9911 Brodie #750, Austin, 78748, 512/233-6000
Hours: Daily, 7am-10pm
French-press coffee and jazz on Saturday nights up the cool factor, while bargain prices and delicious food keep you coming back.
Denny's hasn't changed a bit, as you'll discover when you lurch in at 4am for a farmhand breakfast.
7100 N. I-35
At this welcome South Austin branch of the venerable neighborhood institution, the coziness of the original is replaced with a sleek sensibility. The menu is identical, it includes the legendary fries.
4521 Westgate Blvd., 512/899-2700
This sleek, minimalist diner has a warm interior with modern banquettes, exposed wood, and an inviting deli case filled with side salads and desserts. The extensive sandwich selection includes a commendable pork belly bánh mi.
1807 W. Slaughter #100, 512/363-5672