Coffee. That’s usually all you have to say if you want to hear anyone say “Uh, yes, please.”
But where to get a great cup in a great atmosphere? Well, coffee joints are not just a 90s holdover, they’re still dynamite places to get in touch with your inner caffeine addict and get a mini-vacation without going too far away.
Just because a café is a chain, it doesn’t mean it’s not terrific. Between the vaunted Espresso Medici cappuccino and the precision with which the baristas make every cup ‒‒ seriously, they run every cup through a French press ‒‒ you’d have a hard time finding a mediocre drink here. Try a cup with a vegan energy bar, made by fellow Austin awesomeness purveyor, Bearded Brothers.
Over in East Austin, Cenote offers some truly unique blends, doing its part to keep Austin weird. Maybe you’ve never had a latte with notes of plum and citrus, but maybe you should. By which we mean, you really, really should. Cenote also offers some serious lunch and snacking options that can be both healthy and hefty.
Cuvée's sought-after blends are big in Austin coffee shops. Patika is no different in its quest to be a must-stop café in the capital city. Fortunately, you get two locations to see for yourself ‒‒ its still-new brick-and-mortar location on South Lamar and its original (and still-standing) cart at 4th and Congress.Richard Soto on