Thursday is dedicated to all things turkey, and Friday to the turkey leftovers, but the long weekend is only just getting started. The best way to fill the gaps of awkward family time is through brunch, where no one disagrees with the delicious combinations of breakfast, lunch, coffee, and booze. The Eater Austin brunch heatmap is your guide to the newest and buzziest destinations for weekend and daytime drinking and dining. This latest update includes the inventive dishes at St. Philip, seasonal breakfast/lunch combinations at Dai Due, and diner classics at Sawyer & Co. If there's a favorite new restaurant—or an established one trying new things—that we've missed, let us know on the tipline.Read More
Where to Eat Brunch Right Now, Fall '14
Get your brunch on this holiday season.
Brunch at Bryce Gilmore’s trailer-turned-restaurant (and Eater’s Restaurant of the Year) was one Austin had been waiting for a while. There’s cornbread with goat butter. And pumpkin cereal. And biscuits. And baked duck eggs. The list goes on and on. Hours are 10:30am-2:30pm on Sundays.
The newest Uchi project brings a proper brunch to South Austin with the bakery and pizza shop. The sharable menu includes hash brown poutine and s’mores pancakes covered in chocolate gravy. Brunch starts at 10am on Saturdays and Sundays. [Photo: Robert J. Lerma/EATX]
Provence-inspired LaV is the latest hotness for fancy brunch. In addition to their classic, refined cuisine and an excellent wine list, there’s a house-made bellini bar with the fall-appropriate options of pear or cherry. Hours are Sundays, 10:30am-2pm.
Dai Due Butcher Shop & Supper Club
Make your own brunch by mashing up the constantly changing breakfast and lunch menus at the seasonal Dai Due. There’s the Dai Due breakfast, with brown rice served with kimchi, fried duck egg, and collard greens, as well as breakfast tacos. Breakfast and lunch are served Tuesdays through Fridays from 8am to 3pm, and weekends from 10am to 3pm. [Photo: Nicolai McCrary/EATX]
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Blackbird and Henry
The British-inspired pub from Cafe 909's Mark Schmidt is serving brunch now on Saturdays, as well as Sundays, from 11am-3pm. Menu offerings include unique items like an egg masala and chicken schnitzel. [Photo: Blackbird and Henry/Facebook]
The Chinese take on brunch is dim sum, and Chinatown does it right. Plates range from small to extra large, with special fusion plates. There’s congee, smoked duck, and all the dumplings imaginable. The dim sum brunch is from 11am-2:30pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
Sawyer & Co.
Diner food is brunch, so head over to the stylish retro diner in East Austin for a New Orleans-inspired brunch. Breakfast is served all day, and lunch begins at 11am. Sawyer’s opens at 8am Monday through Saturday, and 10am on Sundays. [Photo: Jeff Amador/EATX]
Egg is the word at this Italian restaurant’s newly launched brunch menu. There’s breakfast pizza, savory puff pastries, and even a s’mores calzone. Hours are Saturdays and Sundays, 11am-3pm.