There are few things that make us happier than mimosas with brunch on a sunny weekend morning. While food is the first and foremost feature of any brunch, many restaurants have taken this weekend favorite to new heights with flashier presentations, gaudier menus and new takes on classic flavors, making the urge to capture your morning spread almost irresistible. Embrace it, brunch and Instagram just go together these days! Austin has many great delicious venues to choose from, both old and new. Here are a few of our top spots and favorite places near AMLI’s Austin apartments. You won’t be disappointed with the food, or the photos that come of it.

 

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Fonda San Miguel

2330 W. North Loop Blvd.
512-459-4121

This all-you-can-eat brunch is full of Mexican favorites. Have your pick from a full buffet where you’ll find various dishes ranging from traditional to unique takes on old staples. Try the ceviche, pepper queso, spinach salad or the variety of tortilla stacks with a mimosa or house margarita. The atmosphere at Fonda San Miguel is fun and colorful, filled with original artwork of various styles and the food is served on unique dishware. Brunch is served on Sundays from 11am-2pm, and the restaurant is located under 4 miles from our Mueller apartments and Central Austin apartments.

 

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40 North

900 W. 10th St.
512-660-5779

40 North is a neighborhood pizza spot that serves Neopolitan pizza, casual eats and an epic weekend brunch worth writing home about. Try the ricotta pancakes with peaches and whipped mascarpone, pizza dough beignets with blackberry jam and lemon creme or their brunch pizza topped with mozzarella, fontina, smashed fingerling potatoes and a variety of herbs, along with an egg. This brunch is sure to be a pizza lover’s dream. Their weekend brunch is served on both Saturday and Sunday from 11am-3pm. Get here by taking the half-mile walk from our luxury apartments in Austin.

 

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Old Thousand

1000 E. 11th St.
737-222-6637

Old Thousand serves up a modern twist on classic Chinese dishes in a vintage space with craft drinks and cool music. They have an extensive brunch menu sure to please everyone! Try a few of their different flavored dumplings like the Szechuan beef and fennel potstickers, Lo Bak Go vegetable cakes with radishes and pickled carrots or their hot chicken chili wontons, all cooked to perfection. You can’t go wrong with their house specialties either like the chicken and waffles, fried rice or General Tso’s chicken. Brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday from 11am-2pm. Don’t forget to use their Instagram hashtag #dopechinese. Find Old Thousand located just around the corner and easily walkable from our East Austin apartments.

 

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Better Half Coffee & Cocktails

406 Walsh St.
512-645-0786

This cafe serves American fare plus coffee, craft cocktails, wine, craft ciders and beer. The brunch items at Better Half Coffee & Cocktails are delicious and plated beautifully. Try their chicken biscuit sandwich, waffle iron hashbrowns or their seasonal salad. There are also side items to share such as cauliflower tots, chilled spicy cumbers, pastrami loaded queso and so much more. Brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday from 8am-3pm. Located 1 mile northwest of our warehouse district apartments.

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