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Coffee is a divine gift and a delicious concoction from Arabia that is part of our lives. We owe it to an observing pastor intrigued by the sedative effect that some beans had on their goats. Since then it has become our favorite addiction.
In Austin there are places where coffee becomes a small work of distilled art. In our selection you can get lost in the oceans of taste of Ethiopian, Colombian or Jamaican coffee and enjoy dream places. Come with us to feel the love for Austin's coffee.
Radio Coffee & Beer - Map
Radio is a unique creator of experiences. Its variety of organic coffees from the most prestigious plantations in the world are the kings of an evening in which the hours have coffee aroma and fly fast. In its patio, hipsters and bohemians can feel the heavenly mantle of a spectacular soundtrack. Its craft beers are a perfect complement to amazing coffees. And if that was not enough, you can try one of the best tacos in America at Veracruz All-Natural Food Truck. Its Fish Taco will inspire you great afternoons to remember.
Coffe at Home
Ovenbird - Map
It is often said that the best coffee is the one made at home. Maybe because this cute spot is right around the corner from mine, I get that feeling. It is also likely that its exquisite coffees from Ethiopia or Colombia together with its European-inspired bakery and its post-industrial decoration contribute to creating that sensation. What is certain is that every time I visit the Ovenbird, I am counting down the days to return.
Flitch Coffee - Map
Maybe, it's the most aesthetic food truck in Austin. A kind of train car that takes you to the most fascinating coffees. This tour through the most delicious aromas begins at Tillery Street with stops in tasty places of the world. In its patio, you can have many hours of fun and although many coffee addicts are just passing through, it is worth staying a while in this inspiring place.
Epoch Coffee - Map
There are places that seem to come out of a Hopper painting. Epoch is one of them. Its facade of dinner hides a place where the word sophistication makes sense. Its elegant decoration is a great excuse to spend hours savoring organic coffees. Your palate will find a perfect home to feel free and explore unusual flavors. Their coffee accompanied by their exquisite bakery will make the Epoch one of your favorite places. Do not miss its Dirty Chai Latte, one of its most delicious creations.
Hot L Coffee - Map
This hotel is not what it seems. It's more like the kitchen of your dreams than a conventional coffee shop. Its kitchen reminds us of the traditional Italian trattoria but with a more sophisticated decoration. In this space with a unique charm you can taste different coffees and accompany their aromas with the creations of Grae Nonas, the chef of the hotel that gives name to this irresistible coffee shop. Pizzas, Kolaches or sandwiches will turn your coffee experience into the home where you'll want to wake up every morning.
Figure 8 - Map
Its vintage aesthetic is perhaps the most powerful of all the coffee spots on this list. It takes us back to other times when coffee was present. Well worth the trip. Because the journey doesn't end at its door, it starts at its bar. Peru, Guatemala, Chiapas, Ethiopia or Colombia greet you with their best fruits. Some heavenly gifts that you will not easily forget. Figure 8 is a tour of the best micro-harvested coffees that bring an artisan feel to Austin. Good trip.
The Cycling Coffee
Juan Pelota - Map
Coffee and bicycles are two icons of the hipster culture. The union of both concepts defines Austin almost as much as Keep Austin Weird. But Juan Pelota flees from the clichés and inscribes himself in the territory of the authentic. A unique coffee-scented cycling scene awaits you downtown. Its coffee varieties, its smoothies, its beer, wine and bakery are an option that will take you on wheels to the heights of flavor while you talk about cycling, rent a bicycle or simply enjoy your favorite morning drink. Mellow Johnny´s Bike Shop is really a place to be.
Plaza Colombian - Map
If there is a colorful patio in Austin, that is Plaza Colombian. It includes the aroma of Colombian coffees, flavors of Arepas and fun cocktails to spend an afternoon to remember. A fabulous world that transports us to Colombia, its culture, music and its wonderful gastronomy.
A Hidden Garden
Bennu Coffee on Congress - Map
Bennu is a hidden garden in Riverside. A jewel lost in the asphalt jungle of Austin to which to go as an oasis of tranquility. Free Wi-Fi and a 24/7 schedule make it an essential office for any worker who loves coffee. Its wooden interior is crowned by an Italian coffee machine whose espressos are worthy of a sigh. Its landscaped terrace will give you great moments in the company of a Cappuccino or a delicious bakery.
The Coffee House
Seventh Flag Coffee - Map
Seventh Flag is a song to modernity. It is a space of wood and bohemian air with a coffee selection and a bakery that will delight the most demanding coffee lovers. Seventh Flag has a spectacular coffee based on some traveler beans that arrive from the best producing countries. Its appearance as a house gives you a garden in which to enjoy a day of work, a meeting or a date in an unbeatable location. Without a doubt, a place to get lost and let the hours go by.
