Cafe Josie1200 W. Sixth, 322-9226
Monday, 11:30am-2pm; Tuesday-Friday, 11:30am-2pm, 6-10pm; Saturday, 6-10pm
Homegrown chef/owner Charles Mayes has built up quite a loyal following at this cozy West Austin neighborhood joint. When the weather is mild, it's possible to enjoy his light and healthy island-inspired cuisine on the lovely little secluded patio. The small dining room is also a comfortable spot in which to feast on plump crab cakes, flavorful rice pilaf, and delicious grilled fish with fiery fruit salsas.