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Eastside Cafe

#65 of 3,011 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
University of Texas
American, Cafe, International, Vegetarian
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2113 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722-2437
(512) 476-5858
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:15 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:15 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 132
    Excellent
  • 81
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food with warm friendly service

I haven't visited this restaurant since the late 80s, when they were pioneering what used to be a slightly sketchy neighborhood on Austin's Eastside. No longer sketchy, my visit to Eastside Cafe in 2015 was eye-opening! I remember this lovely restaurant in an early 20th Century bungalow as being... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Philip P
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I haven't visited this restaurant since the late 80s, when they were pioneering what used to be a slightly sketchy neighborhood on Austin's Eastside. No longer sketchy, my visit to Eastside Cafe in 2015 was eye-opening! I remember this lovely restaurant in an early 20th Century bungalow as being sort of fancy and expensive. What I found today was a... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

My wife and I seem to eat here often and always enjoy ourselves. The food is good and the atmosphere is pleasant. Parking can be a bit of a problem during busy times as the lot is small, so come early. The owner also operates a smaller cafe on the same property that serves delicious tacos, soup, deserts, etc...

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I have been there a few times and each time they always have some new exciting dish to try out. I have yet to have a dish that I have not enjoyed.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We arrive for Saturday brunch at 1 PM and found a nice mixed brunch/lunch menu to choose from. I had a very good apple belgian waffles. My family had huevos Mexicanos and eggs florentine. We finished up with lime pie. All were excellent as was the hibiscus tea. We finished up with a stroll of the garden and to visit... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I have eaten at this cafe many times over the last ten years. The food is always delicious! They grow many of their own vegetables and spices in the garden next to the cafe. The meals are healthy and unique and delicious. The service is very good and professional. The ambience feels like eating in your grandmother's house~ very lovely!... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

There's so many things I enjoy about this place. I'll do my best to keep this brief. It's a great location in a house-turned-restaurant. The property has food that's being grown and there's a chicken coop as well. The interior has at least three dining rooms neatly spaced and the kind of old flooring I love to walk on. Our... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I try not to go; but when push comes to shove this is where I find myself. Love the atmosphere of the old house with a garden out the window. Saw the eggplant and okra growing. I actually believe someone dashed out to that garden and cut the okra off the plant for my plate. Hummmmm this is a place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We stopped in for lunch on a weekday and had a perfect experience. The service was impeccable, the food beautifully presented and delicious. I don't generally take pictures of my food, but this was so pretty I made and exception. Finished the meal with the house special chess pie- don't miss it !!

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Austin, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

My partner and I have eaten here for many years and always enjoyed the food and atmosphere. I just called since we are getting married and asked about having a table of about 15 people and the MGR. told me they could not help me. They would not take a reservation for more than 10 people. Not even 1 table... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The place is a cute little house converted into a restaurant and that makes the place very cozy and perfect for a romantic date or a brunch with friends. I had the plate special with poached eggs over shrimp cakes. Yum, the whole thing was drizzled with hollandaise sauce. Seriously good. Service could be a tad friendlier. Smile, people, smile... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2113 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722-2437
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > University of Texas
  • Neighborhood: University of Texas
  • Phone Number: (512) 476-5858

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Cafe, International, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:15 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:15 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:15 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:15 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:15 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?