Mediterranean Coffee and Charm in Austin

Mediterranean

Many people around the world run on coffee, from the suburbs of the United States to the mountains of Asia, the vast fields and deserts of Africa and the forests and jungles of South America, all the way to the coastlines of Europe. Our luxury apartments at Retreat at Barton Creek have no lack of amazing coffee and food options for you to enjoy, even if you’re looking for a Mediterranean twist.

Opa! is a local coffee and wine bar that specializes in international beverages, Greek food, and of course fresh-brewed coffee. Their dining room is still closed in respect of quarantine regulations, but their menu offers take out and delivery, and they’re only one and a half miles away from our luxury apartments. Indulge yourself in one of their select brews of coffee or tea from the Mediterranean which changes seasonally, or stop by during happy hour from 3-7pm every day and take a bottle of wine or beer back home to toast with. If you’re looking for a meal, start out with one of their great appetizers, such as their famous hummus trio, oven baked feta, or the traditional Greek salad; afterwards, move on and enjoy a fresh thin-crust pizza, a chicken or lamb gyro, or ground falafel. Finally, they have breakfast and dessert options as well for early risers and those with a sweet tooth.

Perk yourself up with Mediterranean flavor at the Retreat at Barton Creek. Order takeout from Opa! and tour our Austin luxury apartments this weekend.

Barley Bean on South Lamar

As Texas reopens, more of your favorite places will start welcoming you back to their dining rooms. Until then, you can still get your favorite stuff via delivery and takeout from places like Barlet Bean on South Lamar. You can find plenty of tasty treats within walking distance when you live at Retreat at Barton Creek, luxury apartment homes in Austin, Texas. First, there is the incredible treat of living in Austin. Add to that top-notch luxury apartment features, and your life at Retreat at Barton Creek keeps getting better. Host your friends for dinner and share a slice of “the good life.” Luxury apartment features create a unique suite of comfort you can enjoy every day. No matter what floorplan you choose, everyone will have plenty of room to relax. Meet up with your friends for dine-in, or host them for dinner al fresco in your new luxury apartment.

Barley Bean on South Lamar

Soon you will be able to get back to your morning coffee routine at Barley Bean on South Lamar. But it’s also ok to confess to becoming accustomed to delivery and takeout. Isn’t it nice for someone to deliver your favorite treats while you do something else at home? It is. Here’s what Barley Bean has to share, “Barley Bean Cafe is a specialty and a boutique coffee shop, bakery, roastery, and retailer, born and based in Austin, Texas. We are dedicated to providing the highest grade coffee, artisanal food, and crafted brews. We aim to bring out the most exquisite flavors in our menu and unique characteristics in our cup. We make beautiful products and like to share the stories behind them. Local ingredients, simple menu, and love is our mantra. We can’t wait to continue this journey with you.” The life you want starts right here in Austin.

You can support exciting local businesses like Barley Bean on South Lamar when you live at Retreat at Barton Creek, luxury apartment homes in Austin, Texas.

Amazing Asian-American Fusion in Austin

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Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you’re craving two types of cuisine at once? You may want the tangy deliciousness of orange chicken while pairing it up with southern mashed potatoes, or maybe you want a pizza with a Mexican-inspired twist. Our luxury apartments at the Retreat at Barton Creek put you at the heart of Austin’s best fusion cuisine, so whether you make it at home or pick something up from a nearby restaurant, you’re guaranteed to find unique flavors.

Loro is a local restaurant that pulls together the flavors of an American smokehouse and an Asian eatery in one harmonious sitting. It’s highly rated by Google reviewers, and while their dine-in areas may be closed for safety concerns, they still offer take out and delivery options so you enjoy their cuisine at the comfort of home. Start out by picking one of their delightful appetizers, such as the fresh cabbage salad, sweet corn fritters with sriracha aioli, or sesame rice noodles. Afterwards, move onto the main course and savor plates like smoked beef brisket, grilled salmon, or the Malaysian chicken, or try your hand on their filling bowls such as the pork belly rice bowl or the salmon rice bowl. You can also order drinks for take-out, including their signature cocktails, canned and bottled draft beers, or non-alcoholic faves such as sparkling water and lemonade.

Have the best of both worlds and eat it, too, at Retreat at Barton Creek. Tour our Austin luxury apartments online and order from Loro restaurant for your next fusion meal.

To-Go: Texican Cafe Near You

To-Go: Texican Cafe Near You

Cooking at home can be fun, but you still need to treat yourself. Living at Retreat at Barton Creek luxury apartment homes means having all of Austin at your fingertips. When everyone is making the most of to-go and delivery, you have a world of flavors all around you. What will be your perfect cheat meal? How about the Texican Cafe near you? Enjoy your meal in your expansive dining or living room. Or take your meal onto your private balcony for dining al fresco. Every layout is spacious, no matter the floorplan you choose. Other perks at Retreat at Barton Creek include community amenities that make life easier. You can even find special treats for your best friend on four legs. No matter what is happening in the news, you can always rely on comfortable luxury apartment features to help you. Treat yourself to some to-go dining and relax.

