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American Cafes in Lower East Austin

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Cenote

American Cafe, CoffeehouseLower East

Neighborhood coffeehouse with a welcoming patio also serves sandwiches, tacos, wine, and beer.

1010 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/524-1311

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Cisco's

American CafeLower EastUnder $10

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

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Counter Cafe

American CafeLower East$10-$25

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

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Friends and Neighbors

American CafeLower East

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.

2614 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/524-1271

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Hi Hat Public House

American Cafe, Gastro PubLower East

2121 E. Sixth, 512/478-8700

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The Hightower

American Cafe, Global ContemporaryLower East$25-$40 First Plates 

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.

1209 E. Seventh, 512/524-1448

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Launderette

American CafeLower East$10-$25

Reimagining an old washateria into a neighborhood bistro, chefs Rene Ortiz and Laura Sawicki consistently wow with their seasonal, vegetable-forward menu.

2115 Holly, 512/382-1599

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Mongers Market + Kitchen

American Cafe, Deli/Sandwich ShopLower East$10-$25

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."

2401 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/215-8972

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Native Bar & Kitchen

American Cafe, Burger Joint, Pub GrubLower East

Hipster meets vagabond chic meets American bar food at this restaurant attached to Native, an "experiential hostel."

807 E. Fourth, 512/551-9947

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Pitchfork Pretty

American Cafe, Global ContemporaryLower East

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."

2708 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/494-4593

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Revelry Kitchen + Bar

American Cafe, Barbecue, Burger JointLower East$10-$25

1410 E. Sixth, 512/322-5223

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Salt & Time Butcher Shop & Salumeria

American CafeLower East$10-$25 First Plates 

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.

1912 E. Seventh, 512/524-1383

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Sputnik

American CafeLower East First Plates 

A funky and rock-solid burger, hot dog, beer, and cocktail joint.

1300 E. Sixth, 512/628-1250

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Toaster

American CafeLower East$10-$25

1910 E. Cesar Chavez

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Weather Up

American Cafe, FrenchLower East

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.

1808 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/524-0406

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