The all-day spot Kinda Tropical is part cafe and part bar, with good coffee, cocktails, and a menu that has, well, kind-of-tropical things like a good pulled barbecue jackfruit sandwich and yucca fries., but you can also get “the big salad,” a solid burger, and curly fries. There are a bunch of outlets where you can get work done during the day, and there’s also a big dog-friendly outdoor patio.
Mackenzie Smith Kelley
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ADP’s sandwiches, hush puppies, and tacos are great. But they’re even better over a beer at The Wheel next door.
In addition to actually good Mexican food, Licha’s on East Sixth has a great patio and solid drinks.
Domo Alley-Gato on the East Side is from the Ramen Tatsu-ya team, serves great cocktails, and has a food truck out back, right by their cat shrine.
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Buddy’s Burger in North Austin serves excellent smashburgers that are caramelized and juicy.
Salty Sow is a creative American spot in Cherrywood with lots of meat-focused food, a great happy hour, and an excellent patio.
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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.
Bouldin Creek Café
Bouldin Creek Cafe is a casual indoor/outdoor spot in South Austin serving some damn good not-meat.
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