A Star on Congress
The Meteor - Map
Life is a sip of champagne. There are places where that is true. The Meteor is one of them. A place located in Congress where you can enjoy a stylish coffees, tacos, burgers, pizzas, mimosas, a good wine and join that cycling trend that Austin loves so much. Because in The Meteor, in addition to having good taste, they are also lovers of one of the most beautiful sports in the world: Cycling. Join their community and discover the flavors of their unique coffees along the way.
Coffee by the Lake
Mozart's - Map
Mozart's has been a symbol of the city since 1993. Few places in Austin have managed to generate as many dreams as this charming cafe. Its Christmas lights are already a beautiful tradition that every year is renewed with a spectacular audiovisual show. During the rest of the months, its calm quietness and its dream views of Lake Austin make us return again and again to their coffees and bakery. On their wooden benches we can laugh, cry, relax while enjoying the coffee and its spectacular view. Long live Mozart's!
Nena’i Coffee - Map
Nena'i adds a point of Latin flavor to our list. Its name in Guaraní means little girl and that's how the owner's grandmother used to call her during her childhood. That homey aroma is breathed in this place with an exuberant menu of delights: Argentinian Empanadas, Venezuelan Arepas or Chipa from Paraguay. Its flavors are perfectly matched with a Latin-inspired coffees that will surprise you. The sweet temptation of alfajores or Nenaí’s bollos will be part of one of the best breakfasts of your life.
Japan in Austin
Sa - Tén - Map
Sa-Tén is the most refined exoticism. In their cafes you can see the flowering trees of Japan. Everything in its menu unites beauty and flavor. There, you can enjoy a healthy and tasty cuisine of clear Japanese inspiration. Bowls, Salads and Toasts will turn your visit into a foodie high class level experience accompanied, sometimes, by Bossanovas live in concert. A Zen garden to return to.
Coffee to Feel
Cenote - Map
We declare ourselves fans of its iced coffees, its spectacular terrace with suggestive sculptures and the charm of its wooden interior. A perfect place to work or make your mind fly in the middle of an idyllic garden. Cenote also has a selection of organic food where their fabulous tortillas stand out. No time is lost in this place of Austin.
Pastry to Fall in Love
Mañana - Map
Mañana is the ideal place to taste the most exquisite pastries in the city. A delight that accompanies a variety of select coffees. In this place decorated with beautiful tiles you can enjoy succulent Cappuccinos, Machiatos, or iced coffee. They have a great wine and beer list in a same space dedicated to making you happy.
Classics Never Die
Jo's - Map
Jo's is a part of Austin. Its mural I Love You So Much sums up the friendly and happy nature of the city. In this coquettish place on Congress, you can taste tacos and coffees while feeling the vibes of a legendary street. Jo's joins the Austin of yesterday and tomorrow through its exquisite coffees that you can enjoy sitting comfortably or on a beautiful walk through Congress.
To Be in Good Hands
Two Hands - Map
In few places you can enjoy both a Cortado and a French Toast as in Two Hands. Its Colombian, Ethiopian or Guatemalan varieties bring unique nuances to any Macchiiato or Cappuccino that they consume in their small but beautiful place. Although, the most enjoyable thing about this peculiar place is its pet, a goat,. Since their beginnings in NYC, they have spread their passion for coffee to Nashville and Austin. So, you are in good hands.
A Punk Rocker Coffee
Kick Butt Coffee - Map
This place is probably the most unclassifiable cafe on the list and that's why we love it. This place has an excellent selection of beers, a delicious cuisine with an oriental inspiration and an incredible devotion for martial arts and Chuck Norris. It also organizes Punk and Jazz festivals. What more can we ask? Its coffees have musical notes that fascinate us and that make it an essential in Austin.
The Heaven of the Coffee Lover
Machine Head Coffee - Map
If there is a place where the true coffee lover is in paradise, that is Machine Head. Its menu seems simple, but it contains marvels that are worth to be tasted calmly, perceiving all its aromas in the mouth. Its espresso or its cortado are among our coffee dreams. If you want to leave its delicious coffee just for a day, you may want to try KTONIC Kombucha, an exotic wonder that justifies the visit to such an amazing place.
The Coffee in a Suit
Houndstooth Coffee - Map
This place exudes an elegance inherited from the trendiest European coffee shops. It is worth living the experience calmly by sitting down and tasting one or several of its coffee delights. Allow time to write a poem or perhaps a recipe book with the coffees that you can buy in its store. Its coffee machine already points you to the path of perfect coffee. At your table, your cup confirms it.
