Austin's best brunch spots

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Weekend brunch is one of the most anticipated meals of the week for many Austinians—and why wouldn’t it be? It’s the perfect combination of breakfast and lunch, all accompanied with coffee, a mimosa and/or a bloody mary. It’s the best way to recover from a night out on the town and to catch up with friends.  Whether you are looking for an epic omelet, a greasy burger, chicken and waffles or something sweet, Austin’s got a brunch spot for you. The AMLI Austin apartments are conveniently located to enjoy some of Austin’s best brunch spots.

Mark your calendars this weekend and get ready for brunching with your crew! With so many restaurants to choose from, here are some of our favorite spots for brunch in Austin.

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Odd Duck

1201 S. Lamar Blvd.

This upscale eatery serves locally-sourced new American fare and drinks in a cool contemporary setting. Odd Duck serves brunch on Sundays from 10:30am-2:30pm and features unique dishes inspired by local farmers and purveyors. Try their crab and smoked shrimp biscuit (fresh from the Gulf Coast), pork belly hash or the berry pancakes.

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Better Half Coffee & Cocktails

406 Walsh St.

This newly opened all-day café serves American dishes plus coffee, craft cocktails, wine, ciders and beer. Located just outside Clarksville, Better Half features comfort food like breakfast sandwiches, cheeseburgers, churros, steak and eggs, as well as pickled and brined fried chicken. Their side dishes are also something to try. The hushpuppies and cauliflower tots are a great compliment to any of their brunch entrees.

The Funkadelic

4715 S Lamar Blvd.

Open every day from 7am-3:30pm, this South Austin trailer serves scratch-made brunch using locally sourced seasonal ingredients. Their eclectic menu gives you the option to try all kinds of international comfort brunch cuisines. This spot has many vegetarian and vegan options like the Bossman tacos with tofu scramble, huevos rancheros and the roasted beet and goat cheese bombs. There is also an extensive kids menu, making this a family-friendly place with options for everyone.

Epicerie

2307 Hancock Drive

The Epicerie is a French-American-inspired brunch restaurant that also stocks gourmet groceries. Located in Allandale, the Epicerie features comfort food with a modern twist. Their Sunday brunch runs from 10:30am-3pm. Try their cured salmon toast, quiche, eggs benedict, hot fried chicken sandwich or the “mad dog” pancakes. Enjoy their airy indoor dining area or sit on their outdoor patio. This quaint spot full of French country charm is worth checking out on Sunday for good food paired with local wine or coffee.

Eastside Café

2113 Manor Road

This cute bungalow style brunch spot serves simple and seasonal American food. Located on Manor Road in downtown, this eatery is a pioneer in the urban farming movement, using herbs and vegetables from the garden on its property. They have an extensive menu, serving everything from french toast, apple almond waffles, smoked salmon benedict, salads, enchiladas, burgers, meatloaf and so much more.

Jack Allen’s Kitchen

7720 W Highway 71

Sunday buffet-style brunch is served from 10am-2pm. Jack Allen’s Kitchen serves Southern-inspired flavors infused with the spice of the Southwest. Their buffet gives you a chance to have a taste of everything. Try the chicken fried chicken, layered enchilada casserole, tomato basil pie or the house-cured ham. Pair it with a mimosa, bloody mary, pomegranate sangria or a screwdriver. Jack Allen’s brunch is sure not to disappoint.

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Austin's best brunch spots

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