We’re partial to any place that puts almost everything on a piece of bread, which means we’re big fans of the tartines here. There are a couple of Blue Dahlia locations around town, but our favorite the East 11th thanks to the greenhouse-looking space. The plants not only provide lots of oxygen (key for eating ridiculous quantities of food), but also make for a zen atmosphere for a casual brunch.
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Jacoby’s Restaurant & Mercantile
Jacoby’s is the kind of place people outside of Texas dream about. The food isn’t life-changing, but the huge backyard and charm make up for it.
Franklin Barbecue has earned a reputation as the best place for smoked meats in the entire country, and rightfully so.
Kemuri Tatsu-ya is serving Japanese/barbecue/Tex-Mex fusion in East Austin, and it’s one of the greatest meals you can have in the city right now.
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Le Politique in Downtown Austin is a place to see, be seen, and eat some great French food.
Elizabeth St. Café
Elizabeth St. Cafe isn’t just one of the cutest spots in Austin - it’s also one of the best places for a healthy-ish (or not) meal.
Justine’s in Govalle has a fun bar scene with attractive people and tasty French food.
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With its sleek design, small plates menu, and great patio, Launderette is your place for brunch and girls night out.
Josephine House is a cute, all-day spot in Clarksville where you can be as healthy as you want.
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