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The 23 Best Coffee Shops in Austin You Need To Try

Looking for a great cup of coffee in Austin? This go-to guide will help you discover the top places in Austin to grab a hot or cold brew. You’ll find everything from quiet workplaces to a lively atmosphere with live music and community events.

Known as one of the best food scenes in the country, Austin delivers the goods when it comes to coffeehouses too. Great coffee isn’t hard to find in Austin coffee shops. From the east side to South Austin, you’ll discover American classics like Americanos and lattes to Japanese and Mexican-inspired options.  Whether you’re looking for a nitro cold brew, stunning vistas, or a connoisseur experience, Austin has it. Dive into a world of roasted flavor and check out the best coffee shops and tea houses in Austin, Texas.

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1. Levercraft

3307 Oak Springs Dr

Owner Eric opened up Levercraft in an airstream trailer he built himself. An espresso aficionado, Eric has restored vintage espresso machines for years and many of these delightful tools are displayed around the coffee shop. Try the Freddo, which is a nitro cold brew with whipped milk dolloped on top. For something more refreshing, try the espresso lemonade, which is two shots of espresso, soda water, and fresh lemon juice concentrate.

2. Cup & Leaf

https://shop.cupandleaf.com/
1700 E. 2nd St, Suite A, Austin, TX 78702

This newcomer to Austin’s East Side is all about tea. Black tea, green tea, white tea, chai tea, tisanes … you name it, they’ve got it. Owned by husband-and-wife team Nat and Cosette (and their dog Pepper), Cup & Leaf sources loose-leaf tea from all over the world. With a modern look and mellow vibe, this is the ideal spot to grab a cup of organic tea and sip while you take advantage of the outdoor seating (for you and your pooch) and the free Wi-Fi.

3. Radio Coffee & Beer

http://radiocoffeeandbeer.com
4208 Manchaca Rd
Radio is an award-winning coffeehouse and one of the local favorites. The shop features a lively atmosphere with live music and fun activities like trivia to keep you engaged in the community. If all the hub-bub makes you hungry, grab a snack from Veracruz All Natural or some Asian street food from Dee Dee Thai — all without leaving the coffeehouse.

4. Mozart’s Coffee

http://mozartscoffee.com/coffee/
3825 Lake Austin Blvd
Mozart’s coffee is arguably the prettiest place to grab a cup of coffee or tea in Austin. The café is located right on the Lake Austin shoreline and features a stunning outdoor deck where you can enjoy a tasty latte or espresso. The coffee shop also features lightning fast and free wifi Internet so you can get work done surrounded by the stunning nature of Texas.

5. Seventh Flag Coffee

http://www.seventhflagcoffee.com
1506 S 1st St
Seventh Flag Coffee delivers tasty brews in a cozy and homey setting. The coffeehouse was established in a former bungalow and features plenty of cozy corners and relaxing areas to get work done and unwind. The friendly baristas can whip up everything from classic French press coffees to fancy espresso drinks.

best coffee shops in austin: coffee grinds6. Cherrywood Coffeehouse

http://cherrywoodcoffeehouse.com
1400 E 38th 1/2 St
Cherrywood doubles as a coffee shop and bar with dozens of coffee options and 24 beers on tap. This coffee shop is all about the community vibe and strives to provide opportunities for people to come together and share experiences. Check out the free yoga classes every Monday through Friday or swing on by in the afternoons and evenings for live music in the outdoor seating area. You can also gather your friends and head over on the weekend for a tasty brunch menu from 10 am to 3 pm.

7. Houndstooth Coffee

https://www.houndstoothcoffee.com
4200 N Lamar Blvd Ste 120 | 401 Congress Ave Suite 100C | 2823 E MLK Jr. Blvd Suite 101 | 11501 Rock Rose Suite 118
Houndstooth Coffee is a connoisseurs dream. This coffee shop serves up excellence with highly trained baristas and quality roasts for the tastiest cup you’ll ever have. The baristas are all trained by professionals and thought leaders in the industry. Training is ongoing so you can always stay ahead of the trends and try the latest inventions right here. While the coffee shop offers an exquisite experience, it isn’t elitist. The baristas are friendly and welcoming and the tight-knit community of regulars is always happy to indulge newcomers.

8. Cenote

http://cenoteaustin.com
1010 E Cesar Chavez St | 6214 Cameron Road
Cenote offers a wide range of beverages from beer and wine to coffee. The coffeehouse offers several locally-sourced roasts including some from Merit Coffee. Try the nitro cold brew or opt for the exquisite house-made chai.

9. Fleet Coffee

http://www.fleetcoffee.com
2427 Webberville Rd
Fleet Coffee helps satisfy a caffeine craving and takes things up a notch with Spanish influences. You can grab food including breakfast tacos from Veracruz All Natural on site. The coffeehouse also sells pastries from Sour Duck Market and blends unique items such as tonic water and fruit juices with their coffees.

best coffee shops in austin: coffee beans10. Caffe Medici

https://caffemedici.com
1100 South Lamar Blvd | 804 Congress St #101 | 200 Congress Ave #2B | 2222B Guadalupe St | 1101 West Lynn
Caffe Medici is an Austin staple. The coffeehouse features five different locations, making it easy to grab a cup from your favorite coffee enthusiasts. Each location features coffee education sessions where you can learn more about your favorite drinks and how they’re made. Caffe Medici also makes it easy to grab a coffee when you’re in a hurry with walk-up and drive-thru windows.

