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The Best Breakfast Restaurants in Austin

With one of the nation's hottest business markets, a hip population of college students, and an ecletic arts and live music scene, Austin, Texas certainly "keeps it weird". The best breakfasts in Austin fuse hearty meals (fit for a cowboy) and Mexican traditional fare with a twist of hipster quirkiness, creating unpredictable eats for every morning. But where are the smartest, savviest diners in the capital of Texas headed out to when they need a great way to start the day? Welcome to our Tastemaker List. Here, we've gathered data from in-the-know diners for a list of the best breakfast in Austin. From local go-to's too experimental establishments, the best breakfast spots in Austin showcase the city's bold vibe and Texas twang. Tip your wide-brimmed hat and start off the day right!

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13 Restaurants
Updated February 26, 2020
Restaurants:Chez Zee, Foreign & Domestic - Austin, Colleen's Kitchen
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:American, Contemporary American, Southern
Neighborhoods:Northwest, Central Austin
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Chez Zee

$$$$
American
Northwest
4.6
3892 reviews
Chez Zee, in the middle of McCarty Triangle, is the spot to go to for some of the best breakfast in Austin. This classically-styled American bistro is a warm and welcoming spot. It features a hearty brunch menu and plenty of fun drink accompaniments. Try the "Mix Your Own Mimosas" option, with a sparkler and wide range of juices to choose from. Chez Zee also features spicy, cucumber, and house Bloody Marys along with frozen margaritas and peach bellinis. The must get on the menu? Creme brulee french toast with optional Meyer's Rum Sauce. Diners can even take a loaf of this famous dish home with them. Another favorite on the menu is the shrimp and grits, with Gulf shrimp and a Creole sauce over jalapeno cheese grits.

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Foreign & Domestic - Austin

$$$$
Contemporary American
Central Austin
4.8
1570 reviews
Foreign and Domestic bills itself as both a "farm to table" and "nose to tail" restaurant. This North Loop neighborhood favorite features an excellent craft beer menu and brunch selection. The Gruyere and black pepper popovers are a must-have, as are the cheddar biscuits and jam, blackberry crepes, and cast-iron frittata. Foreign & Domestic also features a fried chicken biscuit with sunny side egg, red-eye gravy, and lemon confit. Grab one of the excellent breakfast special drinks or a "Pearl Snap" pilsner from nearby Austin Beerworks to go with the meal.

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Colleen's Kitchen

$$$$
Southern
Central Austin
4.8
677 reviews
For some of the best breakfast in Austin, try out this homely Southern-style restaurant in the city's upscale Mueller neighborhood. Colleen's Kitchen features a menu of Southern favorites for its Sunday brunch, including buttermilk biscuits, deviled eggs, bacon-wrapped dates, and "dough boys" fried dough specials. Pick up something from the "little biscuits" menu for a real Southern taste. Try the breakfast biscuit with egg, cheese, and bacon, or the fried green tomato with pimento cheese and pickled red onion.

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Steiner Ranch Steakhouse

$$$$
Steak
Northwest
4.7
4793 reviews
This classic steakhouse with an unbeatable view also serves up some of the best breakfast in Austin. Located on the site of a historic ranch and cattle grazing area, diners can sit outdoors to admire a lush Texas landscape as they enjoy the Sunday brunch buffet. Head out to Steiner's to enjoy favorites like biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, tenderloin Migas, frittata, Mahi Mahi with shrimp etouffee, and roast beef and turkey from a carving station. For a sweet taste with brunch, go for the Bulleit bread pudding or berry cobbler.

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Dai Due

$$$$
American
East Austin
4.8
1703 reviews
Meat is the specialty at this colorful and welcoming Manor Road hot spot. Dai Due actually features a butcher shop in its space and provides a selection of locally-meats and locally-caught fish to customers. The brunch menu offers up some of the best breakfast in Austin, with plenty of those exceptional meats on the menu. Go for the wild boar lettuce wraps with summer vegetables and wild chiles, biscuits and gravy with venison breakfast sausage, or a dry-aged Wagyu double cheeseburger. Try the grilled hot Hungarian pepper sourdough for an appetizer treat.

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Freda's Seafood Grille

$$$$
Seafood
Northwest
4.7
1560 reviews
Freda's Seafood Grille is a Southern-inspired Austin restaurant and local institution with an inspired brunch menu. Only a short walk away from Austin's famed Alamo Drafthouse movie theater, Freda's is the spot to go for a classic brunch meal. Stop in for the "All You Can Enjoy" brunch with seafood favorites like peel and eat shrimp, smoked salmon, pesto tilapia, seafood paella, and shrimp and grits. The hearty menu also features bourbon pasta, fried catfish, prime rib, and made-to-order omelettes and French toast.

