Where to Find the Best Brunch in Austin, Texas

Nestled in the heart of Texas, Austin is a vibrant, eclectic city celebrated for its diverse food and beverage scene. While the city is renowned for its barbecue and Tex-Mex delights, there’s one gastronomic experience that steals the spotlight during lazy weekend mornings – brunch. Discover some of Austin’s top brunch spots that contribute to the city’s reputation as a haven for foodies.


While it started as a food truck in 2015, Paperboy saw so much success that it quickly transformed into a brick-and-mortar location in the heart of East Austin. With a shaded rooftop deck, plentiful greenery and textural terracotta exteriors, Paperboy is an ideal spot to enjoy brunch favorites, local coffee and homemade pastries.

Photo credit: @paperboyaustin

Hillside Farmacy

Take a two-minute stroll past Paperboy and you’ll find yourself approaching another beloved brunch favorite, Hillside Farmacy. Home to Doc Young and his Drugstore in the 1920s, Hillside now serves a different form of medicine through fresh local foods. Discover “Farm to Table”, Texas wildflower honey and locally roasted coffee all within this East Austin gem.

Photo credit: @hillside_farmacy

Weekend Brunch Experiences – Rules & Regs

Located on the 7th floor rooftop of Fairmont Austin, Rules & Regs is a lively restaurant and bar that specializes in unique experiences, fresh takes on Latin-American inspired brunch favorites and vibrant cocktails. Enjoy lively themed Drag brunches here bimonthly featuring Extragrams’ renowned queens. Discover all upcoming experiences here


Better Half Coffee & Cocktails

With one of the best patios and free parking lots in Austin, Better Half Coffee & Cocktails is the perfect mix of early morning cold brews and happy hour cocktails. Discover an array of brunch specialties from Cajun Waffle Iron Hashbrowns to Coffee Cake Pancakes, but don’t forget to try their award-winning queso.

Photo credit: @betterhalfbar

The Cavalier

A New Orleans Dive Bar & Scratch Kitchen in East Austin, The Cavalier, is the place to for some southern hospitality and even better food. Open on the weekends for brunch, this East Austin bar is dog-friendly and the perfect place to gather with friends for a causal, yet delicious dining experience.

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Last but certainly not least, Launderette is an ideal brunch and dinner go-to in East Austin. Formerly a laundromat, this Instagrammable restaurant features mimosas, biscuits and brunch classics.. What’s not to be missed, however, are their famous ice cream sandwiches. Save room for dessert – you won’t regret it.

Photo credit: @launderetteatx

While this list does not even begin to capture all of the iconic brunch spots in Austin, it does highlight some of our current favorites. From cozy cafes serving up classic comfort foods to trendy eateries pushing the limits of brunch innovation, the Violet Crown city has something for everyone. Next time you find yourself in the heart of Austin, be sure to explore these top-notch brunch destinations and savor the flavors of central Texas.

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