The all-day spot Kinda Tropical is part cafe and part bar, with good coffee, cocktails, and a menu that has, well, kind-of-tropical things like a good pulled barbecue jackfruit sandwich and yucca fries., but you can also get “the big salad,” a solid burger, and curly fries. There are a bunch of outlets where you can get work done during the day, and there’s also a big dog-friendly outdoor patio.
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Quickie Pickie on East 11th is part fancy convenience store and part all-day cafe, meaning they’ve got you covered with just about anything you need.
Head to this quiet house-turned-restaurant on the east side with a date to share small, vegetable-focused plates.
Native Bar And Kitchen
Austin is home to a lot of dive bars - Native is not one of them. Head here if you’re looking for something trendy.
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Nervous Charlie's in North Austin is one of the only places you can get a really solid bagel.
Hopfields is a French-ish spot in North Campus with a great beer selection and one of our favorite burgers in Austin.
T22 Chicken Joint
T22 is where to go in North Austin for Nashville-style hot chicken, or any other time you feel like sweating a lot while you eat a sandwich.
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Bouldin Creek Cafe is a casual indoor/outdoor spot in South Austin serving some damn good not-meat.
Better Half Coffee & Cocktails
This all-day cafe from the team behind Brew & Brew serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with a great Happy Hour and big backyard.
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