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Top places for brunch in Austin

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Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill
Mike Sutter/American-Statesman
Brunch buffet food from Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill in Austin. Clockwise from bottom left: deviled egg, migas, green egg scramble with basil pesto, tamale-chorizo scramble, spiral-cut ham, King Ranch casserole, egg in a blanket of biscuit dough.

We've updated former Statesman restaurant critic Mike Sutter's 2011 list of 50 brunch places around Austin to reflect closures and menu changes, and current restaurant critic Matthew Odam let us in on a few of his favorite brunch spots from his top 50 restaurants in Austin list. Here are places in Austin to fill the weekend void between breakfast and lunch:

Annies Cafe & Bar

319 Congress Ave. 512-472-1884, www.anniescafebar.com.

Brunch hours: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $8-$16.

Highlights: Brioche french toast, full English breakfast, eggs Benedict, beignets, farmers' market salad with grilled salmon.

Drink specials: $5 mimosas, $8 Bloody Marys, $8 bellinis with white peach juice.

Blue Star Cafeteria

4800 Burnet Road, Suite C300. 512-454-7827, www.bluestarcafeteria.com.

Brunch hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $9-$14.

Highlights: Quiche Lorraine, Florentine Benedict, vanilla-battered french toast, bagel with smoked salmon, Western omelet.

Drink specials: $3 virgin Bloody Marys (you supply the liquor), $5 mimosas, $4.75 poinsettias with cranberry juice.

Clark's

1200 W. Sixth St. 512-297-2525, www.clarksoysterbar.com.

Brunch hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $10-$34.

Highlights: Lobster roll, wood-grilled shrimp toast, hangar steak and eggs, grilled cheese egg in the hole.

Contigo

2027 Anchor Lane. 512-614-2260, www.contigotexas.com/austin.

Brunch hours: 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $8-$12.

Highlights: Nopales and eggs, beef tongue hash, housemade breads, rabbit and dumplings.

Chez Zee

5406 Balcones Drive. 512-454-2666, www.chez-zee.com.

Brunch hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $9.95-$19.95.

Highlights: Crème brûlée french toast, lobster and shrimp omelet, migas, 10 varieties of eggs Benedict, including one that has crab cakes.

Eastside Cafe

2113 Manor Road. 512-476-5858, www.eastsidecafeaustin.com.

Brunch hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $9.75-$19.95.

Highlights: Baked huevos Mexicanos, smoked salmon Benedict, apple-almond waffle, blueberry blintzes, garden vegetable enchiladas, wild mushroom crêpes, artichoke manicotti.

1886 Cafe & Bakery

614 E. Sixth St. at the Driskill Hotel. 512-391-7066, www.1886cafeandbakery.com.

Brunch hours: On Saturdays and Sundays, breakfast runs from 6:30 to 11 a.m., and brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $10-$12.

Highlights: Pastries, lox and bagel, pecan waffles, three-egg omelets, eggs Benedict, huevos rancheros, Hangover Burger.

El Naranjo

85 Rainey St. 512-474-2776, www.elnaranjo-restaurant.com.

Brunch hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $8-$14.

Highlights: Pan dulce, chilaquiles, huevos a la albanil.

Drink specials: $4 mimosas and sangria, $5 margarita dominguera.

Enoteca

1610 S. Congress Ave. 512-441-7672, www.austinvespaio.com.

Brunch hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $9-$16.

Highlights: Poached eggs on focaccia with Niman Ranch ham or spinach and roasted tomato, crab cake with poached egg and hollandaise, croque madame sandwich, semolina and buttermilk pancakes.

Drink specials: $5 mimosas, bellinis and greyhounds, $6 Bloody Marys.

Epicerie

2307 Hancock Drive. 512-371-6840. www.epicerieaustin.com.

Brunch hours: 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $7-$13.

Highlights: "Mad dog" pancakes, croque madame, eggs benedict.

Fino Restaurant Patio & Bar

2905 San Gabriel St. 474-2905, www.finoaustin.com.

Brunch hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $9-$14.

Highlights: Manchego biscuits with quince jam, prawns and grits, tortilla Española.

Drink specials: $5 mimosas with orange, grapefruit or pomegranate juice. $25 for a carafe.

Fonda San Miguel

2330 W. North Loop Blvd. 512-459-4121, www.fondasanmiguel.com.

Brunch hours: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays.

