Beside the obvious attraction of fancy coffees, order-at-the-counter munchies, and a full bar, this casual brick-walled, concrete-floored, filament-light-bulb-hung place draws many customers who work in the restaurant industry or just appreciate its quirkily attractive, easy-going setting. Open since 2013, it feels contemporary, not like it was air-lifted from the eighties. During our morning visit there were almost more laptops on tables than plates. (There are four locations, including here in Southtown, two in Austin, one in Dallas.) The menu is a bit more offbeat than at most places nearby, with overnight French toast, egg and veggie skillets, and grilled-cheese sandwiches with tomato bisque, plus homey standbys. For breakfast, offered all day, you’re looking at fried-egg sandwiches, avocado toast, biscuits and gravy, and more. Lunch and the so-called Bites menu take you to closing with burgers (beef, veggie, and “Impossible”), grilled cheese, and, our favorite Thick Chicks, which are hefty egg rolls stuffed with chicken, mac and cheese, and a chile glaze. S’mores, fired up tabletop, are as about as fancy as dessert gets here and a lot of fun, too. Parking is generally easy, but if the lot’s packed because Blue Star is hosting an art exhibit opening, just park on the street and walk.