Discover Some of the Best Austin Coffee Shops

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Austin is a well-known foodie city. Chefs here cook up comfort food and cosmopolitan fare equally well. Along with international restaurants and a hip bar scene, Austin coffee shops have a strong reputation for quality and authenticity. There are some great newcomers as well as a few perennial favorites. Here are a few of our top picks near our comfy, chic Zilker apartments.

Bouldin Creek Cafe 

Bouldin Creek Cafe still anchors the South Austin coffee scene on South 1st Street. This cafe is the kind of place to offer you 10 percent off if you tell them your favorite David Bowie song. Not only is the shop book-friendly, but they also offer 10 percent off on Tuesdays if you show them your library card. They are the Austin Chronicle’s 2021 Best of Austin winner for their locally sourced, fair-trade vegan and vegetarian food.


Some Austin coffee shops, like Flightpath, have earned a spot among the city’s favorite places to slow down and enjoy a fresh brew. Flightpath is a real neighborhood coffee house tucked in on the corner of 51st and Duval. Many regulars find that it’s the perfect place to sit down with a book or get some work done. Snuggle in with a chum and a cuppa. Converse at your leisure or simply enjoy the chill mood.

The Hideout

This downtown coffee house right on Congress is the home of the Hideout Improv Theater. The Hideout is a great place for a nice night out to enjoy either a meal and a show or coffee and dessert. You can also take improv classes there.

After a warm cup of java at these popular Austin coffee shops, check out a show at the historic Paramount Theater. When you’re ready to find your new home in Austin, please contact us. Our team will help you schedule a tour of our modern, welcoming community at Cole apartments. 

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