1808 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/524-0406
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 4pm-12mid; Sat., 11:30am-1am; Sun., 11:30am-12mid
So passionate about cocktail craft are the owners here, they boast a Clinebell CB300X2 commercial ice machine that spits out 300-pound blocks of clear, crystal ice–the type ice sculptors use. Each major spirit group gets two pages of the menu, broken down into six preparation methods, and all drinks are $10. Try the Pepino Fizz.
Neighborhood coffeehouse with a welcoming patio also serves sandwiches, tacos, wine, and beer.
1010 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/524-1311
In the breakfast business for more than 50 years, Cisco's still serves migas, huevos rancheros, and hot biscuits with a healthy dose of Austin political history.
1511 E. Sixth, 512/478-2420
The compact list of eclectic diner fare is based on quality ingredients, many from purveyors known for all-natural and organic products. This is one of the few places in town to go for breakfast and lunch all day, every day, including the crab cakes, bone-in pork chop, and grilled quail with your eggs.
1914-A E. Sixth, 512/351-9961