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Best Coffee Shops in Austin | Our Favorite Neighborhood Coffee Shops


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Austin, TX – If there is one thing Austin isn’t short of, it’s the number of unique coffee shops! It’s the fundamental fuel that Austinites run on (let’s not forget our tacos as well)! Whether you are looking for a spot to study, meet up with friends or clients, or enjoy the fall weather with a spiced brew; we’ve got you covered with our list of the best coffee shops in the Austin area!

1601 W 38th St, Austin, TX 78731

Anderson’s has been serving up top quality coffee to Austinites since 1972. This local gem is located in Central Austin nestled in the Rosedale neighborhood. Stop by the store and see the man himself, Jamie Anderson, brewing up your cup of joe! 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!

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Bennu is more than just your average coffee shop. This 24-hour coffee shop has locations in Central and East Austin equipped with indoor and outdoor seating perfect for socializing, studying, or just relaxing. Enjoy their high-quality, fair-trade coffee, locally sourced food in a comfortable atmosphere. Bennu provides a wide range of different coffees, and the cool part is they are all named after classic works of literature!

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406 Walsh St, Austin, TX 78703 | Photo Credit: Better Half Coffee & Bar

Better Half Coffee & Cocktails serves delicious coffee, cocktails, wine, neat spirits, draft beer, and offers a full menu from breakfast through dinner. Located in Downtown Austin across from Lady Bird Lake, enjoy your brew while walking the trail or on the kid and dog-friendly patio. Make a reservation to claim your patio spot as space is limited.

best coffee shops in Austin

1601 W Koenig Ln, Austin, TX 78756 

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. This homey coffee shop is located in the Brentwood neighborhood of Central Austin. Need to meet with your pod? Rent out their dog and kid-friendly backyard patio for parties of 9 or less.

best coffee shops in Austin

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Caffé Medici is dedicated to quality products and service. They are a sustainable business model, taking care of its employees, recycling, and using products with a similar philosophy. Caffé Medici has many locations, including the popular West Campus location, often occupied by UT students, faculty, and staff.

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Cenote not only serves amazing French-pressed coffee, but they also have a full menu of fresh dishes made with the best local ingredients. Their giant patio is equipped with long, wooden community tables, perfect for an out of office work space, or an outdoor meetup in East Austin.

best coffee shops in Austin

1400 E 38th 1/2 St, Austin, TX 78722

Cherrywood is a casual and cozy coffee shop with a friendly, and welcoming vibe located in East Austin! 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!

Best coffee shops in Austin

2000 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702 | Photo Credit: Cuvée Coffee Bar

Cuvée is known for its constant experiment in craft brews. Cuvée’s curiosity led them to pioneer Nitro Cold Brew in a widget-activated Nitro can. Stop by their authentically Austin Coffee Bar in East Austin for a carefully crafted brew, a bite to eat, or even a beer.

Multiple Locations | Photo Credit: Epoch

Epoch Coffee is an old-school, up all night, counter-culture, gritty coffee shop with 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. With multiple locations, coffee connoisseurs can enjoy these creative crafts in Downtown, and North Central Austin.

1111 Chicon St, Austin, TX 78702 | Photo Credit: Figure 8 Coffee Purveyor

The friendly service and crafted coffee at Figure 8 Coffee Purveyor attracts musicians, DJs, and anyone wanting a great cup of coffee or a delicious pastry. This cool East Austin neighborhood coffee shop is for the early birds closing their doors at 3 pm daily.

2427 Webberville Rd, Austin, TX 78702 | Photo Credit: Fleet Coffee Company

Fleet has a wide variety of coffees and espressos, offers delicious pastries and breakfast tacos (with gluten-free options!), and free wifi. Fleet is crisply designed with an upscale Brooklyn feel and has indoor and outdoor seating for you to enjoy! This coffee shop is located in the Central East Austin neighborhood, just a short walk to Boggy Creek Greenbelt.

