Guidebook for Austin

Simran Raj
Guidebook for Austin

Food Scene

Best salmon tartines!! Happy hour every week day 3pm-6pm where appetizers are half-off. This place offers amazing outdoor seating for best people watching. You'll never forget the chocolate cake!
185 recommandé par les habitants
Blue Dahlia Bistro
1115 East 11th Street
185 recommandé par les habitants
Best salmon tartines!! Happy hour every week day 3pm-6pm where appetizers are half-off. This place offers amazing outdoor seating for best people watching. You'll never forget the chocolate cake!
This place is SO famous after being all over the foodie TV shows that people line up at 6am in lawn chairs to start the line for their daily BBQ fix. Once it runs out, that's it for the day!
535 recommandé par les habitants
Franklin Barbecue
900 East 11th Street
535 recommandé par les habitants
This place is SO famous after being all over the foodie TV shows that people line up at 6am in lawn chairs to start the line for their daily BBQ fix. Once it runs out, that's it for the day!
New bagel shop around the corner just opened up. Get yo bagel on!!
51 recommandé par les habitants
Rockstar Bagels
1900 Rosewood Avenue
51 recommandé par les habitants
New bagel shop around the corner just opened up. Get yo bagel on!!
My MOST favorite coffee shop on East Side -- their food is simply AMAZING!! Try their beet kale salad or one of the sandwiches. Everything I've ever tried here left me in utter love.
209 recommandé par les habitants
Cenote
1010 East Cesar Chavez Street
209 recommandé par les habitants
My MOST favorite coffee shop on East Side -- their food is simply AMAZING!! Try their beet kale salad or one of the sandwiches. Everything I've ever tried here left me in utter love.
One word: Gluten-free chocolate donuts. To die for!!! OK, that was more than 1 word, but these magical donuts will stir much mroe than just 1 word emotion. ;) This healthy place also makes juice
75 recommandé par les habitants
Mr. Natural
1901 East Cesar Chavez Street
75 recommandé par les habitants
One word: Gluten-free chocolate donuts. To die for!!! OK, that was more than 1 word, but these magical donuts will stir much mroe than just 1 word emotion. ;) This healthy place also makes juice
24 hour coffee shop with great pizza on the menu, kombucha and cozy inside full of free lancers.
117 recommandé par les habitants
Bennu Coffee
2001 East Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard
117 recommandé par les habitants
24 hour coffee shop with great pizza on the menu, kombucha and cozy inside full of free lancers.
My ABSOLUTE favorite coffee place located on the lake dock. Most beautiful sunsets here, awesome ducks, foreigner visitors, local ice cream and veggie empanadas!! They roast their own coffee.
227 recommandé par les habitants
Mozart's Coffee Roasters
3825 Lake Austin Boulevard
227 recommandé par les habitants
My ABSOLUTE favorite coffee place located on the lake dock. Most beautiful sunsets here, awesome ducks, foreigner visitors, local ice cream and veggie empanadas!! They roast their own coffee.
The FOOD, aww Gawwd!! So gourmet and unlike anywhere else in town. Awesome live music regularly as well as being known for those fancy 1920s cocktails made from scratch.
184 recommandé par les habitants
Ah Sing Den
1100 East 6th Street
184 recommandé par les habitants
The FOOD, aww Gawwd!! So gourmet and unlike anywhere else in town. Awesome live music regularly as well as being known for those fancy 1920s cocktails made from scratch.
THE most addictive thin crust pizza. About $3/slice. They've teamed up with Johnson's Backyard for their organic produce, so expect kale, arugula and sweet potato on your pizza ;)
140 recommandé par les habitants
East Side Pies
1401 Rosewood Avenue
140 recommandé par les habitants
THE most addictive thin crust pizza. About $3/slice. They've teamed up with Johnson's Backyard for their organic produce, so expect kale, arugula and sweet potato on your pizza ;)
Locals swarm this place in the morning and then all day long. They also serve sangria over ice in a cup to go. Very refreshing in the heat.
153 recommandé par les habitants
El Chilito
2219 Manor Road
153 recommandé par les habitants
Locals swarm this place in the morning and then all day long. They also serve sangria over ice in a cup to go. Very refreshing in the heat.
All ORGANIC local produce from their backyard garden. Cute 1950s house converted into a nice restaurant.
110 recommandé par les habitants
Eastside Café
2113 Manor Road
110 recommandé par les habitants
All ORGANIC local produce from their backyard garden. Cute 1950s house converted into a nice restaurant.
OK, so this isn't on the East Side, but it is my ABSOLUTE favorite vegetarian/vegan place in Austin. It's also a coffee shop and has lots of beer on tap. Sit outside to people watch the locals.
372 recommandé par les habitants
Bouldin Creek Cafe
1900 South 1st Street
372 recommandé par les habitants
OK, so this isn't on the East Side, but it is my ABSOLUTE favorite vegetarian/vegan place in Austin. It's also a coffee shop and has lots of beer on tap. Sit outside to people watch the locals.
Now THIS is a real gem of Austin: macrobiotic plant-based restaurant that is also a community class area. Very spiritual place. Check their schedule for daily classes.
104 recommandé par les habitants
Casa de Luz Village
1701 Toomey Road
104 recommandé par les habitants
Now THIS is a real gem of Austin: macrobiotic plant-based restaurant that is also a community class area. Very spiritual place. Check their schedule for daily classes.
One of best local 24 hr places. It's sorta famous and you'll hear a lot about it from the locals urging you to go there NOW. ;)
96 recommandé par les habitants
Kerbey Lane Cafe - Central
3704 Kerbey Lane
96 recommandé par les habitants
One of best local 24 hr places. It's sorta famous and you'll hear a lot about it from the locals urging you to go there NOW. ;)
Another place you'll keep getting mentioned by most Austinites: this one has a tex-mex influence to its late night menu.
209 recommandé par les habitants
Magnolia Cafe
1920 South Congress Avenue
209 recommandé par les habitants
Another place you'll keep getting mentioned by most Austinites: this one has a tex-mex influence to its late night menu.
If you're into tacos, burritos and enchiladas, this is your personal heaven right here. Juan will personally come shake your hand and thank you for coming in. Very affordable food and huge portions.
173 recommandé par les habitants
Juan in a Million
2300 East Cesar Chavez Street
173 recommandé par les habitants
If you're into tacos, burritos and enchiladas, this is your personal heaven right here. Juan will personally come shake your hand and thank you for coming in. Very affordable food and huge portions.
BEST sweet potato fries in an old US Mail building. Everything I've ever had here has been mind-blowing.
79 recommandé par les habitants
Counter Cafe
1914 East 6th Street
79 recommandé par les habitants
BEST sweet potato fries in an old US Mail building. Everything I've ever had here has been mind-blowing.
A must for tex-mex lovers. The Mexican martini has a limit of 2 per customer because trust me, you don't want to know what happens after more than 2.
50 recommandé par les habitants
Trudy's Texas Star
409 West 30th Street
50 recommandé par les habitants
A must for tex-mex lovers. The Mexican martini has a limit of 2 per customer because trust me, you don't want to know what happens after more than 2.

