1203 Chicon, 512/524-0384
Go during the day for a full serving of your daily veggies in the Bloody Mary, which is really a salad in a glass. It’s a mild-mannered, daytime coffee shop that evolves into a comfortable bar after dark, offering fabulous drinks in a room filled with furniture worthy of any good thrift store score.
- 2011: Readers Best Lounge (TIE: Rio Rita; the HighBall)
- 2009: Readers Best Bar Staff (TIE: Rio Rita; Nomad)
- 2009: Critics Best Bloody Mary
- 2005: Critics Best Throwback on the Street (7UP Rio Rita Sign)
In addition to a full complement of coffee and tea beverages, Bennu offers pastries and prepared foods from local companies 24 hours a day.
2001 E. MLK, 512/478-4700
Perfectly engineered biscuit sandwiches with classic fillings, like the Bird Bird Bacon, a tried-and-true combo of bacon, fried egg, and cheddar cheese dressed up with chipotle mayo.
2701 Manor Rd., 512/761-4922
This outgrowth of South Austin's much-missed Snack Bar combines cocktails, coffees, and snackables with a vintage lounge vibe.
3850 Airport Blvd., 512/657-2594