Austonian to be home to third Caffe Medici
“Caffe Medici will open its third Austin coffee shop this winter, on the ground floor of the Austonian condominiums at Congress Avenue and Second Street.
The 2,200-square-foot space will include a mezzanine level overlooking Congress. The cafe will sell coffee, tea, beer, wine and light snacks.
Locally owned Caffe Medici’s other locations are on 1101 W. Lynn St. and 2222 Guadalupe St.
Three other local businesses will open in the Austonian’s ground floor in the next few months: two restaurants overseen by top Austin chef David Bull and a frozen yogurt shop, Berry Austin.” - Austin American Statesman
I love this place. Not just because they have great coffee, gourmet paninis and salads, s’mores, full bar, or the walk-in humidor full of
Piranha Killer Sushi
Location is sweet (off the beaten path a bit), the food is great, and the feel is perfect. PKS offers over 23 signature rolls (about 10 pieces per roll) that are creative and affordable. While some will shy away from sushi because most are restraunts are expensive, PKS hits the market right where the artist, musicians, and realtors can jive with. MUST TRY the Latino and Marry Me roll. Do it! They also offer sashimi and have a great wine selection; they are coming out with a new wine list, fyi. (Nov. 2010)
No need for blazer or evening gown to enjoy a night here. They like to provide a professional dining experience that doesn’t require you to have a stick up your @$$. The restaurant is modern and clean. Not a lot of frills just mood lighting and clean lines.
So, check it out. I’ve enjoyed this place and hope you will too!
Habanero Mexican Café
I love great Mexican food. Not Tex-Mex, but Mexican. And I have been in search of a type of steak that is seasoned and prepared the way the good ol’ folks in northern Mexico do. It’s called Carne Asada. And it’s found at Habanero Mexican Café!
“This Restaurant has been in the Ibarra family for over 20 years. We moved from Eastern Oregon to continue the legacy and our dream of owning this Mexican restaurant. And for over 10 years we have been making the best Mexican food in Austin. With a dedicated and talented group of employees that have been with us from that start 10 years ago, we strive to make the most authentic, freshest Mexican food in town.”
The service is excellent, friendly, and fast. The prices are unbeatable and the quality of the food is outstanding. I usually get the lunch tacos, carne asada of course. They are only $1.85 each and they’re packed!
Get to this place before 11:30 because this place gets busy and it’s just a little place, which holds maybe 60 people. Parking is usually pretty good and the wait isn’t too terribly long even if you do come later.
The owner is always around and makes sure you’re enjoying the food and the service. He often works the counter and takes pride in knowing you were served some of the best Mexican food in town.