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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Ramen Tatsu-ya East Austin
The newest Ramen Tatsu-ya location is on the East Side on a street with a bunch of bars, so it’s good that they’re open late.
Nickel City is a Detroit-themed dive bar on East 11th with frozen cocktails, pinball, and coney island hot dogs.
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The Tavern downtown is one of the best places to post up at the bar - order a drink and the messy but fantastic burger, and watch whatever’s on TV.
Hank’s in Mueller is a spot that can work for anyone, with healthy options alongside burgers on their menu, and large indoor and outdoor spaces.
Quickie Pickie on East 11th is part fancy convenience store and part all-day cafe, meaning they’ve got you covered with just about anything you need.
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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.
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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