Royal Blue Grocerys are popping up all over town these days, and we can pretend to be upset about how much Austin is changing or we can just agree to order a slice of pizza or the Reuben and be very satisfied. Speaking of the Reuben, get yours with extra dipping sauce. Most locations offer a range of other grab-and-go food options, plus outdoor seating for when it’s not 100 degrees out. There’s a solid selection of bubbly waters, kombuchas, and beers if it’s that kind of day.
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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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