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8 Best Coffee Shops in Downtown Austin to Get Your Caffeine Fix

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People from Texas take their coffee very seriously, so it’s no surprise that there are plenty of great coffee shops to get your caffeine fix! I absolutely love coffee, making me the perfect person to let all of my fellow coffee enthusiasts in on my little secret. No more driving around the city searching for the best coffee shops in Downtown Austin because we have the ultimate list for you right here!

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What could be cheerier than combining your cup of joe with some entertainment from an improv performance? Located in between 6th and 7th Street on Congress on is the oldest indie coffee shop  called The Hideout Coffee House. Head up to their in-house theatre and enjoy a performance while you enjoy a wide selection of coffee, wine or beer. Grab your friends to go sip on a cozy, warm, and most importantly caffeinated beverage.

🗓 MON-THU | 7AM-5PM
🗓 FRI | 7AM-7PM
🗓 SAT | 8AM-7PM
🗓 SUN | 8AM-5PM

📍617 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

What began as a risky choice of the owners of Malone leaving their corporate jobs, quickly turned into a successful and very popular coffee shop in downtown Austin! At Malone, they have set out to make it their mission to introduce people to coffee so good that it can only be drank black. They offer the delicious classic signature latte, espresso, drip brew, nitro cold brew, and butter coffee along with breakfast sandwiches, bagels, and muffins. If I had to recommend two drinks, they would be their Nitro Cold Brew which is their top selling item and the Southside Caramel Latte infused with cinnamon.

🗓 SUN-THUR | 7AM–2PM
🗓 FRI & SAT| 7AM–6PM

📍318 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701

At Intelligentsia, they like to keep things simple and focus on quality. They like to roast their coffee in-store with a Probat L12 and strive to seek perfection with each cup they brew. The goal of the founders, Doug and Emily, is to revolutionize the coffee industry. They want to change the standard of how a proper coffee cup should be made.

Temporarily Closed

📍607 W 3rd St Suite 0110, Austin, TX 78701

Located inside St. David’s Episcopal Church, Holy Grounds strives to be a welcoming place in which they reflect their love for their neighborhood in each cup of coffee brewed. Whether you’re an espresso lover or a vanilla iced coffee fan, Holy Grounds has something for everyone! They even offer a special seasonal menu which is a must to check out this holiday season. Not only is their coffee delicious, but they also offer a full espresso bar that serves fairtrade organic coffee from Texas coffee traders making it a must try for the organic lovers!  

🗓 TUE-FRI | 11:30AM–6PM

📍301 E 8th St #213, Austin, TX 78701

Briggo Coffee is transforming the way people are ordering their coffee! Chances are you’ve seen their barista bots in the airport, but they also have a coffee shop located in the Austin Convention Center.

With specialty ingredients mixed with modern mobile technology, Briggo is helping empower each person to create their perfect cup of coffee. They have a robotic, fully-automated barista available to help address any questions about a coffee order. They also offer customizable, gourmet espresso drinks on demand. For those that are busy on-the-go and want a fast, quality, consistent morning cup of coffee, Briggo is definitely the place to go!

🗓 Every Day | 8AM–6PM

📍 500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701

Aloha Coffee is located in downtown Austin and is known as one of the best coffee shops to go to. They not only offer coffee, but also serve smoothies, acai, sandwiches and more. It is the perfect place to come when you need your morning fix of a stellar cup of coffee or you want to try a new place to work remotely. Come with friends and co-workers with some coffee and pastries.

🗓 MON–FRI | 8AM–2PM

📍504 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701

Halcyon is a small coffee shop chain in Texas with locations in Austin, San Antonio, and Dallas.  Halcyon has made a name for itself as a key coffee shop to check out in downtown Austin. They have set the bar for quality coffee around the state of Texas and can make pretty much anything and everything really well. Alongside their coffee, they also serve cocktails, wine, appetizers and tableside s’mores. They even have hot chocolate flights to get you in the holiday spirit!

They are a coffee house by day and a bar and lounge by night where you can always relax and find your personal “halcyon” which means peace and calm.  Halycon also has a coffee shop in North Austin for you to check out! 

🗓 Every Day | 8AM-2AM

📍218 W 4th St, Austin, TX 78701

Since 2006, Jo’s Coffee Downtown has been known for serving a full breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekend brunch and the famous Jo’s coffee Austinies crave! They roast some of the best coffee in town and I am especially a fan of their classic drip coffee known as Jo’s House Blend, a full-bodied roast from Brazil with hints of chocolate. They also have signature drinks such as the Iced Turbo, a sweet drink made with coffee, espresso, chocolate, hazelnut and cream. They also have a location on South Congress, so you can check out Jo’s and more coffee shops in South Austin here.

🗓 MON–FRI | 7AM–6PM
🗓 SAT–SUN | 8AM–6PM

📍242 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701

And there you have it, the best coffee shops in Downtown Austin all in one list!

Did I miss your favorite coffee shop? Our team is always looking for new spots and neighborhoods to explore, let us know if you have another favorite we have to try!

If you are looking for more coffee shops in a different area of town check out our Austin City Guide and start exploring today.

Check us out on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok to keep up with everything happening in Austin. Be sure to tag us @StufftoDoinAustin so we can follow along on your coffee adventures in Austin! 

Lizzy Baginski

Lizzy Baginski

Lizzy is a blogger for the Stuff to Do in Austin City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Austin area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinAustin on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and TikTok.

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