This East Austin bodega might be your favorite new Instagram backdrop


This East Austin bodega might be your favorite new Instagram backdrop

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New East Austin bodega Kinda Tropical has it all: Aesthetically pleasing typeface, oversized baskets of fruit, a weird diorama, several murals, a really good selfie mirror, tall potted plants, a presumably nonworking payphone. 

Oh and beer. Because it is, after all, a convenience store and not just that Instagram account you’re jealous of come to life. 

Come eat, bitches!

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The store has only been open for about three weeks, but that’s all the time it took to create a stir on the photo-sharing app. Visit Kinda Tropical’s location page and you’ll see that its white, open space and millennial pink accent wall make for the perfect post.


Discovering the neighborhood... @kindatropical you're pretty! 😍 #kindatropical #eastaustin #aesthetics #documentyourdays

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🍍🏄🏽 masomerengues 🍋🏝

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prizewinning egg cups

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To reiterate though, the bodega is more than pretty. It serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, is open till midnight most days, and offers a wide selection of beer and wine. Avocado toast, cool, but have you had radish toast?

Becoming one of my favorite breakfasts - Radish Toast w/ side of Bacon! #bacon #radish #kindatropical

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According to owner Amy Mullens, the bodega’s most popular dish is the rainbow rice bowl, which (don’t worry) is not without a soft boiled egg. She describes the food selection as “California health with an Asian twist.” 

Rainbow rice bowl from @kindatropical is gold !

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If you’re looking for the shot to offset your selfies (that third one was pushing it), charge your phone and maybe try 3501 E. 7th St. 

Oh and there’s beer. 


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