Neighborhood coffeehouse with a welcoming patio also serves sandwiches, tacos, wine, and beer.
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.
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.
This chic boutique also serves up Topo Chico bottles, Stumptown coffee, and a selection of wines and beers. You'll also find Italy’s il mielle della vita honey, Portland’s Smith tea, and Brooklyn’s Early Bird granola. You can also grab a snack from the counter to enjoy in the backyard, including Siggi's Icelandic yogurt cups, vegan Red Rabbit baked goods, bowls of nuts and olives, and a smoked oyster plate served with crackers, a lemon wedge, plus salt and chili flakes.
Sit in the main room at a tall communal table and enjoy myriad small plates. Standouts include the blistered green beans and brussels sprouts tossed with house peanut butter, golden raisins, sambal, and lemon.
Reimagining an old washateria into a neighborhood bistro, chefs Rene Ortiz and Laura Sawicki consistently wow with their seasonal, vegetable-forward menu.
East Coast oysters are plump and mild, and the tuna ceviche is bright from kabosu and ginger. A burrata panzanella is unorthodox but shows range. The Grilled Little Gem deconstructs Caesar salad, but is nowhere near as boring as that implies. Tangy Alabama fried green tomatoes shine in a greaseless crab cake "sammy."
Hipster meets vagabond chic meets American bar food at this restaurant attached to Native, an "experiential hostel."
Grounded in down-home cooking, Pitchfork Pretty highlights seasonal vegetables from their garden and regional techniques like pickling, brining, and open-fire grilling for what they call "straight up Hill Country cuisine."
Come in for the fresh cuts of locally sourced meats, sausages, salumi, charcuterie, and some prepared foods, including freshly-baked breads. Stay for Josh Jones' playful menus and the great craft beer selection.
A funky and rock-solid burger, hot dog, beer, and cocktail joint.
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.
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