The creative hideout of Austin, the East Side is full of good eats, great shops, and an amazing blend of cultural richness.
(Alcoholic Ice Cream. Perfect for a sweet and boozy treat. Try the bourbon with cookie dough.)
(Casual Italian. Perfect for a simple lunch. Try their #8 panini.)
(Indian. Perfect for sharing plates or stocking up on leftovers. Try their paneer enchiladas.)
(American. Perfect for date night or snacking and trying small plates. Try their charcuterie board!)
(French. Perfect for breakfast and lunch with friends. Try their a chicken salad or Brie tartines!)
(Breakfast food truck. Perfect for sunny Saturday mornings. Try their French toast!)
(Eclectic eatery. Perfect for cocktails and appetizers or a spirited brunch. Try the malt vinegar fries.)
(American. Perfect for Sunday brunch or a caffeine boost. Try their eggs Benedict or grab a coffee from Elaine's Pork and Pie!)
(Asian fusion. Perfect for satisfying an Austin-centric food craving. Try their Kung Pao cauliflower and orange chicken.)
(Taco stop. perfect for on-the-go. Try the Cherrywood taco and Ojo Rojo.)
(Neighborhood Brewery with Soul. Perfect for patio chilling and beer tasting. Try their black bean tacos.)
(Local favorite + Austin's only martini bar. Perfect for intimate conversations and the occasional Connect 4 game.)
(Hip. Perfect for happy hour and appetizers on the couch or a fun Friday night. Try their waffle fry nachos.)
(Edgy and laid-back. Great for a relaxed drink + smoke or soulful Sunday brunch.)
(Rustic-chic. Perfect for a date night and listening to live music. Try a Rosemary's Baby or Whisler's Old Fashioned.)
(Bright and lush. Perfect for working quietly or sitting on the patio with a friend. Try !)
(Urban. Perfect for peacefully coworking. Try their iced tea. Everyone kind of hates their actual coffee.)
(Eclectic. Perfect for eating while you work on stuff on your laptop. Try the grilled cheese.)
(Austin gem. Perfect for a coffee stop while filling up for gas... or shopping for a bike. Try any of their yummy blends.)
(Chic and convenient. Perfect for grabbing some snacks or necessities while walking around East 6th or having a slice of pizza outside. Try their Eastside Pies.)
(Trinkets + home goods.)
(Upscale vintage + curated jewelry.)
(Mod-grade Vintage + plants.)
(Colorful vintage + leather goods.)
(Home goods + beauty buys.)
(Paper + Office products.)
(Home goods + imaginative decor.)
Fair Market (1100 E 5th St) - Bright teal metal doors and solid distressed white walls.
East 11th - This street is charming, and great for lifestyle photos.
Blue Owl Brewing (2400 E Cesar Chavez St) - White wall with two dynamic blue stripes.
1109 N I-35 - Sketchy, but such a cute two-tone pink wall.
Brew & Brew (500 San Marcos St) - Great for those artsy coffee pics.
How to Dress - Laid back clothes with an edgy twist. It's more than socially acceptable to show up at any bar in jeans and a cotton tee, but leather jackets and funky accessories are East Side favorites as well.
What to Bring - The two most important things you can bring to the East Side when visiting are a camera and an appetite! Home to my favorite walls in Austin, the area is perfect for snapping Instagram photos or shooting film. And the food is, well... Divine.