Yes, Whole Foods is a spot we endorse for actual meals, particularly lunch. Why? The fish bar. That’s right, head back to the seafood counter and get fresh fish tacos (they grill them to order). Plus, the sushi selection is always there for you and their barbeque is surprisingly good. All you have to do is avoid the constant madness that is the salad bar. Whole Foods is easy and predictable, and we sometimes like that in our lunch spots.
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The downtown location of Caffe Medici in the Austonian is very modern-looking, and the coffee is excellent.
Qi is a Chinese restaurant downtown with a farm-to-table approach and a large dim sum menu.
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Lonesome Dove Western Bistro
If every stereotypical oil magnate had a restaurant, they would all look like this. Come here to get deals done and eat lots of MEEEEEATS.
Bouldin Creek Café
Bouldin Creek Cafe is a casual indoor/outdoor spot in South Austin serving some damn good not-meat.
Quickie Pickie on East 11th is part fancy convenience store and part all-day cafe, meaning they’ve got you covered with just about anything you need.
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