Emmer & Rye is big on concept, and manages to pull it off extremely well: not only do they serve daily-changing, super-seasonal/local small plates, but they also offer a second menu that comes in the form of a dim sum cart. This cart will stop by your table several times throughout the evening with more dishes to supplement your meal (so it’s near impossible to walk out of this place unsatisfied). The space is big and airy, there’s a large outdoor area, and the service is great. Have a birthday coming up, or a meal with your somewhat adventurous parents? Do it here.
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G’Raj Mahal is easily some of Austin’s best Indian food, and our favorite place to eat on Rainey Street.
L’Estelle House is a low-key and delicious French restaurant attached to an excellent wine bar.
Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden
For casual group dinners or day drinking sessions, Banger’s on Rainey Street has you covered with beer, sausages, and lots of outdoor seating.
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June's All Day
June’s All Day is a cool, casual cafe on South Congress we endorse for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks.
Upper Crust Bakery
One of Austin's best bakeries, Upper Crust is home to life-altering cinnamon rolls and solid lunch foods.
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