Cafes in North University


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  • Hopfields
    Looking for a quick bite to eat? Head on over to Austin's Hopfields. Enjoy a drink with your dinner — Hopfields has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more. Swing by after work for happy hour, featuring a wide range of discounted drinks and appetizers. Dine under the sun (or stars) at Hopfields with their charming outdoor seating. Complimentary wifi is available as well. Feel free to bring your lil' tail-wagger with you — this restaurant is a pet-friendly place. Prepare to face the crowds if you visit on the weekend — Friday and Saturday are Hopfields' busiest days. Leave the fancy duds at home — patrons at the restaurant dress informally. If time is of the essence, Hopfields' take-out option may be a better fit. For easy dining, Hopfields provides convenient parking in a connecting lot. Your bill at Hopfields will typically run less than $30 per person, so bring the whole gang!
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    3110 Guadalupe St
    Austin, TX US
  • Spider House
    Vegetarian cuisine doesn't get much better than at Spider House in North University. The menu at Spider House does not include any low-fat options, so come ready to indulge. Take your pick of beer, wine, or other beverages offered on Spider House's menu. Tots and tykes will be right at home at Spider House with its kid-approved food and ambience. Home to one of the happiest happy hours, pop in after work for great drinks and good company. Plan your next big gathering at Spider House — patrons will appreciate the spacious interior, and there's even a private room for special occasions. Make the most of the warm summer months by dining outdoors in Spider House's beautiful outdoor seating area. Customers here often groove to live music or a DJ. Musical guests frequently perform here, so patrons can enjoy live tunes with their food. Music lovers will appreciate Spider House's freshly mixed tunes spun by live DJs. Canines of all kinds are also welcome at dog-friendly Spider House. It can be a bit of a mob scene on the weekends, so don't take a chance on getting seated — best to call ahead and make a reservation. Leave the fancy duds at home — patrons at the restaurant dress informally. Throwing a big party? Count on Spider House to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love. You can also grab your grub to go. Those driving to Spider House can choose to find street parking or leave their vehicle in the nearby lot. Keeping an eye on your budget? Spider House is a perfect choice, with most meals costing less than $15. You can stop by at almost any time, since Spider House offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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    2908 Fruth Street
    Austin, TX US
  • Ruby's Barbeque and Catering Co.
    Chow down on ribs, slaw and more at Ruby's Barbeque and Catering Co., a down-home barbecue joint in Austin. None of the fare at Ruby's Barbeque and Catering Co. is low-fat, so you'll have to put the diet aside for a visit here. Drinks here are readily available, so you can enjoy a glass of red or try something new. Ruby's Barbeque and Catering Co. is a terrific spot for families to gather with its kid-friendly ambience and menu. Outdoor dining doesn't get much better than the beautiful patio at Ruby's Barbeque and Catering Co. Can't get enough of Ruby's Barbeque and Catering Co.'s tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events. If you're driving, be sure to take advantage of the nearby lot. With prices generally staying under $15, you can easily afford to treat a pal or a data at Ruby's Barbeque and Catering Co.
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    512 W 29th St
    Austin, TX US
  • Texas French Bread
    Aromas of baking sourdough, amber rye, and brioche bread waft from the ovens of Texas French Bread, winner of the Austin Chronicle's Restaurant Poll Readers award for Best Bread in 2009, 2010, and 2011. For the past three decades, these ovens have been churning out artisan breads, pastries, and desserts made from scratch, and under the helm of brothers Ben and Murphy Willcott, the ovens now cook a dinner menu of local and sustainable rustic French fare, earning a place in the top five on the Growers Alliance of Central Texas's Truly Local 2011 restaurants survey. Yet neither of the brothers set out to be bakers. Murph, a Harvard law-school graduate and lawyer, and Ben, a student of English literature, both enjoyed staying up late, cooking, and coordinating aprons with spatulas so they decided to take over Texas French Bread with the goal of turning it from bakery into bistro because, as Murph claims, "rock star and/or Hollywood movie mogul seemed like a stretch." In the kitchen, Ben crafts a weekly rotating menu hewn under the guidelines of famed chef Alice Waters, with local, fresh, and simple ingredients from the urban farms of Boggy Creek and Angel Valley, served in season at their peak. Meanwhile, the pastry chef sculpts key-lime tartlets, cupcakes, and cream puffs to accompany cups of coffee or espresso drinks made with locally roasted beans from Anderson's Coffee Company. The house blend combines premium East African beans with a Costa Rican hard bean, barrel-cooked to a medium-brown, full-city roast to jump-start mornings without licking a car battery.
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    2900 Rio Grande St
    Austin, TX US
  • Kerbey Lane Cafe
    Only steps from the University of Texas campus, a blue neon sign flashes the name of one of the city's most iconic diners: Kerbey Lane Cafe. The location on Guadalupe reflects the retro style and ethical consumerism of the neighborhood: Austinites can't get enough of their locally sourced, seasonal food and large range of comfort dishes, including vegan and vegetarian options, of course. They even compost! Kerbey Lane is known equally for their breakfast items and their Tex-Mex. Specialty pancakes, like seasonal lemon-glazed flapjacks, are not to be missed, and the gooey Kerbey Queso is a beloved late night snack. This UT-adjacent Kerbey Lane outpost is newly remodeled, with soothing birch walls and a gleaming breakfast counter, updating the 13-year old location for a new generation of diner food lovers.
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    2606 Guadalupe Street
    Austin, TX US
  • Madam Mam's Noodles and More
    Noodle lovers flock to Austin's Madam Mam's Noodles and More. Come prepared to feast at Madam Mam's Noodles and More — with no low-fat options, any diets will need to be put aside for the moment. Eat out with the little ones at Madam Mam's Noodles and More, and don't waste time scurrying for a sitter. Find ample room to enjoy yourself at Madam Mam's Noodles and More — this spot caters to large groups. The dress code at Madam Mam's Noodles and More is as relaxed as the ambience, so wear whatever suits you. You can also serve food from Madam Mam's Noodles and More at your next party — the restaurant offers catering. Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy Madam Mam's Noodles and More's cooking from the comfort of their own home. Drivers can access the parking lot next door. Keeping an eye on your budget? Madam Mam's Noodles and More is a perfect choice, with most meals costing less than $15.
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    2514 Guadalupe St
    Austin, TX US