4211 S. Lamar, 512/441-6958
Chain restaurant hands you a tray and lets you go nuts with serve-yourself bars of salad, soup, potato (russet and sweet), pizza, and dessert.
This Austin born-and-bred coffee roasting and retail business serves artisanal coffee, smoothies and vegetable squeezes, and a variety of breakfast tacos, panini, wraps, and more in the cafe.
3700 S. Lamar, 512/344-9518
Set in the former union hall building for Austin Carpenters Local 1266, Carpenter Hotel’s ultra-cool on-site restaurant boasts a bustling bar, hearty entrees including steak frites and chicken schnitzel for two, and a late-night menu of bar-friendly bites.
400 Josephine St., 512/675-5020