Everyone’s fave casual 6th Street café will stuff you the perfect sandwich at their build-your-own counter—offering your choice of meat, cheese, and spread on multigrain, rye, croissant, or sourdough for a cool $11. There are also lunchtime soups and salads available, as well as the house burger which comes with tasty tender belly bacon and fries. Don’t forget to grab a coffee and a cake to-go for the stroll home.
How to book: Stop by for first come, first served seating or order takeout and delivery via ChowNow.
Sandra Bullock’s (yes, Sandra Bullock’s!) neighborly café is a favorite daytime destination for downtowners, especially come weekend brunch. Step up for counter service, tasty yet affordable grub, and a cozy local atmosphere. If you’re up early, this is your spot. Breakfast and brunch items include the staple, their classic consisting of eggs, bacon, sausage or ham and multigrain toast; avocado toast with goats cheese and pickled onion; and biscuits with pork sausage and country cream gravy. The counter also has a wide selection of baked goods (including $1 macarons) as well as organic teas and coffees. Late riser? Lunch is a treat, too. Go for the turkey sandwich, sweetened with caramelized onion-apple chutney on a croissant. Yum.
How to book: Stop by for counter service and first come, first served seating.
You’ll find pies sporadically hitting Walton’s menu, and when you see them, you best be quick because everyone knows they are ATX’s holiday best. The 2021 menu features giant 11-inchers that serve 10 hungry pie-devotees. Flavors range from Lattice Apple and Pumpkin to Pecan and Buttermilk, and each runs just $30 a pop.
How to order: Call 512-391-9966 or email email@example.com for pick-up.
Christmas food is all about comfort food indulgence—AKA digging into buttery dishes until you have no choice but to take a food coma-induced nap on the couch. And this long-running Austin institution is here to provide the holiday decadence with their mouth-watering offerings. We’re talking everything you need for a full-belly Advent: Maple Bourbon Glazed Ham, White Cheddar and Gruyere Mac and Cheese, and Balsamic Brussels Sprouts with Crispy Prosciutto, just to name a few. If that isn’t enough, you can also grab one of their handmade desserts, like Pecan Pie or Vanilla Cherry Cheesecake, to round out the meal.
Cost: A la carte menu prices vary
How to book: Call 512-391-9966 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for pick-up.