Located inside the DoubleTree Guest Suites, the cafe serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. Try the Sunday buffet.
303 W. 15th 512/478-7000
If you’re wandering past The Driskill Hotel, don’t overlook this place. The cafe has had a face-lift and acquired a new chef. Be sure to sample the pricey but delicious selection of baked goods.
604 Brazos 512/391-7066
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 pleasant dining room in the Omni Hotel atrium offers a Southwestern menu and a dynamite Sunday brunch with waffle and omelet stations.
700 San Jacinto 512/476-3700
11713 Jollyville Rd., between Oak Knoll & Duval 512/336-5069
The bistro burger with fries is the best bet here during the daytime, but Tuesday through Thursday from 4 to 7pm, you can nab great bar food for $5.
319 Congress 512/472-1884
Around the corner from El Mercado, you'll find Mexican fare, sandwiches, burgers, and smoothies to enjoy in the expansive basement dining area.
314 W. 17th 512/469-0380
You'll find terrific traditional Greek cuisine at this longtime local favorite. Enjoy live Greek music on Friday and Saturday evenings.
600 Congress 512/474-7775
Beyond the necessary hot cup o' joe, Austin Java offers an array of sustenance plus luscious desserts to get you back on the move on a cold day.
301 W. Second #100 512/481-9400
Elegant ambience and service is paired with first-rate steaks at quite reasonable prices. Particular care is taken with the sides, making for a complete experience. Don't miss the excellent wine list.
1205 N. Lamar 512/472-1813
online orders only
Winner of 2011’s Best of Austin Critics Pick for Best Dinner Destination on a Damp, Cold Night, this place is about as authentically Italian as you can get without jumping on a plane to Parma. Antipasti, Neopolitan pizza, and a good wine list make for good shelter here. Read our review.
507 San Jacinto 512/474-9899
Fans of humble hogmeat will adore this pork parlor that offers breakfast all day, and bacon worthy of the name. Local beers and homemade desserts round out your cholesterol and carbohydrate intake. Read our review.
900 W. 10th 512/322-9777
120 E. Seventh 512/476-0060
This tiny place serves reasonable small plates such as chicken-fried olives stuffed with bleu cheese and pomme frites
with truffle aioli and Pecorino, as well as some of the most inventive cocktails in town. Read our review.
200 Congress 512/827-2755
Irish music, excellent pub grub, and Guinness and Smithwick's Ale by the 20-ounce imperial pint make this a great place to watch sports. Check out six 42-inch hi-def plasma TVs and the 65-inch "ScreenZilla" Mitsubishi in back.
204 E. Sixth 512/494-1335
100 West Second Street
European, Cajun, and Southern dishes are prepared with organic, local, and homegrown ingredients. A great selection of beers and spirits as well as a well-thought-out wine list complete the experience. Read our review.
500 W. Sixth 512/477-2377