15 more breakfast spots around Austin


24 Diner

The sleek, modernist take on a diner from the Elm Restaurant Group (Arro, Italic, Easy Tiger) takes pride in its sourcing.

Perfect for: Families and friends looking for a spirited environment.

Menu highlights: Chicken and waffle (marinated, boneless, skinless fried chicken breast and thigh, with brown sugar butter, $15.95); veggie hash (house-cut Idaho Burbank potatoes mixed with caramelized onions, spinach, roasted mushrooms, avocado and Swiss cheese, and served with two runny eggs, $14.95); French toast platter with fruit, eggs and choice of pig-based protein or veggie sausage ($14.95).

Breakfast hours: Daily, 24 hours

Getting there: 600 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5400, 24diner.com

Blue Dahlia Bistro

The original East Austin location – a French-inspired community-oriented restaurant – feels like a jaunt to the countryside, complete with a shaded back patio.

Perfect for: Readers, yogis, bike riders, Francophiles.

Menu highlights: French crepes with Vermont maple syrup, Ghirardelli chocolate sauce, and berries ($6.50); parfait with yogurt, housemade granola and fresh berries ($6); daily frittata, such as one with sausage, mozzarella and parmesan, served with fresh greens and pesto ($9).

Breakfast hours: East Austin: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Westlake: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Info: 1115 E. 11th St., 512-542-9542; 3663 Bee Cave Road, 512-306-1668; bluedahliabistro.com

Bouldin Creek Café

The move down South First Street several years ago only made veggie-centric Bouldin Creek Café and the vibrant community it fosters stronger.

Perfect for: Catching up on that cool book you’ve been meaning to read.

Menu highlights: Potato leek omelet (caramelized potato shreds, leeks and gruyere cheese, topped with black pepper sour cream and scallions, $9.50); zucchini migas (cage-free eggs scrambled with tortilla chips, zucchini, oregano, garlic, onion, cheddar-jack cheese and a purée of fresh peppers, $7.75); tamale breakfast (two cage-free eggs served with two sweet potato pecan tamales, warm tortillas, and salsa, $7.75). All coffee is locally roasted, organic and fair trade.

Breakfast hours: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to midnight.; Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to midnight.

Getting there: 1900 S. First St. 512-416-1601, bouldincreek.com

Counter Café

Longtime Whole Foods employee Debbie Davis opened the original almost 10 years ago and has since brought the refined greasy spoon to East Austin.

Perfect for: Feeling like a small-town regular in this ever-growing city.

Menu highlights: Crab cakes and eggs (two homemade crab cakes, served with 9-grain toast, topped with two farm-fresh poached eggs and served with a side of homemade curried peanut and lemon aioli dipping sauces, $15); hanger steak, served with two farm-fresh eggs any style, breakfast potatoes and a homemade biscuit ($16); Texas quail served with two farm-fresh eggs any style, breakfast potatoes and a homemade biscuit ($14).

Breakfast hours: Daily, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Getting there: 626 N. Lamar Blvd., 512-708-8800; 1914 E. Sixth St., 512-351-9961; countercafe.com

FoodHeads

The type of charming bungalow café that should be within walking distance of every university.

Perfect for: Students with their parents’ credit cards, and liberal arts professors.

Menu highlights: Grilled ham and a fried egg on toasted sourdough with blackberry jam, arugula and Swiss cheese ($6.50); bacon, lettuce, tomato and avocado on toasted sourdough or 9-grain, with mayo and brown deli mustard ($6.50); eggs scrambled with smoked salmon, red onion, capers and cream cheese ($8.50).

Breakfast hours: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Getting there: 616 W. 34th St. 512-420-8400, foodheads.com

Galaxy Café

You can now find iterations of the Clarksville original all over town, with the most recent location popping up in Northwest Hills, which has added pancakes to the menu.

Perfect for: Families

Menu highlights: Denver scramble (scrambled eggs with Canadian bacon, cheddar cheese, yellow onion, red and green bell peppers, served with skillet potatoes and choice of toasted ciabatta, wheat or half bagel, $7.89); Mediterranean breakfast (eggs scrambled with fresh roma tomato, feta cheese and fresh basil, served with fresh fruit and choice of toasted ciabatta, wheat or half bagel, $8.29); spinach and feta quiche ($5.59)

Breakfast hours: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Getting there: Four locations. galaxycafe.com

Hillside Farmacy

Touches of the classic pharmacy remain in this highly stylized East Austin restaurant.

Perfect for: Artists and would-be bohemians.

Menu highlights: Bruléed Texas grapefruit ($4.50); two sausages, scrambled eggs, caramelized onions, tomato relish and baguette ($12); ham, scrambled egg, tomato and provolone cheese sandwich on croissant ($8).

