A hearty breakfast is an ideal way to begin a day of exploration in Austin! When in town, you may have tried the morning tacos, but we say you must grab fresh pancakes to give a filling start to your day. 

Whether you seek gluten-free pancakes, chocolate-stuffed ones, or anything else, Austin has dining spots to meet all your obvious or strange food cravings. These places serve the most delicious pancakes, from airy buttermilk varieties to decadent interpretations baked with blueberries, chocolate chips, and bacon. 

Feeling hungry already? Explore our 512 area guide to know where to have the best pancakes in Austin. Let’s dive in! 

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Snooze, an A.M. Eatery
Bar & Restaurant
3800 N. Lamar Suite 120, Austin TX, 78756
Set your map at 1700 S Lamar Blvd to visit Snooze. You will find enormous breakfast options here, from breakfast sandwiches and tarts to upside-down pancakes. Order sweet potato pancakes if you want to play safe with your taste buds. Otherwise, try the other three pancake flavors to surprise your taste palate.
Best of all, Snooze is near tons of Austin’s main attractions and popular restaurants. They have special fall and summer pancake dishes on their menu - highly recommended!
Magnolia Cafe South
4.4  5 Rating (2)
1920 South Congress Avenue, Austin TX, 78704
Magnolia Cafe at 1920 South Congress Ave, the Austin classic, has been serving hot cakes for more than 45 years.
To start a delicious day, try the chocolate chip pancakes or the cornmeal banana-pecan pancakes.
Explorer Tip: The place is so popular that we suggest you keep a little extra time slot to look for a parking space.
Counter Cafe
4.8  5 Rating (3)
1914 E 6th St, Austin TX, 78702
Counter cafe serves down-home creations with a gourmet touch. They prepare global food with fresh, local ingredients.
Traditional buttermilk pancakes at this restaurant are available with pure maple syrup. If you simply want a few bites, choose a baby cake instead of the famous hot cake, which is the size of the serving plate. Add nuts, chocolate chips, blueberries, or strawberries for anything somewhat sweeter.
The Original Pancake House - Austin
1700 West Parmer Lane #650, Austin TX, 78727
The Original Pancake House, a Portland-based franchise at 1700 W Parmer Lane, is a popular place to grab a single pancake or a complete stack. They offer more than 15 distinct pancake varieties, so everyone may find a favorite.
For something sweet, try the Georgia Pecan Pancakes or the Coconut Pancakes; for something savory, try the Sourdough Flapjacks or French toast.
Josephine House
Restaurant $$
1601 Waterston Ave, Austin TX, 78703
If you have one of those professions where you can "work remotely" or start your day at a slower pace, Josephine House is the perfect place for you. It is situated in one of Austin's most lovely neighborhoods, within an even more gorgeous house.
Sit outside on the patio and take in that first brew of coffee, especially when the weather is perfect. Locals swear by their lemon ricotta pancakes. Browse the brunch menu for more sweet delights, and don't forget to taste the tahini caramel brownie and the ginger fig bar.