To-Go: Texican Cafe Near You

People of Austin have been enjoying Texican Cafe long before they switched to to-go or delivery only. When you are craving the classic Tex-Mex flavors only Austin can give, you should give them a call. In their own words from Yelp, “Our Mexican restaurant serves up the best Tex-Mex dishes in the area. Our laid back and causal atmosphere is the perfect place to catch up with friends for a round of margaritas, or bring the whole family to enjoy some Mexican fare. We promise you’ll love our signature enchilada plates, fajitas, tacos, and more. We are the best choice in the area for a delicious lunch or dinner, and we even have gluten free offerings. Stop in today or visit us online to check out our menu.” If you have been a fan before, you can still enjoy their special dishes in the comfort of your luxury apartment home.

Try some to-go: Texican Cafe near you when you live at Retreat at Barton Creek, luxury apartment homes in Austin, Texas. The flavor lives on!

A Refreshing Natural Spring for Spring in Austin

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Spring is making its way back into Texas again, and it’s bringing warmer temperatures around with it. There’s no better time to grab the swimsuits from the storage bin and break them in with a dip at a local pool. While there are many options for swimming at our luxury apartments in the Retreat at Barton Creek, including our own beautiful infinity edge pool, there’s one spot in particular that stands out from the rest.

The Barton Springs Pool is Austin’s own natural springs and local pool, and it’s a popular destination during the spring and summer for all Austin families. It’s located only three miles away from our luxury apartments, at the heart of the Zilker Park, so you can grab a few friends and drive to the springs in ten minutes or less. The pool is an astonishing three acres in size, so there’s plenty of space to wade around even during the hottest days of the year. It’s also naturally heated, staying at a comfortable 68-70 degrees Fahrenheit, which is great for swimming at any time of year. From March 14th to April 26th, visitors can stop by the pool for just $5 per person ($2 for seniors and kids 1-11 years of age) and swim around the beautiful waters, all while lifeguards stand watch for protection. Late night or early morning swimmers can also stop by without admission fees due to the lack of guards.

Immerse yourself in the best waters in Austin at the Retreat at Barton Creek. Visit our Austin luxury apartments and the Barton Springs Pool when they reopen on March 14th.

Bombay Bistro near Retreat at Barton Creek

Bombay Bistro Indian Food

Dive right into the spice of life with a new home. Retreat at Barton Creek luxury apartment homes brings the best of Austin, Texas, to your lifestyle. Indulge in luxury apartment features that make your life easier. How much room do you need? Every floorplan is welcoming and spacious. Invite your friends to a party; they will be comfy too. You get more chances to share your good life with luxurious community amenities. Chat with neighbors in relaxing settings all weekend long. Take up a mid-week meetup in any of the indoor or outdoor social areas. Want some time away? You can spend some solo time in these same spaces. Fun is always on the menu, along with Austin’s great dining choices. Bombay Bistro near Retreat at Barton Creek can be your next favorite restaurant. A go-to buffet is a great option for lunch. Your favorite Austin flavors are here.

Bombay Bistro

How do you enjoy Indian food – buffet or table-service restaurant? No matter where you stand, delicious is always available at Bombay Bistro. In their words, “Bombay Bistro – South Lamar is a locally owned and operated restaurant where we believe in serving Authentic and Wholesome Indian Cuisine. The restaurant offers a mix of classical Indian dishes as well as new innovative creations from across the nation. Some of our most popular dishes include the chicken tikka masala, coconut curry, rack of lamb, and our delicious salmon dishes. We take pride in our many delicious vegetarian and vegan options. We also offer a full bar where our skilled staff can craft you your perfect drink of choice. Give our mango mimosa and other brunch drinks a try too! Additionally, we also have several draft beer options, including the Indian beer, Kingfisher…we know you’ll fall in love with our delicious cuisine.”

Enjoy Bombay Bistro near Retreat at Barton Creek luxury apartment homes in Austin. Live the flavor of luxury you crave.

Seafood for Special Occasions in Austin

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Every so often, it’s nice to have something more than the standard fare for dinner, whether you’re celebrating another birthday in the family or perhaps an anniversary date with a significant other. Whatever the occasion may be, our luxury apartments at Retreat at Barton Creek put you close to some of the best restaurants in Austin, so you’re never far from a delicious banquet.

Eddie V’s Prime Seafood is a high-end restaurant with several locations throughout the nation, each of which is just as incredible and detail-oriented as the rest. Their Austin location on E 5th Street is the highest rated restaurant in the city, according to TripAdvisor reviews, and it’s only four miles away from our luxury apartments, meaning that you can drive or carpool to your reserved table in under fifteen minutes. Start out your undersea culinary journey with one of their addicting appetizers, such as the Shellfish Tower with four unique fish to share, the Maine lobster bisque, or the Fuji apple salad with cider vinaigrette. Afterwards, move onto the main course with great entrees like the Chilean sea bass, Norwegian salmon, cold water lobster tails, or Ahi tuna. There are also several cuts of steak available for those who feel more comfortable indulging in land-based proteins. Pair up your meal with one of 400 wine selections collected from all around the world, and don’t forget to finish things off with a hot chocolate Godiva cake or classic crème brulee for dessert.

