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Botticelli's

Italian   0.05 miles from Kimber Modern Hotel 67 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Italian American dinner menu, wine bar, beer garden, specialty cocktails. — Not For Tourists

Forgo the compact, European-style seating inside. Stretch out in the beer garden. Under the mighty oaks. Someone in your loud crowd says it's your birthday. That channels the... — BlackBook

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Jo's Coffee

Delis   0.09 miles from Kimber Modern Hotel 72 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Walk-up window, shaded patio, plus great people-watching…throw in breakfast tacos, gourmet deli sandwiches and coffee drinks. — Lonely Planet

A photo-op for locals and visitors alike — Fodor's

These popular cafes keeps Austin caffeinated with a menu of coffee concoctions made from Stumptown beans — Zagat

Hot Coffee? Outdoors? In the sweltering Texas heat? Yeah, but you get to stare lasers into the random South Congress Ave. passerby. — BlackBook

The coffee house is adjacent to the Hotel San José and is perfect for iced coffees and people watching. — Travel + Leisure

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Home Slice Pizza

Italian   0.09 miles from Kimber Modern Hotel 71 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

If you're driving or walking down South Congress Ave on an afternoon or evening you'll smell the scent of pizza dough. It is an unmistakable smell and my girlfriend and I are convinced... — Afar Magazine

Many consider this SoCo parlor a top contender for “best pizza in town” thanks to “fantastic” “New York–style” pies and slices in a “kid-friendly” yet “hip” atmosphere; it’s “crowded, no... — Zagat

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Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar

Seafood   0.1 miles from Kimber Modern Hotel 81 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Seafood, service and panache are pretty as a pearl at this homage to yacht clubs on the Northeast Coast. — Fodor's

Seafood and cocktails on the patio. Good for groups. — Not For Tourists

Seaside escape located right on South Congress with freshly shucked oysters, lobster rolls, and boozy sips — On the Grid

Having fresh fish and oysters flown in from the coasts on a daily basis isn't cheap. But it assures quality. — BlackBook

"Even Bostonians rave about the lobster roll" at this SoCo hot spot serving a "wonderful" Cape Cod–style seafood menu featuring "rich chowder", "fresh fish" and loads of oysters. — Zagat

Hopdoddy

Burgers   0.11 miles from Kimber Modern Hotel 78 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The atmosphere is exciting and pure Austin --- equal parts laid-back slacker and metropolitan hipster --- enviro-friendly, too. — Gayot

Hopdoddy crafts burgers from Angus or Texas Akaushi beef, as well as bison, lamb and ahi tuna, and serves them with craft beers. — Travel + Leisure

"Hop" and "doddy" represent a union of beer and burger. Craft beer and craft burgers, that is. — BlackBook

It's "simple, but they really get it right" at this SoCo burger bar turning out "juicy, flavorful" patties on freshly baked buns backed by "heavenly" floats and shakes. — Zagat

My boyfriend and I had noticed this place mid-June while in Austin with my family, but the line extended for a block outside the restaurant and we couldn't put my mother through the wait.... — Afar Magazine

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Guero's Taco Bar

Mexican   0.12 miles from Kimber Modern Hotel 87 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Best margaritas / fish tacos in Austin, Quentin Tarentino wasn't wrong. — Not For Tourists

This iconic South Congress Avenue, occupying a late 19C feed store, ls a big part of the hip Austin scene. — Michelin Guide

This spacious south Austin landmark hums with the frantic energy of a loyal lunch crowd seeking a Tex-Mex fix. — Gayot

This SoCo stop attracts "masses" of locals and visitors alike for "no-nonsense" Mexican grub and "margaritas that'll take the enamel off your teeth." — Zagat

Oh, Güero's, how we love you. Why must you make us wait? Well, clearly it's because of the three million other hungry people crammed into your bar area. — Lonely Planet

Hey Cupcake

Food Trucks   0.13 miles from Kimber Modern Hotel 67 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Eat it. Not like Weird Al. Like Michael Jackson. The cupcake with a chocolate bottom and cream-cheese top is scrumptious. So are the other flavors sold from this Airstream trailer. Have... — BlackBook

Quintessential “sweet for the sweetie” or “treat yourself” place to go for a cupcake fix — On the Grid

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Doc's Motorworks Bar & Grill

Barbecue   0.15 miles from Kimber Modern Hotel 70 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Deep fried stuffed avocado. You're welcome. — Not For Tourists

Doc's Motorworks Restaurant Review: Start with the South Congress egg rolls --- a distinctive take on the Asian variety --- at this laid-back hotspot, where the extra crispy rolls are... — Gayot

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South Congress Cafe

Cafés   0.2 miles from Kimber Modern Hotel 84 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Consistent and popular since 2003, this spot is good any time of day. — Travel + Leisure

The curvy ceiling, open floor plan, and retro trim would make the Jetsons feel at ease. The menu is a fusion of Mexican, Southwestern, and seafood. — BlackBook

Upscale cafeteria style Continental fare; Pretty good cocktails, too. — Not For Tourists

The stylish side of Tex-Mex can be found at this hoppin' little cafe, which seamlessly combines a vintage space with modern architecture. — Lonely Planet

Hands down... my favorite place for Sunday brunch in Austin is the South Congress Cafe (note that they serve brunch every day of the week). The restaurant is also a great place for lunch... — Afar Magazine

Central Standard Restaurant

  0.21 miles from Kimber Modern Hotel 67 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Located inside SoCo’s sleek South Congress Hotel, this modern bar and grill serves New American fare such as Texas redfish, New York strip steak and raw-bar selections in lofty digs with... — Zagat

Not that we needed another reason to visit South Congress Hotel, Central Standard tops the list of classic American bar and grills in Austin — On the Grid

