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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.

As with all businesses right now, 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. Be sure to 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; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID 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.

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.

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

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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 all locations are open for indoor and outdoor services.

Coffee with a heart latte art at Epoch.
A drink at Epoch
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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.

A coffee drink from Sa-Ten
A coffee drink from Sa-Ten
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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. 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.

Civil Goat’s cold-brew pack
Civil Goat’s cold-brew pack
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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.

Coffee from Trianon
Coffee from Trianon
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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.

A coffee drink from Caffe Medici
A coffee drink from Caffe Medici
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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 like the Silk & Honey with spiced honey espresso and butternut squash-infused whey. 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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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 roastery, Flat Track, among others. The space is light and warm space, and friendly baristas will guide even the uninitiated through the latest and greatest trends in the coffee world. Brew and Brew also has its own sandwich shop, as well as 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 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. From the Ritual, a drink that changes often, expect something like 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. There is patio seating available.

A coffee drink and Veracruz tacos at Fleet Coffee
A coffee drink and Veracruz tacos at Fleet Coffee
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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 Texas-based Superthing, Flat Track, Wonderstate, among others, along with bites from Pueblo Viejo and Sour Duck.

Flitch Coffee
Flitch Coffee
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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.

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

The outdoor area at Radio
The outdoor area at Radio
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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 and there’s a second location on East 6th Street.

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.

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

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 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.

Cold brew and a latte at Barrett’s
Cold brew and a latte at Barrett’s
Barrett’s Coffee/Facebook

Epoch Coffee

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 all locations are open for indoor and outdoor services.

Coffee with a heart latte art at Epoch.
A drink at Epoch
Epoch Coffee/Facebook

Sa-Tén Coffee & Eats

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 and on-site services.

A coffee drink from Sa-Ten
A coffee drink from Sa-Ten
Sa-Ten/Facebook

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

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 are takeout services, along with indoor and outdoor seating areas.

Civil Goat’s cold-brew pack
Civil Goat’s cold-brew pack
Civil Goat Coffee/Facebook

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

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

Coffee from Trianon
Coffee from Trianon
Trianon/Facebook

Caffé Medici

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; 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.

A coffee drink from Caffe Medici
A coffee drink from Caffe Medici
Caffe Medici/Facebook

Try Hard Coffee Roasters

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 in the summer of 2021. Its expertly crafted coffees are made with house-roasted beans, and there are fun seasonal drinks like the Silk & Honey with spiced honey espresso and butternut squash-infused whey. 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
Try Hard Coffee Roasters [Official]

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 roastery, Flat Track, among others. The space is light and warm space, and friendly baristas will guide even the uninitiated through the latest and greatest trends in the coffee world. Brew and Brew also has its own sandwich shop, as well as 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 are indoor and patio areas.

Fleet Coffee Co.

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 creative caffeinated drinks. From the Ritual, a drink that changes often, expect something like 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. There is patio seating available.

A coffee drink and Veracruz tacos at Fleet Coffee
A coffee drink and Veracruz tacos at Fleet Coffee
Fleet Coffee/Facebook

Flitch Coffee

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, Wonderstate, among others, along with bites from Pueblo Viejo and Sour Duck.

Flitch Coffee
Flitch Coffee
Flitch Coffee/Facebook

Greater Goods Coffee Roasting Co.

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 are open for on-site services, including patios.

Espresso and sparkling water from Greater Goods
Espresso and sparkling water from Greater Goods
Greater Goods Coffee/Facebook

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.