Cuisine: American Cafe
Located inside the Downtown DoubleTree Suites, the cafe serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily.
303 W. 15th 512/478-7000
Located in the Driskill Hotel, this cafe is a convenient and casual option for Downtown workers and hotel guests. Favorites include the aptly named Hangover Burger and the pricey but delicious selection of baked goods.
604 Brazos 512/391-7066
4001 W. Parmer
Alamo Village shows new – and mainstream – movies with the same old – and delicious – menu as its Downtown progenitor.
2700 W. Anderson 512/459-7090
107 Alamo Rd., Fredericksburg 830/990-8004
1001 Junction Highway, Kerrville 830/895-5000
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
3016 Guadalupe 512/777-4482
Boasts a strong selection of artisanal cheeses, charcuterie, and small plates – plus a gorgeous raw bar. Just the thing to pair with bubbles. Read our review.
4800 Burnet Rd. #450 512/371-1600
3001 N. I-35, Round Rock 512/388-7353
Cake balls: Not just for breakfast anymore. The menu here features appetizers, salads, entrées, soups, and desserts complemented by a well-chosen wine list, a selection of local craft beers in bottles, and a roster of custom cocktails. Read our review.
3401 Esperanza Crossing #104 512/215-3633
You could theoretically stay here all day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Daily hot plate specials include meat loaf with Creole sauce and pork loin over cornbread dressing. Expect a wait for weekend brunch.
5222 Burnet Rd. 512/467-9552
3600 Presidential 512/530-2242
Beyond the morning cup o' joe, Austin Java offers an array of sustenance plus luscious desserts.
1608 Barton Springs Rd. 512/482-9450
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
The menu is studded with specialties from stir-fry to filet mignon to chicken Florentine – classic diner food designed for those who crave the honest, homemade flavors of Mama's cooking.
5404 Manchaca Rd. 512/443-5167
Built to please with its Cajun-style
specialties, generous happy hours, and real gator meat. Plus, no cover charge for live blues.
3003 S. Lamar 512/691-9140
6115 Lohmans Ford Rd., Lago Vista 512/267-9001
9721 Arboretum Blvd.
Celebrating sausage on Rainey Street, 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