Category Archives: Coffee
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
Motown on Mondays – dance parties at Frank (details
Corner of 4th Street and Colorado, downtown
Mondays at 9 pm throughout the spring
Sometimes, you just need a good pretzel. Luckily, for moments like those, there’s Easy Tiger on 6th Street, comfortably perched over the edge of Waller Creek. The bake shop & beer garden offers the best fresh-baked pretzels in town, accompanied by your choice of cheeses, mustards and butters for dipping (pro tip: you can’t go wrong with classic yellow mustard). But wait, there’s more: with an exhaustive list of beers and sausages, the underground nook is teeming with the charm of an old-world Bavarian train station; the cozy, sturdy decor is calming and casual with a definitive sense of place, and you won’t leave hungry by any means. Upstairs at street level, don’t miss the grab-and-go coffee and bread counter, which offers a gracious peek at the bakery’s behind-the-scenes magic through a large set of interior windows. The next time you’re downtown, drop in — literally.
Easy Tiger, 709 East 6th Street
Bakery: 7 am – 2 am / Beer Garden: 11 am – 2 am
We’re no strangers to food trailers around here, but until recently, we’ve had to venture south to get to some of the best ones. Now, however, North Austin has its very own food trailer yard, very aptly named… North Austin Trailer Yard, or NATY for short. Featuring the beef, chicken and pork sandwich specialties of Snarky’s MooBawkOink (again with the literal titles), the yard also boasts a mobile version of the nearby Genuine Joe coffee house (with its original location just a stone’s throw away, about a mile west on Anderson Lane), as well as a Greek food trailer, a hot dog vendor and a traditional Ramen truck. NATY also offers free wi-fi and shaded outdoor seating for those who need to stay connected while they nosh al fresco. Individual trailer hours vary.
1012 West Anderson Lane, near Lamar Blvd.
Visit the Facebook page for individual trailer hours & news