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The Grove Wine Bar and Kitchen - Cedar Park

$$$$
Wine Bar
Round Rock
4.7
768 reviews
The Cedar Park location of this local favorite offers up some of the best breakfast in Austin along with its exceptional wine list. Head in during the weekends to grab a glass of wine and a meal from the brunch menu. Highlights include the "Avocado Seduction," with avocado on multi-seed bread with marinated tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, and pecorino romano. The Grove's brunch also features a crispy chicken and waffle special and a sunrise flatbread with bacon, mozzarella, eggs, fontina, and garlic.

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Roaring Fork - North Austin, Stonelake

$$$$
American
Arboretum
4.7
4236 reviews
This Western-styled spot in the Stonelake neighborhood features some of the best breakfast in Austin. Stop in and grab a table on the patio for a relaxing brunch meal with a Texas flair. The brunch includes a hearty carving station with smoked turkey, prime rib, and house-cured cold-smoked salmon. There's also plenty of Tex-Mex favorites on the menu, including enchiladas with ancho chili, stone-ground green chili grits, and green chili pork with pepper jack and flour tortillas. Try one of the restaurant's signature margaritas or cocktails along with brunch.

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L'Oca d'Oro

$$$$
Italian
North Central
4.6
1193 reviews
On the edge of the Mueller Lake Park neighborhood, L'Oca d'Oro is a friendly Italian favorite with a selection of the best breakfast in Austin. Head in for their special Sunday meal to try a range of Italian-inspired brunch favorites. Their "Grandma Pies" pizzas come on golden organic semolina and olive flatbread. Try the "Nonna" with marinara, basil, and pine nut pesto or the "Pepitone" with marinara, mozzarella, pepperoni, and arugula. There are also plenty of exceptional Italian sandwiches at L'Oca d'Oro. Go for the "Sal the Barber," a meatball sandwich with smoked mozzarella and tomato jam on a special hoagie roll.

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The Peached Tortilla

$$$$
Asian
Central Austin
4.6
1552 reviews
Asian fusion is the style on the menu of the Peached Tortilla. This local favorite that serves up some of the best breakfast in Austin. Trek out to this Burnt Road favorite for a creative brunch menu alongside a distinguished list of spirits and cocktails. Try the Korean steak and eggs bowl with kimchi and egg furikake or the brisked hash with Okinawa street potatoes and onion jam. Grab one of the local beers like a Live Oak Hefeweizen or the Independence Power and Light pale ale to pair with the brunch selection.

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Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile

$$$$
American
East Austin
4.6
1167 reviews
Jacoby's is one of the most relaxing spots in the city for a meal, with an outdoor dining selection in a lush and green garden-style atmosphere. It also features some of the best breakfast in Austin, with a distinct Southern style in the cuisine. Start with some of the house-basked scones or a smoked salmon board. The sweet menu on Jacoby's features a Texas pecan cinnamon roll and blueberry bread with whipped butter and whipped cream. Another menu highlight is the "Big Salad," with avocado, tomato, dates, cranberries, bacon, chicken, and much more.

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Cafe Blue - Hill Country Galleria

$$$$
Seafood
Bee Caves / Lakeway / Lake Travis
4.6
1465 reviews
Head out to the Hill Country Galleria for some of the best breakfast in Austin at Cafe Blue. This seafood and oyster bar features a full menu of Southern-style brunch favorites on the weekends. The creative selections include an "Eggs Benedict Arnold," with sauteed blue crab cakes. Other highlights include smoked salmon and Maine lobster Benedict. Try the New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp for a Cajun flavor or the chicken-fried rib-eye steak and eggs for a taste of Texas.

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Bar Peached

$$$$
Asian
Downtown
4.7
1122 reviews
Bar Peached is a creative fusion hotspot in the lively Clarksville neighborhood with some of the best breakfast in Austin. The comfort-food brunch menu mixes Asian and Southern styles for a selection of fascinating dishes. These include kimchi steak and egg-fried rice, barbecue pork Benedict, and avocado toast. There is also a breakfast taco plate with sweet potato hash and parmesan. Try a local beer like the Zilker "Heavenly Daze" or a Live Oak pilsner.

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