Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert
Bennu Coffee is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

1. Bennu Coffee

8.4
2001 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd (at Poquito St.), Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · 124 tips and reviews

JenniferJennifer: The secret to finding a table during finals? Getting coffee to-go and heading to the library.

Epoch Coffee is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

2. Epoch Coffee

8.8
221 W North Loop Blvd (At Chesterfield Ave.), Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · North Loop · 124 tips and reviews

JenniferJennifer: Extra points for understanding all the references in the bathroom graffiti.

Flightpath Coffeehouse is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

3. Flightpath Coffeehouse

7.7
5011 Duval St (at 51st St.), Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · North Loop · 61 tips and reviews

JenniferJennifer: The only edible food option = pizza. Avoid the rest of the snacks.

Mozart's Coffee is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

4. Mozart's Coffee

9.4
3825 Lake Austin Blvd (at Enfield Rd.), Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · West Austin · 208 tips and reviews

JenniferJennifer: I heard that this is the #1 spot for first dates in Austin -- so, yeah, there's a reason for that.

Monkey Nest Coffee is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

5. Monkey Nest Coffee

8.8
5353 Burnet Rd (Clay Ave.), Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · Brentwood · 69 tips and reviews

JenniferJennifer: One of the nicest coffeeshop interiors in Austin - grab a comfy seat and relax.

Pacha is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

6. Pacha

8.5
4618 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · Allandale · 47 tips and reviews

JenniferJennifer: Don't let the awkward parking situation keep you away from this gem.

Quack's 43rd St Bakery is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

7. Quack's 43rd St Bakery

9.0
411 E 43rd St (at Duval St.), Austin, TX
Bakery · Hancock · 77 tips and reviews

JenniferJennifer: Say yes to the turnover. And they have specials -- look at the time, and sometimes you can get 2 for 1 on certain baked goods.

JP's Java is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

8. JP's Java

2803 San Jacinto Blvd (Duval), Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · Hancock · 34 tips and reviews

JenniferJennifer: Populated with jittery undergraduates.

Dolce Vita Gelato & Espresso is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

9. Dolce Vita Gelato & Espresso

8.4
4222 Duval St, Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · Hancock · 66 tips and reviews

JenniferJennifer: Um, how can anyone say no to gelato? I don't even look at anything else on the menu until I've had my fix.

Thunderbird Coffee is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

10. Thunderbird Coffee

8.1
2200 Manor Rd (Breeze Terrace), Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · Upper Boggy Creek · 51 tips and reviews

JenniferJennifer: The homemade peanut butter cups are divine -- split it between 2 people if you want to be good.

Cherrywood Coffeehouse is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

11. Cherrywood Coffeehouse

9.0
1400 E 38th 1/2 St, Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · Upper Boggy Creek · 119 tips and reviews

JenniferJennifer: Be careful of where you park. Getting towed shouldn't be a part of your coffeeshop routine.

Progress Coffee is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

12. Progress Coffee

500 San Marcos St #105 (at E 5th St), Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · 75 tips and reviews

JenniferJennifer: Tons of parking by the train tracks during the day, but if you bike, you'll get more karma points.

Austin Java is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

13. Austin Java

8.6
1206 Parkway (btwn 12th & Lamar), Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · Old West Austin · 85 tips and reviews

JenniferJennifer: I'm in love with the Vietnamese Iced Coffee. Just don't make the same mistake as me and get 6 shots in your drink. You won't sleep for days.

Caffé Medici is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

14. Caffé Medici

8.2
1101 W Lynn St (btw 10th & 12th), Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · Old West Austin · 49 tips and reviews

JenniferJennifer: The best location of this ATX chain; love the board games.

Caffé Medici is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

15. Caffé Medici

8.7
200 Congress Ave (at 2nd St.), Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · Downtown Austin · 109 tips and reviews

JenniferJennifer: I don't understand -- every time I order a drink here, it's filled to overflowing. Get extra napkins.

