Austin’s Hyde Park and Burnet Road






Austin’s Hyde Park is a lovely residential neighborhood located in Central Austin, north of the University of Texas. Hyde Park is defined by W. 38 Street to the south, W. 51 Street to the north, Duval Street to the east, and Guadalupe Street to the west.

I enjoyed staying in this quiet neighborhood at the Adams House B&B located at 4300 Ave. G. Thanks to TripAdvisor, I found this small, comfortable B&B  located in a home from 1911. It is a very good location from which to explore the city. The rooms are attractively furnished, the staff was very helpful and the breakfasts were very good. I liked being in a quiet place at a good value. It is a one block walk to restaurants, a grocery store plus coffee shop and bakery.

From the B&B, it is a one block walk to:

Quack’s 43rd Street Bakery: This is a casual bakery serving coffee drinks as well as deli items and a limited number of breakfast dishes. 411 E. 43rd. St.  

Local friends love Julio’s Cafe for Mexican food at 4230 Duval St. It has been there since 1983. 

There are a number of other spots, at the same intersection of 43rd and Duval, including Hyde Park Bar & Grill, Asti Trattoria, Mother’s Cafe, La Dolce Vita for coffee and gelato and Antonelli’s Cheese Shop.

Further west you will find:

Black’s Barbecue: This is an Austin outpost of the popular Lockport restaurant and is a great spot for barbecue at 3110 Guadalupe. They have both indoor and outdoor seating.

Hopfields: This is a popular gastropub, featuring wine, craft beer, cocktails and French inspired food. It was recently featured in the NY Times 36 Hours in Austin. 3110 Guadalupe St.

Just west at 4200 N. Lamar, is Houndstooth Coffee, a very good local roaster with two locations in town. I enjoyed a latte before hitting the road for the Hill Country.

To the north is Burnet Road. I loved my meal at Barley Swine, the popular farm-to-table restaaurant at 6555 Burnet Rd. In addition the NY Times recommends Lick Honest Ice Creams at 6555 Burnet Rd., the Peached Tortilla for Asian-Southern tacos and sliders at 5520 Burnet Road, Monkey Nest Coffee at 5353 Burnet Road and Uptown Modern for restored vintage Danish and mid century modern furniture at 5111 Burnet Borad.