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Where to Eat Brunch in Austin Right Now

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Brunch is the sacred meal of Austin, a time of lazy conversation, giant hunks of french toast, and Bloody Mary's as far as the eye can see. Across the city, hipsters with mussed mustaches, power yuppies in hasty ponytails, and families carting two kids and three dogs come together to toast the beginning of the end of the weekend.

The Eater Austin brunch heatmap is your guide to the newest and buzziest destinations for weekend day drinking and dining. This spring has been big for brunch, and this update to the previous map includes everything from a brunch revamp at Texas French Bread to the most anticipated brunch of 2014: Odd Duck. 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. Odd Duck

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1201 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
It's here. The brunch all of Austin has been waiting for from Bryce Gilmore's newest restaurant. There's a kolache on the menu. And a breakfast taco. And quail fried quail. It's all so Austin it hurts. Hours are 10:30-2:30 on Sundays.

2. The Silo On 7th

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1300 East 7th Street
Austin, TX 78702
This new casual East 7th rooftop restaurant and bar launched brunch on Sundays and Mondays for the service industry crowd. The menu includes an eggs benedict burger.

3. Weather Up

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1808 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702
Chef Kristine Kittrell took over the food program at this cozy cocktail bar last fall, and now she's launching a boozy, high class brunch Sundays from 11-4. Saturday is in the works, too.

4. Texas French Bread

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2900 Rio Grande St
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 499-0544
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Texas French Bread expands their weekend service to include brunch, with new dishes and mimosas starting at 10 a.m., with breakfast hours remaining the same, opening at 7 a.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m. on Sunday.

5. El Sapo

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1900 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722
(512) 366-5154
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El Chile's newest restaurant doesn't have a specific brunch menu, but they open at 11 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays with "brunch burgers" and Bloody Mary's.

6. The Hightower

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1209 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702
This East 7th New American restaurant focused on affordability has launched brunch on both Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Grits waffles, and creative adult sno cones are on the menu.

7. La V

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1501 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 293-6048
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Provence-inspired LaV is the new hotness for fancy brunch. In addition to their classic, refined cuisine, they've launched a rose brunch special: along with brunch, guests can order a whole bottle of rose to share for the price of a glass. Hours are Sunday 11a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

8. Blackbird and Henry

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3016 Guadalupe St
Austin, TX 78705
Newly opened British-inspired pub from Cafe 909's Mark Schmidt is serving brunch on Sundays from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Menu offerings include unique items like an egg masala and chicken schnitzel.

9. Chavez

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111 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 478-2991
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Shawn Cirkiel's Radisson stunner serves breakfast instead of a traditional brunch, but said breakfast is available at at least the early point of brunch-like times, and comes with booze, so it sneaks in here. Breakfast runs Saturdays and Sundays from 7-11 a.m.

10. Porter Ale House

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3715 S 1st St Ste A
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 291-6299
This neighborhood gastropub's "badass brunch" includes french toast sticks and a mushroom polenta. Check the menu here. Hours are Sundays from 10:30 - 2:30.

11. Lucy's Fried Chicken

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5408 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 514-0664
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Lucy's Fried Chicken now has full brunch service at both of their locations. Options include omelets, benedicts, and, of course, chicken and waffles. Starts Sunday at 10a.m.

12. Barlata

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1500 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 473-2211
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Barlata's 'Spanish brunch' includes a whole slew of tortillas, tapas and paellas, including veggie-friendly versions. Let all that olive oil soak up last night's hangover. Brunch is Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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1. Odd Duck

1201 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
It's here. The brunch all of Austin has been waiting for from Bryce Gilmore's newest restaurant. There's a kolache on the menu. And a breakfast taco. And quail fried quail. It's all so Austin it hurts. Hours are 10:30-2:30 on Sundays.
1201 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

2. The Silo On 7th

1300 East 7th Street, Austin, TX 78702
This new casual East 7th rooftop restaurant and bar launched brunch on Sundays and Mondays for the service industry crowd. The menu includes an eggs benedict burger.
1300 East 7th Street
Austin, TX 78702

3. Weather Up

1808 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702
Chef Kristine Kittrell took over the food program at this cozy cocktail bar last fall, and now she's launching a boozy, high class brunch Sundays from 11-4. Saturday is in the works, too.
1808 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702

4. Texas French Bread

2900 Rio Grande St, Austin, TX 78705
Texas French Bread expands their weekend service to include brunch, with new dishes and mimosas starting at 10 a.m., with breakfast hours remaining the same, opening at 7 a.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m. on Sunday.
2900 Rio Grande St
Austin, TX 78705

5. El Sapo

1900 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722
El Chile's newest restaurant doesn't have a specific brunch menu, but they open at 11 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays with "brunch burgers" and Bloody Mary's.
1900 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722

6. The Hightower

1209 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702
This East 7th New American restaurant focused on affordability has launched brunch on both Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Grits waffles, and creative adult sno cones are on the menu.
1209 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702

7. La V

1501 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702
Provence-inspired LaV is the new hotness for fancy brunch. In addition to their classic, refined cuisine, they've launched a rose brunch special: along with brunch, guests can order a whole bottle of rose to share for the price of a glass. Hours are Sunday 11a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
1501 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702

8. Blackbird and Henry

3016 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705
Newly opened British-inspired pub from Cafe 909's Mark Schmidt is serving brunch on Sundays from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Menu offerings include unique items like an egg masala and chicken schnitzel.
3016 Guadalupe St
Austin, TX 78705

9. Chavez

111 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701
Shawn Cirkiel's Radisson stunner serves breakfast instead of a traditional brunch, but said breakfast is available at at least the early point of brunch-like times, and comes with booze, so it sneaks in here. Breakfast runs Saturdays and Sundays from 7-11 a.m.
111 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78701

10. Porter Ale House

3715 S 1st St Ste A, Austin, TX 78704
This neighborhood gastropub's "badass brunch" includes french toast sticks and a mushroom polenta. Check the menu here. Hours are Sundays from 10:30 - 2:30.
3715 S 1st St Ste A
Austin, TX 78704

11. Lucy's Fried Chicken

5408 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756
Lucy's Fried Chicken now has full brunch service at both of their locations. Options include omelets, benedicts, and, of course, chicken and waffles. Starts Sunday at 10a.m.
5408 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78756

12. Barlata

1500 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Barlata's 'Spanish brunch' includes a whole slew of tortillas, tapas and paellas, including veggie-friendly versions. Let all that olive oil soak up last night's hangover. Brunch is Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
1500 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

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