Leaf is where you go for actually-good salads downtown. The line is consistently long, the price adds up quickly, and the staff will probably rush you, but stay focused - the salads are worth the stress. If you want something less leafy, they also have sandwiches and soups.
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The coffee shop Houndstooth in downtown in the base of the Frost Bank Tower serves some of the best coffee in town.
The downtown location of Epoch Coffee is a modern experience – all glass, concrete, and blonde wood.
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Odd Duck is an excellent Southern restaurant serving sophisticated food without any stuffiness.
Carpenters Hall is the restaurant in the new Carpenter Hotel near Zilker Park, and it’s open all day with a patio and small plates.
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