In addition to a full espresso bar and French bakery, this place has an extensive menu including sweet and savory crepes, quiches, and croque-monsieurs. Sandwiches are available as paninis or on a fresh half-baguette, and all breads and pastries are baked in-house.
Visit this casual, cool spot for café au lait, a cheese plate and wine, or a luscious open-faced tartine. Tasty and beautifully presented sandwiches, salads, soups, coffees, desserts, and breakfasts round out the menu.
This sunny, lovely bistro specializes in French treats like tartines, mussels, and boeuf bourguignon.
Extensive coffee and tea options, local craft beers, and sweet and savory crepes to soak it all up.
This grand-mère of Austin's French restaurants offers classic bistro fare. After all these years, we're still partial to the salade lyonnaise and the elegant mousse au chocolat.
Founded by Eastern European immigrants, Crêpe Crazy melds a variety of cultures into their crepes, stuffing them with everything from Scandinavian lox to Southwestern peppers, corn, and black beans.
Making Vietnamese cuisine with grass-fed meats, eggs from pastured chickens, locally grown organic produce, and seafood fresh from the Gulf makes us happy, but not as happy as the dreamy drip coffee served iced or hot.
The vinaigrette-dressed beet and barley salad, tossed with mint and pumpkin seeds is inspired simplicity. Move on to luscious house-cured charcuterie.
Here diners are treated to European classics such as escargots in garlic butter, moules marinières, and steak frites all at shamefully reasonable prices.
Home of the "French taco."
This popular near-campus watering hole features French comfort food that transcends the genre of bar fare. The frites are nearly perfect: not too thin or thick, with some skin, appropriately salted, and sprinkled with parsley.
This East Austin answer to a Parisian brasserie (literally, “brewery,” but practically speaking, restaurant) embraces early 20th century roots (the cottage itself was built in 1937) and creates a picturesque vintage experience. Fit with a cozy bar, wooden tables, and great Depression-era decor, the disco balls on the patio bring the ambience back to our current millennium. Paired with its late-night dining of standout French bistro fare (steak frites, Escargots à la Bourguignonne), readings (Richard Hell), spoken word (Jello Biafra), and the occasional midnight show (Louis Armstrong singer Jewel Brown) for the lucky few that join the party at the 11th hour.
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