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Eater Readers Pick Austin's Best Brunches Ever

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Last week, Eater asked readers to share their top destinations for Austin's sacred meal, brunch. Recommendations skew decidedly fancy, with the Four Season's epic brunch buffet getting the most mentions, along with luxurious offerings from Perla's and Olivia. Looking for something more laid-back? Readers also recommend the manmosas at Banger's and Jack Allen's epic buffet.

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1. TRIO

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98 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 685-8300
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Numerous readers vote TRIO's epic brunch as the best in town. Commenter Zesty Enterprise calls it a "mouth party" and blogger RL Reeves says: "The conversation begins and ends with Four Seasons. . . makes me wish I was rich-I'd be there every weekend." Brunch will set an adult back $52 - at least the mimosas are included.

2. Max's Wine Dive

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207 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 904-0111
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Max's Wine Dive is another reader favorite for Austin brunch. They have chicken and waffles, as well as uber-Texan offerings like a Frito pie omelet and a giant cheesy grit bowl called the SXSW.

3. Jack Allen's Kitchen

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7720 W Highway 71
Austin, TX 78735
(512) 852-8558
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Both locations of this farmer-focused comfort food restaurant serve up an extremely fine brunch, and it's another reader favorite. Even better: it's a buffet.

4. FINO Restaurant Patio & Bar

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2905 San Gabriel St
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 474-3027
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Several Eater readers are big fans of this Mediterranean West Campus restaurant's brunch offerings. Commenter Alex says, "Their manchego biscuits are incredible."

5. Hopfields

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3110 Guadalupe St
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 537-0467
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One commenter recommends the brunch at Hopfields thusly: "While the brunch menu is limited, the Full English (eggs, locally made bacon and sausage, tomato, baked beans, toast + HP sauce) paired with one of their many beers on tap can make a Texan feel like an honorary Brit for an hour or two. Oh and the Eggs Benedict are spot on."

6. Contigo Austin

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2027 Anchor Ln.
Austin, TX 78723
(512) 614-2260
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Contigo's brunch is definitely one of the best in town. From the beef tongue hash to their candied pecan cinnamon roll, this ranch-inspired restaurant gets Austin brunch right.

7. Lambert's Downtown BBQ

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401 West 2nd St.
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 494-1500
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Barbecue is a de facto weekend breakfast in Austin, because getting in line any later than 9 means you might not get any meat at all. There's no line at Lamberts, and there's definitely champagne cocktails, plus a breakfast frito pie. When you're through with the lines, it will be here for you.

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8. Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar

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1400 S. Congress Suite B100
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 291-7300
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Several readers list this South Congress mainstay as one of their favorite brunch spots in town. The seafood-focused menu offers a breakfast bouillabaisse, lobster omelet. and several fried oyster options.

9. Olivia

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2043 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 804-2700
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Several readers call Olivia one of the best brunches in Austin, and one goes so far as to say it's "the ultimate." Olivia's current brunch menu features a waffle topped with seared foie gras. If you're not feeling that fancy, hit up sister restaurant Lucy's Fried Chicken, where the waffles come topped with, yes, fried chicken.

10. Green Pastures

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811 W Live Oak St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 444-4747
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Several readers are big fans of this classic Austin brunch spot. Green Pastures puts on a massive buffet every week in their iconic space - definitely a place to take the parents.

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11. Josephine House

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1601 Waterson St.
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 477-5584
Jeffrey's more casual twin serves up a small and well-crafted menu of house-baked pastries, salads, and meatier offerings like a griddled flatbread. Pretend you are a fancy grandma and while away the afternoon at the marble bar.

12. Enoteca Vespaio

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1610 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 441-7672
One reader calls Enoteca Vespaio "the most consistent brunch spot in Austin." Their menu is subtly Italian-inflected, featuring 'bruscetta' benedicts and pancetta as a side.

13. Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden

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81 Rainey St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 386-1656
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For a more laid-back brunch vibe, hit up Banger's for massive plates of meaty comfort food, a manmosa bar, and lots of dog-friendly outdoor seating.

14. La Condesa

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400 W. 2nd St.
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 499-0300
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This high-end Mexican restaurant has one of the most reliably delicious brunches in Austin. Don't miss their chilangos and the fresh juice cocktails.

15. Fonda San Miguel

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2330 W North Loop Blvd
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 459-4121
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Several readers advocate for Fonda as Austin's best brunch ever. Their well-appointed buffet is a huge part of the restaurant's status as an Austin institution.

