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Coffee and beer magic at Wright Bros. Brew & Brew
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Find Coffee and Booze at These 10 Austin Cafes

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If there are two beverages that Austin runs on, it’s coffee and alcohol. With a seemingly endless number of great coffee shops around town, along with more and more cocktail and craft beer bars popping up every day, getting your daily fix of each has never been easier or more delicious. Now more than ever though, you can start your day with a great cup of coffee and follow it up with a beer or cocktail without changing locations.

From beer and coffee favorite like Wright Bros. Brew & Brew and Radio Coffee Bar to others offering cocktails, these are Austin’s best places to both caffeinate and booze. Don’t see your favorite coffee and bar establishment on the list? Chime in on the tipline or in the comments below.

—Max Bonem

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Wright Bros. Brew & Brew

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Wright Bros. does two things very well: beer and coffee. Serving up 38 ever-changing beers on tap, along with espresso, aeropress, and drip coffee from Flat Track, this is the penultimate space to segue from coffee to beer and try as many different types of each as you desire.

Cuvée Coffee

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Known for its nitro cold brew and local roasts, Cuvee also provides a wide selection of local and national craft beers on tap. Coupled with the covered patio, the cafe makes a great location to enjoy any number of cold beverages throughout the summer.

Radio Coffee & Beer

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One of the city’s best beer bars, Radio is just as serious about the Cuvée coffee it serves as it is about the 50+ beers available on tap and in bottles. Combined with lots of indoor and outdoor seating, along with Veracruz All Natural parked in the yard, Radio is a great spot to drink any weekend (or weekday) away.

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Cenote offers a variety of pour over coffees and cold brew on tap. Once you’ve gotten your caffeine fix though, there are more than 50 beer, cider, and wine options to choose from. Located in a historic east Austin home, it’s an easy place to spend an entire day trying out the best of its beverage offerings.

Red Horn Coffee House & Brewing Co

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Both roasting its own coffee beans and brewing its own beer in house, Red Horn has become the de facto spot in Cedar Park to enjoy the best of both beverage worlds.

Buzz Mill Coffee

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Known for its lumberjack motif, this East Riverside staple serves Barrett’s Micro Roast coffee all day and night, along with beer, cider, and a variety of spirits infused in-house. Come for the meat-focused brunch and drink the day away.

Halcyon Coffee, Bar & Lounge

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Part-coffee shop and part-bar, this downtown watering hole can satisfy all of your coffee and booze cravings at once. Serving a wide variety of cocktails, including both Long Island and Irish Coffee, Halcyon allows you to combine two of your favorite things without having to leave downtown.

Hops & Grain

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Now serving Flat Track and Tweed coffees in their tap room, one of Austin’s favorite breweries now gives you an excuse to visit the east side complex even earlier in the day.

Bouldin Creek Café

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Thought of primarily as one of Austin’s best options for vegetarians, Bouldin Creek offers a massive range of coffee, tea, beer, wine, and cocktails, including the signature saketails. Regardless of what drink you order, make sure to grab some tofu scramble to pair it with.

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Quickie Pickie

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Grocery store/gastropub Quickie Pickie’s patio is one of the best places to drink in East Austin. Along with serving 25+ taps of local and national craft beer, Counter Culture coffee is proudly served when it’s not quite time for a pint.

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Wright Bros. Brew & Brew

Wright Bros. does two things very well: beer and coffee. Serving up 38 ever-changing beers on tap, along with espresso, aeropress, and drip coffee from Flat Track, this is the penultimate space to segue from coffee to beer and try as many different types of each as you desire.

Cuvée Coffee

Known for its nitro cold brew and local roasts, Cuvee also provides a wide selection of local and national craft beers on tap. Coupled with the covered patio, the cafe makes a great location to enjoy any number of cold beverages throughout the summer.

Radio Coffee & Beer

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One of the city’s best beer bars, Radio is just as serious about the Cuvée coffee it serves as it is about the 50+ beers available on tap and in bottles. Combined with lots of indoor and outdoor seating, along with Veracruz All Natural parked in the yard, Radio is a great spot to drink any weekend (or weekday) away.

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Cenote

Cenote offers a variety of pour over coffees and cold brew on tap. Once you’ve gotten your caffeine fix though, there are more than 50 beer, cider, and wine options to choose from. Located in a historic east Austin home, it’s an easy place to spend an entire day trying out the best of its beverage offerings.

Red Horn Coffee House & Brewing Co

Both roasting its own coffee beans and brewing its own beer in house, Red Horn has become the de facto spot in Cedar Park to enjoy the best of both beverage worlds.

Buzz Mill Coffee

Known for its lumberjack motif, this East Riverside staple serves Barrett’s Micro Roast coffee all day and night, along with beer, cider, and a variety of spirits infused in-house. Come for the meat-focused brunch and drink the day away.

Halcyon Coffee, Bar & Lounge

Part-coffee shop and part-bar, this downtown watering hole can satisfy all of your coffee and booze cravings at once. Serving a wide variety of cocktails, including both Long Island and Irish Coffee, Halcyon allows you to combine two of your favorite things without having to leave downtown.

Hops & Grain

Now serving Flat Track and Tweed coffees in their tap room, one of Austin’s favorite breweries now gives you an excuse to visit the east side complex even earlier in the day.

Bouldin Creek Café

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Thought of primarily as one of Austin’s best options for vegetarians, Bouldin Creek offers a massive range of coffee, tea, beer, wine, and cocktails, including the signature saketails. Regardless of what drink you order, make sure to grab some tofu scramble to pair it with.

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Quickie Pickie

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Grocery store/gastropub Quickie Pickie’s patio is one of the best places to drink in East Austin. Along with serving 25+ taps of local and national craft beer, Counter Culture coffee is proudly served when it’s not quite time for a pint.

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