Mozart’s Coffee Roasters is legendary. It’s owned by some of the most philanthropic, gorgeous families in Austin, and the coffee is freshly roasted and the desserts are decadent. There are plenty of cozy spots to sit, from the lower deck right beside the water to the upper deck with a more expansive view. Free wi-fi is available and there is often live music played on the upper deck. The Christmas Light Show is a must during the holidays!
TIP: Open for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner hours for Dine In and Take Out.
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The views of the lake are hard to beat, especially at sunset, from Abel’s on the Lake. Spend a day out on the water and dock your boat or arrive and simply soak up the view from the two level deck. There is an excellent brunch menu for those interested in a peaceful afternoon. Try the grilled oysters or shrimp tacos as an entree and pair your meal with their Texas Tea.
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What goes better with sunshine then a huge patio overlooking Lake Austin with cocktails adorned with bright, cheery paper umbrellas? Hula Hut is an Austin favorite for a cheery, casual atmosphere where flip flops are the norm. Even though the atmosphere is laid back, the tortillas are fresh and homemade and the drinks are delicious. Try the Montego Bay Shrimp or Fish Tacos and definitely grab one of their margaritas.
All three locations at the Oyster Landing Marina at 3825 Lake Austin Boulevard.