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!

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Chez Zee, Foreign & Domestic - Austin, Colleen's Kitchen
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:American, Contemporary American, Southern
Neighborhoods:Northwest, Central Austin
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Chez Zee

$$$$·American·
Northwest
3,802 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Brunch

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 b...

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Great for Brunch in Austin
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Foreign & Domestic - Austin

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Central Austin
1,194 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

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...

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Best Value in Austin
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Colleen's Kitchen

$$$$·Southern·
Central Austin
470 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual

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 Sund...

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Steiner Ranch Steakhouse

$$$$·Steak·
Northwest
4,118 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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 ...

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Scenic View in Austin

Dai Due

$$$$·American·
East Austin
1,274 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Local Ingredients

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 cus...

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Best Overall in Austin
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Freda's Seafood Grille

$$$$·Seafood·
Northwest
1,213 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

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 ...

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Seafood in Austin

The Grove Wine Bar and Kitchen - Cedar Park

$$$$·Wine Bar·
Round Rock
597 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for Groups

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 ...

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Notable Wine List in Austin

Rosewood

$$$$·Steakhouse·
East Austin
625 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion

South Texas cuisine is the specialty at Rosewood, a meat-focused neighborhood hot spot in Central-East Austin. This inventive and creative restaurant and bar features an in-house butcher. There is als...

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Neighborhood Gem in Austin
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Roaring Fork - North Austin, Stonelake

$$$$·American·
Arboretum
3,849 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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 in...

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American in Austin

L'Oca d'Oro

$$$$·Italian·
North Central
923 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem

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 ...

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Fit for Foodies in Austin
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Copper Restaurant and Dessert Lounge - Domain

$$$$·Contemporary Southern·
Northwest
281 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Brunch
  • Fit for Foodies

There are plenty of brunch and breakfast places in Austin. Few make it a specialty. The Copper Restaurant and Dessert Lounge deems itself a “brunch place.” It has a special brunch menu that features f...

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The Peached Tortilla

$$$$·Asian·
Central Austin
1,215 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem

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 ...

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Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile

$$$$·American·
East Austin
925 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Good for Groups

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, ...

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Cafe Blue - Hill Country Galleria

$$$$·Seafood·
Bee Caves / Lakeway / Lake Travis
1,187 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Brunch

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 cr...

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Seafood in Austin

Bar Peached

$$$$·Asian·
Downtown
741 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem

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 ...

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Hillside Farmacy

$$$$·American·
East Austin
281 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

The Hillside Farmacy is one of the most beloved restaurants in Austin, a lively spot for brunch specials in a historic and welcoming building. The menu features local produce and meats and a wide sele...

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