Ski Shores Cafe
2905 Pearce, 512/394-7511
Hours: Mon.-Thu., 11am-10pm; Fri., 11am-11pm; Sat., 8am-10pm
Post-renovation, Austin's "oldest family establishment" still serves up great music as well as burgers and cold brews.
Cake balls: Not just for breakfast anymore. The menu here features appetizers, salads, entrées, soups, and desserts complemented by a well-chosen wine list, a selection of local craft beers in bottles, and a roster of custom cocktails.
3401 Esperanza Crossing #104, 512/215-3633
Order a Bar Burgers & Wings Platter and check out a game on one of more than 30 hi-def TVs. The midway keeps the kids entertained while you cheer your team on.
9333 Research, 512/346-8015
This cafe has a reputation for simple and homey yet flavorful offerings dominated by fresh salads, fat burgers, well-crafted sandwiches, and irresistible sweet-potato fries. Breakfasts are also popular here.
8127 Mesa, Ste. A-100, 512/369-3488