11. Figure 8 Coffee Purveyors

http://www.figure8coffeepurveyors.com
1111 Chicon St
Figure 8 serves up coffee from their in-house roasters as well as other roasters including Heart Coffee and Kuma Coffee. The coffee shop is small and only has a few seating options so it’s best to get here early.

12. Cuvée Coffee

https://cuveecoffee.com
2000 E 6th St
Cuvée Coffee is famous for it’s nitro cold brew. The process involves charging a regular cup of coffee with a blast of nitrogen to create a rich, creamy foam. This coffee shop is also an excellent place for coworking and work events as you can rent out the entire coffee bar.

13. Wright Bros. Brew & Brew

https://www.thebrewandbrew.com/
500 San Marcos Street #105
Like Cherrywood, this coffee shop located in East Austin also serves up tasty beers, making it the perfect spot to grab a brew. Here you’ll find pourovers, craft beers, and caffeine brews from a constantly rotating selection of coffee roasters including Flat Track Coffee. In addition to beverages, you can snack on Rosen’s bagels and other pastries while enjoying a hot or iced coffee.

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http://thunderbirdcoffee.com/coffee
1401 Koenig Ln | 2200 Manor Rd
Thunderbird coffee is all about quality and high standards. The coffeehouse only serves coffees that are sourced directly from farmers. The result is high-quality coffee that is produced with sustainable methods and ethical practices. The owners ensure baristas receive ongoing training so that they can brew coffee in a way that exemplifies different flavors and characteristics.

15. Mañana

http://mananaaustin.com
1603 S Congress Ave
Mañana serves up tasty roasted from Cuvée Coffee and high-quality teas from Kusmi. This coffeehouse makes it easy for vegans with oat milk and locally made nut milk alternatives. Socially-conscious consumers will also relish the fact that all the coffee is sourced from direct-trade arrangements.

16. Sa-Tén

https://www.sa-ten.com
916 Springdale Rd | 4917 Airport Blvd
Austin eateries love combining cultures and tastes to produce new creations that will delight customers. Sa-Tén combines classic coffeehouse culture with Japanese influence for a delicious coffee experience. Snack on Asian treats from kimchi and rice-based dishes to salmon toast. In true Japanese fashion, you can find a high-quality matcha green tea here and savor the cultural experience.

17. Bennu Coffee

http://www.bennucoffee.com
2001 E MLK Blvd | 515 South Congress Ave
Bennu Coffee is there for you when you need a cup of coffee at 2 am. This coffee shop is open 24/7 and is a local hot spot for coworking Austinites and visitors alike. The coffeehouse features both indoor and outdoor seating with large tables so you can spread out and get work done. Hit up this Austin hot spot for a last minute study session or settle into the quiet environment for some remote work.

18. Patika

http://www.patikacoffee.com/coffee
2159 S Lamar Blvd
Patika is one of the best coffee shops in Austin and started off as a food truck coffee shop in downtown Austin. As their success grew, the company moved into a permanent location in the South Austin area. The restaurant serves up delicious breakfasts and classic coffee roasts. Try the biscuits and gravy or opt for something sweet with a tasty mocha or caramel cappuccino.

19. Flitch Coffee

http://www.flitchcoffee.com
641 Tillery St
The founder and owner of Flitch coffee, Erica Foster, combined two of her passions into one epic coffee shop. The term “flitch” refers to a slab of wood cut from a log. The owner takes fallen logs in the Austin area and turns them into stunning works of art and functional pieces. You’ll find many of these pieces at Flitch coffee, which is housed in a vintage Spartan trailer. You can get freshly brewed coffee here from roasters that include Onyx Lab, Wild Gift, Kickapoo Coffee Roasters, and Evocation Coffee Roasters.

20. Epoch Coffee

http://epochcoffee.com
221 W North Loop Blvd | 2700 W Anderson Ln #409 | 3900 Far West Blvd | 111 Sandra Muraida Way Suite 101
Epoch Coffee offers tasty hot coffees, cold brew coffee, and teas along with a daily assortment of pastries and breakfast tacos. Enjoy the cozy and artistic décor at a table inside or soak in the sun with your furry friend outside on the patio.
Best of all, the Epoch Coffee location on North Loop is open 24/7 so you can get a cup of coffee anytime you need that extra boost.

21. Lucky Lab Coffee Co

http://www.luckylabcoffee.com
2421 San Antonio St
Austin is famous for its food scene and delicious food trucks. The vibrant city delivers a delightful coffee trailer with the Lucky Lab Coffee Co.
On the menu, you’ll find classic American favorites from drip coffee and iced coffee to espresso and cappuccino. Their beans come from local roaster Third Coast Coffee and you can find the truck near the Urban Outfitters.

22. Alfred

https://alfred.la
111 E Cesar Chavez St
Alfred is a Los Angeles coffee house that has set up shop in Austin, Texas. Located in the Line Hotel, this was the first out-of-state location for the coffee brand, which now features locations in Tokyo as well. Their trademarked logo says it all “but first, coffee”. Here, you’ll find great coffee made with Stumptown beans along with popular teas such as matcha.

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