Commercial Break – Eating in Austin

I have more TCEA notes to post but thought it would be fun to take a little time out to tell you about some great places to eat in Austin. I’ve been fortunate to travel there with a friend and colleague who lived in Austin and ever meal is an adventure!

Here are some of my favorites!

**** Flip Happy Crepes

Serving delicious hand-made savory crepes, sweet crepes, and Saturday breakfast crepes. To compliment we serve fresh French pressed coffee and other assorted beverages.

400 Jessie Street
Austin, TX 78704

Wed – Fri 10:30am – 2:30pm
Saturday 9am – 3:00

I had roasted chicken, mushrooms, gruyere, carmelized onions and my friend and I shared a dessert that was crepes with Nutella and bananas. They also have veggie crepes if you like.
Flip Happy is a little Airstream trailer where you place your order, retrieve your beverage from a cooler sitting in front, and sit at a picnic table under the trees to eat.

The food is incredible and it is located right next to the trailer park where Matthew Mcconaughey keeps his trailer. Who knows – you might get a peek!

**** If you are “rumbly in your tumbly” there is a wonderful place to satisfy the growlies – freddie’s. There is a playground outside for the kids and dogs are welcome.

I ordered the texitarian portabellas – 2 large portabella mushroom caps handbreaded and deep fried to a golden brown with cream gravy. Add to that garlic smashed potatoes and spinach-artichoke casserole and it was heaven! The portions are huge, the atmosphere definitely South Austin. WWFD (What Would Freddie Do) – whatever his wife tells him to do!

**** Another great place is the Magnolia Cafe. The specialties are omelets and pancakes. There are all kinds – they are all good, the portions are huge and come with cottage fries – yum!

**** After you have filled your tummy with Austin goodness you can stop and have coffee at Mozart’s (and dessert if you have room left) There is a plethora of wonderful desserts to choose from including cheesecakes, cobbler, tiramisu and enough chocolate to make you want to cry.If they are roasting beans when you arrive there the aroma will greet you in parking lot. If the weather is nice you can sit out on the deck with your coffee and enjoy the weather and view of the lake. There is free wireless and often entertainment. Mozart’s is one of my very favorite places in Austin.
3825 Lake Austin Blvd.
Austin TX 78703
512 477 2900

5 thoughts on “Commercial Break – Eating in Austin

  1. Carolyn Foote


    Was great to finally meet you! Sorry we didn’t have time to visit, but I’m glad you got to come to TCEA, and also that you discovered some of our great Austin food 🙂

  2. Denise

    I’m so jealous that you guys went to Flip Happy Crepes. I saw them on Food Network and wanted to pay them a visit. Maybe next time.

    Here are my Austin favorites – Trudy’s (Mexican – YUM!), Frank and Angies (great pizza), and FreeBird’s (made to order burritos). Don’t forget Amy’s Ice Cream and Whole Foods. We went to Amy’s twice last week.

    I would weigh 300 pounds if I lived in Austin!

  3. Dee Post author

    Carolyn – It was great to meet you too! I’m sorry I missed the Twitter gathering.
    Denise – GO the next chance you get – your taste buds will love you! We stopped at FreeBirds on the way into Austin. We went to Whole Foods Wednesday night and got sandwiches for lunch the next day. I had an insulated bag and we stuck the ice bucket in it with our sandwiches and we also got muffins for breakfast.
    I agree – I would weigh 300 pounds too – but they would be healthy pounds! I managed to do mostly veggie – even at FreeBirds!

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