Prices: Buffet $38.95. half price for children 12 and under

Highlights: Black drum ceviche, cochinita pibil, chicken mole poblano, chicken mole verde, corn budín, slow-cooked achiote agujas, jicama fruit salad, beans and rice, housemade tortillas, arroz con leche, bread pudding, almond flan.

Drink specials: Sangria for $14 a carafe and $28 a pitcher, $5 Bloody Marys and mimosas.

Frank

407 Colorado St. 512-494-6916, www.hotdogscoldbeer.com.

Brunch hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $9-$15.

Highlights: Chicken and bacon waffles, shrimp and grits, Makers Mark toast with blueberry-bourbon syrup, pulled-pork Benedict.

Drink specials: $8 Red Headed Stranger with a Pearl chaser, $4 mimosas, $7 Frank 75, $7.50 Texas Pimms and BB Creme.

Garrido's

360 Nueces St. 512-320-8226, www.garridosaustin.com.

Brunch hours: 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $7-$13.50.

Highlights: Migas, lamb chorizo omelet, breakfast tacos with mushroom.

Green Pastures

811 W. Live Oak St. 512-444-4747, www.greenpasturesrestaurant.com .

Brunch hours: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

Prices: Buffet $38.

Highlights: Prime rib, shrimp cocktail, hot smoked salmon, eggs Benedict, dessert buffet. Coffee, tea and punch included.

Hopfields

3110 Guadalupe St. 512-537-0467, www.hopfieldsaustin.com.

Brunch hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $8-$12.

Highlights: Eggs benedict (weekends only), pain perdu.

Hyde Park Bar & Grill

4206 Duval St., 512-458-3168; 4521 West Gate Blvd., 512-899-2700; www.hpbng.com.

Brunch hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $9-$13.

Highlights: Eggs Benedict, migas, pork & waffles.

Drink specials: $4 mimosas and screwdrivers, $4 Bloody Marys.

Iron Cactus

606 Trinity St., 512-472-9240; 10001 Stonelake Blvd., 512-794-8778; 12912 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave, 512-692-8059. www.ironcactus.com.

Brunch hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays. The Stonelake Boulevard location also offers brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.

Prices: Buffet $14.99. $8.99 for kids 5 to 12. Free for kids 4 and under. $12.99 for seniors.

Highlights: Fajitas, enchiladas, omelet station, guacamole, tortilla soup, migas, prime rib, roast pork, dessert station.

Jack Allen's Kitchen

7720 W. Texas 71. 512-852-8558; 2500 Hoppe Trail, Round Rock, 512-215-0372, www.jackallenskitchen.com .

Brunch hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays.

Prices: Buffet $15.99. $5.99 for 12 and younger.

Highlights: Biscuits and gravy, enchilada casserole, house-cured ham, Mama's Sunday Chicken, chicken-fried pork tenderloin, tomato-basil pie, eggs cooked to order.

Drink specials: $3.50 mimosas, Bloody Marys, pomegranate sangrias.

Josephine House of Austin

1610 Waterston. 512-477-5584, www.josephineofaustin.com.

Brunch hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées

Highlights: 9 grain pancake, rye granola, poached egg & Israeli couscous.

La Condesa

400A W. Second St. 512-499-0300, www.lacondesaaustin.com.

Brunch hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $9-$18.

Highlights: Huevos chilangos with wild-boar chorizo, huevos condesa.

Lamberts Downtown Barbecue

401 W. Second St. 512-494-1500, www.lambertsaustin.com.

Brunch hours: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $12-$24

Highlights: Coriander-maple pork ribs, brown sugar-coffee brisket, macaroni and cheese, deviled eggs with caviar, hanger steak Benedict, brioche french toast..

Manuel's

310 Congress Ave., 512-472-7555; 10201 Jollyville Road, 512-345-1042; www.manuels.com .

Brunch hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $10-$22.

Highlights: Migas, scrambled eggs with venison chorizo, huevos Motulenos with ham and peas, three-egg omelets, grilled pork or beef tenderloin with eggs.

Drink specials: $5 Mexican mimosas, $8 mango daiquiris.

Max's Wine Dive

207 San Jacinto Blvd. 512-904-0111, www.maxswinedive.com.

Brunch hours: 10 a.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m. Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $8-$16.

Highlights: Fried chicken and waffles, fried three-egg sandwich with bacon and Gruyère, a bowl of jalapeño cheese grits with pulled pork called the SXSW.

