4631 Airport, Austin, 78751, 512/453-5062
Hours: Daily, 7am-5pm
Before Magnolia Cafe or Kerbey Lane, there was The Omelettry, beloved for its eggs, flapjacks, and home fries. Friends remember Doug Sahm’s irritation that his daily bowl of oatmeal was never ready when he arrived, and you probably still know someone sitting at the counter. But years-old fraternity is not responsible for lines out of the door of real frat kids; that would be the delicious gingerbread pancakes and consistently fresh ingredients. Never fear, if you have already matriculated, there is room for you, too.
- 2015: Critics Best New Digs (The Omelettry on Airport)
- 2014: Critics Best Pancakes on the Move
Alamo Village shows new – and mainstream – movies with the same old – and delicious – menu as its Downtown progenitor.
2700 W. Anderson, 512/861-7030
Boasts a strong selection of artisanal cheeses, charcuterie, and small plates – plus a gorgeous raw bar. Just the thing to pair with bubbles.
4800 Burnet Rd. #450, 512/371-1600
You could theoretically stay here all day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Daily hot plate specials include meat loaf with Creole sauce and pork loin over cornbread dressing. Expect a wait for weekend brunch.
5222 Burnet Rd., 512/467-9552