DISTRICT IN REVIEW: SOUTH FIRST STREET
An artery of unique shops and delicious eateries, South First Street is an interesting area of South Austin that begs to be explored and yet remains somewhat off the beaten path. Here you will find eclectic stores and vintage goodies next to ethnic restaurants and buzzing coffee shops. Keep an eye on these businesses in this diverse stretch of South Austin.
Here you will find dozens of vintage signs and unique neon art. The kitschy mid-century modern pop culture undertones in each piece will make you want to take one home with you.
End of an Ear
Satisfy your inner DJ with a trip to this indie music shop, where you can flip through cross-genre vintage vinyl, catch a live in-store act and peruse the wide selection of CDs and DVDs.
Grab a bite at this Mexican breakfast, lunch and dinner spot known for its sprawling patio, extensive salsa bar and potent margaritas.
Fair Bean Coffee
Located in what has been dubbed the "South Austin Coffee District," Fair Bean Coffee is an independent coffee roasterie and café, with over 12 different coffees roasted in the store. You can sip on anything from a smooth espresso, to a creamy café bon bomb. If you consider yourself a coffee snob, this is the place for you.
South First Food Court
Situated at the corner of South First Street and Live Oak is a foodie's paradise. The South First Food Court has five trailers serving a variety of food in a relaxing setting. Grab a traditional kebap from Verts or go for a healthy alternative with Bufalo Bob's Chalupa's or try a unique slice of pizza from Blue Dog Pizza.
Relax with a glass of vino while noshing on delicious small plates at Winebelly, a local South Austin favorite serving up bar snacks, charcuterie and cheese and a wide variety of tapas. The classy interior and vintage décor makes for a lovely evening spent with friends or that special someone.