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19 Top Toasts to Try in Austin

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Artisanal toast. Tartine. Open-faced sandwich. Hipster bruschetta. Whatever you call it, it’s really just a grilled or toasted slice of bread loaded with well-thought out accompaniments. And it’s showing up on menus across town from tea houses to bistros to bars.

Traditionally, Italy’s bruschetta features garnishes like tomatoes, cheese, cured meats, beans, or vegetables. Scandinavia’s version, the smørrebrød, uses hard-boiled eggs, liver pates, pickled herring, horseradish cream, or fresh shrimp. And in France, the time-honored tartine is made sweet and savory. Back home in Austin, those global influences are apparent with the best toasts and tartines in the city, from its French roots at Blue Dahlia Bistro to Japanese-inspired toast at Sa-Ten.

Despite the endless mix-and-match combinations, sometimes simple is best — enter: the ubiquitous avocado toast. Yes, it’s everywhere, which begs the question, "How can it be different?" But it can. And for the most part, there’s Seventh Flag Coffee’s on challah bread with feta, red pepper flakes, and pink Himalayan salt, or the version at Café No Sé with crème fraîche, upland cress, and aleppo carrots.

Toast: A perfect sandwich? Possibly. A delicious and harmonious way to showcase a satisfyingly hearty bread, peak-season produce, and fridge favorites? Definitely.

This update adds Picnik, Sour Duck Market, Skull & Cakebones, and others.

If a favorite toast spot is missing from the list, let Eater know on the tipline or within the comments below.

With updates by Nadia Chaudhury.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Tea Haus

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2525 W Anderson Ln #285
Austin, TX 78757
(512) 291-6681
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The cozy West Anderson Lane spot’s signature not-too-sweet strawberry brick toast is drizzled with condensed milk and topped with fresh strawberries.

The strawberry brick toast at Tea Haus
The strawberry brick toast at Tea Haus
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2. Civil Goat Coffee Co.

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704 Cuernavaca Dr N
Austin, TX 78733
(512) 792-9929
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The coffee shop near Bee Cave layers up seasonal toasts, like the recent peach one. For more variety, opt for the toast trio. Plus, you know, the mascot goat Butters is often on the premises.

Civil Goat’s toasts
Civil Goat’s toasts
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3. The Peached Tortilla

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5520 Burnet Rd #100
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 330-4439
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Eric Silverstein based Peached’s Mom’s Toast, on, well, the snack his mother used to make him: slices of bread slathered with chopped shrimp, ground pork, and gochujang chili sauce.

The Mom’s Toast at Peached Tortilla
The Mom’s Toast at Peached Tortilla
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4. Epicerie

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2307 Hancock Dr
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 371-6840
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The French-Louisiana cafe and grocery has an Instagram-ready cured salmon toast.

Epicerie’s cured salmon toast
Epicerie’s cured salmon toast
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5. Picnik

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4801 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78756
(737) 226-0644
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The paleo-friendly restaurant’s avocado toast comes on top of a slice of sourdough bread, plus hemp seeds, chile flakes, microgreens, plus optional poached eggs and/or bacon. The South Lamar trailer also features egg salad toasts.

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6. Josephine House

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1601 Waterston Ave
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 477-5584
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It’s toast with a side of Southern charm at this stylish Clarksville cottage. The breakfast menu features an avocado toast on sourdough topped with a fried egg, lime zest, and hot sauce to bump up the heat. And on the lunch menu, there’s the broiler brie tartine with ham and optional egg.

Josephine House’s avocado toast
Josephine House’s avocado toast
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7. Sour Duck Market

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1814 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 394-5776
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Of course Bryce Gilmore’s all-day restaurant features a toast, which is topped with crab, avocado, watermelon rinds, pea shoots, and, for a spicy kick, jalapenos.

A dish from Sour Duck Market
Toast from Sour Duck Market
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8. Nate's Baked Goods & Coffee

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5283, 401 Orchard St suite b
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 350-2084
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The Clarksville-adjacent bakery’s toasts, made with its Di Lux Super Buns, can be layered with honey butter, smoked pimento, or avocado with apple slices and pumpkin seeds.

Nate’s Baked Goods & Coffee
Nate’s Baked Goods & Coffee
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9. Irene's

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506 West Ave
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 298-0853
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With sweet and savory toasts vying for your attention at Irene’s waving headlining toppings like Nutella and bacon, you might be inclined to overlook the avocado toast — but don’t. This is one of the standouts in town. Ask for the egg.

A sweet toast at Irene’s
A sweet toast at Irene’s
Shayda T./Yelp

10. Blue Dahlia Bistro

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1115 E 11th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 542-9542
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Perhaps not surprisingly, this French-inspired bistro offers up ten tartines, from tuna and egg salads to ham and gruyère, and another with brie, walnuts and apricot jam, among others.

A tartine from Blue Dahlia
A tartine from Blue Dahlia
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11. Paperboy

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1203 E 11th St
Austin, TX

Both locations of the breakfast-focused food truck have been receiving accolades for its toasts for good reason. The sweet offering comes with mascarpone and cinnamon sugar crumble.

