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American Cafes in Austin, $10-$25

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Alamo Drafthouse Village

American CafeMidtown$10-$25

The longest continuously operated Drafthouse, the Alamo Drafthouse Village opened in 2001 on Anderson Lane before Anderson Lane was cool. The four-screen cinema specializes in first-run features, with Sony 4K digital projection allowing for both RealD 3D and 48 FPS screenings. Plus, with much of the American Genre Film Archive stored here, it also has 35mm screenings. A recent revamp added new padded chairs and shared tables for food and drink from the Drafthouse’s extensive menu delivered during screenings, and a new patio adds outdoor drinking from the bar.

2700 W. Anderson #701, 512/861-7030

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Annies Cafe & Bar

American CafeDowntown$10-$25

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

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Austin Cake Ball Kitchen & Bar

American Cafe, DessertsNorth$10-$25

Cake balls: Not just for breakfast anymore. The menu here features appetizers, salads, entrées, soups, and desserts complemented by a well-chosen wine list, a selection of local craft beers in bottles, and a roster of custom cocktails.

3401 Esperanza Crossing #104, 512/215-3633

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Austin Diner

American CafeMidtown$10-$25

You could theoretically stay here all day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Daily hot plate specials include meat loaf with Creole sauce and pork loin over cornbread dressing. Expect a wait for weekend brunch.

5222 Burnet Rd., 512/467-9552

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Baker St. Pub & Grill

American CafeSouth Lamar and Barton Springs$10-$25

This South Austin iteration of a British-themed pub franchise veers slightly askew of its Northside cousin. Though cover bands dominate the calendar Thursday through Sunday, Baker St. occasionally presents original local bands like Pong, Roxy Roca, and the aptly named South Austin Moonlighters. Parking is dicier here than up north, but the patio doesn’t face a freeway. Otherwise, you get a full bar, 23 beers on tap, and a lengthy menu covering everything from Baja tacos to bangers and mash. Happy hour runs until 9pm and all day Sunday.

3003 S. Lamar, 512/691-9140

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Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden

American CafeDowntown$10-$25 First Plates 

Celebrating sausage on Rainey Street, this place has become a neighborhood staple. Sure, the ample and often unexpected selections of sausage are responsible, but don't forget the creative specials, such as fried chicken sausage atop creamy mashed potatoes.

79 Rainey, 512/386-1656

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Bartlett's

American CafeMidtown$10-$25

This is the kind of place you pass by without noticing. Next time you shop on West Anderson, stop in for a great prime rib or a filling, fresh Thai steak salad.

2408 W. Anderson, 512/451-7333

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Cafe Bistro at Nordstrom

American CafeWest Austin and Lakeway$10-$25

The most elegant food at the mall, with a menu strong on ladies-who-lunch fare. Salads and sandwiches are exceptional, but more substantial offerings are there for the asking.

Barton Creek Square, 2901 Capital of TX Hwy. S., 512/691-3500

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Cafe Blue

American CafeDowntown$10-$25

The best meal to have here is Sunday brunch. The steak and eggs are just that, a decent-sized rib eye and a couple of eggs, all cooked precisely to order. All seats are alfresco.

340 E. Second, 512/428-5796

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Cafe Blue

American CafeWest Austin and Lakeway$10-$25

The best meal to have here is Sunday brunch. The steak and eggs are just that, a decent-sized rib eye and a couple of eggs, all cooked precisely to order. All seats are alfresco.

12800 Hill Country Blvd. Ste. G-115, Bee Cave, 512/366-5230

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Cafe Josie

American CafeOld West Austin$10-$25 First Plates 

Specializes in tropic-inspired, mesquite-grilled, fresh seafood served in a colorful, open atmosphere. Look for inventive food and the rich spices of the equator, applied to high-quality meat, fish, and poultry. Nice surroundings and a small but perfect wine list complete the experience.

1200-B W. Sixth, 512/322-9226

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Chisos Grill

American CafeWest Austin and Lakeway$10-$25

Locally owned and family-operated, this place has a number of gluten-free options, and serves local whenever possible. The service is responsive and attentive. Try the chipotle BBQ baby back ribs with apple bacon slaw.

12921 Hill Country Blvd., #130, Bee Cave, 512/263-7353

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Contigo

American CafeEast$10-$25 First Plates 

A slice of the Hill Country near the Mueller development. Try the Dewberry Hills chicken or an individual skillet of rabbit and dumplings. Go early for brunch here, and try the beef tongue hash.

2027 Anchor, 512/614-2260

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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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Dai Due Butcher Shop & Supper Club

American Cafe, Burger Joint, Pan-AsianEast$10-$25 First Plates 

Everything from Chef Jesse Griffiths' unassuming hotspot is local, even the tea. Expect the choicest cuts of meat, just out of the water seafood, and barely harvested vegetables. The service is as adept as the kitchen.

2406 Manor Rd., 512/524-0688

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