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The Best Breakfast Restaurants in Austin

The OpenTable Team

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 the Tastemaker 20. Here, we've gathered data from in-the-know diners for a list of 20 places for the best breakfast in Austin. From local go-to's to 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!

Restaurants:Cafe Josie, Botticelli's, Chez Zee
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:American, Italian
Neighborhoods:Downtown, Northwest
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Cafe Josie

$$$$·American·
Downtown
1,034 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasion
Cafe Josie is an upscale, buzzed-about hotspot on Sixth Street that is at the top of the list when it comes to the best breakfast in Austin. Right in the middle of the hopping MarkRead more
100% recommended
Best Value in Austin
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Botticelli's

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
1,261 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Head out to the trendy SOCO district to try some of the best breakfast in Austin. This classic Italian restaurant is a spot to go during nights from Thursday through Sunday for livRead more
96% recommended
Italian in Austin

Chez Zee

$$$$·American·
Northwest
3,401 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Sunday Lunch
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. ItRead more
95% recommended
Great for Brunch in Austin

Foreign & Domestic - Austin

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Central Austin
583 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Local Ingredients
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 seRead more
95% recommended
Best Overall in Austin
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Colleen's Kitchen

$$$$·Southern·
Central Austin
255 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
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 faRead more
90% recommended

Steiner Ranch Steakhouse

$$$$·Steak·
Northwest
3,066 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
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 sitRead more
93% recommended
Scenic View in Austin

Dai Due

$$$$·American·
South Austin
870 reviews
  • Local Ingredients
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
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 locallRead more
92% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Austin

Freda's Seafood Grille

$$$$·Seafood·
Northwest
629 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
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 movRead more
89% recommended
Seafood in Austin

The Grove Wine Bar and Kitchen - Cedar Park

$$$$·Wine Bar·
Round Rock
249 reviews
  • Casual
  • Happy Hour
  • Notable Wine List
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 wRead more
90% recommended
Notable Wine List in Austin

Rosewood

$$$$·Contemporary American·
East Austin
324 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
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 bRead more
91% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Austin

Roaring Fork - North Austin, Stonelake

$$$$·American·
Arboretum
2,926 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Scenic View
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 Read more
96% recommended
Scenic View in Austin

L'Oca d'Oro

$$$$·Italian·
North Central
686 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
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 meaRead more
88% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Austin

Satellite...Eat. Drink. Orbit.

$$$$·Contemporary American·
South Austin
400 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Bar Seating
There's nothing quite like Satellite... anywhere else in Austin. This hip throwback restaurant captures the cool 1960s Americana feel. It has a funky interior dining room and engagRead more
86% recommended

Copper Restaurant and Dessert Lounge - Domain

$$$$·Contemporary Southern·
Northwest
157 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual
  • Creative Cuisine
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 Read more
81% recommended

The Peached Tortilla

$$$$·Asian·
Central Austin
764 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
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 cRead more
95% recommended

Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile

$$$$·American·
East Austin
396 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Comfort Food
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 bRead more
90% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Austin

Z'Tejas Arboretum

$$$$·Southwest·
Arboretum
588 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Happy Hour
  • Casual
This creative Tex-Mex chain has one of its flagship locations in the Arboretum section of Austin. Grab a seat in the relaxing, sunlight-filled dining room with an excellent view foRead more
92% recommended
Kid Friendly in Austin

Cafe Blue - Hill Country Galleria

$$$$·Seafood·
Bee Caves / Lakeway / Lake Travis
647 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
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 Read more
90% recommended
Seafood in Austin

Junction Moama

$$$$·Modern Australian·
Moama
332 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
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 mRead more
93% recommended
Best Service in Sydney / New South Wales
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Bar Peached

$$$$·Asian·
Downtown
204 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
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 styRead more
90% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Austin