2900 Rio Grande
Hours: Mon., 7am-5pm; Tue.-Thu., 7am-9:30pm; Fri.-Sat., 7am-10pm; Sun., 8am-3pm
This longtime family-owned business has evolved into a cozy bistro with changing weekly menus that showcase the local farm-to-table meats and produce alongside the traditional fresh bread.
This is a neighborhood space where friends can gather over a pint, an expertly made cocktail, or a selection from the outstanding wine list. The menu offers affordable, yet way-above-average options for dinner, lunch, and brunch, and all sauces and condiments are made in-house.
3016 Guadalupe, 512/394-5264
This longtime UT Greek hangout in West Campus is best known as a watering hole but also serves salads, soups, wraps, and breakfast tacos all day.
2313 Rio Grande, 512/476-3201
Open at 6:30am for early birds looking for a breakfast taco or a muffin, and a special cup of joe. Later in the day, expect plate lunch specials, such as steak or pork chops.
1500 San Jacinto, 512/236-8226