3110 Guadalupe, Austin, 78705, 512/537-0467
Hours: Daily, 11am-12mid
This popular near-campus watering hole features French comfort food that transcends the genre of bar fare. The frites are nearly perfect: not too thin or thick, with some skin, appropriately salted, and sprinkled with parsley.
It's March in Austin, not April in Paris, but Hopfields splits the difference
Melanie Haupt, March 22, 2012
From the aficianados of Easy Tiger and 24 Diner comes this French bistro, so the excellent breads and pastries come as no surprise. The rotating menu – think stuffed quail, beef Bourguignon, and profiteroles for dessert – brings back fond memories of French fare in Austin.
601 W. Sixth, 512/992-2776
European, Cajun, and Southern dishes are prepared with organic, local, and homegrown ingredients. A great selection of beers and spirits as well as a well-thought-out wine list complete the experience.
500 W. Sixth, 512/477-2377
Visit this casual, cool spot for café au lait, a cheese plate and wine, or a luscious open-faced tartine. Tasty and beautifully presented sandwiches, salads, soups, coffees, desserts, and breakfasts round out the menu.
1115 E. 11th, 512/542-9542