Dominican Joe Coffee Shop is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

16. Dominican Joe Coffee Shop

8.4
515 S Congress Ave (W. Riverside Dr.), Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · Greater South River City · 113 tips and reviews

JenniferJennifer: 2 words: flan latte. You can thank me later.

Halcyon Coffee, Bar & Lounge is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

17. Halcyon Coffee, Bar & Lounge

8.8
218 W 4th St (at Lavaca St.), Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · Downtown Austin · 178 tips and reviews

JenniferJennifer: The espresso milkshake may appear in your dreams. Frequently. It's that good. Be warned.

Jo's Coffee is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

18. Jo's Coffee

9.1
1300 S Congress Ave (James St. W.), Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · Bouldin Creek · 165 tips and reviews

JenniferJennifer: Take a picture with a loved one next to the "i love you so much" graffiti. It's mandatory for all Austinites.

Houndstooth Coffee is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

19. Houndstooth Coffee

9.0
4200 N Lamar Blvd Ste 120 (at 43rd St), Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · Rosedale · 112 tips and reviews

JenniferJennifer: This place has the most exquisite expresso in town. It's worth the hassle of parking lot hell. Take a moment, sit down, and enjoy your cappuccino without distraction.

Austin Java is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

20. Austin Java

7.8
1608 Barton Springs Rd (at Kinney Ave.), Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · Zilker · 94 tips and reviews

JenniferJennifer: Table service! Validated garage parking! This might have to be my new go-to Austin Java location.

Once Over Coffee Bar is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

21. Once Over Coffee Bar

8.1
2009 S 1st St (btwn Johanna & Live Oak St.), Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · Bouldin Creek · 73 tips and reviews

JenniferJennifer: One of my life goals is to become a regular at this place. The nicest staff, excellent tea, and a back patio of your childhood dreams.

Jo's Coffee is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

22. Jo's Coffee

8.9
242 W 2nd St (at Lavaca St), Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · Downtown Austin · 171 tips and reviews

JenniferJennifer: This location plays the best coffeeshop music in Austin. It's like listening to my own iPod.

Austin Java - City Hall is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

23. Austin Java - City Hall

7.1
301 W 2nd St (At Lavaca), Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · Downtown Austin · 44 tips and reviews

JenniferJennifer: If you're downtown, come here. If you're not already in walking distance, go to a different Austin Java location.

Spider House Patio Bar & Cafe is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

24. Spider House Patio Bar & Cafe

9.0
2908 Fruth St (at W 29th St), Austin, TX
Bar · North University · 183 tips and reviews

JenniferJennifer: Dog-friendly. I ostensibly come here to study with the pooches, but really, it turns into drinking with the pooches.

Patika Coffee is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

25. Patika Coffee

8.7
Congress Ave (at 4th St), Austin, TX
Food Truck · Downtown Austin · 52 tips and reviews

Craig F.Craig Forster: It's an unassuming trailer, but amazing coffee.

Summermoon Coffee Bar is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

26. Summermoon Coffee Bar

9.0
3115 S 1st St, Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · 119 tips and reviews

Food & WineFood & Wine: Summermoon's primitive roasting technique is unusual: It uses a hand-cranked mesquite wood-fired oven. Try the Summermoon Latte (a creamy espresso drink prepared with "Moon milk").

Anderson's Coffee Co is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

27. Anderson's Coffee Co

8.6
1601 W 38th St (Kerbey Ln.), Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · Rosedale · 17 tips and reviews

Steve B.Steve Basile: They roast twice a week, on Mondays and Thursdays. Happiness is espresso beans roasted today!

Strange Brew Austin Coffee is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

28. Strange Brew Austin Coffee

8.3
5326 Manchaca Rd (Stassney Ln.), Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · Westgate · 91 tips and reviews

JenniferJennifer: 24 hour coffee shops are hard to come by in this town -- if it's during finals, it's worth the drive down south to this treasure.

