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First Visit to Austin - breakfast and lunch

fromtheD Dec 28, 2010 01:09 PM

Hi, we are coming to Austin (from Minneapolis) Jan 14-17. We are staying on the UT campus (at the AT&T executive center) and are looking for a couple of breakfast and lunch spots. Based on ideas from this board, we have a dinner reservation at Parkside and a brunch reservation at Lambert's. I think on Saturday we will be heading for Lockhart for barbeque. Any cuisine works as does price. Thanks for any help!

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  1. girloftheworld RE: fromtheD Dec 28, 2010 01:30 PM

    Caffe Medici for latte over in that area is not to be missed if you are into coffee.

    Caffe Medici
    2222 B Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705

    1. dinaofdoom RE: fromtheD Dec 28, 2010 03:55 PM

      the carillon is supposed to be one of austin's best kept secrets.
      they have an interesting happy hour menu, if you want to try it out before committing to a pricier dinner:

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        DavidT RE: fromtheD Dec 28, 2010 03:59 PM

        Austin is famous for its breakfast taco joints. There was an article about them in the NY Times earlier this year. Here is a link:


        I was in Austin briefly several weeks ago and had a breakfast taco at the Torchy's taco shop on the south side of Austin. I would certainly go back for more.

        1. TroyTempest RE: fromtheD Dec 29, 2010 10:18 AM

          Arturo's is a a little place right around the corner from where you will be staying, on West 17th.
          It used to have good breakfasts. Haven't been in years. Any hounds been here lately?

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            fromtheD RE: TroyTempest Jan 8, 2011 05:15 PM

            Thanks for the ideas. Looking forward to our visit next week!

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