Time to break out your best pastels, floppy hats, and Sunday shoes: Easter is here, which means it’s officially brunch season. While I’ve compiled a list of fancy brunches and less family-friendly Easter brunch events over on Eater Austin, here’s a curated list of Easter brunches and buffets (and one cooking class) with something for everyone in the family.
Friday, March 25
Bake Austin is offering an Easter baking class for kids 8–12 years old, featuring yeast bunnies and Easter cupcakes. $40.
Saturday, March 26
If you’re considering a staycation over the holiday weekend, the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa is hosting an Easter EGG-stravaganza for hotel guests and their children from 10 a.m. to noon, with the egg hunt beginning at 11:15. Grownups can hunt for colorful golf balls on the links on Saturday and Sunday; the balls are good for prizes including free meals to an all-inclusive golf weekend for the person who finds the golden ball. The resort is also offering Easter brunch on Sunday morning.
Sunday, March 27
Trattoria Lisina hosts its annual Easter egg hunt at 9:30 a.m., followed by brunch service that includes bbq brisket pizza, lobster ravioli, and braised lamb shank.
Or how about brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Topgolf, where kids can get a photo with the Easter bunny, along with complimentary cotton candy and a free gift.
Head downtown for brunch at Searsucker, featuring braised rabbit leg salad and pork belly hash.
Very hungry families should check out the Easter promotion at Estancia Churrascaria, which will offer its enormous salad bar and Southern Brazilian-style meats for $44.95 per person (or $24.95 for salad bar only). Call for reservations.
If your kids can hang in the fine-dining milieu, Jeffrey’s is offering a swoon-worthy Easter buffet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. that includes caviar service, a seafood tower, leg of lamb, a mimosa cart, and more. $100 per person (kids 8–12 are $75 and kids 7 and younger eat free). Call 512-477-5584 for reservations.
Up in Round Rock, Greenhouse Craft Food is offering a very affordable Easter brunch buffet ($17.50 per person, $6.50 kids under 12) featuring deviled eggs, chicken and waffles, assorted pastries, and a kids’ waffle bar.
The Knotty Deck in the Arboretum Renaissance Hotel offers a Southern-comfort inspired brunch menu from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. including brisket hash, doughnuts, biscuits, and a mimosa/bellini bar, to be enjoyed on a spacious veranda with a breathtaking view of the Hill Country. Call 512- 343-2626 for reservations.
If you’re really invested in a spectacular view, head out to The Oasis, which offers Easter brunch buffet beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Looking for more Easter fun for the family in Austin? Here’s a list of some Easter Events happening this week.