The holiday season is flying by us once again, and now that Christmas has come and gone, getting organized is at the top of my list to bring in the New Year. We all have our ways to freshen up our homes, brainstorm our resolutions, and think about what the year behind us has taught us. But, on top of our daily jobs and duties, it can sound like a lot to tackle!
One of my favorite things to do during this lull in between Christmas and NYE: Carve out a time in my schedule to find a place and enjoy a cup of joe (or tea), where I can reflect on how I want to evolve in the next year, and then prepare for it. In most cases, I end up at one of my favorite coffee shops around Austin who will serve me up a decadent cappuccino. Since there are so many to choose from, I’ve compiled my 17 favorite coffee joints to help you find your perfect brew in sunny ATX, just in case you’re looking. Have another that I didn’t mention? Let me know in the comments below!
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In the heart of downtown ATX, this coffee joint has an all day cafe with a dog-friendly patio, and a huge parking lot.
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This small coffee shop is just a scenic drive out west of Austin. They roast their own beans and have a goat named Butters.
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With two locations in Austin, Cenote offers coffee along with a full menu made with locally sourced ingredients, and not to mention fun outdoor seating!
Houndstooth has six locations in Austin and Dallas, and their roasted coffee, Tweed, is a longtime favorite for the Austin community. With a clean, modern atmosphere, this coffee shop aims to be a pattern in your daily routine.
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Known as an Austin original, Mozart’s has been running since 1993. The best time to go? During the holiday season to see their epic light display.
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Located on South First, this coffee shop makes you feel at home with their high quality coffee, friendly customer service, and cozy living room vibes. Bring your pup and enjoy the outdoor seating as well!
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Coffee by day, beer by night (or vice versa). This industrial East Austin space equally focuses on beer and coffee, and has many events in their bright and airy space next door.
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This artsy coffee shop features an amazing Japanese-American fusion menu, along with espresso and coffee drinks. Tour around the art scene at the Canopy location, or head towards Midtown and fuel up on Airport Blvd.
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Not only is it a beautifully curated shop filled to the brim with handmade, local goods, but Noah will also brew up some espresso for you to enjoy while you look around.
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Looking for a laid-back atmosphere to indulge in something yummy? Lazarus offers beer on tap as well as coffee and some of the best tacos in Austin (the black bean taco is an ultimate win). You can also splurge on a one-of-a-kind Patron Saints glass and have free beer for life!
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Coffee that is directly sourced from the most opportune climates all over the world, Idlewild Coffee Co shares a space with one of Austin’s best skate shops, right up the street from Graffiti Park.
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Owned by the same folks who opened local gems Brazos Hall, Trinity Hall, The Wheel, and Lavaca Street Bar — Stonehouse Coffee and Bar is a restored historic landmark house that offers Taco Deli, Quacks, and lavender lattes. Enough said.
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Pronounced like “Attica” with a P, this remodeled 1940’s building is serving up breakfast, brunch and lunch menus, as well as beer and wine.
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Located in the Windsor Park neighborhood, this gem is a coffee/cafe, connected to a restaurant with a gorgeous atmosphere inside and out. The best part: there’s a drive-through.
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Monday Bluegrass nights and food trucks. Done.
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The coffee is no joke. The Italian La Marzocco machine shines, and when mixed with the people and the atmosphere, you’ll understand why this is an Austin favorite.
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This small shop has made a big impact on the coffee community around Austin. Head east on Cesar Chavez and grab a coffee or buy a bag of beans. You won’t be disappointed.