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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
1,064 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasions
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
Best Value in Austin

Botticelli's

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
1,301 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
98% recommended
Italian in Austin

Chez Zee

$$$$·American·
Northwest
3,444 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
94% recommended
Brunch in Austin

Foreign & Domestic - Austin

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Central Austin
626 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
96% recommended
Best Food in Austin

Colleen's Kitchen

$$$$·Southern·
Central Austin
274 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Comfort Food
  • 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 faRead more
89% recommended

Steiner Ranch Steakhouse

$$$$·Steak·
Northwest
3,119 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Scenic View
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
94% recommended
Scenic View in Austin

Dai Due

$$$$·American·
South Austin
905 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • 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 locallRead more
93% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Austin
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Freda's Seafood Grille

$$$$·Seafood·
Northwest
651 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • 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
92% recommended
Seafood in Austin

The Grove Wine Bar and Kitchen - Cedar Park

$$$$·Wine Bar·
Round Rock
262 reviews
  • Casual
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Brunch
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
94% recommended
Brunch in Austin

Rosewood

$$$$·Contemporary American·
East Austin
348 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
93% recommended
Contemporary American in Austin

Roaring Fork - North Austin, Stonelake

$$$$·American·
Arboretum
2,979 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • 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
94% recommended
Scenic View in Austin

L'Oca d'Oro

$$$$·Italian·
North Central
728 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
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
87% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Austin

Satellite...Eat. Drink. Orbit.

$$$$·Contemporary American·
South Austin
406 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
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
85% recommended
Neighbourhood Gem in Austin

Copper Restaurant and Dessert Lounge - Domain

$$$$·Contemporary Southern·
Northwest
168 reviews
  • Casual
  • Cosy
  • Brunch
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
Brunch in Austin
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The Peached Tortilla

$$$$·Asian·
Central Austin
805 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • 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
96% recommended

Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile

$$$$·American·
East Austin
419 reviews
  • Local Ingredients
  • Outdoor Eating
  • 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
89% recommended

Z'Tejas Arboretum

$$$$·Southwest·
Arboretum
600 reviews
  • Casual
  • Lunch
  • Happy Hour
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
87% recommended

Cafe Blue - Hill Country Galleria

$$$$·Seafood·
Bee Caves / Lakeway / Lake Travis
672 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
88% recommended
Seafood in Austin

Bar Peached

$$$$·Asian·
Downtown
236 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for a Date
  • 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
90% recommended
Outdoor Eating in Austin

Hillside Farmacy

$$$$·American·
East Austin
179 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
90% recommended
Neighbourhood Gem in Austin