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
Segafredo Zanetti espresso, Bindi cakes, and gelato imported from Italy are offered here, as well as light breakfast and lunch fare.
9828 Great Hills Trail #120 512/795-9292
1601 W. 38th 512/453-1533
8300 FM 620 N. Ste. 200-A
8650 Spicewood Springs #112 512/335-4545
900 RR 620 S. 512/263-8728
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
The sandwiches, salads, sweets, and croissants are the best around.
2127 Lohmans Crossing #310, Lakeway 512/263-4933
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.
In addition to a full espresso bar and French bakery, this place has an extensive menu including sweet and savory crepes, quiches, and croque-monsieurs. Sandwiches are available as paninis or on a fresh half-baguette, and all breads and pastries are baked in-house.
12101 FM 2244 512/263-8388
120 E. Seventh 512/476-0060
In addition to a full complement of coffee and tea beverages, Bennu offers pastries and prepared foods from local companies 24 hours a day.
2001 E. MLK 512/478-4700
The breads and pastries are the stars of the show here. The Nutella chip roll is the child of a cinnamon-roll and chocolate. The sandwiches are impressive, too. Check the calendar for rotating daily specials. Read our review.
10000 Research 512/346-2583
Pick up a book, play Battleship
, and enjoy all your favorite coffee drinks along with some killer honey lemonade. They also have a great vegetarian menu. Read our review.
1900 S. First 512/416-1601
Lunchtime finds a crowd enjoying comforting soups and distinctive sandwiches, including the BLT made with fried green tomatoes. Don't overlook the cookies, luxuriously decorated cupcakes, or fabulous pies.
3201 Bee Caves Rd. #106 512/328-7100