Our Guide to East Austin

Every area of Austin has something unique to offer. East Austin has a fun atmosphere to explore and many tasty places to grab a bite to eat. Using our guide to East Austin you can start your day with an amazing cup of coffee, find an amazing restaurant to get lunch or dinner, and then end your day with a sweet treat.

The Best Coffee Shops

Revival Coffee

Photo Credits: Revival Coffee’s Instagram

This all pink coffee shop is the perfect place to start your morning in East Austin. They offer delicious lattes and fun baked goods like Bad Bunny sugar cookies and heart shaped conchas. Their fun decor and pink interior design makes this cafe a great place to take photos with friends. Make sure to follow them on Instagram as they often host fun events!

Flat Track Coffee

Photo Credits: Flat Track Coffee’s Website

Another wonderful coffee shop in East Austin is Flat Track Coffee. Flat Track is a specialty coffee roaster which aims to balance the unique flavors, sweetness, and acidity in their coffee. Their industrial style interior provides a nice atmosphere to enjoy their high quality coffee.

Bennu Coffee

Photo Credits: Bennu Coffee’s Website

Bennu Coffee is the perfect coffee shop if you need to study or do work as they have plenty of seating, free wifi, and are open late. At Bennu they specialize in gourmet mochas. Their mochas have fun names like The Raven and The Scarlet Letter.

The Best Restaurants

1618 Asian Fusion

Photo Credits: 1618 Asian Fusion’s Website

1618 Asian Fusion is a restaurant in East Austin which has a beautiful interior and serves up delicious Asian cuisine. They also have a great cocktail menu and Happy Hour on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 4:30 – 6:30 pm. If you would like a more detailed review of 1618 Asian Fusion’s Happy Hour check out our article here.

Rosita’s Al Pastor

If you are looking for tacos in East Austin look no further than Rosita’s Al Pastor. They serve amazing al pastor tacos along with other tasty Mexican dishes. This food truck is open late making it the perfect spot for those late night cravings.


Photo Credits: Intero’s Facebook

Intero is a restaurant which serves farm-to-table Italian cuisine. They prioritize fresh ingredients and their menu revolves around what ingredients are in season. At Intero they also specialize in house-made artisan chocolates and traditional Italian desserts.

The Best Dessert Places

Los Mangos Ice Cream

Located on East Riverside, Los Mangos Ice Cream is a great place to get a sweet treat on the Eastside. They have a wide variety of tasty flavors for their paletas and ice cream. I personally love their mangonadas and elote. Also make sure to try one of their refreshing agua frescas along with your dessert.


Photo Credits: Gemelli’s Website

Gemelli’s is the perfect place to get authentic Italian gelato in East Austin. They offer unique gelato flavors such as miso vanilla and earl grey. While they serve delicious gelato, they also offer a cocktail menu making it a great place for desserts and drinks.

OMG Squee

Photo Credits: OMG Squee’s Instagram

OMG squee serves up 100% gluten free Asian American desserts. Their tasty desserts include taiyaki soft serve and butter mochi donuts.


East Austin has a lot to offer and we hope our guide allows you to experience some of the best food on the Eastside. If you are still wanting to explore more options check out our article here. Have fun exploring East Austin!

Eva Rogers

Eva Rogers, a proud Texan and contributor for TexasTasty, infuses her writing with a deep passion for the Lone Star State. With roots in the vast plains of West Texas, Eva treasures the unique fusion of tradition and innovation that embodies the Texan spirit. Through her articles, she celebrates the diverse tapestry of Texas, exploring everything from its vibrant urban centers to its tranquil rural landscapes.