9911 Brodie #750
Hours: Sun-Thu, 7:30am-10pm; Fri-Sat, 7:30am-10:30pm
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, however, including the legendary fries.
4521 Westgate Blvd., 512/899-2700
This elegantly casual interior, rich with reclaimed wood, earth tones, and natural light, has a separate lounge and bar area. Locally-sourced dishes make this a South Austin delight.
7720 Hwy. 71 W., 512/852-8558
This Flipnotics descendant, a midcentury modern bistro near Circle C Ranch, provides an affordable, mainstream menu with something to appeal to everyone.
5900 Slaughter #400, 512/288-9994