1417 S. First
Hours: Sun.-Wed., 11am-10pm; Thu.-Sat., 11am-11pm
The desserts inspire arguments at this South First hot boîte, but cool quickly to mango sorbet. The Thai-based menu offers the ideal platform for innovation, and you'll be transported here, first by Prawn Miange, then by the Chinese-inspired Son in Law (braised pork shoulder), before the delicate matter of dessert is discussed.
This combination restaurant/deli/grocery/cooking school draws patrons from beyond South Austin for some of the best Thai in Texas. The gluten-free bakery at Thai Fresh has no equal. Many don't even realize it is a gluten-free bakery, because the products are so satisfying.
909 W. Mary, 512/494-6436