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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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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.

Max's Wine Dive

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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.

Jack Allen's Kitchen

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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.

FINO Restaurant Patio & Bar

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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."

Hopfields

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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."

Contigo Austin

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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.

Lambert's Downtown BBQ

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Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar

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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.

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.

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Josephine House

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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.

Enoteca Vespaio

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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.

Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden

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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.

La Condesa

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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.

Fonda San Miguel

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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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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.

Max's Wine Dive

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.

Jack Allen's Kitchen

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.

FINO Restaurant Patio & Bar

Several Eater readers are big fans of this Mediterranean West Campus restaurant's brunch offerings. Commenter Alex says, "Their manchego biscuits are incredible."

Hopfields

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."

Contigo Austin

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.

Lambert's Downtown BBQ

[Photo: Lamberts/Facebook]

Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar

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.

Olivia

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.

Green Pastures

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Josephine House

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.

Enoteca Vespaio

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.

Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden

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.

La Condesa

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.

Fonda San Miguel

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.