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12. Forthright

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98 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78701
(737) 300-1948
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This downtown cafe keeps its avocado toast simple with a sprinkle of pepitas over smashed avocado on thick-cut toast. Then there’s the mushroom offering with creme fraiche and chives. Both come with the optional poached egg and can be made with gluten-free bread, and

Forthright’s avocado toast
Forthright’s avocado toast
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13. Sa-Tén Coffee and Eats

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916 Springdale Rd
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 524-1544
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Several Japanese-inspired toasts anchor the food menu at both locations of the cafe. Among the list, you can opt for a little heat with a sriracha mayo smoked salmon toast, or keep it sweet and simple with a honey butter option.

The smoked salmon toast at Sa-Ten
The smoked salmon toast at Sa-Ten
Chelsea Y./Yelp

14. Juice Society

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1100 S Lamar Blvd Ste #1116
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 596-2947
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The juice shop’s brick-and-mortar packs its avocado toasts with superfoods and greens, with gluten-free options too.

Juice Society’s avocado toast
Juice Society’s avocado toast
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15. Seventh Flag Coffee

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1506 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704

Satisfy that sweet tooth with the coffee shop’s cinnamon toast on freshly baked challah bread (homemade apple-cinnamon butter for the win) or a ricotta and jam toast. The cafe’s riff on avocado toast incorporates freshly-made challah bread as well, with European salted butter, a whole avocado, feta cheese crumbles, red pepper flakes, pink Himalayan salt, rainbow peppercorn, black sesame seeds, and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

Seventh Flag’s avocado toast
Seventh Flag’s avocado toast
Mel D./Yelp

16. Patika

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2159 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

The South Lamer coffee shop’s daytime-only avocado toast is leveled up with a poached egg, sprinkled with sprouts, and slathered with jalapeno salsa.

Patika’s avocado toast
Patika’s avocado toast
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17. Cafe No Sé

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1603 South Congress
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 942-2061
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The South Congress Hotel's photogenic cafe is dishing up a gravlax tartine topped with dill, cucumber, a hard boiled egg, pickled onion, and capers. Its take on avocado toast includes a soft boiled egg, crème fraîche, upland cress, and aleppo carrots.

Cafe No Se’s avocado toast
Cafe No Se’s avocado toast
Noreen C./Yelp

18. Full English Cafe

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2000 Southern Oaks Dr
Austin, TX 78745

Sure it might not be picture-perfect, but this family-run British cafe’s Heinz baked beans on toast is the real deal. And it only costs $3.

19. Skull & Cakebones

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3991 US-290 a
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
(512) 348-8346
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For vegan toasts, head to Skull & Cakebones, where various toppings range from avocado to chickpeas to peanut butter and banana, with gluten-free bread options too.

Skull & Cakebones’ falafel toast
Skull & Cakebones’ falafel toast
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1. Tea Haus

2525 W Anderson Ln #285, Austin, TX 78757
The strawberry brick toast at Tea Haus
The strawberry brick toast at Tea Haus
Austin C./Yelp

The cozy West Anderson Lane spot’s signature not-too-sweet strawberry brick toast is drizzled with condensed milk and topped with fresh strawberries.

2525 W Anderson Ln #285
Austin, TX 78757

2. Civil Goat Coffee Co.

704 Cuernavaca Dr N, Austin, TX 78733
Civil Goat’s toasts
Civil Goat’s toasts
Civil Goat/Facebook

The coffee shop near Bee Cave layers up seasonal toasts, like the recent peach one. For more variety, opt for the toast trio. Plus, you know, the mascot goat Butters is often on the premises.

704 Cuernavaca Dr N
Austin, TX 78733

3. The Peached Tortilla

5520 Burnet Rd #100, Austin, TX 78756
The Mom’s Toast at Peached Tortilla
The Mom’s Toast at Peached Tortilla
Peached Tortilla/Facebook

Eric Silverstein based Peached’s Mom’s Toast, on, well, the snack his mother used to make him: slices of bread slathered with chopped shrimp, ground pork, and gochujang chili sauce.

5520 Burnet Rd #100
Austin, TX 78756

4. Epicerie

2307 Hancock Dr, Austin, TX 78756
Epicerie’s cured salmon toast
Epicerie’s cured salmon toast
Annie Ray Photography

The French-Louisiana cafe and grocery has an Instagram-ready cured salmon toast.

2307 Hancock Dr
Austin, TX 78756

5. Picnik

4801 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756

The paleo-friendly restaurant’s avocado toast comes on top of a slice of sourdough bread, plus hemp seeds, chile flakes, microgreens, plus optional poached eggs and/or bacon. The South Lamar trailer also features egg salad toasts.

4801 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78756

6. Josephine House

1601 Waterston Ave, Austin, TX 78703
Josephine House’s avocado toast
Josephine House’s avocado toast
Jennifer M./Yelp

It’s toast with a side of Southern charm at this stylish Clarksville cottage. The breakfast menu features an avocado toast on sourdough topped with a fried egg, lime zest, and hot sauce to bump up the heat. And on the lunch menu, there’s the broiler brie tartine with ham and optional egg.

