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20 Excellent Coffee Shops in Austin

Find frothy espresso drinks, deep black cold brews, and big patios at these essential caffeinating destinations

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Coffee is the fundamental fuel that Austinites run on. It's necessary for work, study, and play. To help guide you to your desired caffeine destination, Eater Austin put together this handy map highlighting the best of the best area cafes offering great coffee, fun lattes, reinvigorating cold brews, and great patios.

For other morning needs, browse through Austin's best breakfasts and baked goods spots.

As with all businesses, be sure to call ahead to make sure each restaurant is still open or if there are updates on current offerings and service models, as things are changing constantly. Wear a mask, tip well, and if you’re ordering delivery, try to order directly from the restaurants themselves.

Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; the latest data about the delta variant indicates that it may pose a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Barrett's Coffee

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713 W St Johns Ave
Austin, TX 78752
(512) 677-7667
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The Crestview coffee shop and roastery is open for takeout, patio service, and coffee bean/cold-brew growler delivery services. There’s an array of espresso drinks, including a chocolate-orange blossom latte, iced coffees, matcha, and chai.

Cold brew and a latte at Barrett’s
Cold brew and a latte at Barrett’s
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2. Epoch Coffee

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221 W North Loop Blvd
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 454-3762
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This North Loop institution has a good patio, coffee (including that sweet house-made mojo), pastries, and snacks. There are two other locations: West Anderson Lane and Far West Boulevard. Pickup orders can be placed in person, and there are larger delivery orders available.

Coffee with a heart latte art at Epoch
A drink at Epoch
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3. Sa-Tén Coffee & Eats

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4917 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 840-0090
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Both locations of the Japanese-inspired cafe (the other on Springdale Road) are serving up espresso drinks alongside the saifa (its take on Vietnamese coffee), plus cold brew, for pickups, deliveries, and on-site services.

A coffee drink from Sa-Ten
A coffee drink from Sa-Ten
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4. Houndstooth Coffee

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4200 N Lamar Blvd Ste 120
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 531-9417
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This espresso-focused coffee bar is heaven for hardcore coffee nerds around town. The rotating selections of beans are highlighted by simple and well-executed preparation. All four locations (the others in downtown, East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, and Rock Rose) feature clean and welcoming designs, as well as a great selection of tools to take home-brewing to the next level. Along with espresso drinks, there are beans, gallon cold brews, iced coffees, and hot coffees, and alternative milks (almond, oat, soy). Pickup orders can be placed online or in person, and there’s outdoor seating.

5. Civil Goat Coffee

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3423 Guadalupe St
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 792-9929
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The Drag location of the coffee shop features coffee, espresso, and house cold-brew, alongside a daytime menu. Head to the original location out in the far west Austin to catch a glimpse of mascot goat Butters. There’s takeout services, along with indoor and outdoor seating areas.

Civil Goat’s cold-brew pack
Civil Goat’s cold-brew pack
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6. Thunderbird Coffee

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2200 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722
(512) 472-9900
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The Cherrywood coffee shop offers a fun latte selection from blueberry-lavender to yuzu-Thai basil, among other coffee drinks and teas. Orders can be placed online or in person, and the patio is open.

7. Trianon Coffee

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3654 Bee Cave Rd suite a
Austin, TX 78746
(512) 328-4033
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The classic Westlake coffee shop left its old digs for a new home on Bee Cave Road, bearing all sorts of coffees from single-origin to microlots, and bites from Rosen’s Bagels, Tacodeli, and Quack’s. Pickup orders can be placed online or in person, and the cafe is open for on-site services.

Coffee from Trianon
Coffee from Trianon
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8. Caffé Medici

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1101 W Lynn St
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 524-5049
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This longtime Austin coffee shop has numerous branches around town, all of which are open for takeout and on-site services (with patios). The original Clarksville branch has a warm and homey vibe. Pickup orders can be placed in person.

A coffee drink from Caffe Medici
A coffee drink from Caffe Medici
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9. Try Hard Coffee Roasters

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1115 E 11th St
Austin, TX 78702

Austin’s newer coffee shop is back after a major revamp. Still available are its expertly crafted coffees made with its house-roasted beans as well as fun coffee-based drinks like the Dream Pop with cold brew and an orange-lemon-coriander shrub. Plus the expanded food menu means there are all sorts of tacos, loaded toasts, and more. There are takeout, contactless pickup, and on-site services, with patio space.

A spread at Try Hard
A spread at Try Hard
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10. Figure 8 Coffee Purveyors

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1111 Chicon St.
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 825-7867
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This small Central East Austin coffee shop serves up its own roasted beans, along with other craft roasters. To-go orders can be placed in person, the patio is open for on-site services, and there are shippable coffee beans available through its website.