Juan Pelota Café is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

29. Juan Pelota Café

8.8
400 Nueces St (at W 4th St.), Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · Downtown Austin · 44 tips and reviews

JenniferJennifer: I admit it; sometimes I write here in hopes of catching a glimpse of Lance Armstrong.

Thunderbird Café & Tap Room is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

30. Thunderbird Café & Tap Room

8.6
1401 W Koenig Ln (Woodrow Ave.), Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · Brentwood · 60 tips and reviews

JenniferJennifer: If you check in with 2 friends, you can get a $5 pitcher of Lone Star. All the more reason to be social, right?

Bouldin Creek Café is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

31. Bouldin Creek Café

9.3
1900 S 1st St (at W. Mary St.), Austin, TX
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant · Bouldin Creek · 214 tips and reviews

JenniferJennifer: Eggs renedict rock my world. Just be sure to bust out your patchouli before entering -- this is a haven for the "Keep Austin Weird" types.

Starbucks is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

32. Starbucks

5.0
West Mall (at The Texas Union), Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · University of Texas-Austin · 22 tips and reviews

JenniferJennifer: It'll do if you're desperate or in between classes.

Starbucks is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

33. Starbucks

7.1
2101 Speedway, Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · University of Texas-Austin · 9 tips and reviews

Ben C.Ben Callaway: Lots of nice places to sit nearby in the SAC

It's A Grind Coffee House is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

34. It's A Grind Coffee House

7.9
4005 W Parmer Ln, Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · Milwood · 27 tips and reviews

JenniferJennifer: The ice... my gosh, the ice! So good.

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

35. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

2402 Guadalupe St Ste C (24th & Guadalupe), Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · West University · 18 tips and reviews

JenniferJennifer: If you find yourself with a little extra time on campus, this is the place to go for a frozen coffee beverage.

36. Caffé Medici

7.2
2222 Guadalupe St (Btw 22nd & 23rd), Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · West University · 35 tips and reviews

JenniferJennifer: The furniture hasn't changed in years. Still as uncomfortable as ever.

Starbucks is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

37. Starbucks

6.6
3706 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · West University · 25 tips and reviews

JenniferJennifer: Conveniently located next to a busy bus stop. If you have a coffee emergency while traveling public transit, this is the place to go.

Fair Bean Coffee is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

38. Fair Bean Coffee

8.2
2210 S 1st St (at Live Oak St.), Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · Bouldin Creek · 38 tips and reviews

Duncan R.Duncan Rawlinson: Friendly people good coffee free wifi and power outlets everywhere. Awesome spot.

Prufrock's - Java City is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

39. Prufrock's - Java City

5.5
Perry-Castaneda Library (21st Street), Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · University of Texas-Austin · 15 tips and reviews

JenniferJennifer: Stick to the basics to keep from being disappointed.

Starbucks is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

40. Starbucks

7.8
501 W 15th St, Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · Downtown Austin · 29 tips and reviews

JenniferJennifer: The best place to catch harried iSchool students in the morning. Future archivists and librarians evidently need a lot of caffeine.

Texas Expresso is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

41. Texas Expresso

7.1
2110 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · University of Texas-Austin · 11 tips and reviews

JenniferJennifer: There's something about leather chairs that makes the coffee taste that much better.

Starbucks is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

42. Starbucks

7.3
907 W 5th St, Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · Downtown Austin · 35 tips and reviews

JenniferJennifer: The bathroom is shared with the phone store next door. If you go down a strange hallway, yes, you're in the right place.

Lola Savannah Coffee Lounge is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

43. Lola Savannah Coffee Lounge

7.4
6317 FM 2244 Rd (at Loop 360), Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · 25 tips and reviews

Greg R.Greg Raaum: Drink coffee and work online all day. You can order from the full Grove menu next door and eat it while you sit in leather lounge chairs.

Corona Cafe is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

44. Corona Cafe

7.2
1215 Corona Dr Ste B (Cameron Rd), Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · Windsor Park · 13 tips and reviews

Albert A.Albert Autin: Stay open past three on Friday thru the weekend and me love you long time.. All the coffee shops are just too full on the weekend!!!

