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Where to Eat Brunch in Austin, September '13

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Brunch is the sacred meal of Austin, a sanctioned 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.

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 The Bonneville's mimosa bottle service to a tapas-fest Spanish brunch at Barlata. 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. 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.

2. Josephine House

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1601 Waterson St.
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 477-5584
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Jeffrey's more casual but just as classy sibling is offering a light brunch with luxe scones and entrees like a poached egg and quinoa bowl and a watermelon salad.

3. Salt & Time

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1912 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 524-1383
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This East 7th butcher shop has a hopping brunch every weekend, with a rotating menu featuring both heavenly bacon and a veggie-friendly strata. Pick up Sunday dinner fodder on your way out.

4. Mettle

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507 Calles St
Austin, TX
Mettle's been off to an uneven start, but their brunch is Andrew Francisco at his best, with their fried chicken and beef tongue tacos as savory stand-outs.

5. 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.)

6. Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden

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81 Rainey St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 386-1656
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The "Kitchen Sink," includes beef tongue hash and something called "bacon steak," wherein each piece of bacon weighs a quarter of a pound. Plus the beer-centric Rainey Street hang has, of course, a michelada bar.

7. Swift's Attic

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315 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 482-8200
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Swift's Attic started a weekly brunch in March of this year, and their playful aesthetic means there's everything from Korean BBQ Strip Steak to a "straight plate" with scrambled eggs, sausage, AND bacon.

8. The Bonneville

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202 Cesar Chavez
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 428-4643
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The hidden-away New American restaurant's brunch is drawing raves from the local critics. Bananas foster french toast and mimosa bottle service seal the deal.

9. Benji's Cantina

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716 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 476-8226
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This "farm to table" Tex Mex restaurant has recently added a brunch menu, with sangria pitchers and offerings like biscuits and gravy and sopila french toast.

10. 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.

11. Barlata

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1500 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 473-2211
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Note: Barlata's brunch service is now starting October 5th.

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.

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1. 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

2. Josephine House

1601 Waterson St., Austin, TX 78703
Jeffrey's more casual but just as classy sibling is offering a light brunch with luxe scones and entrees like a poached egg and quinoa bowl and a watermelon salad.
1601 Waterson St.
Austin, TX 78703

3. Salt & Time

1912 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702
This East 7th butcher shop has a hopping brunch every weekend, with a rotating menu featuring both heavenly bacon and a veggie-friendly strata. Pick up Sunday dinner fodder on your way out.
1912 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702

4. Mettle

507 Calles St, Austin, TX
Mettle's been off to an uneven start, but their brunch is Andrew Francisco at his best, with their fried chicken and beef tongue tacos as savory stand-outs.
507 Calles St
Austin, TX

5. 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

6. Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden

81 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701
The "Kitchen Sink," includes beef tongue hash and something called "bacon steak," wherein each piece of bacon weighs a quarter of a pound. Plus the beer-centric Rainey Street hang has, of course, a michelada bar.
81 Rainey St
Austin, TX 78701

7. Swift's Attic

315 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
Swift's Attic started a weekly brunch in March of this year, and their playful aesthetic means there's everything from Korean BBQ Strip Steak to a "straight plate" with scrambled eggs, sausage, AND bacon.
315 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701

8. The Bonneville

202 Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX 78701
The hidden-away New American restaurant's brunch is drawing raves from the local critics. Bananas foster french toast and mimosa bottle service seal the deal.
202 Cesar Chavez
Austin, TX 78701

9. Benji's Cantina

716 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
This "farm to table" Tex Mex restaurant has recently added a brunch menu, with sangria pitchers and offerings like biscuits and gravy and sopila french toast.
716 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78701

10. 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

11. Barlata

1500 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Note: Barlata's brunch service is now starting October 5th.

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.

1500 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

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