Brunch. The best of a good breakfast meal and the proximity to lunch time combine to make it acceptable to drink a champagne cocktail at 10:00 am. If you’re looking for a fun café or a cozy restaurant to brunch at, your search is over. So, grab some friends and check out these Austin hot spots serving up the best meal of the day.

By Kristen Schniederjan

Kerbey Lane Café

3704 Kerbey Ln., Austin, TX 78731

Kerbey Lane Café has become an Austin favorite since opening in 1980. The quirky café serves classic omelets, breakfast platters, and unique dishes like the Crispy Chicken Benedict. For those who are 21 years and older, the café offers cranberry, grapefruit, and orange juice mimosas.

Torchy’s Tacos

2801 Guadalupe St., Austin, TX 78705

A true Austin original, Torchy’s Tacos began on the streets of Austin as a food trailer. Taco lovers unite at Torchy’s for breakfast tacos like The Wrangler and the Ranch Hand which feature scrambled eggs, potatoes, smoked beef brisket, grilled beef fajita, and more. Accompanying their “damn good tacos” is a full service bar and Maine Root Soda selections.

Josephine House

1601 Waterston, Austin, TX 78703

Josephine House is a fine dining cottage-turned-restaurant with a dining room and cozy patio nooks. Josephine House serves a rotating brunch menu from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday and offers fresh baked pastries and breads from the counter. Reservations are recommended so make sure to plan ahead.

South Congress Café

1600 S. Congress Ave. Austin, TX 78704

South Congress Café offers a diverse brunch menu daily in a modern, laid-back setting. Start off your day with a goat cheese and bacon omelet or eggs benedict South Congress style. For those who follow a vegetarian diet or have a hankering for something sweet, try the carrot cake French toast.

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