Where to Find the Best Coffee In Austin: Top 7 Coffee Shops In the City
Coffee is serious business in Austin. The local coffee scene is buzzing with trendy cafes, well-trained baristas, and top-notch coffee from all over the world. Each shop is seemingly competing with the next to be the greatest. In Austin, it’s important to expect anything but the ordinary, and the following coffee shops comply with that standard with their innovative roasting, interesting concoctions, and quirky atmospheres.
With all of the activities to do in a city like Austin, it’s imperative that coffee is a part of the morning routine. Before trekking the many parks, touring the breweries, and wandering around the lively neighborhoods, fuel up at the best coffee shops in Austin.
Summer Moon Coffee Bar
Summer Moon Coffee Bar is unique for one distinct reason: wood-fired coffee. In 2002, this family-run coffee shop started out just serving coffee until they decided to learn how to roast their own. Using a brick hearth, precisely heated fire, and Texas oak, they roast beans daily. It takes a team of three people just to tend to the daily coffee roasting tasks.
Their craft is roasting but the coffee beans are the leading component. The beans are 100% Organic Arabica from Central and South America, Africa, and Indonesia. Between their roasting techniques and stellar quality beans, coffee perfection is achieved.
The claim to fame of this coffee shop is their “moon milk,” which is a seven-ingredient mixture that is added to their coffee. While the precise ingredients are a guarded secret, moon milk can be made with any milk of preference, including almond, soy, and rice milk. Moon milk is added to any hot or iced coffee on the menu for a delicious treat. For a less sweet option, order a half moon.
They also offer light bites to eat including bagels, baked goods, and breakfast tacos. The coffee shop itself is a rustic, buzzing spot with outdoor seating.
Address: 3115 S 1st St. #1b, Austin, TX 78704
Phone: (512) 804-1665
Monday through Friday: 6:00 a.m.–12:00 a.m.
Saturday: 7:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.
Sunday: 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Caffe Medici has shops throughout the city, but the South Congress location in the Warehouse District has a convenient walk-up window and a dog-friendly sidewalk cafe with outdoor seating. Caffe Medici strives for perfection in two main areas: the quality of their coffee and educating their staff.
Their espresso blend is described as sweet and fruity with a chocolate finish. Their freshly brewed coffee is described as a cup of classic and well-blended java.
The menu consists of classic choices like macchiatos, beautifully decorated cappuccinos, iced coffee, and French press coffee. They also serve breakfast tacos, sandwiches, and baked goods like scones, muffins, and pastries. The coffee shop is bright and modern with large windows and lots of seating. In the vast, buzzing coffee scene in Austin, this spot has been recognized by The New York Times as one of the must-go places to visit during 36 Hours in Austin.
Address: 200 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 827-2770
Monday through Friday: 6:00 a.m.–7:00 a.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Houndstooth Coffee is a self-proclaimed “pattern of coffee and people” type of place and the fabric of the community. Aside from aiming to bring coffee and Austinites together, being a barista here is not just a job. Sure, anyone can pour a cup of joe, but Houndstooth baristas are trained by industry professionals on the current coffee trends and the artful crafting of beverages. These baristas are continually educated and passionately committed to coffee.
The menu is what makes Houndstooth Coffee stand out, because not only do they serve all of the favorites from cold brew to cappuccinos, but they also serve beer and wine. This is a coffee shop and a bar all in one.
They have an extensive tea list of yerba mate, oolong, peppermint, green tea, and more. The alcoholic beverage menu offers a range of white, red, and sparkling wines, and local craft beers. Freshly made pastries are available daily including cupcakes, cookies, croissants, muffins, and more. The coffee shop is contemporary and comfortable, with industrial-chic decor.
Address: 4200 North Lamar Blvd., 120, Austin, TX 78756
Phone: (512) 531-9417
Monday through Friday: 6:30 a.m. –7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Sunday: 7:00 a.m. –7:00 p.m.