1601 Waterston Ave
Austin, TX 78703

7. Sour Duck Market

1814 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78702
A dish from Sour Duck Market
Toast from Sour Duck Market
Sour Duck Market/Facebook

Of course Bryce Gilmore’s all-day restaurant features a toast, which is topped with crab, avocado, watermelon rinds, pea shoots, and, for a spicy kick, jalapenos.

1814 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Austin, TX 78702

8. Nate's Baked Goods & Coffee

5283, 401 Orchard St suite b, Austin, TX 78703
Nate’s Baked Goods & Coffee
Nate’s Baked Goods & Coffee
Nate’s Baked Goods & Coffee [Official]

The Clarksville-adjacent bakery’s toasts, made with its Di Lux Super Buns, can be layered with honey butter, smoked pimento, or avocado with apple slices and pumpkin seeds.

5283, 401 Orchard St suite b
Austin, TX 78703

9. Irene's

506 West Ave, Austin, TX 78701
A sweet toast at Irene’s
A sweet toast at Irene’s
Shayda T./Yelp

With sweet and savory toasts vying for your attention at Irene’s waving headlining toppings like Nutella and bacon, you might be inclined to overlook the avocado toast — but don’t. This is one of the standouts in town. Ask for the egg.

506 West Ave
Austin, TX 78701

10. Blue Dahlia Bistro

1115 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702
A tartine from Blue Dahlia
A tartine from Blue Dahlia
Blue Dahlia/Facebook

Perhaps not surprisingly, this French-inspired bistro offers up ten tartines, from tuna and egg salads to ham and gruyère, and another with brie, walnuts and apricot jam, among others.

1115 E 11th St
Austin, TX 78702

11. Paperboy

1203 E 11th St, Austin, TX

Both locations of the breakfast-focused food truck have been receiving accolades for its toasts for good reason. The sweet offering comes with mascarpone and cinnamon sugar crumble.

1203 E 11th St
Austin, TX

12. Forthright

98 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701
Forthright’s avocado toast
Forthright’s avocado toast
Forthright/Facebook

This downtown cafe keeps its avocado toast simple with a sprinkle of pepitas over smashed avocado on thick-cut toast. Then there’s the mushroom offering with creme fraiche and chives. Both come with the optional poached egg and can be made with gluten-free bread, and

98 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78701

13. Sa-Tén Coffee and Eats

916 Springdale Rd, Austin, TX 78702
The smoked salmon toast at Sa-Ten
The smoked salmon toast at Sa-Ten
Chelsea Y./Yelp

Several Japanese-inspired toasts anchor the food menu at both locations of the cafe. Among the list, you can opt for a little heat with a sriracha mayo smoked salmon toast, or keep it sweet and simple with a honey butter option.

916 Springdale Rd
Austin, TX 78702

14. Juice Society

1100 S Lamar Blvd Ste #1116, Austin, TX 78704
Juice Society’s avocado toast
Juice Society’s avocado toast
Juice Society/Facebook

The juice shop’s brick-and-mortar packs its avocado toasts with superfoods and greens, with gluten-free options too.

1100 S Lamar Blvd Ste #1116
Austin, TX 78704

15. Seventh Flag Coffee

1506 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704
Seventh Flag’s avocado toast
Seventh Flag’s avocado toast
Mel D./Yelp

Satisfy that sweet tooth with the coffee shop’s cinnamon toast on freshly baked challah bread (homemade apple-cinnamon butter for the win) or a ricotta and jam toast. The cafe’s riff on avocado toast incorporates freshly-made challah bread as well, with European salted butter, a whole avocado, feta cheese crumbles, red pepper flakes, pink Himalayan salt, rainbow peppercorn, black sesame seeds, and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

1506 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704

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16. Patika

2159 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Patika’s avocado toast
Patika’s avocado toast
Patika/Facebook

The South Lamer coffee shop’s daytime-only avocado toast is leveled up with a poached egg, sprinkled with sprouts, and slathered with jalapeno salsa.

2159 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

17. Cafe No Sé

1603 South Congress, Austin, TX 78704
Cafe No Se’s avocado toast
Cafe No Se’s avocado toast
Noreen C./Yelp

The South Congress Hotel's photogenic cafe is dishing up a gravlax tartine topped with dill, cucumber, a hard boiled egg, pickled onion, and capers. Its take on avocado toast includes a soft boiled egg, crème fraîche, upland cress, and aleppo carrots.

1603 South Congress
Austin, TX 78704

18. Full English Cafe

2000 Southern Oaks Dr, Austin, TX 78745

Sure it might not be picture-perfect, but this family-run British cafe’s Heinz baked beans on toast is the real deal. And it only costs $3.

2000 Southern Oaks Dr
Austin, TX 78745

19. Skull & Cakebones

3991 US-290 a, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
Skull & Cakebones’ falafel toast
Skull & Cakebones’ falafel toast
Skull & Cakebones/Facebook

For vegan toasts, head to Skull & Cakebones, where various toppings range from avocado to chickpeas to peanut butter and banana, with gluten-free bread options too.

3991 US-290 a
Dripping Springs, TX 78620

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