900 East Seventh Street
Located inside the Downtown DoubleTree Suites, the cafe serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily.
303 W. 15th 512/478-7000
This attractive, comfortable place has exceptional small-dish food, great drinks, and a stunning wine list.
612 W. Sixth 512/474-2194
Before you have the espresso of your dreams, treat yourself from this expansive menu.
3801 Capital of TX Hwy. N. Ste. G-100 512/327-4448
This pizza has some crispness and a little char on the bottom from the oven, but the slices are still flexible with some chewiness. The menu is small: a few signature pizzas such as a Margherita, a Hot Honey, and one with kale, plus weekly specials.
1502 S. First 512/566-8321
This may be a bar providing Alamo Drafthouse moviegoers with a new foraging alternative, but Chef John Bullington's snacky menu includes interpretations of classic Mexican street food, such as N.Y. Strip alambras and a giant Sonoran hot dog. Brunch is exciting as well, what with tangy avocado tomatilla sauces, and poblanos in the chichimigas.
5701 W. Slaughter 512/861-7069
5011 Burnet Rd. #150 512/206-0540
10615 Metric Blvd.
910 Round Rock Ave., Round Rock 512/244-1009
You'll find traditional dishes seldom seen elsewhere, as well as Asian fusion creations with Thai and Chinese influences. Delicious and inexpensive.
2400 E. Oltorf Ste. 1-A 512/448-4722
The dishes are authentically flavored, wonderfully spicy, and cooked with fresh ingredients. The Ma Po Doufu is a lusty temple to the gods of chile and mala: superb and perfect on a nippy day, delightfully sweat-inducing on a hot day. Read our review.
13376 N Hwy 183, Ste 100 512/258-5445
4001 W. Parmer
It's not just about beer, although they are brewing up some of the best pils and IPAs in Central Texas. It's also about the sophisticated pizza. You can't beat the one with Gulf oysters. Read our review.
1305 W. Oltorf 512/298-2242
Try this Lubbock-based chain for both traditional Tex-Mex and adventurous Interior Mexican offerings.
2901 S Capital of Texas Hwy 512/306-0857
2314 Rutland, #100
6301 W. Parmer, #505 512/297-2758
1700 E. Second 512/469-9400
Reasonably priced Mexican cuisine and a relaxed setting make this a great place for a quick, no-hassles meal.
1911-A E. Riverside 512/442-8402