Best Brunch In Austin/in Explore Austin /by AustinMarathonAdmin
Don’t let the Austin Marathon festivities leave you hangry. We’ve got your brunch grub needs covered! Whether you’re craving tacos or pancakes, there’s something delicious nearby to fill up and refuel with carbohydrates and protein. So don’t delay – treat yourself to a chill brunch sesh at one of Austin’s fab restaurants today!
Our staff has rounded up some delicious eats for you marathoners that will fill those empty stomachs in no time – so grab yourself a plate (or three) as part of your weekend adventures.
Cafe No Se
The Cowboy Breakfast is a spectacular and hearty spin on a full English breakfast (the cilantro butter, YUM). For a sweeter tooth, you can’t go wrong with their gluten-free pancakes, either.
The sleek downtown restaurant lead by chef and runner Philip Speer and rolls out its brunch menu Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. You might even see Philip on course with @comedorrunclub.
The menu includes a Masa Madre Waffle with fig jam, brown butter, and fresh figs; a huitlacoche omelet; carnitas tacos; carne asada and eggs, and more.
The menu is a little fancy with dishes like barbecue shrimp with grits and poached eggs, French toast, and a lobster omelet. The restaurant is open for indoor and outdoor dine-in services. Brunch hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Tamale House East
1707 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702
Simple yet delicious, this old Austin staple brings the heavy hitting for brunch. Pick from your favorite breakfast taco or from plates like chilaquiles.
1511 E 6th St.
Austin, TX 78702
The migas plate at Cisco’s is a fantastic go-to. No frills, quick, inexpensive, and absolutely delicious. Cisco’s has been a staple of East Austin for over 6 decades. In fact, it has been said that many of the deals made in Texas government occurred in the back room of Cisco’s over coffee, biscuits, migas, and huevos rancheros.
Delicious, fresh, clean food that will make you feel as good as it tastes! The gluten-free banana pancakes are pretty mind-blowing. True Food aims to deliver healthy, clean, locally sourced food, and honestly, they deliver!
The fluffy buttermilk biscuits in Phoebe’s Benedict will draw you in but it’s the killer hashbrown casserole that will keep you coming back to Phoebe’s. Also recommended: their cornbread muffins. Delish!
Located at the gorgeous South Congress Hotel, Mañana has incredible coffee drinks to give you that extra pep you’re looking for. The Chocolate Fronks Milk Latte or the Nitro Cold Brew is the way to go. Why not also treat yourself to a vegan banana snickerdoodle while you’re at it.
1700 South LamarAustin, TX 78704
1109 East 5th StAustin, TX 78702
3800 North LamarAustin, TX 78756
Treat yourself to their signature pancake flight: Pineapple Upside Down, Blueberry Danish & Sweet Potato pancakes. Better yet, choose your own flavors! You can’t go wrong with pancakes at Snooze.
More Honorable Mentions
Vera Cruz Tacos
Bird Bird Biscuit
Juan in a Million
Places to Train in Austin/in Explore Austin /by Austin Marathon
Austin will spoil you with a slew of running options offering excellent opportunities for fitness enthusiasts, runners, and marathoners to explore their skills. This article will walk you through some of those fascinating terrains.
Four excellent running places in Austin
There are plenty of them. But we have zeroed in on a handful that are known to provide a vivid running experience.
1. Lady Bird Lake Trail
Austin has something to offer to every runner from pro down to a rookie. So if you are a newbie, you have the 3.2-mile loop between the South First Bridge and the Mopac Bridge to explore. Marked by two water stops, this loop is short and easy to navigate. However, this area also boasts of longer trails that are seven miles and 10 miles respectively which are meant for the more experienced runners.
2. McKinney Falls State Park
Located well within the city limits, this is one of the best places to train in Austin. This park has breathtaking scenery and waterfalls, and is home to two prominent running trails. These winding trails not only stretch for miles, but they also have elevations that rise to more than several hundred feet. This area is perfect for those of you who are contemplating participating in the Austin Marathon. But also, if running is your passion or a stress buster, this place is a must-visit.
3. Barton Creek Greenbelt
Located in the heart of the city, this place is inundated by miles of trees, along with various waterfalls, and limestone cliffs. Starting from Zilker Park, this trail provides a good opportunity for runners to test their skills. From navigating around uneven terrain to conquering the Hill of Life at the end of the trail. The trail is known as the seventh-best running trail in Austin.
4. Travis Heights
Some neighborhoods are also great places for training in Austin, like Travis Heights. It is easier to run in neighborhoods as you can continue doing it regularly without any limit. Travis Heights is a quiet residential neighborhood dotted with hills that offer peace, and the freedom to explore your running prowess to the fullest.
With a wide variety of running trails, Austin is truly a runner’s paradise. A place where you can realize your marathon dreams, amp up your fitness regimen, or simply feel the magic of tearing through the force of the wind for the fun of it.