10 Cafes In Austin, Texas

cafes in austin

Austin is the fourth largest city in the United States and is the capital city of Texas. Founded in the 1830s as pioneers started to settle in the area along the Colorado River, Austin was chosen to replace Houston as the capital of the Republic of Texas. The city is large and has an eclectic mix of diversity mainly from the tech entrepreneurs, politicians, college students, and a vibrant LGTB community. Austin has lots to see and do with tons of live music around and with the world renowned festival Austin City Limits. The city is popularly known as the “live music capital of the world”. If you’re planning on visiting Austin and looking to spot a few places to grab a coffee or a bite to eat, check out these great cafes. Scroll below for the best cafes in Austin, Texas.

1. Bouldin Creek Cafe

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The Bouldin Creek Cafe is one of Austin’s best vegan and vegetarian cafes. Showing both vegetarians and non-vegetarians that vegan food can be both delicious and filling, the cafe also has a team of baristas that can make even the most complicated coffee orders. All the coffee served here is locally roasted and organic Fair Trade.

Bouldin Creek Cafe

Address: 1900 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704, USA

Website: Bouldin Creek Cafe

Opening hours: Sat - Sun: 8am - 12pm; Mon - Fri: 7am - 12pm

2. Cenote

The building that Cenote is situated in is actually a part of Austin history. Appearing on the first hand-drawn map of the city, this building was built in 1887 and now the Cenote cafe has kept the building’s heritage intact. Cenote serves amazing food and coffee made from local Texas producers on top of which, they also have a liquor license. So in the evening, you can grab a refreshing beer or cocktail at the cafe.


Address: 1010 East Cesar Chavez Austin, TX 78702

Website: Cenote

Opening hours: 7am - 9:30pm (daily)

3. Le Cafe Crepe

Le Cafe Crepe opened in 1999 and has since brought a little taste of Paris to Texas. The owner studied in the famed French city and then returned home to Canada, where he and a friend started by opening the first Cafe Crepe restaurant. Now they are all over North America and expanding into Asia as well. A great spot for a delicious European-style coffee or French crepe for breakfast!

Le Cafe Crepe

Address: 200 San Jacinto Blvd A, Austin, TX 78701, USA

Website: Le Cafe Crepe

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 7am - 4pm; Sat - Sun: 8am - 5pm

4. Cafe & Bakery

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Take a step back in time at the 1886 Cafe and Bakery. Made to feel like a Victorian-era parlor, this restaurant serves up some amazing Texas-favorite comfort foods and of course, delicious coffee. You can grab something to go but chances are, you’ll want to stay and linger and check out the amazing decor.

1886 Cafe and Bakery

Address: 604 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701, USA

Website: 1886 Cafe and Bakery

Opening hours: 6:30am - 2:30pm (daily)

5. Magnolia Cafe South

The Magnolia Cafe South started as an omelet bar in the 70s and now is one of Austins hippest breakfast joints - they even had their own theme song! If you’re craving a delicious homemade breakfast or even just some coffee, this is the place. After all, they’ve been open for over 30 years so they know what they’re doing.

Magnolia Cafe South

Address: 1920 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA

Website: Magnolia Cafe South

Opening hours: Open 24/7

6. Jo's Coffee

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Jo’s Coffee is a small unopposing coffee shop in a colorful kiosk. The small little kiosk serves some of the best coffee around Austin and there are few locations around town so you’ll never be that far away from a Jo’s Coffee. Featuring a very hip and colorful building as well as some delicious coffee and snacks, Jo’s is a great option for that afternoon coffee stop.

Jo's Coffee

Address: 1300 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA

Website: Jo’s Coffee

Opening hours: 7am - 9pm (daily)

7. Cafe Java

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Cafe Java is a simple low-key restaurant that is nothing short of delicious. The cafe serves all the classic coffee staples but they also have a large and rotating menu of delicious sandwiches, salads and lunch specials. Make sure to stop by often because there is always something new on the menu. Dinner options are also available on the weekends.

Cafe Java

Address: 11900 Metric Blvd k, Austin, TX 78758, USA

Website: Cafe Java

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 7am - 9pm; Sun: 8am - 3pm

8. Kerbey Lane Cafe Central

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Kerbey Lane Cafe Central started in a small Austin home in the north-central area of the city and has since expanded to it’s current (larger) location. Since the beginning, they set out to only serve some of the best homestyle food that’s healthy and affordable in a cool and welcoming atmosphere. Kerbey Lane Cafe operates 24/7 and each week they have new and special “featured” pancakes.

Kerbey Lane Cafe Central

Address: 3704 Kerbey Ln, Austin, TX 78731, USA

Website: Kerbey Lane Cafe Central

Opening hours: Open 24/7

9. Walton's Fancy and Staple

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Walton’s Fancy and Staple was first established in 1969 as a florist that operated as such for 40 years. Afterward, Walton’s Fancy and Staple became home to the deli and cafe that it is known for today. Serving just about everything from breakfast to lunch and dinner and some amazing desserts, you can just sit in Walton’s and eat your way through the day. Enjoy their farm fresh eggs, Parisian macaroons and delicious sandwiches and salads.

Walton's Fancy and Staple

Address: 609 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701, USA

Website: Walton’s Fancy and Staple

Opening hours: Mon - Wed: 7am - 7pm; Thu - Sat: 7am - 9:30pm; Sun: 8am - 4pm

10. Cafe No Se

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Cafe No Se is located in the South Congress Hotel and is open all day offering some delicious coffee as well as tasty breakfast and lunch specials. Cafe No Se also serves its own amazing rosé wine which is available for 25% off from sunrise to sundown. Enjoy a sweet treat or a tasty meal in a hip and welcoming cafe.

Cafe No Se

Address: at South Congress Hotel 1603 South Congress Ave Austin, Texas 78704

Website: Cafe No Se

Opening hours: 7am - 10pm (daily)

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Austin a cool city with hip neighbourhoods cool vibes all around and some of the best food in Texas. If you’re craving a coffee or just a need quick pick-me-up lunch or breakfast you can’t go wrong at these amazing cafes.

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