Everything Else

Not your typical yoga studio: this place offers meditation and chanting classes and is owned by sweetest local couple. Classes all day, every day.
24 recommandé par les habitants
Sukha Yoga Eastside
24 recommandé par les habitants
Not your typical yoga studio: this place offers meditation and chanting classes and is owned by sweetest local couple. Classes all day, every day.
Another great yoga studio nearby that my friend started. Small and charming.
36 recommandé par les habitants
Practice Yoga Austin
1103 East 6th Street
36 recommandé par les habitants
Another great yoga studio nearby that my friend started. Small and charming.
Austin's premier donation-based yoga studio. It has expanded to multiple locations and mainly teaches sweaty Vinyasa flow yoga.
36 recommandé par les habitants
Black Swan Yoga
403 West 5th Street
36 recommandé par les habitants
Austin's premier donation-based yoga studio. It has expanded to multiple locations and mainly teaches sweaty Vinyasa flow yoga.
The only formal place to catch a Kundalini yoga class. They also offer other yoga classes.
Yoga Yoga North
2167 West Anderson Lane
The only formal place to catch a Kundalini yoga class. They also offer other yoga classes.
If you're into swimming laps for fun and exercise, this pool has same spring fed water as Barton Springs, but in a pool setting so you can do laps. Big shady oaks provide lots of chill shade.
182 recommandé par les habitants
Deep Eddy Municipal Pool
401 Deep Eddy Avenue
182 recommandé par les habitants
If you're into swimming laps for fun and exercise, this pool has same spring fed water as Barton Springs, but in a pool setting so you can do laps. Big shady oaks provide lots of chill shade.
in summer, this park has a free city pool and awesome mushrooms shooting out water: perfect cool down after a run in the park. Run that East Side Pies pizza off! ;)
Rosewood Neighborhood Park
2300 Rosewood Avenue
in summer, this park has a free city pool and awesome mushrooms shooting out water: perfect cool down after a run in the park. Run that East Side Pies pizza off! ;)

Essentials

If Whole Foods had a corner store, this would be it. Healthy options abound from snacks, kale chips, coconut water to local beer on tap, appetizers and tacos.
183 recommandé par les habitants
Quickie Pickie
1208 East 11th Street
183 recommandé par les habitants
If Whole Foods had a corner store, this would be it. Healthy options abound from snacks, kale chips, coconut water to local beer on tap, appetizers and tacos.

