The Best Brunch Restaurants in Austin

The OpenTable Team

It’s no exaggeration to say that Austinites take brunch seriously. Diners can indulge in fried chicken with pickles and slaw or head east for a dim sum brunch platter at one of Austin’s top Chinese restaurants. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to our Tastemakers List. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the best brunch spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. From breakfast tacos to prickly pear margaritas, these Austin restaurants have all your brunch needs taken care of.

Restaurants:Josephine House, Wu Chow, Caroline Restaurant
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:American, Chinese
Neighborhoods:Central Austin, Downtown

Josephine House

$$$$·American·
Central Austin
355 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Brunch
Eclectic yet relaxing, Josephine House is the sister to fine dining restaurant, Jeffrey’s. Housed in a Clarksville cottage, there’s an elegant marble coffee bar, a shady outdoor paRead more
94% recommended
Great for Brunch in Austin
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Wu Chow

$$$$·Chinese·
Downtown
1,086 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Wu Chow is the home of fresh, contemporary Chinese food and now opens at 11 a.m. for Sunday brunch. Wu Chow is proud of their farm fresh food and partnerships with local ranches, aRead more
96% recommended

Caroline Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Downtown
474 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Pre/post Theatre
Caroline is a hot meeting spot in downtown Austin and a favorite place to take a date. As well as people-watching and intimate dinners, Caroline opens for coffee, juice, and breakfRead more
85% recommended
Hot Spot in Austin
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Dai Due

$$$$·American·
East Austin
975 reviews
  • Local Ingredients
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
Dai Due Butcher Shop and Supper Club uses only local ingredients. They love to work on how to make the most of what’s seasonal by incorporating dried and preserved foods throughoutRead more
95% recommended
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Arlo Grey

$$$$·American·
Downtown
676 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
Billed as one of the hottest restaurants in Austin, Top Chef winner Kristen Kish’s restaurant is part of the lakeside Line Hotel. Serving breakfast and brunch in a sleek marble andRead more
89% recommended
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Ranch 616

$$$$·Southwest·
Downtown
1,032 reviews
  • Fun
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
Billed as a South Texas Style Icehouse, Ranch 616 is the brainchild of Austin local Kevin Williamson. Kevin has cooked all over America, eventually returning to Texas and setting uRead more
98% recommended
Best Overall in Austin

True Food Kitchen - Austin

$$$$·American·
Downtown
1,514 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Healthy
  • Good Vegetarian Options
As soon as diners walk into True Food and see the striking mural of vegetables on the wall, it's clear they're in for some fresh, tasty produce. With the slogan “Eating well is alwRead more
92% recommended
Healthy in Austin

North Italia - Austin 2nd Street

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
681 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
Billed as a love letter to Italy, North Italia is about indulging in amazing food and savoring every last bite. North Italia encourages sharing and appreciating the touch and feel Read more
95% recommended
Italian in Austin

Roaring Fork - Downtown, Congress

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
2,464 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Sleek leather booths and soft lighting contrast with bare brickwork and a roaring fire at this Austin wood-fired cooking joint. The aim of Roaring Fork is to preserve the spirit ofRead more
94% recommended
Romantic in Austin

Geraldine’s

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Downtown
1,057 reviews
  • Live Music
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Look out for the chandelier reminiscent of upside-down wineglasses and an arched ceiling that speaks of being underground, even though the restaurant is four stories up. Geraldine’Read more
98% recommended
Hot Spot in Austin

Lambert's Downtown BBQ

$$$$·Barbecue·
Downtown
1,500 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals
Famous for “fancy barbecue,” Lambert's puts a new twist on some Texan classics. Housed in a beautifully restored historic commerce building that was once the J. P. Schneider store,Read more
89% recommended

Stella San Jac

$$$$·American·
Downtown
790 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Brunch
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
A contemporary interior with a casual, friendly atmosphere awaits diners at Stella San Jac in downtown Austin. Breakfast starts at 6 a.m. Monday to Thursday and includes staples suRead more
82% recommended

Rosewood

$$$$·Steakhouse·
East Austin
436 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
An East Austin restaurant showcasing South Austin flavors, Rosewood is full of delightful contradictions and delicious surprises from the moment of arrival. Housed in a lovingly reRead more
95% recommended
Healthy in Austin

The Grove Wine Bar & Kitchen - Downtown

$$$$·American·
Downtown
506 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
The Grove is an Austin cult classic that continues to go from strength to strength. The focus here is on enjoying great food and wine, and creating a space for people to meet up, cRead more
93% recommended
Great for Lunch in Austin

La Condesa

$$$$·Mexican·
Central Austin
1,636 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Bright and colorful inside, with plants hanging from the ceiling and a cool, contemporary outdoor space, La Condesa brings Mexican dining right up to date. They have one of the mosRead more
92% recommended
Great for Brunch in Austin

Cipollina

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
658 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
Inspired by the traditional Italian bistro, Cipollina prides themselves on being “special but not stuffy.” With a welcoming atmosphere paired with great Italian cuisine, this neighRead more
91% recommended

Hillside Farmacy

$$$$·American·
East Austin
200 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
Open from 9 a.m. daily, Hillside Farmacy is a great spot to recharge the batteries and grab a quick breakfast or a leisurely brunch. Originally a family drugstore, the building wasRead more
93% recommended

Chez Zee

$$$$·American·
Northwest
3,668 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
Hailed as one of the best brunch restaurants in America, the whimsical walls of Chez Zee have been welcoming hungry Austinites since 1989. Full of fun and warmth, fairy lights and Read more
97% recommended
Great for Brunch in Austin

34th Street Cafe

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Central Austin
44 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
Brunch and lunch run until 4 p.m. at this relaxed dining joint, making 34th Street great even for late starters. This restaurant aims to keep food simple and fresh, and to prove thRead more
89% recommended
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Le Politique

$$$$·French·
Downtown
846 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
For diners who dream of buttery croissants and flaky pain au chocolat, a trip to a French restaurant should be on the menu is just the thing. Bright, light and colorful, Downtown ARead more
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