1. Elizabeth Street Cafe The enticing thing about ESC after a night of hefty booze is their full espresso bar, fresh-made pastry selection, and the fresh flavor of Vietnamese food. Whether you’re looking for something filling (try the “shaking” steak and eggs or nutella and banana crepe) or something on the lighter side (try a mushroom omelette or parfait with fresh berries), either choice will have you saying “goodbye” to whatever choices were made the night previous.
2. Magnolia Cafe An Austin staple since the 1980’s, Magnoila Cafe serves up breakfast and diner food twenty-four seven. Order anything from a veggie burger to enchiladas or have omelettes your way with a build-your-own-style. Spend all your money on Sixth Street last night? Mag’s is the perfect pit-stop if you’re looking for some sustenance on a budget.
3. Juan in a Million Located on East Cesar Chavez, this spot is definitely a favorite of locals looking for authentic tex-mex breakfast tacos at a high quality for a low cost. Order your breakfast tacos your way, adding as many ingredients as you want, and while you wait for your food munch on complimentary chips and salsa (that’s the Texas way, y’all!).
4. Jo’s Coffee Whether you’re in south Austin the morning after a fun night or still happen to be downtown, there’s a Jo’s near you. Don’t let the line discourage you. The strong, sweet concoction that is an Iced Turbo will cure your hangover in seconds, boosting you with energy and getting you through your morning. Don’t like your coffee too sweet? Order a Belgian Bomber, which is just a fancy way of ordering a half Turbo (coffee, espresso, hazelnut, chocolate and cream) and half iced coffee.
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5. 24 Diner 24 Diner has a stellar location and even cooler decor. The mid-century vibe is intentional; the owners want you to feel like you’re stepping into a diner from the 1950’s. However, they didn’t want to inherit everything from diner-style food. The kitchen keeps everything local, house-made, organic and cage-free. You may not think where your food was resourced matters when hungover, but after taking a bite of their waffle breakfast sandwich, you may change your mind.
6. Bouldin Creek Cafe On South 1st, this vegan and vegetarian friendly restaurant can be found serving delicious coffee and food to everyone from families and college kids and everything in between. And while you wait for a table, or after your done munching, enjoy sitting on their front lawn and soaking in some Texas sun.
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7. El Tacorrido Don’t feel like getting out of bed? Putting on clothes? Facing the world? Drive-thru is the answer! Another popular South 1st spot is El Tacorrido, serving up delicious and authentic tacos at insanely inexpensive costs. A must-order item is an Equinox, creamy, sweet horchata with shots of espresso.
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8. Frank This gourmet hot dog, all thing fried hub, located downtown, serves a deliciously Southern brunch on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., giving you and your friends plenty of time to sleep it off and still make in time for a great meal. Frank’s features hearty plates with a home-cooked charm to each and every one. Order biscuits smothered in sausage gravy or the classic, sweet-savory choice, fried chicken and waffles doused in honey and melted butter.