Don’t look any further for where to have breakfast while you’re in Austin, you’ve come to exactly the right place. Here at The Austin Insider, we take any and all mealtimes seriously, just like the restaurants in our favorite town. Check out our list full with 14 reasons to wake up early for a meal. There’s no going wrong with any choice out of our selection. From pancakes to omelettes, we’ve got every style of morning munchies covered.

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The Omelettry

4.3 ★
For something close to 50 years, The Omelettry has been taking care of Austin’s hippie scene, whether it be by hiring any musician that wants to make a few bucks or by feeding everyone’s family on a random week day. Open every day from 7 am – 3 pm, this is where the folks of Austin like to get (you guessed it) some of the best omelettes you can find. Ask about the Chili Con Queso or Popeyes Favorite when you’re in a mood for something different. Other than their namesake, The Omelettry’s menu features plenty of the standard breakfast plates you look for at most restaurants. Airport Blvd is home to this long loved gem so head over any day and sit down to what is more than a plate of food. The Omelettry is an Austin tradition.

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Pacha Cafe

4.4 ★
From scratch made comfort food has gone organic at Pacha on Guadalupe St, meaning you won’t ever have to feel bad about wanting seconds at this quaint little cafe. Come by from 8 am – 3 pm every day for locally sourced coffees, teas, and espresso to pair with a small bite. Known for being an original, straight up from the Austin area, the Pear-Bacon-Scallion pancake is worth a taste. Check out their brunch menu for something different and full of flavor when you want something a little different out of breakfast. Eating at Pacha Cafe means that you won’t have to question where any ingredients came from.

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Mary’s Cafe

4.6 ★
When you see the big pink Mary’s sign on Red River Street, you’ll know that your group is in for a treat in the realm of cozy little eateries in Austin. Locally owned and a short distance from The University of Texas, this small spot serves up big flavor with their all day breakfast. From 7 am – 2 pm (9 am – 2 pm on the weekends) you can order up a Red River Wrap or some variation of Liege Waffles when the need for carbs takes over. Don’t skip out on Mary’s Cafe when you’re in the area. From breakfast to lunch, they put their hearts into every dish they serve and you’ll be able to taste that after the very first bite.

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Nervous Charlie’s

4.6 ★
Don’t be nervous to take a trip over to Lamar Blvd for one of the “best bagels in Austin” at Nervous Charlie’s. Using ingredients sent over directly from New York or sourced locally, Nervous Charlie’s is a low key place with simple flavors. Don’t let a lack of razzle dazzle fool you, these are life changing bagels even if you go without the toppings. Inspired by the bagels out of Long Island, they might change up your normal expectations without ever going overboard on their dishes. Pick out a bagel and top it with flavored cream cheese or ask about a number of sandwiches. From 7 am – 3 pm every day, don’t let anxiety stop you from a solid breakfast frum Nervous Charlie’s.

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Bird Bird Biscuit

4.7 ★
Ready to stick to the schedule set by you, Bird Bird Biscuit encourages everyone to order ahead of time whenever possibly. From Manor Road to Koenig Lane, Bird Bird Biscuit likes to make every item fresh to order at either storefront. Fill the middle of your biscuit or donut with all sorts of toppings for breakfast, lunch, or even dinner on the weekends at Manor Road. Check out the hours for each location online before you make the trip, the hours vary between both versions of Bird Bird Biscuit. Vegetarian friendly, Bird Bird Biscuit may not have one of those over-the-top menus but there’s more than enough to get everyone taken care of.

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Josephine House

4.4 ★
Just west of downtown Austin is where you can look for the little blue cottage known by locals as Josephine House on Waterston Ave. The Josephine House is open from 9 am – 10 pm every day and serves brunch, lunch, and dinner throughout the week. Known for being the kind of intimate space that makes for prime date real estate at any time of the day. Make your way through an elegant, light menu for brunch from 9 am – 3 pm and really relax in their comfortable courtyard or indoor tables. For some reason, a buttery croissant tastes much better when sitting outside.

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Paperboy

4.7 ★
There’s no resisting a good patio when the weather is right and Paperboy on east 11th street is where to sit for some breakfast or brunch. 8 am – 2 pm are their golden hours during the week, closing at 3 pm on Saturday and Sunday. At the time of publication, you are even able to sign up for their newsletter for a chance to win 250$ by visiting the pop up on their website. Pastries, hash, avocado toast, you name it and they probably have some variation of your favorite morning meal on the Paperboy menu. Order your favorite coffee drink or cocktail to match up with any plate and know that with Paperboy, any pick is a grand one.