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1. TRIO

98 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701
Numerous readers vote TRIO's epic brunch as the best in town. Commenter Zesty Enterprise calls it a "mouth party" and blogger RL Reeves says: "The conversation begins and ends with Four Seasons. . . makes me wish I was rich-I'd be there every weekend." Brunch will set an adult back $52 - at least the mimosas are included.
98 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78701

2. Max's Wine Dive

207 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701
Max's Wine Dive is another reader favorite for Austin brunch. They have chicken and waffles, as well as uber-Texan offerings like a Frito pie omelet and a giant cheesy grit bowl called the SXSW.
207 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78701

3. Jack Allen's Kitchen

7720 W Highway 71, Austin, TX 78735
Both locations of this farmer-focused comfort food restaurant serve up an extremely fine brunch, and it's another reader favorite. Even better: it's a buffet.
7720 W Highway 71
Austin, TX 78735

4. FINO Restaurant Patio & Bar

2905 San Gabriel St, Austin, TX 78705
Several Eater readers are big fans of this Mediterranean West Campus restaurant's brunch offerings. Commenter Alex says, "Their manchego biscuits are incredible."
2905 San Gabriel St
Austin, TX 78705

5. Hopfields

3110 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705
One commenter recommends the brunch at Hopfields thusly: "While the brunch menu is limited, the Full English (eggs, locally made bacon and sausage, tomato, baked beans, toast + HP sauce) paired with one of their many beers on tap can make a Texan feel like an honorary Brit for an hour or two. Oh and the Eggs Benedict are spot on."
3110 Guadalupe St
Austin, TX 78705

6. Contigo Austin

2027 Anchor Ln., Austin, TX 78723
Contigo's brunch is definitely one of the best in town. From the beef tongue hash to their candied pecan cinnamon roll, this ranch-inspired restaurant gets Austin brunch right.
2027 Anchor Ln.
Austin, TX 78723

7. Lambert's Downtown BBQ

401 West 2nd St., Austin, TX 78701
Barbecue is a de facto weekend breakfast in Austin, because getting in line any later than 9 means you might not get any meat at all. There's no line at Lamberts, and there's definitely champagne cocktails, plus a breakfast frito pie. When you're through with the lines, it will be here for you.

[Photo: Lamberts/Facebook]

401 West 2nd St.
Austin, TX 78701

8. Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar

1400 S. Congress Suite B100, Austin, TX 78704
Several readers list this South Congress mainstay as one of their favorite brunch spots in town. The seafood-focused menu offers a breakfast bouillabaisse, lobster omelet. and several fried oyster options.
1400 S. Congress Suite B100
Austin, TX 78704

9. Olivia

2043 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Several readers call Olivia one of the best brunches in Austin, and one goes so far as to say it's "the ultimate." Olivia's current brunch menu features a waffle topped with seared foie gras. If you're not feeling that fancy, hit up sister restaurant Lucy's Fried Chicken, where the waffles come topped with, yes, fried chicken.
2043 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

10. Green Pastures

811 W Live Oak St, Austin, TX 78704
Several readers are big fans of this classic Austin brunch spot. Green Pastures puts on a massive buffet every week in their iconic space - definitely a place to take the parents.

[Photo: ]

811 W Live Oak St
Austin, TX 78704

11. Josephine House

1601 Waterson St., Austin, TX 78703
Jeffrey's more casual twin serves up a small and well-crafted menu of house-baked pastries, salads, and meatier offerings like a griddled flatbread. Pretend you are a fancy grandma and while away the afternoon at the marble bar.
1601 Waterson St.
Austin, TX 78703

12. Enoteca Vespaio

1610 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
One reader calls Enoteca Vespaio "the most consistent brunch spot in Austin." Their menu is subtly Italian-inflected, featuring 'bruscetta' benedicts and pancetta as a side.
1610 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704

13. Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden

81 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701
For a more laid-back brunch vibe, hit up Banger's for massive plates of meaty comfort food, a manmosa bar, and lots of dog-friendly outdoor seating.
81 Rainey St
Austin, TX 78701

14. La Condesa

400 W. 2nd St., Austin, TX 78701
This high-end Mexican restaurant has one of the most reliably delicious brunches in Austin. Don't miss their chilangos and the fresh juice cocktails.
400 W. 2nd St.
Austin, TX 78701

15. Fonda San Miguel

2330 W North Loop Blvd, Austin, TX 78756
Several readers advocate for Fonda as Austin's best brunch ever. Their well-appointed buffet is a huge part of the restaurant's status as an Austin institution.
2330 W North Loop Blvd
Austin, TX 78756

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