1206 W. 38th
Hours: Mon.-Thu., 7am-10pm; Fri., 7am-12mid; Sat., 8am-12mid; Sun., 9am-10pm
While they do offer a delicious assortment of handmade Italian ice creams and fruit sorbets, it would be a mistake to miss the savory selections here. The caprese salad with creamy pesto will whet your appetite for a gooey panini of chicken, roasted pepper, and provolone. Or have the caprese as a panini. The requisite variety of coffee drinks, spirits, and cordials makes this place a neighborhood favorite.
4222 Duval St., 512/323-2686
Something of a community cornerstone, with economical coffee and a relaxed, sit-and-stay-awhile atmosphere. You can also sate your sweet tooth with a brownie or pastry.
5011 Duval St., 512/458-4472
The aromas that greet you at the door of this authentic Mexican bakery do not lie. The breads, rolls, cookies, and pastries are the stuff of sweet dreams.
8716 Research #290, 512/374-9910