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Counter Cafe

4.4 ★
Down home diner creations with a gourmet twist with their all day breakfast is what Counter Cafe has to offer those who come into either of their restaurant locations in Austin. Make your way to 6th or 29th Street and look for one of two notorious locations where you can try out these classic plate full of pancakes, locally sourced bacon and even a platter of pork chops and eggs. Stop by any day at both spots between 7 am – 3 pm to find a bit of “home” with what they serve up.

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The Original Pancake House

4.3 ★
Don’t confuse this joint with iHop, The Original Pancake House is a step up from just about any pancake spot you might have visited. What began as a small little breakfast joint in Portland, The Original Pancake House has grown into the (still family owned) franchise with over 100 locations around the country. Try out a stack of favorite flavors like banana or Georgia pecan pancakes any day from 7 am – 1 pm. For something more savory, their menu includes potato pancakes and even “pig in a blanket” style cakes wrapped around sausage links. Nestled in to the Scofield Crossing shopping center, you can get your retail therapy alongside some stellar breakfast at The Original Pancake House.

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Joe’s Bakery & Coffee Shop

4.5 ★
For the last 75 years, the family behind Joe’s Bakery & Coffee Shop has found ways to serve up plates to Austin and has no intention of slowing down. With their location on 7th Street, Joe’s is the kind of spot that serves up Mexican style breakfast bites. Closed on Mondays, you can come by any other day from 6 am – 2 pm. They know about wanting to get your calories in early in the morning so come out first thing to try the Migas plate, breakfast tacos, or anything else that sounds good. Warning, everything on their menu can be enticing to most people.

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Bouldin Creek Cafe

4.7 ★
Breakfast food is already notoriously easy for those who have to adhere to certain dietary restrictions but Bouldin Creek Cafe takes the game up a notch with their vegetarian menu. Head over to 1st Street next time you’re wanting some Vegan cheese on your eggs or tofu and see what all their large menu has to offer. You have not lived until you’ve tried out their Vegan blueberry cornbread. Open every day, you can take a taste of Bouldin Creek Cafe’s menu any day from 8 am – 10 pm or 11 pm on the weekends.

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Magnolia Cafe

4.5 ★
Since the late 80’s, Magnolia Cafe has been a regular part of Congress Ave here in Austin. People keep coming back for the high quality food selection and long hours. Grab some breakfast for any meal of the day, they never stop serving it up. From 8 am – 10 pm every night, you won’t have to miss out on omelettes and breakfast tacos for something as silly as sleeping in later. Use the QR codes outside to reserve a table indoors or on the patio and enjoy all the ambiance that Magnolia Cafe has to offer on any morning, afternoon, or night of your stay in the area.

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Phoebe’s Diner

4.5 ★
Since the late 80’s, Magnolia Cafe has been a regular part of Congress Ave here in Austin. People keep coming back for the high quality food selection and long hours. Grab some breakfast for any meal of the day, they never stop serving it up. From 8 am – 10 pm every night, you won’t have to miss out on omelettes and breakfast tacos for something as silly as sleeping in later. Use the QR codes outside to reserve a table indoors or on the patio and enjoy all the ambiance that Magnolia Cafe has to offer on any morning, afternoon, or night of your stay in the area.

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Wholy Bagel

4.5 ★
“Keeping Austin Baked” is what both of Wholy Bagel’s locations in Austin are boasting with their extensive bagel menu. Sweet, savory, filling, or maybe just a snack, Wholy Bagel has a little bit of something for any type of early day hunger. Stop by for breakfast at either the William Cannon Drive or Far West Blvd locations but don’t forget that the Far West option is closed on Mondays. Pile your toppings high and get full quick at Wholy Bagel, you can’t miss with either storefront. Grab some napkins before taking on the bagel, there’s no eating these without making a mess.

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CONCLUSION

Now that you know where to eat for tomorrow morning’s adventure, be sure to get plenty of rest if you’re planning for one of the restaurants that don’t stay open late. Thankfully, plenty of our eateries remain open late and serve breakfast the entire time. Sometimes, you just have to get some pancakes or bacon for dinner. While you’re here reading up about the city, don’t miss out on what our past articles have to offer. Meals, venues, activities, and much more can be found in our “Articles” tab and we are always adding to the lists. Most of all, don’t forget to take a look at our FAQ section to read up on our pedal party group bike tour through downtown. Eco-friendly, affordable, and able to fit up to fifteen riders, the Pedal Party is one of the best ways to get to know our favorite city. Learn about Austin while guided on a self propelled tour by a local who can answer any of your questions even better than our articles can. Until next time, thank you for reading with us at The Austin Insider!