11. Cuatro Gato

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310 Colorado St
Austin, TX 78701

The downtown Mexican coffee shop features drinks made with beans sourced from Mexico. Of note is the Dirty Coroazon drink, made with cacao and espresso. Plus there are arepas from the Arepa Dealers. To-go coffee orders can be made in person, and there’s indoor and patio seating available.

12. Wright Bros. Brew and Brew

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500 San Marcos St #105
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 655-3442
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The East Austin coffee shop and beer bar has a simple, elegant menu of Aeropress, drip, and espresso, featuring beans from the co-owners roastery Flat Track among others. The light, warm space, and friendly baristas will help even those who don’t care about the latest and greatest trends in the coffee world. The promise of fresh Rosen’s Bagels and Swedish Hill pastries. The team also runs Flat Track, Better Half, and Little Brother, all of which offer similarly excellent coffee menus. Pickup orders can be placed online or in-person and there is patio seating.

13. Fleet Coffee Co.

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2427 Webberville Rd
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 212-7174
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Shake things up with espresso at Fleet, where, along with coffee, espresso, and lattes, the tiny coffee shop specializes in special caffeinated drinks. The oft-changing the Ritual is now an Oreo-flavored cortado served with the actual cookie. Even better: there are tacos from Veracruz All Natural and pastries from Sour Duck Market. To-go orders can be placed in person or over the phone.

A coffee drink and Veracruz tacos at Fleet Coffee
A coffee drink and Veracruz tacos at Fleet Coffee
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14. Flitch Coffee

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641 Tillery St
Austin, TX 78702

The east side coffee shop is set up in a vintage trailer with plenty of outdoor seating. Beans come from Texas-based Superthing, Flat Track, Onyx Lab, among others, along with bites from Pueblo Viejo, Andy K’s Donuts, and Texas French Bread.

Flitch Coffee
Flitch Coffee
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15. Greater Goods Coffee Roasting Co.

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2501 E 5th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 382-9857
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The Dripping Springs-based coffee roasters opened up a cafe in Austin proper with a charitable bent: the coffee roasts support various local nonprofits like Austin Pets Alive and the Central Texas Food Bank. The airy cafe, complete with Wi-Fi, even features a training lab with tastings and classes. Pickup orders can be placed online or in person, there are shippable beans, and the cafes have reopened for on-site services, including patios.

Espresso and sparkling water from Greater Goods
Espresso and sparkling water from Greater Goods
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16. Patika

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2159 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 535-3955
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Come to Patika's South Lamar cafe for the coffee, stay for the wine, beer, house-made baked goods (think carrot cake s'mores, root beer float cookies, and peach amaretto pecan doughnuts), and hearty breakfast/lunch/brunch dishes. To-go orders are placed online or in person with contactless service. There are indoor and patio areas.

17. Radio Coffee & Beer

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4208 Manchaca Rd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 217-1160
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South Austin’s cafe and bar features good coffee, lots of outdoor space, and a whole lot of parking. For food, there are famed food trucks: Veracruz All Natural (tacos), Dee Dee (Thai), and Da Boot (po’ boys). To-go orders can be placed online or in person, and the patio is available for on-site services.

The outdoor area at Radio
The outdoor area at Radio
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18. Cafe Nena'i

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1700 Montopolis Dr Ste A
Austin, TX 78741

The South American bakery focuses on espresso drinks, which pair well with its sweets and empanadas. Pickup orders can be placed online or through text messages to (512) 387-0962.

19. Plaza Colombian Coffee

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3842 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 825-0738
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The Colombian coffee shop and bakery features coffee beans from the South American country, as well as its special sweet ice-blended coffee drink endulzado, plus juices made with fruits like lulo and passionfruit as well as all sorts of sweets, empanadas, and arepas. To-go orders can be made in person (there’s a drive-thru) or online. The patio reopened as well.

A latte from Plaza Colombian Coffee
A latte from Plaza Colombian Coffee
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20. Spokesman

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440 E Saint Elmo Rd Ste A-2
Austin, TX

The further South Austin mega-bike-friendly cafe is full of house-roasted coffee, draft beer, and pastries. To-go orders can be placed in person (two additional locations in Highland and North Austin), there are shippable beans, and all cafes have on-site services with outdoor areas.

