This South Side coffee shop has a large porch and backyard complete with nighttime fire pits, and is home to some of the city’s best food trucks, including Pueblo Viejo for tacos and Leroy & Lewis, a super non-traditional barbecue truck that we really like. Between their beer, coffee, wine, and cocktail selection, you can basically drink here for the entire day, and as if this place couldn’t get any more utopian, dogs are allowed both inside and outside.
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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.
There are many places to get great tacos in Austin, and Torchy’s Tacos is one of them.
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Rudy’s Country Store & Bar-B-Q North Lamar
Rudy’s serves barbecue in a large space with plenty of seating at picnic tables.
The menu at the South Austin trailer JNL Barbecue is pretty straightforward - except for the al pastor pork ribs.
LeRoy & Lewis
LeRoy & Lewis is a barbecue truck located at Cosmic Coffee that serves all the classics, along with things like al pastor and brisket cookies.
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Draught House Pub & Brewery
With its excellent tap selection and huge outdoor space, Draught House is where you want to have your next day drinking outing.
Gourmands Neighborhood Pub
Gourmand’s is one of our favorite lunch spots in East Austin. Post up at the bar and work your way through the huge sandwich menu.
Austin Daily Press
ADP’s sandwiches, hush puppies, and tacos are great. But they’re even better over a beer at The Wheel next door.
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