22 Places To Indulge In Weekday Breakfast In Austin

Sure, weekend brunching is practically a professional sport here in this foodie city…but don’t forget about the often overlooked weekday breakfast spots in Austin! There are plenty of good reasons to indulge in something delicious on a random Wednesday morning.

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The next time you have a birthday to celebrate, a morning meeting, or a vacation day to use, keep these places in mind. There's something so fabulous about starting a weekday with a gorgeous restaurant, a scratch-made omelette, and some fresh-squeezed orange juice.

Walton's Fancy and Staple

And if you're visiting Austin on the weekdays and you're not able to check out one of our weekend brunch spots, no worries! Just use the map below to find some of the best breakfast spots in Austin and you can indulge.

Here are some of the best weekday breakfast spots in Austin to provide a little extra motivation to get out of bed on Monday morning.

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22 Best Weekday Breakfast Spots In Austin

1. Proud Mary Café

weekday breakfast in Austin - Proud Mary

Proud Mary is a Melbourne- inspired cafe that started in Portland and then opened a location here in Austin on South Lamar. It's a beautiful restaurant with high ceilings and a welcoming ambiance...but be sure to put the address into your maps app. They don't have a sign out front! They're going for more of a "word-of-mouth" thing here.

And it's clearly working, because this fantastic cafe is consistently buzzing with coffee nerds who want to try their espresso flights and local foodies who want the most delicious weekday breakfast in Austin.

The menu has little "surprises" on it, which is to be expected as this is an Australian-inspired café. So instead of traditional American eggs, bacon, pancakes, and such, there's soft "scrambled egg roti" with scrambled eggs, crispy chili crab oil, pickled veggie & bean sprout salad, roasted peanuts, cilantro, and grilled roti. Or try the fantastic miso leek toast, with miso roasted leeks, miso puree, pickled mustard seeds, parmesan, poached eggs, and nori.

Everything is just a little different than what you might find at an American café, but the food is seriously incredible. Easily one of the top weekday breakfast spots in Austin.

WEBSITE | 2900 Rio Grande St, Austin, TX 78705

2. Phoebe's Diner

Phoebe's Diner

This little 1950s-style diner now has multiple locations around Austin, and they're always crowded - so you know it’s good! Phoebe’s Diner has big portions, low prices, and friendly, relaxed service.

Their breakfast items include classics like buttermilk flapjacks and bacon and eggs, as well as fancier items like a coffee-smoked brisket burrito served with a side of hash browns. This is one of my personal favorite breakfast places in town!

WEBSITE | 533 W Oltorf St, Austin, TX 78704

3. Walton's Fancy and Staple

Walton's Fancy and Staple

You might have heard that Sandra Bullock owns a cafe in Austin - and this is it! Walton's Fancy and Staple is a downtown cafe inside a historic building on W 6th.

It's absolutely adorable. It has an "old-fashioned general store" feel to it, complete with a small market where you can purchase flowers and small gifts.

The weekday breakfast menu is phenomenal. Be sure to try that Challah French Toast with creme brûlée batter, and the blackened gulf shrimp and poblano cheddar grits.

WEBSITE | 609 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

4. Joe's Bakery & Coffee Shop

Joe's Bakery and Coffee Shop

Joe's Bakery and Coffee Shop is an east Austin Mexican restaurant that's been family-owned since 1962. It's still one of the best and most popular places for breakfast tacos in Austin, and it's an awesome little local spot to stop by on a weekday morning for a plate of huevos rancheros and a big mug of coffee.

WEBSITE | 2305 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702

5. Bird Bird Biscuit

Best Breakfast Spots In North Austin

I’m listing this place first on the list because it’s the ultimate Austin weekday breakfast stop: INSANELY delicious breakfast sandwiches, a totally bright and adorable Instagrammable shop, and early breakfast hours every day of the week!

Bird Bird Biscuit is a cute little biscuit shop with crazy good biscuit sandwiches, biscuits and gravy, and simple biscuits with jam.