An iced mint latte from Spokesman
An iced mint latte from Spokesman
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1. Barrett's Coffee

713 W St Johns Ave, Austin, TX 78752
Cold brew and a latte at Barrett’s
Cold brew and a latte at Barrett’s
Barrett’s Coffee/Facebook

The Crestview coffee shop and roastery is open for takeout, patio service, and coffee bean/cold-brew growler delivery services. There’s an array of espresso drinks, including a chocolate-orange blossom latte, iced coffees, matcha, and chai.

713 W St Johns Ave
Austin, TX 78752

2. Epoch Coffee

221 W North Loop Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
Coffee with a heart latte art at Epoch
A drink at Epoch
Epoch Coffee/Facebook

This North Loop institution has a good patio, coffee (including that sweet house-made mojo), pastries, and snacks. There are two other locations: West Anderson Lane and Far West Boulevard. Pickup orders can be placed in person, and there are larger delivery orders available.

221 W North Loop Blvd
Austin, TX 78751

3. Sa-Tén Coffee & Eats

4917 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
A coffee drink from Sa-Ten
A coffee drink from Sa-Ten
Sa-Ten/Facebook

Both locations of the Japanese-inspired cafe (the other on Springdale Road) are serving up espresso drinks alongside the saifa (its take on Vietnamese coffee), plus cold brew, for pickups, deliveries, and on-site services.

4917 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX 78751

4. Houndstooth Coffee

4200 N Lamar Blvd Ste 120, Austin, TX 78756

This espresso-focused coffee bar is heaven for hardcore coffee nerds around town. The rotating selections of beans are highlighted by simple and well-executed preparation. All four locations (the others in downtown, East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, and Rock Rose) feature clean and welcoming designs, as well as a great selection of tools to take home-brewing to the next level. Along with espresso drinks, there are beans, gallon cold brews, iced coffees, and hot coffees, and alternative milks (almond, oat, soy). Pickup orders can be placed online or in person, and there’s outdoor seating.

4200 N Lamar Blvd Ste 120
Austin, TX 78756

5. Civil Goat Coffee

3423 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705
Civil Goat’s cold-brew pack
Civil Goat’s cold-brew pack
Civil Goat Coffee/Facebook

The Drag location of the coffee shop features coffee, espresso, and house cold-brew, alongside a daytime menu. Head to the original location out in the far west Austin to catch a glimpse of mascot goat Butters. There’s takeout services, along with indoor and outdoor seating areas.

3423 Guadalupe St
Austin, TX 78705

6. Thunderbird Coffee

2200 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722

The Cherrywood coffee shop offers a fun latte selection from blueberry-lavender to yuzu-Thai basil, among other coffee drinks and teas. Orders can be placed online or in person, and the patio is open.

2200 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722

7. Trianon Coffee

3654 Bee Cave Rd suite a, Austin, TX 78746
Coffee from Trianon
Coffee from Trianon
Trianon/Facebook

The classic Westlake coffee shop left its old digs for a new home on Bee Cave Road, bearing all sorts of coffees from single-origin to microlots, and bites from Rosen’s Bagels, Tacodeli, and Quack’s. Pickup orders can be placed online or in person, and the cafe is open for on-site services.

3654 Bee Cave Rd suite a
Austin, TX 78746

8. Caffé Medici

1101 W Lynn St, Austin, TX 78703
A coffee drink from Caffe Medici
A coffee drink from Caffe Medici
Caffe Medici/Facebook

This longtime Austin coffee shop has numerous branches around town, all of which are open for takeout and on-site services (with patios). The original Clarksville branch has a warm and homey vibe. Pickup orders can be placed in person.

1101 W Lynn St
Austin, TX 78703

9. Try Hard Coffee Roasters

1115 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702
A spread at Try Hard
A spread at Try Hard
Try Hard Coffee Roasters [Official]

Austin’s newer coffee shop is back after a major revamp. Still available are its expertly crafted coffees made with its house-roasted beans as well as fun coffee-based drinks like the Dream Pop with cold brew and an orange-lemon-coriander shrub. Plus the expanded food menu means there are all sorts of tacos, loaded toasts, and more. There are takeout, contactless pickup, and on-site services, with patio space.

1115 E 11th St
Austin, TX 78702

10. Figure 8 Coffee Purveyors

1111 Chicon St., Austin, TX 78702

This small Central East Austin coffee shop serves up its own roasted beans, along with other craft roasters. To-go orders can be placed in person, the patio is open for on-site services, and there are shippable coffee beans available through its website.

1111 Chicon St.
Austin, TX 78702

11. Cuatro Gato

310 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701

The downtown Mexican coffee shop features drinks made with beans sourced from Mexico. Of note is the Dirty Coroazon drink, made with cacao and espresso. Plus there are arepas from the Arepa Dealers. To-go coffee orders can be made in person, and there’s indoor and patio seating available.