Mozart’s Coffee Roasters
Since 1993, Mozart’s Coffee Roasters has been an Austin favorite for great coffee and beautiful views. The main draw of this coffee shop is certainly the location. A large deck overlooks Lake Austin, offers shade from giant oak trees, and provides relaxation for guests. The view on the deck includes a peek into their roasting room, where visitors can watch how the roasting process happens.
Mozart’s takes pride in roasting their quality coffee beans in-house, so each cup is consistent and up to their standards. The menu consists of favorites like cafe au lait, espresso, lattes, and iced coffee. This spot also offers a bottomless cup of coffee, which is definitely a perk.
Their kitchen serves something for everyone, including beautiful artisan bakery items. Guests will find a pleasing array of treats like coffee cake, scones, cinnamon rolls, parfaits, cheesecake, and fruit tarts. For a savory breakfast, they serve quiches, French bread sandwiches, empanadas, and more.
Address: 3825 Lake Austin Blvd., Austin, TX 78703
Phone: (512) 477-2900
Monday through Thursday: 7:00 a.m.–12:00 a.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m.–1:00 a.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m.–1:00 a.m.
Sunday: 8:00 a.m.–12:00 a.m.
Flitch Coffee is tucked away in a quiet East Austin neighborhood. The coffee shop launched in 2014 and has quickly become a favorite for the locals. This shop was created out of a renovated vintage trailer, making it ooze a hip, cool, eclectic vibe. Flitch Coffee offers many small-batch artisan coffees, namely, local coffee from Evocation Coffee.
The menu includes beverages like matcha lattes, cold brew iced coffee, cappuccinos, maple lattes, and cortados. They serve light snacks like muffins, croissants, and sandwiches. They also proudly serve breakfast tacos from Austin-based food truck Pueblo Viejo.
The seating in the trailer is limited, but there is plenty of outdoor seating on the patio. Visitors come to enjoy the peaceful outdoor setting and sit underneath the trees sipping a cup of coffee. Dogs are welcomed in by the shop’s resident dog, Jake.
Address: 641 Tillery St., Austin, TX 78702
Monday through Friday: 7:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Patika is a South Austin-based coffee shop that focuses on delicious coffee, breakfast, lunch, and weekend brunch. The business was merely a coffee cart in Downtown Austin when it first opened in 2010. Its popularity drove the business to new success and a brick-and-mortar coffee shop was opened. The coffee shop won the title of “best coffee” in Austin Monthly in 2017. They feature Guatemalan and Ethiopian espresso blends.
They have a more extensive breakfast menu than most coffee shops. Breakfast offerings include biscuits and gravy, french toast, and avocado toast. For a quick bite with coffee, they have a great list of mouth-watering sweets. Banana cardamom caramel muffins, raspberry almond cake, and whiskey bacon maple scones are just a few of the pastries available. They offer a beer and wine menu to enjoy during weekend brunch.
Patika has outdoor seating and an airy patio to relax on while enjoying coffee and a snack.
Address: 2159 S Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78704
Phone: (512) 535-3955
Hours: 7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. daily
Radio Coffee & Beer
As the name implies, Radio Coffee & Beer offers two of Austin’s most beloved beverages. This spot is rather unique and worth a visit at any time of the day. The owner spent his post-college years in Seattle, where he became obsessed with coffee and learned the roasting process. Coupled with inspiration from Central Texas’ growing craft beer industry, he decided to create a cool hangout where guests can enjoy both.
Radio Coffee & Beer serves coffee from Stumptown Coffee Roasters. They have all of the best coffee picks including iced vanilla lattes, warm cappuccinos, and smooth nitro cold brew on tap. The beer list is extensive and they fill growlers for visitors who want to take a taste of Austin home to their vacation rental.
The atmosphere is like a warm, modern cabin with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating and tables. One of the coolest things that this spot has to offer is the live music and events that they host on a regular basis.
WiFi: Unavailable after 5:00 p.m. and on weekends
Address: 4204 Manchaca Rd., Austin, TX 78704
Phone: (512) 394-7844
Monday through Friday: 6:30 a.m.–12:00 a.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 7:30 a.m.–12:00 a.m.
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