While so many spots in the West Downtown area can feel overdone or like they’re trying too hard, Better Half is like the cool cousin you have who seems to effortlessly fit in anywhere. With a selection of both great alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, its patio is as equally good a place to down a double-espresso as it is to shoot back some martinis. The food there also ticks all the boxes, with vermicelli salads and cauliflower tots adding further flavor to the hip-picnic vibes conveyed by the pink umbrellas that cover their tables. For a true amalgamation of the best-of-both-worlds mood that Better Half gives off, order the Waiting for Coffman, a blend of booze and cold brew.
Better Half is the all-day hang out for downtowners, complete with a trio of brilliant burgers up for grabs. There’s the Better Half Cheeseburger (44 Farms ground beef, dijonnaise, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, and onion), a vegan option with Beyond Meat patty, and a Better Half Chicken Burger (house ground chicken, Duke’s mayo, swiss, lettuce, tomato, and onion). What a treat.