Central East Austin offers you a location that is centrally located between Hwy 35 and Hwy 183, yet close enough to be in the heart of Austin. If you want to venture downtown, you are about two miles East of it. Places like the Texas Capitol, Medical District, and University of Texas Austin would all be in this direction. From your home, if headed West, you would be at Hwy 183 in as little as four miles. This newly reconstructed highway offers easy access to North Austin or you can head South and be at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in about fifteen to twenty minutes. In addition to great coffee shops like Bennu Coffee which is a fan favorite to reboot in a relaxed atmosphere, you also have eating establishments like the award winning Franklin Barbecue. Originally starting as a food truck before going to brick and mortar, Franklin has sold out of brisket every day since its establishment opened. Artisan wares, design-focused home goods and independent labels dot the stretch of East Cesar Chavez Street in East Austin. Pick up small-batch body products and minimalist jewelry at EA/ST Co., buy handmade Western boots at Tecovas, find your next fixie at Cycleast and shop artisanal ceramics and vintage purses.