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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Abo Youssef is a food truck making excellent Mediterranean food out of a gas station parking lot off Manor Road.
A casual, quick sushi spot on the East Side with great handrolls and a 45-minute omakase Friday and Saturday nights.
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Phoebe’s Diner on Oltorf is where to go for breakfast or lunch any day of the week when you want both crab cake Benedict and smoked brisket at once.
Sour Duck Market
Sour Duck Market is an all-day spot in East Austin that’s great for a group with a large patio and a menu of shareable dishes.
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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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