Below you’ll find 15 of our go-to coffee shops that are scattered throughout the city, but, they’re not just places to get your caffeine fix. They’re also great WFH options, community centers, live music venues and Instagrammable hotspots.Less
Situated in a tiny old home off of West Fifth Street, this scratch bakery and coffee shop is slinging some of the city’s best baked goods, including plenty of cookies, scones, muffins, breads and more. Pick up a breakfast sammie and a golden milk latte, and head out to their expansive patio for a perfect place to start your morning.
Much like Austin itself, the Cherrywood neighborhood has also grown and evolved, but local mainstay Cherrywood Coffeehouse has been a staple for almost 15 years. Along with a very chill atmosphere, live music, comedy shows and regular yoga events, Cherrywood Coffeehouse also offers food from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m., including scrumptious burgers and breakfast plates all day.
It doesn’t get any more British than Brentwood Social House. When you’re jonesing for something Paul Hollywood is smashing his giant fingers into on The Great British Baking Show, this tea and coffee spot will fit the bill. Kiddos and pets will enjoy the spacious area in the back complete with a playground. The female-owned community cafe seeks to create a welcoming place for people to commune and connect, and there’s no better way to do that than over afternoon tea and a millionaire bar.
Head south of the river for fun morning, noon and night at this live music venue/food trailer park/coffee shop/bar. From Austin flea markets to regular bluegrass nights and everything in between, including trivia and talent shows, Radio Coffee & Beer is the ultimate nighttime hotspot. Its giant patio is also home to DEE DEE, Veracruz All Natural and Briscuits food trucks. Bonus: As of 2019, they’ve exclusively served their own RCB Roasters’ blends.
Although Epoch Coffee has three locations, we’re partial to the North Loop Boulevard spot, which is one of the best places for working remotely. Plenty of tables and plugs abound in this coffee shop, which has been open since 2006. Not to mention, the shop is open 24/7 for all your WFH needs. Don’t skip the Iced Mojo, a creamy, slightly sweetened drink that’s easy to love.
Taking up residence in the former East Side Blue Dahlia Bistro home, this specialty coffee roaster offers plenty of events and vibes to keep neighbors coming back for more. Don’t miss out on vinyl DJ sets every day of the week at the place Food & Wine magazine called the “best coffee shop in Texas.” While the inside is cozy and inviting, both the front and back patios are the best spots to enjoy seasonal caffeinated sips and breakfast tacos.
The soothing water feature at Cosmic Coffee creates a peaceful outdoor space, while some of the city’s best food trucks, LeRoy and Lewis, Pueblo Viejo and Tommy Want Wingy, adjoin the lot. Cosmic Coffee celebrates the principles of permaculture, sustainability and regenerative systems by utilizing rainwater harvesting, chicken coops, on-site composting, biological ponds, raised-bed, rainwater and waterfall gardens. Created by native Austinites, the space showcases local art, music and more.
Combining the owner’s various passions of bicycling, great coffee, delicious food and wonderful wine, The Meteor offers specialty coffee drinks, an expansive selection of craft beer and natural wine, homemade baked goods, delicious Roman-style pizza–not to mention a full bike shop. The Meteor’s boutique retail space specializes in expert service and a carefully vetted selection of bikes, apparel, accessories and other gear for both the expert and novice cyclist.
Just east of I-35 sits the industrial chic day-or-night coffee shop Brew and Brew, which not only slings caffeinated bevs from local coffee beans but also those of the alcoholic variety–and, of course, some that are both, like the deeply addictive the New Green Deal made with matcha, honey, lavender and gin. Enjoy hearty breakfast sandwiches or substantial hoagies from Destroyer Sandwiches.
Step into this all-pink coffee shop for one of the most Instagram-worthy spots in town. Owned by Gabriela’s Group, which obviously knows a thing or two about “doing it for the ‘Gram” with Gabriela’s Downtown and Taquero Mucho, this pink paradise is a feast for the senses. Along with traditional lattes and the like, the coffeehouse also serves fun iterations, like the Abuelita Latte with Mexican hot chocolate and espresso. The hardest part will be deciding where to perfect your pink selfie.