Trace at the W Hotel
200 Lavaca, 512/542-3660
Hours: Mon.-Thu., 6:30am-10pm; Fri., 6:30am-2pm; Sat., 7:30am-11pm; SDun., 7:30am-10pm
photo by John Anderson
You know any restaurant with its own on-staff forager will make innovative use of farm-to-table ingredients, and Trace doesn't disappoint. The menu changes with the seasons; our reviewer loved the risotto.
Food so local it could run for City Council
Kate Thornberry, April 7, 2011
Located inside the Downtown DoubleTree Suites, the cafe serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily.
303 W. 15th, 512/478-7000
The bistro burger with fries is the best bet here during the daytime, but Tuesday through Thursday from 4 to 7pm, you can nab great bar food for $5.
319 Congress, 512/472-1884
Beyond the necessary hot cup o' joe, Austin Java offers an array of sustenance plus luscious desserts to get you back on the move on a cold day.
301 W. Second, 512/481-9400