26 Doors Shopping Center- a Midtown Oasis
1206 W 38th Street
Whether you’re looking for fabulous food, gifts, original toys or clothing, it can be found at 26 Doors, located in the heart of mid-town Austin.
The shopping center is an Austin original. The central plaza—featuring a bronze sundial—is a perfect meeting place for friends, family and kids. Courtyards feature fountains, sculptures and beautiful landscaping.
If you’re craving a tasty bite to eat, visit Santa Rita Cantina, in the heart of 26 Doors. The cantina offers specialties such as fish, salads and slow-roasted chicken or pork loin, as well as traditional Tex Mex. Be sure to sample their award-winning salsa and famous margaritas. The Cantina has been featured in Rachel Ray’s Tasty Travels. Dine indoors or on the large outdoor patios.
Adelante Boutique is a unique women’s store with an eclectic mix of clothing, handbags, shoes and jewelry. Like its name, which means “forward” in Spanish, this boutique is always on the cutting edge, offering the latest style trends.
To satisfy a sweet tooth, treat yourself to Teo’s, a perennial winner of the “Best of Austin” awards. Teo's offers a full-service coffee bar staffed by Italian-trained baristas. Gelato is available in a variety of flavors, and for a refreshing treat, sample a sorbetto. The more than 37 flavors range from an unbelievably creamy chocolate cappuccino gelato called mattissimo to a sugar-free strawberry sorbetto. They’ve also added breakfast and lunch menus. In the cooler months, enjoy your treats by the outdoor fireplace.
One of Austin’s most popular boutiques is Sweet Charity, which offers gifts, accessories, seasonal décor, collectibles and art. During the year, Sweet Charity welcomes top designers such as Round Top Collection’s Jeff Krause and chefs like Rebecca Rather and Sibby Barrett. One of the store’s two signature departments is P.S. by Sweet Charity, featuring gifts, cards and candy. The other, Sweet Baby, offers the best in children’s attire, toys and furniture. They are a project of Seton Volunteers and proceeds benefit patients in need at Seton.
Rootin’ Ridge Toymakers offers custom-made wooden toys for all ages. Inside, visitors can peek into the workshop to watch the master craftsmen at work. Rootin’ Ridge also offers a selection of high-quality commercially produced wooden toys, games, puzzles, furniture and musical instruments.
Kids feel special when they visit Margo Bower’s Hair’s Lair. This hair-cutting and styling salon is located in a small cottage and features toys, movies and snacks. Fast and fabulous hairstyles make kids—and their parents—look forward to a fun haircut every time.
The Needle Works specializes in hand-painted canvases and an extensive selection of threads. Their collection is exceeded only by their commitment to clients: classes, special orders, the latest in designs and fibers, pulling threads, stitch guides and finishing.
For a beautiful portrait, make an appointment with Nancy Whitworth. For more than 20 years, her work has been characterized by natural expression, beautiful lighting and simplicity in design.
Feel more beautiful when you visit Urban Betty. The salon offers the best and most current trends in professional hair color and styles, as well as fabulous updos and wedding treatments—in the salon or at your location. Urban Betty features PureOlogy and Bumble & Bumble products.
Pamper yourself at Bellissima European Skin and Nails. Skin care is their passion and life’s work. Their methods combine the best of European and American skin care techniques and products.
If it’s burgers, platters and cold beer that you’re searching for, stop by Waterloo Ice House. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Waterloo is a casual neighborhood gathering spot serving great food any time of day. At night, the dining room comes alive with the best of Austin’s music scene.
Bell and Bird is a jewelry shop specializing in antique pieces from the 18th and 19th Centuries. Their offerings also include hand fabricated platinum and gold custom jewelry. What a special find in this nook of Austin!
Rae Cosmetics offers a mineral-based cosmetics line designed specifically for the hot Austin climate and active lifestyle. Their cosmetics are created from the philosophy that makeup should enhance beauty, not mask it. Rae Cosmetics is designed for hard-working, fun-loving women who are always on the go.
Bay Hill Designs offers home furnishings and accessories, as well as interior design services. In their store you’ll find ideas for living and entertaining. Whether it’s bedding, window treatments or lighting, come by and be inspired!
Frost, the largest home-grown, Texas-based banking organization, has helped Texans with their financial needs since 1868. Focusing on outstanding service and one-on-one customer relationships, Frost offers banking, investments and insurance to individuals and businesses across Texas.