9911 Brodie #750
Hours: Daily, 7am-10pm
French-press coffee and jazz on Saturday nights up the cool factor, while bargain prices and delicious food keep you coming back.
At this welcome South Austin branch of the venerable neighborhood institution, the coziness of the original is replaced with a sleek sensibility. The menu is identical, it includes the legendary fries.
4521 Westgate Blvd., 512/899-2700
This sleek, minimalist diner has a warm interior with modern banquettes, exposed wood, and an inviting deli case filled with side salads and desserts. The extensive sandwich selection includes a commendable pork belly bánh mi.
1807 W. Slaughter #100, 512/363-5672