The best Austin restaurants dishing up breakfast all day long
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, no matter when you eat it. Omelets, migas, pancakes, tacos — whatever you're craving, you can find it at one of these Austin restaurants serving breakfast all day, seven days a week.
Like the name suggests, this diner from Elm Restaurant is open 24 hours a day, serving breakfast during every one of them. 24 Diner's various hash combos are a standout (there's even a vegan option) and you can never go wrong with an order of chicken and waffles. Don't skimp on the sides, from French toast to grits.
Bouldin Creek Cafe
Bouldin Creek Cafe is so good you won't miss the meat. This South Austin eatery has a great selection of omelets and breakfast plates that are available all day. Choose from classic flavor combos as well as Bouldin originals, like the zucchini migas or The Renedict, an eggs Benedict dish with tofu bacon and vegan hollandaise.
Cisco's Restaurant Bakery
Cisco's is a favorite for Tex-Mex breakfast fare. The migas is the must-order dish here, and if you're a carnivore, you're going to want to opt for the additional fajita meat. The hardest decision? Choosing tortillas, biscuits, or one of each to accompany your meal.
This classic Austin cafe has two locations: the original downtown and the relatively new spot on the east side. Counter Cafe serves up all kinds of breakfast dishes, from classics like biscuits and gravy to interesting creations like crab cakes Benedict.
Juan in a Million
There's a lot more to this iconic Austin restaurant than the Don Juan, the stacked breakfast taco with egg, bacon, potato, and cheese. For those who are hungry — just not that hungry — Juan in a Million will whip you up some breakfast tacos, whether you're a migas or machacado kind of person.
Kerbey Lane Cafe
One word: Pancakes. There's a lot to love about 24-hour Kerbey Lane Cafe, but the pancakes are phenomenal. There are gluten-free and vegan options, as well as seasonal specials; weekly offerings; and the standard buttermilk, blueberry, gingerbread, and whole wheat apple.
Queso is not a breakfast requirement, but it should be, and Magnolia Cafe is a great place to get it. The queso omelet is a great breakfast ... or 3 am pit stop.
Omelets are the name of the game at this Austin institution, and there are so many to choose from, from chili con queso to broccoli sour cream. The Omelettry (now located on Airport Boulevard) also has staples such as pancakes, French toast, and more.
Pacha Organic Cafe
In addition to covering all of your coffee, espresso, tea, and smoothie needs in the morning, Pacha has next-level pancakes filled with sweet fruit or served with savory bits like bacon and cheese. You can also build your own tacos, scrambles, omelets, and sandwiches.
Sawyer & Co.
You can indulge in tasty breakfast sandwiches or mind-blowing banana foster French toast whenever you want (yes, that includes dinner) at this kitschy East Austin favorite.
A newcomer on the scene, Snooze is a Colorado-based chain serving brunch seven days a week. That includes decadent pancakes and French toast, as well as savory chilaquiles Benedict and breakfast pot pie. Customize your plate and pair it with a boozy breakfast cocktail.