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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Domo Alley-Gato on the East Side is from the Ramen Tatsu-ya team, serves great cocktails, and has a food truck out back, right by their cat shrine.
A casual, quick sushi spot on the East Side with great handrolls and a 45-minute omakase Friday and Saturday nights.
Head to this quiet house-turned-restaurant on the east side with a date to share small, vegetable-focused plates.
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Carpenters Hall is the restaurant in the new Carpenter Hotel near Zilker Park, and it’s open all day with a patio and small plates.
Central Market Cafe
Central Market on North Lamar is a grocery store, but they also have a cafe with a long menu, live music, and an outdoor space.
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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.
Bouldin Creek Café
Bouldin Creek Cafe is a casual indoor/outdoor spot in South Austin serving some damn good not-meat.
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