15 Most Instagrammable Spots In East Austin

If you’ve spent any time in east Austin, you know that it’s adorable. It has that “Austin-y” feel, with weird murals and old buildings and lots of local restaurants and shops. And of course, there are a bunch of cool spots to visit in this part of Austin, like amazing east Austin restaurants you need to try, and fantastic boutique hotels. But if you’re just wandering around and hoping to find some cute spots to grab a drink and take a picture, here are the 15 most instagrammable spots in East Austin. 

Two coffee drinks outside pink coffee shop in east Austin | Revival Coffee
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15 Most Instagrammable Spots In East Austin

1. Til Death Do Us Part Mural

Til Death Do Us Part mural in east Austin

The location has actually changed a bit over the years, but this famous Austin mural is now at the corner of E 7th and Waller. It’s a popular spot for engagement shots (ha ha…) or any random couples who are just wandering through the streets of east Austin. 

A quick note: if you want to visit a lot of Austin murals, you might want to check out the Murals and Mimosas tour! You can read all about it in our guide to the best group tours in Austin. It’s a chartered bus that drives you all over Austin while you sip on mimosas, and then they’ll take your photo in front of a few of the most popular Austin murals. 

419 Congress Ave, Austin, TX

2. You’re My Butter Half Mural

You're My Butter Half Mural in East Austin

Another incredibly popular mural in Austin, “You’re My Butter Half” is a bright blue piece of street art that’s painted on the side of a building on East MLK. It’s pretty easy to find parking nearby so you can walk up to the mural and get a photo. This is one of the most-photographed murals in all of Austin, so you’ll definitely want to get a shot for Instagram!

It’s located near Austin Daily Press (great sandwiches!), JuiceLand (one of the most popular juice bars in Austin), and Bennu Coffee. 

2000 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78702

3. Gabriela’s Downtown

Mexican food at Gabriela's Downtown in east Austin
Mexican food at Gabriela's Downtown in east Austin

At Gabriela's Downtown, you’re not only going to get to enjoy their *extravagant* cocktails and Birria Tacos but also their very instagrammable food, drinks, and neon signs that show off the colorful ambiance. This Mexican, female-owned business is a must-visit restaurant in Austin if you want the BEST vibes. For the perfect Instagram shots opportunities, get a Michelada, Mexican Martini, or Clave Fresa.

WEBSITE | 900 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702

4. Hopdoddy Burger Bar - Plaza Saltillo

Burger at Hopdoddy Burger Bar

Located In the heart of East Austin, Hopdoddy offers fresh burgers, hand-cut fries, and craft beer. They only use locally sourced ingredients for their unique burgers and crave-worthy cocktails and milkshakes. (Get your milkshake spiked!)

Those giant bowls of fries, epic milkshakes, and totally photo-worthy behemoth burgers make this one of the most instagramable spots in east Austin. 

WEBSITE | 1011 E 5th St. Suite 180, Austin, TX 78702

5. Revival Coffee

Pink coffee shop in east Austin | Revival Coffee
Two coffee drinks outside pink coffee shop in east Austin | Revival Coffee

“What’s that pink coffee shop in east Austin?” REVIVAL! And you must go if you’re hoping to find an absolutely adorable, photo-worthy spot in east Austin. It's a laid-back coffee and tea shop with a lounge and food truck patio nearby. Although Revival Coffee is a small area, it will satisfy your taste buds as well as your eyes with its exquisite light pink walls decorated with adorable flash art, neon signs, and tropical plants that any person is going to adore. It's one of our favorite east Austin coffee shops. 

WEBSITE | 1405 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702

6. Vixen’s Wedding

Vixen's Wedding interior in east Austin

The food at Vixen's Wedding is incredible! There’s a reason why it’s on our guide to the best restaurants in East Austin. Flavored and influenced by Goa, India, Portugal, and of course the lovely home state of Texas, the food is just one of the things you’ll love here. With the restaurant’s high ceilings, vivid walls, and vibrant furnishings, it’s definitely going to make a good addition to your Instagram-worthy posts. If you really want to try authentic Goan Indian cuisine and take adorable photos, you must dine here.

