Brunch Before the Fest!

Coming in from out of town for ACL? Or just an Austinite looking to mix up your weekend routine? If you’re looking for a great new place to grab food before heading to ACL Fest, let us guide you to some of our favorites.


Start your Saturday or Sunday off right with the elegant weekend brunch at Chicon. The airy, beautiful dining room is a wonderful place to explore creative dishes such as Whipped Feta Benedict and Smoked Trout Tacos. Feeling especially indulgent? Look no further than The Elvis, featuring pork belly, bourbon bananas, peanut butter mousse, brioche, and whipped coconut cream. Pretzel Donuts are another unexpected joy of the menu, and the intimate patio is a great place to catch up with friends.


Cantine is your new fave brunch spot you didn’t know existed. Located next to the South Lamar Alamo Drafthouse, this sleek and trendy restaurant serves up some of the best Italian fare that Austin has to offer. From their Frittatas and Benedicts to their Handmade Pasta and “Breakfast Pizza”, you can’t go wrong. And their Breakfast Bloody Mary, complete with bacon and shishito pepper, will cure any hangover.

Russell’s Bistro

Russell’s Bistro is a charming Austin original – small and cozy, in the best way. The coffee is magnificent and the Bistro Omelette is a must. There are vegetarian and gluten-free options too, so all your friends can have a relaxing morning with a great meal! Plus they have a dog friendly patio, so even your furry friend can join your brunch squad.

Café No Sé

Located in Austin’s beloved SoCo, Café No Sé invites visitors to take part in their rustic and chic ambiance. Try their poached eggs and ricotta hotcakes, or opt for one of their famed in-house baked goods like the peach frangipane croissant or the banana bread. And what would brunch be without a proper mixed drink? Complete your brunch with a coffee cocktail or mescal mule for that extra pep in your step.

Hillside Farmacy

Deep in the heart of Austin’s East Side is one of the city’s most instagrammable eateries. Hillside Farmacy brings eclectic flare and top notch food service to all its guests with its popular menu items like the fried egg sandwich and malt vinegar fries. The family friendly restaurant also offers homemade fountain sodas and bubbly cocktails, such as the grapefruit-based house punch with gin and bubbles, that make Hillside a must-stop for out-of-towners and a regular stop for Austin residents.