When people think of Texas, images of cowboys and rodeos tend to come up pretty quickly. But when it comes to Austin, forget everything you think you know about Texas. It’s one of the coolest and artsiest cities out there, and it’s wildly different from its neighboring cities around the state. One of the things that Austin is known for is the fact that it is home to endless incredible restaurants with a variety of cuisines you can try. Here are some of the best places you can dine at when visiting Austin.
Breakfast & Brunch
Soco Cafe – Named after the street it’s on, South Congress Street, this place is a fun retro spot that serves unique and delicious meals like carrot cake French toast. There’s also a cowboy playing guitar at the front of the restaurant to remind you that you’re still in Texas.
Josephine House – This local fave is pretty small so make sure you get there early or make a reservation. You’ll absolutely adore their homemade pastries and scrumptious avocado toast.
Hillside Farmacy – This little place is the closest you’ll get to a French patisserie while in Texas. It’s the perfect spot for delicious brunch.
Elizabeth Street Cafe – This eclectic place embodies the heart of what Austin stands for. Here you can get noodles, Pho, Bahn Mi, as well as a range of desserts in the full Boulangerie.
Jeffrey’s – If you’re looking for a classic American bistro, Jeffrey’s is the way to go. This upscale place is a local favorite for a reason and is perfect for celebrating a special occasion.
La Traviata – Italian food lovers, listen up! La Traviata serves all the classics you love and is perfect for when you’re craving carb-y comfort foods.
Sway – This place serves delicious Asian fusion, serving up incredible and unique dishes. There’s a reason why it’s considered the best Asian fusion in the South.
La Barbecue – This fantastic food truck is so good, you might have to wait 45 minutes to get your meal. But it will be well worth the wait, as their brisket and ribs are some of the best you’ll find in the whole South.
County Line – If you’re looking for the real deal country BBQ experience, this is it. They’ve got all the classics and favorites, and on top of that, it is located right by a beautiful little river.
Halcyon – If you end up coming here, you must order the S’mores. You’ll get a platter with all of the fixin’s you expect, plus a tiny flame that will allow you to roast your very own s’mores right at the table.
Gourdough’s – This donut place is incredible, but make sure you come here hungry. The doughnuts served are stacked with toppings that are enough to fill you up for an entire meal.
Moojo – What’s better than ice cream? Delicious ice cream served in between two delicious cookies. That’s what you’ll find at Moojo, and that’s all we need to tell you.