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Where to Eat and Drink in Cherrywood

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The Cherrywood neighborhood has established itself as a prime player in Austin’s food and drink scene over the last several years and continues to grow in popularity. Need to know where to go for happy hour, a quick bite or a more formal dinner in the area? Read on for Eater’s dining picks.

For casual eats, El Chilito and Mi Madre’s serve as the backbone for quick, delicious tacos, while Abo Youssef dishes up tasty Mediterranean options from a food truck. For something more, make a reservation at Dai Due for its popular supper club (grab some meat from the butcher shop while you’re at it), and stop by Salty Sow for great cocktails and elevated American fare. Devour down-home Southern goodness from Hoover’s Cooking. Wrap up the evening with a stop at Mezcaleria & Agave Bar for mezcal and agave-based cocktails.

For the purposes of this map, the Cherrywood neighborhood is considered east of I-35, with west of Airport Boulevard, and north of Manor Road. serving as the boundaries.

For other neighborhood guides, check out Eater’s picks for South Congress, downtown Austin, Oak Hill, Round Rock, UT’s campus, Westlake, East Side, Mueller, the Domain, and the comprehensive Austin guide.

Everything below is listed in geographical order, from north to south. If a favorite Cherrywood spot is missing, let Eater know through the tipline or in the comments.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Cherrywood Coffeehouse

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1400 E 38th 1/2 St
Austin, TX 78722
(512) 538-1991
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Stop by for breakfast bites (a favorite is the Sol taco) and an array of coffee and espresso drinks while reading a book or working remotely. Come back for the lunch and dinner options while taking in some live music, or drop in for the daily morning yoga class.

Cherrywood Coffeehouse’s sweet potato hash
Cherrywood Coffeehouse’s sweet potato hash
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2. Dai Due

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2406 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722
(512) 524-0688
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Enjoy delicious farmers market offerings via the a la carte or supper club menu, which changes depending on the day. Don’t forget to swing by the butcher shop to pick up local cuts, housemade sausage, or charcuterie to cook at home.

Dai Due’s garlic-marinated grilled chicken
Dai Due’s garlic-marinated grilled chicken
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3. Haymaker

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2310 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722
(512) 243-6702
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Grab a beer and some poutine, and sit on the patio to catch your favorite sports game on one of the several televisions lining the walls of this casual east side bar. Don’t forget about the daily drink specials that last all day.

Haymaker’s Cuban-pressed burger
Haymaker’s Cuban-pressed burger
Luci H./Yelp

4. Hoover's Cooking

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2002 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722
(512) 479-5006
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In the mood for some stick-to-your-ribs southern cooking? Hoover’s should be high on the list. Hint: order the chicken fried steak and make sure to pick the macaroni and cheese as a side.

The array at Hoover’s
The array at Hoover’s
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5. Patrizi's

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2307 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722
(512) 522-4834
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Don’t be fooled by its food truck appearance — Patrizi’s serves delicious, traditional Italian food focused around fresh homemade pasta. Be sure to try the cacio e pepe and The Great Leopold. Don’t forget to add a meatball or some house ricotta.

Patrizi’s red sauce with meatballs
Patrizi’s red sauce with meatballs
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6. El Chilito

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2219 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722
(512) 382-3797
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Soak in the sun at this east side staple that serves elevated takes on Tex-Mex classics. Sibling restaurant to El Chile down the street, El Chilito uses locally sourced ingredients and is known for its breakfast tacos and burrito options. Make sure to try the signature puffy taco.

Tacos from El Chilito
Tacos from El Chilito
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7. Mi Madre's Restaurant

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2201 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722
(512) 322-9721
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This casual Tex-Mex restaurant offers some of the best breakfast and dinner tacos, burritos, and plates that East Austin has to offer. Sit outside on the patio to relax, sip on some coffee, and savor each delicious bite.

Mi Madre’s chile poblano
Mi Madre’s chile poblano
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8. Techo Mezcaleria & Agave Bar

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2201 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722
(512) 480-8441
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Tucked away on the rooftop of Mi Madre’s, Techo specializes in mezcal and agave cocktails, while also serving beer. Take advantage of the cozy indoor space and enjoy the company of the friendly bartenders, or sit outside on the patio to relish the cooler weather.

The Verdito cocktail from Techo
The Verdito cocktail from Techo
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9. Abo Youssef

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2101 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722
(512) 815-6804

Nestled between Eastside Cafe and a gas station, this food truck delivers some of the best Mediterranean food in town and at a great value. Choose from traditional plates like kebab, gyro, shawarma, falafel, and more. End the meal with baklava.

