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GOT AUSTIN: Our Austin Food Tour

Austin is a nationally recognized foodie town: we love to eat and to keep things local. From brunch to food trucks to fine dining, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite Austin foodie spots below. Trust us, each one is worth a visit!

The Austin Food Guide

THE BEST BRUNCHES

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24 Diner – Eat breakfast at any time of the day, enjoy comfort classics like eggs benedict, chicken and waffles and much more.

Café No Sé – A bright spot in the South Congress Hotel, featuring California-inspired American dining and brunch every morning. Be sure to try their avocado toast, it does not disappoint.

Cisco’s – In the breakfast business for more than 50 years, this favorite Tex-Mex institution offers breakfast faves such as their beloved migas and biscuits.

The Magnolia Cafe – The Magnolia Cafe has been a longtime favorite of amongst Austinites. They are open 24/7 and offer their delicious breakfast anytime.

Fonda San Miguel – Classically prepared, regional Mexican dishes fill this extravagant brunch. Options range from meat dishes cooked in molés to bowls of salads with zesty seasonings.

The Austin Food Guide

TASTY TRAILER TREATS

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Baton Creole This Cajun truck offers inventive late-night eats, like deep-fried jambalaya on a stick, hearty gumbo, and delicious beignets.

Burro Cheese Kitchen Artisanal grilled cheese trailer serving up non-traditional innovative grilled cheese sandwiches layered with flavor.

Chi’lantro BBQ – A Korean Mexican fusion food trailer that now also has a few brick and mortar locations. Be sure to try their signature Kimchi Fries.

Churro Co. For sweet tooths, Churros Co. is the answer, dishing out churros topped with fruit, apple pie, marshmallows, and more.

East Side Kings – Japanese street food with a touch of Austin soul created by Paul Qui. Their brussels sprout salad is a must try!

Micklethwait Craft Meats – Texas barbecue trailer serving up barbeque meats and a notably daily smoked-sausage selection.

The Peached Tortilla – Southern comfort food with an Asian twist. They also just opened their bar-focused restaurant, Bar Peached.

The Austin Food Guide

Foodie Hot Spots

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Clark’s – A chic West Austin neighborhood spot with a great raw bar, house-baked sourdough, lobster rolls, pan roasted hamburgers and more.

Elizabeth Street Café – A neighborhood Vietnamese cafe and French bakery in South Austin known for: great croissants, bánh mì served on house-baked baguettes, steaming bowls of pho, and tropical macarons.

Josephine House – The sister restaurant to Austin’s fine dining institution Jeffrey’s, offering breakfast, lunch, brunch, and happy hour.

June’s All Day – Laid back sophisticated neighborhood cafe and wine bar inspired by Spanish tapas bars, Parisian cafés, and hipster NYC wine bars.

Loro – An Asian smokehouse and bar brought to you by James Beard Award winners, Chef Tyson Cole of Uchi and Aaron Franklin of Franklin Barbecue.

Perla’s – Fish, oysters and surf ‘n’ turf are dished at this laid-back spot with an open kitchen and shaded patio.

Uchiko – Offshoot of the famed Uchi restaurant with upscale sushi and small plates in a farmhouse-chic space.

The Austin Food Guide

FINE DINING

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Arlo Grey – Located in The Line Hotel, the debut lakeside restaurant by Top Chef 10 winner Kristen Kish offers a menu that reflects Kish’s signature blend of high technique and disciplined craft with the personal and nostalgic.

Bob’s Steak and Chop House Texas-born local chain combines simple elegance, a lively atmosphere, fine wines and large cuts of the finest prime steaks, chops, and seafood.

Jeffrey’s A fine dining restaurant in Austin’s Clarksville neighborhood featuring dry-aged prime beef, French American classics, seasonal favorites, and a full bar.

Olamaie – Housed in a charming cottage, Olamaie offers a menu full of Southern fare and farm-fresh ingredients.

Uchi Uchi takes Japanese cuisine and dials it up a notch. Chef Tyson Cole offers sushi plus creative hot and cold dishes in a stylish, refurbished old home in South Austin.

The Austin Food Guide

THE SWEETER SIDE

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Hayley’s Cakes & Cookies – Some of the best cookies and cakes anywhere. A petite stop-in shop on South Lamar for sweet treats, inventive cookies, and special-occasion cakes.

Lick – This hip ice creamery churns out offbeat flavors made from local, natural and sustainable ingredients such as Texas Sheet Cake or Goat Cheese, Thyme and Honey.

Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop – Austin’s Sweetest Bakery! A Southern bakeshop with a flair for the old fashioned offering anything from cupcakes to wedding cakes.

Tiny Pies – Small pies, BIG taste. The best pies are not only made by hand, but also handheld. They offer both sweet and savory flavors so order a pie pack and try them all!

Upper Crust Bakery – A family owned and operated, European-style bakery offering award-winning pastries, breads, and specialty cakes for over fifteen years.