In this town, brunch never disappoints.
Originally Appeared on Condé Nast Traveler
Tell us about your first impressions when you arrived.
Josephine House serves brunch that’s as good as the atmosphere is charming. The picturesque Craftsman cottage has blue walls with white trim, all complemented by a front lawn and outdoor patio seating, making the space feel more like a friend’s house than a restaurant. Inside feels just as inviting, with intimate nooks for privacy and a small marble bar for socializing.
What was the crowd like?
Couples, young families, and triumvirates of friends catching up over fluffy pancakes and steaming cups of coffee. The dress is casual-chic; think slacks and sandals or Polos and loafers.
What should we be drinking?
Fresh-squeezed juices, Stumptown cold brew, grapefruit with chamomile soda, and inventive craft cocktails.
Main event: the food. Give us the lowdown—especially what not to miss.
Quality, local ingredients lay a solid foundation for the delectable brunch offerings. Whet your palate with something from the bakery case, like a crispy kouign amann or the vegan blueberry-banana bread. For mains, the rice bowl offers an inventive twist to the menu: red rice with pickled seasonal vegetables, avocado, and sweet red pepper chimichurri, topped with a poached egg.
And how did the front-of-house folks treat you?
The staff here exudes Southern charm and makes guests feel right at home.
What’s the real-real on why we’re coming here? Come for a classy brunch—maybe you’re celebrating a low-key anniversary or concluding a memorable trip to Austin. Whatever the occasion, this place is a sure bet for a memorable meal. Just be sure to reserve ahead of time.