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Serving macrobiotic food in a community setting, this restaurant offers natural, organic, vegan meals. One complete, balanced macrobiotic meal is created for lunch and another completely different meal will be offered for dinner. You will not find a menu, as the chef plans meals daily based on the seasons. The cooks work continuously during each meal to keep the fresh food coming, as you may go back for seconds as often as you like. The fresh steamed greens with almond sauce are a favorite of many patrons. Its environment is spacious and airy with many windows surrounding the dining area. There is even a silent table, where guests may eat without being disturbed.
This family-owned vegetarian Mexican restaurant and bakery is fresh and authentic. Its location in East Austin makes it a bit out of the way, but the food is definitely worth your time. Try the tamales, vegetarian enchiladas, or the tacos, even meat lovers will leave satisfied. After your meal, have a sweet potato empanada, a smoothie, vegan cookies, a slice of pumpkin, cherry or strawberry pie, or a piece of cheesecake. Special orders for baked goods are welcome year-round. Mr. Natural is also a full-service natural foods and vitamin shop, where you will find a variety of herbs and supplements.
If you think that Bouldin Creek Coffee House serves only coffee and breakfast, then you're wrong. Boulder Creek serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, but the menu here is strictly vegetarian. For drinks, try the chai latte and the honey lemonade. Leslie Martin, the owner offers the best multi-cultural menu at reasonable prices.
Whip In has Indian-infused breakfast items available until 2 p.m., perfect for late risers. Naan (Indian flatbread), scrambled eggs, cheese and your choice of chutney (a spiced, Indian condiment) makes up the breakfast naan (cilantro chutney is rather appetizing). As if that wasn't enough, they also have an impressive beer selection on tap, a vegan/vegetarian grocery aisle, a wine and beer area, and a tobacconist with Indian candles & incense.
Opening its doors for the first time in 1980, Mother's Cafe and Garden has been serving Austin for over 30 years. Hyde Park residents just love to head to Mother's Cafe and Garden. The casual ambiance is completely smoke free. You will never regret trying mother's strictly vegetarian dishes. This cafe offers brunch on weekends. Lunch and dinner is served daily promising a reasonable range. Fresh smoothies should be savored. The patio is a beautiful serene place to gorge on your vegetables.
Tucked away in a shopping center, Bombay Express is not your typical strip-mall fare. With a menu of tasty bites from North and South India, Bombay Express offers a spicy respite from the burgers and fries. South Indian specialties include the aloo paratha, a homemade bread stuffed with seasoned potatoes, while North Indian choices include a variety of dosas, big-as-your-head fresh crepes made from rice and stuffed with spices and fillings. Bombay Express is also one of the few restaurants in Austin to offer chaat, or Indian street snacks. Choose from samosas, fried dumplings and several types of puri, crisp bread with veggies and sauce. Can't make up your mind? On weekends, the thali provides a mind-boggling amount of small dishes for a steal.