4521 Westgate Blvd.
Hours: Sun.-Thu., 11am-10:30pm; Fri.-Sat., 11am-12mid
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.
Beyond the morning cup o' joe, Austin Java offers an array of sustenance plus luscious desserts.
1608 Barton Springs Rd., 512/482-9450
The menu is studded with specialties from stir-fry to filet mignon to chicken Florentine – classic diner food designed for those who crave the honest, homemade flavors of Mama's cooking.
5404 Manchaca Rd., 512/443-5167
CLOSEDBuilt to please with its Cajun-style
specialties, generous happy hours, and real gator meat. Plus, no cover charge for live blues.
3003 S. Lamar, 512/691-9140