Best coffee shops in Austin

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Halcyon is a perfect stop for an afternoon coffee or late-night drinks with friends. Their ever-changing wall art is inspiring and provides a cozy, hip place to hang out in the Mueller or Warehouse District area. Order coffee, espresso, wine, beer, cocktails, grilled paninis, salads, appetizers, or tableside S’ mores! If you’re a fan of crepes, then you absolutely must try the Crepe Nutella a la Mode

best coffee shops in Austin

400 Josephine St, Austin, TX 78704 | Photo Credit: Hot L Coffee

Hot L Coffee is located at the entrance of The Carpenter Hotel in South Central Austin. Hot L offers a menu of espresso drinks and hot tea, nitro coffee, and kombucha on tap, as well as beer and wine. The morning menu includes breakfast tacos and baked goods, all made in the Carpenters Hall kitchen, as well as afternoon snacks and daily salads and sandwiches for lunch. The Hot L menu can be enjoyed to-go or seated in the hotel lobby or at outdoor cafe tables! 

Multiple Locations | Photo Credit: Houndstooth

Locally owned and trained by nationally recognized industry professionals, Houndstooth constantly stays alongside current coffee trends! Houndstooth calls many Austin neighborhoods home, including East Austin, North Lamar, The Domain, and Downtown Austin. What started as an affinity for coffee and coffee shop culture has grown into a love for sharing quality beverages with anyone and everyone!

607 W 3rd St Suite 0110, Austin, TX 78701 | Photo Credit: Intelligentsia Coffee

Intelligentsia Coffee is serving up their specialty coffee at the Austin Coffee Bar in Downtown Austin! This chic, modern coffee shop serves as a perfect work spot with indoor and outdoor seating.

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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 infamous “I love you so much” mural! Jo’s is amazing because of its popular drink, The Belgium Bomber, breakfast tacos, pastries, and convenient South Congress location. Jo’s has become an iconic symbol for what people love about Austin, and they’re not wrong to dig it!

400 Nueces St, Austin, TX 7870 | Photo Credit: Juan Pelota Cafe

Fun Fact: Did you know that Lance Armstrong owns Juan Pelota Cafe? Located within Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop in Downtown Austin, Juan Pelota Cafe offers a unique ambiance. They proudly serve Stumptown coffee and espresso. They also have smoothies, breakfast tacos, cold sandwiches, pastries, coffee brewing equipment, whole bean coffee bags and much more!

3307 Oak Springs Dr, Austin, TX 78721 | Photo Credit: LeverCraft

LeverCraft is a specialty coffee shop in East Austin serving up one of a kind drinks and espresso classics in a vintage trailer transformed into a Baristas dream. Try the popular Espresso Lemonade or The Freddo. Take your beverage to-go, or enjoy it on their outdoor picnic tables.

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Lola Savannah’s coffees and espressos are expertly crafted, and their house-made tacos and local sweet treats are perfect for any occasion. There is something for everyone at Lola’s with board games, a wine bar, great food from their partnering restaurant that’s connected, and of course amazing coffee! Lola Savannah’s coffee shops can be found in Westlake, Lakeway, Downtown, and Cedar Park.

2421 San Antonio St, Austin, TX 78705 | Photo Credit: Luck Lab Coffee Co.

Lucky Lab Coffee Co. provides Austin with quality coffee from local roaster Third Coast Coffee. They give back through charitable commitments to man’s best friend and hold true to their mission of providing a little southern hospitality with the friendliest service in town. Stop by for a specialty beverage and delicious pastry at their flagship shop in West Campus.

1603 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704 | Photo Credit: Mañana Coffee Shop

Located at South Congress Hotel in the Travis Heights neighborhood, Mañana features a rotating coffee roster including locally roasted brews 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!

301 Mercer St, Dripping Springs, TX 78620 | Photo Credit: Mazama Coffee Company

Mazama Coffee Company roasts on-site in historic downtown Dripping Springs, in the heart of the Texas Hill Country! They currently offer a variety of coffees from Ethiopia, Costa Rica, Colombia, Guatemala, and Brazil. Have some coffee and pastries while relaxing and talking with friends or work peacefully with free WiFi. Mazama Coffee Company is the perfect community meeting spot!

