Austin Locals Guidebook

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Austin Locals Guidebook

Food scene
Walking distance for delicious iced coffee, “burri-doughs”, cookies, and superior sourdough bread. Pop into the deli next door for breakfast tacos too!
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ThoroughBread
1709 Bluebonnet Ln
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Walking distance for delicious iced coffee, “burri-doughs”, cookies, and superior sourdough bread. Pop into the deli next door for breakfast tacos too!
One of our favorite places in town that helps “keep Austin weird”. Vegetarian, but is so flavorful you don’t miss the meat! Serves breakfast all day, great brunch on weekends, coffee bar, dog-friendly patio, and quick takeout. Often has a wait for weekend brunch so plan ahead
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Bouldin Creek Cafe
1900 South 1st Street
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One of our favorite places in town that helps “keep Austin weird”. Vegetarian, but is so flavorful you don’t miss the meat! Serves breakfast all day, great brunch on weekends, coffee bar, dog-friendly patio, and quick takeout. Often has a wait for weekend brunch so plan ahead
Quick, healthy grab-and-go meals plus nutritious and delicious smoothies. Not to mention in a really cool building built into a hill on Barton Springs Road. 15 minute walk from the house.
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JuiceLand
1625 Barton Springs Road
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Quick, healthy grab-and-go meals plus nutritious and delicious smoothies. Not to mention in a really cool building built into a hill on Barton Springs Road. 15 minute walk from the house.
One of the better BBQ spots in town with a moderate wait time. You can order a drink while you wait in line then sit on the porch or inside to eat.
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Terry Black's Barbecue
1003 Barton Springs Road
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One of the better BBQ spots in town with a moderate wait time. You can order a drink while you wait in line then sit on the porch or inside to eat.
Our personal favorite Tex Mex in Austin. Definitely get the margaritas by watch out, they’re strong!
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Polvo's
2004 S 1st St
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Our personal favorite Tex Mex in Austin. Definitely get the margaritas by watch out, they’re strong!
Great spot for a low-key meal, meeting a friend or to get some work done. Delicious tacos and some of the best tacos in town at the truck outside called Veracruz. Expect a wait for tacos.
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Radio Coffee & Beer
4204 Manchaca Road
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Great spot for a low-key meal, meeting a friend or to get some work done. Delicious tacos and some of the best tacos in town at the truck outside called Veracruz. Expect a wait for tacos.
Best sushi in town!! A bit higher end so perfect for date night but also has a GREAT happy hour deal. Check their website for details.
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Uchi
801 South Lamar Boulevard
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Best sushi in town!! A bit higher end so perfect for date night but also has a GREAT happy hour deal. Check their website for details.
Authentic interior Mexican cuisine in a super cute bungalow on the east side. Also has great outdoor space so is dog-friendly.
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Licha's Cantina
1306 East 6th Street
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Authentic interior Mexican cuisine in a super cute bungalow on the east side. Also has great outdoor space so is dog-friendly.
NYC inspired wine bar on bustling South Congress Avenue. Great happy hour, not to mention 50% off all sparkling wines all day on Mondays. Great place to people watch and have small bites.
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June's
1722 S Congress Ave
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NYC inspired wine bar on bustling South Congress Avenue. Great happy hour, not to mention 50% off all sparkling wines all day on Mondays. Great place to people watch and have small bites.
There’s Güero’s proper that is a fun and bustling Tex-Mex restaurant, then 2 doors down is their Oak Garden which is the REAL gem. Nestled under giant Live Oak trees complete with misters and fans there is always a live band playing, cheap tacos complete with free chips, salsa, and toppings bar and a bar full bar complete with frozen margaritas. An Austin classic.
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Güero's Taco Bar
1412 South Congress Avenue
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There’s Güero’s proper that is a fun and bustling Tex-Mex restaurant, then 2 doors down is their Oak Garden which is the REAL gem. Nestled under giant Live Oak trees complete with misters and fans there is always a live band playing, cheap tacos complete with free chips, salsa, and toppings bar and a bar full bar complete with frozen margaritas. An Austin classic.
Affectionately known as ABGB. Fun indoor/outdoor beer garden with great pizza and salads, home brewed beer and lots of live music.
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The Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co.
1305 West Oltorf Street
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Affectionately known as ABGB. Fun indoor/outdoor beer garden with great pizza and salads, home brewed beer and lots of live music.
