Juniper is a modern and fancy-ish Italian spot in East Austin that’s surprisingly under-the-radar. The dining room is big and bright, and there’s a nice patio in the front. The menu has traditional pastas, but also small plates and lots of vegetables. It’s a good place to bring parents for brunch (likely without a wait) or to have a grown-up dinner with a friend.
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El Chilito has a few locations around Austin, and they're all reliable spots for tacos and burritos.
Tamale House East
We don't use the term 'legit' often, but there's no other way to describe Tamale House East. Hit it for the breakfast tacos and best migas in town.
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With its sleek design, small plates menu, and great patio, Launderette is your place for brunch and girls night out.
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A super creative menu and adventurous food make this one of our favorite spots in town.
Holy Roller is where to go for a fun brunch or post-going out meal downtown. Get the trash fries.
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