SXSW City Guide: Where to Eat Brunch in Austin #ATXBestEats

In no particular order, these are my favorite brunch spots around town! From patios and mimosas to queso and burgers, these are the spots me and my local Austinite friends find ourselves returning to weekend after weekend! As exampled by my Instagram feed, these are the spots you can kick back and dive into. If you’re looking to brunch like a local this SXSW, here are my favorite spots! Don’t forget to check out the hashtag #ATXBestEats for more food pics from local bloggers.

SXSW El Alma

Where: El Alma Cafe – 1025 Barton Springs Road

Brunch Hours: Saturdays & Sundays 10am-3pm

What you’re having: Huevos Franceses with Crab Hollandaise and a Bloody Maria. If the weather is nice, this patio cannot be beat! One of my favorites in town!


SXSW 24 Diner

Where: 24 Diner– 600 N. Lamar Blvd

Brunch Hours: 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week

What you’re having: 24 Hash or Fried Egg Sandwich with a mimosa. I like the 24 Hash for brekkie and the Fried Egg Sando for late night, but thats just me 🙂


SXSW Dai Due

Where: Dai Due – 2406 Manor Road

Brunch Hours: Breakfast Tuesday-Friday 8am to 3pm; Saturday & Sunday 10am- 3pm

What you’re having: The Hamburgesa with an egg and a draft, craft beer. The cure all of cure alls.


SXSW Elizabeth Street Cafe

Where: Elizabeth Street Cafe – 1501 S. 1st Street

Brunch Hours: Breakfast 7 days a week 8am-11am; Sunday Brunch 8am-2:30pm

What you’re having: The Singapore Noodles with Red Dragon punch and an iced Vietnamese coffee. The pastries are always a great add on too.



Where: Jo’s Hot Coffee: Good Food 242 West 2nd Street

Brunch Hours: Weekdays 7am-11am; Weekends & Holidays 8am-Noon

What you’re having: A Broken Yolk Sandwich with a mimosa and a large Belgian Bomber. You can thank me later.


SXSW Josephine House

Where: Josephine House 1601 Waterson

Brunch Hours: Breakfast Monday-Friday 8am-10:30am; Brunch on Saturday & Sunday 10:30am-3pm

What you’re having: Josephine Rice Bowl with beet juice and a piece of carrot zucchini bread. The Breakfast Burger on the weekends is pretty killer too.


SXSW Maudies

Where: Maudie’s Tex-Mex 2608 W. 7th (Lake Austin) or 1212 S.Lamar Blvd.

Brunch Hours: Saturday & Sunday 10am-2pm

What you’re having: Start with a Diablo Sol queso for the table and a round of mimosas. The Pete’s Tantalizing Tacos are my favorite with a Prickly Pear Margarita!


SXSW Salt and Time

Where: Salt + Time 1912 E. 7th Street

Brunch Hours: Sundays 10am-3pm

What you’re having: The Breakfast Biscuit or whatever sandwich special they have that day. Wash it down with smooth, dark beer.


SXSW South Congress Cafe

Where: South Congress Cafe 1600 S. Congress Avenue

Brunch Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-4pm; Saturday & Sunday 9am-4pm

What you’re having: Steak & Migas Egg Benedict or the Short Rib Hash, plus one of their stellar Bloody Marys. Walk it off with a stroll down Congress for window shopping and people watching.


SXSW Swifts Attic

*Spoiler Alert* I work here! But obvi that means I know what is best on the menu 🙂

Where: Swift’s Attic 315 Congress Avenue

Brunch Hours: Sundays 10:30am-2:30pm

What you’re having: Turkey Hash and Korean BBQ Flank Steak and a side of peanut butter pancakes. Indulge in multiple rounds of $1 mimosas!


SXSW Hillside farmacy

Where: Hillside Farmacy 1209 E. 11th Street

Brunch Hours: Saturdays & Sundays 9am-3pm

What you’re having: Fried Egg Sandwich or Green Onion Biscuits with Sausage Gravy. I would be remiss if I didn’t tell you to also get a Mac ‘n Cheese with a poached egg for the table. Beekers of mimosas should be a no-brainer and I personally can’t get enough of their Wasabi Bloody Mary!


SXSW Olivia

Where: Olivia 2042 S. Lamar Blvd

Brunch Hours: Saturdays & Sundays 10am-2:30pm

What you’re having: The Willie Nelson Chicken Fried Steak and a Bloody Beer. I also suggest a starter of the Deviled Eggs. Can’t get more Texan than this brunch!


What are your favorite brunch spots? Did I miss any? Let me know!

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Natalie Paramore

The places I go, the things I do and what I eat.

March 15, 2015



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    March 6, 2015

    Lovely roundup and you KNOW I have recently taken full advantage of those $1 Swift’s mimosas! On a related note, how have we not brunched together yet? I’m dying to check out Elizabeth St’s offerings…


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