We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Eastside Cafe

2113 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722-2437 (University of Texas)
(512) 476-5858
Improve this listing
Ranked #46 of 3,115 restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $30
Sun 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Vegetarian, Eclectic, International, Café
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: University of Texas
Write a Review

192 reviews from our community

89% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Eastside Cafe is located in the up and coming section of East Austin, in a converted house with its own gardens. We went there prior to a theatre performance at the Salvage Vanguard Theatre and had an enjoyable meal. We started with their refreshing cocktail of lemonade, champagne and fruit juice, which came decorated with small wild roses. Had the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Waco, Texas
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

In a nice old house in East Austin. The food and service were good, and it has a good wine selection. The atmosphere is very "Austin," so a good place to go to get a feel for the city. The restaurant was very vegetarian friendly. I had the roasted vegetable enchiladas, and I highly suggest them. The restaurant has been... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
172 reviews 172 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Creative menu with some highlights but overall nothing special. Very near the Salty Sow restaurant on the east side of Interstate Highway 35, I enjoyed my meal but see no reason to return. It just wasn't memorable. The service was very good.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fort Worth, Texas
Top Contributor
173 reviews 173 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Eastside Cafe is on a strip of Manor Rd right of I 35 that is seeing a lot of gentrification. A lot of old homes and buildings are being converted into restaurants, shops, bars, and small plots of organic gardens that supply some of the restaurants. Eastside is one of these places, a charming older home converted into a charming,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Austin, Texas
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

As always, fantastic food. The service is five stars. We have eaten here many times, and everything is excellent.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Had lunch with my husband and we shared the meatloaf and the Friday catfish. The meatloaf was probably one of the best I've ever had. It was light, not densely packed like you get sometimes. And the tomato sauce was very tasty. Catfish had a nice crust, but I prefer a cornmeal crust rather than panko. It could also have... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dallas, Texas
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Went on a friend's recommendation, & keep going back! The place is really cute (I love restaurants in old houses) and the food is fantastic. Only drawback is the parking as there's not much of it. That won't keep us away though.

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Diego, California
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Had a business meal here for six people. The food is best described as eclectic but is generally fresh and modern. The restaurant has it's own garden in the back for fresh vegetables. The wine list is small, eclectic and well chosen at the very good price point (nothing over $40). Small craft beer selection (tap/bottles). Atmosphere is homey in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Amazing! My boyfriend and I made reservations for 10:30 on a Saturday morning to have brunch. Parking was easy, our table was ready on time, and the service was good. We started with drinks (the mimosa's were awesome) and I went with the french toast, and he got the waffle. The food was super yummy! I would highly suggest this... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cedar Park, Texas
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Discovering new places to eat is always so much fun, especially when it is a great find, and this place is. First of all, easy to find, better parking than expected (we are on the eastside, after all) the restaurant is located in several old houses next to their organic garden which takes up the rest of the block, so... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Eastside Cafe also viewed


Been to Eastside Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Eastside Cafe, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing