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10 best restaurants for Easter brunch in Austin and beyond

10 best restaurants for Easter brunch in Austin and beyond

Goodall's Kitchen & Bar Austin restaurant Hotel Ella deviled eggs dish 2015
Rejoice over these great Easter brunches.  Photo by Andrew Smith

Easter is a favorite time to gather family and friends to make memories that last a lifetime. For foodies, there is a wide variety of Easter brunch offerings to choose from Sunday, April 16. Rejoice as you enjoy a mouthwatering selection of the best brunches in town.

Blue Dahlia Bistro
Free is always a good thing, and this Easter at East Austin’s Blue Dahlia location, kids 5 and under eat free with the purchase of one entree. Guests will also receive an Easter basket of chocolate prizes by Maggie Louise Confections. This is one family brunch where you can also rest easy about eating healthy, as the food is locally sourced and organic. Brunch menu features French crepes, Belgian waffles, flavored croissants, and egg-based dishes.

Crú’s popular Napa-style Easter brunch is back. You can choose from a large array of brunch items and build your own three-course, gourmet plate for $30. Plus, kids 12 and under eat for half off. Easter Sunday will be "Swirl Sunday," so enjoy one-third off all bottles of wine.

Duchman Family Winery
Why not take a leisurely drive out to the Hill Country to this popular winery? Duchman is hosting a special Easter family brunch from 11 am to 2 pm. The three-course meal created by chef Joseph Bannister will include breakfast pastries, frittata with spinach and arugula salad, and grilled quail served with Andouille gravy and cheese grits. Seating begins at 11 am with the first course served shortly after. $40 for adults and $12 for children ages 10 and under.

Goodall's Kitchen
Goodall's Kitchen, the American bistro inside the beautiful and historic Hotel Ella, is a convenient choice for families visiting University of Texas students or anyone wanting a location that is central but not downtown. The annual Easter brunch, Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm, boasts gourmet offerings including an herb-crusted prime rib, deviled eggs, and ricotta hotcakes. In addition to brunch, Easter activities will include a petting zoo, visit from the Easter Bunny, and fun on the lawn. Reservations are highly recommended. $68 for adults and $25 for children 12 and under.

Hyatt Lost Pines
The Hyatt Lost Pines Easter celebration and experience may just become an annual family tradition. It is close enough for a day trip (or a weekend staycation), and the resort has something for every member of the family. Only 23 miles from downtown Austin, the property boasts more than 400 acres tucked along the banks of the Colorado River. The Easter celebration includes three egg hunts for children, face-painting, baby chicks, and a visit from the Easter Bunny. The annual brunch will be held on Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm and will include a huge variety of options from made-to-order omelets to brisket, as well as kid-friendly meals and more than six dessert options. $62 for adults, $28 for children 6-12 years old, and complimentary for ages 5 and under.

Mattie’s at Green Pastures
If you have been wondering what changes have been made with the new ownership of the legendary and beloved Green Pastures, Easter might be the best time to check it out. Not only are they having an egg hunt for the little ones at 12:30 pm, there will also be live music throughout the afternoon. The buffet will include a raw bar, carving stations, assorted cheeses and meats, gourmet entrees, salads, specially prepared desserts, and vegan options, as well as one milk punch cocktail for guests 21 and older. $72 for adults and $25 for children ages 12 and under. Reservations are highly recommended. Reserve by calling 512-444-1888. Only groups of six or more can book the 11:30 am and 1:30 pm seatings.

Russian House
This year traditional Easter and Orthodox Easter fall on the same day. The Russian House is all in with an egg hunt, confetti egg fight, and more. The festive brunch will include a variety of blinis, eggs stuffed with red caviar, selection of soups and salads, seven different entrees, and three desserts. Add bottomless mimosas for $5 per person, and you’ve got a party. 11 am to 4 pm. $30 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under.

Salt & Time
If you are looking for something different, check out the brunch at this popular East Austin restaurant, butcher shop, and salumeria. Reasonably priced offerings include empanadas, steak and eggs, migas, pancakes, pork hash, biscuits and gravy, and bread pudding. Served from 10 am to 3 pm. Reservations are recommended for groups of eight or more.

Second Bar + Kitchen
For the hearty eaters in your family, Second Bar + Kitchen at Domain Northside is hosting an all-you-can-eat brunch on Saturday and Sunday, from 9 am to 3 pm. There will be an extensive combination of family-style items, passed small bites, made-to-order individual plates and bowls, and an elaborate display of savory treats and sweet confections. Adults are $38, children are $19, and children under 4 eat free.

Taverna will offer a special Easter a la carte brunch menu featuring frittata, pesce, and carne, among other extensive offerings (omelets, eggs Benedict, French toast, beef hash, and Italian pasta). Mangia, mangia! A special Easter dessert of Italian cream cake garnished with toasted coconut flakes, macadamia nuts, and fresh mix berries will also be available.