- August 20, 2018

Head For The Hills To These 10 West Austin Breakfast Places

The rolling hills of West Austin and parts beyond are home to many scenic overlooks and rocky crags. The topography is one of the main reasons residents choose to dwell there. The land is primarily devoted to green space and homes, but there are still plenty of places to have a great meal in the morning. Here are 10 west Austin breakfast places worth a drive into the hills.

10. Bruegger’s Bagels

Can you have an authentic New York bagel a time zone away from NYC? Certainly! Head to Bruegger’s Bagels to test their bagel making prowess for yourself. Slather ‘em with cream cheese, or use them to hold together your breakfast sandwich. Either way, enjoy ‘em!

Address: 3267 Bee Cave Road

9. The Donut Hole

Fresh donuts are the ultimate breakfast guilty pleasure. Slip into The Donut Hole, and grab yourself some delicious donuts. Get enough to share because everyone who sees you is going to want a taste.

Address: 1700 North Ranch Road 620, Suite 101

8. Cafe Lago

Make room on your list of favorite breakfast-and-lunch-only spots because Cafe Lago is going to wow you. This coffeehouse with a hometown flare also serves up big breakfasts. Get ready to skip lunch. You’ll only need two meals a day when one of them comes from Cafe Lago.

Address: 1200 Lakeway Drive, Suite 1, Lakeway

7. Magnolia Cafe

The sign may say “Sorry We’re Open,” but don’t let that fool you. You won’t be sorry Magnolia Cafe is open. And no matter when you go, they WILL be open. This 24-hour eatery is there for you whenever you need them. And what better food to eat at 3 a.m. than breakfast?

Address: 2304 Lake Austin Boulevard

6. Bee Cave Coffee

When you’re ready for a big day of shopping at the Hill Country Galleria, your first stop is to get your caffeine boost at Bee Cave Coffee. They also have a location at The Domain. Try one of their house specialty coffees like the Creamy Caramel that has caramel sauce, vanilla syrup, steamed whole milk, a shot of half & half, and whipped cream. Or try the Turtle Mocha with caramel, premium dark chocolate sauce, hazelnut syrup, steamed whole milk, and whipped cream.

Address: 13420 Galleria Circle, Suite A-110, Bee Cave

5. Mozart’s Coffee Roasters

If you’ve never been to Mozart’s Coffee Roasters, have you ever even been to Austin? This Lake Austin hangout is known for killer coffee and a dessert case that’ll have you salivating. Stop by for morning coffee and a pastry to enjoy with the views from their expansive lakeside deck.

Address: 3825 Lake Austin Boulevard

4. Baguette et Chocolat


Baguette et Chocolat is a little piece of France in the hills west of Austin. Choose one of their pastries made fresh on site each day. If you’re in the mood for something a little heartier, try the quiche au chèvre which is made with goat cheese.

Address: 12101 Farm-to-Market Road 2244, Bee Cave

3. The League Kitchen & Tavern

If you like to roll out of bed late on the weekends, brunch at The League Kitchen & Tavern is just for you. For something new, try their Breakfast Pot Pie with breakfast sausage, jalapeño gravy, bacon, spinach, potatoes, biscuit, cheddar cheese, and fried egg. Another adventurous selection is their Sweet Potato Hash: sweet potato, jalapeño, onion, bacon, and poached egg.

Address: 1310 Ranch Road 620 South, Lakeway

2. Chez Zee American Bistro

You might want to go on a fast before taking on brunch at Chez Zee American Bistro. They have a bounty of tempting dishes that’ll fill you up all the way until dinner. You can have Crème Brûlée French Toast, Shrimp & Grits, or eggs benedict 11 different ways. And that’s just scratching the surface!

Address: 5406 Balcones Drive

1. TR Restaurant & Lounge

Lakeway Resort and Spa is a great place to unwind and treat yourself. But don’t forget about your tastebuds! Venture away from the poolside chairs and massage table to get some breakfast at TR Restaurant & Lounge. Peruse their list of specialties, and your eyes and stomach will be drawn to the Ultimate Eggs Benedict: poached eggs, Canadian bacon, and avocado on a toasted English muffin topped with chipotle hollandaise, green onions and applewood smoked bacon.

Address: 101 Lakeway Drive, Lakeway


Featured photo courtesy Mozart’s Coffee Roasters.