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How to Spend a Day on East 11th Street

How to Spend a Day on East 11th Street

There’s no doubt about it—East Austin is quickly becoming a destination for Austinites, offering some of the most on-trend bars, eateries, shops and places to live. With new developments like The Tyndall to single-family homes by Sett Studio cropping up on each block, the city is rapidly expanding east of I-35. Spend a day getting to know the East Side at one of the area’s most developed areas: East 11th Street.


Hillside Farmacy

1209 E 11th St | Website

Farm-to-table fare with a unique spin. Great for gathering with friends during happy hour or for weekend brunch.

Blue Dahlia Bistro

1115 E 11th St | Website

French-inspired cuisine in a charming restaurant space. Two outdoor patios make it a wonderful place for catching up with loved ones over a tasty meal.

Franklin BBQ

900 E 11th St | Website

An Austin staple, Franklin BBQ is known for its signature smoked meats. Bring a few lawn chairs and a deck of cards since you’ll be waiting the better part of the morning to get inside this cool establishment.

Old Thousand

1000 E 11th St | Website

Imaginative Chinese food can be found at this funky East Austin restaurant. Go with a few friends as portions are favorable and appetizers are great for sharing.

Micklethwait Craft Meats

1309 Rosewood Ave | Website

Enjoy Central Texas barbecue and scratch-made sides from this unique food truck.


1209 Rosewood Ave | Website

Set in a historic 1890s home, Rosewood boasts delicious South Texas cuisine centered around whole animal utilization and in-house butchering. Wonderful for a date night or special dinner.


1203 E 11th St | Website

This hip food truck has lighter brunchy eats for those looking for a quick meal and an outdoor eating option. Bring your pup to brunch with you at Paperboy!


Hotel Eleven

1131 E 11th St | Website

Voted one of the top 20 best hotels in Texas by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler in 2018, this adorable boutique hotel is perfect for an Austin staycation or an evening of drinks at Louie’s Lounge.

Quickie Pickie

1208 E 11th St | Website

Perfect for a quick bite or snack stop, Quickie Pickie also offers a wide selection of craft beer, to enjoy on their shady outdoor patio.

Movement Coffee

1223 Rosewood Ave | Website

Everything is made in-house at this little coffee truck, perfect for snagging some caffeine while walking around the area or waiting for your order to be ready at Micklethwait!


Texas Music Museum

1009 E 11th St | Website

Be sure to check the hours before you go, as this small museum is only open four days per week and don’t forget to grab a photo outside of the museum by the mosaic mural while you’re there.

Something Natural Yoga

912 E 11th St | Website

This boutique yoga studio is great for a mid-morning class before heading to brunch on East 11th Street with friends. With plenty of classes for beginners and an eco-friendly shop, this studio screams Austin.

Austin B-Cycle

Multiple Stations

Grab a bike and head down East 11th Street for a self-tour of the area. We can’t think of a better way to spend a spring day!


Charm School Vintage

1111 E 11th St | Website

This small clothing boutique is one of the top places for vintage finds in Austin. Stop by and be transported back in time with their old-school statement pieces, exquisite leather and charming accessories.

Take Heart

1211 E 11th St Ste 100 | Website

The ideal place to grab a gift or trinket for yourself or a friend, Take Heart Shop offers everything from home goods to textiles and fun things for kids.

Plant Party

1200 E 11th St | Website

Known for their terrarium studio, Plant Party hosts classes and sells a huge range of products to plant lovers looking for the perfect objects to take home and spruce up any space.

Helm Boots

1200 E 11th St Ste 101 | Website

The Helm Boots flagship store lets you sip while you shop! Grab a free drink and find your perfect fit.

While you’re on East 11th, take a peek at the new construction in the area!

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