Guidebook for Austin

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Guidebook for Austin

Food Scene

10 minute walk. And also, they have a pretty good taco bar. Breakfast tacos are served until 11 during the week, not sure what time on weekends.
1337 recommandé par les habitants
Whole Foods Market
525 N Lamar Blvd
1337 recommandé par les habitants
10 minute walk. And also, they have a pretty good taco bar. Breakfast tacos are served until 11 during the week, not sure what time on weekends.
Really great breakfast/lunch. It's tiny and cute and only open until 3 or 4 pm. Try the eggs benedict or the crab cakes. The burger is fresh and sweet and one of the best in the city.
214 recommandé par les habitants
Counter Cafe
1914 E 6th St
214 recommandé par les habitants
Really great breakfast/lunch. It's tiny and cute and only open until 3 or 4 pm. Try the eggs benedict or the crab cakes. The burger is fresh and sweet and one of the best in the city.
As the name implies, it's open 24 hours. And the food is pretty good, too!
240 recommandé par les habitants
24 Diner
600 N Lamar Blvd
240 recommandé par les habitants
As the name implies, it's open 24 hours. And the food is pretty good, too!
The closest place to get a coffee and a breakfast taco. They have a cute patio, a full menu and some awesome baked goods from Sugar Mama's Bakeshop.
36 recommandé par les habitants
Austin Java
1206 Parkway
36 recommandé par les habitants
The closest place to get a coffee and a breakfast taco. They have a cute patio, a full menu and some awesome baked goods from Sugar Mama's Bakeshop.
Fine dining experience with local ingredients. Pricey, but very good.
60 recommandé par les habitants
Wink
1014 N Lamar Blvd
60 recommandé par les habitants
Fine dining experience with local ingredients. Pricey, but very good.
A very cool specialty shop. I highly recommend the Hot Cinnamon Spice tea for making hot toddies. Or chill the tea for summer toddies. They have a wide assortment of teas from across the world.
Tea Embassy
900 Rio Grande St
A very cool specialty shop. I highly recommend the Hot Cinnamon Spice tea for making hot toddies. Or chill the tea for summer toddies. They have a wide assortment of teas from across the world.
If you are a true coffee snob, this place makes a pretty good latte and cappuccino.
344 recommandé par les habitants
Caffe Medici
1101 W Lynn St
344 recommandé par les habitants
If you are a true coffee snob, this place makes a pretty good latte and cappuccino.
Related to Bar Congress, but with a full food menu and less cocktail options. The food is moderately priced and everything is good.
74 recommandé par les habitants
Second Bar + Kitchen
200 Congress Ave
74 recommandé par les habitants
Related to Bar Congress, but with a full food menu and less cocktail options. The food is moderately priced and everything is good.
Sandra Bullock owns this restaurant. It's a great breakfast or lunch spot. Try a sandwich or dessert.
46 recommandé par les habitants
Walton's Fancy & Staple
609 W 6th St
46 recommandé par les habitants
Sandra Bullock owns this restaurant. It's a great breakfast or lunch spot. Try a sandwich or dessert.
Cute, modern Tex-mex. They have reasonable prices on both food and carafes of margaritas. On Wednesdays, they have $2 margaritas and sangria-ritas and a complimentary nacho bar from 10-midnight.
109 recommandé par les habitants
Zocalo Cafe
1110 W Lynn St
109 recommandé par les habitants
Cute, modern Tex-mex. They have reasonable prices on both food and carafes of margaritas. On Wednesdays, they have $2 margaritas and sangria-ritas and a complimentary nacho bar from 10-midnight.
Austin's must-try Mexican restaurant. They have an amazing salsa bar, a huge menu and good margaritas. There is often a wait on weekends, but they'll serve you margaritas before you're seated.
277 recommandé par les habitants
Polvo's Mexican Restaurant
2004 South First Street Bridge
277 recommandé par les habitants
Austin's must-try Mexican restaurant. They have an amazing salsa bar, a huge menu and good margaritas. There is often a wait on weekends, but they'll serve you margaritas before you're seated.

