Cenote is one of our go-tos for any great, casual meal on the East Side. Get yourself a (really big) coffee cup, grab a seat outside, and prepare to stay a while. Free wifi means you can treat yourself to an excellent brunch even if you’re doing work on a weekend.
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Part music venue, part beer garden, and part dive bar, Stay Gold is basically Austin in a nutshell.
Lustre Pearl East
Lustre Pearl East is just like the original Lustre Pearl on Rainey, but with more outdoor space and way fewer UT students.
The Liberty on East Sixth is half-dive bar, half-beer garden with an East Side King food truck parked out back.
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Salt & Time Cafe
Salt & Time Cafe is an all-day cafe in downtown Austin from the people behind the popular East Side butcher shop and restaurant Salt & Time.
Emmer & Rye
Emmer & Rye’s seasonal small plates and beautiful space make it one of the better places for a special occasion dinner.
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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.
South Congress Cafe
South Congress Cafe is a reliable spot for brunch or a weekday breakfast. But it’s not a secret - get there early or expect a wait.
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