The Best Brunch in Austin Gives You Five Reasons to Get Out of Bed on Sunday
Carrot Cake French Toast? Short Rib Benedict? Need we say more about the best brunch in Austin? We will!
We Think You’ll Agree with Our Top Five Picks for the Best Brunch in Austin
Whether you’ve spent most of the night on 6th Street or cozy in your bed, the following day is always better when you head out for the best brunch in Austin. So, we’ve put together a shortlist of some of the most delicious options for creative twists on eggs, mimosas, pancakes, and more.
Come on – your mouth is watering already, isn’t it?
In a city famous for patio bars and unique cocktails, the following restaurants might not keep Austin weird but fed! Here are some of our picks for the best brunch in Austin, Texas.
The Moonshine Grill has been one of the top choices for brunch lovers in Austin for years. Patrons return week after week for migas, smoked salmon, johnnycakes, and delicious challah french toast.
TIP – You can’t find migas just anywhere in the US. So, when you see it on the menu, take advantage!
Besides being one of the best brunch spots in Austin, Moonshine will satisfy your chicken-fried steak craving as well.
In the mood for a salad? Grilled Romaine and Cornflake Fried Chicken Salad should do the trick.
Address: 303 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701
Average Price: $22
Brunch: 10 AM – 2 PM
South Congress Cafe
South Congress Café is a continental restaurant with a Southwest-inspired taste that shines within its breakfast and brunch specialties.
Take our advice and start with a Bloody Mary as spicy as you can handle. It’s the perfect primer for one of the best brunches in Austin.
Specialties on South Congress Café’s brunch menu include warm goat cheese salad, South Congress Caesar, queso flameado, and SCC tacos. Our top recommendation is the Carrot Cake French Toast, though. At just $13, you’ll leave more than satisfied.
Address: 1600 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
Average Price: $18
Brunch: 10 AM – 2 PM (only Sat & Sun)
The Launderette is a New American Café. But let’s get right to the food because it’s unique and enough to get you out of your nice, warm bed.
If you want to take the healthier route, you could go for the Rainbow Bowl, a combo of beet hummus, quinoa, roasted carrots, sprouts, sesame, and soft egg. It’s quite a bit of food for just $14. And, with all of those grains and veggies, you’ll feel OK about ordering dessert. Keep reading…
One of the yummiest brunch specialties has to be the “Girl Scout Cookies.” They’re enough to solidify Launderette as a top choice for brunch in Austin. Do you still have a sweet tooth to satisfy? Strawberry crullers and buttermilk pancakes are also popular menu items.
Address: 2115 Holly St, Austin, TX 78702
Average Price: $15
Brunch: 11 AM – 2:30 PM
Elegant but relaxed, with a view of Lady Bird Lake, Ciclo Restaurant is part of the Four Seasons Hotel and serves one of the best brunches in Austin.
Ciclo’s Saturday brunch is noteworthy and recommended by locals and tourists alike. Whether you’re looking for a Hippie Salad or some good comfort food, like chicken and waffles, Ciclo won’t disappoint.
The food is delicious, and the cocktails are enticing. Granada Mimosa, Venetian Spritzer, and Raspberry Float are some of the specialty drinks. While they’ll run you in the $10 to $15 range, many of the brunch entrees are less than $20.
Address: 98 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701
Average Entree: $25
Brunch: 10 AM – 1 PM
The Peached Tortilla
The Peached Tortilla is an Asian fusion restaurant, so its brunch menu isn’t something you’ll come across just anywhere.
Specialties include Short Rib Benedict, Korean Steak and Eggs Bowl, and Thai Chop Chop Salad are a few of the brunch specialties. And, the Whipped Nutella Toast ($12) is a sweet, sweet surprise with its lemon mascarpone and strawberry vinaigrette.
Address: 5520 Burnet Rd #100, Austin, TX 78756
Average Entree: $15
Brunch Time: 11 AM – 2:30 PM
The Best Brunch in Austin Covers the Weekend
While most of the best brunch in Austin spots stick to weekend menus, life is seven days a week. So, we’ve got other “best of’s” in our Austin city guide.
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