 645-0786
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Better Half’s weekend brunch is full of daytime-perfect dishes like breakfast sandwiches layered with a crispy hash brown, pastrami toast, oh-so-fluffy ricotta pancakes, and a hearty granola bowl. There are accompanying cocktails too, like cold brew with Fernet Branca. It’s available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Pickup orders can be placed online or in-person through its carhop system. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in service with a patio area. Brunch hours are from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

7. The Cavalier

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2400 Webberville Rd suite a
Austin, TX 78702

The East Austin bar’s Sunday brunch sticks to its Southern theme, with dishes like shrimp and grits, chicken waffles, and biscuits and gravy, Plus there are hearty poutine and rice puddings, and brunch-perfect cocktails. Pickup orders can be placed online. The bar has reopened for on-site service, with a patio. Brunch hours begin at 11 a.m. on Sunday.

Chicken and waffles from Cavalier
Chicken and waffles from Cavalier
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8. Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile

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3235 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 366-5808
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The Govalle New Texan restaurant’s brunch is back, and the beefy entrees aren’t to be missed, from chicken fried steak and waffles with optional fried egg to steak and eggs. Elsewhere, there’s challah French toast, smoked chicken migas, and a croque-monsieur. Pickup orders can be placed online. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in service, and there’s a patio. Brunch hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Fried chicken steak and waffles from Jacoby’s
Fried chicken steak and waffles from Jacoby’s
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9. Lucky Robot

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1303 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 444-8081
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The Travis Heights Japanese restaurant is serving up an East Asian weekend brunch. Entrees include omurice, okonomiyaki, and chirashi bowls. Pickup orders can be placed online. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in service and there is a patio. Brunch hours are from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday and Sunday.

A brunch dish from Lucky Robot
A brunch dish from Lucky Robot
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10. Bouldin Creek Café

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1900 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 416-1601
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Vegetarians and vegans have a great brunch home at the Bouldin Creek restaurant. Take advantage of the egg substitute tofu scramble with dishes like tacos, omelets, and breakfast sandwiches. Curbside pickup orders can be made online. The early morning menu is available starting at 8 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. on Sunday.

Vegan breakfast tacos from Bouldin Creek Cafe
Vegan breakfast tacos from Bouldin Creek Cafe
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11. Magnolia Cafe

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1920 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 445-0000
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The indispensable restaurant is Austin’s brunch hero, doling out pancakes, omelettes, migas, and lunchtime dishes all day and night lunch. Pickup orders can be placed online. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in service, and there is outdoor seating available. While pre-pandemic, the restaurant had been open 24/7, its new hours are from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day.

Pancakes from Magnolia Cafe
Pancakes from Magnolia Cafe
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12. El Naranjo

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2717 S Lamar Blvd STE 1085
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 520-5750
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The relocated Mexican restaurant’s Sunday brunch, well, Mexican brunch classics such as huevos rancheros, chilaquiles verdes, and cafe de olla. Pickup and curbside pickup orders can be placed online. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in service, and there is a patio. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday.

An omelet from El Naranjo
An omelet from El Naranjo
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13. District Kitchen + Cocktails

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5900 W Slaughter Ln D
Austin, TX 78749
(512) 351-8436
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Much like the rest of its menu, the New American restaurant serves a weekend brunch with Middle Eastern tinges. On deck lamb kabobs with mint yogurt and grilled pitas, French toast topped with chai-spiced whipped cream, and green shakshuka, as well as brunch cocktails (including a bloody mary with kimchi vodka with shrimp and pork belly). Pickup orders can be placed online. The restaurants have reopened for dine-in service too. Brunch hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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1. Jade Restaurant

3801 N Capital of Texas Hwy C-200, Austin, TX 78746
Dim sum from Jade Restaurant
Dim sum from Jade Restaurant
Jade Restaurant/Facebook

While older sibling restaurant and dim sum haven New Fortune permanently closed earlier this spring, the younger Davenport Ranch Chinese restaurant still offers a great brunch menu from chef and owner William Wong. On deck’s everything from dumplings to buns to scallion pancakes. Pickup orders can be placed online. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in services, and there is a patio. Weekend dim sum is available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

3801 N Capital of Texas Hwy C-200
Austin, TX 78746

2. The Peached Tortilla

5520 Burnet Rd #100, Austin, TX 78756
Whipped Nutella toast from Peached Tortilla
Whipped Nutella toast from Peached Tortilla
Peached Tortilla/Facebook

The Southern-Asian restaurant brought back its Sunday brunch menu. This includes cocktails, including mimosa kits, as well as Korean steak and eggs, a fried chicken sandwich with Japanese pickles and gochu sauce, and hashes. Pickups can be placed online. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in service too, and there is a patio. The menu is available starting at 11 a.m. on Sunday.

5520 Burnet Rd #100
Austin, TX 78756

3. Foreign & Domestic

306 E 53rd St, Austin, TX 78751

The North Loop New American restaurant’s serving up a thoughtful Sunday brunch, featuring those popovers plus frittatas, crispy pork and grits, and lots of sweets. Pickups orders can be placed online. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in service, with a patio. Brunch is available from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.

