There’s no shortage of great coffee shops in Austin, TX. Houndstooth, Caffe Medici, Fleet Coffee, Manaña, Figure 8, Merit Coffee… the list grows on and we like that. We like that a lot.

If you’re looking for more than just a boost to pick up the pace and need a space to work / settle in / generate greatness we’ve got you covered. Have a look at these five coffee shops in Austin…

Finish a thought…

WHO: Café Medici

The comfortable wavy flow of Cafe Medici in Clarksville provides just enough quietness for proper brain space to focus while serving just enough activity to keep you from getting bored or trapped in contemplation.

The coffee is great, the staff is remarkable, and the art on rotation is on point. Nestle in at a table or perch up outside on the patio. You’ll be met with the perfect balance of action brushing by paired with the tranquil stillness Clarksville to bring your story, project, or thought to a wonderful conclusion.

WHERE: Café Medici is located at: 1101 West Lynn, Austin, TX 78703.

Be inspired and build a plan…

WHO: Mañana

Building a plan? Empire? Enterprise? Cruise on over to Mañana today. This light-filled coffee shop is bursting with good energy and tasty espresso to boost your productivity. We typically go straight for the espresso or a short Americano solid and have found their coffees on rotation to be nicely complex, delivering a perfect balance of kick with the traditional notes of espresso that everyone loves.

Building a plan with a team? They have a great patio outside (a part of the South Congress Hotel complex) that is perfect for groups.

Also –their pastries are 100% and made by one of the best pasty chefs in town. I highly recommend grabbing a croissant or 7.

WHERE: Mañana 1603 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

Step it up a notch…

WHO: Fleet Coffee 

Fleet, though small in actual coffee shop space, has sone great coffee roasters in rotation that brew up big flavors. In particular, we love Fleet because they’ll often have a Gesha. And if you’re here for coffee, then you’re no stranger to a $6 pour-over and you’re probably no stranger to the big florally delicious flavors this wonderful coffee produces. Fly over to Fleet and step it up a notch.

Thank you Fleet. Thank you and we’ll order another.

WHERE: 2427 Webberville Rd, Austin, TX 78702

Fire it up…

WHO: Summermoon.

Thoughts in a foggy place? Lackluster and dreary headspace? Seek Summermoon.  Grab a cup of their wood-fired roasted coffee to brew a robust mental awakening.

There’s not too much going on with the physical space at Summermoon but the coffee can be fun to try.

WHERE: Summermoon is located at: 3115 S 1st St 1 B, Austin, TX 78704

Figure it out…

WHO: Figure 8 Coffee Purveyors 

We love Figure 8. It checks all of the boxes. Smart espresso rotations. Nice pour-over options (they typically have Kenyan or natural Ethiopian coffees available). And the space is great – nicely designed with some of the plants in town (yes plants matter, hello Earth, you’re our favorite).

Figure 8 is always “busy” but never crowded. Which means there’s always a spot to grab a seat and there’s enough activity to keep the vibe exciting. It’s the perfect place to grab a good brew and, you know, figure it all out.

WHERE: Figure 8 1111 Chicon St, Austin, TX 78702


Runner-up: If you’re looking to try Atlas Coffee Club in the wild, you can find it at The Cathedral ATX – a beautiful co-working and private events space located in East Austin.