They now have two locations in Austin, and you can order ahead for either one. It's a fantastic option if you want something you can grab-and-go and eat in the car. But it's also delicious to enjoy at the restaurant. Basically, these crazy-good breakfast sandwiches are a win any way you want to eat them.

WEBSITE | 2701 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722

6. Patika

South Austin Breakfast - Patika

Patika is mostly thought of a south Austin coffee shop, but they have an AMAZING weekday breakfast + weekend brunch program with their food trailer that’s permanently parked in the back patio.

The weekday breakfast is slightly different than the weekend brunch, but there are still lots of goodies offered like avocado toast, several breakfast sandwiches, and a daily waffle.

This has been one of the most unexpected, pleasant surprises I’ve found in the Austin breakfast scene!

WEBSITE | 2159 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

7. Bouldin Creek Cafe

Places To Indulge In Weekday Breakfast In Austin

It’s a vegetarian restaurant, but you won’t really be able to tell when you’re indulging in all the hearty, filling, super tasty breakfast items at Bouldin Creek Cafe. This place has been around forever and is a South Austin classic.

WEBSITE | 1900 S First St Brg, Austin, TX 78704

8. Better Half Coffee and Cocktails

Places To Indulge In Weekday Breakfast In Austin

SO much more than a coffee shop, Better Half has one of the best weekday breakfasts in Austin! They have a delicious breakfast sandwich on an English muffin, a yummy granola bowl, and of course, amazing homemade pastries to go with your coffee.

WEBSITE | 406 Walsh St, Austin, TX 78703

9. Sa-ten Coffee And Eats

Places To Indulge In Weekday Breakfast In Austin

The most surprising thing, to me, about this Japanese coffee house is the depth and complexity of its food program! Their toast is the best I’ve ever had in Austin. It’s made on Japanese milk bread, which is imported from a bakery in Chicago, loaded with intriguing toppings, and served warm and fluffy. You can also order Rosen’s Bagels here (the best bagels in town!), yogurt, oatmeal, and assorted pastries.

WEBSITE | 916 Springdale Rd Bldg 3, #101, Austin, TX 78702

10. Josephine House

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So charming! Josephine House is an American restaurant inside a little renovated cottage in Clarksville, a neighborhood that's adjacent to downtown Austin.

This is a good option for a special breakfast date, like a birthday breakfast. It’s just a little bit pricier than the taco/bagel type of weekday breakfast spots in Austin, but it's 100% worth the splurge.

Josephine House is the sister restaurant to Austin’s original fine dining establishment, Jeffrey’s. It has the same upscale feel in a slightly brighter, more modern setting. (Bring a camera – everything here looks so darn good on Instagram with the pretty white tables and natural light.)

WEBSITE | 1601 Waterston Ave, Austin, TX 78703

11. Cisco's Restaurant

Places To Indulge In Weekday Breakfast In Austin

Cisco is an Austin institution! It's an east Austin Tex-Mex restaurants that's been around since the mid-1900s, and they’re still an Austin favorite for their giant breakfast tacos, migas plates, and homemade biscuits.

WEBSITE | 1511 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

12. Counter Cafe

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Holy moly….they have one of the best burgers in the state of Texas! But their breakfast isn’t too shabby either. Expect big, filling portions of comfort diner food, like a fried chicken biscuit or hotcakes.

WEBSITE | 1914 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

13. Kerbey Lane Cafe

Kerbey Lane pancakes

Hello, Austin classic! If you're looking for a kid-friendly weekday breakfast spot in Austin, Kerbey Lane is probably your best bet. I mean, everyone in Austin has to try Kerbey Lane at least once…but if you have little ones in your family, odds are you’ve been here many, many times.

They have all the breakfast classics you crave: big stacks of pancakes, breakfast tacos, French toast, Benedicts, omelets, biscuits, chilaquiles, and pretty much any other breakfast plate you can think of.

