2928 Guadalupe, 512/479-7337
A Drag staple since the Seventies, first as a foot cart, then as a homey, hippie Lebanese restaurant, Tom’s Tabooley centerpieces a block of historic businesses with Antone’s Records and Centennial Liquors flanking it on either side. The restaurant’s status as a community space doubled in 2011, when it annexed neighboring fashion/music shop Sonny’s Vintage, which included a proper stage. Now aN all-ages concert space, Tom’s Tabooley hosts folk music, Americana, blues, open mics, and more in its spacious, seated lounge. Recently, they began serving beer, pairing well with their “best fries in Austin.”
Coffee? Yes, plenty of coffee – a full bar of coffee – within this sweet venue that also features more than 75 flavors of hookah fixins.
2714 Guadalupe, 512/289-4752
This hole-in-the-wall place serves Mediterranean-American cuisine, Philly subs, gyros, and salads, making it a quick campus-area halal option.
411 W. 24th, 512/236-1811