12832 Research, 512/250-9881
One of the few late-night options up north, and boy howdy, waffles with the friendly Jim's logo in the middle are delicious.
Located inside the Downtown DoubleTree Suites, the cafe serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily.
303 W. 15th, 512/478-7000
The longest continuously operated Drafthouse, the Alamo Drafthouse Village opened in 2001 on Anderson Lane before Anderson Lane was cool. The four-screen cinema specializes in first-run features, with Sony 4K digital projection allowing for both RealD 3D and 48 FPS screenings. Plus, with much of the American Genre Film Archive stored here, it also has 35mm screenings. A recent revamp added new padded chairs and shared tables for food and drink from the Drafthouse’s extensive menu delivered during screenings, and a new patio adds outdoor drinking from the bar.
2700 W. Anderson #701, 512/861-7030
Cake balls: Not just for breakfast anymore. The menu here features appetizers, salads, entrées, soups, and desserts complemented by a well-chosen wine list, a selection of local craft beers in bottles, and a roster of custom cocktails.
3401 Esperanza Crossing #104, 512/215-3633