Shopping

Most popular record store in Austin. They have a great selection of vinyl and cds, as well as books, movies and knickknacks. They also have in-store shows with nationally touring bands regularly.
135 recommandé par les habitants
Waterloo Records
600 N Lamar Blvd
135 recommandé par les habitants
Most popular record store in Austin. They have a great selection of vinyl and cds, as well as books, movies and knickknacks. They also have in-store shows with nationally touring bands regularly.
Another cool record store within a few blocks of the apartment.
Cheapo Discs
914 North Lamar Boulevard
Another cool record store within a few blocks of the apartment.
Ladies clothing store, moderately priced. They have a huge clothing and accessories selection as well as gifts and greeting cards.
Emeralds
624 N Lamar Blvd
Ladies clothing store, moderately priced. They have a huge clothing and accessories selection as well as gifts and greeting cards.
It is what it is.
25 recommandé par les habitants
Anthropologie
601 N Lamar Blvd
25 recommandé par les habitants
It is what it is.
Lance Armstrong owns this bike shop. It's kind of over-priced, but it's large and has a lot in stock. They also do bike rentals.
29 recommandé par les habitants
Mellow Johnny's
400 Nueces St
29 recommandé par les habitants
Lance Armstrong owns this bike shop. It's kind of over-priced, but it's large and has a lot in stock. They also do bike rentals.
For ladies exercise clothing. Expensive, but good quality workout gear.
19 recommandé par les habitants
lululemon
1016 W 6th St
19 recommandé par les habitants
For ladies exercise clothing. Expensive, but good quality workout gear.
Austin's most popular locally-owned ice cream shop.
399 recommandé par les habitants
Amys Ice Creams
1301 S Congress Ave
399 recommandé par les habitants
Austin's most popular locally-owned ice cream shop.
Bath bombs, hand soaps, lotions. This place smells like heaven.
8 recommandé par les habitants
LUSH
1012 W 6th St
8 recommandé par les habitants
Bath bombs, hand soaps, lotions. This place smells like heaven.
Organic bedding, towels, robes, furniture and gifts.
6 recommandé par les habitants
Wildflower Organics
524 N Lamar Blvd
6 recommandé par les habitants
Organic bedding, towels, robes, furniture and gifts.

Everything Else

Austin's biggest independent bookstore. They have a great book selection and a stellar reading series.
146 recommandé par les habitants
BookPeople
603 N Lamar Blvd
146 recommandé par les habitants
Austin's biggest independent bookstore. They have a great book selection and a stellar reading series.
For all your camping, backpacking and outdoorsy needs (should you have any).
34 recommandé par les habitants
REI
601 N Lamar Blvd
34 recommandé par les habitants
For all your camping, backpacking and outdoorsy needs (should you have any).
Pretty cool graffiti, street art-- it's definitely worth a walk by when you're heading downtown.
The Foundation Municipal Park
Pretty cool graffiti, street art-- it's definitely worth a walk by when you're heading downtown.
They were the only bike shop nearby that had tired for my vintage Schwinn cruiser. A little cheaper than Mellow Johnny's.
Austinbikes
1010 W Lynn St
They were the only bike shop nearby that had tired for my vintage Schwinn cruiser. A little cheaper than Mellow Johnny's.
If you want to avoid the crowds, Fresh Plus is a good place to pick up some groceries. It's a smallish store, but they have a pretty good selection.
293 recommandé par les habitants
Fresh Plus Grocery
1221 W Lynn St
293 recommandé par les habitants
If you want to avoid the crowds, Fresh Plus is a good place to pick up some groceries. It's a smallish store, but they have a pretty good selection.
Small liquor store, five minute walk.
Wiggy's Wine & Spirits
1104 N Lamar Blvd
Small liquor store, five minute walk.
For all your exercise needs. They allow every person 3 free visits a year. Facility has standard weight room, cardio room, classes, and a lap pool. Make sure to bring your ID.
12 recommandé par les habitants
Townlake YMCA
1100 W Cesar Chavez St
12 recommandé par les habitants
For all your exercise needs. They allow every person 3 free visits a year. Facility has standard weight room, cardio room, classes, and a lap pool. Make sure to bring your ID.

Drinks & Nightlife

A true, Texas honky tonk. Go on a weekend night for a live band and two-stepping. Around Christmas the place is decked out in thousands of lights. Just don't order any fancy drinks, trust me.
134 recommandé par les habitants
Donn's Depot
1600 W 5th St
134 recommandé par les habitants
A true, Texas honky tonk. Go on a weekend night for a live band and two-stepping. Around Christmas the place is decked out in thousands of lights. Just don't order any fancy drinks, trust me.

Arts & Culture

Check it out: it's free, the architecture is amazing and the exhibits are usually good too.
173 recommandé par les habitants
The Contemporary Austin - Jones Center
700 Congress Ave
173 recommandé par les habitants
Check it out: it's free, the architecture is amazing and the exhibits are usually good too.
Locally-owned cinema that screens art, independent and documentary films. Seats are assigned and crazy comfortable. They sell food and beverages at the bar which you can take with you to your seat.
353 recommandé par les habitants
Violet Crown Social Club
1111 E 6th St
353 recommandé par les habitants
Locally-owned cinema that screens art, independent and documentary films. Seats are assigned and crazy comfortable. They sell food and beverages at the bar which you can take with you to your seat.