It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Austin is a brunching town. An excuse to drink champagne before noon and act like a Portlandia skit? Brunch is a great way to cure a hangover, celebrate a wedding or just get together with old friends. It can also be a twist on the expected Saturday night wedding and serve donuts, pastries and champagne instead.  Below is a great list of the best places to brunch in Austin.


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A classy but not pinky in the air classy kind of joint on the East Side. Takoba has recognizable, moderately portioned Mexican breakfast dishes and $1 mimosas or $7 carafes for those indulgent Sundays. The interior is small but the patio is great and dog friendly. They don’t seat incomplete parties so make sure your herding cats skills are up to snuff and corral everyone beforehand.

The Hightower

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What to order: The grit waffle, peanut butter, pure cane syrup, banana brûlée.

Everything seems to be opening on the east side lately – which makes sense when you see delicious, beautiful looking dishes like this arrive. The Hightower is great for larger parties and the brunch menu is extensive. Bonus: this cozy east side place takes reservations!


La Condesa

Fresh, Mexican style brunch in a chic, colorful and vibrant space downtown. The menu is far from basic but there is something for everyone on it! A well loved space, you can’t go wrong with.

Photo courtesy of Chicken Fried Everything

VOX Table

The price is approachable for these upscale brunch items. I ordered the stuffed french toast and it was DIVINE. Sweet, but not sickly so, creamy and delightful. The second time, I ordered the pork shoulder hash, with an egg on top. Also, $1 mimosas with slightly better caliber of bubbly! What’s not to love?

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I could go on, but my friend Amber wrote a much more comprehensive and well appropriated list of cheap mimosas and the best places. See her post here. Also, check out A Taste of Koko for more!

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What would you do if: an Austin windy cold front blows through at the last minute and your DJ got in a wreck the day and totaled his car and couldn’t get out to your wedding? You tough out the wind and laugh as whips your sash ribbons around, plug in your phone, play Spotify and say “oh well!” Audrey and Alex chose Heritage House in Dripping Springs for a brunch wedding and as my last wedding of 2016 I’m sad it will be my only time out there because the venue is closing!

These two LOVE brunch (who doesn’t?) so Dagar’s did the catering and Audrey’s pastry chef friend made the amazing cake!

The whole day was a sweet, laid-back, non-stress day that is so refreshing to come across in this crazy wedding industry sometimes. I can’t begin to tell you just how cool, down to earth and awesome Audrey & Alex are so I’m going to let the photos hopefully speak for me.

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Team wedding love: Wild Bunches,  Coordination: Cindi at Heritage House, Dress: Impression Bridal (exact), Men’s Warehouse, Target heels (something blue), Shoes: Converse, Decor designed and set up by bride’s aunt.

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To be honest, I was slightly panicked for the fist time photographing this McKinney Falls State Park proposal. As soon as I arrived at McKinney Falls State Park (very early just in case)  there was a 10 minute wait to get in. Ahh freak out!

What if my couple couldn’t get in? Price was counting on me to help pull off his surprise proposal to Natalie, having driven from Houston the night before just for this moment.

The Upper Falls were packed with large families, groups of college-aged kids enjoying the perfectly warm weather and without a lot of wiggle room for positioning myself, I thought for the first time I had bombed it with the location suggestion.

Fortunately, like when the clouds part and the sun shines at just the right heavenly moment, the crowds dissipated and Price was able to get down on one knee and surprise Natalie with a beautiful ring. I lucked out without a single person in the background and Natalie had no idea I was there for them!

After deciding to check out the Lower Falls we were able to get in a few portraits after that I hope they enjoy for many years!

It was so much fun meeting these two and I’m so glad our state park proposal went perfectly.

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I loved being the Fort Worth proposal photographer for Peter and Mallory on their first flight together.

The day started cold and windy with promise of sunshine later. I wandered around pretending to do marketing for the local airport while watching the tail numbers of the few planes landing the day after Thanksgiving. Pete and Mal are the sweetest couple, and I truly mean that. Mallory’s smile is energetic and encouraging and Peter’s goofiness is contagious.

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