Multiple Locations | Photo Credit: Merit Coffee

Merit Coffee is known for its specialty coffees along with aficionados’ desire for excellent beans, good brewing techniques, and real knowledge behind the counter. These trendy and cozy coffee shops are located in Central, South Central, and Downtown Austin. Pull up a seat at one of their working/meeting tables or take your coffee to go! 

3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703 | Photo Credit: Mozart’s Coffee

Enjoy a cup of coffee Lakeside at Mozart’s Coffee Roasters located in the Tarrytown neighborhood. They offer the finest gourmet coffees from around the world, uniquely flame-roasted by on-site roastmasters! 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, or hold a business meeting or just people watch. They are also known for their famous lights display during the holidays!  

2050 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

Located in South Austin, Opa Coffee and Wine Bar is a great place to relax over amazing happy-hour 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. Opa offers Greek comfort food, live music, and discounted cocktails. The main draw is the comfy atmosphere where locals lounge on couches and sit beneath a big oak tree that shades their patio!

4618 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756

Pacha Organic Cafe makes everything in-house and with locally sourced, organic ingredients including their world’s best Fair Trade organic coffees. Tucked away in the Rosedale neighborhood, this homey coffee shop serves up a variety of beverages and bites that will nourish your soul!

2159 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704 | Photo Credit: Patika

Patika started as a small coffee cart in Downtown Austin bringing the first specialty coffee focused space to the area. Located on South Lamar, 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 year-round Their coffee is so good that they were honored with Austin Monthly’s 2017 Best Coffee award!

Multiple Locations | Photo Credit: Picnik

Picnik is mostly known for its famous Butter Coffee, a blend of organic coffee, grass-fed butter or coconut oil, and MCT oil; which gives you the energy you need without a coffee crash and it helps you burn fat, and reduces hunger! They only use the highest quality ingredients, making their coffee even more beneficial. Their trendy flagship restaurant is located in the Brentwood neighborhood with just a short walk to The Triangle shopping center.

4204 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78704

Radio Coffee and Beer is a South Central Austin treasure! This unique coffee bar has all the Austin vibes, attracting neighborhood locals with 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. They also offer a chill backyard with ample patio space and picnic tables.

13010 W Parmer Ln #800, Cedar Park, TX 78613

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! Their extensive menu options make this a great place spot if you’re in the Round Rock or Cedar Park area. They love good coffee, good beer, and take great pride in what they make and serve!

1405 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702

Nestled in the heart of East Austin, Revival has an inviting atmosphere combined with good coffee and fresh baked pastries. Enjoy the beautiful weather on their patio where pups are welcome. Stop by this modern yet classic coffee shop for a seasonal hand crafted treat!

4715 S Lamar Blvd #102, Sunset Valley, TX 78745

Stouthaus Coffee Pub is a community gathering spot that will satisfy your thirst and your need to just break away. This coffee bar provides a relaxing indoor and outdoor atmosphere for those in the Southwest Austin area. They are passionate about coffee, beer, community, live music, local artists, and excellent customer service.

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Summer Moon’s coffee is inspired by the early American coffee roasters. They use brick, fire, and wood to craft custom coffee roasts that are truly unique. Try their most popular drink, 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! Summer moon has many locations around Austin including in Avery Ranch, Circle C, Buda, and Dripping Springs.

2200 Manor Road, Austin, TX 78722

Thunderbird is a great place to enjoy coffee in a warm and friendly environment. This uniquely Austin Coffee shop has been serving up delicious brews and food to Cherrywood neighborhood visitors for over a decade. They specialize in high-quality direct trade coffee that will have you coming back for more!

3654 Bee Caves Rd suite a, Austin, TX 78746

Trianon Coffee is served in many of Austin’s best spots, including the original cafe, Trianon, and The Coffee Place in the Westlake neighborhood. They are serving up some of the best fresh-roasted coffee in the city, craft a custom coffee blend, or try a cup of organic joe.

500 San Marcos St #105, Austin, TX 78702

Wright Bros. Brew and Brew serves a variety of classic espresso drinks, filtered coffee, and cold brews (coffee they love, from roasters near and far). Since they like to keep it fresh, their seasonal selections of fresh crop coffees change almost daily. This late-night coffee shop is open daily until midnight to accommodate for the lively lifestyle often found in the Central East Austin area.

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