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Kristen’s Coffee Checklist: Top 10 Austin Cafés

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Coffee…you could call it a lifestyle… or just a component to your morning routine. Whatever way you take it, Austin cafés bring so many types of coffee creations, no two are the same. From their interiors, patio spaces, curated artwork, or maybe they spin records instead of a Pandora playlist, there’s something cool about each space. Whether you crave the classics or are looking for a truly out-of-this world caffeine concoction, you can find it in Austin.

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This Austin coffee staple is a must-visit and that’s why it’s at the top of the list. With four locations, this popular café is accessible wherever you live. The original Jo’s Coffee is of course in the heart of Austin’s South Congress neighborhood. You can also grab something quick from the downtown takeout window and continue your stroll around the city. You must try the frosé too!

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There truly isn’t anything like Summer Moon Coffee. They make all of their coffee drinks with a wood-fired coffee roasting process. Transforming organically sourced beans and roasting them with Texas oak creates a smooth and aromatic coffee product. Their signature moon milk is what sweet, creamy café beverages are made of. Try one of their house-made espresso drinks with the signature moon milk: A one-of-a-kind coffee experience at one of the best Austin cafés.

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This downtown Austin coffee shop is one of the best spots. Better Half coffee bar has many options for coffee, food, and other bevies. They have great burgers, breakfast sandwiches, sweets, and the best espresso drinks! With all the rage being how to make coffee a bit more healthy… they even offer a chagaccino made with chaga mushrooms, Madagascar vanilla, and monk fruit!

MON | 9AM-3PM

TUES-THURS | 9AM-10PM

FRI | 9AM-10:30PM

📍 406 Walsh St. Austin, TX 78703

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This mobile coffee stand delivers all your favorite coffee drinks with the click of a button Bandit Coffee brings all the freshness to their roasting procedure. Their specialty coffee and food items are made with premium ingredients. Their two Austin cafés serve the bustling University of Texas community and North Lamar neighborhoods. Download the Bandit App to get all your orders ready without waiting!

For locations and hours visit their website:

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If you’re ever in Austin, you have to visit Spokesman Coffee. They now have three locations, but the OG is in South Austin in a shipping container-style building, where they also serve local craft beers. As one of the best Austin cafés, they feature tons of different beans for you to enjoy at home too! They will even offer their detailed roasting schedule to ensure optimal freshness. We wouldn’t have coffee any other way.

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This popular coffee shop originated just outside UT’s main street, The Drag. Lucky Lab Coffee Co. now has a cool café space nearby Greek housing as well. Part of Space 24 Twenty’s commune of shopping, Lucky Lab Coffee Co. brings tons of seasonal menu items for all your caffeine cravings. They have the best pastries and dog treats for your fur baby too!

For locations and hours visit their website:

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Awarded “2021 Micro Roaster of the Year” Greater Goods is known for its phenomenal espresso combinations. If you enjoy just a classic cup of quality jo, then this is your next stop. Craving something unique? They offer an assortment of espresso drinks with milk alternatives and infused syrups. Try the Tiger Latté made with turmeric and spice syrup for a little kick!

MON-SUN | 7AM-4PM

📍 2501 East 5th St. Austin, TX 78702

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This is one of the coziest of Austin cafés. Along with your favorite coffee drinks, this quaint café features yummy bites for breakfast and lunch. You can find Coffee + Crisp in the South Lamar neighborhood inside the Blended Culture building and North Austin at the Domain! The chill vibes inside are perfect for catching up with friends or staking out to get some work done. Stop by and try a drink with their seasonal buttered pecan syrup to ring in autumn!

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Not only does Meanwhile Brewing have a fine selection of beers to choose from, they also serve an array of coffee. Nothing beats a thick nitro cold brew on tap! With a rotating draft, you can often find a new cold brew on tap from various coffee purveyors near and far. Need some chill and focus? Grab a lavender latté for the calming aromatics with a caffeine kick at one of our favorite Austin cafés.

MON-WED | 8AM-10PM

THURS-FRI | 8AM-11PM

SAT | 9AM-11PM

SUN | 9AM-9PM

📍 3901 Promontory Point Dr. Austin, TX 78744

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This popular café originated in NYC with locations all over different boroughs. Austin is lucky to have its own Two Hands in the South Congress neighborhood. This café features a tasty selection of brunch, lunch, espresso creations, and thirst-quenching refreshers. Cool off with one of their probiotic tonic juices or get a perk up with various coffee creations, including a purple taro latté!

SUN-THURS 8AM-9PM

FRI-SAT 8AM-11PM

📍1011 South Congress Ave. Suite 110, Austin, TX 78704

Hailey Way

Hailey Way

An alum of University of Washington's Journalism program, Hailey's cultural beats include technology, style, and the arts. Writing eventually transitioned into editing content for SEO best practices in balance with brand storytelling. As a digital marketing strategist, she wears many hats consulting clients in B2B/B2C small business, e-commerce, film, cosmetology, and lifestyle brands. Since 2018 Hailey has been a contributing style editor for Gabriel & Co. New York. She currently resides in Austin, where she enjoys thrifting, exploring local businesses, pop up events, and nature.

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