Good afternoon, gals! There’s still 9 hours left of Galentine’s Day (only the best day of the year), and if you haven’t already gotten your fair share of waffles, here are some places open late in Austin that serve breakfast all day:
1. Brunch Haus
1720 Barton Springs Rd. Open 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
A food truck dedicated to brunch food, Brunch Haus opened in 2012 and has been serving breakfast-y classics ever since. The Chicken n Waffles is the perfect way to honor Leslie Knope’s dedication to waffles, and still get your protein for the day. And with only one dollar sign on Yelp and four and a half stars, this place is both delicious and affordable.
2. Magnolia Cafe
Magnolia West: 2304 Lake Austin Blvd. Open 24 hours.
Magnolia East: 1920 S. Congress Ave. Open 24 hours.
Open 24 hours at both locations, the restaurant has a solid breakfast menu with 13 different omelettes and four different breakfast tacos. While waffles are not on the menu, the pancakes are HUGE, and are made from gingerbread, buttermilk, whole wheat and cornmeal.
3. Blue Dahlia Bistro
1115 E. 11th St. Open 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
The restaurant’s organic egg frittata served with bread and mesclun greens with pesto changes every day, ranging from vegetarian options to must-have bacon frittatas. The breakfast menu, served all day, also has classic breakfast options, such as yogurt, oatmeal and croissants. More importantly, in honor of Galentine’s Day, Blue Dahlia also has Belgian waffles served with fresh berries.
900 W 10th St. Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
While the restaurant only has eight breakfast items total, two of them are waffles–classic chicken and waffles and bacon waffles, which is bacon cooked INTO A WAFFLE. Ron Swanson would be pleased. The French toast sounds pretty good too; made from Texas toast dipped in vanilla batter, it’s also served with Bacon. This place has a clear theme.
5. Kerbey Lane Cafe
Central location: 3704 Kerbey Lane
South Lamar location: 3003 South Lamar Blvd.
University location: 2606 Guadalupe St.
Among the seven Kerbey Lane Cafes in the Austin area, only two are not open 24/7. The restaurant is most well-known for their pancakes, and the semi-recent move to give customers the option to “cinnamon roll” pancakes was pretty brilliant. Right now the “featured” pancakes are a beignet cinnamon roll pancake, and a gluten-free coco banana. Even though Kerbey doesn’t sell pancakes, you can also buy their pancake mix and pop it in your waffle iron at home. (It’s delicious.)