Don’t sleep on these 6 south Austin breakfast spots
What’s tougher than your weekend long run? Figuring out where to eat breakfast after! Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Austinites and outsiders can agree on one thing: Austin has a plethora of delicious breakfast taco places. But that’s not all Austin has to offer! South Austin has something for everyone, from smoothies to donuts and yes, breakfast tacos. Add one of these 6 south Austin breakfast spots to your post-Austin Marathon plans and check out Miles 1-6 of the course. Lunch and dinner places coming soon!
Torchy’s (Miles 1.5 and 4)
If you’re craving tacos, visit Torchy’s. They have two locations along Mile 1-6 of the Austin Marathon course. Their brand-new spot on South Congress (1822 S. Congress Ave.) is massive. Sit outside on pretty days! If you’re feeling nostalgic, visit the original Torchy’s on South First St. (2809 S. 1st St.). Their list of tacos is fairly extensive and one can make the hungriest of runners full. They even hosted an Austin Marathon watch party earlier this year! Feeling adventurous? Check out their secret menu. Just don’t tell anyone…
Update – Torchy’s closed the original location on October 22nd.
Magnolia Cafe (Mile 1.5)
As mentioned in our overview of restaurants on the western portion of the course, Magnolia (1920 S. Congress Ave.) is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2019. If you’re looking for good ol’ fashioned home cooking, this joint is for you. Pro tip -they’re open 24 hours a day, but get there early on the weekends for brunch. Both locations are extremely popular and get crowded quickly!
Pueblo Viejo (Mile 2.5)
This is a High Five Events staff favorite. It’s within walking distance of the office and close to Cosmic Coffee (121 Pickle Road), an amazing coffee spot. Pueblo Viejo’s tacos are made the moment you order them and they’re fairly close to perfection. You can’t go wrong with the migas or Don Chago Taco! Sit outside and soak up the ambiance of your surroundings while you wait.
Papalote (Mile 2.5)
Want another High Five Events staff favorite? Here you go! Visit Papalote (3632 S. Congress Ave.) and choose from their list of 20+ tacos. Build your own taco if your tastebuds like exploring! Want to get a head start on your BBQ consumption? Ask for their brisket breakfast taco. You won’t be disappointed! Pro tip – don’t skip the queso!
Soup Peddler (Mile 5)
Looking for something a little healthier? Soup Peddler (501 W. Mary St.) has you covered. Fresh juices, made-to-order smoothies, and grab-and-go salads are just the tip of the iceberg. Soup Peddler is another High Five Events staff favorite!
Are you thinking about breakfast yet? We are! If you can’t decide where to grab breakfast first, start with the High Five Events staff favorites and go from there. Did your favorite south Austin breakfast spot not make the list? Let us know what it is on Facebook or Twitter.