Posted in: Dining Posted on: Nov 10th, 2015

The Top 3 Greatest Brunch Options in SoCo

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The person that thought of serving breakfast at midday was probably a genius. If you think about it, it’s your chance to meet with your friends or a special someone at a semi-casual event and enjoy well-prepared food with memorable conversations. The midday timing of the event is also perfect because no one is expected to wake up early or stay out late. In that sense, brunch fits everyone’s schedules! There are many restaurants in South Congress that recognize the lasting popularity of brunch and have prepared excellent menu options for what could be deemed the most important social meal of the day. Review some of the top choices in town and see which ones you savor the most!

Daily Service

It is fairly common practice for restaurants to offer a brunch special on the weekend. But if they want to develop a reputation for serving the best brunch in South Congress, it certainly helps to offer the special every day! Enter the South Congress Café on South Congress Avenue. Their brunch menu is available on weekdays from 10AM until 4PM. and weekends from 9AM until 4PM, so you have plenty of time to catch it. The Café was recognized by the Huffington Post in 2014 for crafting one of the “top ten Bloody Marys in America,” so you’ll have to be sure to order one.


Many brunch enthusiasts employ the “see food diet,” where they eat all the food they “see,” but some brunch patrons insist on having excellent food from the sea on the menu. Seafood lovers should make a point to make their reservations at Perla’s, South Congress Avenue’s top seafood and oyster venue. Count on Perla’s to offer delicious concoctions featuring fish and oysters flown in regularly from the East and West coasts, as well as from the Gulf of Mexico. Perla’s also features cocktails with a coastal influence and an impressive wine list. Enjoy your seafood brunch while dining with your party on the restaurant’s oak-shaded patio or inside the open-spaced dining room.

Dietary Options

It can be a significant challenge finding restaurants in town that are prepared to cater to dietary restrictions or preferences. If you or someone in your party follows a gluten-free, vegan, or ethically cultivated diet, you should put the Snack Bar on your list. Originally built as an addition to the Austin Motel over 70 years ago, the Snack Bar offers a diner-style atmosphere that celebrates the long-standing unique feel that can only be found in Austin. Their brunch menu items are made with locally sourced ingredients and offer options for gluten-free and vegan diners. You may also enjoy specially curated wines and Texas-crafted beers with your meal. In addition, the restaurant is also dog-friendly, so feel free to bring Fido!

In short, if you are looking for the best brunch in South Congress, you are sure to be pleased with what you find. Plan a visit to each of these restaurants and decide which one turns out to be your favorite!