While breakfast tacos are the unofficial breakfast of Austin, some days, only a stack of fluffy pancakes will do. It’s a good excuse to begin the day (or night) with cake, after all, and these Austin restaurants offer the best pancakes in the city that definitely hit that sweet spot.
From huge plates of classic buttermilk cakes drizzled with real maple syrup at Counter Café to gluten-free pancakes at Picnik to gingerbread classics at Magnolia Cafe, these pancakes will give Austin diners a beautiful morning or night. Order one or two or an entire stack.
For other morning needs, scope out Austin’s best breakfast restaurants, brunch spots (essential or new), coffee shops, bakeries, breakfast tacos, breakfast sandwiches, and more.
As with all businesses right now, be sure to call ahead to make sure each restaurant is still open or if there are updates on current offerings and service models, as things are changing constantly. Follow the business’s rules, be sure to wear a mask, and tip well.
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.Read More