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18 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. Plus, cafes offer the perfect places to procrastinate, putter around, and people-watch with caffeine and great food in hand while dining outdoors. 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.

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Barrett's Coffee

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

Epoch Coffee

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This North Loop institution has a good patio, coffee (including that sweet house-made mojo), pastries, snacks, and it’s open 24/7 again. There are two other locations: West Anderson Lane and Far West Boulevard (though these don’t have all-day hours). Pickup orders can be placed in person or online for Far West and West Anderson, and all locations are open for indoor and outdoor services.

Sa-Tén Coffee & Eats

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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 and on-site services.

Houndstooth Coffee

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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 indoor and outdoor seating.

Civil Goat Coffee

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

Terrible Love

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This tiny coffee truck has a passionate fan base. Located at Oddwood Brewing near Cherrywood, it serves up a simple but mighty menu of coffee drinks, including pour overs, cold brew, and matcha lattes. It has takeout services and outdoor seating.

Trianon Coffee

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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 in person, and the cafe is open for on-site services.

Caffé Medici

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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; the downtown pickup window is handy for quick-service coffee and an outdoor seating area. Pickup orders can be placed in person; many include outdoor and indoor areas.

Try Hard Coffee Roasters

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Austin’s newer coffee shop is back after a major revamp in the summer of 2021. Its expertly crafted coffees are made with house-roasted beans, and there are fun seasonal drinks. Plus the expanded food menu means there are all sorts of tacos, loaded toasts, and more. There are takeout and on-site services (pickup orders can be placed online) with patio space.

Figure 8 Coffee Purveyors

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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, there are indoor and outdoor on-site services, and there are shippable coffee beans available through its website.

Wright Bros. Brew and Brew

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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’s roastery, Flat Track, among others. The space underwent a revamp, but still remains light and warm, and friendly baristas will guide even the uninitiated through the latest and greatest trends in the coffee world. Food-wise, there are sandwiches and bagels, 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 are indoor and patio areas.

Fleet Coffee Co.

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Shake things up with espresso at Fleet, where, along with coffee, espresso, and lattes, the tiny coffee shop specializes in creative caffeinated drinks. The Ritual, is a drink that changes often, and recently is made with churro cereal-infused whole milk with a pan de polvo cookie. . Even better: there are tacos from Veracruz All Natural and pastries from Sour Duck Market. The cafe has a second location in Tarrytown. To-go orders can be placed in person or over the phone. There is patio seating available.

Flitch Coffee

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The east side coffee shop is set up in a vintage trailer with plenty of outdoor seating. Beans come from Austin roaster Creature Coffee Roaster, Houston-based Greenway Coffee, among others, along with bites from Pueblo Viejo and Sour Duck.

Greater Goods Coffee Roasting Co.

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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 are open for on-site services, including patios.

Come to Patika's South Lamar cafe for the coffee, stay for the wine, beer, house-made baked goods (think chocolate-banana-graham muffins, peach-vanilla scones, sour cream and onion biscuits), and hearty breakfast/lunch/brunch dishes. To-go orders are placed online or in person. There are indoor and patio areas.

Radio Coffee & Beer

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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 Briscuits (barbecue and biscuits). To-go orders can be placed online or in person, and there are indoor and outdoor on-site services.

Cafe Nena'i

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The South American bakery focuses on espresso drinks, which pair well with its sweets and empanadas. Pickup orders can be placed online.

Spokesman

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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 indoor and outdoor areas.

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Barrett's Coffee

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

Epoch Coffee

This North Loop institution has a good patio, coffee (including that sweet house-made mojo), pastries, snacks, and it’s open 24/7 again. There are two other locations: West Anderson Lane and Far West Boulevard (though these don’t have all-day hours). Pickup orders can be placed in person or online for Far West and West Anderson, and all locations are open for indoor and outdoor services.

Sa-Tén Coffee & Eats

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 and on-site services.

Houndstooth Coffee

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 indoor and outdoor seating.

Civil Goat Coffee

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

Terrible Love

This tiny coffee truck has a passionate fan base. Located at Oddwood Brewing near Cherrywood, it serves up a simple but mighty menu of coffee drinks, including pour overs, cold brew, and matcha lattes. It has takeout services and outdoor seating.

Trianon Coffee

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 in person, and the cafe is open for on-site services.

Caffé Medici

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; the downtown pickup window is handy for quick-service coffee and an outdoor seating area. Pickup orders can be placed in person; many include outdoor and indoor areas.

Try Hard Coffee Roasters

Austin’s newer coffee shop is back after a major revamp in the summer of 2021. Its expertly crafted coffees are made with house-roasted beans, and there are fun seasonal drinks. Plus the expanded food menu means there are all sorts of tacos, loaded toasts, and more. There are takeout and on-site services (pickup orders can be placed online) with patio space.

Figure 8 Coffee Purveyors

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, there are indoor and outdoor on-site services, and there are shippable coffee beans available through its website.

Wright Bros. Brew and Brew

The East Austin coffee shop and beer bar has a simple, elegant menu of Aeropress, drip, and espresso, featuring beans from the co-owners’s roastery, Flat Track, among others. The space underwent a revamp, but still remains light and warm, and friendly baristas will guide even the uninitiated through the latest and greatest trends in the coffee world. Food-wise, there are sandwiches and bagels, 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 are indoor and patio areas.

Fleet Coffee Co.

Shake things up with espresso at Fleet, where, along with coffee, espresso, and lattes, the tiny coffee shop specializes in creative caffeinated drinks. The Ritual, is a drink that changes often, and recently is made with churro cereal-infused whole milk with a pan de polvo cookie. . Even better: there are tacos from Veracruz All Natural and pastries from Sour Duck Market. The cafe has a second location in Tarrytown. To-go orders can be placed in person or over the phone. There is patio seating available.

Flitch Coffee

The east side coffee shop is set up in a vintage trailer with plenty of outdoor seating. Beans come from Austin roaster Creature Coffee Roaster, Houston-based Greenway Coffee, among others, along with bites from Pueblo Viejo and Sour Duck.

Greater Goods Coffee Roasting Co.

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 are open for on-site services, including patios.

Patika

Come to Patika's South Lamar cafe for the coffee, stay for the wine, beer, house-made baked goods (think chocolate-banana-graham muffins, peach-vanilla scones, sour cream and onion biscuits), and hearty breakfast/lunch/brunch dishes. To-go orders are placed online or in person. There are indoor and patio areas.

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Radio Coffee & Beer

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 Briscuits (barbecue and biscuits). To-go orders can be placed online or in person, and there are indoor and outdoor on-site services.

Cafe Nena'i

The South American bakery focuses on espresso drinks, which pair well with its sweets and empanadas. Pickup orders can be placed online.

Spokesman

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 indoor and outdoor areas.

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