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Spider House Patio Bar & Cafe

American Cafe | $

2908 Fruth
Austin, 78705
512/480-9562
Hours: Daily, 7am-2am
This cozy North Campus bungalow provides coffees, juice, and a full bar, as well as an eclectic, vegetarian-friendly menu in a comfortably shabby atmosphere. The giant patio fills up quickly during finals.

BEST OF AUSTIN AWARDS

  • 2009: Critics Most Friendly Exit
  • 2005: Critics Most Romantic Nerd Night Out
  • 2004: Readers Best Teen Hangout
  • 2003: Readers Best Coffehouse
  • 2003: Critics Best Place to Play Chess
  • 2002: Readers Best Coffeehouse
  • 2001: Readers Best Casual Hangout
  • 2001: Readers Best Coffeehouse
  • 2000: Readers Best Casual Hangout
  • 2000: Readers Best Coffeehouse
  • 1999: Readers Best Place To Meet A Blind Date
  • 1998: Readers Best Coffee House

RESTAURANT POLL AWARDS

  • 2001: Readers Coffee

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