Quick… think of the top three table-service restaurants, east of Congress, which are open at 7am to serve breakfast on weekend mornings?
Stumped? Can’t even think of one?
There weren’t any, until now.
This morning I had breakfast at the new El Sol y La Luna restaurant at 6th & Red River. THIS is what is needed on East 6th Street! There are so many residents and visitors in this area ready to spend money on items other than alcohol. I’ve never been to their first location on South Congress, but the vibe was a combination of Magnolia meets Las Manitas meets Habana. The food was very good (I had an american breakfast of eggs, bacon, and waffles). Two entrees, two drinks, plus tip was $25. El Sol y La Luna gave me a reason to walk on the northern edge of the 600 block of East 6th street, which is a good sign for other businesses to move to the district.
I don’t want to sound overly grand, but I really think that in combination with the efforts of the DAA, DANA, and 6th Street Austin, El Sol y La Luna is the catalyst for change on East 6th. Show your support through patronage.