1308 E. Sixth
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 7am-2am; Sat.-Sun., 11am-2am
Go during the day for sandwiches, empanadas, East Side Pies slices, as well as a full complement of your daily veggies in the Bloody Mary, which is really a salad in a glass. It’s a mild-mannered, daytime coffee shop that evolves into a comfortable bar after dark, offering fabulous drinks in a room filled with furniture worthy of any good thrift store score.
For Southerners, this is the familiar food that your granny used to cook. Meat with two sides, done right, and it changes every day. Try the roast beef and sweet-potato pie.
1914 E. 12th, 512/482-0757
Have a seat and stay awhile at a yellow picnic table, as the matzoh ball soup here is so transcendent, its consistency so perfect, that your sandwich order will likely be an afterthought. Well, snap back in time to make sure you don't miss the Groucho Marx Mushroom Melt, the Gertrude Stein Goat Cheese, or the Art Spiegelman Falafel Patty Melt.
913 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/508-8985
This friendly coffee shop has a broad menu of coffees, paninis, and salads, as well as pastries from Quack's Bakery, Celeste's Best, and Rockstar Bagels.
2200 Manor Rd., 512/472-9900