Austin: Hillside Farmacy

Hillside Farmacy in Austin, Texas

I’ll be back with a recipe tomorrow, but I wanted to share some snaps I took at Hillside Farmacy, a new restaurant I went to last week while Jack was out of town. Few things excite me more than a good restaurant design. I’d even go so far as to say that I think food tastes better while eaten in a cute space.

I didn’t catch on while I was there, but the name is a play on words not just a funny way to spell “pharmacy”. The building, at the turn of the century was The Hillside Drug store – that’s where the vintage pharmacy theme comes from… (I want those drawers for my house, by the way). The “farm” part? Because the produce and eggs all come from urban farms that are about a mile down the road.

My friend Grace and I shared a bunch of small plates, my favorite being a panzanella salad topped with a poached egg (I’ll be stealing that idea). All in all, a nice spot for breakfast, a casual dinner, or late night snack.




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  1. hello
    It’s a good post.Thank you for sharing.

  2. ooooh, going to Austin next week for my daughter’s college orientation at U.T. I have a food truck picked out, and the mexican restaurant recommended by Penny de los Santos…I’ll add this spot to my list! I can’t wait to start exploring the city.

    • jeanine

      oh, you’ll love it… email me if you need any other suggestions. I’ve eaten at probably every restaurant in this city 🙂

  3. Amanda from

    Wow, what a gorgeous space! I am hoping to make it out to Austin soon and will definitely add this to my must-visit list.

  4. Agreed – those drawers are really lovely. My mom smuggled home a piece of the old card catalog drawers from my elementary school library, they look kinda like that, and boy am I jealous!

  5. Kelly from

    What a great place! Austin is at the very top of my list of places to visit. I agree with you, food always taste better in a cute place. Panzanella is one of my favorite salads – especially with a farm fresh egg, can’t wait to see how yours turns out!

  6. What a pretty place! Looks like a great atmosphere.

  7. What a neat place! I love that tiled column in the top right photo.

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