903 W. 12th, 512/322-0154
Dependably good sub sandwiches from this local chain. Standard fare for the college student: inexpensive and tasty.
You'll find all kinds of espresso and coffee drinks, wines, scotches, and even a chocolate espresso martini. Snack on the sandwiches and desserts in comfy lounge chairs.
218 W. Fourth, 512/472-9637
Brunch is the news here: From healthy to heavy duty, every diner can find a favorite at the younger sister of the famed SoCo original. Counter service and pushed-back weekend hours are friendly to both early birds and hungover souls, though seating inside or on the patio can be limited during peak hours. Highlights are the expert hot/cold coffee bar, huge made-to-order pancakes, an egg white omelette, and breakfast tacos like the black bean, avocado, and pico de gallo.
242 W. Second, 512/469-9003