Austin Java Restaurant
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- 98%Local Culture
- 94%Green Travelers
- 94%Family Travelers
Member Reviews (9)
- Austin Java RestaurantJul 28, 2013
AUstin Java has quite a diverse menu, apart from drinks and coffee. So the basics: there are multiple locations (12th& Lamar, Tarrytown, City Hall, and a few extras) but this one has a covered and free garage, great for summer, breakfast is served all day, opens 7-8, closes 9-10. The waiters were very pleasant, very attentive (perhaps a little much). Okay the most important part - food!! I had a caesar salad which was fabulous. A caesar salad should be standard, you say? Yes but its not. Usually if I order a caesar, it's got too much dressing or the dressing has too much mustard or anchovies, and otherwise unfulfilling. This dressing was just right, and the produce was fresh and crisp. I had the tomato basil, very filling. Others in the lunch group had omelettes and pasta, and a sandwich, which I will discuss later. I think AJ used to have an image of vegetarian, but it actually caters a lot more to omnivores. The burger menu is also very expansive, and should be recognized, especially since lines at HopDoddy's can be very long, and not always guaranteed a comfy place to enjoy the beef. Salsa deliciously spicy - not meager or weak but certainly don't have a mountain of it in one bite.
Two drawbacks - AJ is NOT a 24 hour restaurant, which is where other restaurants like Kerbey Lane or Magnolia have the upper hand. Also, my lunchmate was very displeased with her meal - be warned of the veggie sandwich!
- Austin Java RestaurantMember ofFoodiesJul 05, 2012
i miss austin java. i drink out of my austin java tumbler almost every day. mostly, i miss the old austin java.
it's still great for brunch - i love their patio...put me there with a couple of breakfast tacos in hand and a coffee and i'm good to go. their sandwiches are good stuff too.
the big thing here, is that i wish it was still over the counter and not with a waitstaff...why the change? it was their thing.
great people - and dog - watching here, btw. (but aren't most places like that in austin?)
- Austin Java RestaurantFirst to ReviewJul 05, 2012
One of my favorite coffee shops in Austin, as well as a great place to stop in and pick up food to go. Coffee is great, as are the made to order breakfast tacos. Mondays they have a two for one burger special, and, most importantly, this place has unbelievably tasty African peanut soup. Several locations, but the Barton Springs locale is my favorite.