Close by Coffee and Dining

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Close-by Coffee & Dining

Close-by Coffee & Dining

Need a place to grab a quick bite or meet with a fellow SALALM member? Here are our recommendations:

Within several blocks of the conference center:

  • Cypress Bend Café
    (dorm store with breakfast, lunch and coffee)
    Monday – Friday, 7AM – 2PM
    In the San Jacinto Dormitory and Conference Center
  • Texas Expresso Cucino
    (coffee shop and quick breakfast and lunch)
    Across the street from the San Jacinto Dormitory and Conference Center in the Texas Exes alumni center
  • Jester Dining Hall
    (Massive dormitory food court with different restaurants and dining options – the food is much better than typical dorm food)
    Jester is the dorm across the street from the PCL (the main research library on campus)

Nearby restaurants:

  • Clay Pit
    (Indian food, buffet, vegetarian options)
    .7 mile from conference center, buffet is amazing and $9.50 weekdays, $10 weekends
  • Carillon
    (AT&T Center, the conference hotel, restaurant)
    .5 mile from conference center, $18.95 for buffet
  • El Mercado
    .6 mile from conference center, $8-15 lunches
  • Texas Chili Parlor
    (TexMex, American, Chili, famous old Austin restaurant)
    .7 mile from conference center
  • Scholz Garten
    (Traditional German, over 100 years old, also location of new member happy hour)
    .4 mile from conference center

Restaurants at 20th Street and Guadalupe:
(5 blocks West of the conference center, is the start of “The Drag.” Multiple dining options exist within one block of that point include the following, all decent college student-type food.)


One mile west of the conference center, past the Benson and East of I-35, is another set of great establishments, including: