If there is one thing Austin isn’t short of, it’s the number of unique coffee shops! Whether you are looking for a spot to study, meet up with friends, or just enjoy a coffee with a nice book in hand, we’ve got you covered. We compiled a list of our favorites around town (in no particular order)!
27 Best Coffee Shops in Austin:
- Summer Moon
- Radio Coffee and Beer
- Cherrywood Coffee House
- Figure 8 Coffee Purveyors
- Bennu Coffee
- Thunderbird Coffee
- Opa Coffee and Wine Bar
- Mazama Coffee Company
- Jo’s Coffee
- Independence Fine Foods
- Red Horn Coffee House and Brewery
- Mozart’s Coffee
- Baguette et Chocolat
- Vintage Heart Coffee
- Anderson’s Coffee
- Fleet Coffee Company
- Patika Wine and Coffee
- Lola Savannah
- Pacha Organic Cafe
- Brentwood Social House
Summer Moon’s coffee is inspired by the early American coffee roasters and the simplicity of their tools. They use brick, fire, and wood to craft custom coffee roasts that are truly unique. The chain’s most popular drink is the Half Moon, a latte with just enough Moon Milk to make it slightly sweet. Their menu also offers hot and iced coffee, and pastries such as danishes, muffins, croissants, quiches, a sausage brioche, cinnamon rolls, and macarons! They have free Wi-Fi and an area for children full of toys, books, and games!
Cenote not only serves amazing French-pressed coffee, but they also have a full menu of fresh dishes made with the best ingredients, including local veggies, pasture-raised eggs, and bacon! They even have a great selection of beer and wine! Because of their American fare theme and free wifi, Cenote is a popular choice for students and remote workers! They also have a giant patio fronted by a steel octopus outside and modern, long, wooden community tables.
At Radio they strive for perfection, and they deliver it. Radio’s service is exceptional because of their delicious coffee, 24 beers on tap and beloved taco truck Veracruz All-Naturalour! You can enjoy all the coffee, beer, and tacos on their wood-decked, lodge-like interior that features handcrafted furniture and a stage, while the chill backyard offers ample patio space and picnic tables!
Cherrywood is a casual and comfy neighborhood coffee shop with a friendly, and welcoming vibe! The menu has a variety of different coffees, pastries, tacos, salads, sandwiches, burgers, smoothies, beer, and wine. Breakfast at Cherrywood is an anytime affair, and it also offers a wonderful weekend brunch! They also have free yoga classes you can participate in!
Figure 8’s coffee is nothing to joke about. The coffee shop features roasters from Portland and San Francisco in addition to local roasters such as Tweed and Wild Gift. The employees are fun and will crack a joke with you and they’re not afraid to be personable! Their inviting personality will make you want to come back! The friendly service attracts musicians, DJs, and anyone wanting a great cup of coffee. Not to mention that there are plenty of alcohol and pastry options too!
Epoch Coffee built their business on a principal of family, a comfortable environment and great coffee. They are an old-school, up all night, counter-culture, gritty coffee shop all while maintaining a strong energy for high-quality and specialty coffee. Epoch bridges the gap between serving a tasty and beautiful drink made by someone who knows and loves their craft!
Bennu is more than just your average coffee shop. They offer high-quality coffee, locally sourced food and friendly service in a clean, comfortable atmosphere. Bennu provides a wide range of different coffees, and the cool part is that they are all named after classic works of literature! You can enjoy cozy indoor and outdoor seating area, free Wi-Fi, and workspaces while studying, relaxing or socializing. The best part is that they are open 24 hours!
Halcyon is a perfect stop for an afternoon coffee or late-night drinks with friends. Their ever-changing wall art is consistently inspiring, and they provide a cozy, hip place to chill whether it being day or night. The vibes, the staff, and the owners are friendly and inviting. So come out and relax with friends and co-workers with some coffee, espresso, wine, beer, cocktails, grilled paninis, salads, appetizers or tableside S’mores! And if you’re a fan of crepes, then you absolutely must try the Crepe Nutella a la Mode!
