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The Best Breakfast in Austin

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The way you start your morning sets the tone for the rest of your day– so why not start off strong with the best breakfast in Austin!? We scoured the city and narrowed down the best selections for you to savor. 

Grab your coffee and keep scrolling for our picks for the best breakfast in Austin! 

(P.S. if you’re not a morning person, we have plenty more guides to Austin for any time of day.)

The rumors about the pancakes at Kerbey Lane are true. They are absolutely amazing. They have rotating seasonal flavors that are uniquely delicious, but our go-to is the classic pancakes with the cinnamon swirl and glaze. We love to grab a nitro coffee and munch on these sweet treats, but their savory options are just as enticing! Eggs Francisco, we’re looking at you.

🗓 MON–SUN | 7AM–10PM

CENTRAL
📍3704 Kerbey Lane

SOUTH
📍 3003 South Lamar Boulevard

NORTHWEST
📍 13435 Hwy 183, Ste 415

UNIVERSITY
📍 2606 Guadalupe Street

SOUTHWEST
📍 4301 W. William Cannon Drive

WESTLAKE
📍 701 S. Capital of TX Highway

ROUND ROCK
📍 2120 N Mays Street

MUELLER
📍 2200 Aldrich Street, Ste 100

Snooze is committed to responsibly serving sustainably sourced dishes, and that’s a concept we can totally get behind. Their food always tastes fresh and leaves you feeling satisfied and ready for the day. If you enjoy a morning cocktail with your breakfast, Snooze has got you covered. Their bar is open as soon as the doors open. For your meal, we recommend any of the benedicts– they’re what your A.M. dreams are made of. 

🗓 MON–SUN | 6:30AM–2:30PM

📍 3800 North Lamar Boulevard

📍 1700 South Lamar Boulevard, Suite 301

📍 1109 E. 5th Street

At Sawyer & Co., the flair of New Orleans is brought to Texas to create the perfect merge of Southern comfort food. Breakfast options are served on the “All Day” menu, and the brunch menu on Saturdays and Sunday offers even more morning goodness. You’ll definitely see the Louisiana inspiration peppered throughout the menu to get you out of any breakfast rut you may have found yourself in these days. What dish is calling our name? The Creole Shrimp & Grits, of course.

🗓 MON | 8AM–3PM
🗓 TUE–FRI | 8AM–9PM
🗓 SAT & SUN | 9AM–9PM

📍 4827 East Cesar Chavez Street

Veggie lovers, this one’s for you! While there are many options for a vegan breakfast in Austin, Bouldin Creek Café has mastered the art. You can opt for eggs, but we recommend trying the tofu scramble! It’s both filling and flavorful, with additions like locally grown tomatoes and organic baby spinach. They’re currently only operating curbside, but we look forward to being able to dine in again!

🗓 MON–SAT | 8AM–10PM
🗓 SUN | 9AM–9PM

Only currently offering online ordering with curbside pickup.

📍 1900 South 1st Street

Phoebe’s hasn’t been here for a long time, but it’s definitely been here for a good time. We love the authentic atmosphere here with breakfast options that are definitely made with love. They’re always offering new and different specials, so you’ll never get bored. Make sure to check your diet at the door– when you check out the menu and see things like the “South First Tots,” there’s no way you’ll want to hold back.

🗓 Every Day | 7AM–3PM

📍 533 West Oltorf Street

Coffee and cocktails? Name a better duo… we’ll wait. Settle in at a picnic patio table at this cute restaurant as early as 9 A.M. and start your day with some donut holes and a cinnamon cardamom latté. Follow that up with a breakfast burrito or a chicken biscuit sandwich and you’re ready to take on another day in Austin. If you wander in on a weekend, you’ll have even more options, like Strawberry Pancakes! (p.s. we don’t actually recommend wandering, you should make a reservation.)

🗓 MON | 9AM–3PM
🗓 TUES–THU | 9AM–10PM
🗓 FRI | 9AM–11PM
🗓 SAT | 8AM–11PM
🗓 SUN | 8AM–10PM

Reservations are required for distanced patio seating.

📍 406 Walsh Street

7. Bird Bird Biscuit

Voted the BEST biscuits in Austin (by us!), this is an absolute can’t miss breakfast in Austin. The biscuits are delicious enough to stand on their own, but throw on some of that perfectly fried chicken and we are in comfort food heaven. This business was started and is run by a couple of guys who became great friends and harbored the determination to bring utter deliciousness to Austin. Business has been booming since their opening in 2018, and Bird Bird Biscuit is anything but overrated. It deserves all the applause and recognition it can get!

🗓 MON–WED | 8AM–2PM
🗓 THU–SAT | 8AM–9PM
🗓 SUN | 8AM–3PM

You must place your order online in advance before coming to the shop.

📍 2701 Manor Road

Oh Patika, how your coffee gets us out of bed in the morning. We’ve loved Patika since it started as a mobile coffee cart, and now love to visit the brick-and-mortar. Whether you’re on-the-go or want to sit and relax, this coffee joint has your breakfast needs covered. Their pastries are baked daily and their grab-n-go selections are always fresh. They offer a great sense of community and we love the good energy all around. 

🗓 Every Day | 8AM–2PM

Full kitchen is not currently available; Patika is serving drinks, pastries and staple breakfast and lunch items.

📍 2159 South Lamar Boulevard

📍 100 Congress, Suite 125

We’d get up a lot earlier every morning if we were rolling over to these overstuffed breakfast tacos! Magnolia Café has been serving breakfast in Austin for over 40 years now and we hope they never leave us. They have one of the most appealing patios that is surrounded by gardens and offers the perfect amount of fresh air and space. The menu is always updating and we love everything we’ve tried. Did we mention how reasonably priced their menu is??

🗓 Every Day | 8AM–10PM

📍 1920 South Congress Avenue

More Places To Eat In Austin:

It’s no secret– we love to eat and try new places. We enjoy so many restaurants in Austin and we have guides to some of our favorites on our City Guide page! If you head over to our Instagram or TikTok, you’re sure to see us indulging in our latest treat. 

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Sarah Dillard

Sarah Dillard

Sarah is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Nashville City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Nashville area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinNashville on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.

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