Brunch. It’s not quite breakfast, not quite lunch. If you are looking for that mid-morning meal, there are some great locations in and around Austin, Texas.
Jack Allen’s Kitchen is a fine choice in the Oak Hill section of Austin, Texas. It features food that is locally sourced from farms in the Central Texas area. You can eat in or dine outside on a nice day. They offer a Sunday brunch buffet from 1 AM to 2 PM. The buffet offers an array of succulent choices including Chicken Fried Chicken, House Cured Ham, and Jalapeno Sausage. Not only that, the chefs feel free to improvise additional dishes when local farmers have the right ingredients. To top it all off, there are special deals for the kids!
The South Congress Cafe is another great place to enjoy some fine early dining. It is located in Austin, Texas on Congress Avenue. The word is definitely out on this eatery -- locals report that you should either arrive early or be prepared for a wait. This restaurant does offer a “call ahead” number so you can plan. One look at their menu and it is easy to see why this is such a popular restaurant. Chile cured salmon, Sweet Potato Beignets, and Calamari are just some of the offerings to give your taste buds a treat.
Another jewel in the Central Texas area for a mid-morning meal is the Moonshine Cafe. It offers outside dining on its patio as well as offering a variety of delicious cocktails. It recently celebrated its fifteen year anniversary serving hungry diners in Austin. The Moonshine Grill offers a variety of sandwiches and salads. Local residents report that their Corn Dog Shrimp is to die for!
If you find yourself on the East Side of Austin, Texas and you are looking for some great eating, then look no further than the East Side Cafe. This charming little restaurant is located in an intimate bungalow. The chefs here use vegetables that they grow themselves. Their menu features many delicious choices such as Smoked Salmon Benedict, Eggs Florentine, and Blueberry Blintzes. Yum! If you really like the food, you can take home a copy of the East Side Cafe Cookbook.
Looking for some great morning food with some authentic local history? Look no further than Threadgill’s Old #1 in Austin, Texas. Proprietor Eddie Wilson has decorated the restaurant with memorabilia of the many great rock artists who have played the area. Live music is also a staple of this eatery. But if the music is good, the food is even better. Threadgill’s Old #1 offers down home Central Texas cooking that will warm your heart and get your day started right. Their Sunday brunch from 11 AM to 1 PM is all you can eat. It features omelettes, pancakes, hash browns, and many others.
With so many great locations, Austin is the place for morning dining. Set your alarm, wake up and enjoy!