WEBSITE | 1813 A E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

7. Cute Nail Studio

a bottle of nail polish at cute nail studio in east Austin

The insanely artistic nail designs, vibrant body hair dying, small tattoos, tooth gems, rainbow-colored building, instagrammable restroom, and newly created take-home product line are all well-known features of this magical rainbow nail art studio on East 7th. Cute Nail Studio is the ideal nail salon if you want to pamper yourself while taking in the sights of the vibrant rainbow spa around you. 

WEBSITE | 1211 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702

8. Let’s Band Together Mural

Let's Band Together mural in east Austin

The Let's Band Together mural is another stunning mural on the East Side. It depicts a heart pumping out music…what’s more “Austin” than that? The artwork is a perfect illustration of how the artist, Federico Archuleta, combined the pop culture iconography of two nations to produce distinctively Austin vibes. Go snap a selfie in front of this mural if music holds a special place in your heart. After that, head to Whisler's around the corner for a mezcal cocktail!

601 Chicon St, Austin, TX 78702

9. Franklin Barbecue

A plate of meat at Franklin Barbecue

Not only is the brisket amazing, but the standing-in-line-process itself is an experience, so if you're visiting Austin, this is a great addition to your bucket list. Long lines always start to form super early for the award-winning brisket, pulled pork, and other smoked meats at this crowded place, so be sure to show up early before they run out of meat! Aside from the good meats, you can also take a cute picture of the storefront while waiting in line or after satisfying your taste buds. A pic of Franklin BBQ is a must-get-shot during your time in east Austin.

WEBSITE | 900 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702

10. The Boardwalk on Lady Bird Lake

Boardwalk on Lady Bird Lake

When it comes to the ideal location for capturing images of the Austin skyline, the Lady Bird Lake Boardwalk is one of the best spots. Capture the skyline as it’s reflected in the lake below, or just wander on the planks and enjoy the view. On the water, you might also see some kayakers or stand-up paddle boarders, or you might be lucky enough to catch that rare moment when the lake is quiet and peaceful. This place is undoubtedly one of Austin's best locations for Instagram shots.

WEBSITE | 1820 S Lakeshore Blvd, Austin, TX 78741

11. De Nada Cantina

De Nada Cantina patio in east Austin
Popsicle on De Nada Cantina patio in east Austin

De Nada Cantina serves classic Mexican dishes such as barbacoa and carnitas in a comfortable setting with outside dining. Besides being one of the newest and hippest places in east Austin to get tacos and margaritas, this place is also a great place to shoot Instagram-worthy pictures and soak in the colorful surroundings.

WEBSITE | 4715 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702

12. Zed’s Ice Cream

Zed's Ice Cream in Austin Texas

Zed's Ice Cream serves up sweets with New Zealand flair in a laid-back counter-service style. You can add fruit to the vanilla or non-dairy ice cream base to mix up the flavors. It will definitely satisfy your ice cream needs…and after it’s drizzled with chocolate and caramel and fruit toppings and garnishes, it looks soooo beautiful. Totally ready for a photo. Don't forget to have your phone ready for QUICK picture - this ice cream melts fast in the hot Texas summer!

WEBSITE | 1814 Harvey St, Austin, TX 78702

13. Kitty Cohen’s

Kitty Cohen's is a patio pool bar in East Austin, Texas that was heavily influenced by Palm Springs and the rebel women. You can soak your feet in the little pool while you sip on your cocktail and take adorable pictures, all thanks to Kitty Cohen's appealing 1970s design. 

WEBSITE | 2211 Webberville Rd #3548, Austin, TX 78702

14. Ma’Coco

Ma'Coco Restaurant in east Austin

Ma'Coco is an absolutely beautiful east Austin restaurant that serves “San Diego-style Mexican food.” They emphasize scratch ingredients to deliver vibrant, delectable, and classic tastes as part of a new take on Mexican food. Get yourself some tacos and enchiladas, fresh fruit frescas, and a cold margaritas, and grab the cutest Instagram-worthy shots with their tasteful, colorful table settings and ambiance.

WEBSITE | 501 Comal St, Austin, TX 78702

15. Palomino Coffee

Palomino Coffee Shop in east Austin

You should definitely go to Palomino Coffee if you're looking for some extremely cool coffee shop vibes in Austin. It is, by far, one of the best-looking coffee shops in east Austin. It has off-white painted walls that go nicely with the decor and plants inside. Visit Palomino not only for the caffeine but also for some lovely photos.

WEBSITE | 4136 E 12th St, Austin, TX 78721

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