Go above and beyond the ordinary, even during suppertime, here at the Retreat at Barton Creek. Stop by our Austin luxury apartments and Eddie V’s Prime Seafood for your next classy dining experience.

Festive Lights and Lattes in Austin

Nothing quite complements the bitter chill of winter like a hot cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. Just one sip of a good warm brew can invigorate the soul and replenish your energy. Here at the Retreat at Barton Creek, we allow our luxury apartment residents to make the most of every peaceful morning roast or evening mug from home or in our Austin community, especially during the wintertime.

From November 21st all the way through January 5th, Mozart’s Coffee Roasters will host its tenth annual Holiday Light Show, a perfect winter celebration beside one of the best rated coffee shops in downtown Austin. Not only does the café feature its signature roasts and bakery menu, along with its riverside views, but there’ll be thousands of lights arranged in a beautiful display on the patio for any visitor to enjoy. Live performances will cycle throughout the month, great for getting into the holiday spirit, and there will also be a German-themed tent for finding the best unique Christmas gifts and memorabilia. Best of all, admission is entirely free; just stop by, grab a delicious serving of coffee or hot chocolate, and join in the jolly merriment. Mozart’s Coffee is only six miles away from our luxury apartments, so you can simply drive up and grab your morning or evening fix in just ten to fifteen minutes.

Find warmth and joy even during the coldest months here at the Retreat at Barton Creek. Tour our luxury apartments and Mozart’s Coffee Roasters this holiday season.

Pinthouse Pizza near Barton Creek

Pinthouse Pizza near Barton Creek

Your escape into the extraordinary starts with your front door. Make your move to The Retreat at Barton Creek luxury apartments. An elevated lifestyle isn’t limited to luxury apartment features – although you will find plenty to love right here. Life can be easy. Each layout is lovingly designed to support the lifestyle you want. Grab all the bedrooms you need. Everything is considered, including the location. The Barton Creek Greenbelt is nearby, along with everything you love about South Lamar in Austin. Hit the local hiking trails then kick back at Pinthouse Pizza with all of your friends. This restaurant and other relaxed gems are all around you, and just steps from your door. There are many options for a good time. Discover the essence of the Austin lifestyle in your new apartment community. Welcoming community amenities create stress-free mingle spaces with indoor and outdoor attractions. Live well now!

Pinthouse Pizza

It is hard to deny the greatness of a good pair. When peanut butter and jelly don’t cut it, reach for pizza and beer. Grab your pint and slice at Pinthouse Pizza, just a few minutes from your new home. Delicious ingredients and a slew of brews to choose from create a great weekend. Their fans are talking too. Erika C. shares, “They have a great beer and pizza combo lunch special. We ended up doing a flight of beer. It’s priced per sample, not a flat rate. So you can pick anywhere from 3-5 samples. They have some sister breweries whose beer they serve as well. The pizza was really good, and the service was quick. It was set up picnic/family-style tables, so first come first serve, and you’ll be making friends with the pizza hungry strangers next to you, which makes a more fun and informal setting.” Delicious!

Scratch your itch for something relaxed and delicious at Pinthouse Pizza, just steps from your door at The Retreat at Barton Creek, luxury apartment homes in Austin, Texas.

Costumes and Canines in Austin

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Halloween is a special time of year, mainly because it’s the one day you can dress up however and as whomever you want and no one can judge you for it. Anyone can get into a costume: you, your parents, your kids, your neighbors and friends, and, yes, even your dogs. Whether you have a few beloved furry family members of your own, or you simply enjoy the adorable sight of puppies in full costume, we have an upcoming event at Retreat at Barton Creek that’s perfect for you.

On Sunday, October 27th, Bee Cave Central Park will host Barktober, a Halloween-themed event dedicated to man’s best friend. The two-hour event will feature a colorful dog parade, featuring all the costumes upon both dog and owner marching down the street. Afterwards, there will be an exciting costume contest, where you can compete for the Scariest, Funniest, Most Creative, Disney-themed, and Best in Show awards. Even if you and your pets don’t participate in the parade or contest, it’s the perfect venue to have fun, meet fellow dog lovers, and enjoy all the great displays. Admission is entirely free, though if you wish to participate in the contest and parade, there’s a $5 registration fee, and the proceeds will go towards the improvement of the Bee Cave dog park. Best of all, Bee Cave Park is only thirteen miles away from our luxury apartments in Austin, a mere twenty-minute drive.

Savor the best of the spooky holiday with Fido here at the Retreat at Barton Creek. Explore our luxury apartments in Austin and attend the Barktober event this October.