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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 try!

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.

Bird Bird Biscuit – A neighborhood eatery serving delicious house-made buttermilk biscuit sandwiches for both breakfast and lunch. Be sure to place your online order before heading to pick it up.

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.

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.

Kerby Lane Cafe – An Austin original that has been serving casual, high-quality food with a Texas twist since 1980.

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

The Austin Food Guide

TASTY TRAILER TREATS

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.

Dee Dee – For a casual authentic Thai lunch or dinner, check out this Northern Thai food truck that features market-fresh ingredients.

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

LeRoy and Lewis Barbecue – Local sourcing, inventive barbecue, and old school hospitality come together in this tiny blue food truck in South Austin.

Little Lucy’s – A colorful, late-night food truck making mini-donuts with creative flavors, toppings, and dipping sauces.

Patrizi’s – Offering some of the city’s most unexpectedly authentic Italian cuisine comes from this little trailer in the backyard of Manor Road’s Vortex Theatre.

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.

Red Ash Italia – Serving wood-fired hand-crafted Italian food set in a rustic modern open space in the warehouse district in downtown Austin.

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.

Comedor – Head to the Comedor for upscale Mexican cuisine in a sleek space in downtown Austin.

Intero Restaurant – A comfortable, small restaurant focused on contemporary Italian with a particular eye for whole product usage and seasonal fare.

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.

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.

Wink – This wonderful little oasis tucked away in Clarksville is known for its innovative farm-to-table New American dining.

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THE SWEETER SIDE

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Cookie Rich – A new cookie company in Austin crafting an update on classic, homemade cookies with their perfect proportions and chef-driven recipes.

Fluff Meringues & More – A fusion of a British patisserie with a modern, quirky American spirit that uses fine ingredients to produce unique, tasty delights.

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.

OMG Squee – Famous for their super adorable character macarons and jiggly Japanese cheesecake, OMG Squee is a gluten-free scratch bakery, ice creamery, dessert, and tea shop in East Austin.

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.