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Cafe No Se

  0.23 miles from Kimber Modern Hotel 67 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Café No Sé, the all-day neighborhood café featuring California-inspired American dining, located inside South Congress Hotel on South Congress Ave is the perfect spot for lunch or brunch — On the Grid

Homemade pastries and seasonal breakfast and lunch offerings (from a twist on avocado toast to ricotta gnudi) headline this California-style cafe inside the trendy South Congress Hotel.... — Zagat

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Vespaio

Italian   0.24 miles from Kimber Modern Hotel 92 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This cozy Italian restaurant gets high marks for its fresh, authentic, seasonal menus. — Lonely Planet

Vespaio is one of the few restaurants in town that can claim fifteen years of success with no sign, no advertising budget, and no publicist, just customer loyalty and good word of mouth. — Austin Chronicle

Sink your fork into a bowl of plump gnocchi bathed in garlicky tomato-arrabiata sauce, or nibble on a slice of classic Margherita pizza studded with garden-fresh basil. — Fodor's

It's quaint, it's local, it's delicious&;&. what else could you ask for? ! This laid back Bistro in South Congress will win you over with it's impressive cold cuts, desserts and... — Afar Magazine

Vespaio buzzes like a beehive. Prepare to wait for a table, because it's usually packed; wedge into the noisy bar for a splash of vino. — Gayot

Little Barrel and Brown

  0.3 miles from Kimber Modern Hotel 69 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This New American restaurant from the team behind South Congress neighbor Botticelli’s boasts a streamlined, masculine space with vintage-modern details and a menu of elevated comfort food — Zagat

Opened quietly in December in the space formerly occupied by the Woodland, South Con­gress newcomer Little Barrel and Brown – the latest concept from the owners of Italian bistro... — Austin Chronicle

Comfort food at its finest. The bar is front and center at brunch where mixologists whip up homemade Bloody Mary’s and light mimosas to go along with your chicken & waffles. — On the Grid

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Holy Cacao

  0.35 miles from Kimber Modern Hotel 67 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Super sweet spot in a trailer lot. — Not For Tourists

I like how they think at the Holy Cacao dessert trailer: They decided it would be a good idea to put cake (choose from chocolate, red velvet, white or carrot) in a milkshake. And it was.... — Travel + Leisure

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Torchy's Tacos - Trailer Park

Fast Food   0.35 miles from Kimber Modern Hotel 67 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Torchy’s Tacos is the little taco trailer that made a name for itself, and is now not only a taco stand in the hipster enclave of South Austin, but a growing chain with several locations... — Travel + Leisure

Austin's finest tacos. Located in the trailer-park eatery. — Not For Tourists

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Elizabeth Street Cafe

French   0.38 miles from Kimber Modern Hotel 81 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

From the folks behind Lambert's and Perla's, this Bouldin Creek spot serves French pastries and coffee in the mornings followed by upscale takes on Vietnamese dishes. — Zagat

Elizabeth Street serves everything from baguettes, nice hot curries, coffee, and phở, to The New York Times and cold beer. — Frommer's

A sensory delight, Elizabeth Street Cafe is equal parts Vietnamese street food purveyor, New Orleans cafe and French bakery. — Gayot

Stellar cuisine with grass-fed meats, eggs from pastured chickens, locally grown organic produce, and San Miguel Seafood fresh from the Gulf. — Austin Chronicle

Fresh shrimp spring rolls, spicy pork meatball banh mi on a fresh baguette, and spicy beef and pork bun with thick, soft airy noodles are safe bets. — Fodor's

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Sway

Thai   0.38 miles from Kimber Modern Hotel 80 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

From the folks behind La Condesa comes this hip Bouldin Creek canteen that features a mix of pricey modern Thai dishes. — Zagat

"Definitely the panna cotta," I proclaimed as I tossed back the last of a custardy dessert topped with crunchy, caramelized amaranth seeds, red grapes, sugared basil, and lychee sorbet. — Austin Chronicle

Chef Rene Ortiz takes classic Thai street foods and rejuvenates them with innovative touches --- a recipe for success that he employed previously with La Condesa. — Gayot

Based on a distinctive Australian style of Thai cuisine made popular by chefs like David Thompson, Sway offers a modern spin on classic favorites in a chic, sexy environment. — Fodor's

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Gourdough's

  0.4 miles from Kimber Modern Hotel 72 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

To qualify the savory morsels purveyed by this glistening Airstream trailer as donuts, is to sell them short. Canadian bacon and fried chicken with a mound of sugar are meals into... — BlackBook

Trailer doughnuts. They're big, they're fat & they're fucking delicious. — Not For Tourists

From its “humble beginnings as a food trailer” to its current brick-and-mortar iteration on South Lamar, this “guilty pleasure” is known for its “eclectic", "elaborate”, “gourmet” donuts. — Zagat

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County Line

Barbecue   0.42 miles from Kimber Modern Hotel 72 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Unless you have an enormous appetite, there's no need to splurge on the all-you-can-eat meals. — Lonely Planet

Anyone seeking a traditional BBQ meal in bucolic surroundings can find solace in the slow-smoked ribs—huge slabs of beef and tender pork—that can be ordered in family-style options. — Fodor's

"The smell of the BBQ is intoxicating” at these “old Austin originals” in Northwest Hills and Westlake. — Zagat

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Magnolia Cafe South

Diners   0.44 miles from Kimber Modern Hotel 69 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

"Sorry, we're open." Great breakfast served 24 hours a day. — Not For Tourists

A 24hr joint that’s a local favourite for Tex-Mex and pancake breakfasts. A great place to refuel after a night living it up on South Congress. — Rough Guide

This outpost of the original Westlake cafe attracts a mix of artists, surfers and bleary-eyed club-hoppers. — Lonely Planet

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