Breakfast in Austin
While Austin may mostly be known for SXSW, we know the live music capital of the world is always bustling. Spend your day hiking River Place trail, shopping the boutiques in East Austin, just make sure to keep your mornings clear for these great eateries.
1203 East 11th St.
Serving breakfast every day from their food truck, Paperboy is putting their focus on brilliant hospitality. Enjoy the morning sun with their seasonal menu featuring the best of local farms and bakeries.
Goat Sausage Sandwich ($9.00)
We really hope you’ve got time in your busy morning to revel in this brioche bun topped with a sunny side up egg and rosemary mushroom sauce.
French Toast ($9.00)
Treat yourself the way you know you deserve to be treated. Coffee maple syrup and beet jam adorn this French toast served up with ricotta and their house granola.
Sweet Potato Hash Bowl ($9.00)
Braised pork belly, kale, grilled onions and a perfectly poached egg top fried sweet potato with garlic and herb mayo. Yes, friends, heaven is a place on Earth.
4404 West William Cannon Dr.
This cafe is all about New York style bagels and pastries made from scratch every day. Just a stone’s throw from the MoPac, Wholy Bagel is proud to keep the city of Austin baked.
Bagels and Cream Cheese ($13.08/12 bagels + $9.50 for cream cheese)
Well, obviously bagels, but our faves in no particular order: jalapeno cheddar, garlic, rye, bialy, and egg. As for cream cheese: strawberry, scallion, olive and pimento, sun-dried tomato and basil, and chocolate chip. Don’t forget to grab some bagels to go!
Nova Lox Sandwich ($8.99)
To live a life without lox is to have never truly lived. Pick your bagel and your cream cheese, then watch in amazement as it is topped with tomatoes, red onions, and capers.
Breakfast Sandwich ($3.24 – $5.49)
Whether you fancy bacon/egg whites/provolone or pastrami/scrambled/swiss, you’ll get your custom breakfast sandwich on your favorite bagel with no assembly required.
Sawyer & Co.
4827 East Cesar Chavez St.
Built on Texan hospitality, Sawyer and Co. brings cajun cuisine to the homestead of Austin. A much-appreciated update on the classic diner, they’ve earned the title of Big Easy.
Boudin Balls ($5.99)
This. Steeped in Creole tradition, the chef’s signature treats are the classic boudin sausage stuffed with pepper jack cheese.
Crab Cake Benedict ($13.99)
Two mouth-watering crab cakes carry poached eggs and a spicy creole hollandaise with your choice of bread. You’ll also get a choice of grits or brabant potatoes, but you should just pick the latter because they’re amazing.
Lost Bread ($6.99)
New Orleans style French toast with plenty of butter and syrup. Don’t be nervous about adding on whipped cream and berries. Best split with friends to make sure everyone gets a taste.
Texas French Bread
2900 Rio Grande
A focus on artisanship going back over 35 years, Texas French Bread is a bistro building everything from scratch. Whether you join them at the corner of Rio Grande and 29th, or at one of their many farmer’s markets, you’ll find some of the finest breads and pastries in Austin.
Breakfast Tostadas ($11.00)
I’m stating capitally that this is a great meal from the state capital. Toasted eggs with black beans, ranchero, and avocado ensure a delicious start to your day.
If you’re a buttery, melt-in-your-mouth raspberry croissant kind of gal, or a perfectly sweet blueberry and cream cheese danish kind of fella, you’ll get your fix with this pastry variety.
Eggs Benedict ($14.00)
The cornerstone of any brunch, these eggs come with a little extra love from freshly baked ciabatta. Of course the ham, hollandaise and chive on top add up to a stellar meal.
Whip In Convenience Store & Pub
1950 South Interstate Highway
While you could be excused for assuming a convenience store breakfast is just energy drinks on sale, Whip In has been cultivating delectable Indian fusion as a gastropub. Not content with live music and 750+ beers and wine, Whip In invites the morning dwellers with from scratch, locally sourced Tex Mex flavours.
Naan Burrito ($7.00)
Scientists have long wondered what can’t be wrapped in naan bread. Whip In staff have boiled the best to this compact burrito. Your choice of three ingredients to join fresh farm eggs. We recommend avocado, pico de gallo, black beans, and that extra (tempting) goat chorizo.
Lamb Samosas ($9.00)
Samosa are not some-of-the-time things, they’re all-of-the-time things. Indian spiced mashed potatoes with ground lamb and peas in a fried puff pastry and served with cilantro chutney.
Bakra Burger ($13.75)
Get extra convenient with this breakfast to go. Local goat patty smothered with Indian chiles and topped with mixed greens, charred cherry tomatoes, pickled onion and feta cheese.
4631 Airport Blvd.
After an upheaval from Denton, The Omelettry settled in Austin nearly 40 years back. Fully endorsing the kitsch Santa Barbara vibe of the time, The Omelettry prides itself on being old-school Austin and serving the very best natural eggs and ingredients they can.
House Special Omelette ($9.95)
You may not have heard, but the house always wins. Sauteed mushrooms with bell peppers, ham, onions, and cheese.
Our Eggonomical – With Sausage ($7.15)
Two eggs any style you please, with the pancakes of your pleasure — as if you’re going to turn down a short stack of gingerbread hotcakes. Buttermilk, whole wheat, or gluten-free will remain an option, you philistine.
High On The Hog ($7.25)
In their own words: A full stack of pancakes with four sausages. Enough said.
Ascending from this humble cottage in historic Clarksville, Josephine House of Austin subscribes to the idea of high dining in an intimate locale. Whether you lounge on their spacious front yard, or find a home in their secluded living room, Josephine House wants to share something special.
Grits & Greens Bowl ($16.00)
Braising greens prepared with roasted mushrooms, a poached egg, the spicy paste of harissa, and crispy garlic. Light, satisfying, and above all else, exquisite.
Lemon Ricotta Pancakes ($16.00)
With natural flavorful ingredients, these pancakes are luscious as they are alluring. Served with blackberries, cultured butter, and maple syrup.
The Marble Counter
Less a meal, more a destination, the marble counter within the house serves cocktails and Stumptown coffee with the option for hazelnut milk. Oh right, and pastries like the excellent Nutella morning bun and banana oat crunch muffin.
Mi Madre’s Restaurant
2201 Manor Road
This Mom and Pop restaurant may have started out as a tiny hole in the wall, but Mi Madre’s has spent more than 25 years serving the finest Tex Mex in Austin. With a large patio to enjoy some of the best tacos in the city, your meal comes free if you don’t love their dish.
With every breakfast combo you can imagine, we can only recommend the #15, pork carnitas, avocado, and cilantro, the #2, chorizo, egg, potato, and cheese, and the #8, vegetarian migas and cheese. You will find your true love.
Breakfast Rito Burrito ($9.00)
The ideal breakfast is the one where you get a little bit of something in each bite. Sized to Texas accordingly, eggs, potatoes, avocado with cheese and no fewer than four slices of bacon.
La Loca Breakfast Plate ($9.75)
Much like tacos, fajitas are a vastly underappreciated breakfast dish and are perfect when served with two scrambled eggs, pico de gallo, avocado, lettuce, and queso.