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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El Chilito has a few locations around Austin, and they’re all reliable spots for tacos and burritos.
Kemuri Tatsu-ya is serving Japanese/barbecue/Tex-Mex fusion in East Austin, and it’s one of the greatest meals you can have in the city right now.
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With great food and an even better environment, Lenoir is the perfect spot for a special night out.
Foreign & Domestic
A super creative menu and adventurous food make this one of our favorite spots in town.
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Pitchfork Pretty in East Austin is serving some of the best bagels in town at brunch, and also has a reliable Southern menu for dinner.
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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