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Five Brunches to Consider This Weekend

08.04.2017 by: Beth Stockwell Vanderkolk
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Can’t decide where to brunch this weekend? Check out some of our favorite spots, along with some recommended dishes!

At El Chipiron, brunch runs on Sunday from 11am-2pm. It’s a beautifully white and bright spot to brunch. Here are our best recommendations for what to order, and don’t miss out on their $5 mimosas!

Huevos Rotos: Poached eggs, iberico ham, chorizo, padrón
peppers, micro greens
Spanish Yogurt: Layered with seasonal fruits


Spanish Yogurt - Photo: Ashlyn Allison

Fonda San Miguel is one of Austin’s original gourmet restaurants, and their brunch leaves nothing to be desired. It’s high-quality, delicious, and easy on the eyes. Check it out on Sunday from 11am-2pm. It’s a flat rate brunch for $39 per person, so eat as much as you can! We highly recommend the following:

Cochinita Pibil: Yucatan specialty of pork baked in banana leaf
Pollo en Mole Poblano: Baked chicken in the traditional mole of Puebla


Fonda San Miguel brunch buffet - Photo: Ashlyn Allison

Looking for something with a little more Texas flair? Check out brunch at Freedmen’s from Sunday, 11am-3pm. Mouth watering options include:

Holy Mary: A quart of Forty Creek, smoked tomato, lemon,
worcestershire, divine intervention, topped with a half-pound
of brisket, sausage and spare ribs
Barbecue Benedict: A buttermilk biscuit, smoked tomato
hollandaise and choice of brisket, pulled pork, or sausage


Holy Mary - Photo: Ashlyn Allison


Head to Austin’s seaside for brunch at Mongers Market and Kitchen, Saturday and Sunday from 11:30am-3:30pm. Delicious oceanic brunch includes options like:

Buttermilk Oyster Chilaquiles with cheddar, crema, onions, cilantro
Low Country Benedict: A crab cake, black pepper biscuit, old bay
hollandaise, and skillet potatoes



Oyster Chilaquiles - Photo: Ashlyn Allison

Walton’s Fancy and Staple is a great option for a few reasons. The food is delicious, it’s easy to pay for your own meal at the counter without splitting a check, and you can pick up flowers on your way out! Some of their brunch (Saturday and Sunday, 11am-2pm) options we love include:

Avocado Toast: Multigrain toast, sliced avocado, pickled radish
chévre, soft boiled farm egg, house hot sauce, and farm greens
Shrimp & Grits: Blackened gulf shrimp, jalapeño, smoked
grafton cheddar grits, and creole butter


Avocado Toast - Photo: Ashlyn Allison

As Austin grows, so do the brunch choices, but that doesn't mean you won't have to wait. As always, we recommend calling ahead to see if you can score a reservation before you go. What's better than brunch? Brunch with no wait!

TAGS : Walton's Fancy and Staple , Fonda San Miguel , Freedmen's , Mongers Market + Kitchen , El Chipiron