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.
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Trancas is easily churning out some of the best tacos in town from its Cesar Chavez truck. Get there before it's no longer under the radar.
For a casual Thai lunch or dinner down south by Radio Coffee & Beer, try the Dee Dee food truck.
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The Tavern downtown is one of the best places to post up at the bar - order a drink and the messy but fantastic burger, and watch whatever’s on TV.
One of the oldest burger spots in Austin, Sandy’s Barton Springs location has a drive-thru, a walk-up window, and some really solid, cheap burgers.
Hopdoddy Burger Bar
The lines might be long but Hopdoddy serves some great burgers and incredible fries.
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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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