For inventive vegan food set against a backdrop of pink floral wallpaper and black upholstered booths, look no further than The Coronado at 12th and Oak streets. Sit on the patio to witness hipsters walk and bike through the charming Coronado Historic District while you nosh on fried potato tacos with purple cabbage and vegan crema. Stop in for pastries, lunch, brunch, or happy hour — the dishes are delicious at any time of day. The “buttermilk” short stack is served daily until it sells out, and the chimichanga with house-made chorizo and red potatoes served over refried black beans is a favorite that will sate even the hungriest souls. Dark Hall Coffee is right next door, so saunter over for a latte or cold brew to complement your vegan meal.
- Price: $$
- Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
- Outdoor seating: Open-air patio
- Parking: Free, On-street