Austin's 3 best spots to indulge on breakfast and brunch fare

Austin's 3 best spots to indulge on breakfast and brunch fare
TRACE. | Photo: Michelle A./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on June 08, 2020.

Craving breakfast and brunch food?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end breakfast and brunch restaurants around Austin, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to meet your needs.

1. Arlo Grey

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Topping the list is Arlo Grey. Located downtown in the LINE Hotel at 111 E. Cesar Chavez St., the New American restaurant and cocktail bar is the highest-rated high-end breakfast and brunch spot in Austin, boasting four stars out of 240 reviews on Yelp.

Dishes are inspired by French and Italian cuisines, and breakfast menu highlights include corn cake fritters, Greek yogurt with pomegranate molasses and salmon crudo. Brunch options, including French toast served with rum syrup and soft scrambled eggs with caviar, is served on weekends.

2. Emmer & Rye

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Next up is downtown's Emmer & Rye, situated at 51 Rainey St. With four stars out of 580 reviews on Yelp, the New American spotĀ  has proven to be a local favorite for those looking to indulge on breakfast and brunch.

"Emmer & Rye is the first contemporary American restaurant in Austin to offer dim sum service as part of their meal, where guests will be able to order directly off of circulating carts, along with a weekly rotating menu using local farm-to-table ingredients," states the restaurant's Yelp profile.

In addition to breakfast and brunch items, such as red snapper crudo and a radiccio salad, Emmer & Rye serves tapas, pastas and desserts.


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Downtown Austin's TRACE, located at 200 Lavaca St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the fancy New American restaurant four stars out of 440 reviews.

The breakfast and brunch spot offers a rotating menu that features dishes, such as shrimp and grits, Greek yogurt parfait and waffles, made with ingredients from local farmers, including artisan cheeses and heritage meats. Handcrafted cocktails are served all day as well.

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