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Area: Downtown
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
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
From the aficianados of Easy Tiger and 24 Diner comes this French bistro, so the excellent breads and pastries come as no surprise. Stuffed quail, grilled amberjack, and profiteroles for dessert bring back fond memories of French fare in Austin. Read our review.
601 W. Sixth + 512/992-2776
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. Read our review.
1205 N. Lamar + 512/472-1813
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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
310 Colorado + 512/472-6770
Celebrating sausage on Rainey Street for a year now, this place has become a neighborhood staple. Sure, the ample and often unexpected selections of sausage are responsible, but don't forget the creative specials, such as fried chicken sausage atop creamy mashed potatoes. Read our review.
79 Rainey + 512/386-1656
96 Rainey + 512/433-6604
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
206 Colorado +