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 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!

Restaurants:Botticelli's, Chez Zee, Foreign & Domestic - Austin
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Italian, American, Contemporary American
Neighborhoods:Downtown, Northwest, Central Austin

Botticelli's

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
1,390 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
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
97% recommended
Romance in Austin
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Chez Zee

$$$$·American·
Northwest
3,622 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
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
96% recommended
Brunch in Austin
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Foreign & Domestic - Austin

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Central Austin
754 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
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
97% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Austin

Colleen's Kitchen

$$$$·Southern·
Central Austin
334 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
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
88% recommended
Brunch in Austin

Steiner Ranch Steakhouse

$$$$·Steak·
Northwest
3,317 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
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
92% recommended
Scenic View in Austin

Dai Due

$$$$·American·
East Austin
968 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
94% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Austin
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Freda's Seafood Grille

$$$$·Seafood·
Northwest
784 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
94% recommended

The Grove Wine Bar and Kitchen - Cedar Park

$$$$·Wine Bar·
Round Rock
333 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Eating
  • 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
93% recommended
Notable Wine List in Austin

Rosewood

$$$$·Steakhouse·
East Austin
419 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romance
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
95% recommended
Best Ambience in Austin
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Roaring Fork - North Austin, Stonelake

$$$$·American·
Arboretum
3,178 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • 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
93% recommended
Scenic View in Austin

L'Oca d'Oro

$$$$·Italian·
North Central
800 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Local Ingredients
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
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Satellite...Eat. Drink. Orbit.

$$$$·Contemporary American·
South Austin
435 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
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
89% recommended
Child Friendly in Austin

Copper Restaurant and Dessert Lounge - Domain

$$$$·Contemporary Southern·
Northwest
189 reviews
  • Casual
  • Brunch
  • Happy Hour
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
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The Peached Tortilla

$$$$·Asian·
Central Austin
879 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
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
94% recommended

Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile

$$$$·American·
East Austin
509 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
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
92% recommended
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Z'Tejas Arboretum

$$$$·Southwest·
Arboretum
608 reviews
  • Casual
  • Happy Hour
  • Lunch
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
90% recommended
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Cafe Blue - Hill Country Galleria

$$$$·Seafood·
Bee Caves / Lakeway / Lake Travis
816 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • 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 Read more
94% recommended
Brunch in Austin

Bar Peached

$$$$·Asian·
Downtown
308 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Outdoor Eating
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
95% recommended

Hillside Farmacy

$$$$·American·
East Austin
201 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Cosy
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
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Cafe Josie - Permanently Closed

$$$$·American·
Downtown
1,148 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Tasting Menu
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
98% recommended
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