Arts & Culture

Best local jazz and hip-hop music happens here! It's the backyard of historic Victory Grill and events happen here kinda randomly, so google for their website and calendar.
8 recommandé par les habitants
Kenny Dorham's Backyard - Diverse Arts
1106 East 11th Street
8 recommandé par les habitants
Best local jazz and hip-hop music happens here! It's the backyard of historic Victory Grill and events happen here kinda randomly, so google for their website and calendar.

Sightseeing

You can't come to Austin and NOT dip into our famous springs: 68F temps year-round. (feels warmest in winter) VERY spiritual experience! Great place to meditate. Topless swimming allowed.
1060 recommandé par les habitants
Barton Springs Municipal Pool
2131 William Barton Drive
1060 recommandé par les habitants
You can't come to Austin and NOT dip into our famous springs: 68F temps year-round. (feels warmest in winter) VERY spiritual experience! Great place to meditate. Topless swimming allowed.
If you're into parks and gardens, you gotta check this out.
105 recommandé par les habitants
Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum
605 Robert E Lee Road
105 recommandé par les habitants
If you're into parks and gardens, you gotta check this out.
PEACOCKS galore!!! I love this park: it's pure magic! Bring your camera for these majestic birds will bring your inner kid out.
117 recommandé par les habitants
Mayfield Park and Nature Preserve
3505 West 35th Street
117 recommandé par les habitants
PEACOCKS galore!!! I love this park: it's pure magic! Bring your camera for these majestic birds will bring your inner kid out.
Not just a historical cemetery, but a really nice park with gurgling creek and lots of shady trees. Bring a book for this perfect chillout spot.
37 recommandé par les habitants
Texas State Cemetery
909 Navasota Street
37 recommandé par les habitants
Not just a historical cemetery, but a really nice park with gurgling creek and lots of shady trees. Bring a book for this perfect chillout spot.
Interested in Civil Rights movement and Equal Rights? This is the place for you then. The whole library is centered around equal rights. Check out the huge mosaic mural on side of the building!
6 recommandé par les habitants
Carver Branch, Austin Public Library
1161 Angelina Street
6 recommandé par les habitants
Interested in Civil Rights movement and Equal Rights? This is the place for you then. The whole library is centered around equal rights. Check out the huge mosaic mural on side of the building!

Drinks & Nightlife

East Side gem! Bit away from all touristy action, but worth the drive: best international/African-inspired/jazz music can be heard here performed live!
74 recommandé par les habitants
Sahara Lounge
1413 Webberville Road
74 recommandé par les habitants
East Side gem! Bit away from all touristy action, but worth the drive: best international/African-inspired/jazz music can be heard here performed live!
Hole-in-the-wall grungy bar known for badass country dancers and folksy music. Think hipster, not honky-tonk.
388 recommandé par les habitants
The White Horse
500 Comal Street
388 recommandé par les habitants
Hole-in-the-wall grungy bar known for badass country dancers and folksy music. Think hipster, not honky-tonk.
Great local international music performed regularly here. Inside decorations remind of a hookah bar :) Unlike other nearby bars, this one has its very own parking lot.
Gypsy Lounge
1504 East 6th Street
Great local international music performed regularly here. Inside decorations remind of a hookah bar :) Unlike other nearby bars, this one has its very own parking lot.
Great music venue to start your Red River Music District adventure. I've heard some really interesting concerts here.
87 recommandé par les habitants
Mohawk Austin
912 Red River Street
87 recommandé par les habitants
Great music venue to start your Red River Music District adventure. I've heard some really interesting concerts here.
It's a bar, it's BBQ, it's a large concert venue...it's everything you dream of and more. ;)
138 recommandé par les habitants
Stubb's Bar-B-Q
801 Red River Street
138 recommandé par les habitants
It's a bar, it's BBQ, it's a large concert venue...it's everything you dream of and more. ;)
It's Historic!! it's a grill! Honestly, I've never eaten here and i doubt people come here for food, but check out the massive graffiti mural on the outside!!
13 recommandé par les habitants
Historic Victory Grill
1104 East 11th Street
13 recommandé par les habitants
It's Historic!! it's a grill! Honestly, I've never eaten here and i doubt people come here for food, but check out the massive graffiti mural on the outside!!
This 24 hr diner has style and class to match the cute ritzy area it's in. Try the sweet potato fries with aioli sauce and peanut butter real vanilla shake.
152 recommandé par les habitants
24 Diner
600 North Lamar Boulevard
152 recommandé par les habitants
This 24 hr diner has style and class to match the cute ritzy area it's in. Try the sweet potato fries with aioli sauce and peanut butter real vanilla shake.