Are you an early riser who loves to start your day with a big, delicious breakfast? Or do you hit the snooze button a million times and HATE actually getting out of bed? No matter what type of morning person you are (or aren't...), if you’re awake and you’re hungry, you’re probably looking for the best breakfast spots in North Austin. And that's a good thing—Austin foodies have plenty of amazing options to choose from!
If you're in North Austin, you’ve struck the breakfast lottery! North Austin is brimming with delicious breakfast spots to satisfy your morning cravings—from sandwiches and biscuits to reeeeaaally good Austin bagels, coffee, and breakfast tacos. Grab your keys and pick one of these 15 top breakfast spots in North Austin. We've even provided a handy map so you can get to them faster. Bon appétit!
Best Breakfast Spots In North Austin
1. Bird Bird Biscuit
These massive breakfast sandwiches have a cult-like following in Austin! Start your morning with the classic Bird Bird Bacon biscuit sandwich featuring bacon, eggs, and cheese. Or try the Beautiful Day with chicken sausage, egg, cheese, and basil pesto. For an even wider selection of mouth-watering options, Bird Bird Biscuits also offers plain biscuits, sausage gravy, chicken side dishes, and fried chicken sandwiches, plus beverages like coffee, iced tea, and lemonade. And you can order it again and pick it up quickly to go. Breakfast doesn't get better than this!
2. Eldorado Cafe
Indulge in the best Tex-Mex cuisine in Austin, Texas, with a visit to Eldorado Cafe. Boasting both indoor seating and a (very small) outdoor sidewalk patio, you'll be welcomed into a comfortable and friendly atmosphere. The restaurant is known for its delicious Tex-Mex fare with large portions and hospitable staff.
Breakfast-lovers rejoice! Eldorado Cafe offers an array of mouth-watering options to start your day right. Their hearty breakfast burrito is stuffed with scrambled eggs, smoked bacon, refried black beans, fried potatoes, jack cheese, queso, sour cream, and arbol salsa. Or, try the popular Migas, a traditional Tex-Mex dish featuring eggs scrambled with tomatoes, jalapeños, onions, tortilla strips, jack cheese, and queso. For something a little different, the Breakfast Chilaquiles is a must-try. No matter what your breakfast preference is, Eldorado Cafe is sure to satisfy you.
3. Nervous Charlie’s
Feast your eyes (and your taste buds) on Nervous Charlie's delicious bagel sandwiches. This is a family-owned breakfast and brunch spot with a cozy and laid-back atmosphere and some of the BEST bagels in Austin.
Perfect for those mornings when you want to ease into the day, they'll spoil you with generous portions of mouthwatering eats. Bagel lovers, don't miss their simple yet scrumptious bagels, breakfast sandwiches (you choose your favorite bagel), and an impressive selection of bagel and cream cheese variations.
4. The Omelettry
A classic, old-school breakfast spot in north Austin, the Omelettry serves up some of the best breakfast in town. Located in a cozy space with a unique and calming atmosphere, the restaurant offers generous portions and excellent service with a variety of delicious (mostly) egg-based meals.
All omelets come with three eggs and a special combination of Swiss and cheddar cheese, plus a complimentary side from options including buttermilk or gingerbread pancakes, homefries, fruit, and toast (whole wheat, sourdough, or rye). With so much on offer, it's no wonder locals keep returning to the Omelettry time and time again.
5. Wholy Bagel
Wholy Bagel is a family-owned bagel shop that offers authentic and freshly-made bagels and sandwiches for breakfast and lunch every day, along with a wide range of baked goods and sweets. They have a very cozy and friendly ambiance with a laid-back vibe.
They serve a variety of popular breakfast sandwiches like sausage/egg/cheese and bacon/cream cheese. But honestly, you can go crazy and mix and match like it’s no one’s business. They have a ton of flavors of cream cheese, lots of bagel varieties like egg, blueberry, cinnamon, raisin, rye, spices, and jalapeño cheddar, and their bagel signature sandwiches and breakfast sandwiches. For something sweet, you can try their Sweets from the Bronx, which includes assorted pastries and pies, black & white cookies, and crumb cake.
6. Little Ola’s Biscuits
Little Ola's Biscuits is the perfect place to satisfy your biscuit cravings! Located in a shopping center in the Wells Branch neighborhood, this restaurant provides a warm, inviting atmosphere along with crazy good biscuit sandwiches, hand pies, cookies, homemade spreads, and beverages. Plus, their friendly staff always makes sure you're well taken care of. If you’ve ever had the privilege of dining at sister restaurant Olamaie in downtown Austin, you’ll quickly recognize these famous biscuits.
Indulge in their delicious biscuit sandwiches and buttermilk biscuits—you can create your own with up to 5 toppings, and don't forget to check out their rolls, pies, sides, and sweets. Whether you prefer to dine indoors or out on their wood tables, Little Ola's Biscuits has all the ingredients for a tasty breakfast meal.
Pacha Organic Café is a funky coffeehouse that serves organic beverages and gluten-free sandwiches, quiches, salads, and more. The restaurant's ambiance is cozy and laid-back, with an artistic and rustic vibe. The staff here is always friendly and kind.
One of the nicest things to eat here is their special pancakes, which come in small or large sizes and come with organic maple syrup on the side. You can choose between traditional unbleached flour or sprouted whole-wheat flour. On weekdays, you can also order some personalized breakfast tacos with your choice of organic, in-house-made flour or corn tortillas. So good.
