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Need Ideas for Breakfast on the Go and Driving-Friendly Lunch Take-Out in South Austin


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Need Ideas for Breakfast on the Go and Driving-Friendly Lunch Take-Out in South Austin

MPH | Jul 30, 2007 04:24 PM

Tomorrow morning, I will be really pressed for time as I rush between work gigs in West Lake Hills and South 1st (at Ben White/290). To make matters worse, right after the last late-morning meeting, I'll be heading to I-35 South in order to make a 1:00 P.M. commitment in San Antonio. In short, I'll be eating breakfast and lunch on the go, if not while driving, with zero time for lengthy detours from the most-direct routes. Yet I’d rather not just eat any old thing.

Does anyone have creative ideas about where to grab a delicious breakfast near my Austin meetings? Or where to pick up lunch between South 1st at Ben White/290 and I-35 South? No chains, please. I don't like the breakfast pastries at Sweetish Hill Bakery (or Whole Foods). I'm also leaning against south-Austin breakfast taco joints and panaderías. I don't have the luxury of waiting for grub at Habañero Mexican Cafe; moreover, the remaining south-Austin taco joints and Mexican bakeries seem like a waste of my time, especially when I'll be in S.A. later in the day.

My only thoughts so far are that kolache place on South Congress for breakfast (though it gets faint praise) and maybe some lunch take-out from Phoenicia Bakery? I've tried the nearby Dan's Hamburgers and don't need to return. Spec's and Hog Island are too far in the wrong direction for tomorrow's schedule.

I could also stop somewhere along the I-35 corridor, but I doubt my hunger will hold out past San Marcos.


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