Our main hobby in Austin is the food scene. Here are a few of our faves - you really can’t go wrong with any of these.
Better Half - Our next-door neighbor and most-visited spot. Great place for morning coffee, brunch, afternoon drinks + late-night snacks.
Austin Proper Hotel Bar - Nightcap spot of choice.
Peacock - The Proper’s Mediterranean restaurant with Catherine’s FAVORITE pancakes.
Neighborhood Sushi - Our go-to sushi spot and one of John's favorite restaurants in Austin. Has a good lunch deal! *
Uchi - For a more elevated sushi experience.
Clark's - For martinis and burgers. *
Lin Asian - Popular Dim sum spot (get the soup dumplings). *
Juliet Italian - If you need a pasta fix. Also our second date spot (where Catherine learned John could be sarcastic and not just the nicest person ever). Good for brunch!
Loro - Excellent patio and frozen G&Ts. Great lunch spot.
Maudie’s - Queso and margs.
Matt’s El Rancho - Bob Armstrong and Mexican martinis - if you’re willing to wait.
Irene's - An oldie but a goodie. We went here on our first date; good spot for a laid-back brunch + cocktails.
Veracruz - Best breakfast tacos with a few locations around town (Mellow Johnnies and The Line downtown; Radio Coffee on Manchaca).
Easy Tiger - Chill brunch and beer spot.
P Terry's - Burgers before you hit the road home.
* Things book up fast in Austin. We recommend making a reservation early for these spots! The others either don’t take resos or don’t have long waits.