Drink specials: Carafe of mimosas for $18 (five glasses), or $3.75 a glass.

Moonshine

303 Red River St. 512-236-9599, www.moonshinegrill.com.

Brunch hours: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays.

Prices: Buffet $17.95. $7.95 for ages 7-12, free for 6 and younger.

Highlights: King Ranch casserole, migas, green egg scramble, green chile cheese grits, deviled eggs, spiral ham with pineapple chipotle glaze, white chocolate bread pudding.

Drink specials: $4 mimosas and bloody marys.

Mulberry

360 Nueces St. 320-0297, www.mulberryaustin.com.

Brunch hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $10-$15.

Highlights: Poached eggs with Calabrese salami and hollandaise, shrimp and polenta, brioche French toast.

Drink specials: $3 mimosas, $5 bellinis.

North by Northwest Restaurant and Brewery

10010 N. Capital of Texas Highway (Loop 360). 512-467-6969, www.nxnwbrew.com.

Brunch hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $8.95-$10.95.

Highlights: Baked eggs Milanese, brunch pizza, migas, poached eggs with shrimp-and-crab cakes

Drink specials: $2.95 mimosas, $3.25 frozen bellinis, $3.50 Bloody Marys and screwdrivers, $8 Chandon Brut.

Olivia

2043 S. Lamar Blvd. 512-804-2700, www.olivia-austin.com.

Brunch hours: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $11-$25.

Highlights: "Picnic-stye" fried chicken, Willie Nelson chicken-fried steak and eggs, Olivia Benedict with braised flatiron, buttermilk pancakes, shrimp and grits.

Drink specials: $6 bellinis and mimosas, $30 trio of juices with a bottle of sparkling wine.

Opal Divine's

Marina, 12709 N. MoPac Blvd. (Loop 1), 512- 733-5353; Penn Field, 3601 S. Congress Ave., 512-707-0237; Davenport, 3801 Capital of Texas Hwy N., 512-369-3709, www.opaldivines.com .

Brunch hours: Marina: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; Penn Field and Davenport: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $5-$12

Highlights: Migas, eggs Benedict, french toast, breakfast tacos, an Austin omelet with tomatoes, sprouts and avocado.

Paggi House

200 Lee Barton Drive. 512-473-3700, www.paggihouse.com.

Brunch hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays.

Prices: Buffet $30. $15 for children.

Highlights: Chicken and waffles, french toast, bread pudding, eggs to order.

Perla's Seafood & Oyster Bar

1400 S. Congress Ave. 512-291-7300, www.perlasaustin.com.

Brunch hours: 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $10-$25.

Highlights: Oak-grilled trout scramble, lobster omelet, breakfast bouillabaisse, crab Florentine, hanger steak and eggs, brioche french toast, breakfast crab cake, oysters on the half-shell.

Red's Porch

3508 S. Lamar Blvd. 512-440-7337, www.redsporch.com.

Brunch hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $7.95-$10.95.

Highlights: New Orleans beignets, shrimp and grits, chicken-fried steak and eggs, migas, fried chicken and waffles, Tex-Mex omelet.

Drink specials: $2.50 mimosas, $4.25 Voodoo Queens, $3 special beer tap, $12 sangria carafes.

Roaring Fork Stonelake

10850 Stonelake Blvd. 512-342-2700, www.roaringfork.com.

Brunch hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $9-$15.

Menu highlights: Green chile pork, Elgin sausage migas, honey-dipped fried chicken, biscuits and gravy.

Drink specials: $5 frozen margaritas, mojitos, Bloody Marys and sangria.

Russell's Bistro

1601 W. 38th St. 512-467-7877, www.russellsbistro.com.

Brunch hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $9-$17.

Highlights: Banana-pecan pancakes, crème brûlée french toast, eggs Benedict, Russell's migas.

Drink specials: $5 Strawberry mimosas, $6 Prima Perla Prosecco mimosas

Second Bar + Kitchen

200 Congress Ave. 512-827-2750, www.congressaustin.com/second.

Brunch hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $12-$17

Highlights: Texas benedict, brioche French toast, pork belly fried rice, black truffle grits.

Snack Bar

1224 S. Congress Ave. 512-445-2626, www.snackbaraustin.com.

Brunch hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $7-$12.

Highlights: Quinoa salad, French toast, granola parfait, eggs & gravy biscuit, migas.

