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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

brunch at the hightower austin

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?

best brunch in austinBrunch at VOX table

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!