Nothing beats the familiarity of a neighborhood cafe, the kind of place where servers know your name and you can recite menu by heart. Bat City is full of amazing culinary creations, and each neighborhood has their favorite delicious hangout. These 10 neighborhood restaurants in Austin create food that’s so good, you’ll be back for seconds.
1. Tuk Tuk Thai Cafe
This South Austin Thai restaurant is perfect for a comforting weeknight meal or lazy pajama Sunday. With Tuk Tuk's speedy delivery, it's easy to veg out on your couch with some tasty curry and stir fry.
2. Cherrywood Coffeehouse
Cherrywood Coffeehouse is a mecca for students, writers, and creatives. The indoor section is relaxed and quiet while the outdoor patio is vibrant and musical. Whether you're munching on Italian shrimp or a chicken quesadilla, you'll come back to Cherrywood again and again.
3. El Tacorrido
El Tacorrido offers fast and delicious tacos to the South First area. Swing by their drive through for an effortless lunch or dinner full of tangy, spicy flavor.
4. Jalisco's Restaurant and Bar
Jalisco's makes margaritas that you'll dream about for days to come. Tangy, sweet, and strong, their frozen beverages hit the spot. Of course, nothing pairs better with a margarita than a plate of sizzling fajitas.
5. Opa Coffee and Wine Bar
Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, Opa Cafe serves delightful Greek dishes. Swing by for happy hour between 3:00 and 7:00 for half off all open bottles of wine.
6. Tamale House East
This Eastside hangout bursts with flavor. In addition to their wonderful tamales and tacos, Tamale House often has gypsy swing bands play music through the dining room.
7. Eastside Cafe
At Eastside Cafe, the fresh produce is just the beginning. The sesame catfish and mushroom crepes will blow your mind.
8. Bouldin Creek Cafe
This vegetarian restaurant has been serving South Austin for over fifteen years. Their veggie burger is to die for.
9. Nubian Queen Lola's Cajun Soul Food Cafe
Soul-satisfying dishes thrive at Nubian Queen. Swing by on a Friday for all-you-can-eat gumbo.
10. Curra's Grill
If you love avocados, then you will flip over Curra's avocado margarita. Those with more of a sweet tooth will devour their chipotle brownie.