The Wheel on MLK is where to go in East Austin for a nice patio, good beer and cocktails, and sandwiches from Austin Daily Press next door.
St. Elmo Brewing Company is where to go in South Austin for great beers, a huge patio, and Thai/Vietnamese food from the Soursop food truck.
Mozart’s Coffee is where to go on Lake Austin for good coffee, pastries, and a little bit of quiet away from downtown.
Cosmic Coffee is a coffee shop and bar with a huge porch and backyard where you can bring your dog and eat great barbecue from Leroy and Lewis.
Kuneho is an East Side fine dining restaurant serving modern takes on food from all over Asia.
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When you want to drink with your dog, go to Yard Bar in Allandale.
Cherrywood Coffehouse is a utility coffee shop with a good patio, live music, and excellent breakfast tacos.
Skylark in MLK is an excellent place for a live music night, and it has a nice patio too.
When a mere view of the lake isn’t going to cut it, head to Hula Hut on Lake Austin Boulevard and have some Mexican food and beers right on the water.
Kula serves conveyor belt sushi in North Loop. The fish won’t be outstanding, but your meal will be fun.