Thunderbird goes much farther than fair trade. They care about four things: people, beer, great food and, of course, espresso! Their roasters use a more transparent “direct trade” model, which cuts out the middleman, and leaves no questions about how much the farmers and pickers are getting paid for their work. Thunderbird is a great place to enjoy coffee in a warm and friendly environment.
We all know there’s so much to be passionate about in the great city of Austin, but first, there’s coffee. Stouthaus Coffee Pub is focused on being a community gathering spot to satisfy your thirst and your need to just break away. With over 25 coffee roasters, there’s no reason not to find a quality cup of coffee! They’re passionate about coffee, beer, community, live music, local artists and excellent customer service.
Opa Coffee and Wine Bar is a great place to relax over amazing happy-hour wine deals and brews. Deep within the café are rich wooden tables, couches and red paneled walls where both heavy studiers and intimate chatters can find a Greek haven. You can sit at the coffee bar under strings of hanging pots and cups, watching the barkeep sling drinks and take orders with practiced skill! Opa offers Greek comfort food, live music, and discounted cocktails. But the main draw is the comfy atmosphere where fans lounge on couches sit beneath a big oak tree that shades their patio!
Mazama Coffee Company roasts on-site in historic downtown Dripping Springs, in the heart of the Texas Hill Country! They currently offer coffees from Ethiopia, Costa Rica, Colombia, Guatemala, and Brazil (that’s a great variety)! Have some coffee and pastries while relaxing and talking with friends, work peacefully with free WiFi or enjoy a short respite from daily life. Mazama Coffee Company is the perfect community meeting spot!
Locally owned and trained by nationally recognized industry professionals, Houndstooth constantly stays alongside current coffee trends! Their baristas serve quality coffee and maintain meaningful interactions with the community. Each brings personal passion and added dimension to Houndstooth and your cup of coffee. What started as an affinity for coffee and coffee shop culture has grown into a love for sharing quality beverages with anyone and everyone!
As far as Austin staples go, Jo’s is near the top of the list! Another must-go place if you visit Austin, Jo’s has the infamous “I love you so much” mural! Jo’s is amazing because of its popular drink, The Belgium Bomber, breakfast tacos, pastries and convenient location! Jo’s has become an iconic symbol for what people love about Austin, and they’re not wrong to dig it!
Whether you are on your way to work, grabbing a quick lunch, having a leisurely dinner, or taking something home for the family, Independence Fine Foods has you covered! They serve craft coffee such as espresso drinks, cappuccino, lattes, as well as cold brewed coffee and a selection of fine traditional and herbal teas. Their in-house pastry chef creates a wide variety of pastry, cakes, cookies, scones, and other goodies from scratch daily! They even have an extensive food menu including gazpacho, grilled salmon, chicken satay, spanakopita and more!
Red Horn Coffee House offers fresh house roasted coffees, house-brewed beer, locally sourced baked goods, charcuterie, cheeses, sodas, kombucha, wine, and a variety of sandwiches, and salads! Since the owners have different backgrounds and are from different parts of the country, they mixed their knowledge of coffee roasting to make something awesome! They love good coffee, good beer, and take great pride in what they make and serve! Red Horn is overall a welcoming place with great coffee and beer!
Located at South Congress Hotel, Mañana features a rotating coffee roster including locally roasted brews that are available alongside cold-pressed juices. They also serve freshly baked sweet treats and snacks from pastry chef Amanda Rockman! Enjoy their fresh coffee during happy hours or any other time in their stylish space fitted with Talavera tiles!
Located on Lake Austin, Mozart’s Coffee Roasters offers the finest gourmet coffees from around the world, uniquely flame roasted by their roastmaster on site! They have everything you need to stay caffeinated and satisfy your sweet tooth! The coffee shop has a unique European style with extraordinary lake views and is the perfect destination to entertain your out-of-town guests, enjoy live music, hold a business meeting or just people watch. They are also known for their famous Christmas Light Show during the holidays!
