The Best Coffee Shops in Austinposted October 01, 2023
When it comes to coffee in Austin, there’s no shortage of excellent local coffee shops to cozy up to a cup of joe. Or as they’d say down on South Congress, a cup of “Jo’s.” Our love of lattes, cappuccinos, espressos, and nitros is so deep, we’ve brewed up a guide to the best coffee shops in Austin close to our three Viva Day Spa + Med Spa locations. Stop by for fresh sips from our favorite coffee neighbors before your next spa or med spa appointment at Austin’s favorite destination for self-care.
And sip on this: International Coffee Day is celebrated every year in October by coffee lovers worldwide.
The Best Coffee Shops in Austin
The Best Coffee Shops in North Austin Near Viva Domain Northside
The day and night pick: Houndstooth Coffee
Originally from Dallas (don’t hold it against them), Houndstooth Coffee pours morning brews and evening cocktails. It’s just a few doors down from our Domain spa + med spa location. It’s the perfect stop for a warm, yummy latte after a relaxing Viva massage.
Visit: Houndstooth Coffee
For seasonal drinks: Medici Roasting
Are seasonal drinks your thing? Austin founded and family-owned Medici Roasting has a limited drink menu that rotates all year round. Swing by any of their seven Austin coffee shops, including one at Austin Bergstrom International airport before your flight.
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A Match Day Must: Turnstile
The Best Coffee Shops in North Austin Near Viva Round Rock
For a cozy catch-up: Mi Mundo Coffeehouse & Roastery
Located on the same street as our Round Rock location, Mi Mundo provides a cozy atmosphere for coffee made with sustainable, fair trade, organic, local-roasted beans. Come in the morning for a cozy catch-up spot with a friend, or grab a quick cup to go after a relaxing spa morning at Viva. 25% of profits also go to local and international charities!
For a remote work session: Lamppost Coffee
Step into Lamppost Coffee for friendly service, seasonal drinks, and plenty of outlets to plug in and squeeze in some work. They also have locations all throughout North Austin to get your caffeine fix in.
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Best Coffee Shops in Central Austin Near Viva 35th
The best coffee shop for students: Civil Goat Coffee
This coffee shop on Guadalupe is always hustling & bustling with University of Texas students. Grab a seat by the window and get your study on. Or take an order to-go before easing over to Viva on 35th Street for some pampering spa services. (Unfortunately, no goats are present at this location. Check out Civil Goat’s original location on Cuernavaca to say “hi” to Butters, their outdoor mascot.)
Visit: Civil Goat Coffee
The best spot to catch up with your girlfriends: Tiny Boxwoods
Famously known for their freshly-baked chocolate chip cookies, the Austin outpost of this Houston original serves up delicious coffee and baked goods in their neighboring window Tiny’s Milk + Cookies. Meet another mama for brunch, grab some delicious treats to-go, then get your glow-on together with a facial or HydraFacial at our central Austin spa up the street!
Visit: Tiny Boxwoods
The best spot for conversation: Codependent Coffee + Cocktails
Located in the center of all the action on West Avenue, this Downtown Austin coffee shop serves up coffee, cocktails, wine, and desserts in their stylish lounge. Pop in during the day to catch up with friends, or grab a seat at the bar for date night drinks.
The Best Coffee Shops in Austin Near Viva Lamar Downtown
The best coffee shop in Austin for a lazy afternoon: Carpenter Coffee Bar
Tucked into one of Austin’s best boutique hotels, the Carpenter Coffee Bar is a great spot for a lazy afternoon of coffee and lunch. Stop in after a rejuvenating deep tissue massage at Viva Lamar across the street to take advantage of their daily Happy Hour Special: $5 Nitro Espresso Martinis from 4-6 PM.
Visit: Carpenter Coffee Bar
The people-watching spot: Jo’s Coffee
The brainchild of Austin hotelier Liz Lambert, Jo’s Coffee is a classic pick on South Congress. Order a pastry and iced coffee, and grab a seat facing South Congress for the best people watching. Also, no trip to Austin is complete without a picture in front of their “I Love You So Much” mural — the now famous post-break-up graffiti love letter.
Visit: Jo’s Coffee
For coffee at home: Merit Coffee
Hailing from our neighboring city of San Antonio, Merit Coffee has become a darling for locals. They’ve nailed the grab + go experience for both quality coffee and bags of beans to DIY at home. Visit in-stores or purchase roasts from their online shop!
Visit: Merit Coffee
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