Brunch is the corner stone of great weekends in Austin. It’s not just a meal, its an entire way to experience Saturday and Sunday. Benedicts might be the staple of every brunch menu in Austin, but a big ass breakfast sandwich will eclipse nearly any appetite and will be worthy of the trail of bread crumbs and egg drippings you’ll have on your shirt afterward.
Round up your friends, grab a bibb and prepare your Instagram feed for our favaorite breakfast and brunch sandwiches in Austin.
Callie Speer has produced the most epic chicken biscuit sandwich in town with the one and only Casbah. It comes loaded with their house fried chicken, hot honey-buttered biscuit, comeback sauce, fried egg and a side of syryup. It’s a beautiful beast!
Walton’s Fancy & Staple
Walton’s Biscuit Sandwich comes with a fried farm egg, smoked Graton cheddar and aioli with a choice of smoked bacon, sausage or tomato!
Rise offers unique biscuit sandwiches featuring favorite fillings like buttermilk-brined fried chicken, crispy bacon, salt-cured ham and country sausage topped with egg, cheese, and spreads.
Hopdoddy Burger Bar has released their first ever breakfast burger and it’s not your average beef patty with an egg on top. This drool-worthy burger features a seasoned Angus beef, breakfast sausage and smoked ham patty topped with scrambled eggs, three strips of Applewood smoked bacon, American cheese, potato hash and herbed mayo on a homemade brioche bun.
The house Breakfast Burger represents everything you could want in a burger and a breakfast sandwhich in Josephine House’s signature style on a house baked bun, juicy grass fed burger, fried egg, bacon, greens, harissa aïoli and a side of frites.
Open Faced Sandwiches
Chef Amir’s Salmon Smoked Toast is an open face work of art. It comes loaded with pastrami smoked salmon, lemon ricotta, capers, shallots, heirloom tomatoes, arugula and a sunny farm egg with a side of yogurt and granola.
Bue Dahlia technically doesn’t offer a brunch menu, but the restaurant opens at 9am during the week so you might as well consider it breakfast. Thier open faced Tartine sandwiches come in multiple options on freshly baked whole wheat bread (gluten free optional). My two favorites are the Ham & Gruyère with Dijon mustard, cornichons or the Sliced Cold Smoked Salmon with herbed cream cheese and fresh dill.
Badass and Breaded
Locally owned Wild Chix & Waffles makes a fried chicken and waffle sandwich puts an entirely new spin on the concept of chicken and waffles. The scratch-made savory and sweet waffles is stuffed with free range and never frozen chicken from East Poultry. You can eat breakfast any time of day at Wild Chix, as the sandwich is available from open to close.
Chef Kevin Fink’s culinary artistry has no limits. Emmer and Rye has established itself as one of the most prominent restaurants in Austin boasting a seasonal, rustic-inspired, American contemporary menu both at dinner and brunch. The Braised Pork Sandwich is simple and something of genius, as it’s loaded with smoked pork, fried egg, aioli, tomato and kale stuffed in a house made English muffin.
The Native Style Banh Mi doesn’t exactly play by the old breakfast sandwich rules. This sandwich will give you all the East Austin vibes as it’s stuffed with Fried chicken thigh, kimchi omelet, carrot slaw, fresh herbs, chiles, adobo aioli.
The breakfast game is about to change at Snap Kitchen thanks to this delicious, portable, Turkey Sausage Paleo breakfast sandwich. The magic in this sandwich lies in the bun, which includes a mix of almond flour, coconut flour, egg, extra virgin olive oil, organic apple cider vinegar, and–wait for it–CAULIFLOWER. The best part? It tastes just like the bread you crave, but is made with ingredients you can actually pronounce.