Who: Forthright Cafe
What: Daytime option for New American cafe favorites, plus coffee, cocktails & happy hour specials.
When: Monday to Friday 7am – 7pm, Saturday and Sunday 8am – 3pm
Where: 98 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701
Why: Forthright is a new cafe at the corner of Cesar Chavez and San Jacinto who wants to bring simple straightforward food to Downtown Austin. They emphasize an environment and menu that make you feel comfortable and invite you to try their new no-fuss cafe.
At the head of the kitchen is Executive Chef Ashley Neave formerly of Peoples RX, who is bringing his spin to dishes like eggs benedict, avocado toast, and pork hash. You’ll also find Sightglass coffee sourced from San Francisco along side no-fuss cocktails that taste as delicious as they look.
The interior is clean, bright, and there is plenty of seating, and if you choose to sit outside, they have a nice tree shaded patio just steps away from Lady Bird Lake.
Forthright is relaxing, and the food is accessible and delicious. And I never leave anything but satisfied. I hope you’ll go say hello to them and enjoy the atmosphere that they have so lovingly created for their patrons.
What to order: Don’t pass on the eggs benedict! They make the muffins in house and offer thick cuts of ham.