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18 Spots for Impeccable Cheese and Wine in Austin

The world’s one truest pairing

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Is there a more perfect pairing than the timeless union of wine and cheese? Whether you’re on a romantic date night, out for a joyful gathering with friends, or enjoying an indulgent solo dining experience, this classic duo never fails.

Austin offers a plethora of options for wine and cheese outings. Consider joining one of the relaxed classes at charming South Austin wine bar House Wine, or grab a group of friends and hit up the patio at East Austin natural wine bar LoLo t. Those in search of French options swing by French brasserie Justine’s for fromage et vin, and DIYers can build their own spreads at Vintage Bookstore and Wine Bar.

With an infinite array of potential flavor combinations, it’s worth sampling every entry on this list — after all, how could you possibly go wrong with wine and cheese?

This map was originally written by Erin Russell.

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Cru Wine Bar

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Build your own cheese flight with global options at either location of this Napa-style wine bar chain’s Austin locations: downtown or in the Domain. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

The Violet Crown Wine Bar & Coffee Shop

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This newer Crestview coffee shop/wine shop/bar offers wine flights and cheese boards in a relaxed setting. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Choose from one, two, or three cheeses on a board at this adorable Allandale neighborhood trattoria while sipping Italian wine. Takeout and delivery orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Spread & Co.

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Opt for brunch or lunch at this cheese-centric cafe near Oakmont Heights, which offers many fromage variations along with a small-but-mighty wine menu. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Rebel Cheese

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For vegan cheeses, head to stylish Mueller deli. There’s a selection of, yes, vegan takes on cheeses like brie, chevre, and cheddar, along with wines. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Hopfields

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This Heritage neighborhood gastropub might be well-known for its excellent burger and fries, but don’t sleep on its decadent cheese board sourced from famed Austin shop Antonelli’s, with plenty of French-leaning wines. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

The Grove Wine Bar & Kitchen

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The wine bar mini-chain with four locations throughout the city — this one in Westlake and the others in downtown, Lakeway, and Cedar Park — makes its very east to nosh on cheese boards with wines. The fig and apricot chutney is a favorite with guests. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Dai Due

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The Texas-forever Cherrywood restaurant offers a board with four Texan cheeses, as well as candied pecans, homemade sesame crostinis, and a seasonal chutney, all of which pair well with its list of Texas wines. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Blue Dahlia Bistro

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The laidback cafe in the heart of West Lake Hills offers five types of cheeses, as well as grapes, olives, and jam on its board, plus wines. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Neighborhood Vintner

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This elegant Westlake shop and bar not only offers caviar service, but it also has cheese boards to enjoy while sipping wine. There are indoor dine-in services.

Rosie's Wine Bar

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Of the McGuire Moorman Lambert Hospitality restaurants, this Clarksville intimate sidewalk cafe mostly focuses on wines by the glass or bottle paired with cheese of the Spanish variety with fruits and baguettes. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Vintage Bookstore and Wine Bar

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While not a full-fledged restaurant, this quaint Central East Austin bookstore/wine bar sells refrigerated supplies to build your own cheese spread— perfect for cozying up on a couch with a book in hand. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Cape Bottle Room

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Whether you’re an oenophile or new to wines, learn more about South African wines while snacking on an Antonelli’s cheese board at this contemporary East Austin shop and bar. There are indoor dine-in services.

The East Austin natural wine bar is always busy, and for good reason – with a great vibe and a robust wine selection, it’s hard not to have a good time. Order some tinned fish and a cheese plate with four cheeses, cornichons, and quince paste. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

House Wine

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Forget about the stuffy wine bar — the charming Zilker wine bar has eight board options with various themes and cheeses, including a sweet baked brie option – perfect for pairing with wines from around the world. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Justine's

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Pretend you’ve been transported to convivial Paris at this Govalle bistro complete with oodles of French wines and traditional fromage plates. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

El Raval

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The Zilker Spanish tapas restaurant serves up Spanish cheese selections, which work well with Spanish wines. Takeout and delivery orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Golden Hour

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The far south Austin wine bar offers dinner-time cheese plates alongside glasses or bottles of wine. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Cru Wine Bar

Build your own cheese flight with global options at either location of this Napa-style wine bar chain’s Austin locations: downtown or in the Domain. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

The Violet Crown Wine Bar & Coffee Shop

This newer Crestview coffee shop/wine shop/bar offers wine flights and cheese boards in a relaxed setting. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Gusto

Choose from one, two, or three cheeses on a board at this adorable Allandale neighborhood trattoria while sipping Italian wine. Takeout and delivery orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Spread & Co.

Opt for brunch or lunch at this cheese-centric cafe near Oakmont Heights, which offers many fromage variations along with a small-but-mighty wine menu. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Rebel Cheese

For vegan cheeses, head to stylish Mueller deli. There’s a selection of, yes, vegan takes on cheeses like brie, chevre, and cheddar, along with wines. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Hopfields

This Heritage neighborhood gastropub might be well-known for its excellent burger and fries, but don’t sleep on its decadent cheese board sourced from famed Austin shop Antonelli’s, with plenty of French-leaning wines. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

The Grove Wine Bar & Kitchen

The wine bar mini-chain with four locations throughout the city — this one in Westlake and the others in downtown, Lakeway, and Cedar Park — makes its very east to nosh on cheese boards with wines. The fig and apricot chutney is a favorite with guests. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Dai Due

The Texas-forever Cherrywood restaurant offers a board with four Texan cheeses, as well as candied pecans, homemade sesame crostinis, and a seasonal chutney, all of which pair well with its list of Texas wines. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Blue Dahlia Bistro

The laidback cafe in the heart of West Lake Hills offers five types of cheeses, as well as grapes, olives, and jam on its board, plus wines. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Neighborhood Vintner

This elegant Westlake shop and bar not only offers caviar service, but it also has cheese boards to enjoy while sipping wine. There are indoor dine-in services.

Rosie's Wine Bar

Of the McGuire Moorman Lambert Hospitality restaurants, this Clarksville intimate sidewalk cafe mostly focuses on wines by the glass or bottle paired with cheese of the Spanish variety with fruits and baguettes. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Vintage Bookstore and Wine Bar

While not a full-fledged restaurant, this quaint Central East Austin bookstore/wine bar sells refrigerated supplies to build your own cheese spread— perfect for cozying up on a couch with a book in hand. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Cape Bottle Room

Whether you’re an oenophile or new to wines, learn more about South African wines while snacking on an Antonelli’s cheese board at this contemporary East Austin shop and bar. There are indoor dine-in services.

LoLo

The East Austin natural wine bar is always busy, and for good reason – with a great vibe and a robust wine selection, it’s hard not to have a good time. Order some tinned fish and a cheese plate with four cheeses, cornichons, and quince paste. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

House Wine

Forget about the stuffy wine bar — the charming Zilker wine bar has eight board options with various themes and cheeses, including a sweet baked brie option – perfect for pairing with wines from around the world. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

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Justine's

Pretend you’ve been transported to convivial Paris at this Govalle bistro complete with oodles of French wines and traditional fromage plates. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

El Raval

The Zilker Spanish tapas restaurant serves up Spanish cheese selections, which work well with Spanish wines. Takeout and delivery orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Golden Hour

The far south Austin wine bar offers dinner-time cheese plates alongside glasses or bottles of wine. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

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