There's a special kids menu with very inexpensive pancakes, coloring, and cups with lids.

WEBSITE | Multiple locations

14. 24 Diner

24 Diner breakfast in Austin

Don’t let the greasy spoon name fool you: 24 Diner uses fresh, local produce from nearby farms to whip up some of the most delectable breakfast plates in the city.

You can get all of the classics, like French toast, waffles, and omelets, but 24 Diner also offers healthier options, like a delicious veggie frittata.

WEBSITE | 600 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

15. Forthright Cafe

Places To Indulge In Weekday Breakfast In Austin

This beautiful downtown cafe is one of my favorite spots for both weekday breakfast AND weekend brunch. I love their beautiful Benedicts, breakfast sandwiches, chicken and waffles, pork belly hash, and breakfast pastries. Oh, and they have an excellent coffee program!

WEBSITE | 35 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701

16. Nervous Charlie's Bagels

Best Breakfast Spots In North Austin

Homemade bagels and a thick spread of schmear…nothin’ better! Stop by Nervous Charlie’s for something as simple as grabbing a dozen bagels for your office, or a fancy bagel breakfast sandwich to indulge your wildest weekday breakfast cravings.

This is a husband-wife owned bagel shop in north Austin. They make authentic NYC-style bagels that are dense and chewy.

WEBSITE | 5501 N Lamar Blvd Ste. B101, Austin, TX 78751

17. Café No Se

Places To Indulge In Weekday Breakfast In Austin

Anything connected to the South Congress Hotel is going to be gorgeous….Café No Sé is no exception.

It’s a bright, modern cafe with all your breakfast favorites favorites, but dishes are amped up with something special: ricotta pancakes with bananas and pecan butter, avocado toast topped with a soft-boiled egg, créme fraîche, and Aleppo carrots, and the oh-so-instagramable No Sé burger served on a buttermilk bun are just a few of their weekday items.

WEBSITE | 1603 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

18. Two Hands

Places To Indulge In Weekday Breakfast In Austin

Two Hands is an Australian cafe that started in New York City…so while it’s not exactly a local Austin spot, it’s a lovely weekday breakfast cafe.

They have some nice healthy options like an acai bowl, avocado toast, and a seasonal scramble, and well as more indulgent items like a lemon poppyseed waffle and fresh pastries sourced from local Sour Duck Bakery.

WEBSITE | 1011 S Congress Ave Suite 170, Austin, TX 78704

19. Teal House Coffee Shop and Bakery

Places To Indulge In Weekday Breakfast In Austin

If you want to get your sugar fix, go for a weekday breakfast in Austin at Teal House bakery. Their cinnamon rolls are THE BEST! They also have a great coffee program, so you can grab a cappuccino to accompany your sweets and enjoy sitting inside or outside at their South Congress location.

WEBSITE | 2304 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

20. Paperboy

East Austin Restaurants

Dine at this gorgeous east Austin restaurant for yummy breakfast sandwiches and plates with ingredients sourced from local farms and bakeries. They serve coffee made by Tweed roasters.

WEBSITE | 1203 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702

21. Tacodeli

Best Breakfast Spots In North Austin

I really never get tired of these breakfast tacos! Tacodeli has been around since the 90s, and they’re totally an Austin staple. Try the Sirloin, Egg, and Cheese, and the Jess Special (it’s a migas taco with a big hunk of avocado on top.)

The Doña salsa has a cult following…it’s seriously SO creamy and delicious! It’s their next-to-hottest homemade salsa (habañero is the hottest), and it’s made with jalapenos and has soft green color and a delicious taste.

WEBSITE | Multiple locations

22. Cenote

East Austin Restaurants

Cenote’s original location on Cesar Chavez is in a renovated historic house that has a cozy vibe for working and a big outdoor space for hanging out with friends. The full menu of breakfast items includes breakfast tacos, burritos, and breakfast sandwiches served on their yummy ciabatta bread.

WEBSITE | 1010 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702

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