The falafel and gardenia plate from Abo Youssef
The falafel and gardenia plate from Abo Youssef
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10. Salty Sow

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1917 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722
(512) 391-2337
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One of the city’s most popular happy hour and dinner destinations, Salty Sow serves new-American fare using sustainable ingredients. A perfect spot for group dinners, celebrations or just a casual drink. Don’t forget to order a portion of the fan favorite triple-fried duck fat fries.

Salty Sow’s blackened redfish
Salty Sow’s blackened redfish
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1. Cherrywood Coffeehouse

1400 E 38th 1/2 St, Austin, TX 78722
Cherrywood Coffeehouse’s sweet potato hash
Cherrywood Coffeehouse’s sweet potato hash
Hannah J./Yelp

Stop by for breakfast bites (a favorite is the Sol taco) and an array of coffee and espresso drinks while reading a book or working remotely. Come back for the lunch and dinner options while taking in some live music, or drop in for the daily morning yoga class.

1400 E 38th 1/2 St
Austin, TX 78722

2. Dai Due

2406 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722
Dai Due’s garlic-marinated grilled chicken
Dai Due’s garlic-marinated grilled chicken
Dai Due/Facebook

Enjoy delicious farmers market offerings via the a la carte or supper club menu, which changes depending on the day. Don’t forget to swing by the butcher shop to pick up local cuts, housemade sausage, or charcuterie to cook at home.

2406 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722

3. Haymaker

2310 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722
Haymaker’s Cuban-pressed burger
Haymaker’s Cuban-pressed burger
Luci H./Yelp

Grab a beer and some poutine, and sit on the patio to catch your favorite sports game on one of the several televisions lining the walls of this casual east side bar. Don’t forget about the daily drink specials that last all day.

2310 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722

4. Hoover's Cooking

2002 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722
The array at Hoover’s
The array at Hoover’s
Hoover's Cooking/Facebook

In the mood for some stick-to-your-ribs southern cooking? Hoover’s should be high on the list. Hint: order the chicken fried steak and make sure to pick the macaroni and cheese as a side.

2002 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722

5. Patrizi's

2307 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722
Patrizi’s red sauce with meatballs
Patrizi’s red sauce with meatballs
Nicolas P./Yelp

Don’t be fooled by its food truck appearance — Patrizi’s serves delicious, traditional Italian food focused around fresh homemade pasta. Be sure to try the cacio e pepe and The Great Leopold. Don’t forget to add a meatball or some house ricotta.

2307 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722

6. El Chilito

2219 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722
Tacos from El Chilito
Tacos from El Chilito
El Chilito/Facebook

Soak in the sun at this east side staple that serves elevated takes on Tex-Mex classics. Sibling restaurant to El Chile down the street, El Chilito uses locally sourced ingredients and is known for its breakfast tacos and burrito options. Make sure to try the signature puffy taco.

2219 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722

7. Mi Madre's Restaurant

2201 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722
Mi Madre’s chile poblano
Mi Madre’s chile poblano
Mi Madre's/Facebook

This casual Tex-Mex restaurant offers some of the best breakfast and dinner tacos, burritos, and plates that East Austin has to offer. Sit outside on the patio to relax, sip on some coffee, and savor each delicious bite.

2201 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722

8. Techo Mezcaleria & Agave Bar

2201 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722
The Verdito cocktail from Techo
The Verdito cocktail from Techo
Techo Mezcaleria & Agave Bar/Facebook

Tucked away on the rooftop of Mi Madre’s, Techo specializes in mezcal and agave cocktails, while also serving beer. Take advantage of the cozy indoor space and enjoy the company of the friendly bartenders, or sit outside on the patio to relish the cooler weather.

2201 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722

9. Abo Youssef

2101 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722
The falafel and gardenia plate from Abo Youssef
The falafel and gardenia plate from Abo Youssef
Abhishek S./Yelp

Nestled between Eastside Cafe and a gas station, this food truck delivers some of the best Mediterranean food in town and at a great value. Choose from traditional plates like kebab, gyro, shawarma, falafel, and more. End the meal with baklava.

2101 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722

10. Salty Sow

1917 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722
Salty Sow’s blackened redfish
Salty Sow’s blackened redfish
Salty Sow/Facebook

One of the city’s most popular happy hour and dinner destinations, Salty Sow serves new-American fare using sustainable ingredients. A perfect spot for group dinners, celebrations or just a casual drink. Don’t forget to order a portion of the fan favorite triple-fried duck fat fries.

1917 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722

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