310 Colorado St
Austin, TX 78701

12. Wright Bros. Brew and Brew

500 San Marcos St #105, Austin, TX 78702

The East Austin coffee shop and beer bar has a simple, elegant menu of Aeropress, drip, and espresso, featuring beans from the co-owners roastery Flat Track among others. The light, warm space, and friendly baristas will help even those who don’t care about the latest and greatest trends in the coffee world. The promise of fresh Rosen’s Bagels and Swedish Hill pastries. The team also runs Flat Track, Better Half, and Little Brother, all of which offer similarly excellent coffee menus. Pickup orders can be placed online or in-person and there is patio seating.

500 San Marcos St #105
Austin, TX 78702

13. Fleet Coffee Co.

2427 Webberville Rd, Austin, TX 78702
A coffee drink and Veracruz tacos at Fleet Coffee
A coffee drink and Veracruz tacos at Fleet Coffee
Fleet Coffee/Facebook

Shake things up with espresso at Fleet, where, along with coffee, espresso, and lattes, the tiny coffee shop specializes in special caffeinated drinks. The oft-changing the Ritual is now an Oreo-flavored cortado served with the actual cookie. Even better: there are tacos from Veracruz All Natural and pastries from Sour Duck Market. To-go orders can be placed in person or over the phone.

2427 Webberville Rd
Austin, TX 78702

14. Flitch Coffee

641 Tillery St, Austin, TX 78702
Flitch Coffee
Flitch Coffee
Flitch Coffee/Facebook

The east side coffee shop is set up in a vintage trailer with plenty of outdoor seating. Beans come from Texas-based Superthing, Flat Track, Onyx Lab, among others, along with bites from Pueblo Viejo, Andy K’s Donuts, and Texas French Bread.

641 Tillery St
Austin, TX 78702

15. Greater Goods Coffee Roasting Co.

2501 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78702
Espresso and sparkling water from Greater Goods
Espresso and sparkling water from Greater Goods
Greater Goods Coffee/Facebook

The Dripping Springs-based coffee roasters opened up a cafe in Austin proper with a charitable bent: the coffee roasts support various local nonprofits like Austin Pets Alive and the Central Texas Food Bank. The airy cafe, complete with Wi-Fi, even features a training lab with tastings and classes. Pickup orders can be placed online or in person, there are shippable beans, and the cafes have reopened for on-site services, including patios.

2501 E 5th St
Austin, TX 78702

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16. Patika

2159 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

Come to Patika's South Lamar cafe for the coffee, stay for the wine, beer, house-made baked goods (think carrot cake s'mores, root beer float cookies, and peach amaretto pecan doughnuts), and hearty breakfast/lunch/brunch dishes. To-go orders are placed online or in person with contactless service. There are indoor and patio areas.

2159 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

17. Radio Coffee & Beer

4208 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78704
The outdoor area at Radio
The outdoor area at Radio
Radio Coffee/Facebook

South Austin’s cafe and bar features good coffee, lots of outdoor space, and a whole lot of parking. For food, there are famed food trucks: Veracruz All Natural (tacos), Dee Dee (Thai), and Da Boot (po’ boys). To-go orders can be placed online or in person, and the patio is available for on-site services.

4208 Manchaca Rd
Austin, TX 78704

18. Cafe Nena'i

1700 Montopolis Dr Ste A, Austin, TX 78741

The South American bakery focuses on espresso drinks, which pair well with its sweets and empanadas. Pickup orders can be placed online or through text messages to (512) 387-0962.

1700 Montopolis Dr Ste A
Austin, TX 78741

19. Plaza Colombian Coffee

3842 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
A latte from Plaza Colombian Coffee
A latte from Plaza Colombian Coffee
Plaza Colombian Coffee/Facebook

The Colombian coffee shop and bakery features coffee beans from the South American country, as well as its special sweet ice-blended coffee drink endulzado, plus juices made with fruits like lulo and passionfruit as well as all sorts of sweets, empanadas, and arepas. To-go orders can be made in person (there’s a drive-thru) or online. The patio reopened as well.

3842 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704

20. Spokesman

440 E Saint Elmo Rd Ste A-2, Austin, TX
An iced mint latte from Spokesman
An iced mint latte from Spokesman
Spokesman/Facebook

The further South Austin mega-bike-friendly cafe is full of house-roasted coffee, draft beer, and pastries. To-go orders can be placed in person (two additional locations in Highland and North Austin), there are shippable beans, and all cafes have on-site services with outdoor areas.

440 E Saint Elmo Rd Ste A-2
Austin, TX

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