Foodie Friday: Easy Tiger For An Excellent Easy Meal

by Gracie Watt on March 17, 2023 in Food+Drink,

Whether you’re looking for a spot for brunch, lunch or dinner, Easy Tiger has options for all. The menu and vibe of Easy Tiger make it one of my top recommendations, and there are three locations in Austin, so it’s convenient no matter where you are in the city.


While each Easy Tiger location has unique features, we visited the South Lamar location where you can find spectacular views of Austin’s Greenbelt from their patio, a shaded KidZone park, 30 beers on tap, TVs for game days, and much more! Other locations include The Linc at IH35 & Hwy 290 and East 7th located at 7th & Comal.

When you walk into any of the Easy Tiger locations, you smell fresh bread and warm coffee.
Photo Courtesy Easy Tiger.

Fun At Easy Tiger

There are always fun weekly events that happen at all of the Easy Tiger locations. At South Lamar, every Wednesday you can catch live music with the talented Greyson Turner. There are watch parties every Saturday, weekly Trivia Nights, and often special holiday events as well. You can keep updated with Easy Tiger events on their calendar. 

Easy Tiger began as a bake shop and beer garden carved into the heart of the Waller Creek district of Austin’s downtown.
Photo Gracie Watt.

This is a great place for big parties as well, as they have long picnic tables on the upstairs patio, outside tables and lots of space indoors as well. You can even make a reservation for up to 20 people. And you can stay for a while, as across from the building there is a little park where you can hang out and let the kids play. 

​​Food & Fare

While their all-day menu is great, Easy Tiger also has an underrated brunch that is delicious, and you actually have a shot at finding parking, and it’s usually pretty chill – rare for brunch in Austin these days.

For brunch options, the Egg Sandwich is delicious on their Easy bread bun. The French Toast Bites made with their Austin Baguette bread is also an excellent choice. 

Something that I loved was the system of seating yourself and ordering through a QR code on the table. This makes things very easy, but a waiter still brings your food and checks in every so often, so it still feels like a personal experience.

You can hang out and dine on the patio overlooking the hills of Austin at Easy Tiger’s South Lamar location.
Photo Gracie Watt.

You can dine in at any of their three locations, which I would recommend because of the good vibes! But you can also order for pickup or delivery. They even do catering for up to 1,000 guests with pastry trays, sandwich trays and seasonal delights.

Some all-day menu highlights are the Crispy Brussels Sprouts, Breakfast Potatoes, Waffle Fries, Prosciutto Baguette, Veggie Patty Melt and really anything else! You can’t go wrong with a menu item from Easy Tiger. They even sell different kinds of sausages like a Classic Bratwurst, Hatch Green Chili Cheddar, and Kielbasa. 

They have lots of soups and salads to choose from like the delicious Mediterranean Grilled Chicken salad and the Tomato Bisque soup. If you are looking for something to share with the table, we would recommend the Avocado Toast, or of course one of their famous pretzels! 

Easy Tiger has a few unique spots in Austin – an oasis and patio up North, a bar and outdoor events venue on the East side, and a family-friendly, scenic respite off South Lamar.
Photo Gracie Watt.

They also have great coffee and teas, happy hour foods, beers, wines and cocktails. The Bees Knees cocktail, made with Still Austin Gin, is delicious, and of course they have mimosa service for brunch, as well as other options like a bloody mary or an espresso martini.

Behind The Dough

Head Doughpuncher, David Norman has spent over 30 flour-dusted years at some of the country’s best bakeries from Seattle to NYC, launching Easy Tiger in 2012. Norman was recently nominated for a James Beard Foundation Award in the ‘Outstanding Baker’ category. Norman’s book, Bread on the Table, is now available.

Not only is the food delicious, but every time you dine with Easy Tiger, they can bake and deliver more fresh bread to charitable organizations.This is part of their #FeedAustin initiative.
Photo Courtesy Easy Tiger.

At Easy Tiger, there are three different types of breads that they make. “Austin breads” are classic loaves that use artisan flour. “Easy bread” describes their sandwich and toasting breads. “Hill country breads” are their hearty, rustic breads with whole grain flour. 

This year for Mardi Gras, Easy Tiger’s Head Doughpuncher baked tons of these glittery king cakes. Photo Gracie Watt.

Since they are a bakery, you would expect Easy Tiger to have great pretzels and pastries. They have some of the best, proven by the fact that they are sold throughout tons of local businesses, HEB, and more! 

You can also know that you’re dining with a cause, as Easy Tiger has started up their #FeedAustin initiative to help end hunger in our city. 

You can even keep the kids entertained while you eat with Easy Tiger’s cute coloring sheets.
Photo Gracie Watt.

You can further support them by checking out the variety of cute merch and clothing designs in store to rep Easy Tiger. 

Address: 3508 S Lamar Blvd Suite 200, Austin, TX 78704


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Gracie Watt is a contributor at Texas Lifestyle Magazine and a graduate of St. Edward’s University in Austin, with a degree in Journalism. Watt is also a Lifestyle Producer at NBC-affiliate KXAN’s Studio 512. When she’s not writing, Watt enjoys singing, playing the guitar and doing volunteer work.