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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
Comfortable and unpretentious, Alborz captures the essentials of Persia's rich and astoundingly varied culinary heritage. The daily lunch buffet is highly recommended.
3300 W. Anderson #300 512/420-2222
This spacious, no-frills Austin institution serves classic Tex-Mex breakfasts, lunches, and dinners daily. Look for the fresh homemade tortillas, crispy tacos, and slow-roasted beef ribs.
5804 N I-35 512/458-2531
1601 W. 38th 512/453-1533
This is good, old-fashioned Italian – need we say more? Try the Linguine Luci Johnson. Mangia!
2521 Rutland 512/719-3377
This cafe has been around since 1948, maintaining the same homestyle menu and hospitable spirit. Thursday's turkey-and-dressing special is highly recommended.
4827 E. Cesar Chavez 512/385-2986
Authentic French bistro featuring fresh pastries and breads.
900 RR 620 S. Ste. C-107, Lakeway 512/263-8728
Newly expanded, Asia Cafe brings it with the best and most authentic Chinese food in town. Unadulterated Sichuan cuisine is well worth the drive from anywhere. Read our review.
8650 Spicewood Springs Rd. #115 512/331-5788
The menu covers many regions of the Subcontinent, with an emphasis on Southern cuisine and a few Indo-Chinese dishes from the Manchurian region. Asiana has won over the neighborhood with authentic, lesser-known dishes appearing on weekends, as well a great lunchtime experience.
801 E. William Cannon #205 512/445-3435
In addition to the vegetarian selections, you'll find fragrant chicken, lamb, and beef. The lunch specials are a great bargain. Just count on ordering extra injera
. Read our review.
2804 N I-35 512/469-5966
Local greens from Boggy Creek farm are a standard, as are many other locally-found ingredients here. For varied Italian regional cuisines and an extensive wine list of mostly Italian and Cal-Ital selections, try this Hyde Park neighborhood stalwart.
408-C E. 43rd 512/451-1218
The sandwiches, salads, sweets, and croissants are the best around.
2127 Lohmans Crossing #310, Lakeway 512/263-4933
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
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
You'll find hot food as well as hot coffee, and live music on weekends.
1206 Parkway 512/476-1829