A look at 24 Diner in Austin, TX: fantastic breakfast – especially the Chicken and Waffles!
all photos taken with my iPhone
I didn’t have a whole lot time to research where I wanted to eat while I was in Austin, but I came across a suggestion for 24 Diner. I’m not sure if I read about it on a blog somewhere, or if it was Yelp, but I sure am glad that I heard about this little gem!
I had heard that the chicken and waffles was the best in Austin, and knowing my husband’s love for chicken and waffles, we decided to head over one morning. It wasn’t too far from our hotel, so we decided to walk over and check out the town on our way.
24 Diner is pretty unassuming from the outside, set in a small strip mall. I had read that it can get busy for breakfast, so I was prepared for a wait, but we got lucky and were seated at a table right away. (I think we are good at eating at off times – a good way to avoid crowds and waits!) Our server was very attentive and helpful and was at our table right away.
My husband ordered the chicken and waffles, of course. I am a sucker for a good breakfast hash with sunny side up eggs, and their 24 Hash was recommended, so that’s what I went with.
The food came out fairly fast. And holy cow. My husband’s chicken and waffles were HUGE. A fried chicken breast and thigh, crispy as can be, on top of a crisp, fluffy Belgian waffle. And brown sugar butter. Brown sugar butter, people. I wanted to take home a jug of it. I’m not even kidding you – my husband is still talking about this meal today. In fact – this was one of his favorite meals in Austin.
I was equally smitten with my breakfast hash. It had house-cut Idaho potatoes with onions, jalapeños, cheddar, bacon and sausage. And then there were 2 eggs set over the top. I ordered sunny side up, as the runny yolk is my favorite part. The portion was huge, and even after I ate way more than I should have, it looked like I had barely touched my plate.
The prices are a little higher than a typical diner, but then again, this isn’t a typical diner. And like I mentioned, I’ve heard that you do sometimes have to wait, as it’s not a huge restaurant. But I would definitely recommend a trip to 24 Diner if you are in Austin. Breakfast food at it’s finest!
600 N Lamar