10. Con Madre Kitchen
They claim to have the best breakfast burrito in Austin. And in a town that boasts about breakfast tacos, a breakfast burrito needs to be completely on point to live up to that hype. Drop by Con Madre Kitchen and see if you agree. Their breakfast burrito comes with your choice of four fillings wrapped in a 12-inch flour tortilla. Bring your appetite!
Address: 628 East Oltorf Street
9. Fair Bean Coffee
There’s a lot of talk about fair trade coffee these days. At Fair Bean Coffee, they sell fair trade coffee because they care about the working and living conditions of the farmers who supply their coffee. They believe you can taste the difference in quality of fair trade coffee. Through fair trade practices, Fair Bean Coffee seeks to break the cycle of poverty that is so prevalent in coffee growing regions. So stop by for a sip and feel good about your purchase.
Address: 2210 South First Street
8. Maria’s Taco X-press
You may not know it, but you’ve certainly driven by Maria’s Taco X-press. The giant female torso with arms held high is difficult to miss as you cruise South Lamar Boulevard. Bring your Thanksgiving pants for one of their breakfast plates like the steak and egg burrito or huevos rancheros.
Address: 2529 South Lamar Boulevard
7. Full English
Aside from bad teeth, the perhaps the most common stereotype about England is bad food. Well, Full English looks to change your opinion. Part of that effort is serving traditional English breakfast all day. Try their Full English Breakfast that comes with a banger, Brit bacon, egg, mushrooms, tomato, and fried bread. Cheerio!
Address: 2000 Southern Oaks Drive
6. Gourdough’s Public House
Donuts aren’t all that special, right? Wrong! Goudough’s Public House takes donuts to a whole new level. They only serve brunch on the weekends, so make your plans accordingly. You can’t get a Dirty Plucker (a hot donut served with fried chicken, honey butter, and maple icing) with a mimosa anywhere else!
Address: 2700 South Lamar Boulevard
You know what you want when it comes to a cup of coffee. When you get it, you just know it’s right. At Patika, they pride themselves on the consistency of their coffee because making consistent coffee is surprisingly difficult. Once you find one of their flavors you love, you know you can get it again and again and be satisfied every time.
Address: 2159 South Lamar Boulevard
4. Galaxy Cafe
With an ample menu of interesting breakfast dishes mixing together classic breakfast flavors, your whole crew is going to find something to love at Galaxy Cafe. For the big eater, there’s the Lumberjack Wrap which is a giant tortilla filled with scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, and cheddar cheese. For the sweet tooth, there’s French Toast Deluxe made of fresh baked bread with strawberries, bananas, powdered sugar, and syrup. But it doesn’t end there. We’ve barely scratched the surface of their morning delights.
Address: 9911 Brodie Lane
3. Austin Java
You love Austin. You love java. So you have to love Austin Java. Pair their coffee with one of their classic breakfast dishes, and you have the start of a great day. Or for a real treat, try their eggs benedict one of five ways. Ever had crabcakes with hollandaise sauce? No? Well, you can remedy that situation at Austin Java.
Address: 1608 Barton Springs Road
2. District Kitchen + Cocktails
District Kitchen + Cocktails is known for great food and drinks, but you may not have heard of their weekend brunch. You’ll find their reputation carries over to the morning. With creative dishes — including some tasty gluten-free options — you’ll find something to excite you.
Address: 5900 West Slaughter Lane
1. Independence Fine Foods
You have to want to find Independence Fine Foods in order to find it. Tucked away at the back corner of the shopping center on the southeast corner of Slaughter Lane at Manchaca Road, Independence Fine Foods is a hidden gem of South Austin. Coffee and pastries are just be beginning. They cook up some great food, and you need to try it.
Address: 1807 West Slaughter Lane, #100
Feature photo courtesy Independence Fine Foods.