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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Takoba is home to casual-but-vibey Mexican food in East Austin. Head here for date night and happy hour.
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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The trailer Artipasta serves fresh handmade pasta, and it’s possibly some of the best in town. It’s located in the Thicket Food Park in South Austin.
With its sleek design, small plates menu, and great patio, Launderette is your place for brunch and girls night out.
Uncle Nicky's is an all-day cafe in Hyde Park with a great patio, coffee, pastries, and smaller plates later in the day as well as a good Happy Hour.
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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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