The East Side got a much-needed Italian sandwich shop with La Matta, located at Fifth and Comal. You can expect excellent sandwiches topped with things like prosciutto, mortadella, and sopressata, but they also serve charcuterie boards, salads, and homemade burrata and mozzarella. It’s a great option for quick weekday takeout or for enjoying some wine, meat, and cheese on the patio, and if you’re in need of a quick cup of coffee, they do that too.
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La Holly is a low-key mezcal and tequila bar further down East 6th with a big backyard and food trucks.
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.
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Olive & June
If you’re planning a big night out, Olive & June has food, drinks, and a patio that won’t disappoint.
Home Slice Pizza
Home Slice on South Congress is bringing New York-style thin crust pizza to Austin, and is definitely worth a visit.
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Mattie’s At Green Pastures
Mattie’s at Green Pastures is a historical restaurant serving Southern food and a great brunch in Bouldin Creek.
Micklethwait Craft Meats
Micklethwait is a BBQ trailer in East Austin. It’s not a classic yet, but these guys know what they’re doing.
Native Bar And Kitchen
Austin is home to a lot of dive bars - Native is not one of them. Head here if you’re looking for something trendy.
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