Nestled across from the Hill Country Galleria is the coffee and pastry shop, Baguette et Chocolat. This light, modern, and chic French bakery is wonderful for a caffeine fix before hitting the shops or for a delicious breakfast! Close your eyes and go to heaven with each bite of any pastry whatsoever. The bakery display is full of colorful macaroons and perfectly prepared pastries, and the drink menu puts a plain cup of coffee to shame!
Vintage Heart Coffee serves up delicious coffee, beer, and wine! Their shop has a cozy atmosphere with their mixture of industrial, modern, and vintage design that appeals to all tastes. You can lounge on a covered patio that is pet-friendly, sink into some couches, or hit up the barstools, which are all within reach of a plug for your laptop! They offer fresh pastries each morning from La Patisserie (with gluten-free options) and local food trucks such as Boteco, feso! and Goody Goody Gumbo!
Texans cannot imagine Austin without Anderson’s coffee. It’s not just a local love affair. Since word of mouth praise is still the best advertising, today coffee drinkers all over the country order their beans from Anderson’s like New York, Ohio, Kentucky, Florida, Colorado, Oregon, the list goes on! You can even enjoy their delicious coffee at a local bistro, Russell’s Bistro! They have a great outdoor patio where you can relax and eat a mouthwatering brunch with Anderson’s Coffee!
A rotating selection of carefully selected beans paves the way for Fleet Coffee! Fleet has a wide variety of coffees and espressos, offers delicious pastries and breakfast tacos (with gluten-free options!) and free wifi! While ordering your coffee, you can have a conversation with the barista and feel welcomed! Fleet is clean, crisply designed with an upscale Brooklyn feel and has indoor and outdoor seating to enjoy their delicious beverages in!
Patika started as a small coffee shop and brought the first specialty coffee focused space to downtown Austin. Their coffee is so good that they were honored with Austin Monthly’s 2017 Best Coffee! Patika offers multiple manually brewed coffees and uses different techniques to highlight the best flavors of each coffee. Their menu rotates seasonally, offering you something new and flavorful every season! Their menu includes delicious coffees, wine, beer, breakfast and brunch with local and organic ingredients.
Lola Savannah’s vibe is relaxed but sophisticated, making Lola the ideal spot for a solitary latte and newspaper, or a business meeting over biscotti. Their coffees and espressos are expertly crafted, and their house-made tacos and local sweet treats are perfect! Lola is a place that has something for everyone to do. There are board games, a wine bar, great food from their partnering restaurant that’s connected and of course amazing coffee! Lola Savannah’s ambiance will charm you, and the quality of our coffee will keep you coming back!
Picnik serves gluten-free grab-and-go breakfast and lunch items, butter coffee, and bone broth, all with a focus on sourcing locally, using premium ingredients all at affordable prices! They are mostly known for their famous butter coffee! Butter coffee is a blend of organic coffee, grass-fed butter, and MCT oil; which gives you the energy you need without a coffee crash and it helps you burn fat, balance hormone levels and reduces hunger! They only ever use the highest quality ingredients, and we have the same quality standards for their butter coffee!
Pacha Organic Cafe makes everything in-house and with mostly organic ingredients. For the coffee drinker and the sweet-toothed, they feature every kind of pastry imaginable, organic breakfast tacos, pancakes, omelets, granola, veggie and meat empanadas, Bolivian salteñas and more! Pacha sources all their ingredients from local and organic produce, grains, soy, dairy and pastured eggs, as well as the world’s best Fair Trade organic coffees.
Drawing inspiration from European cafes, Brentwood Social House is an inviting space that serves locally-made English baked goods, savory pies, quiche, sandwiches, salads and a wide range of coffee, teas, beers, and wines. There are plenty of quiet spaces for meetings, studying, a separate kid-friendly room for families and a backyard patio that is dog-friendly!
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