1511 E. Sixth, Austin, 78702, 512/478-2420
Hours: Daily, 7am-2:30pm
In the breakfast business for more than 50 years, Cisco's still serves migas, huevos rancheros, and hot biscuits with a healthy dose of Austin political history.
The compact list of eclectic diner fare is based on quality ingredients, many from purveyors known for all-natural and organic products. This is one of the few places in town to go for breakfast and lunch all day, every day, including the crab cakes, bone-in pork chop, and grilled quail with your eggs.
1914-A E. Sixth, 512/351-9961
This chic boutique also serves up Topo Chico bottles, Stumptown coffee, and a selection of wines and beers. You'll also find Italy’s il mielle della vita honey, Portland’s Smith tea, and Brooklyn’s Early Bird granola. You can also grab a snack from the counter to enjoy in the backyard, including Siggi's Icelandic yogurt cups, vegan Red Rabbit baked goods, bowls of nuts and olives, and a smoked oyster plate served with crackers, a lemon wedge, plus salt and chili flakes.
2614 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/524-1271
The concept here is vegetable forward not vegetarian, the "bites" are not appetizers per se, and it's locally sourced but not quite farm-to-table. It's just thoughtful food. The chili broth, poured tableside, is an olfactory delight.
1914-C E. Sixth, 512/354-1480