Counter Cafe might possibly be one of the tiniest no-frills cafes in Austin, but it serves up some of the biggest flavors in the city. Serving breakfast all day with local ingredients, plates are filled by the friendliest staff with eggs, pancakes, bacon and more. Their biscuits and gravy are made from scratch, and everything on the menu is delicious and highly recommended.
TIP: Open 7am-4pm daily. Burgers are also a highlight on the lunch menu.
Austin’s locally owned record store is a few steps away at Waterloo Records. In a town where live music reigns, this is a perfect compliment to the city’s music scene with endless selection of every type of music to amazing live music performances. They even have online downloads available if living outside of Austin.
TIP: Mon-Sat 10am-11pm and Sun 11am-11pm.
Book People is another iconic place in Austin, located right across the street from Waterloo Records. A locally owned book store, this is a place where perusing books and merchandise can be an all day event. They also host numerous book events every month, including book signings and kids’ storytime.
TIP: Open 9am-11pm daily.
All 3 locations within 200 feet of 626 N Lamar Blvd in Old West Austin.