Latte from Halcyon
Latte from Halcyon
Austin has an animated coffee house culture, demonstrated by the many dynamic coffee house options thriving all over town.  Whether you’re looking for a place to spend some quality time with friends, an inspiring atmosphere to get some work done, or just a delicious jolt of caffeine, you’ve come to the right city.  Here are ten java joints you really shouldn’t miss:


Spiderhouse is an Austin favorite with a gritty, dark atmosphere that is rescued from feeling dingy by its hodge-podge of intriguing decorations and its undeniable aura of cool.  Indoor and outdoor seating, feee Wi-Fi, a full bar (happy hour 7am-7pm!), good food, a variety of espresso concoctions, and unbeatable people-watching make Spider House a good place to spend some quality time.


Halcyon is a tasteful downtown coffeehouse by day and a chic bar & lounge by night.  They offer delicious food and fun desserts, like do-it-yourself s’mores.  Open til 2AM, DJs on weekends, free wireless, occasional art openings, and a funky chill atmosphere define this downtown retreat.  Great for business lunches, happy hour, dates, catching up with friends, or getting some work done on your laptop.


Epoch is open 24 hours and boasts a motley crew of regulars at any time of day.  They offer free wireless, indoor and outdoor seating, a few food options, and delicious coffee.  It’s a great place to hang out with friends, read a book, draw some portraits, or, if all else fails, sit and drink good coffee.


Progress is a cool hangout near I-35 with delicious food and drinks and a true Austin atmosphere worth spending some time in.  Check out the poetry readings, live music, and local artists!

Little City

Little City is a favorite downtown coffee shop with premium coffee that also serves fantastic lunch and select beers and wines (happy hour weekdays 5-7pm!).  They have free wi-fi and are ideal for a quick coffee break or a long lunch.

Bouldin Creek

Bouldin Creek is a truly Austin-spirited coffee house and café that cooks up some of the best vegetarian and vegan food from scratch and offers breakfast all day.  They also serve locally roasted, organic, fair-trade coffee, beer and wine, and sake lemonade.  Free internet, indoor and outdoor seating, happy hour every day 3-7pm, and tasty vegan treats make Bouldin the ideal Austin hangout.


Pacha is a family-owned Austin original serving organic and fair-trade coffee.  They have truly delicious drinks and food and thrilling, organic, homemade pies!   They also host live music regularly and perpetuate a socially responsible attitude that represents the heart of Austin. 


Flipnotics makes delicious drinks from their fair trade, organic, and locally roasted coffee.  They also serve delectable sweets and provide a funky venue for local musicians and artists.  If you’re in the mood for a jolting treat, try a Flips’ Frappe!


Mozart’s offers gourmet coffee and sweets in a more upscale environment.  Free wireless internet is available, along with beautiful lake views and numerous indoor and outdoor seating options.  Live music occasionally graces their spacious outdoor deck; check the “Music” tab on their website for the latest schedule!

Dominican Joe

Dominican Joe is a great locally owned Coffee Shop that supports education and economic development in the Dominican Republic.  They have free internet, delicious treats (including vegan options), and excellent coffee.  It’s a great place to study or catch up with a friend.

Enjoy, and keep exploring!

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