Skip to content

Top cafe recommendations from locals

Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
$
“Chronicle Readers’ Best Vegan/Vegetarian Café, so it’s no surprise that the café is revered for its all vegetarian menu. From the blueberry cornbread to their signature sandwiches Bouldin Creek Café offers most of its menu in vegan options as well. One of the oldest restaurants in South Congress. The Café displays art from local artists and rotates them every month, with an open patio. ”
  • 345 locals recommend
Diner
$$
“Family-friendly local diner with quick and good service. I recommend their omelets.”
  • 187 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
$$
“Charming little cafe serving French breakfast items and Vietnamese plates. ”
  • 233 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
$
“Favorite coffeeshop in an historic home in East Austin with a delicious chai and even better food. Plenty of outdoor seating and extra parking shared with the church next door.”
  • 198 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
$
“Home of the iconic "I Love You So Much" mural. Get an Iced Turbo while you are there. ”
  • 223 locals recommend
Café
$$
“Outdoor dining in front to watch all the passer by’s or enjoy the garden patio in the back. Healthy meals.”
  • 209 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
$
“We love radio for the coffee but also for the taco truck, beer and Trivia nights. It’s really spacious so a great place for groups or for anyone looking to make a coffee shop their office for the day.”
  • 170 locals recommend
Restaurant
$$
“Nice little cafe within walking distance. From espresso drinks to happy hour on the patio. GF bread.”
  • 204 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
$$
“Nice view. Even great coffee. Some nights there is live music on the patio.”
  • 160 locals recommend
Bar
$$
“Cool outdoor venue with yummy baked goods and sandwiches. Located on the river that runs through downtown. Friendly environment and staff! Pick up a loaf of homemade bread.”
  • 164 locals recommend
Café
$$
“Historic spot with local ingredients and fabulous brunch! Their backyard patio is amazing and their happy hour can't be beat! ($1 beers!)”
  • 143 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
$
“24 hours a day 7 days a week! Music! Cofee! Alcohol (due to the law, alcohol only 8am to 2am). Mazal Tov Cocktail Hour Klezmer Yiddish band play free/for tips each Monday and are a delight! ”
  • 144 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
$
“Because violet lattes and amazing tacos. If they don't have the tacos you want, turn right around with your coffee and cross the street to Mi Madre's. Their menu is off the chain.”
  • 140 locals recommend
Bar
$
“It's a great place to get a cocktail or coffee anytime of day. It has a true Austin vibe and a range of different entertainment like comedy, music, and a full service arcade ballroom.”
  • 109 locals recommend
Café
$$
“Kerbey Lane Cafe remains 100% family-owned to this day and we continue to stay true to our original values of serving delicious meals that are thoughtfully-sourced, scratch-made, and affordable while welcoming all who come through our doors.”
  • 103 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
$
“Hip, cheery coffee shop pouring locally roasted beans & craft beer on tap, plus snacks & sandwiches”
  • 131 locals recommend