Elixer Coffee is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

45. Elixer Coffee

6.5
4209 Airport Boulevard, Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · 9 tips and reviews

Mark D.Mark Danielson: For the uninitiated, you're looking for a vintage box truck, not a building.

Irie Bean Coffee is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

46. Irie Bean Coffee

8.0
2310 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · Zilker · 26 tips and reviews

Carol G.Carol Gibson: Dog friendly back patio with water bowls and mutt-mitts!

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

47. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

3718 N Lamar Blvd (W. 38th St.), Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · Windsor Road · 29 tips and reviews

JenniferJennifer: As a displaced Californian, I come here to reminisce about Los Angeles. It may not be the best, but it's like home.

Cafe Java is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

48. Cafe Java

9.0
11900 Metric Blvd (Gracy Farms Ln.), Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · North Burnet · 88 tips and reviews

JenniferJennifer: This is more of a "sit down and have breakfast and leave" kind of place than a "sit down and do work with coffee" kind of place. But the breakfast tacos are truly yummy.

Kick Butt Coffee is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

49. Kick Butt Coffee

7.6
5775 Airport Blvd Ste 725, Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · Highland · 47 tips and reviews

CultureMap AustinCultureMap Austin: If you just drank a lot of kick-butt coffee and need to expel some energy, check out the Wii in the corner and show that TV a good flail or two!

Genuine Joe Coffeehouse is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

50. Genuine Joe Coffeehouse

8.3
2001 W Anderson Ln (at Hardy Dr), Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · Crestview · 46 tips and reviews

Marla E.Marla Erwin: Try the Rockhouse Cooler - you will never settle for a Frappucino again!

Hideout Coffeehouse is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

51. Hideout Coffeehouse

8.3
617 Congress Ave, Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · Downtown Austin · 45 tips and reviews

Rito T.Rito Trevino: Espresso Rocket shake is great!

THRICE Coffee/Pastries/Wine is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

52. THRICE Coffee/Pastries/Wine

6.9
909 W Mary St, Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · Bouldin Creek · 14 tips and reviews

Virginia C.Virginia C: Mocha Madness + peppermint = dear gods, best mocha EVER!!!!!

Cenote is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

53. Cenote

9.2
1010 E Cesar Chavez St (Medina), Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · 106 tips and reviews

Jesse N.Jesse Noyes: Go to Domy. Buy a book. Walk over here. Order a coffee and bagel. Read and enjoy.

Vintage Heart Coffee is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

54. Vintage Heart Coffee

8.8
1405 E 7th St (at Navasot St), Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · Central East Austin · 70 tips and reviews

LaLa S.LaLa S: Lots of natural light, serene and quiet. Plus, they make a delicious cappuccino!

The Coffee Cup is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

55. The Coffee Cup

5.9
305 E Cesar Chavez St (at San Jacinto Blvd), Austin, TX
Café · Downtown Austin · 24 tips and reviews

pat s.pat strader: If you are staying at the Radisson, this is a great place to grab a good cup of coffee and skip the Starbucks line. Fast, friendly service too.

56. The Coffee Cup

7.0
9901 Brodie Ln, Austin, TX
Café · Sandahl · 5 tips and reviews
Brian's Brew Coffee is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

57. Brian's Brew Coffee

7.0
515 Congress Ave (6th Ave), Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · Downtown Austin · 9 tips and reviews

Aaron S.Aaron Strout: In the Bank of America building. Walk past the elevators and turn left.

Hot Rod Coffee Trailer is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

58. Hot Rod Coffee Trailer

8.1
6701 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX
Food Truck · Brentwood · 7 tips and reviews

Fred G.Fred Guerra: I love the Hot Rod (Red Eye) and Ken always has a couple of foreign brews ready!

