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
Although basic Thai staples such as pad thai and curries are represented, the Vietnamese dishes are among the best, served with the usual steamed rice, rau ghém, and fish sauce, with names like Cyclone Driver, Spicy Landlord, and Secretary Holiday.
5900 W. Slaughter Ste. 500-D 512/288-8688
Visit this casual, cool spot for café au lait, a cheese plate and wine, or a luscious open-faced tartine. Tasty and beautifully presented sandwiches, salads, soups, coffees, desserts, and breakfasts round out the menu.
1115 E. 11th 512/542-9542
2200 S. I-35
Central Texas market-style barbecue – brisket, both pork and beef ribs, pulled pork, sausage, Coffee Pork Tenderloin, and turkey. Read our review.
1505 Town Creek Dr. 512/537-2047
Owner Bobby Cavo has barbecue deep in his DNA. His mom, Mopsie, still provides the meat through her catering kitchen, all of it kissed by heritage post oak smoke.
120 E. Fourth 512/369-3119
You'll find an upscale comfort-food menu that is both affordable and inviting. Try the homemade cobbler.
4800 Burnet Rd. 512/454-7827
We love the Frito pie made with "Grandma's Immortal Chili," and we're especially partial to the fried green tomatoes and the fried catfish basket.
6812 RR 620 N. 512/249-5200
10515 MoPac N. 512/244-2536
3414 Lyons 512/926-4650
Sample fresh, boiled seafood of every variety: shrimp, blue crabs, and crawfish (in season), as well as boudin, gumbo, oysters on the half shell, and red beans and rice.
700 E. Sixth 512/472-0985
4th and Guadalupe 512/453-7223
Everything we've had has been amazingly good. Complex and richly layered sauces and superb breads form a large and unique menu.
Offers predominantly South Indian street food, served in a clean space by helpful and friendly staff. Be sure to try the fried idli
, pani puri
, khasta kachori
, and the chole
samosas. Read our review.
13000 N. I-35, Bldg. 12 #216 512/491-5055
Be sated by one of the biryanis or the aloo paratha, whole-wheat bread stuffed with potatoes and peas.
3201 Bee Caves Rd. 512/329-0234
Your waitress may resemble a runaway who's lost her clothing, but don't call the cops – just order the ribs.
11617 Research 512/346-3025
Jennifer Costello and Chris Hurley are churning out New American cuisine with a precision and deftness that puts you at the table with local, seasonal sourcing, prepared to bring out the inherent flavors of superb ingredients. You know that imaginary, Mom-worthy perfect brunch? Think Pop-Over Eggs Benny, bananas Foster french toast, and chipotle-lime chicken hash. Read our review.
202 W. Cesar Chavez 512/428-4643
Here you'll find 16 varieties of authentic Aussie savory pies with flaky crusts, plus very friendly counter folks and great coffee, too.
3110 Guadalupe #150 512/380-0032