Quickie Pickie is where you go fully intending to just pick up a box of Good Pops and a bottle of wine, until you find yourself having lunch or dinner on the patio without realizing how or why. This high-end convenience store and all-day cafe has two locations now, but the original on East 11th is the more low-key of the two and is a great place to grab a sandwich, salad, or burger on the patio. Just make sure you don’t forget about the popsicles slowly melting in the bag by your feet.
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Lazarus Brewing Company
For a casual beer and some tacos outside in East Austin, head to the patio at Lazarus.
Hotel Vegas / Volstead Lounge
These two East Side dive bars always have live music, and share one enormous backyard filled with picnic tables and cheap drinks.
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Rosedale Kitchen And Bar
Rosedale Kitchen and Bar in Hyde Park is pleasant spot to bring parents or clients for a healthy-ish meal in a beautiful space.
Mattie’s At Green Pastures
Mattie’s at Green Pastures is a historical restaurant serving Southern food and a great brunch in Bouldin Creek.
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Cherrywood Coffehouse is a utility coffee shop with a good patio, live music, and excellent breakfast tacos.
Nickel City is a Detroit-themed dive bar on East 11th with frozen cocktails, pinball, and coney island hot dogs.
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