Sorrento's Coffee is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

59. Sorrento's Coffee

7.7
3025 W Anderson Ln (Shoal Creek Blvd.), Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · Allandale · 18 tips and reviews

Tom B.Tom Boone: Get a huge iced coffee for around 2 bucks - happy hour everyday 12-1 and 4-5

Teo Espresso, Gelato & Bella Vita is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

60. Teo Espresso, Gelato & Bella Vita

8.8
1206 W 38th St (Lamar), Austin, TX
Ice Cream Shop · Rosedale · 51 tips and reviews

Brian C.Brian Combs: Best espresso in town. Order the doppio machiatto.

Holy Grounds (St. David's Episcopal Church) is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

61. Holy Grounds (St. David's Episcopal Church)

8.5
301 E 8th St (San Jacinto Blvd), Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · Downtown Austin · 12 tips and reviews

Tina H.Tina Ho: Walk in, greet the very nice front desk guy and go up the stairs. Take a peek in the chapel, too! Can't be beat: $8 for entrée, sides, dessert and coffee. Best kept secret.

Trianon Coffee is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

62. Trianon Coffee

7.4
3201 Bee Cave Rd, Ste 163 (Bee Cave Rd & Walsh Tarlton Ln), Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · 28 tips and reviews

Brian M.Brian Maloney: Get the iced coffee at Trianon - even on a cold day. Best in town west of Mopac.

Sage Coffee Shop is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

63. Sage Coffee Shop

8.0
2810 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · 19 tips and reviews

Josh D.Josh Dale: Formerly the Garden District Coffeehouse, Jeani's ("Jeanie's" if you read the store sign carefully) Java is very quiet and cozy for you to relax and enjoy a quick cup of coffee. Local bean roaster.

Briggo is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

64. Briggo

2400 Inner Campus Dr., Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · University of Texas-Austin · 4 tips and reviews

ThrillistThrillist: Here at BC, your morning pick-me-up is made by a robot, so you can get your 2oz espresso shots without having to deal with an annoying real-live barista. Read more.

Dazzle Coffee is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

65. Dazzle Coffee

9.0
100 N 2nd St (Pecan Street), Pflugerville, TX
Coffee Shop · 24 tips and reviews

Cheryl B.Cheryl B.: Best little coffee shop in town. The zebra and mocha frezians with an extra shot are perfect! Friendly staff too.

66. Saxbys Coffee

2222 Rio Grande St, Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · West University · 2 tips and reviews

RehanRehan: Ridiculously fast and reliable internet

Java Jive is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

67. Java Jive

5.3
500 E 4th St (at Neches St.), Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · Downtown Austin · 23 tips and reviews

Chris O.Chris Olbekson: Don't ask the Barista if this place is a Starbucks, it offended him. The cups say Starbucks, the sizes are Starbucks, and there is a big sign on the wall that says "we proudly serve Starbucks coffee".

The Coffee Haus is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

68. The Coffee Haus

Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · West University · 1 tip
BookPeople Cafe is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

69. BookPeople Cafe

7.1
603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · Downtown Austin · 6 tips and reviews

Christi R.Christi R: One of the coolest, Austin-y places around. Book signings, cool cafe, unusual books and eclectic toys & gifts plus a huge assortment of interesting books. A not to miss place!

Flat Track Coffee is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

70. Flat Track Coffee

8.7
1619 E Cesar Chavez St (San Marcos St), Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · 14 tips and reviews

kienan c.kienan clute: Books in the front, coffee in the back. These guys are experts at what they do. Roasting, espresso, being rad - they have it all.

Wright Bros. Brew & Brew is one of Confessions of a Fresh Brew Expert.

71. Wright Bros. Brew & Brew

9.2
500 San Marcos St #105 (5th St), Austin, TX
Coffee Shop · 42 tips and reviews

Ben H.Ben Hollander: Hipster paradise. Plenty of parking for your penny farthing while you enjoy an artisan crafted brew and work on your manuscript on your typewriter. Polaroid selfies encouraged!