This South Side coffee shop has a large porch and backyard complete with nighttime fire pits, and is home to some of the city’s best food trucks, including Pueblo Viejo for tacos and Leroy & Lewis, a super non-traditional barbecue truck that we really like. Between their beer, coffee, wine, and cocktail selection, you can basically drink here for the entire day, and as if this place couldn’t get any more utopian, dogs are allowed both inside and outside.
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El Borrego de Oro
El Borrego De Oro serves a large menu of Mexican classics, like fajitas, tacos, enchiladas, and soups.
Hopdoddy Burger Bar
The lines might be long but Hopdoddy serves some great burgers and incredible fries.
Autenticos Michoacana is a food truck with a wide menu of tacos, tortas, quesadillas, and machetes.
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Phoebe’s Diner on Oltorf is where to go for breakfast or lunch any day of the week when you want both crab cake Benedict and smoked brisket at once.
Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ
Valentina’s churns out a beautiful fusion of our city’s greatest cuisines: Tex-Mex and barbecue. It’s absolutely worth the trip to Manchaca.
Jamie’s Barbecue & Mini Tacos
Jamie’s Barbecue And Mini Tacos is a trailer in a dusty lot in South Austin, and as the name implies, they do in fact make mini tacos and barbecue.
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Draught House Pub & Brewery
With its excellent tap selection and huge outdoor space, Draught House is where you want to have your next day drinking outing.
Gourmands Neighborhood Pub
Gourmand’s is one of our favorite lunch spots in East Austin. Post up at the bar and work your way through the huge sandwich menu.
Austin Daily Press
ADP’s sandwiches, hush puppies, and tacos are great. But they’re even better over a beer at The Wheel next door.
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