Retail Roundup: Highland Park West Area Shopping, Dining and Entertainment

Highland Park West is blessed with a wide variety of local cafes and diners. The chic Chez Zee is a celebrated upscale bistro featuring a lavishly legendary dessert menu. Warm and welcoming, the restaurant buzzes with vibrant wall art and live music.

Signature dishes, such as the succulent bacon-wrapped filet mignon, are locally sourced, and the award-winning Crème Brulee French Toast is so popular that Chez Zee makes it available for mail order. Another illustrious family-owned restaurant is ZuZu Handmade Mexican food, where menu choices (and the flavorful flour, corn or wheat tortillas that accompany them) are made fresh daily.

Locally Owned Businesses and Regional Shopping Malls Nearby

The ambiance of the restaurants and shops along nearby Burnet Road is representative ofAustin’s diverse culture. Alien Scooters & E-Bikes fulfill every single biking accessory need, and those looking to build a dream garden find expert help at Shoal Creek Nursery, one of the area’s most comprehensive horticulture centers.

Locals also enjoy plenty of options for grocery shopping with central Texas staples like H.E.B. and Randalls only a few minutes down the road. Independent shops,such as Austinuts, which offers hundreds of raw and uniquely flavored varieties of nuts, cater to more specific tastes.

Beyond the neighborhood itself, the fine dining and big city excitement of downtown Austin is just a few minutes away. And the same is true for high-end shopping. From Highland Park West, a drive to Barton Creek Square Mall, the Arboretum, or the Domain — three of Austin’s most popular regional malls with a combined total of more than 300 stores and restaurants — can take less than 10 minutes.