Best Coffee Shops In Austin

Madison Esmailbeigi | November 29, 2022

It is in so many of our morning routines to wake up, get ready for our day, and drink coffee. Drinking a cup of coffee in the morning is so intertwined with our lives. The best part about it though is that this muscle memory task can be whatever we want it to be. It can be a drive-thru on the way to work or a time to catch up with an old friend.

My favorite time to drink coffee is Saturday morning, when you can relax and unwind with the whole weekend ahead of you. Luckily, Austin has the best coffee shops that let customers sit back, relax, and enjoy a nice cup of joe.

Best Coffee Spots in Austin Texas

Here’s a quick rundown of Austin’s Best Coffee Shops.

  1. Summer Moon
  2. Merit Coffee Co
  3. Civic Goat Coffee
  4. Bandit Coffee and Matcha Bar
  5. Bennu Coffee
  6. Lucky Lab Coffee Co
  7. Alfred Coffee
  8. Cherrywood Coffeehouse
  9. Trianon Coffee
  10. Halcyon
  11. Codependent Cocktails + Coffee
  12. Opa! Coffee and Wine Bar
  13. Epoch Coffee
  14. Swedish Hill

1 – Summer Moon

Summer Moon Coffee was founded in the Texas Hill Country. Their goal is to create experiences that people will “drive out of their way for”, and this definitely shows within their menu. Summer Moon Coffee is a cozy coffee shop with an expansive menu, great for chatting with friends or studying for an exam. The Blue Moon Latte and Cinnamon are must-haves.

Multiple Locations of Coffee Shops in Austin

2 – Merit Coffee Co.

Merit Coffee Co. recognizes that drinking coffee is a ritual and is always keeping up with the latest trends. They pride themselves on being professionally skilled coffee stewards. The cafe has three uniquely designed locations in Austin. I highly recommend their cappuccinos and iced matcha lattes. Not only does this shop have great drinks, but great food as well! The Blueberry Pie Donut is a must have! Here’s our Review of Merit Coffee.

Address: 4615 N Lamar Blvd #303a, Austin, TX 78751

3 – Civil Goat Coffee

Civil Goat, which opened in 2010, is a unique coffee shop to visit because, if you’re lucky, the cafe will be getting a visit from Butters, the owner’s goat! Owner Chris O’Brien keeps Butters as a pet and lets Butters join him on his visits to Civil Goat. When visiting the cafe, I highly recommend getting an oat milk latte. Civil Goat also makes delicious acai bowls, like the El Cosmico, and breakfast sandwiches, like the Cuerny Sam.

Address: 704 Cuernavaca Dr N, Austin, TX 78733

4 – Bandit Coffee and Matcha Bar

Bandit Coffee and Matcha Bar prides itself on being a painless experience with no lines and easy payment options. The menu is very expansive with endless hot and cold drink options, as well as delicious ice cream for your post-coffee treat. The sea salt caramel mocha latte and iced lavender matcha latte are must-haves at Bandit! If you are looking for a small brunch, they offer mouth-watering breakfast foods from the Bougies cinnamon sugar cake donut to various flavored croissants.

Address: 706 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

5 – Bennu Coffee

Bennu Coffee has locations in east and central Austin. The shop provides a neighborly atmosphere that makes its customers feel at home. I highly recommend the shop’s mochas, such as Pride and Prejudice, with a blend of sweet chocolate powder and sauces, as well as Oliver Twist, with twisted sweet chocolate and caramel sauces. All mochas are topped with Bennu’s homemade whipped cream. Continually, Bennu offers personal French press service as well as fresh brewed iced teas.

Address: 2001 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78702

6 – Lucky Lab Coffee Co

Lucky Lab Coffee has four locations around Austin. Their belief that “good people, happy dogs, and a great cup of coffee makes the world a better place” really shows within their menu and customer service. As I am a frequent visitor of Lucky Lab’s Guadalupe location, the Longhorn Brulee is a must-have. Another reason I go to spend mornings at Lucky Lab is to try their seasonal menu items. Currently, their spring menu includes a Strawberry Basil Lemonade that is delicious.

Address: 2421 San Antonio St, Austin, TX 78705

7 – Alfred Coffee

This coffee shop started out in 2013 on Melrose Drive in Los Angeles and became a favorite for celebrities. The company expanded and how has a location here in Austin. Alfred is known for its Instagramable aesthetic. They are famous for their iced vanilla latte and their rose boba milk tea. They are located at 111 E Cesar Chavez St. Their hours are 7 am to 5pm Monday through Sunday

8. Cherrywood Coffeehouse

Cherrywood

Cherrywood Coffeehouse is known for its eclectic style and good food. It is overall a good place to go and eat and enjoy a cup of coffee or go and study outdoors. Their food is good and the coffee as well. They are pretty affordable as well. Cherrywood Coffeehouse is located at 1400 E 38th-1/2 Street and they are open from 7 am to 11 pm every day.

9. Trianon Coffee

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Trianon coffee is going to make you feel like the main character going to the coffee shop. They started out in 1985 and have been going strong since. They have good coffee and pastries. My favorite being their chai latte and cream cheese bagel. They are located at 3654 Bee Cave Rd and are open 7 am to 7 pm Monday through Saturday and 7:30 am to 2 pm Sunday.

10. Halcyon

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Halcyon prides itself on being peaceful, carefree, untroubled, and prosperous. It is a coffee house during the day and a bar lounge at night. My favorite menu items are their acai bowl and their iced macchiato. They are located at 218 West 4th Street and 1905 Aldrich Street. Their hours are 8 am to 2 am every day and they have happy hour from 4 pm to 8 pm Monday through Friday and all day Sunday.

11. Codependent Cocktails + Coffee

Codependent Cocktails
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Codependent is known for its inspiration from Italian luxury. They are a coffee shop and bar at night. They are most known for their beautiful buildings and setup. Their most popular drink is the espresso martini. They are located at 301 West Ave and are open 8 am to 11 pm Monday through Wednesday, 8 am to 2 am Thursday and Friday, 9 am to 2 am Saturday, and 9 am to 9 pm Sunday.

12. Opa! Coffee and Wine Bar

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Opa! Is a Greek coffee shop here in Austin. They are family owned and operated and have a very cozy atmosphere! They have open mic nights and are dog friendly! They have great food, my favorite being their falafels. They are located at 2050 S Lamar Blvd and are open Sunday through Thursday from 9 am to 11 pm and Friday and Saturday from 9 am to midnight.

13. Epoch Coffee

Epoch coffee
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Epoch coffee to me is a very Austin-style coffee place. Something about it really screams Austin. They have a very nice and chilled atmosphere, it is great for getting some work done. It was founded in 2006 by some local baristas right here in Austin. My personal favorite drink is their mocha blend. They have several locations in Austin, 221 W N Loop Blvd, 2700 W Anderson Ln, and 3900 Far W Blvd. Their hours are 6:30 am to 6 pm Monday through Friday and 7 am to 6 pm Saturday and Sunday.

14. Swedish Hill

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Photo from Swedish Hill

This coffee shop is inspired by the bakeries in London and it provides the best of vibes. This is a great place to go and work or catch up with friends. The palace is so cute and cozy yet open at the same time. It definitely makes you feel like you are in a bakery in London. They have great coffee and food so you cannot go wrong! They are located at 1120 W 6th St and are open from 7 am to 7 pm daily.

Conclusion

All of these are dine-in coffee shops and have an essence of Austin. A good portion of the list is also local coffee shops! Austin is a very unique place and all these coffee shops capture a piece of Austin.