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Clockwise: Russian House / Drink.Well / Lucky Robot / Bar Mirabeau.
Clockwise: Russian House / Drink.Well / Lucky Robot / Bar Mirabeau.
Photos: Spencer Selvidge/Andrea Grimes/EATX

Where To Eat Brunch In Austin, December '12

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Clockwise: Russian House / Drink.Well / Lucky Robot / Bar Mirabeau.
| Photos: Spencer Selvidge/Andrea Grimes/EATX

Austinites especially understand the magical meal that is brunch; intrinsic in the culture of "Keep Austin Weird" is the idea that Austin should be kept, well, a little lazy on the weekends. Brunch is the meal that brings bleary eyed hipsters, socialites, power yuppies and kid-toting families together to drink seven different beverages at one sitting, and no one bats an eye. (But depending on where you go, there may be plenty of batting eyelashes.)

Today, we share our latest update of the Eater Austin brunch heatmap, wherein we map out the hottest spots for weekend day drinking-and-dining, from epic Gourdough's donuts to a breakfast Frito pie at Lamberts. As always, if there's a favorite new restaurant—or an established one trying new things—that we've missed, let us know on the tipline or in the comments.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Hi Hat Public House

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2121 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 848-2628
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House-baked brioche French toast with root beer maple syrup. That's pretty much all you need to know. (Okay, they also make a hell of a sake Bloody Mary.)

2. Russian House

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307 E 5th street
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 248-5442
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The Russian House's old-country brunch includes a $10 "Bloody Masha" topped with a skewer of incredible garnishes, served starting at 11 a.m. on weekends. On the menu: baked potatoes, Kulebyaka, Vareniki and blinis sweet and savory.

3. Lamberts Downtown Barbeque

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401 W 2nd St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 494-1500
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Lamberts' new a la carte brunch menu, served Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., includes a breakfast Frito pie and a mescal "Bloody Maria.

4. drink.well.

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207 E 53rd St.
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 614-6683
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Drink.Well's weekend brunch is served from noon to 4 p.m., featuring an outstanding "Eggs in Purgatory" and fresh-squeezed mimosas.

5. Swift's Attic

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315 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701
Swift's Attic will start a weekly Sunday brunch after the nuttiness of SXSW is over, but there's still time to make reservations for March 3! Check out the food porny goodness here.

6. Freedmens

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2402 San Gabriel St
Austin, TX 78705
West Campus barbecue joint and cocktail bar Freedmen's will start serving brunch on March 10th. On the menu: Brisket Benedict, Hoecake Waffles, Smoked Shrimp and Grits and much smoky more.

7. Lucky Robot Japanese Kitchen

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1303 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 444-8081
Lucky Robot's Asian-inspired "Tokyo Brunch" includes a breakfast banh mi, Sriracha scramble and a "nomnomiyaki." Served weekends from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

8. Gourdough's Public House

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2700 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 912-9070
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The brick-and-mortar location of infamous donut truck Gourdough's has launched a full-on hangover attack, opening at 10 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays to serve $5 Bloody Marys, $3 mimosas and a vicious donut menu (for $8, the Petunia: Potato Pancake, Pulled Pork, Fried Egg & Gravy).

9. Buzz Mill Coffee

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1505 Town Creek
Austin, TX 78741
The Buzz Mill hosts a hell of a Sunday party, with a $5 all-you-can-eat flapjack breakfast, plus a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar and $2 mimosas.

10. Epicerie

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2307 Hancock Dr
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 371-6840
Sunday brunch is served at this adorable Rosedale cafe from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring French and cajun-inspired dishes.

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1. Hi Hat Public House

2121 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702
House-baked brioche French toast with root beer maple syrup. That's pretty much all you need to know. (Okay, they also make a hell of a sake Bloody Mary.)
2121 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702

2. Russian House

307 E 5th street, Austin, TX 78701
The Russian House's old-country brunch includes a $10 "Bloody Masha" topped with a skewer of incredible garnishes, served starting at 11 a.m. on weekends. On the menu: baked potatoes, Kulebyaka, Vareniki and blinis sweet and savory.
307 E 5th street
Austin, TX 78701

3. Lamberts Downtown Barbeque

401 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701
Lamberts' new a la carte brunch menu, served Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., includes a breakfast Frito pie and a mescal "Bloody Maria.
401 W 2nd St
Austin, TX 78701

4. drink.well.

207 E 53rd St., Austin, TX 78751
Drink.Well's weekend brunch is served from noon to 4 p.m., featuring an outstanding "Eggs in Purgatory" and fresh-squeezed mimosas.
207 E 53rd St.
Austin, TX 78751

5. Swift's Attic

315 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
Swift's Attic will start a weekly Sunday brunch after the nuttiness of SXSW is over, but there's still time to make reservations for March 3! Check out the food porny goodness here.
315 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701

6. Freedmens

2402 San Gabriel St, Austin, TX 78705
West Campus barbecue joint and cocktail bar Freedmen's will start serving brunch on March 10th. On the menu: Brisket Benedict, Hoecake Waffles, Smoked Shrimp and Grits and much smoky more.
2402 San Gabriel St
Austin, TX 78705

7. Lucky Robot Japanese Kitchen

1303 S. Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78704
Lucky Robot's Asian-inspired "Tokyo Brunch" includes a breakfast banh mi, Sriracha scramble and a "nomnomiyaki." Served weekends from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
1303 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78704

8. Gourdough's Public House

2700 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
The brick-and-mortar location of infamous donut truck Gourdough's has launched a full-on hangover attack, opening at 10 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays to serve $5 Bloody Marys, $3 mimosas and a vicious donut menu (for $8, the Petunia: Potato Pancake, Pulled Pork, Fried Egg & Gravy).
2700 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

9. Buzz Mill Coffee

1505 Town Creek, Austin, TX 78741
The Buzz Mill hosts a hell of a Sunday party, with a $5 all-you-can-eat flapjack breakfast, plus a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar and $2 mimosas.
1505 Town Creek
Austin, TX 78741

10. Epicerie

2307 Hancock Dr, Austin, TX 78756
Sunday brunch is served at this adorable Rosedale cafe from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring French and cajun-inspired dishes.
2307 Hancock Dr
Austin, TX 78756

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