Breakfast hours: Daily, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Getting there: 1209 E. 11th St. 512-628-0168, hillsidefarmacy.com

Kerbey Lane Café

Thirty-five years after opening in Central Austin, the early adopters of the local and organic movement have spread to seven Austin-area locations.

Perfect for: Moms, truck drivers, students, dates, people with babies, computer engineers, graphic designers, service-industry workers.

Menu highlights: Crispy chicken Benedict (biscuit topped with poached eggs, fried chicken breast, Hollandaise sauce and citrus-marinated onions, and finished with green chile sauce. Served with one breakfast side, $9.95); Paris Texas platter (French toast and migas, $9.95); Eggs Francisco (English muffin layered with scrambled eggs, bacon, tomato, avocado and queso. Served with two sides, $9.95)

Breakfast hours: Daily, 24 hours, except for the Westlake and original locations (check website)

Getting there: Multiple locations. kerbeylanecafe.com

Magnolia Café

Keeping it funky for about 30 years near Deep Eddy and almost just as long on South Congress Avenue.

Perfect for: Early-morning runners, late-night revelers, coffee klatches and everything in between.

Menu highlights: Eggs Zapatino (scrambled eggs on a toasted English muffin, smothered in queso and served with home fries, $7.25); short stack of gingerbread-blueberry pancakes ($4.95); lox and bagel ($9.50).

Breakfast hours: Daily, 24 hours

Getting there: 1920 S. Congress Ave., 512-445-0000; 2304 Lake Austin Blvd., 512-478-8645; magnoliacafeaustin.com

Nau’s Enfield Drug

The neighborhood drug store has been around for more than 60 years and feels like it should be around for at least another 60.

Perfect for: Taking a trip back in time.

Menu highlights: Cheese omelet, toast and coffee ($4.50); waffles and coffee ($5.99); two eggs, bacon, toast and coffee ($4.75).

Breakfast hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Getting there: 1115 W. Lynn St. 512-476-1221, nausdrug.com

The Omelettry

The new window-wrapped space on Airport Boulevard might not have the same worn appeal as the original on Burnet Road, but the heart remains the same. As does the menu, and most of the staff.

Perfect for: People who miss the Austin of about a dozen skyscapers ago. And people who like massive omelets.

Menu highlights: Popeye’s Special, a fluffy omelet stuffed with fresh spinach, sautéed onions, bacon, and cheese ($9.95); House Special, omelet with sauteed mushrooms, onions, bell peppers, ham, and cheese ($9.95); full stack (3) of pancakes ($7.75).

Breakfast hours: Daily, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Getting there: 4631 Airport Blvd. 512-453-5062, the omelettry.com

Russell’s Bistro

Nestled on the edge of the medical center, the bistro relies on its own bakery and neighbors Anderson’s Coffee for pastries and coffee to supplement your breakfast.

Perfect for: A leisurely breakfast before you hit the medical center or run errands.

Menu highlights: Greek omelet with spinach, tomatoes, black olives, onions and feta cheese ($10); Eggs Benedict with Canadian bacon ($10); biscuits and gravy ($4).

Breakfast hours: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Getting there: 1601 W. 38th St. 512-467-7877, russellsbistro.com

Texas French Bread

This longtime family-owned establishment wears many hats: bakery, café and wine-loving bistro.

Perfect for: Reading the newspaper front-to-back while enjoying multiple cups of coffee.

Menu highlights: Banana walnut pancakes ($10); Grand Marnier French toast ($10); spinach and goat cheese omelet ($10).

Breakfast hours: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Getting there: 2900 Rio Grande St. 512-499-0544, texasfrenchbread.com

Trace

Sophisticated and modernist restaurant at the W Hotel serves the public.

Perfect for: A tony business meeting over coffee.

Menu highlights: Golden malted waffle with apple cinnamon preserve, candied texas pecans and crème fraiche ($10); Gulf shrimp and grits ($12); buttermilk pancakes ($13).

Breakfast hours: Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Getting there: 200 Lavaca St. 512-542-3660, traceaustin.com

Trio

The elegant dining room at the Four Seasons offers nice views of Lady Bird Lake. Sit out on the patio if the weather is nice.

Perfect for: Feeling like a boss.

Menu highlights: Farmer’s Market Breakfast (two eggs, smoked sausage, corn griddle cake, blackberry syrup, tomato and goat cheese, $16); trio of pancakes – banana-blueberry, gingerbread, oatmeal-pecan ($17); egg white frittata with oven-dried tomato, goat cheese, mushrooms, asparagus, spinach and herbs ($17).

Breakfast hours: Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Getting there: 98 San Jacinto Blvd. 512-685-8300, triorestaurantaustin.com


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