Brunch With a View at the Arboretum
Z'Tejas has been a staple on the Austin brunch scene for more than 20 years. An updated brunch menu at all three Austin locations will give you a new reason to revisit this old favorite. In addition to the Arboretum location (pictured; 9400 A. Arboretum Boulevard; 512-346-3506), there's the original (1110 W. 6th Street; 512-478-5355) and an Avery Ranch location (10525 W. Parmer Lane; 512-388-7772).
Avery Ranch Dining Room
The Z'Tejas Avery Ranch dining room is open, warm and welcoming. Regulars at the Avery Ranch location also rave about the outdoor patio, the French toast, queso, and salsa.
Bananas Foster With Cinnamon Bread
Enjoy a dark and decadent variation on Bananas Foster with walnut cinnamon bread slathered in vanilla bean custard, grilled and topped with roasted bananas.
Breakfast Quesadilla With Corn and Bacon
The breakfast quesadillas are made with puffy flour tortillas and stuffed with roasted corn, red onions, sausage, and bacon.
Mighty Z Migas With Black Beans and Salsa Fresca
The Mighty Z Migas are a glorious mixture of scrambled eggs, a secret cheese combo, salsa fresca, black beans and roasted corn.
Puff Pastry With Sage and Sausage
The puff pastry is chock full of sausage, sage, roasted corn and potatoes, and topped with Monterey Jack cheese.
Breakfast Casserole With Poblano Peppers
The breakfast casserole is baked slowly to blend the flavors thoroughly. The dish includes sausage, mushrooms, jalapeno bacon, onions and roasted poblano peppers.
More Z'Tejas Brunch Options
Other brunch options include the Chile Pork Verde breakfast with tomatillos and green chiles, and the South of the Border Benedicts with mini-tortillas, chorizo and bean puree. And don't miss out on the fresh margaritas, mimosas, and bloody Marys.
Meat lovers will appreciate the Slow-Smoked Herb-Crusted Prime Rib and the Meat Lover’s Skillet. There's also a Garden Omelet, Smoked Chicken Breakfast Enchiladas, Meat Omelet, Buttermilk Pancakes and Fresh Fruit Pancakes.
The Stuffed Breakfast Relleno consists of a roasted poblano pepper stuffed with scrambled eggs, jalapeno bacon, salsa fresca, sausage, and cheese. It's topped with roasted red pepper sauce and served with black beans and fruit.
Barbacoa Breakfast Enchiladas are filled with slow-cooked beef, scrambled eggs, caramelized onions, green chile relish and Monterey Jack cheese. The enchiladas are topped with ancho mole sauce and served with black beans.
The Farmers Market Skillet includes sauteed mushrooms, spinach, and sun-dried tomatoes, topped with two eggs and served with fresh fruit.
The classic Chicken Fried Chicken and Waffles is a hearty dish with double-breaded fried chicken, creamy country gravy, and Belgian waffles, topped with chocolate-covered strawberries, and served with vanilla bean syrup.
Sweet Potato Pancakes are topped with honey butter and served with house-made vanilla bean syrup and fruit.
Cornbread for a Cause
In case you need an excuse to gorge on the restaurant's excellent cornbread, the restaurant donates a portion of the proceeds from cornbread sales to local and national charities every quarter. Past recipients have included St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, Cheyanna's Champions for Children and the Comfort Crew for Military Kids.
Comfort Crew for Military Kids recently received a $10,300 donation. The mission of Comfort Crew is to help children cope with the various challenges of having a parent who is a current or former member of the armed forces. Comfort Crew's programs combine education and entertainment, often employing humor to get kids to talk about some of the tougher issues in their lives.
Dell Children's Medical Center in Austin is one of the few full-service hospitals in the country devoted entirely to children. It is also the only Level 1 Trauma Center in central Texas specializing in pediatric patients.
Overall, as of December 2016, Z'Tejas has contributed over $115,000 to these and other charities. Launched in December 2015, Cornbread for A Cause is the parent company's corporate giving arm. Its mission is to raise funds for charitable organizations that help people in the communities that Z’Tejas serves.