Think you’re not a breakfast fan? These awesome breakfast spots around Austin may just change your mind! Whether you’re nursing a hangover, carb loading for a marathon or just plain hungry, here are some deliciously decadent breakfasts you can find in Austin.
The “Gloria Gaynor” at Biscuits and Groovy
This tiny truck located in South Austin serves up fresh-baked buttermilk breakfast biscuits slathered in homemade white pepper gravy, along with local Cuvee coffee. If you’re looking for a good, hearty, stick to your ribs breakfast that will last you through the day, go for their best seller, the Gloria Gaynor, with three scrambled eggs, thick cut pepper maple bacon, jalapenos and Colby jack cheese over a delicious baked biscuit with gravy. Can anyone say cholesterol?
Star your day off right, with something sickeningly sweet and sinfully delicious. Café Crepe offers something for all palates ranging from savory and salty to sticky and sweet. Have dessert for breakfast and order the Pomme Cannelle crepe with baked apples, honey, cinnamon and vanilla ice cream! Don’t worry, it still counts as breakfast since there’s fruit in there…right?
The eponymous Bacon restaurant has been serving everyone’s favorite breakfast food in a variety of dishes to hungry Austinites since 2011. Whether you like your bacon in your sandwich, on your salad or with your coffee, Bacon has this salty treat in spades! For something a little salty and a little sweet, go for the bacon waffle, stuffed with bacon and topped with sliced bananas.
Update 2018: Bacon is permanently closed.
The “Don Juan” Taco at Juan in a Million
For all the Tex men breakfast seekers, Juan in a Million has been dishing out tasty Mexican breakfasts for over three decades! From spicy hot migas to fresh made machaca, this south Austin landmark is famous for their delicious Tex Mex fare and ‘legendary’ breakfast tacos. If you’re looking for an exceptionally sumptuous breakfast taco, try the Don Juan Taco grande with a mystery combination of eggs, potato, bacon and cheese. Or if you’re feeling really crazy, try the Don Juan taco challenge, which many have tried and few have conquered.
Who doesn’t love breakfast tacos, I mean really. There’s plenty of places to get your taco fix in the taco capital of Texas, but for some of the best – and most overstuffed – breakfast tacos in Austin, Taco Joint is a must try. Whether you’re picking up a quick breakfast on the way to work or stopping by for a ‘lunchie munchie”, this Austin gem has something for everyone. Try their jam-packed migas taco, served open-faced (because it’s that stuffed!)
This modern 21st century twist on the classic American diner has been serving local patrons with fresh, organic and locally sourced meals since 2006. Counter Café East offers homemade, feel good food with quality you can taste. Their fresh breakfast menu includes everything from hot cakes to crab cakes. For a delicious take on the eggs benedict, try their burger benedict, with a juicy all natural beef patty, homemade biscuit, creamy house made hollandaise sauce and a side of potatoes.
This iconic Austin 24 hour diner has something satisfying for everyone, vegan and omnivore alike. Whether you’re hungry for breakfast at 2 AM or craving pancakes for dinner, Kerbey Lane Café won’t disappoint. Their sprawling food selection and seasonal menus include everything from lemon poppyseed pancakes in the summer to pumpkin pie pancakes in the fall. For a lip-smacking short stack inspired by our favorite campfire treat, try their seasonal s’mores pancakes, complete with chocolate chips, graham crackers and marshmallows – no assembly required.