306 E 53rd St
Austin, TX 78751

4. Biscuits and Groovy

5015 Duval St, Austin, TX 78751

The trailer with two locations — this one in Hyde Park and the other on Barton Springs — serves all sorts of fun buttermilk biscuit breakfast combos, most doused in gravy or jams. There’s a second truck serving South Austin on Barton Springs off South Lamar. Pickup orders can be placed online. Both locations offering outdoor dining areas.

5015 Duval St
Austin, TX 78751

5. Josephine House

1601 Waterston Ave, Austin, TX 78703
A slice of toast covered in smashed avocado and topped with a sunnyside egg.
The avocado toast at Josephine House
Josephine House/Facebook

The upscale-ish Clarksville restaurant offers a daily New American brunch. This includes its lemon-ricotta pancakes, the avocado toast with a sunny-side egg, and toast with jam. Weekend brunch orders can be placed online; otherwise, the brunch menu is available for dine-in daily, and there is a patio. Brunch hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every day.

1601 Waterston Ave
Austin, TX 78703

6. Better Half Coffee & Cocktails

406 Walsh St, Austin, TX 78703

Better Half’s weekend brunch is full of daytime-perfect dishes like breakfast sandwiches layered with a crispy hash brown, pastrami toast, oh-so-fluffy ricotta pancakes, and a hearty granola bowl. There are accompanying cocktails too, like cold brew with Fernet Branca. It’s available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Pickup orders can be placed online or in-person through its carhop system. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in service with a patio area. Brunch hours are from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

406 Walsh St
Austin, TX 78703

7. The Cavalier

2400 Webberville Rd suite a, Austin, TX 78702
Chicken and waffles from Cavalier
Chicken and waffles from Cavalier
Cavalier [Official]

The East Austin bar’s Sunday brunch sticks to its Southern theme, with dishes like shrimp and grits, chicken waffles, and biscuits and gravy, Plus there are hearty poutine and rice puddings, and brunch-perfect cocktails. Pickup orders can be placed online. The bar has reopened for on-site service, with a patio. Brunch hours begin at 11 a.m. on Sunday.

2400 Webberville Rd suite a
Austin, TX 78702

8. Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile

3235 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702
Fried chicken steak and waffles from Jacoby’s
Fried chicken steak and waffles from Jacoby’s
Jacoby’s/Facebook

The Govalle New Texan restaurant’s brunch is back, and the beefy entrees aren’t to be missed, from chicken fried steak and waffles with optional fried egg to steak and eggs. Elsewhere, there’s challah French toast, smoked chicken migas, and a croque-monsieur. Pickup orders can be placed online. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in service, and there’s a patio. Brunch hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

3235 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702

9. Lucky Robot

1303 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
A brunch dish from Lucky Robot
A brunch dish from Lucky Robot
Lucky Robot/Facebook

The Travis Heights Japanese restaurant is serving up an East Asian weekend brunch. Entrees include omurice, okonomiyaki, and chirashi bowls. Pickup orders can be placed online. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in service and there is a patio. Brunch hours are from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday and Sunday.

1303 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704

10. Bouldin Creek Café

1900 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704
Vegan breakfast tacos from Bouldin Creek Cafe
Vegan breakfast tacos from Bouldin Creek Cafe
Bouldin Creek Cafe/Facebook

Vegetarians and vegans have a great brunch home at the Bouldin Creek restaurant. Take advantage of the egg substitute tofu scramble with dishes like tacos, omelets, and breakfast sandwiches. Curbside pickup orders can be made online. The early morning menu is available starting at 8 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. on Sunday.

1900 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704

11. Magnolia Cafe

1920 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
Pancakes from Magnolia Cafe
Pancakes from Magnolia Cafe
Magnolia Cafe/Facebook

The indispensable restaurant is Austin’s brunch hero, doling out pancakes, omelettes, migas, and lunchtime dishes all day and night lunch. Pickup orders can be placed online. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in service, and there is outdoor seating available. While pre-pandemic, the restaurant had been open 24/7, its new hours are from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day.

1920 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704

12. El Naranjo

2717 S Lamar Blvd STE 1085, Austin, TX 78704
An omelet from El Naranjo
An omelet from El Naranjo
El Naranjo/Facebook

The relocated Mexican restaurant’s Sunday brunch, well, Mexican brunch classics such as huevos rancheros, chilaquiles verdes, and cafe de olla. Pickup and curbside pickup orders can be placed online. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in service, and there is a patio. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday.

2717 S Lamar Blvd STE 1085
Austin, TX 78704

13. District Kitchen + Cocktails

5900 W Slaughter Ln D, Austin, TX 78749

Much like the rest of its menu, the New American restaurant serves a weekend brunch with Middle Eastern tinges. On deck lamb kabobs with mint yogurt and grilled pitas, French toast topped with chai-spiced whipped cream, and green shakshuka, as well as brunch cocktails (including a bloody mary with kimchi vodka with shrimp and pork belly). Pickup orders can be placed online. The restaurants have reopened for dine-in service too. Brunch hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

5900 W Slaughter Ln D
Austin, TX 78749

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