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Cool Spot: Mettle

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image credit: Mettle

Generally speaking, the terms “warm” and “industrial” don’t really go together, but somehow, eastside warehouse-turned-restaurant Mettle seems to pull them together in a comfy brunch setting perfect for whiling away a sun-drenched Sunday afternoon over coffee or cocktails. Among its menu’s better and/or more inventive options: the grilled pear French toast and beef tongue tacos. With a few recent changes in Mettle’s kitchen lineup, we’re interested to see how its fare evolves in the coming months.

Mettle, 507 Calles Street
Tues-Thurs 11am-10pm; Fri-Sat 11am-11pm; Sun 10am-9pm
Closed on Mondays

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Cool Spot: Epicerie


Austinites know a thing or two about Sunday brunch; in fact, it’s practically the official meal of the city. With a few breakfast options, a few lunch options and full permission to do a little day drinking, it combines the best of everything on a day when work is the last thing on anyone’s mind. Epicerie, a new eatery in Central Austin, has perfected the art of offering a little of this and a little of that all week long at all times of day. Stop in and enjoy some local wine and cheese, a delectable array of pastries, a full meal or just a cup of coffee; it’s got something for everyone, including a serene little outdoor seating area for enjoying the perfect fall weather up ahead.

Epicerie, 2307 Hancock Drive
Sun 10:30am-3pm; M-Th 10:30am-9:30pm; Fri-Sat 10:30am-10:30pm

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Cool Spot: Full English

Full English
If you’re in the mood for a long, lazy weekend breakfast and simultaneously hankering to try something new, Full English might have just what you’re looking for.
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Cool Spot: Round Rock Cafe

Round Rock Cafe

If you’re weren’t one to jump into the melee of South by Southwest these past couple of weeks, you’re probably aware that Round Rock is about as quiet and non-hipster-y a place as any. To that end, while foodies may swear that the only good food to be found in the 512 area code is either homecooked or strictly confined to Austin proper, the humble staff of Round Rock Cafe might beg to differ. Serving up made-to-order breakfasts on the weekends that rival those of any culinary rock star’s home kitchen, the cafe — nestled into the diminutive but cute downtown area around which Round Rock is based — offers a simple and sweet menu of breakfast classics, sandwiches and no-frills home cooking, with friendly service in a converted house appointed with a little game at every table. It’s the sort of place where you can go alone and eat, undisturbed, in a sunny environment with good food and good folks. Party of one, your table’s ready.

Round Rock Cafe, 110 South Harris Street, Round Rock
Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri 8-3 for breakfast & lunch; Fri 5-8:30 for dinner
Sat 8 am – noon for breakfast only; Sun 9 am-2 pm for breakfast & lunch

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Mondays this Spring: Motown on Mondays at Frank

Motown on Mondays at Frank
Good music and hot dogs.  Does it get any better than that?  We don’t think so either. That’s why we’re excited about the new Motown on Mondays event taking place weekly at Frank — that downtown hub of amazing hot dogs and coffee.  Starting at 9 pm each Monday, you can shake off those beginning-of-the-workweek blues to the sounds of Marvin Gaye, The Jackson 5, The Isley Brothers and more, all while enjoying a tasty hunk of meat on a bun. Sometimes the simplest pleasures in life are the greatest ones, don’t you think?


Motown on Mondays – dance parties at Frank (details
Corner of 4th Street and Colorado, downtown
Mondays at 9 pm throughout the spring

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