Looking for the perfect cup of joe? You'll find it in Austin, where local roasters, craft brewers and champion latte artists abound, offering up everything from fair trade certified and locally roasted beans to spicy seasonal handcrafted chais and intricately detailed rosettas. While you may find shops situated on just about every corner, there are a few select shops that stand out among the rest. Here are some of the top coffee shops in Austin right now:
Head to Better Half for fantastic coffee and craft cocktails, best enjoyed under their oak tree shaded patio. Hang around and try some of their all-day fare, including breakfast sandwiches, waffle iron hash browns, cheeseburgers and more.
This coffee-obsessed shop roasts and brews specialty coffee with beans sourced from sustainable farms all over the world. Grab your coffee and order a light bite to go with it like one of their toasts, oats or acai bowls. If you're lucky, you may even get to meet one of the resident goats during your visit!
This South Austin coffee shop and beer garden features specialty coffee, locally brewed beer, craft cocktails (boozy coffee included), food trucks and live music in a garden setting.
The early bird gets the worm at Desnudo. by 9 AM a line of coffee lovers will be waiting to grab a cup of this coffee food truck's unique drinks like shoyu butterscotch and brown sugar miso, sourced directly from small, familly-run farms.
These East Cesar Chavez roasters are the epitome of Austin cool. Their single origin coffees are lively and floral, on par with some of the best roasters around. Keep it simple with a cup of brewed coffee or a shot of espresso to take in the flavors then top off the experience with a tasty breakfast taco from Tyson’s Tacos.
With multiple locations around Austin, Foxtrot is the perfect all-day stop for your coffee fix. This posh cafe and market also serves breakfast tacos and pastries to snack on with your latte. Past your coffee time? Not a problem, as each location has a specialty market featuring grab and go meals, treats, beer, wine and merch.
This local roaster not only creates quality coffee beans, they also partner with and dedicate a portion of each bag to select local charities. Stop in to the East Austin and Bee Cave cafes or the roastery, located in Dripping Springs, to meet the team and try select single origins fresh from the source. Greater Goods also supports female-owned coffee farms around the world, uses a super efficient roasting process and recycles all packaging materials.
Jo's has been an Austin institution since 1999. This local LGBTQ+-owned coffee chain serves up yummy coffee, like their signature Iced Turbos and scrumptious breakfast tacos. Insider tip: snap your photo in front of the iconic i love you so much mural when visiting the South Congress location.
Lucky Lab is a staple around the University of Texas campus, and focuses on community, quality coffee and furry friends. With rotating seasonal drink menus, there's no reason to limit yourself to one drink. We recommend indulging in a custom coffee flight, so you can enjoy four different drinks from their menu at once!
This uber-hip and aesthetically pleasing wellness coffee bar is the kind of cafe that will make your friends and Instagram followers swoon. Sip on your traditional morning coffee or try one of their wellness drinks, snack on gluten-free treats and peruse Maaribu's beautiful home decor boutique.
Merit Serves up classic coffee that has been sustainable sourced and always locally roasted. Don't forget to grab a bag of beans as a souvenir!
Unlike any other coffee shop in Austin, Patika embraces minimalism with a Danish flare. This South Austin shop also serves up a delectable breakfast and lunch. Cozy up at this chic spot for brunch or relax in their space with a cappuccino.
Get your brunch on at this Australian cafe where coffee is the star. At Proud Mary, all of the coffee is made with fresh, ethically sourced ingredients. Be sure to order a deluxe pour over for a luxurious experience. You'll get a chance to smell the fresh grounds before they brew and each cup comes with a card to tell you all about the bean origins, flavor profile and more.
Find more coffee recommendations on our Craft Beverages & Drinks page!