Taste & Coffee
Fleet Coffee - Map
Fleet is the perfect place to greet the day with style and energy. Its beautiful premise hides delicious coffees. Cappuccino, American, Espresso ... but none like its special Cortado The Ritual. A delight that deserves not to be alone. From the menu of its friends Veracruz All - Natural sprout fabulous tacos and from Sour Duck Market, arise authentic Danish pastries, Kolaches, Cookies and a Pecan Muffin that defies any diet for its incomparable taste. Fleet will be your daydream.
Coffee on Wheels
Idlewild on No Comply Skate Shop - Map
Idlewild is the ultimate urban experience. Its skate vibe is irresistible. It is because it shares space with No-Comply Skate Shop. To enjoy the brew is a unique sensation. Coffees from Guatemala and Ethiopia will make your palate very happy. A feeling you can repeat at home after buying its incredible selection ready to seduce your coffee maker.
Beer & Coffee
Stouthaus - Map
The Stout beers knew how to fuse that love between beers and coffees like nothing else. That's why they give name to that sophisticated pub where both pleasures live happily in the company of tacos, salads and sandwiches. Craft beers and organic coffees are the kings of a bohemian place that looks like something out of a television ad. Few places are so evocative in Austin. Once inside, say goodbye to the clock, the time then belongs to Stouthaus.
The Power of the Concept
Halcyon - Map
The Coffee Lounge concept is fascinating. Not only because of the sophistication that its decoration gives off, but also because of the expertise that is hidden in its baristas and the perfection of a coffee machine that wants to shake you up at each visit. A very interesting healthy cuisine menu makes you start the day in the best way. Health, flavor and coffee, who gives more?
The World in One Place
Trianon Coffee - Map
Trianon is a world coffee atlas. Inside you can buy and drink coffee from Brazil, Jamaica, Costa Rica, Colombia, Peru, Ethiopia or Guatemala. In only a few places in the world you will find such a coffee offer. These wonders appear in your cup through its espressos or its delicious Café au lait. On Mondays you can find a Jamaica Blue Mountain, the best coffee in the world. Mondays will never be sad again.
Coffee at Day, Beer at Night
Spokesman - Map
Another place to find the world under one roof is Spokesman. This beautiful place has fascinating varieties brought from Ethiopia, Kenya, Colombia or Brazil. It has a wide menu of food, awesome urban art and a few fun nights watered in the best craft beer. By day coffee and by night brewery, because every kind of day has its moment at Spokesman.
A Place To Be Reborn
Flat Track - Map
Shop and cafe all in one. In Flat Track you can find incredible coffee varieties and a fresh and young atmosphere that offers you a spiritual rebirth in each visit. Its patio, presided over by a portrait of Selena, is the beginning of an interesting conversation that is lost in a cup that wants to make you fall in love with each sip. Do not resist.
The Perfect Spot to Get Lost
Try Hard - Map
Good music, healthy cuisine and delicious coffees come together in this cool place in Austin. A meeting point for bohemians, music lovers and coffee lovers that make it the quintessence of Austin. Reserve an afternoon to get lost in the perfect coffee shop to get lost.
Cosmic Coffee Beer Garden - Map
There is a corner of Austin that belongs to a distant universe. This paradise has a beautiful ecological garden and a cosmo of peace and nature, with zen fountains, chickens and plants everywhere. A special air is breathed there. The most unusual coffees await you in this beautiful place. Its Coffee Lemonade is a work of art that shines among fabulous cocktails, craft beers, wines and coffees like Carajillo or Irish Coffee. The ecstasy of flavor is accompanied by the delights of three food trucks with very interesting proposals: the exquisite bbq of Le Roy & Lewis, the delicious Mexican streetfood of Pueblo Viejo and the wings of Tommy Want Wingy. This forms a cosmic experience that you must live.
Fresh Flavors, Great Taste
Easy Tiger - Map
In any of its locations in Austin you will find a beautiful space, an interesting intimacy, exquisite coffees, great bakery and a selection of healthy food that pampers you. A caress on your palate and a kiss on your taste buds.
A Thunder in your Cup
Thunderbird Coffee - Map
14 years serving a Cafe au lait and a fabulous Matcha. These 14 years make it a classic on any list in the city written in the last decade. An essential in Austin that continues to surprise with its selection and varieties, as well as its bakery and its mythical Paninis. A treasure in the Austin morning.
Bonus Track: Instagram Power
Revival - Map
If there's one Instagram's place in Austin, it's Revival. Don't let its colorful walls distract you. The iced coffees and the Mexican-inspired cafes and bakeries that are hidden in its beautiful premises are the authentic claim of this magical place. The Mecca of the coffee lover with style. Inspired by one of our favorites places in Austin: Gabriela´s.
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