8. Kerbey Lane Cafe
Since 1980, Kerbey Lane Cafe has been a staple in the north Austin neighborhoods. They offer affordable, high-quality meals with a Texas-inspired flair in a welcoming, informal setting. Their favorite breakfast menu includes Crispy Chicken Benedict with fresh biscuit, golden fried all-natural chicken breast, poached eggs, Hollandaise, green chile sauce & citrus marinated onions; they also have Migas topped with a choice of homemade sauce & melted cheddar jack cheese. Served with Mexican rice and black beans. Of course, they’re famous for those breakfast pancakes and french toast plates!
9. Hat Creek Burger Co
Although they’re typically known for serving burgers and fries, did you know that Hat Creek serves breakfast every day? Yep! One of the standout pritemsoducts on their breakfast menu is the Hate Creek Breakfast Tacos, which are made with scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, and your choice of bacon or sausage and wrapped in a warm flour tortilla.
Another great option is the Hat Creek Breakfast Sandwich, which consists of a fried egg, cheddar cheese, bacon or sausage, and toasted bread. For a healthy option, they also offer gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan breakfast options. And, of course, there’s outside dining and a playground for kids, which is what folks love about Hat Creek the most!
Does it really need an introduction? Tacodeli is our popular taco chain here in Austin that specializes in fresh, locally produced tacos. The restaurant's décor is always trendy, bright, and airy, and the atmosphere is super casual and comfortable, with counter-service tacos available at every location. Each location has a patio area outside, which is a lovely place to eat on a nice day.
The Migas Breakfast Taco and the Otto are two outstanding dishes on the breakfast menu. The Migas Breakfast Taco features scrambled eggs, crisp corn tortilla strips, tomatoes, onions, jalapeños, and cheese, all wrapped up in a warm tortilla. The Otto is a unique breakfast sandwich made with refried black beans, bacon, and avocado. But, of course, you really can’t go wrong with any tacos from Tacodeli.
11. Cafe Java
Cafe Java is a popular breakfast and brunch spot in north Austin that serves up a variety of classic American dishes alongside some Tex-Mex favorites. The atmosphere at Cafe Java is cozy and relaxed, with warm lighting, colorful decor, and plenty of seating options. They also have an extensive menu, which includes everything from pancakes and breakfast sandwiches to tacos and burgers.
Another highlight of Cafe Java is its coffee selection, which includes both hot and cold brew options that are made with locally roasted beans. Overall, Cafe Java is a great place to start your day in north Austin, with delicious food, friendly service, and a welcoming atmosphere.
12. Phoebe’s Diner (Gracy Farms location coming soon!)
The charming Phoebe's Diner serves American classics with a modern twist, barbeque, beer, wine, and coffee. It has a 950s vintage diner feel and a welcoming ambiance. It’s the type of place where you can grab a seat on the bar stool, order a coffee, and sit and watch the news or read the paper for an hour while you enjoy a leisurely meal.
For breakfast, they serve up comfort food, such as migas with hatch chile hollandaise, scrambled eggs, onion, tomato, crispy masa cake, cotija cheese, and cilantro served with red potatoes; and fried chicken biscuits made of chicken breast, buttermilk biscuits, smoked cheddar, and over-easy eggs. Oh, and they also provide a wide range of gluten-free and vegetarian choices.
13. Bakery Lorraine
Known for its delectable pastries, sandwiches, and coffee with a French influence, Bakery Lorraine is a well-known café and bakery located at Domain NORTHSIDE in north Austin. With its long wooden tables and chairs, soft lighting, and big windows that let in lots of natural light, the restaurant offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The staff at the restaurant is kind (they’re always willing to suggest their personal favorites if you’re overwhelmed!) and the counter service model makes it a very casual breakfast option.
If you’re vegetarian or gluten-free, Bakery Lorraine has a lot of options for you. Their breakfast platter, which comes with two eggs, your choice of meat, white toast, and bacon, is awesome if you’re feeling really hungry. And the Croissant Sandwich, with your choice of protein, avocado, and cheddar, served with roasted potatoes on the side, is scrumptious. Of course, if you need something lighter, the pastries here are out of this world. Pair a chocolate croissant with a cup of coffee, and you’re golden.
14. Torchy’s Tacos (Burnet Rd location and Spicewood Springs Rd location)
Both Austinites and tourists frequently visit Torchy's Tacos on Burnet Road! They’re famous for their secret menu tacos and green chile queso, but the wide variety of breakfast tacos, migas, and sides to choose from make this a great place for a north Austin breakfast spot. Torchy’s always has its iconic bright red colors and loud design that reflect the restaurant's dynamic and cheerful “Austin” character. A migas breakfast taco is a great option here, made with eggs, corn tortillas strips, green chiles, pico de gallo, and avocado, wrapped in a flour tortilla. It’s a big taco and incredibly filling!
15. Waterloo Ice House
Waterloo Ice House is a family-friendly restaurant known for its classic Texas comfort food, salads, baked potatoes, burgers, and beer, as well as a kids' menu. But did you know they also have a breakfast menu? It’s a great place to meet up for a breakfast date and enjoy a morning conversation over coffee and a hot breakfast.
The Waterloo Benedict, an English muffin with grilled ham, avocado, and poached eggs, topped with Queso Blanco and diced tomatoes, is one of the best breakfast options at Waterloo. Also worth trying: Waterloo Migas, which are filled with scrambled eggs, tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, cheddar cheese, and broken corn tortilla chips served with handmade tortillas, refried beans, and your choice of bacon, sausage, or ham.
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