Drink specials: Saturdays and Sundays, $3 Odwalla mimosas, $14 mimosa flasks

South Congress Cafe

1600 S. Congress Ave. 512-447-3905, www.southcongresscafe.com.

Brunch hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $9-$17.

Highlights: Spinach-portobello-artichoke omelet, steak-and-migas Benedict, smoked short rib hash, carrot-cake french toast, crab enchiladas.

Drink specials: $8 infused Bloody Marys.

Stubb's Bar-B-Q

801 Red River St. 512-480-8341, www.stubbsaustin.com.

Brunch hours: Seatings for a gospel brunch at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sundays.

Prices: Buffet $20.95 with a stage view, $18.95 without. $8.95 for kids.

Highlights: Southern-style grits, migas, fried catfish, brisket, sausage, chicken, spinach enchiladas, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, cowboy beans, nopalitos, pies, cakes.

Drink specials: Make-your-own Bloody Mary bar. Prices vary by brand of liquor.

Swift's Attic

315 Congress Ave. Suite 200. www.swiftsattic.com.

Brunch hours: 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $11-$28.

Highlights: Korean BBQ strip steak, forbidden rice bibimbap, chicken-fried Lockhart quail tenders, foie gras PB&J pancakes.

Drink specials: $1 mimosas, Build-your-own Bloody Mary bar, roasted pepper infused Tito's.

Takoba

1411 E. Seventh St. 512-628-4715, www.takobarestaurant.com.

Brunch hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $6-$9.50.

Highlights: Menudo, chilaquiles, lamb birria, migas, french toast with caramelized plantains, egg-and-chorizo torta.

Drink specials: $1.50 mimosas, $5 Bloody Marys, $7 mimosa carafes.

Taverna

258 W. Second St. 512-477-1001, www.tavernabylombardi.com.

Brunch hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $9.50-$12.

Highlights: Shrimp and asparagus omelet, vanilla french toast, frittata.

Drink specials: $1 mimosas and bellinis with entrée.

Threadgill's

301 W. Riverside Drive, 512-472-9304; 6416 N. Lamar Blvd., 512-451-5440; www.threadgills.com.

Brunch hours: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays. Bluegrass Brunch (North Lamar), Gospel Brunch (Riverside).

Prices: Buffet $12.95. $5.95 younger than 12.

Highlights: Migas, grits, biscuits and gravy, omelet station, pancakes, fruit.

TNT/Tacos and Tequila

507 Pressler St., Suite 400. 512-436-8226, www.tntgrill.com.

Brunch hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays.

Prices: Buffet $18.95. $6.95 for children 6-10. Free for 5 and younger.

Highlights: Eggs Benedict, Belgian waffles, huevos rancheros, brisket, omelets, desserts.

Drink specials: Fresh fruit mimosas, Champagne and aquas frescas included.

Trace

200 Lavaca St. at the W Austin. 512-542-3660, www.traceaustin.com.

Brunch hours: 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $13-$17.

Highlights: Farmer's breakfast, croque madame, stuffed donuts, chicken fried Lockhart quail and waffles.

Trio

98 San Jacinto Blvd. at the Four Seasons Hotel. 512-685-8300, www.trioaustin.com.

Brunch hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays.

Prices: Buffet $52. $22 ages 6-11. Free for 5 and younger.

Highlights: Crab claws, sushi, smoked fish, charcuterie, omelet station, cheese board, pastries, ceviche, eggs Benedict, pancakes, dessert station including cheesecake, crème brûlée and a chocolate fountain.

Drink specials: Mimosas and champagne included.

Zocalo

1110 West Lynn St. 512-472-8226, www.zocalocafe.com.

Brunch hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $7.99-$8.99.

Highlights: Fajita steak and eggs, pancakes, huevos rancheros or verde, eggs Benedict, chilaquiles with eggs, breakfast tacos and burritos.

Drink specials: Mango bellinis, frozen sangria, mimosas, inquire for prices.

Z'Tejas

1110 W. Sixth St., 512-478-5355; 9400A Arboretum Blvd., 512-346-3506; 10525 W. Parmer Lane, 512-388-7772. www.ztejas.com.

Brunch hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays (Arboretum and Sixth Street). 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays (Parmer Lane).

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $7.75-$11.95.

Highlights: Breakfast enchiladas with smoked chicken or barbacoa, chicken-and-potato hash, migas, pancakes, breakfast quesadilla.

Drink specials: $4 build your own Bloody Marys, mimosas, Bloody Marias or screwdrivers.

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