Cuisine: American, European, Mediterranean, Southwestern

Price: $$

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Located on the very happening East Side, where new restaurants are constantly opening, Launderette was an instant favorite. Chefs Rene Ortiz and Laura Sawicki have perfected the modern cafe, with a menu of modern Southern comfort food with Mediterranean influences, with everything from burgers to charred octopus. It's located in a building that was an actual old laundromat and gas station; renovated in a playful, retro style. The long, polished bar is the focal point that grounds the airy space. The room is tied together with details like wooden slab tables on cast iron legs, plush leather wall benches, and cool gray chairs that offset aqua floors. There is a nice patio for lounging, waiting for a table with a drink, or outside eating when the weather is nice.


2115 Holly St.
Austin, TX 78702

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Expert Tips by Shelley Seale

Austin Local Expert

Best Restaurants: "The brunch here is simply phenomenal; try the Fried Oyster Florentine or the Pork & Grits."

Recommended as Best Restaurants Because: Not only is the East Side a happening place for the restaurant scene in Austin, Launderette happens to have both incredible food and excellent service.

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