Sightseeing
If you’re hot, go here!! Natural spring water stays 67 degrees Fahrenheit year-round in this naturally fed pool (so its VERY refreshing in the summer and steamy in the winter!). No food or drink is allowed (water is ok) or music so it is very serene and everyone is respectful of each other’s space.
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Barton Springs Municipal Pool
2131 William Barton Drive
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If you’re hot, go here!! Natural spring water stays 67 degrees Fahrenheit year-round in this naturally fed pool (so its VERY refreshing in the summer and steamy in the winter!). No food or drink is allowed (water is ok) or music so it is very serene and everyone is respectful of each other’s space.
See Austin from all angles on this trail that circles the entirety of Ladybird Lake all through the city. Some parts are trails, some are boardwalks, some parkland. Awesome way to commute on foot or by bike. No electric scooters allowed!
Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail
1820 S Lakeshore Blvd
See Austin from all angles on this trail that circles the entirety of Ladybird Lake all through the city. Some parts are trails, some are boardwalks, some parkland. Awesome way to commute on foot or by bike. No electric scooters allowed!
Shopping, food, music, weirdos, street art, and more!
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South Congress
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Shopping, food, music, weirdos, street art, and more!
Beautiful sculpture garden run by The Contemporary museum. Self-guided ground along the river complete with café, free events, and an esteemed art school.
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The Contemporary Austin - Laguna Gloria
3809 West 35th Street
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Beautiful sculpture garden run by The Contemporary museum. Self-guided ground along the river complete with café, free events, and an esteemed art school.
A must-see for any garden lover or anyone looking for a peaceful walk, especially in spring to late-spring. Full of Texas native plants and outdoor architecture to honor the legacy of First Lady Ladybird Johnson.
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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
4801 La Crosse Avenue
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A must-see for any garden lover or anyone looking for a peaceful walk, especially in spring to late-spring. Full of Texas native plants and outdoor architecture to honor the legacy of First Lady Ladybird Johnson.
Yeehaw for a good time, a Lone Star, and some good old fashioned two-stepping!
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Broken Spoke
3201 South Lamar Boulevard
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Yeehaw for a good time, a Lone Star, and some good old fashioned two-stepping!
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Musée d'Art Blanton
200 East Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard
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Shopping
So much vintage of all kinds. Heavy on furniture and homewares but also has a great section of clothes, jewelry, and textiles. They merchandise really well, such good decorating inspiration!
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Room Service Vintage
117 North Loop Boulevard East
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So much vintage of all kinds. Heavy on furniture and homewares but also has a great section of clothes, jewelry, and textiles. They merchandise really well, such good decorating inspiration!
I used to make jewelry for this company! Very simple, geometric hand-built sterling silver and goldfill pieces. Locally owned by Anne & Edson Enriquez, they also run adjoining store Triple ZZZ threads.
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Limbo Jewelry
1604 South Congress Avenue
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I used to make jewelry for this company! Very simple, geometric hand-built sterling silver and goldfill pieces. Locally owned by Anne & Edson Enriquez, they also run adjoining store Triple ZZZ threads.
I almost never walk out of here empty handed. Amazing imports from Mexico and South America at great prices.
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Tesoros Trading Company Retail
1500 South Congress Avenue
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I almost never walk out of here empty handed. Amazing imports from Mexico and South America at great prices.
Originally a kickass eBay store, now they have a few brick and mortars around the country. High quality fashion brands from liquidated showrooms and sample sales... AMAZING shoes.
United Apparel Liquidators
249 West 2nd Street
Originally a kickass eBay store, now they have a few brick and mortars around the country. High quality fashion brands from liquidated showrooms and sample sales... AMAZING shoes.
Candy, milkshakes, truffles, fudge, jelly beans, all of it! Lots of nostalgia candy too.
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Big Top
1706 South Congress Avenue
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Candy, milkshakes, truffles, fudge, jelly beans, all of it! Lots of nostalgia candy too.
Large outdoor shopping district in north Austin, lots of high street shops and sister locations of local Austin bars & restaurants
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The Domain
11410 Century Oaks Terrace
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Large outdoor shopping district in north Austin, lots of high street shops and sister locations of local Austin bars & restaurants
Great vintage for men and women at reasonable prices. So much color!
Ermine Vintage
106 North Loop Boulevard East
Great vintage for men and women at reasonable prices. So much color!