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How to Spend The Next 24 Hours in East Austin

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East Austin is full of entertainment, incredible dining, and plenty to explore! This gem of a neighborhood is the perfect spot to camp out and enjoy on your next free day, and we’ve already got you covered with some of the hottest places to check out.

This guide features the most iconic spots that will make your day in East Austin unforgettable. Plus, we’ve got enough places on here for you to come back again because we know you’ll definitely want to!

Start your day off right at Juan in a Million, an authentic Mexican eatery with legendary breakfast tacos. Each taco is made from scratch and tortillas are made fresh daily, so just a warning, it might be hard to stop with just one!

Sunday–Saturday | 7AM–2PM

📍2300 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702

Paperboy will fuel you up with incredible breakfast and brunch dishes, including pancakes, miga, pastries, soups, salads, and bowls, alongside original items such as the Texas hash and B.E.C. (bacon, sunny-side egg, and pimento cheese sandwich).

Enjoy all the tastiness on the patio with a cup of coffee!

Monday–Wednesday | 8AM–2PM
Thursday | 8AM–3PM
Friday–Saturday | CLOSED
Sunday | 8AM–3PM

📍1203 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702

Grab brunch at Cenote, a trendy, all-day cafe in a circa-1887 house! Grab a cup of incredible coffee paired with a dish made with the best ingredients, including local veggies from many Texas farms, pasture-raised eggs from Vital Farms, and bacon from Flying Pig Provisions.

Sunday–Saturday | 8AM–8PM

📍1010 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702

Take a coffee break and enjoy incredible live music while you’re at it at Cherrywood Coffee, a beloved East Austin shop. With lots of seating both indoor and outdoor, this is the perfect place to spend some time with friends!

Sunday–Saturday | 7AM–10PM

📍1400 E 38th 1/2 St, Austin, TX 78722

Easy Tiger is the perfect hangout spot, featuring a bakery, coffee, lunch, live music, a stunning interior, and a 15,000 square foot outdoor space. Enjoy artisan bread and pastries, pretzels, signature sandwiches, craft beer, and cocktails on a beautiful Austin day.

Sunday–Thursday | 7AM–10PM
Friday–Saturday | 7AM–12AM

📍1501 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701

This delicious Asian spot is perfect for a quick, delicious lunch. Koriente features healthy and affordable meals with fresh veggies and no MSG, giving you the pep you need for the rest of your East Austin adventures!

Sunday–Friday | 11AM–9:30PM
Saturday | 1PM–9:30PM

📍621 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701

For a one-of-a-kind experience, visit the Museum of the Weird, featuring an array of curios and oddities, from Bigfoot to shrunken heads. Be sure to stop into the gift shop, too, for some unique and fun finds!

Sunday–Saturday | 10AM–7PM

📍412 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

Get moving at Boggy Creek Greenbelt, a park covering 89 acres with open fields and shady areas. Whether you need to run, walk, bike, or sit and enjoy the outdoors, this spot is perfect for an afternoon break!

Sunday–Saturday | 5AM–10PM

📍1114 Nile St, Austin, TX 78702

Grab the kids and hang out at Pan American Neighborhood Park, a spot popular for softball, baseball, events, and an incredible playground. Enjoy a nice picnic or get some physical activity while you enjoy the beautiful Austin sun!

Monday–Thursday | 9AM–9PM
Friday | 9AM–6PM
Saturday | 10AM–4PM
Sunday | CLOSED

📍2100 E 3rd St, Austin, TX 78702

Start the evening off with some delicious ramen from one of Austin’s favorite spots! Ramen Tatsu-Ya is a hip restaurant with creative ramen bowls and sides as well as sake and Japanese coffee.

Sunday–Saturday | 11AM–10PM

📍1600 E 6th St. Austin, TX 78702

Another great dinner option is Licha’s, one of the best Mexican restaurants in the heart of East 6th Street. Order one of their fresh dishes, including cazuelita de cochinita pibil, tlacoyo de camarón con mole, or sopes de Lengua, and pair it with a fantastic drink!

Monday | CLOSED
Tuesday–Thursday | 4PM–11PM
Friday | 4PM–12AM
Saturday | 12PM–11PM
Sunday | 4PM–10PM

📍1306 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

Gabriela’s Downtown features Michoacán-inspired family recipes made fresh daily that’ll be a perfect cap on your fun-packed day. Plus, all of their drinks and margaritas are made with freshly squeezed lime juice and fruits like tamarindo, mango, and grapefruit!

Monday–Tuesday | 11AM–10PM
Wednesday–Thursday | 11AM–11PM
Friday–Saturday | 11AM–12AM
Sunday | 10AM–10PM

📍900 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702

Austin’s first butcher shop committed to sourcing whole animals directly from Texas ranchers is a must visit for your day in East Austin! Salt & Time features high quality, locally sourced, and sustainable meats and housemade salumi as well as beer and wine.

Sunday–Thursday | 10AM–8PM
Friday | 12PM–12AM
Saturday | 12PM–8PM

📍 1912 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702

What better way to end your day than by kicking back at a cozy brewery? Lazarus Brewing Co offers house beers sold only on-premise as well as root beer, kombucha, espresso, and house tacos. Enjoy all of this on the patio, complete with garage doors and a huge pergola with custom stained glass!

Monday–Wednesday | 7:30AM–11PM
Thursday–Friday | 7:30AM–12AM
Saturday | 10AM–12AM
Sunday | 10AM–10PM

📍1902 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

With 150+ games, adult beverages, pizza, and a lakeside patio, Cidercade is the place to be after a long day exploring East Austin! Cidercade Austin offers daily admission for just $10, plus 48 taps of 24 different hard ciders, hard kombuchas, hard seltzers, and wines! 

Sunday–Thursday | 10AM–12AM
Friday | CLOSED
Saturday | 10AM–1AM

📍600 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704

More Stuff to Do in East Austin

After a full day of adventure in East Austin, be sure to follow us on InstagramFacebook, and TikTok for more fun stuff to do around the city. Also, tag us in your photos @StuffToDoInAustin so we can see where you went!

For more stuff to do around Austin, check out the Stuff to Do in Austin City Guide page and let us know what you want to see next! Make sure to enter your info above to subscribe for more Austin content.

Abby Hopkins

Abby Hopkins

Abby is a blogger for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Austin City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Austin area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinAustin on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and TikTok.

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