National Coffee day is here: September 29th. If you're looking for a cup, you're in luck. We've compiled a list of our favorite places to grab a coffee in Austin, with a coffee shop for everyone.
The best coffee shop is the one that's closest to you. Next door, down the street or down the block, you're probably close to a coffee shop you know and frequent. If you're close to one of these 23 coffee shops, though, you're in for an even sweeter treat. From locally founded Austin coffee roasters to the most iconic coffee shops in Austin, you're sure to find the perfect place to perk up.
There's no better place to relax on warm fall day than by the waterside. Mozart's Coffee Roasters, overlooking Lake Austin, combines a serene cafe experience with delicious house blends. With bottomless coffee for $3.50, bottomless iced coffee for $4.25 and some of Austin's best artisan cheesecakes, it's the perfect spot for lounging all day.
Hours: 7am-12am Sunday-Thursday, 7am-1am on Friday & Saturday
Open 24 hours, Caffe Bennu is a quiet haven for all to enjoy. With mix-matched chairs and couches filling the insides to the brim, Bennu is great for a fresh cup of coffee while you relax or work. The iced coffee and cold brew is especially delightful. Next time you stop by, ask for an "Iced Blennu," an off menu vanilla flavored concoction to die for.
A blend of convenience and quality, Dominican Joe's is a wonderful South Congress cafe. With good prices for coffee, Tacodeli tacos, and wifi that can comfortably power a whole office, Dominican Joe's is the friendliest coffee shop in South Austin.
If you've ever been to South Congress, you've seen people taking pictures next to the iconic "I love you so much" spray-painted on their outside wall. That wall is connected to Jo's Coffee. What Jo's lacks in physical size, it more than makes up for in quality karma and ready to go breakfast tacos. Try an Iced Turbo for a sweet, quality waker-upper.
Long before Cuvee Coffee opened it's own coffee shop, they were producing locally handcrafted coffee beans for a staggering number of coffee shops in Austin. As a matter of fact, many of the coffeehouses on our list use Cuvee blends. Their shop is a tour-de-cafe. With no wifi to encourage face-to-face interactions, nitro cold brew, and an unapologetically eclectic craft beer selection, Cuvee Coffee is unmistakably Austin. Their beans and cold brew are roasted in-house, making Cuvee Coffee one of the premier and well-established Austin coffee roasters.
A quaint diner and coffeeshop, Cafe Java is always packed with people and flavor. If you find yourself in need of coffee in North Austin, drop in to enjoy a cup of joe while you wait for your table, and another with your meal. The breakfast nails every good aspect of a good diner: fast, hearty, and affordable.
Committing to the trend of coffee houses doubling as bars, Halcyon prides itself on both its coffee and its booze. Featuring live music almost daily, Halcyon is a wonderful downtown coffee shop by day and lounge bar by night.
It's hard to find fresher coffee than Summer Moon's custom, hand-roasted blends. Roasted in their very own on-site hearth every morning, Summer Moon takes great pride in perfecting the art of wood fired coffee. And when they say hand-roasted, they mean that literally. Their hearth needs to be hand turned by two people. The result is the freshest local cup of coffee in Austin, brewed by some of the most committed Austin coffee roasters.
Spacious and open 24/7, Epoch Coffee is great for coffee anytime you need your fix. Epoch also boasts fast internet and an outlet near every chair, so you can work all day while enjoying some fabulous coffee blends.
Boasting some of the best prices for brewed coffee in Austin, Cherrywood Coffeehouse is much more than just an eclectic coffee shops. A jack of all trades, Cherrywood Coffeehouse has events nightly, ranging from comedy shows to live music, and free yoga every weekday morning. For quality, affordable fun in Austin, Cherrywood is the place to go.
Coffee, beer, wine, and food; Cenote has it all and then some. The outdoor patio is large and roomy, allowing comfortable room, even for bigger crowds. Cenote's iced coffee really shines, especially next to their enormous breakfast tacos.
Quality coffee and an extremely knowledgable staff combine for a coffee snob's dream at Houndstooth Coffee. Serving Texas blends from Tweed as well as other famous roasters, Houndstooth provides a coffee drinkers with a paradise to call their own. Website: http://www.houndstoothcoffee.com/ Location: 4200 North Lamar Blvd Ste 120 Hours: 6:30am - 7pm Monday, 6:30am - 9pm Tuesday - Friday, 7am - 9pm Saturday, 7am - 7pm Sunday
Monkey Nest Coffee
Always open, Monkey Nest thrives with sweet iced coffee concoctions. With weekly live music, smoothies and sandwiches, it's great for relaxing and enjoying the atmosphere and company. Monkey Nest Coffee can get a little loud, and is frequently packed though, so studying/working isn't always the best until after 2 a.m.
Coffee shop by day, dive bar by night, Rio Rita's is an Austin original. With a play your own records night weekly and the permanent food truck, Fried and True out back, Rio Rita's is a one stop shop for all day entertainment.
Featuring beans roasted from Third Coast, Vintage Heart is inviting and quiet. While it's not the largest space for bringing your laptop, there's plenty of power outlets to go around and it's rarely crowded enough to have trouble finding seating.
Radio Coffee and Beer boasts a delicious Stumptown blend and plenty of open space and parking. Bluegrass nights, movie nights, and trivia nights are just a few of the weekly events, and the always changing beer selection never has less than two dozen or so local brews.
One of Austin's best spots for breakfast tacos and coffee, Arturo's delivers with a hearty Texas atmosphere. The hidden location is a little difficult to find from the street, but it's well worth the search for a delicious bite and cup of joe.
Do you want your 24 hour coffee shop and bar to be lumberjack themed? If so, check out the Buzz Mill, where you can enjoy the all wood decor, both inside and out. Wood murals line the spacious insides, while more coarse wood tables fill a large outdoor patio. In keeping with the mountainous theme, their brunch menu includes elk, bison, boar, antelope and more; perfect for the outdoors enthusiast in all of us.
Strong cold brew matching the strong atmosphere, Kick Butt Coffee is a blast. Punk bands, comedy shows and even poetry readings grace Kick Butt in the evenings, and good coffee worthy of a wake-me-up is always available.
Now with five locations, Caffe Medici has grown from a small outlet to an Austin staple. With a rich house blend and a perfectionist's eye for every cup of espresso they make, one sip will make it clear why they've expanded so well.
Hearkening to its origins as a food truck, Patika is small in size, but huge in flavor. Expertly blended beans make the coffee one of the most favored in the whole hill country. When the day turns into night, and it's a little too late for that cup of espresso, Petika's wine selection makes a worthy substitute.
Proudly serving coffee and beer, Thunderbird offers a quiet retreat to relax and get some work done. Their excellent coffee is complimented well by their sandwich and beer selections. Recent expansion has added a second Thunderbird, and the quality remains constant in both.
Serving japanese-inspired coffee and treats, Sa-Ten puts an interesting twist on the otherwise familiar coffee shop vibe. The Ohayo, their cappuccino specialty, pairs perfectly with their exquisite coffee shop cuisine.