Thundercloud has always been an Austin darling. With their off the wall decor and classic Austin-look employees, everyone feels at home at this varied sandwich place. Although not always the cleanest place, they don't have competition for their freshest taste.
Their menu is extensive and has a wide variety of choices. However, stick with their "Manager's Picks." $4.69 for a plain sandwich is a bit pricey on my pocket book, but California Club is definitely worth it. It's got turkey, avocado, bacon and cheese. All these four ingredients are excellent on their own but a boom of flavor when you put them together.
Other good choices are their Roast Beef & Avocado (see a pattern here?), their Office Favorite and the American Classic. Chips and drink are separate unless you buy into one of their six combos.
If you're watching your line, their salads are excellent. It's not the fanciest (mostly iceberg lettuce) but they are definitely fresh and you can taste it. I prefer their "Classic Chef" - sliced ham, turkey, eggs and cheese - but you can also top your salad with Tuna, Chicken, Egg Salad or Avocado.
Next time you're tired of the same old fried stuff, head over to Thundercloud.