7619 E. Ben White, 512/389-0013
Comfy couches, clean open space, and shabby chic decor suggest a home away from home in the land of strip malls. Cafe fare includes sandwiches, rotating soups, and simple salads for lunch and dinner, and omelets, migas, and French toast for weekend brunch.
9001 Brodie Ste. B-3, 512/282-1300
French-press coffee and jazz on Saturday nights up the cool factor, while bargain prices and delicious food keep you coming back.
9911 Brodie #750, 512/233-6000
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