Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches
515 Congress, 512/457-4900
Established in 1983, this sandwich shop offers free smells and does deliveries.
- 2011: Readers Best Lunch Delivery (Jimmy John's)
- 2010: Readers Best Lunch Delivery (Jimmy John's)
- 2009: Readers Best Lunch Delivery (Jimmy John's)
- 2008: Readers Best Lunch Delivery (Jimmy John's)
At this counter-service eatery located in the Austin Central Library, Chef Drew Curren of ELM Restaurant Group uses recipes from inspirational cookbooks, with a focus on the South and Mexico. The menus change seasonally and often incorporate local farm-to-table ingredients.
710 W. Cesar Chavez, 512/487-5166
You'll find all kinds of espresso and coffee drinks, wines, scotches, and even a chocolate espresso martini. Snack on the sandwiches and desserts in comfy lounge chairs.
218 W. Fourth, 512/472-9637
Brunch is the news here: From healthy to heavy duty, every diner can find a favorite at the younger sister of the famed SoCo original. Counter service and pushed-back weekend hours are friendly to both early birds and hungover souls, though seating inside or on the patio can be limited during peak hours. Highlights are the expert hot/cold coffee bar, huge made-to-order pancakes, an egg white omelette, and breakfast tacos like the black bean, avocado, and pico de gallo.
242 W. Second, 512/469-9003