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Coffee Shop Guide in Austin for the Best Brews

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Coffee in Austin is an absolute staple. Whether you’re meeting up with a friend or needing a study or work spot, there’s no shortage of incredible coffee shops around the city. We’ve got you covered with some of our favorites from East, Downtown, South, and North Austin.

This coffee shop guide in Austin will help you explore the best of the best options for your daily caffeine fix! Let us know your favorite!

East

First on our list is the hotspot Wright Bros Brew and Brew. This industrial coffee shop is in the booming Plaza Saltillo area and offers coffee, beer, sandwiches, and more. It’s the perfect spot to work or to hang out with friends!

🗓 SUN–WED | 7:30AM–8PM
🗓 THU–SAT | 7:30AM–10PM

📍 500 San Marcos St #105, Austin, TX 78702

Feel fabulous while drinking your cup of coffee at Revival, a newer coffee shop perfect for taking Instagram photos! This is definitely a social spot with great music and better company, so grab some friends, wear pink, and get ready to pose for the camera with your coffee.

🗓 MON–THU | 7AM–8PM
🗓 FRI–SUN | 7AM–9PM

📍1405 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702

This out-of-town spot has made its home on East 6th, and we’re definitely not complaining! Cartel Coffee Lab is located in the Arrive hotel and features bohemian vibes with delicious, strong coffee and a quiet environment.

🗓 MON–SUN | 7AM–4PM

📍1813 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

Cenote is definitely a fan-favorite around the city with its tropical vibes that make you feel like you’re on vacation. With a bright blue environment equipped with palm trees, you’ll sip on your coffee in style. They also have incredible lunch to pair alongside your drink!

🗓 MON–SAT | 8AM–8PM
🗓 SUN | 8AM–4PM

📍 1010 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702

Downtown

Calling all of our latte lovers, you have to check out Better Half! We recommend trying the Thai Iced Latte with BH Cold Brew, sweetened condensed milk, cardamom, and chocolate bitters. Enjoy your drink on the nice patio and soak in the Austin sunshine.

🗓 MON | 9AM–3:PM
🗓 TUE–THU | 9AM–10PM
🗓 FRI | 9AM–10:30PM
🗓 SAT | 8AM–11:00PM
🗓 SUN | 8AM–10PM

📍406 Walsh St, Austin, TX 78703

Houndstooth is a solid option no matter what area of the city you’re in, as they have four locations. This one is our favorite, though, for its cozy, relaxed vibes! Grab a cup of coffee or a beer and stay for a few hours.

🗓MON–FRI | 7AM–5PM

📍401 Congress Ave #100c, Austin, TX 78701

For college students or anyone else that enjoys a late-night caffeine buzz, Halcyon is a great option. Open until 2AM, you can enjoy this spot with live music and an abundance of drinks, including coffee options and alcoholic beverages. 

🗓MON–SUN | 8AM–2PM

📍218 W 4th St, Austin, TX 78701

Located inside the Driskell Hotel, this Victorian-style café will give you a blast from the past and an opportunity to enjoy a quaint, Instagrammable environment. 1886 Café & Bakery is absolutely precious and a must-visit for our coffee and cake fanatics.

🗓MON–SUN | 7AM–2PM

📍604 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701

South

If you’re into live music with your coffee, Radio Coffee is the spot for you! Enjoy the buzzing environment and incredible outside patio area. Be sure to also pair your coffee with a taco from Veracruz All Natural Food Truck parked right outside!

🗓 MON–THUR| 7AM–11PM
🗓 FRI | 7AM-12AM
🗓 SAT | 7:30AM–12AM
🗓 SUN | 7:30AM–10PM

📍 4204 Menchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78704

Needing to stake out all day somewhere? Cosmic Coffee is a great option. With incredible coffee, a fun atmosphere, and multiple food trucks parked outside every day, you’ve got all you need to conquer the day!

🗓 SUN–THUR | 8AM–10:30PM
🗓 FRI & SAT | 8AM–12AM

📍 121 Pickle Rd, Austin, TX 78704

We know you’ve seen this wall hundreds of times on your Instagram feed, but it’s too cute to resist! Jo’s Coffee features this mural on its side wall, welcoming customers in to enjoy their signature drinks and pastries that are equally as delicious as the wall is famous.

🗓 Every Day | 7AM–6PM

📍1300 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

A smaller, more intimate option is Patika, a coffee shop located on South Lamar that is perfect for anyone needing to get some serious work done. Enjoy their incredible Chai Tea Latte or another coffee drink, pastry, or other goodies!

🗓 Every Day | 8AM–2PM

📍 2159 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

North

This artsy coffee shop is a favorite among University of Texas students because of its large interior space and fun vibes. Whether you’re here to work or play, Monkey Nest Coffee caters to all with strong coffee, tasty treats, and live music.

🗓 MON–SAT | 7AM–9PM
🗓 SUN | 8AM–9PM

📍5353 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756

Located on The Drag, Caffe Medici is usually bustling with UT students who are studying or meeting up with friends for an in-between class break. This spot offers a cozy environment and a wide range of customizable drinks, making it a convenient and delicious option.

🗓 MON–SUN | 7AM–10PM

📍 2222 Guadalupe St B, Austin, TX 78705

Spider House Cafe embraces the Keep Austin Weird motto with an eclectic, quirky environment. This fun spot is close to the University of Texas and offers incredible coffee and alcoholic drinks to enjoy as you soak in the eccentricity! 

🗓 MON–SUN | 10AM–8PM

📍2908 Fruth St, Austin, TX 78705

Last, but definitely not least, is Summer Moon, an iconic Austin coffee shop with multiple locations across town. With wood-roasted coffee beans roasted in Austin and signature iced and hot coffees, we guarantee you’ll find a new favorite drink here!

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

📍2301 West Anderson Lane #100 Austin, TX 78757

More Stuff to Do in Austin

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For more stuff to do around Austin, check out the Stuff to Do in Austin City Guide page and let us know what you want to see next! Make sure to enter your info above to subscribe for more Austin content.

Abby Hopkins

Abby Hopkins

Abby is a blogger for UNATION and author of 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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