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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Wright Bros. Brew & Brew
Wright Bros is a bar/coffee shop in East Austin where you can drink an excellent beer or coffee while getting some work done.
Batch Craft Beer And Kolaches
Batch offers up excellent house-made beer and kolaches on Manor Rd with a large patio.
Hay Elotes is one of our favorite spots on the East Side for ice cream, sorbet, fruit cups, elotes, and birria.
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When you need to escape the craziness of Rainey Street, head to Geraldine’s inside Hotel Van Zandt for upscale Southern food and nightly live music.
Central Standard is a crowd-pleaser in South Congress that's great for any and all group dinners.
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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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