Banger’s has a lot of beer on tap (over 200, across two walls!) and another 50 in bottles and cans. But you won’t find Bud or Miller here, just a solid selection of craft beers from Austin and beyond with plenty of sours, IPAs, pale ales, and witbiers. Head to the Rainey St staple on Sunday when a live band is welcomed to the stage during brunch. Delicious options include the Banger's Bennie—English muffin topped with braised pork belly, poached eggs, hollandaise sauce, and spicy potatoes (a veggie option is also available) and the Shrimp & Grit made with oh-so-juicy sautéed gulf shrimp. To finish, don’t miss their heavenly Bacon Beignets, topped with bacon lardons and powdered sugar. Your cold brew will pair better with nothing else.
Since many of the best things to do in Austin involve night-time activity, brunch has always been a rather important occasion (especially in summer when locals prefer to dine out before noon). After all that live music, rooftop bar hopping, and day tripping, waking up past breakfast time’s a treat. Craving French toast with lots of syrup? Be sure to add whipped cream to that. What about bottomless brunch? A drag queen can help your party get turned up. Or how about a wellness brunch? Plant-based goodies are served. There’s something for everyone in Austin, across all price points, whether they’re looking for a dress-up selfie situation or a casual buffet where cameras do not see the light of day. Here are the best brunch restaurants in town for delicious omelets, pastries, pancakes, bacon, biscuits, and, of course, mimosas.