Best Brunches in Austin

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Our usual go-to breakfast is hitting up a breakfast taco stand after a workout (probably counter-intuitive, but oh well!). When it comes time to take family and friends to a sit-down brunch, sometimes we draw a blank, initially, since we don’t formally brunch as often. 

As we don’t brunch a ton, it was the perfect time to crowdsource a master list of recommendations. We posted on Instagram and Facebook, asking y’all to log on to the Oros app to answer our question of “What’s the best brunch spot in Austin”?  Oros helps to easily organize all the answers to questions you ask the community, where anyone can chime in with their expertise. Seriously, you can ask for help regarding anything, and the response times with useful advice has been fantastic, we’ve talked about the app at its release here.  This app has also really helped us with our latest trip planning. We narrowed down neighborhoods to stay in London and for some insight on staying in Morocco.  For Morocco, we were planning on only spending only one night in the desert, but we decided on two nights because of the app and it’s been one of the best decisions of our trip.

Here are some of our favorite places for brunch in Austin:

Bangers – Come for the food, stay for the party! Enjoy creative sausages, almost 100 beers on tap and the world-famous MANMOSA! That’s an entire bottle of bubbly, mixed with OJ, served in a massive beer stein… all for only $10! The live music and large patio draws in a large crowd so get their early and expect a long wait. 79 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701

Sway – We love Thai food (especially after spending two weeks in Thailand) and our favorite spot in town is now serving up brunch. Sway’s dishes pack a lot of herbs and flavor. We love their spicy, tiger cry beef with soft scrambled eggs as well as the green curry sweet potato hash! Brunch is available on Saturday and Sundays at both locations. Multiple Locations.

Kerbey Lane – Casual and kid-friendly, we love their Eggs Francisco. How can you go wrong with eggs covered in handmade queso?! There is usually a long wait, so register your spot in line before you arrive with the NoWait app. Multiple locations

Snooze AM Eatery – This creative spot comes up will all sorts of fun pancake flavors: pancakes inspired by samoa girl scout cookies? Yes, please. Multiple locations

Magnolia Cafe – Just a little bit further down South Congress, this place brings homey vibes without the fuss. Give their gingerbread pancakes or migas a try. Multiple Locations

Launderette – For a bit more of a gourmet brunch without an outlandish price, head to Launderette. Grab a Bloody Mary and enjoy the upscale menu. 2115 Holly St, Austin, TX 78702

Jack Allen’s Kitchen – Arguably the best brunch buffet spot! Enjoy endless Southern-inspired dishes, like chicken fried steak, biscuits and gravy! You’ll leave completely stuffed. Multiple locations

Foreign and Domestic – This is where we go when we’re craving popovers! They are GIGANTIC and served piping hot. Enjoy them as an appetizer before diving into many other tasty brunch options. 306 E 53rd St, Austin, TX 78751

South Congress Cafe – Located in the heart of charming SoCo, you can have a delicious brunch and then shop afterward. South Congress Cafe also has a terrific, hidden back patio. 1600 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

Josephine House – Located in the charming Clarksville neighborhood, this is a great spot to go when it is a beautiful morning. Dine al fresco in their outdoor area and nosh on their lemon ricotta pancakes. 1601 Waterston Ave, Austin, TX 78703

The District Bar and Kitchen – Not too far south of downtown, The District is a great place for upscale and creative dishes. Try out the Heartbreaker, biscuits with duck fat gravy and eggs! 5900 W Slaughter Ln D, Austin, TX 78749

Roaring Fork – We dined at this wood-fired restaurant for Mother’s Day brunch a few years ago and it was terrific. The true star though?! Their pecan pie! We’re not even pecan pie fanatics but we have purposefully returned to Roaring Fork a number of times JUST for a slice of that dessert! Multiple locations

Additionally, here are other brunch recommendations we gathered through the Oros app for you. We haven’t dined here yet for brunch – but they are on the list!!

Got a question that needs answering? A recommendation, perhaps? Download Oros (available nationwide for both iOS and Android) to crowdsource the information you need, fast.  We’re on the app a ton, so you may get an answer from us if it’s around travel or food.


  • Reply
    June 29, 2018 at 3:55 am

    I would add The Bonneville ( to the list of best brunch spots in Austin. The Eggs Benny are wonderful and playful take on the traditional Eggs Benedict and the poached eggs are always perfectly cooked. The Lamb Pastrami Ruben is unique to the Bonneville which is constructed with their House-Made Lamb Pastrami. The other items on the brunch menu are excellent and include a number of items that you won’t find on many brunch menus in Austin such as their House-Smoked Trout Rillettes.

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    Karen Reinsberg
    January 30, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    Glad you enjoy the list – happy brunching!

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